How Long Does It Take To Climb Mount Kilimanjaro?

How long does it take to climb Kilimanjaro? This is now a common question asked by every climbers.

We at Ernest Magic Tours & Safaris always take a minimum of 6 days to climb mount Kilimanjaro, that is ascend, summit and descend. It is possible to climb Kilimanjaro over 5 days but the shorter climbs have a much lower success rate, So we recommend that you take at least 7 days on Machame route or 8 days on Lemosho route to give yourself a really good chance of reaching the summit safely.

Recommended Days and Climbing Kilimanjaro Success Rate

As per the data given by Mount Kilimanjaro National Park, you can see the variation in success rate depending upon the recommended days.

  • All climbers, all 5 day routes 27%
  • All climbers, all 6 day routes 44%
  • All climbers, all 7 days routes 64%
  • All climbers, all 8 day routes 85%

Read more about the best route to climb Kilimanjaro and the days they take.

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