Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour in December


The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is an exceptional opportunity to witness the sheer magnificence of the Himalayas in a time frame of a day. This enchanting adventure rewards you with a bird’s eye view of Mount Everest (8848.86m), Lhotse (8516 m), Cho Oyu (8188 m), Nuptse (7861), Pumori (7161m), Ama Dablam (6812m) and many more surrounding peaks without the common challenges faced during the Everest Base Camp Trekking.

EBC Helicopter Tour is ideal for those seeking the quickest and most convenient way to witness the mesmerizing views of the snow-covered peaks. The route of Everest Base Camp is challenging and requires great physical endurance. A significant amount of time and effort is required to cover long-distance walking in uneven and rugged terrains. However, the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is suitable for people of all abilities, offering a chance to be in the high-altitude zones and witness the charming peaks and unique landscapes with utmost ease.

The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour in December enriches your journey by rewarding you with a close-up view of the region’s diverse landscape. December falls in the winter season, and the region is cold, but the skies are usually clear, presenting you with magnificent views of the mountains covered with snow. The clear skies, distinct view of the remote villages, cascading waterfalls, and deep valleys will captivate your hearts with enchanting allure.

There is a very low chance of having downpours in December, so there are fewer clouds in the sky. Taking this tour in December allows you to feel the essence of winter, with the views of the peaks blanked by the snow from the comfort of a helicopter. On a clear and calm day, you will see the unparalleled beauty of the mountains and the blue skies, showcasing the wonder of nature.

EBC Helicopter Tour Facts

Helicopter Ride to Everest Base Camp - Places Where You can Start Ride

Starting Point Kathmandu Airport
1st Phase Landing in Lukla (45 minutes Flight)
2nd Phase Pheriche for the shuttle (Flying over Kala Patthar and Everest Base Camp; 15 to 20 minutes)
3rd Phase Hotel Everest View, Syangboche (10 minutes flight)

Breakfast time: 30 minutes

4th Phase Landing in Lukla (15 minutes flight)
5th Phase Return to Kathmandu Airport (45 minutes flight)

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Route Overview

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour offers stunning views of the Himalayas from a unique aerial perspective within a single day. Our representative will pick you up from your hotel in the early morning and take you to Kathmandu Airport, where you will take a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. This thrilling flight soars above Nagarkot and Jiri, presenting stunning views of the green hills, lush forests, and picturesque landscapes. The first landing point of the adventurous flight is Lukla for refueling. While the helicopter is being refueled, you can get glimpses of the region’s tranquil surroundings. Travelers often get fascinated, especially if they get a chance to witness an aircraft landing and flying at Lukla Airport. The helicopter will stay in Lukla for about 10 minutes, allowing you to soak in its serene atmosphere.

After a short break in Lukla and a chance to witness the beautiful surroundings, the helicopter will fly towards Pheriche for a shuttle, rewarding you with the spectacular views of Namche Bazaar and Tengboche. As there are limitations while flying in the high-altitude zones, the helicopter cannot accommodate more than three passengers at once, so it will make a shuttle of three people where everyone can get a window seat to admire the view of the majestic landscapes. Flying over Kala Patthar is one of the tour’s key highlights, and it treats you to the breathtaking view of Mount Everest.

The view of the Himalayan panoramas from Kala Patthar is unparalleled. After Flying over the EBC and Kala Pathar, the helicopter will return to Pheriche to fly towards Hotel Everest View for breakfast. One of the most incredible parts of this tour is having breakfast at Hotel Everest View, the highest-placed hotel in the world that rewards you with the enchanting scenery of the beautiful Himalayas.

The travelers enjoy having breakfast on the terrace, surrounded by the captivating panoramas, which enhance their experience and will remain a memory for a lifetime. Experienced chefs serve a variety of dishes in this beautiful hotel. The warm reception of the staff will win your heart and enrich your experience further. After enjoying breakfast, you will settle down in the helicopter to fly towards Lukla to refuel again. You will get a short break for refreshment, where you can experience the serenity of the high-altitude zone for the time being. The helicopter tour ends by flying back to Kathmandu from Lukla, leaving you with all the memories you have made during the tour.

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour in December

  • Magnificent views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Gauri Shanker, Amadablam, Taboche, Dorje Lakpa, Thamserku, Pumori, and many more.
  • Flying over Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar.
  • Delightful breakfast in Hotel Everest View.
  • Glimpses of the charming Namche Bazar.
  • View of stunning landmarks of Gorakshep.
  • Closest view of Khumbu Icefall.
  • Aerial views of lush forests, hills, lakes, deep valleys and rivers.
  • Enchanting view of the Sagarmatha National Park
  • Glimpses of Sherpa Villages and beautiful Monasteries.

What Makes Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Special?

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour - Everest Assistance in Nepal

Accessible and Convenient

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is accessible to diverse age groups and people of all abilities. Trekking through a trail takes numerous days of walking on rough and uneven paths. On the other hand, the helicopter tour is a convenient way to see mesmerizing landscapes within hours. It offers a chance to be in the Everest region and get an up-close view of the Himalayan peaks within a day. From young to older adults, this tour is accessible to all if you are reasonably fit. You can witness the beauty of the Himalayas while landing at different designated points without any challenges or risk of getting exhausted. The luxury tour elevates your sightseeing experience by taking you to one of the most enchanting and beautiful landmarks.

Enchanting Aerial Views

The Everest Base Camp helicopter tour treats you to stunning panoramic vistas of the beautiful Himalayas. The sight of sun rays hitting the skin of the snowy mountains and turning it golden is awe-inspiring. The beauty of the natural world through the aerial perspective allows you to connect deeply with nature. Soaring in the sky, you will get a close-up view of the region’s beautiful rivers, deep green valleys, lush hills covered by forests, and unique landscapes. Witnessing the majestic sight of Khumbu Ice Fall from an aerial perspective is mesmerizing. The helicopter tour rewards the full, majestic views of the beautiful surroundings from an aerial perspective, making the tour unique and exciting.

Quick and Time-Efficient

The helicopter tour is quick and time-efficient, which is suitable for people with limited time on their hands. This tour is completed in a single day, unlike trekking through the trails, which takes several days. It saves you a lot of time, and you do not have to spend days preparing to embark on this tour. The magical scenery of the iconic peaks unfolds in front of you immediately when you step into the helicopter and start soaring above. The helicopter tour is the quickest way to experience spectacular views of the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Everest Region.

Thrilling and Scenic Adventure

Flying in the helicopter is an adventure in itself. The helicopter lands in Lukla, soaring above the high hills and unique landscapes, offering a perfect blend of thrill and stunning scenery. Flying over Kala Patthar and Everest Base Camp, surrounded by towering peaks, will exhilarate you, leaving you with gratitude for having the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be in the most breathtaking place in the world. Soaring over EBC and getting glimpses of the route and terrains the trekkers and climbers take will leave you with great admiration for those who go for the challenging journey covering the distance by foot.

Why Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour in December?

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour - Everest Assistance

Tranquil Surroundings

The surroundings in winter are serene and peaceful. There are fewer crowds compared to the autumn and spring seasons, which brings a sense of peacefulness to the environment, creating a magical atmosphere for you. The pristine mountain and the tranquility of the surroundings create an enchanting experience, allowing you to truly feel the essence of nature. You will get time to reflect, appreciate your surroundings, and get immersed in the soothing sound of nature, which adds warmth to your journey.

The Winter Magic

During the winter, the mountains are covered with thick snow. The crisp air, the pristine landscapes, and the tranquility of the season create unforgettable experiences for travelers. The Clear skies and calm days during the day add further charm to the tour. The clear skies present unobstructed views of the surroundings, creating an unforgettable experience. The terrain is surrounded by lush forests and beautiful hills, reminding you of the region’s varied landscape and unparalleled beauty. The clear and sunny days, especially, reward you with the spectacular sceneries of the peaks. It is one of the ideal times to photograph the beautiful, distinct surroundings of the region. You can get the best still cuts of the beautiful landmarks, which will stay as the proofshot of the tour, which you can cherish for a time.

Is Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Safe?

The EBC helicopter tour is possible throughout the year and is safe and secure. The experts monitor the weather clearly and start the tour only after checking if it’s safe to fly. If the weather is not clear on the particular day of the tour, it will get delayed or even canceled. Our pilots and crew members are skilled and well-trained. The helicopter has a comfortable seating arrangement and is considered best for sightseeing.

Similarly, you will receive all the safety briefings before the tour. The crew will provide proper guidance to you throughout the tour. Safety is our top priority, and our devoted team will ensure that the passengers feel safe and secure throughout the tour. If there is any medical emergency during the flight, our crew, who are well-trained in first aid, will always take care of you. Pay attention to how your body reacts as you fly higher and inform the crew immediately if you feel any discomfort during any moment of the tour. It is cold in December, especially in the higher zones, so it is advisable to dress warmly to protect yourself from the cold. Consulting the doctor before the tour will be wise if you have any medical condition.

Weather and Temperature of Everest Region in December

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December is the last month of the year and the first month of the winter season. The daytime is usually sunny, while the nighttime is cold. As the tour ends in a day, you will not experience the chilly nights on this tour. The visibility of the mountains is clear and unobstructed as there are fewer clouds. The daytime temperature of the region in December is around 4 to 6 degrees, while it sees a significant drop in the nighttime up to -14 degrees. There is usually no rainfall in December, but some snow may be in the high-altitude zones. Usually, during the peak winter, there may be some fog, especially if the region gets a winter storm. However, the flight operates on clear days only after checking the weather forecast.

Recommended Clothing for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour in December

The Everest Region in December is cold, and the weather in the high-altitude region can fluctuate quickly. Being warmly dressed in layers ensures a comfortable and enjoyable journey. We recommend the following clothing for a day tour.


  • Warm Thermal Wear
  • Down Jackets
  • Trekking Pants
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Gloves
  • Scarf
  • Sun Hats


  • Hiking Boots
  • Warm Socks

Day Pack for EBC Helicopter Tour in December

Packing for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour In November

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Backpack
  • Water Bottle
  • High Energy Bars or Snacks
  • First Aid Box
  • Tissue Paper
  • Mobile and Camera
  • Personal Medications
  • Visa and Passport

Safety Guidelines for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour in December

  • Fasten your seatbelt.
  • Put your mobile on flight mode during the flight.
  • Listen to the instructions of the crew.
  • Do not stay too close to the rotor blades when landing; maintain a safe distance.
  • Be informed about the emergency protocols
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Make sure to pack warm clothes and the required essentials.
  • Pay attention to how your body is reacting in the high altitude zones.
  • Inform the guides or crew immediately if you feel any discomfort.
  • Be well-informed about the itinerary.
  • Do not smoke or drink during the tour.
  • Do not throw anything outside from the helicopter.
  • Do not rush to step in or out of the helicopter.
  • Take advice from your doctor if you have any pre-existing medical conditions.
  • Be mindful of the luggage restrictions.

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