The best time to climb Kilimanjaro is from October to March. It’s warm enough then that you don’t have to carry a lot of water, and the temperatures are cool enough that your body can cope with the altitude. The tradeoff is a shorter window for good weather – but if you miss it there will be another chance next year! There are other times of year, including June and September, which make sense if you want more sunshine or higher visibility on the mountain. However, even during those months there could be snowfall in certain areas (and as we noted earlier this month some places may not see any at all). In addition, conditions change quickly on Kilimanjaro – always check out our weather report before heading out to ensure that conditions aren’t going to take a turn for the worse within hours of setting off from camp. So why not consider getting up early and leaving late? You can definitely do it: whether you start early or depart late depends on how long it takes you each day compared with what your guide shows as being ideal – so keep an eye open for suggestions about timing below!
When should I book my Kilimanjaro trip?
Our guides try to organise their trips such that they fit around peaks like Marangu and Machame routes; however, sometimes this isn’t possible due to group size limitations (you’ll need 12 people/guided groups per permit), client demand (for example