Fulfill your wish to celebrate Christmas in a unique way by doing a Mount Kilimanjaro trek to the summit because tis’ that time of the year again and Xmas is around the corner! The weather is good in December but can be unpredictable but you will have the mountain to yourself as it is not usually crowded on the routes as in the other months especially from mid-January to March. Why not spend Christmas on Mount Kilimanjaro if you’re still unsure what to do this holiday season? For you and your closest friend, or even for you and your spouse, mountain climbing may be an ultimate experience.
The mountain Kilimanjaro in particular is unique. It is both the highest free-standing peak in the world and the tallest mountain in Africa. The mountain, which is often referred to as the Roof of Africa, is very “walkable” in that it is not extremely difficult to reach the peak. Basically, if they are fit and healthy, most individuals can accomplish it.
Climbing Kilimanjaro in December
So what is it like climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in December?
In fact, December is a great month to go climbing. Fewer people are climbing since the brief wet season has come to an end. Additionally, if you schedule your work around the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, you won’t need to utilize as many vacation days.
The two rainy months in Tanzania are November and March through May. We thus don’t provide any group climbs during those hours. If you are the brave sort and don’t mind a little rain, you may reserve a private climb during those months and have the mountain all to yourself.
Read: When is the best time to climb Kilimanjaro?
Why climb Kilimanjaro in December – Christmas Month
The following are a few reasons why scaling Mount Kilimanjaro is the best travel option on the days coinciding the Christmas:
1. It’s thrilling!
Even if it sounds unusual, hiking Kilimanjaro is enjoyable. Although the last stretch to Uhuru Peak may be challenging, there is so much fun along the way. The view will wow you. Crisp and clean air is present. You are breathing in the fresh air with every step you take. To prevent tiredness and acclimate to the elevation changes, you can walk gently.
Beautiful scenery and varied plants may be seen in each zone. After our cook has made a great lunch for you and the sun has set, you may spend some time stargazing beneath the beautiful African heavens.
Choosing the best Kilimanjaro route
2. Nature and wildlife:
You did read that correctly. The mountain will be home to a wide variety of vegetation and fauna. However, because they avoid locations with humans or activity, many animals could be difficult to see. However, if you’re fortunate, you could spot a buffalo or an eland!
What kind of animals might you see on the mountain?
3. The setting:
In the Kilimanjaro area, Mount Kilimanjaro is situated close to the charming town of Moshi. Following your descent, you may unwind in Moshi. Take in a mouthwatering lunch at a neighborhood eatery, relax at the TPC Golf club, or even go on a day excursion to the hot springs! If you decide to spend a few days in Moshi town, you have a lot of lodging choices.
4. Joining a group is possible:
Do not worry if you plan to travel alone over this holiday. Climb Mount Kilimanjaro in a group. You have the chance to do this and meet new individuals to create new friends.
It is crucial that you explore significant topics like altitude sickness & safety precautions and read up on fundamental information before starting your attempt.
Experience Kilimanjaro this holiday season of 2022 and in 2023.
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What are the best routes to climb for Christmas?
Since the mountain will be experiencing less traffic and you want this to be the trip of your life, we recommend opting for the Lemosho Route for 8 days which is very scenic and an overall great route that will give you enough time to acclimatize as you soak in the scenery or even the longer Northern Circuit Route for 9 days. If you are a wildlife enthusiast and like to take pictures, the 7 days Rongai Route could be the better option as this route is normally shielded from the rain as it starts on the leeward side of the Mountain. If camping is not your thing, the 6 Days Marangu route is ideal as you will be sleeping in dormitory style, A-shaped huts for accommodation.
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Mount Kilimanjaro Christmas Climbs
A Mount Kilimanjaro ascent between Christmas and New Year’s Eve? Are you up for it? Start your adventure through the Lemosho Route or perhaps the Rongai Route and enjoy breathtaking scenery along the route.
8 days Lemosho Route
7 days Machame Route
6 Days Marangu Route
9 days Northern Circuit Route
7 Days Rongai Route
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