Kilimanjaro Full Moon The glaciers glittering in the moonlight is absolutely amazing.

Summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro on a cloudless evening is without a doubt an unforgettable experience. Now imagine seeing the glaciers glitter in the moonlight of a full moon – absolutely stunning. The majority of a Kilimanjaro climb takes place during the day and it is only the summit attempt that starts before midnight in order to reach the summit at sunrise. A summit attempt done during a full moon could make the evening climb easier, since you might not need to switch on your head lamp in the bright moonlight.Planning a trek up Mt. Kilimanjaro to coincide with the full moon dates detailed below, could further enhance the whole experience, as the bright moonlight would provide spectacular views of Kibo from most of the overnight camps.

2018 full moon dates

Kilimanjaro Fullmoon

The short answer is that the temperatures on Mount Kilimanjaro range from hot to bitter cold. Climbing Kilimanjaro is unique for many reasons, and one of these is that from origin to summit, climbers find themselves weaving through several distinct climate zones. It is said that the journey from the gate to the peak is like traveling from the equator to Antarctica in a matter of days!
Mount Kilimanjaro has five major ecological zones, each approximately 3,280 feet (1,000 m) in altitude. Each zone is subject to a corresponding decrease in rainfall, temperature and flora/fauna as the altitude increases. Moshi, the gateway town from which our climbs are organized, is located just south of the base of Mount Kilimanjaro. At 2,667 feet (900 m) above sea level, the town is located in the lowest, warmest ecological zone

Kilimanjaro's Five Ecological Zones


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Bushland/Cultivated Zone

Altitude: 2,600 to 6,000 ft (800 to 1,800 m)

Precipitation: 20 to 70 in (500 to 1,800 mm)

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Rain Forest Zone

Altitude: 6,000 to 9,200 ft (1,800 to 2,800 m)

Precipitation: 79 to 40 in (2,000 to 1,000 mm)

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Heath/Moorland Zone

Altitude: 9,200 to 13,200 ft (2,800 to 4,000 m)

Precipitation: 51 to 21 in (1,300 to 530 mm)

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Alpine Desert Zone

Altitude: 13,200 to 16,500 ft (4,000 to 5,000 m)

Precipitation: 10 in (250 mm)

Arctic Zone

Altitude: 16,500+ ft (5,000+ m)

Precipitation: < 4 in (100 mm)

A New moon First quarter Full moon Last quarter
B 18 December 26 December 2 January 9 January
2. 17 January 25 January 31 January 7 February
C 16 February 23 February 2 March 9 March
D 17 March 24 March 31 March
Blue Moon
8 April
E 16 April 23 April 30 April 8 May
F 15 May 22 May 29 May 6 June
7. 13 June 20 June 28 June 6 July
8. 13 July 19 July 27 July
Lunar eclipse
14 August
9. 11 August 18 August 26 August 3 September
10. 9 September 17 September 25 September 2 October
11. 9 October 16 October 24 October 31 October
12. 7 November 15 November 23 November 30 November
13. 7 December 15 December 22 December 29 December

2019 Full Moon Dates

Kilimanjaro Fullmoon

You are only required to carry items from your gear list that you may need prior to reaching your next campsite. A small to medium sized backpack, with a volume capacity of up to 2000 cu in (30 liters), is appropriate. The specific items to carry generally depend on the time to reach camp and trail and weather conditions. Typically, you will have inside your daypack: waterproof gear, extra clothing, water, snacks, gloves, hat, sunglasses, and other small items, such as bug repellent and sun screen. Consult your guide if you are unsure of what you need. (See How Should I Pack the Day Pack?).
Everything else should be placed into your duffel bag, which the porters will carry. The weight limit of the duffel bag is 15 kgs. The porters will carry the duffel bag from campsite to campsite. Use plastic bags or dry bags to separate and water proof your gear. You will be expected to pack your daypack and duffel bag each morning. Note that it is acceptable to use a backpack instead of a duffel bag. However, since porters bundle the bag with other items and carry the load on their heads, a duffel bag is preferred.
A New moon First quarter Full moon Last quarter
B 6 January 14 January 21 January 28 January
2. 5 February 13 February 19 February 26 February
C 6 March 14 March 21 March 28 March
D 5 April 12 April 19 April 27 April
E 5 May 12 May 19 May 26 May
F 3 June 10 June 17 June 25 June
7. 2 July 9 July 17July Lunar eclipse 25 July
8. 1 August 7 August 15 August 23 August
9. 30 August 6 September 14 September 22 September
10. 28 September 5 October 14 October 21 October
11. 28 October 4 November 12 November 20 November
12. 26 November 4 December 12 December 19 December
13. 26 December 3 January 10 January 17 January

Note

Kindly note that we cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided in any of the above Full Moon tables. Although every effort is made to achieve accuracy in these moon calendars, users may use these dates strictly at own risk and are therefore strongly advised to confirm the accuracy of the details at own arrangement, before travelling.

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