The best season for Island peak climbing is spring and Autumn. The best time is a key for all climbers for the summit climb. Island peak is commonly known as Imja Tse is a 6,041m high Mountain. It is located in the Khumbu region at 27.924 °N, 86.937 °E. The peak is extending ridge of the south end of Lhotse Shar which appears as an Island on the pool of ice. Your aim of climbing mountains comes to reality via Island peak climbing. Stepping on the peak of Island peak not only makes you a climber, but you will also create a history. Your experience opens a new door for climbing eight-thousanders of the world.
The best season is essential for successful climbing. We recommend the autumn and spring seasons as the best season for Island peak climbing. The Autumn and spring season is considered as the best time of year for climbing mountains due to favorable weather and temperature.
When to climb Island peak?
You should climb Island peak either in Spring season (March, April, and May) or in autumn season (September, October and November). The reason behind choosing spring and autumn season is described below:-
Spring season comprises the months of March, April and May. The best view of mountain throughout the trek and the best weather for Island peak climbing is gained in spring season. The average temperature remains 17⁰ C during the day and -15⁰ C at night. You will not suffer from rain and extreme cold during your walk and night stay respectively. The newly grown buds, blooming flowers and crippling birds on forest pleased you and gives satisfaction of trek. The pleasant weather and clear view of white Himalayas energize your vison and completing the mission of climbing Island peak.
After spring season you will meet monsoon season in Nepal. The monsoon cloud from Bay of Bangal enters in the atmosphere of eastern Nepal resulting heavy rain fall in June, July and August. Due to this monsoon clouds the mountains remain hidden behind the clouds and foggy weather makes your trek unpleasant. It will be impossible to climb mountain on rainy weather and high risk of avalanche occurs. Thus never choose Monsoon season (June, July August) for climbing Island peak.
The Autumn season includes the month of September, October and November. After the end of summer or monsoon season in Nepal, the season of trekking and expedition begins. The vegetation washed from heavy rainfall during monsoon season feel fresh and get rid of continuous rain. The delightful scenery and Whitish Mountain hidden in fog and clouds again appears bright and shiny. You will enjoy each uphill’s and downhills journey. Climbing Island peak in autumn season is best due to brilliant weather as expectation. The temperature remains suitable and climbing remains safe during the autumn season.
Thus we always recommend the spring and autumn seasons for Island peak climbing.
Why not the summer and winter season for island peak climbing?
Winter (December, January and February) is very cold season, the temperature falls extremely low up to -30⁰ C. Due to extremely low temperature most of the hotels remain close, people could not stay on high altitude due to snow covered surrounding and freezing state of water. Trekking as well as climbing could not be done due low temperature and bad weather.
Summer season in Nepal bears heavy rainfall everyday either in morning, noon or evening or whole day. Avalanche and GLOF may occur due to excessive snow accumulation on mountain with heavy rainfall. Most of hotels remain close due to extreme climatic conditions. Hotel owners shift to low land to escape from such unfavorable weather and live comfortably on downstream.