At High Peaks Expeditions Limited we have always believed that “the mountains create their climate”. And climbing Kilimanjaro is a great example of that. Standing proudly at an elevation of about 6,000 feet, Mount Kilimanjaro certainly has its own climate and climates, although obviously the flora and fauna are significantly altered as you climb a mountain. In fact, the average temperature of Mount Kilimanjaro is determined by altitude, not time of day.
Traveling from Kilimanjaro Gate to Uhuru Peak is like traveling from the equator to Antarctica in just a few days!
When climbing Kilimanjaro, cold and rainy temperatures are a big problem. Although the average temperature in the Tanzanian lowlands is relatively warm year-round, the temperature of Mount Kilimanjaro varies greatly with altitude..