Can Every Traveler Get Success On Mount Kilimanjaro?

Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing is fairly a lifetime experience for people taking the chance to climb to the top of this gigantic mountain; investing time and effort and money to conquer the mountain. So if someone fails to climb up to the top, it does make him feel heartbroken and devastated.

There is no certain statistics that prove the success rates, but the longer one stays on the mountain, the better is the success rate. This is because the body gets more time to acclimatize to the altitude. Hence, the longer you spend trekking, the higher your chances of looking from the top.

Route profile is very important in deciding the outcome of the trek. Choosing a route that suits your body, automatically gives you a higher chance at success to Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. If your body is not accumulated for adventurous treks, you may take the flatter routes that will assist you in climbing.


The Climb Success Rate In Figures Has Been Provided Below.

  • All climbers, all routes - 45%
  • All climbers, 5 day routes – 27%
  • All climbers, 6 day routes – 44%
  • All climbers, 7 day routes – 64%
  • All climbers, 8 day routes – 85%

It is evident from the figures that the longer your stay on the mountain, the higher your chances to conquer the mountain.

Machame Route:

  • It is the most popular route with more than half of the trekkers using this route to Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. The route is a 6 or 7 day itinerary. The route has a great climb high, sleep low profile and the summit success rate is high because of the same reason. The 7 day option has a success rate in excess of 85%, while the 6 day option has a success rate of 73% on average.

Rongai Route:

  • The only route on the northern side, it is also a 6 or 7 day Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. It does not offer the best of climb high, sleep low profile but good enough for climb. The 6 day option has a success rate of 65% while the 7 day trek has a success of about 80%.

Lemosho Route:

  • On the verge of becoming one of the most popular routes, the Lemosho route is an 8 or 7 day option with a success rate of 90% and 85% respectively.

Northern Circuit:

  • The newest route on the mountain is also the longest route. The trek is of 9 days but it is the safest and most successful route of all. The success rate is over 95%.

Marangu Route:

  • The oldest and most established route to Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, the Marangu route is the “shortest” route and is considered the easiest. But the statistics contradicts this notion. The 5 day trek doesn’t the let the body to get used to the mountains and thus it has a success rate of less than 50%.

hus, the selection of the route and your will to climb is a major factor in terms of answer the question. The future is not one to be foretold, but the climb can be made easier if you let the mountain get to you. Hope to see you click some great pictures from the top. Happy trekking! Call us: +255764785617 or visit Wilder Heritage to book your Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing.

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