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Machame is one of the most popular routes of Kilimanjaro.
Amongst the few old Kilimanjaro trekking routes, Machame is the prime one. Not only the oldest route but also Machame Routeis the most populous one.
Machame is widely known as the Whisky route Machame Route offers quite a scenic view. The route is a popular choice by many trekkers due to its scenic view and high Success Rate. Out of All 6 Ascending Kilimanjaro Routes, Machame is preferred by 50% of the climbers.
The route became so popular due to 2 reasons, one is it's one of the oldest routes and 2nd is it offers a great acclimatizing opportunity.
However, the Kilimanjaro Machame Route is a bit difficult for the climbers to climb up. The ascending through Barranco Wall on day four is the hardest one. The steppe climbing is though a complete non-technical climb.
If you are someone who has a decent physical strength, Machame Route is highly recommended. The route offers a great acclimatizing opportunity following the “walk high and sleep low” rule. Hence around half the population of the climbers prefer Machame to ascend.
Compared to the Marangu Route, Machame offers a long itinerary. Usually, the Kilimanjaro Machame Route takes 6 to 7 days for ascending to the Uhuru Peak.
The hike starts from lush green mountain forest, at the time of hiking the cultivation zone it becomes hard to believe that you are on a mountain. Trekking poles are highly advised as the trekking trail can be slippery and steppe.
Few interesting facts about Machame Route :
• The Machame Route is approximately 62 km/ 37 miles from gate to gate
• It is more suitable for those who are considered to be fit
• Machame Route initiates from the southern part of the mountain
• The trail goes through all the 5 climatic zones Kilimanjaro has to offer
• The route offers a good success that is around 85%
• A acclimatizing route preferred by 50% climbers
One of the most popular routes, Machame Route offers stunning views and varied landscapes. Beginning with the vibrant lush foothill forest the route offers 6 to 7 days of the itinerary.
The various campsites along the routes are -
Machame Route or the "Whiskey Route" is a standout amongst the most well-known courses because of its pleasant perspectives and changed scenes.
Be that as it may, moving through Machame Route is somewhat troublesome when contrasted with Marangu course. Despite the fact that the stroll on the Machame course is more extreme longer, still the success rate is higher than the Marangu course.
Machame Route isn't actually troublesome, yet the ascension is all the more debilitating as it has many high points and low points crossing a chain of valleys and edges. Accordingly, the course is most appropriate for individuals with some climbing or trekking encounters and for the individuals who love experiences. For amateurs the climbers, the course can be tiring.
Machame Route begins from the south, heading towards the east, exploring underneath the southern ice fields in front of summiting.
For the most part, the base days to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro through this course is six, however seven days is prescribed.
Our 6 days Machame route is perfect those who want a thrilling as well as adventurous experience amid their journey. The Machame route, also known as the Whiskey route, is one of the most popular routes on Kilimanjaro. In spite of being a tough climb compared to the Marangu route, the Machame route has one of the highest summit success rates...
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The seven day Machame variation is the ideal schedule for this route. On the 7 day Machame route, the trek from Barranco to Barafu is broken up into two days, allowing for a short day just prior to the summit attempt. This is important because summit day begins very early, around midnight, so climbers are sleep deprived going into the...
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Having been living and volunteering in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania for many months and staring at Mt. Kilimanjaro on a daily basis, I knew I wanted to attempt the climb before returning home to Canada. I was put in touch with Fred from Ascend Tanzania through the director of a local NGO who used his company for fundraising climbs with groups from North America. Right off the bat, Fred was so welcoming and helpful in preparing for the climb, answering my many questions, and providing me with the gear I needed (as I had not brought any technical mountain gear from home). I climbed with a guide named Erik and some wonderful porters and it was such an incredible 6 days. Walking at a slow pace to ensure acclimatization, enjoying such filling and good food, and being so taken care of while on the mountain made the trip such a success! We enjoyed an incredible summit and stunning 360-degree views as the sun came up over Kenya… what an experience! Thank you to Freddy, Erik, and the rest of the team at Ascend for doing a great job!
My group and I climbed the Macheme route with Ascend Tanzania. I had a great experience with the climb and the guides. The guides were very helpful and did everything they could to help us get to the top. All in all, it was a great trip and I would recommend Ascend Tanzania in the blink of an eye.
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