Trekking Kilimanjaro Season

Trekking Kilimanjaro Season is best to consider in order to ensure maximum success rate. holidays safari adventures, basically number of factors tend to control this, which include season, weather, traffic on mountain and time availability.Trekking Kilimanjaro Season

There are common main aspects which must regulate your choice of when to trek Kilimanjaro Mountain in Tanzania

Aspect of Safety
We estimate that the dangers involved in hiking the mountain differ by a factor of 10 between the finest and poorest weather conditions. The common deaths on the mountain occur during periods of adverse weather, with people getting lost in freezing fog or dying of exposure and fatigue brought by dangerous conditions.
For this motive we close our operations to the public during 01APR to 15JUN and 01NOV to 15DEC. We do rarely operate hikes during these periods, but only for very skilled mountain hikers and for military groups.

Aspects of Summit success
Climbers hitting the mountain in good climate conditions are up to 26% more possible to reach the peak. Hikes in bad weather can suffer from profound mud on the lower forested sections, rain, drizzle and haze at medium elevation, snow and ice at higher heights. It would perhaps be just to say that a hike during poor weather is unevenly twice as difficult as during fine conditions.

Aspect of Visitor traffic
Traffic flow can become a genuine subject during highest season and you will notice that we talk quite a lot about the traffic evasion methods that we organize on our favorite routes. The extent of people on the mountain differs extremely both throughout the year and through each week. Choosing the best route and changing your start date by just a single day can decrease the traffic you meet by a factor of five or more.

Aspects of Seasons
It is important to understand that weather conditions differ significantly on different wings of the mountain. The northeast side experiences much stronger weather and lower rainfall than the southeast and mainly the southwest, making it likely for the Rongai Route to remain open during bear seasons when other routes are more extremely affected. People intend on hiking during the low and shoulder seasons are usually greatest instructed to stick to this route.

Date season: 15 Jan – 28 Feb
Weather: temperatures reasonable, rainfall average, not much cloud
Visitor traffic: average
Overall rating: excellent
Status: private and group hikes are working
Routes: All routes open for trekking
Date season: 01 March – 30 March
Weather: temperatures reasonable, increasing chance of rain and ice, dense cloud at lower elevations
Visitor traffic: little
Overall rating: variable
Status: private hikes possible but not ideal, group hikes closed
Routes: Inclined to Rongai Route, especially towards the end of the period
Date season: 01 April to 15 June
Weather: temperatures reasonable, high rainfall, chances of ice, dense cloud at lower elevations
Visitor traffic: very little
Overall rating: tough and unsafe
Status: private hikes possible but not usually suggested, group hikes closed
Routes: All routes are hard
Date range: 16 June to 15 July
Weather: very cold, ice and frost on summit, decreasing rainfall, improving visibility
Visitor traffic: average
Overall rating: variable
Status: private hikes are operational, group hikes opening up
Routes: Inclined to Rongai Route, especially towards the start of the period
Date range: 16 July to 31 Aug
Weather: very cold, snow and ice on summit, low rainfall, frequently clear
Visitor traffic: great
Overall rating: good
Status: private and group hikes are operational
Routes: All routes open
Date season: 01 Sept to 15 October
Weather: temperatures reasonable, rainfall low, frequently clear
Visitor traffic: high
Overall rating: very good
Status : private and group hikes are operational
Routes : All routes open
Date season: 16 Oct to 31 October
Weather: temperatures reasonable, increasing danger of rain, reducing chances of good visibility
Visitor traffic: medium
Overall rating: variable
Status: private and group hikes are operational
Routes: Leaning towards Rongai Route, especially towards the end of the period
Date season: 01 Nov to 15 Dec
Weather: temperatures reduced, medium rain and snow fall, rainstorms
Visitor traffic: low
Overall rating: tough and unsafe
Status: private hikes possible but not usually recommended, group treks closed
Routes: All routes are tough
Date season: 16 Dec to 15 Jan
Weather: temperatures reduced, medium rain and snow fall, heavy cloud at lower elevations
Visitor traffic: very high
Overall rating: variable
Status: private and group treks are operational
Routes: Leaning towards Rongai Route, especially towards the start of the period