Climbing Kilimanjaro trip on Machame route begins in the south-west area of the mountain at Machame Gate. The route takes six days minimum to complete, how ever seven days is recommended.
Mweka route is manly for coming down, on the south-east side of the mountain. Because of the climbing in the west and descent down the north, Machame have panoramic view beauty of Kilimanjaro. Hiking Kilimanjaro on Machame offers stunning viewing of places Shira Plateau, Barranco, Lava Tower and Kilimanjaro snow. Climbing mount kilimanjaro package is all inclusive trip whereby certified kilimanjaro trek guides escorts and offer guiding services to mount kilimanjaro climbers.
Machame route is among best scenery route, and beautiful trails up Kilimanjaro. Machame route is second famous route and more challenging than Marangu. Machame route need more physical demand than Marangu and rongai route, how ever the reward is more beautiful scenery, varied topography and avoid crowd of tourists on other routes.
Why you should choose Machame route, characteristics and behavior.
§ Machame route is highly recommended with the best success rate,Great for acclimatization with lots of walk high, sleep low opportunities
§ Challenging trek with stunning scenery through 5 diverse climatic zones
§ Good opportunity to split pre-summit day climb to leave climbers rested before summiting
§ Meets with Lemosho route at Baranco and has scenic traverse to barafu Hut
MACHAME ROUTE DAILY SCHEDULE/CAMPS, WALKING DISTANCES AND OVERNIGHTS.
§ Machame Gate (start of trek) (5718 ft/1738 m) TO Machame (9927 ft/3018 m)
§ Shira (12355 ft/3756 m)
§ Barranco (13066 ft/3972 m)
§ Barafu (high camp before summit) (15239 ft/4633 m)
§ Mweka (descent) (10204 ft/3102 m)
§ Mweka Gate (end of trek) (5423 ft/1649 m)
§ Extra day for acclimatization: - Karanga (optional camp, used by 7-day climbers)
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