When it comes to climbing Kilimanjaro, one of the first questions the people at High Peaks Expeditions Limited been asked mlore often is “how cold is it?” The answer is simple, on the lower slopes of the rainforest area, temperatures regularly hover between 50 and 60 degrees Fahrenheit at night. But just above, in the area of swamps and bogs, night temperatures can already drop below zero. This is only the second day of most of the climbing routes. You can see how quickly it gets cold on Mount Kilimanjaro.
The highest camps/cabins where most visitors will sleep are around 15,000ft to 16,000ft in the alpine desert area. Nighttime temperatures hover around freezing here, but can easily be much colder as Kilimanjaro’s weather is volatile and unpredictable. So when you choose a sleeping bag, you want a warm sleeping bag for all seasons.