Mountain Hiking Safaris in Tanzania | Tanzania Adventure Tours
How many days does it take to climb Mount Kilimanjaro?” is one of the most popular questions we get every day from travelers who go on mountain hiking safaris in Tanzania adventure tours.
In short, for an ordinary person with an average fitness level, it takes five to nine days to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.
At the same time, remember that the more days you spend on Kilimanjaro the safer and more comfortable your hiking experiences will be.
Climbing / Hiking safaris in Tanzania adventure tours with shorter Mountain Kilimanjaro hike time (5/6-day adventures) are not recommended for inexperienced hikers.
Climbing programs of 7/8/9-day duration via Lemosho, Machame, and Rongai routes are the best choice for everyone because of the following reasons:
Longer programs mean more time for your body to get accustomed to the abnormal altitudes of Kilimanjaro;
Longer climbing programs feature the right profile for overnight camping – the camps are located at somewhat lower altitudes than your daily trekking routes. It is especially important for a smooth and successful acclimatization transition.
With those concerns in mind, for all climbers without prior high-altitude acclimatization (remember that it lasts for 6 months only) we recommend planning your adventure in a way that allows you to have enough time for a longer Mountain Kilimanjaro hiking tours adventure in Tanzania.
Passion and determination – you should have a burning desire in your soul, motivating and urging you to keep going to the top;
Confidence – you should believe that you can do it. We will take of the rest;
Fortitude and stamina – while it does not take athletic skills to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, you should be ready to trek long distances, keep your spirits high and not give up.
Standing on Uhuru Peak, contemplating the majestic landscapes below will be your reward.
In spite of the fact that Mount Kilimanjaro deservedly enjoys the reputation of “hiking adventure tours in Tanzania”, ascending too fast is not recommended because of high-altitude acclimatization concerns.
As we explained in our article about high-altitude acclimatization on Kilimanjaro, more days on the mountain mean better acclimatization transition and safer trekking experiences.
Professional preparation for the climb, good acclimatization transition, and, most importantly, your attitude to the upcoming adventure will make your Tanzanian dream a reality.