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What is the Best Time To Climb Kilimanjaro ?

When is the Best Time To Climb Kilimanjaro? This is at the very top of our list of Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing FAQ questions and concerns that we receive from our travelers when they start their Kilimanjaro preparation – and rightly so! Choosing the right time to climb really makes or breaks  the experience and it is very important to make a correct decision when deciding on when to embark on this spectacular Kilimanjaro Climbing mission

Due to its closeness to the equator, Mount Kilimanjaro does not experience wide temperature changes from season to season. Instead, the temperatures on Mount Kilimanjaro are determined more so by the altitude and time of day. Due to its closeness to the equator, Mount Kilimanjaro does not experience wide temperature changes from season to season. Instead, the temperatures on Mount Kilimanjaro are determined more so by the altitude and time of day.

BEST MONTH TO CLIMB KILIMANJARO

The main seasons for Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing are traditionally December through to March, and June through to October. It is generally advised to try and avoid November and April / May, which are when the short and long rains come. January and February are the warmest months, whereas April and May are the wettest months, June and July are the coolest months, and August and September are the driest months. Normally we do recommend the Best Time To Climb Kilimanjaro is the dry months for climbing when the trails are dry and good for hiking.

FULL MOON KILIMANJARO CLIMB

Picture yourself on the last leg of your summit. The sky is lit up by the bright full moon. Sounds like a dream right? Well living the dream may be a bit easier than you think. Kilimanjaro full moon climbs are utterly breath-taking and are a unique way of experiencing an already life changing adventure.

How to avoid altitude sickness when climbing Kilimanjaro ?

Whether you ascend or just stand at the bottom and stare it, Kilimanjaro is a delight to behold. The ascent to the peak is through seven official routes, each having a different climate, vegetation and different level of challenges. As it’s a high altitude climb, rapid ascent doesn’t help for acclimatization and it makes the climbers feel Acute Mountain Sickness also known as Kilimanjaro Altitude Sickness.

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Mount Kilimanjaro Climate

The weather and climate of Mount Kilimanjaro are strictly unpredictable due to its great height.

January and February are the warmest months, whereas April and May are the wettest months, June and July are the coolest months, and August and September are the driest months.

When you start climbing at the base of the mountain, the average temperature is around 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit (21 to 27 degrees Celsius). Then the temperatures will decrease as you move forward towards the peak.

At the summit, Uhuru Point, the night time temperatures vary between 20 and -20 degrees Fahrenheit (-7 to -29 degrees Celsius).

The temperature is tremendously changeable and hard to predict. Therefore, if you are planning for the climbs, make sure to be prepared for wet days and cold nights.