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Deciding When to Travel: Expeditions for Any Season

With so many destinations to choose from, picking a trip based on your own timeline is a breeze. It’s always important to take into consideration the “seasons of operation” for various outdoor activities. Here are a few things to consider:

What Hemisphere Is It In?

You want to pay attention to countries’ location in relation to the equator. Plenty of destinations have consistent weather near the equator and offer more year-round options for travel. Venture farther away, and changes in temps and seasonality will be a bit more variable.

Tired of the summer heat? Head to Southern Chile for frosty mornings and snow covered trails. You can only take a week off in December? Head to equatorial Tanzania to watch the great migration in the Serengeti.

Weather Patterns

Every destination will have it’s own microclimates, even within the same country or region (you trek through five on Kilimanjaro alone). OneSeed only run trips during the best weather windows so you avoid rainy monsoons. While we plan around the “optimal” times to travel, weather is always unpredictable in the mountains, and you may have wind, snow, rain, and bluebird skies all in one trip.

Seasonality Chart

We’ve put together a chart outlining the months for operations for all of our expeditions. As you can see, some countries run different trips at different times based on optimal weather and feasibility of operations.

For a quick filtering option, use our EXPLORE tool to search for trips by the month of departure.

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