The Kilimanjaro is regarded as the tallest mountain in the world and while there are tons of other facts about the mountain, climbing Kilimanjaro has become the greatest fantasy for so many people. While this is well said, it is to be noted that there are many people that have climbed the mountain and they have set a new history from time to time.
In another vein, it is to be noted that while so many people long to climb the Kilimanjaro, there are actually periods considered the best times to climb the Kilimanjaro and this is the reason for this article.
The best time of the year to climb Mount Kilimanjaro
The major reasons while the Mount Kilimanjaro has certain periods of the year when you can climb it is because there are times of the year that are considered as the coldest period of the year, and there are times when it could be snowy. While this is a known fact, there are two periods of the year which are characterized by two trekking periods which could be tagged as the best period for climbing the Kilimanjaro.
The trade wind and the way that the Kilimanjaro is designed is tagged as the way to best describe the climbing period of the year. The trade wind from the Indian Ocean, when it hits the Kilimanjaro in March every year, it forms clouds which makes it far condensed and the Mountain moves upward. During the period of March up until May, the weather of the Kilimanjaro is said to be wet and the propensity that the rain falls makes it a wet season on the Kilimanjaro and so a reason for the period not being the best time to climb the mountain.
In addition however, if you need to climb the mountain by the month of April or May, there are certain routes that you could take and to mention one which is best for this phase would be the Rongai route. This route is linked with the northern side of the Kilimanjaro and because it is a much drier zone, it is the best pick for which you could climb the mountain. The southern region during this phase is always cold and not in your best interest to climb it.
In another vein, the anti-trade wind which blows from the North eastern side of the mountain breezes strongly and they breeze from the month of April to the month of October. This makes this period the best time to climb the mountain because everything is warm during this period. It should also be noted that in the month of November, there is a bit of rain to the northern side of the mountain so it is not advisable to climb the mountain during this period, especially if you know that the northern region is your most preferred route.
The best times to climb the Kilimanjaro
There are two periods which are considered the best times to climb the mountain Kilimanjaro and they include the periods between January-March and also the periods between June-October.
While these two periods are the best periods to climb the mountain, it should be noted that the first region which is the first phase to climb the mountain is often regarded as the colder phase of the climb. It is possible during this period of time to encounter snow and so this doesn’t make it the best time of the year to climb the mountain. However, some people actually prefer this time of the year to climb the mountain because this is the quietest time of the year for people. If you are looking for a time of the year to climb the mountain and then you have to climb quietly with your friends, this is the best time to climb for you.
During the period of June to October, the trek is always congested with so many people around and the reason for this is not farfetched from the fact that it is the period of the year when people have their summer holidays. Because of this reason, so many of the routes that people know are always busy.
The period of March, April and also the month of November, are the wettest phases for the Kilimanjaro and this means that they are not the most ideal for trekking up on the mountain. In another vein, snowfalls and the cold weather are common within the period of December and May.