Best Time To Hike Kilimanjaro

By seracadventure | Jul 23, 2020
Africa > Tanzania > Mount Kilimanjaro

So you have decided on hiking the great summit of Africa and are wondering which the Best Time to Hike Kilimanjaro is. We are here to solve all your queries regarding your Mount Kilimanjaro Hike and help you plan a successful trek.

A month-by-month guide to Hike Kilimanjaro

Wondering When Is The Best Time To Hike Kilimanjaro? Let’s analyze the month by month analogy of the Best Time to Hike Kilimanjaro:

April - May

From the end of March onwards, the beginning of the long monsoon season starts and continues till mid- May. This period is not preferred as an ideal time to hike Kilimanjaro.

June – July

This period is when the frequency of rain gradually decreases and the more number of hikers start flocking in during this time.

August - October

The months from August-September mark the peak hiking season on Kilimanjaro and the month of September if especially considered to be the Best Month to Hike Kilimanjaro.

October is the end of peak season and the numbers of hikers drop drastically during the period.

November

The small monsoon season of November lasts up to mid-December and the hike during this period is tricky and risky as the trek is moist due to rain.

December – January

The period from December to January is the festive season and is considered the second peak hiking season on Kilimanjaro due to the Christmas and New Year holidays.

January - March

You can also choose to hike from mid-January to mid-March which is a very popular period for hikers.

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