How long Does it Take to Climb Mt Kilimanjaro
Most of people have been asked how many days it takes to climb mt Kilimanjaro. The answer to climb mt Kilimanjaro take five to eleven days depend on the route you’re taking to climbing the summit of mt Kilimanjaro.
Below is the summary of Kilimanjaro routes with route description and number of days recommended.
Summary of routes and descriptions on how long it takes to climb mt Kilimanjaro
|Northern Circuit||Newest route on Kilimanjaro. Very low traffic due to very long time on the mountain traverses nearly the entire mountain including the north side. Long route with Excellent views.||9||90 kilometers (56 mi)|
|Lemosho||Long access drive, remote, less frequented, beautiful forests, scenic traverse to Barafu, camping. Excellent for acclimatization.||8||56 kilometers (35 mi)|
|Machame||Second most popular route. Beautiful forest, very good for acclimatization, scenic traverse to Barafu.||6-7||49 kilometers (30 mi)|
|Marangu||Very popular (crowded). Gentle gradients and long sections up to 4700m (2.9 mi). Beautiful forests and moorlands, comfortable but basic huts. The 6 day variant provides good time for acclimatization.||5-6||64 kilometers (40 mi)|
|Rongai||Long access drive, remote, less frequented, some fine, wild, least scenic, camping. Good for acclimatization.||5-6||65 kilometers (40 mi)|
|Umbwe||Shortest and steepest route, very physically taxing and requires serious endurance. Beautiful forest, spectacular ridge, bad for acclimatization, scenic traverse to Barafu, camping.||5-6||37 kilometers (23 mi)|