The best way to acclimatize on your Kilimanjaro climb
There are no short cuts to the summit. Only 42% of people make it to the summit of Kilimanjaro on any given year. The reason this number is so low comes down to two main concerns. Poor physical preparation and most importantly poor choice of itinerary or acclimatization schedule. You will need to be able to climb high and sleep lower. The best route for this is the Lemosho route up Kilimanjaro. The Lemosho route over 8 days gives you 4 nights sleeping between 3,500m/ 11,482 feet and 4,050m/ 13,287 feet. Trust me this will make all the difference in a safe and more successful ascent.
Yes, I know it cost $300 to $400 per day (depending on service) to be in the National park to pay all the staff properly, have proper tents, equipment, national park fees, taxes, permits and food and equipment. Climbing Kilimanjaro is a serious undertaking and you need to treat low oxygen environments with respect. If you don’t make it you have wasted your time even going to the mountain. Spent the extra days, climb Kilimanjaro on the Lemosho route over 8 days. It is vital to give yourself the best chance of success. I have climbed Everest to the top at 8,848m and climbed Kilimanjaro 25 times so I know what it takes to be successful climbing at altitude.
If you chose a professional guide service like Ian Taylor Trekking, our guides will understand pacing and managing people correctly at altitude you will be in excellent hands for a summit attempt.
Before you sign up to a trip you need to pick the right number of days for the climb and you need to climb Kilimanjaro on the best possible route.
To give yourself the best chance at a safe and successful trip to Kilimanjaro you need to pick a minimum of 8 days on the mountain. The best way to acclimatize on your Kilimanjaro climb is pick 8 days on Kilimanjaro and join one of our 8 day climbs on the Lemosho route.
Obviously this is our opinion, that 8 day trips are the way to go. Ian Taylor Trekking can easily bring you on a 5 or 6 day climb but from experience this will produce terrible results and you will be left upset, annoyed, frustrated and sick. You will have drastically limited your chances of success. If your goal is to stand on the summit of Kilimanjaro you really pay attention to our advice. We only want to see more and more people successful on Kilimanjaro.
I have climbed Kilimanjaro in 5,6,7 & 8 days so I know what I am talking about. The 5 and 6 day and even 7 day trips always give less chance of making the summit, people get sick and the experience is just terrible. Give yourself the best chance to success and be safer doing it.
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