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6 days Machame route Package Kilimanjaro climbing

6 Days Kilimanjaro climbing via Machame Route

The Machame route is also known as the Whiskey route, given its reputation for being a tough climb, in contrast to the easier Marangu route, which is known as the Coca Cola route. Unlike the gradual incline and hut accomodations found on the Marangu Route, the climbers on Machame hike steeper trails, for longer distances, while sleeping in tents.The Machame Route climb can be done in a minimum of six days on the mountain. However, it is most often tackled over seven days, for a better altitude acclimatization schedule. The trek begins at Machame Gate, located in the southern base of mountain, within its lush, fertile rain forest. The route heads toward the Shira Plateau, before circling along the southern circuit halfway around the mountain, exposing the climber to great views from all angles. The approach to the summit is made from the east, and the descent follows the Mweka trail.

6 DAYS MACHAME ROUTE HIGHLIGHTS

Approaching legendary Kilimanjaro from the south-west, you take the popular Machame Route, with a total trip time of six days, thus giving you even more acclimatization time and an even better chance of reaching the summit. Lush rainforest and Alpine moorland characterize the Machame Route, a trek which is challenging, make no mistake, despite the extra time given to acclimatize. You will have a private vehicle to take you to and from the mountain. Accommodation on the mountain on this trip will be in tented camps – a true adventure.

TRIP ITINERARY

Day 1 Airport Pick-Up - Drop Off At Hotel

Day 2 Moshi – Machame Gate – Machame Camp

Day 3 From Machame Camp To Shira Cave Camp

Day 4 From Shira Cave Camp To The Lava Tower And Descent To Baranco Camp

Day 5 From Barranco Camp To Barafu Camp

Day 6 Ascent To Uhuru Peak And Descent To Mweka Camp

Day 7 Descent From Mweka Camp To Mweka Gate – Moshi

Day 8 Departure - Kilimanjaro International Airport

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