Kilimanjaro Machame Route
Machame route is one of the most popular and scenic routes to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Also known as the Whiskey Route, it offers climbers stunning views, diverse landscapes, and an excellent chance of acclimatization.
The Best Route to Summit Mount Kilimanjaro
This is one of the most scenic routes to the summit, often referred to as the ‘Whiskey Route.’ It can take six to seven days to climb, and trekkers will pass through beautiful rainforests, shiras on the second day, and the stunning Barranco Wall on the third day.
This route is the most popular because it offers a breathtaking view of the south-western side of the mountain. The Machame route is challenging, with steep, rocky terrain and several portions that require scrambling. However, the reward for conquering this route is the beauty of the route itself.
The route is one of the most popular and scenic routes to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Also known as the Whiskey Route, it offers climbers stunning views, diverse landscapes, and an excellent chance of acclimatization.
The key things to know about the Machame Route:
Altitude: The summit of Kilimanjaro on the Machame Route is the Uhuru Peak which stands at an elevation of 5,895 meters (19,341 feet). | Duration: The climb via the Machame route is usually completed in six to seven days, allowing for optimal acclimatization. | Difficulty: The Machame Route is considered a strenuous climb, although it is doable for most fit hikers. It requires long, steep climbs and descents, and the ascent to the summit is done overnight. | Scenery: Climbers on this route are treated to stunning views of the surrounding Mount Kilimanjaro National Park, including the famous Barranco Wall and Lava Tower. | Accommodations: The Machame route has well-maintained campsites with toilet facilities and water sources. The campsites are located in spectacular settings that offer views of the surrounding mountain and wilderness. | Wildlife: The route also offers the possibility of seeing little wildlife such as Colobus monkeys and a variety of bird species. | Crowds: The Machame Route is one of the busiest routes to climb, especially during peak season. However, it’s still less crowded than the Marangu Route. | Success Rate: The Machame Route has an excellent success rate, averaging around 95% with our guides. | Variety: The Machame Route offers a diverse range of landscapes, from dense rainforest to alpine desert, making it an exciting and rewarding climb for experienced hikers. | Cost: The cost of climbing Kilimanjaro via the Machame Route varies depending on the tour operators, but it is generally more expensive than the Marangu Route due to the longer duration of the climb and the need for more equipment.
The Route offers a challenging and rewarding climb up Mt. Kilimanjaro. It is known for its stunning scenery, well-maintained campsites, and diverse landscape. Despite being considered a strenuous climb, it has a high success rate and is popular among climbers looking for adventure and a chance to acclimatize adequately.
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