30 Dec HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO CLIMB KILIMANJARO?
Conquering Mount Kilimanjaro, one of the seven summits, is considered an accomplishment of a lifetime. Thousands of enthusiasts flock to Kilimanjaro every year with the sole aspiration to stand on the Roof of Africa. Although considered as one of the easiest of the seven summits because it requires no technical skills, Mount Kilimanjaro can still be a daunting task if you do not give yourself enough time to acclimatise to the changing altitude.
The key to a safe and successful climb is to spend a greater number of days on the mountain to give your body the opportunity to adjust as the altitude changes. Over the years, new routes and camps on the Mount Kilimanjaro have provided additional opportunities to acclimatise and help lengthen and flatten the ascent profile, but as far as high altitude trekking goes, Kilimanjaro is definitely one of the highest ascents that can be completed in such a short period of time. We, however, believe that with the right level of preparation we believe Mount Kilimanjaro can be conquered by all – fit or unfit to abled or specially-abled.
The time required to conquest Kilimanjaro depends on the route you choose and the number of days you spend on the mountain. Our primary concern is that you have a safe and memorable Kilimanjaro climb and so we recommend you to choose routes that take 7-9 day routes for the best chance of success and the lowest risk of altitude sickness. It is also possible to climb the mountain in five or six days and save cost but to increase the probability of your success and minimise the stress of acclimatization on your body, the additional cost is well worth it.