Everest Base Camp Trek in December

  • Feb 14, 2024
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  • Your lifetime dream is to reach the world’s highest base camp EBC at 5364m.
  • Explore old ancient Buddhist monuments along the journey.
  • Mountain views flight at Lukla airport lifetime adventurous experience.
  • Share Sherpa's culture and heritage on the route.
  • Unbelievable 360-degree Mountain views from Syanbuche and Kalapattha
  • Trekking with friendly experienced local trek guide and porter.
  • Hiking through rich flora and fauna- Sagarmatha National Park.
  • EBC trek in December: Beautiful weather warms and cool temperature.
  • Welcome warms hospitality people from highland Himalaya.

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December month is not so bad for Everest Base Camp Trek as winter sets in, the trekking trails very clear of all but the bravest travelers. Everest base camp trek in December is actually a lovely time to trek to Everest region due to fairly peaceful environment, if you are properly prepared for cold temperatures and all the mountain visibilities are clear and every day you can see beautiful mountain views in Khumbu region. Read on to find out more about trekking in the Everest region in December.

 Everest Base Trek Weather in December

Trek to EBC in December, the temperatures aren’t quite as cold as in January, but there's not very much difference. The average high in Namche Bazaar is 44°F (7°C) this month, and the low hovers at 21°F (-6°C). As Namche is 'only' at 11,290 feet (3,440 meters), temperatures higher up will be much colder. Rainfall is still low, but not as low as in November, and you may encounter snow anywhere along with the Everest Base Camp (EBC) trail, not just at higher altitudes. You're very likely to enjoy some beautifully crisp and clear mountain views in December.

Accommodation & food cost

In the month of December, trip Everest base camp will be not a full tourist even though beautiful clear weather trekking trail is almost as the peaceful environment as some lodges are may close for winter. Everest base camp trek in December with a good guide who will get you to a comfortable teahouse, all the teahouses lodges cost $ 4-5 per bed and 3 times a meals cost you $23-25 dollars per person would be the value of good food following by Nepalese way. The Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek is the most popular in Nepal and you’re likely to have plenty of company on the trail in November.

Crowds & Costs

After the busy months of October and November, the crowds start to thin out in December. Some teahouses close for the winter, with their owners migrating to Kathmandu. But, you won't have trouble securing a bed at the places that do stay open while you have the best local trek guide who knows well about the Everest base camp trek in December.

General travel, tips for ebc trek

Pre- advanced booking

After reading our article everyone knows that December is not the peak season for Everest Trek in Nepal. Travels love to enjoy their Nepal trekking holiday in good weather adventure mountain trekkers from all over the world people have a good purpose visit to Nepal for Everest Base Camp Trek. This means the trekking trails will not be crowded by trekkers however it affect also accommodation, food, drink, and Lukla flight. Thus, pre-advance booking for the Everest base camp trek in December helps you find the first flight to Lukla, cozy and better accommodation, quality food, drinks, and the best trek guide.

EBC trek equipment

Trek equipment is very necessary before you start Everest base camp trek, you may have general information through several social guide book that you can buy remain of the thigh in Kathmandu after your arrival in Kathmandu but due to lake of time and your international flight can be a delay you may have not timed grab them please kindly visit we recommend EBC trek equipment before your journey flight to Kathmandu.


As you have the long purpose to do the Everest base camp trek in beautiful weather season within the good hand. Acclimatization is very important before your reach to high altitude zone and it helps your body to make easily cope with the surrounding new environment and air pressure poor acclimatization is the main reason for attracting high altitude mountain sickness. As my previous experience, you require to take at least 2 days acclimatization day: one day at Namche and second day at Dingboche which helps you very friendly environment reach to Everest base camp at 5364m without any problems.

Travel Insurance

This is also an important factor before your trek to high altitude trip in Himalaya that you are preparing for the Nepal Everest base camp trek, the most vital thing you need to consider is travel insurance which is top compulsory for every trekker to minimize the economic loss while damage and loss of their belongings. Better, you need to buy Everest base camp trek insurance for above 4,500-meter altitude that covers the missing baggage, flight, and airlifting a medical emergency. Look and keep in your pocket, we suggest that you buy travel insurance from your home country before landing in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Food and Drinks

On the tour of the Everest base camp trek, there is sufficient place for drinks and food. Do not forget to keep in your mind good food is important for the travels to Everest base camp. NSA expert Sherpa guide provide you’re a quality hygienic hot food along the Everest foothill trails, you can easily get different food like western, continental and local Nepali food –DALBHAT which is fresh and clean dishes on your trip but we provide every trekker a three-time meal on their choice from the menu.

You require as much as possible drinks water, carrying a personal water bottle is top needed you should drink at least 3-4 litters water per day to avoid dehydration and altitude sickness. Easily can get a bottle of mineral water from every teahouse or hot water but extra costs you $1-1 USD per letter depending on high altitude place. The cost will be different due to the transport. Nepal Spirit Adventure experts also suggest you avoid alcoholic drinks and coffee which increase the chance of dehydration.

Recommended Trek Routes

The classic Everest base camp trek is a classic for good reason, and if this is the route you have your heart set on, December is a good month to do it, But, if you’d rather avoid the busy path, there are many alternative routes in the Everest in the Everest region that still offer wonderful views of Mt. Everest and friends, but without the crowds. The Gokyo Lake Panorama, Everest there high passes trip, Everest panorama trek, EBC helicopter trek, or other treks that sarong the main trails and head up different valleys are such a good design. May of the alternative routes overlap with the main EBC trek at places, providing the best of the worlds.

What to Bring

It's important to be well prepared for the cold in December, for your safety as well as comfort. Although many teahouses provide blankets, these won't necessarily be adequate for winter conditions. A winter-weight sleeping bag is ideal. Also, bring a warm down jacket, ideal for its lightweight. Warm clothes for the evenings and nights are also essential, as well as good woolen hats, gloves, socks, and scarves. Sunscreen is also essential, as the sun is strong in the mountains, even in December. It's best to bring this from home, as varieties are limited in Kathmandu.

Almost all other winter equipment can be bought or rented at trekking shops in Kathmandu, in case you don't have your own winter trekking gear and don't need it at home have a lookup what to bring for the Everest base camp trek in December.

How to get there 

The best way of getting to the Everest region is to fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. While rain is less likely to cause delays and cancellations in December than in some other months, it's still possible. Plus, Kathmandu experiences some fog in the winter, which has the potential to disrupt flights to or from Lukla, even if the conditions in Lukla are good. Alternatively, trek the whole way from Kathmandu to Kharikhola by jeep then you can continue trek to Everest base camp.

Events in December

Tamu Lhosar is often celebrated in December (Hindu and Buddhist festivals follow a lunar calendar, meaning that a festival held in December one year may be in January the next). Lhosar is the name for Tibetan Buddhist New Year, but different ethnic groups in Nepal celebrate different Lhosar festivals, some as late as February. Tamu Lhosar is celebrated by Gurung, and Tamang people, and is a lively event in Kathmandu.

And, of course, a trek in the Everest region is a memorable way to spend New Year's Eve. To experience the Himalayan nightlife, aim to be in Namche Bazaar on December 31. There are bars and restaurants in the little town—just remember that the effects of alcohol tend to hit harder and more quickly at altitude, and you wouldn't want to write off your January 1st.


Beautiful weather clear view of mountains, craggy hills, the marvelous outlook of Khumbu glaciers, rich flora fauna in colorful blooming flowers in the valley, wild animals, rare plants is major highlight attraction for eager trekkers that’s why many travels from different countries people they loved to do Everest base camp trek in November which is main peak trekking season in Everest Khumbu region. In very good condition with travel suitable weather and temperature help the trekkers to get spectacular 360-degree mountain views and scenery as well as it favors trekkers to easily overcome the EBC.

Providing the best service is our main concern, so NSA warmly welcomes you to the Nepal Everest Trekking on a customized itinerary as per your requirement. If you have any queries do not feel any hesitation and directly contact our trek expert. While you are enjoying reading this travel helpful blog please kindly give us your feedback which helps others' travels.

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