We offer private treks on the dates of your choice, on a “tailor-made” trek where you can choose your specific dates, number of days, route, gear choices, and conditions to meet your needs. The prices break even at about 4 people to do a private group. With 3 or fewer, it’s a better value to join one of our group treks.
On private treks, we offer any route combination, from 5 to 10 days. Consider that you will likely only climb Kilimanjaro once, so you should ‘do it right’.
The best way to do this is choosing a trek which allows enough acclimatization time to reach the summit safely. The single most important factor on whether you reach the summit or not depends on the number of days taken. The park minimum is 5-days – that’s 3.5 days to the summit. Only about 50% of those on 5-day climbs reach the summit. Of the roughly 1,000 climbers we take up the mountain each year, we average 8 days and we get just over 90% of our climbers to Uhuru Peak.
Breaking that down, the results are dramatic when comparing the summit success rates vs. the number of days on the mountain. These are our estimated summit success rates:
- 5 days: 65%
- 6 days: 75%
- 7 days: 80%
- 8 days: 90%
- 9 or 10 days: 95%
It makes a significant impact on summit success rates to take extra days. The best plan is to take 7 or more days, in order to make your efforts worthwhile and make the experience a pleasant and fulfilling one!
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