Mount Kilimanjaro - The Ultimate

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The height of this mountain is 5.9km. January and February are the hottest months whereas April & May being the wettest months. You will find the coldest in June & July. August & September are the months when people experience the most dryness here. Let's discuss in brief about the weather of Kilimanjaro.

The Weather

The temperature of Kilimanjaro varies from hottest to coldest to driest. People pass through various climate zones on the Kilimanjaro trekking tour. Mt. Kilimanjaro has five prime ecological zones, each located at approximately 1000m altitude. Temperature, rainfall & vegetation decreases gradually as altitude increases. People mostly start to climb Mount Kilimanjaro from Moshi which serves as the entrance town is situated immediately south to Mt. Kilimanjaro’s base. Due to its propinquity to the equator, there is no comprehensive change in weather from season to season. 

Weather Conditions 

During Kilimanjaro trekking, the temperature at the base of this mountain is 21-28 degrees Celsius approximately. The temperature decreases as we continue to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. At the trekker’s dream point, the Uhuru, temperature varies between 20 to -20 degrees Celsius. Due to the humongous height of Mt. Kilimanjaro, it influences the weather conditions itself. Since the weather is impossible to predict, climbers have to be always equipped for wet days and chilly nights.

Emblematical Schedule of Trekkers

For Kilimanjaro trekking, almost everyone opts for a guide or a group of guides. Usually, trekkers wake up at 6 am. It is ensured that they are getting a minimum of 7hrs of sleep. Trekkers pack their bags and take morning breakfast. This is important as porters take down the camp after it is vacated. People start the journey by 8 am after having a medical check-up. On an average, trekkers walk for 4-6hrs a day. The final day of the summit consists of 11-16 hours of walk. This is the real achievement trekkers achieve. Climbers are woken up around midnight, given a light snack and then they go up at chilly midnight. Climbing in this condition is extremely difficult particularly on steep slopes.

Altitude Adjustment 

Different people react to high altitude in a different way. Everyone doesn't adjust well to decreased levels of oxygen. It is not guaranteed that the one who is fit and healthy will adjust well. Those who spend a week at least on a mountain and then start for the summit, are the ones who are destined to reach there. According to trekking levels, the major days of Kilimanjaro hikes are not very painful. The only stress comes on the summit day and becomes hard for almost everyone. There are only a few spots where sputtering is required such as the Barranco Wall, Western beach, Lava Tower.

The author learned to climb & sail right from an early age. He developed his martial arts & mountaineering skills from childhood. He was a military person & had a deep knowledge of forests, animals, medicinal herbs. He had a huge capability to survive in any exotic flora & fauna. His father was also a mountain climber and had a dream to climb Mount Kilimanjaro but couldn’t finish it due to his health. His son later did Kilimanjaro trekking & getting inspired, went to climb other mighty mountains.

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