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When is the Best Time to Climb Kilimanjaro? – Tanzania Travelers
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Tanzania Travelers / When is the Best Time to Climb Kilimanjaro?

Mount Kilimanjaro is close to the equator and it however does not experience the extremes of winter and summer weather, but rather dry and wet seasons. The best time to climb Kilimanjaro tends to be the warmest and driest months . The primary issue is safety, as the risks associated with climbing increase significantly when the weather is foul. The effects of rain, mud, snow, ice and cold can be very strenuous on the body. Your chances of a successful summit also increases significantly with nice weather. The mountain gets more foot traffic during these periods as well.

The table below lists the relative temperature, precipitation, cloudiness and crowds during the calendar months.

Month              Temperature        Precipitation       Cloudiness          Crowds         Suggestion
January              Warm                          Medium                    Low                          High                Recommended
February            Warm                          Medium                    Low                          High                Recommended
March                 Moderate                    High                          Medium                  Low                  OK
April                    Moderate                    High                          High                        Low                  Not Recommended
May                     Moderate                    High                          High                         Low                 Not Recommended
June                    Cold                             Medium                    Medium                  Medium          Good
July                     Cold                             Medium                    Low                          High                Recommended
August                Cold                             Low                            Low                          High                Recommended
September         Moderate                    Low                            Low                          High                Recommended
October              Moderate                    Low                            Medium                  Medium          Recommended
November          Moderate                    High                           Medium                   Low                 Not Recommended
December          Moderate                    Medium                     Medium                   Medium          Good

It is possible to climb Kilimanjaro year round, however it is best to climb when there is a lower possibility of precipitation. The dry seasons are from the beginning of December through the beginning of March, and then from late June through the end of October. These are considered to be the best times to climb in terms of weather, and correspondingly are the busiest months (high season). Our group climbs are scheduled to correspond with the dry season.

From January through mid-March are the warmest months, with clear skies in the mornings and evenings. During the day, clouds may appear along with brief showers. The long rainy season spans from the end of March to early June. We do not recommend climbing during this time unless you are an experienced backpacker who has trekked in similar conditions . It can be very wet, and visibility may be low due to heavy clouds. The crowds are gone, however. From mid June to the end of October, the mountain is generally a bit colder, but also drier. The short rainy season spans from the beginning of November to the beginning of December. Afternoon rains are common, but skies are clear in mornings and evenings.

Note that the rains are unpredictable and may come early or extend beyond their typical time frames. It is possible to experience mostly dry weather conditions during the rainy season, just as it is possible to have heavy rain during the dry season.

When the peak of Kilimanjaro and magnificent glaciers are lit up by the full moon, the view is absolutely stunning. For this reason alone, some climbers schedule their trek to coincide with this celestial event, occuring once a month. However, a practical reason for climbing at these times is that a bright moon along with a clear sky will improve your visibility throughout your climb, and most importantly, during the summit attempt.

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