Everest base camp trek in December

  • Nepal Everest base camp
  • Last Updated on Jul 24, 2023

December is the last month of the year in Nepal, which is a season of extreme coldness and frequent snowfalls. Thus, trekkers usually ask “Is it possible to have Everest Base Camp Trek in December?”

Well, the answer is Yes! It is possible to visit Everest Base Camp during December; as the trails to EBC is empty, and which offers more adventure and challenges. Also, you can enjoy your trip freely.

The weather and temperature of the Everest region during December is extreme cold with strong cold winds, icy pathway, snowfall, and temperatures reach minus degrees. Trekkers who want to escape an overcrowded season of Autumn and Spring season then Winter season is perfect for you. But, you must be prepared yourself for extreme weather up there

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December is the last month of the year in Nepal, which is a season of extreme coldness and frequent snowfalls. Thus, trekkers usually ask “Is it possible to have Everest Base Camp Trek in December?”

Well, the answer is Yes! It is possible to visit Everest Base Camp during December; as the trails to EBC is empty, and which offers more adventure and challenges. Also, you can enjoy your trip freely.

The weather and temperature of the Everest region during December is extreme cold with strong cold winds, icy pathway, snowfall, and temperatures reach minus degrees. Trekkers who want to escape an overcrowded season of Autumn and Spring season then Winter season is perfect for you. But, you must be prepared yourself for extreme weather up there. 

Things to Know About EBC Trek in December

Everest Base Camp Trek Weather in December

Nepal has four types of the season which are Summer/Monsoon, Autumn, December, and Spring. The coldest season of the year starts from December which is the last month of the year. During this trek, you walk from low altitude places to higher altitude places which can rise to 5,600 meters. Thus, Everest Base Camp Trek weather in December is quite unpredictable as it varies from moderate to extreme. 

At lower altitudes places like Lukla, Phakding, Namche, and Tengboche, during the day the weather is warmer while nights are moderate cold with few snowfalls. But at higher altitude places like Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorakshep, EBC and Kala Patthar, the days are warm and moderate while nights are freezing cold where temperature can go minus degrees. 

Thus, people who can bear the cold and walk over icy trails then they can do EBC Trek in December. You can experience true adventure when trekking in this month as the trails are empty, snow-covered which makes walking very difficult and slippery. 

The following Table Demonstrates the Everest Base Camp Trek in December:









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Merits of Everest Base Camp Trek in December

Every trekking month in Nepal has its attractions, Same way December also has its unique advantages and feature;

Less Rainfall

Most trekkers are afraid of trekking in the off-season due to fear of rainfall while trekking. They do not want to spoil their precious day or once in a lifetime views and scenery because of rain. Thus, most of the trekkers cancel their Nepal Visit during Monsoon and Winter season. 

But, for adventure lovers, there is good news. The weather of Everest in another month (seasons) is very unpredictable but incase of December (winter season) the weather is predictable. In December, there is no rainfall in the Everest Region but sometimes there is snowfall in place of rainfall. 

Magnificent Views.

Trekkers might think “ does the views and scenery will be magnificent in December?”. For those who think that fogs and clouds might blur out the Himalayas views and scenery then they are wrong. During December, fogs and clouds gather at the lower region making the higher region of Everest crystal clear with breathtaking views and scenery.  Thus, you get to see wonderful views even in December.

Empty and Peaceful Trails.

Most trekkers get feared of extreme weather, fewer views and scenery, low accommodation, etc thus they cancel their Mount Everest Base Camp Trek in December. Making the trails free for those who love extreme adventure and been waiting for a moment like this. In December, you get to walk in open space without any disturbances from fellow EBC Trekkers. Trekking in empty trails adds extra adventure and thrills to your journey which you can’t get from peak seasons. 

Better Accommodation

During the peak season of trekking, hotels and lodges in the Everest/Khumbu region are packed with uncountable tourists. Thus, it becomes very difficult for trekkers to get good accommodated hotels. Cases like sharing rooms arise. But in December, you don’t have to bother about hotels and lodges as you can find various choices and can get high-quality rooms at cheap rates too. 

Easy Flight Trip

Every trek to Everest Base Camp starts with a scenic Kathmandu to Lukla flights. In the peak season, Lukla flight tickets are very difficult to get due to a large number of tourists traveling. You have to wait for days to get your tickets but if you are trekking to Everest Base camp in December then you can get flight tickets more easily. 

The attraction of Everest Base Camp Trek in December

  • Scenic Mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.
  • 360°degree sweeping views of apex peaks from Kala Patthar.
  • Once in a lifetime sunrise views from Kala Patthar.
  • Adventuring and Challenging off-beaten snowy trails.
  • Picturesque villages of Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lukla, Gorakshep, and Lobuche. 
  • Exploring renowned Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Tengboche Monastery, the largest monastery of the Khumbu region.
  • The highest altitude glacier of Khumbu.
  • A direct encounter with the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest.
  • Trails decorated with prayer flags and wheels, mani stones.
  • Swinging suspension bridges over the Dudh Kosi river and Imja river.

Everest Trekking Permits

Want to trek in the Everest region then you need to have permits to enter this preserved area. You can apply for permits alone or your Trekking Agency in Kathmandu can apply for you. Another you need to pay some amount at the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park to enter this conservation area. Trekking to Everest Base Camp in December requires three permits i.e.

  • Tims (Trekkers Information Management System): $10
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry: $35
  • Pasang Lamu sherpa V.municipality special Permit $20
  • Frequently Asked Question about Mount Everest Base Camp Trek in December

How difficult is EBC Trek in December?

As compared to other months, trekking in December is not much different as it follows the same trails, villages, bridges, forests, valleys, etc. The trails start at altitude on a flat pathway to high altitudes with a rocky, snowy and steep pathway. Thus, its difficulty varies from moderate to difficult level. But, there are some differences in terms of climate, weather and trail structure. December has extremely cold weather with frequent snow falls at higher altitudes leaving a thick snowy pathway; thus makes the trekking very difficult as compared to others. 

How is accommodation in Khumbu Region in December?

Accommodation is better in the Khumbu region in December as compared to peak seasons. Most hotels, lodges and tea houses are empty or have low visitors due to off-seasons. So, it will be a great opportunity for trekkers like you to get well-accommodated rooms at reliable rates as you have too many options.

Is it required to hire a guide of EBC trek in December?

It depends on how experienced you are. But we suggest you have a guide on your journey as they can be very helpful. Even experienced trekkers hire guides as they know a lot of things which they are not aware of. Guides can take you places which you didn't know about, they will interact you to the local people and even in emergency cases they will help you and save your life. Thus, hire a guide while having Everest Base Camp Trek in December. 

Do we need to have porter while trekking to Everest Base Camp in December?

Yes, you need to have a porter on your EBC journey. If you didn’t take them then you have to carry your heavy bags to EBC which is impossible for you to do. Trails in December are full of snow, which makes walking very difficult while carrying heavy loads. 

Porters have to experiences of carrying heavy loads and walking over these difficult routes. Besides that, Tourism is the main source of income in this region. So, if you take porters then you are providing jobs to these people. 

Recommended Everest Trekking in December

Everest View Trek

This Everest View Trek in December is a special Everest package who want to experience Mt.Everest with a light adventure of trekking. Your last stop is Tengboche, land to the largest monastery of Khumbu districts. 

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

One of the best holiday packages in the World as well as Nepal. This EBC Helicopter tour is the easiest and shortest way to reach the base camp of World’s Tallest Mountain, Mt.Everest. Within a couple of hours, you reach the kingdom of Himalayas.

Everest Gokyo Lake Trek

This wonderful trek takes you to the lap of unexplored and unspoiled Gokyo Valley. This valley has a remote village of Gokyo and beautiful Gokyo Lake located aside of the largest glacier of Nepal, Ngozumpa Glacier. On this trek, you pass through one of the Three High Passes of Everest Region, Cho La Pass (5,420m).

Everest High Pass Trek

It is one of the most difficult and challenging trekking routes in Nepal that passes through the Three High Passes of Everest Region. They are Kongma La Pass (5,528m), Cho La Pass (5,420m), Renjo La Pass (5,435m).  

Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek

Reaching EBC has many approaches among them Phaplu is one of the popular ones. It is considered safe, length, adventurous, oldest, etc. Those who want to skip the Lukla flight then trekking from the beautiful village of Phaplu is the best. As trails from Phaplu passes through wonderful valleys, forests, remote ethnic villages, stony pathways, bridges, and more. 


You might think of extreme coldness, accommodation, safety, which are the reason to back off you from trekking to Everest Base Camp in Winter. For them, please do read our blog or contact us for more details. Otherwise, you can interact with people who have done Everest Base Camp Trek in December. From their reviews, they say Trekking to Mount Everest Base Camp in December is one of the best trips they have taken in their lifetime on a peaceful trail to EBC.  

Nepal Everest base camp

Nepal Everest base camp

Established in 2017, Everest Base Camp Trekking has been managed by a team of 25 plus members. It is the best trekking in all of Nepal. Our tour package comes with the most unforgettable experience of them and if you are seeking a quality service, then the Nepal Everest Base Camp trekking company also gives top-class service too, experienced guides and other needed necessary things that are needed for trekking.

Our company provides quality package in all of Nepal. Trekking to us is like taking a visit to a mountain museum. We are also the specialist organizers for the Everest region trekking packages. We also organize  Everest base camp trek, Everest High Passes Trekking, Everest Circuit Trekking, Jiri Everest Base Camp Trekking, Everest Panorama (View) Trekking, Island Peak via Everest Base Camp Trek, and organized other tour and travels packages all over Nepal. Our other sister company is Nepal Hiking Adventure Company Pvt. Ltd.

 We at Nepal We at Base Camp Trekking Company will offer you the land of the high Himalayas, raging glacial rivers, deep valleys, dense jungles, culture which is rich at age old traditions. Providing value-added services to the guest and travelers who come to experience our small and pretty country with a cultural and religious way of life as it was for centuries.

Nepal Everest Base Camp Trekking Company has the team of experienced staff and with logistic support, always serving to provide you at the very best. Apart from running the trekking in Nepal and other adventure sports in Nepal.  Also providing opportunities like employment and redistribution of income in the remote corners of the country. We will also guide you to experience all that is special about the natural beauty of Nepal and other Himalayan regions, scenic mountain views, vibrant religious festivals, vibrant cultural traditions, Long Treks in Nepal, Short trek in Nepal and most importantly, the charm and gracious hospitality for the people.

We are the ones to open the doors of this hidden treasure for the Himalaya and its beauty to you and bid you welcome in our humble nation. Come and join and try us once for your lifetime dream destination and to be away from this modernization world and your hectic schedules of life, offering you with unparallel exotic holiday spot, varieties of thrills to all sort of travelers. From Mountain expeditions and Trekking, -Jungle Safari, Mountain Biking, Cultural Tour, Rafting and many more excursions are also popular in the cool Himalayan glacial rivers, and has also visiting traditional rural villages at the backdrop of the great Himalayan range to Rafting the whitewater with scenic float in the glacial rivers and stay safe in the comfort of the Jungle Resorts and ideal wilderness at one of the world's most famed National Parks.

Our team at Nepal Hiking Camp Trekking is led by our able leader and manging director Mr. Bishnu Lamsal and His Team a native of Nepal Himalaya and tourism experts have organized and has guided numerous adventure trips in the Himalayan region that also include Bhutan and Tibet since 1999 AD. At present Mr. B. Lamsal with the Company has organizing trekking, and leisure trips including special made itineraries for family, mini groups of small students and also large corporate executives. Running trips at the scenic, cultural routes also providing absolute wilderness away from the main trails giving a new experience to the valuable clients along with his company warm hospitality. We have them all for you to experience and to your delight your mind and senses.

Besides Mr Bishnu Lamsal, we have Sanjay Lamsal who is our general manger, our trekking guides are Seresh Shrestha,  Sudakar Rijal, Yak Pu Sherpa and Ram Krishna Dhakal who is our experienced trek, tour operator and trekking guide.

Why Choose Us?

  • We have conducted several trekking, climbing and our expedition programs has more than 100 peaks and trails there off.
  • We have a success rate that reached up to 98 percent which is unheard in Nepalese market.
  • Our team has also participated in the Dhaulagiri Base Camp Clean up Campaign that has removed tin, glass, batteries, left overs by the trekkers. The team has also cleaned up Annapurna Clean Up Campaign.
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