Climbing Kilimanjaro's Machame Route in 6 Days: A Journey of a Lifetime
The second most popular option among the climbers is the Machame route, also known as “the Whiskey Route”. This route offers a wide variety of views, landscapes and experiences. The starting point of the route, Machame Gate, is only a 20-minute drive from Aishi Machame Hotel. Located on the southern slope of Mt Kilimanjaro, Machame Gate will lead you to the top of Kilimanjaro along the exciting footpath which starts at the tropical forest, then runs through all the climate zones and finishes with the Arctic desert in the summit area.
Camps along the trek are favorably located for a smooth and gradual acclimatization transition process. On the 3rd day Machame Route converges with Lemosho and Umbwe at Barranco camp.
You can choose between a six or seven-day climb for the Kilimanjaro Machame route itinerary. The latter one is highly preferred for better acclimatization transition.
Climb Kilimanjaro's Machame Route in 6 Days
Experience the thrill of conquering Africa's highest peak with our 6-day Machame Route climb up Mount Kilimanjaro. Trek through diverse landscapes, from lush rainforests to barren alpine deserts, and witness stunning views that will take your breath away. Our expert guides will lead you every step of the way, ensuring a safe and unforgettable adventure.
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What to Expect on the Machame Route
The Machame Route is a challenging climb, and you should be in the good physical condition and have experience with high-altitude trekking. The trek involves long days of walking, and you'll need to be prepared for all types of weather conditions.
Packing List for the Machame Route
Here's a list of essential items you'll need for the Machame Route:
Warm sleeping bag
Waterproof hiking boots
Warm hat and gloves
Sun hat and sunglasses
Water purification tablets or filter
Headlamp with extra batteries