The best season for Island peak climbing is spring and Autumn. The best time is key for all climbers for the summit. 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 the Island peak not only makes you a climber, but you will also create 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 the Island peak either in the Spring season (March, April, and May) or in the autumn season (September, October, and November). The reason behind choosing the spring and autumn season is described below:-
Spring season is the best season for Island peak climb. It 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 give you the satisfaction of the trek. The pleasant weather and clear view of the 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 these monsoon clouds, the mountains remain hidden behind the clouds and foggy weather makes your trek unpleasant. It will be impossible to climb mountains in rainy weather and high risk of avalanche occurs. Thus never choose the Monsoon season (June, July August) to climb Island peak.
The Autumn season is another best season for Island peak climb. It 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 feels 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 and downhill journey. Climbing Island peak in autumn season is best due to the 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 the summer and winter are not the best season for island peak climbing?
Winter (December, January, and February) is a very cold season, the temperature falls extremely low up to -30⁰ C. Due to extremely low temperatures most of the hotels remain closed, people could not stay at high altitudes due to the snow-covered surroundings and freezing state of water. Trekking as well as climbing could not be done due to low temperatures and bad weather.
The summer season in Nepal bears heavy rainfall every day either in the morning, at noon, or evening or whole day. Avalanches and GLOF may occur due to excessive snow accumulation on mountains with heavy rainfall. Most hotels remain closed due to extreme climatic conditions. Hotel owners shift to low altitudes to escape from such unfavorable weather and live comfortably downstream.