Everest Expedition during springtime
Mount Everest is renowned worldwide for being the highest peak in the world. Reaching its pinnacle still remains the holy grail of even finest mountaineers. Every year, hundreds of people from all over the world flock to the beautiful Himalayan country of Nepal to visit this stunning mountain. The mountain’s magnificent grandeur, promise of a challenge and pull factor is immense.
However, the weather will be crucial to your success on Everest. The power it holds to either break you or make you can leave you high and dry. The Everest’s changeable, extreme climate, in particular, is a determining factor. While every season has its own pros and cons, the best time to travel to see the Everest or go on its expedition is during spring and autumn, from April to May and from September. In this article, mainly, we will focus on why spring is an optimum season choice to visit Mount Everest. Well, monsoon can be very messy and winter can be very harsh. Whereas, in spring, the climate gets slightly warmer and forests greener.
We have to keep in mind that the summit temperature never rises above freezing, or 0° C (32° F). The summit’s temperature in January can average to -36° C (-32 ° F) and can drop to -60° C (-76° F), and its average summit temperature in July is -2° F (-19° C). Weather conditions in the high summit are notoriously difficult to predict. During spring, the temperature is around 17° C-25° C in daytime and lowers down to 10° C–15° C in the nighttime. The days are also quite long with more than 7 hours of daylight. It provides a longer timeframe for a thorough exploration. To top that, the visibility is at its clearest, offering the window of opportunity to have excellent views of not only Everest, but also neighboring mountains like Pumori, Nuptse, Lhotse, and many more.
Also, vibrancy and colors are at their best during spring. The vicinity elevates the trekking route altogether as the floras bloom showcasing their hues. Many different species of flowers are visible in the lower altitude. As travelers travel through the bamboo, rhododendron, pine, and fir forests that are in full bloom, it will be a special and almost magical experience in itself. Other than that, the chances of wildlife sighting are high during spring. Travelers have chances of witnessing animals like snow leopard, Himalayan Thar, musk deer, the red panda.
Although it can be quite crowded, springtime provides the opportunity to meet many other trekkers who make the journey even more enriching. The sight of colorful tents set on the snow blanket adds to the beauty. The expedition which generally takes about 65 days begins at the start of April and end at the start of June. We strongly suggest climbers to chose the spring season for their Everest summit expedition, although autumn is a close second.