Can you Climb Kilimanjaro in a Day?
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Climb Mount Kilimanjaro in one day! – Tanzania

Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing 2022/2023. With a height of 5895 meters (19340 ft) Mt. Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest free standing in the world. Are you wondering if you can Climb Kilimanjaro in a Day? Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro without doubt is once in lifetime changing experience. There is a seven Kilimanjaro routes to climb Kilimanjaro which help you to reach the summit. In a general you can’t reach the top of Kilimanjaro in a day. Through you can take a short day trip to a certain first point  and return back at same day.  Climb Kilimanjaro 2023 Dates and prices — Kilimanjaro Climb Full Moon Dates —Tentative Full Moon Dates To Summit Mt. Kilimanjaro (2022-2023). The minimum number require to climb kilimanjaro is 5 Day and Maximum is 9 Day through Northern Circuit Route.  Bellow is the Kilimanjaro routes and detailed information.

Number of  Day through a Different Routes.  

Marangu Route | Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Marangu (“Coca Cola”) Route; Known as the “Coca-Cola”route, the Marangu route is a classic trek on Mount Kilimanjaro. It is the oldest, most well established route.  Considered to be the easiest path on the mountain, given its gradual slope. Also the only route which offers sleeping huts in dormitory style accommodation.

The minimum days required for this route is five, although the probability of successfully reaching the top in that time period is not very high. Spending an extra acclimatization day on the mountain is highly recommended when climbing Kilimanjaro using the Marangu route.

However, despite its immense popularity, we avoid leading climbs on the Marangu route. Route has the least scenic variety of all the routes. Ascent and descent are done on the same path and it is the most crowded route for that reason. Marangu is favoured mostly during the rainy season.  Favourate for those who only have five days to climb Kilimanjaro.
Popular tourist route, approaches from southeast, easy, gentle gradients. Beautiful rain forest section and moorlands. Comfortable but basic hut shelter, poor acclimatization profile, descent on same trail.

Machame Route | Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Known as the “Whiskey” route, the Machame route is now the most popular route on the mountain.
Compared with Marangu, the days on Machame are longer and the walks are steeper.  Machame route is considered a difficult route, and is better suited for more adventurous folks and those with some hiking or backpacking experience. The route begins from the south, then heads east, traversing underneath Kilimanjaro’s southern ice field before summiting.

The Machame route is scenically beautiful and varied. However, due to the heavy crowds, it loses some of its splendor.  Famous route, scenic and it has beautiful panoramic views.  Endemic and amazing plants that can only be found on Mount Kilimanjaro and nowhere else in the world.  Most popular route, approaches from south, very scenic route with southern traverse, difficult route but very good for acclimatization, camping. It’s take 6 Day to 7 Day tfor aclimatization.

Lemosho Route | Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

The Lemosho route is one of the newer routes on Mount Kilimanjaro. The route begins in the west and
rather than simply intersecting Shira Plateau (like Machame), Lemosho crosses it from Shira Ridge to Shira Camp. Climbers encounter low traffic until the route joins the Machame route. Afterwards, Lemosho follows the same route through Lava Tower, Barranco and Barafu, known as the southern circuit.

The minimum number of days required for this route is Six days, although eight days is ideal.  Most beautiful route on Kilimanjaro and boasts panoramic vistas on various sides of the mountain. It is our favourite route because it offers a great balance of low traffic, scenic views and a high summit success rate. Thus, Lemosho comes highly recommended.

Long access drive to trailhead, approaches from west, remote, less frequented, beautiful heath section, very scenic with southern traverse, camping, difficult route but excellent for acclimatization, camping.

Shira Route | Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

The Shira route is another path that approaches Kilimanjaro from the west, and it is nearly identical to the Lemosho route. In fact, Shira was the original route and Lemosho is the improved variation. While Lemosho starts at Londorossi Gate and treks through the rain forest to Shira 1 Camp, the Shira route bypasses this walk by using a vehicle to transport climbers to Shira Gate, located near the Shira Ridge.

On the first day on the mountain, climbers begin their hike from 11,800 feet (3,600 m) and spend their first night at the same elevation at Simba Camp. Then, the route merges with Lemosho and follows the southern circuit route. Shira is a varied and beautiful route. Recommended over Shira due to the high altitude of Shira’s starting point. It is possible that climbers will experience altitude related symptoms on the first day due to failed acclimatization. Climbers using Shira should be confident of their ability to acclimatize.

Almost same as Lemosho, approaches from west, long access drive to trailhead, trail starts at 11,800 ft, remote, less frequented, beautiful heath section, very scenic with southern traverse, camping, difficult route but excellent for acclimatization if ok at 11,800 ft, camping.

Rongai Route | Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

The Rongai route is the only route that approaches Kilimanjaro from the north, close to the Kenyan border.
Though gaining popularity amongst climbers, Rongai has low traffic. It is the preferred route for those looking for an alternative to the crowded Marangu route, for those who would like a more remote hike, and for those who are climbing during the rainy season (the north side receives less precipitation).  Although the scenery is not as varied as the western routes, Rongai makes up for this by passing through true wilderness areas for days before joining the Marangu route at Kibo camp.

This route descends down the Marangu route. Moderately difficult route, and is highly recommended, especially for those with less backpacking experience. Long access drive to trailhead, approaches from north, remote, less frequented, easy, gentle gradients, beautiful alpine desert section, good alternative to Marangu, camping, fair acclimatization profile, camping.

Umbwe Route | Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

The Umbwe route is one of the shortest routes to the Southern Glaciers and the Western Breach and its the most challenging route on Mt Kilimanjaro. Approaching from the south, the Umbwe route is a short, steep and direct climb. It is probably the most scenic, non-technical route on Kilimanjaro. Umbwe starts from the southern part of Kilimanjaro and presents trekkers with a steep climb and travels below the Southern Ice Field before eventually summiting from Barafu. It’s take almost 7 Day to reach summit.