Best Time To Climb Kilimanjaro

When is the Best Time to Climb?

Although you can climb Mt. Kilimanjaro at any time of the year, the weather plays a huge role in increasing or decreasing your chances of reaching the summit. Deciding when to climb Kilimanjaro is important because you are most likely to reach the summit if the weather is good.

Mt. Kilimanjaro is near the equator. There are only two seasons in the tropics, the dry and the rainy season. There’s no such thing as summer or winter. Climbing the mountain in the rainy season means you will have to walk through heavy rain and deep mud on the first days. At higher altitudes, you will experience drizzle and fog, and moisture will gradually sip into your clothes, your gear, and your bones. At the top, you will walk through ice and snow.

However, there are other aspects to consider such as the temperatures, the views, and the number of people on the mountain. There is normally no hard and fast answer or a single best time to climb Kilimanjaro because the climb has its varying challenges for every climber.

Here’s what the weather on Kilimanjaro looks like all year round.