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Machame Route

Machame Route is also known as “Whiskey Route”. It also offers only fully catered camping or tent during your Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing. It approaches from south-west of Mount Kilimanjaro and descends through Mweka Gate. This route gives more time to recover and chances for “climb high and sleep low”. So the success rate is 85%. It takes 6 to 7 days to reach for the summit. For a successful summit, you can take 7 days for better acclimatization. Machame Route is more challenging than Rongai and Marangu route.

Among the important Kilimanjaro FAQ’s raised by our clients we are often asked about the scenic beauty of this route. This route offers the most stunning picturesque views which include rain forests, the Shira Plateau, the Lava Tower, and the Barranco Wall. While descending on Mweka route, you can enjoy a spectacular view of natural scenery. Most of the hikers choose this route for the summit.

On the Machame Route you can take rest at Machame Camp, Shira Camp, Barranco Camp, Karanga Camp, Barafu Camp, Mweka Camp. We will provide the most well-articulated Kilimanjaro Gear List that will help you get all the right gear for your trip.

  • Choose longer days of the trek as your body needs time to adjust with the high altitude acclimatization.
  • Prepare a ‘Kilimanjaro playlist’ to listen to during your hike which helps to break your mental stress and physical exhaustion.
  • Take it easy and don’t try to rush to the top and always listen to your guide.
  • Drink lots of water and stay hydrated
  • The amount of Oxygen on the top is only 50% as compared to the amount of Oxygen you are used to have. So pay attention to your body signals and inform your guide as soon as possible.
  • Choose the dry season to experience your trek the most.
  • If possible avoid taking pills like Diamox. It may show harmful side effects.
  • Pack the necessary gears and double-check the complete list.
  • Machame route offers the most scenic vistas.
  • Machame is the only route offering fully cratered camping.
  • Its climb high, sleep low opportunity provides good acclimatization for trekkers.
  • The four diverse climatic zones of Machame is challenging with scenic views.
  • The route receives more trekkers for its scenic beauty.

The physical structure of Machame route follows in a particular way that the day one lets you ascent through the verdant rainforest that clothes the lower reaches of Kilimanjaro. Then the lush forest gives way to scrubby moorland making for an entirely different hiking experience. The different vegetation zones cover the scenic Borancco Camp. After crossing the vegetation zones, the sunrise seen is absolutely spectacular.

  • The weather of Kilimanjaro is unpredictable throughout the year. The temperature on the mountain varies widely depending upon the altitude.
  • June to October to the beginning of March offers the best time to climb the mountain.
  • Different climatic zones offer different atmosphere. The temperatures and precipitation levels and vegetation drops as hikers move to a high altitude.
  • As the weather varies, so the hikers should be ready to experience the hot, wet or cold conditions at any time while on the mountain.

Machame Route is the most popular Kilimanjaro Routes and attracts lot of new climbers towards it. The scenic view around the mountain is beautiful and gives one a chance to experience the best of what Kilimanjaro has to offer.

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* The success of achievement rate is higher.

* Highly recommended for scenic value.

* The trek can be completed in 6 to 7 days. 7 days is mostly recommended for better acclimatization.

* Offers walk high and sleep low profile, so great for acclimatization.

* Machame route receives high traffic. So the route is the busiest route.

* The route is suited to more adventurous hikers.

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