7 Days mt kilimanjaro climbing 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 accommodations found on the Marangu Route, the climbers on Machame hike steeper trails, for longer distances and sleep in tents. The Machame Route is approximately 62 km/ 37 miles from gate to gate. It is designed for physically fit people with some hiking experience. The Machame Route climb can be done in a minimum of six days (five nights) on the mountain. However, it is most often tackled over seven days (six nights), for a better altitude acclimatization schedule. The trek begins at Machame Gate, located in the southern base of mountain, within its lush, fertile rainforest. 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. 7 Day Machame Route Itinerary 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 toughest day on the mountain. By having a short day beforehand, climbers can be better rested.

1 Day Machame Gate to Machame Camp

2 Day Machame Camp to Shira Camp

3 Day Shira Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp

4 Day Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

5 Day Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

6 Day Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Hut

7 Day Mweka Camp to Moshi

Porterage Rescue fee Park fees (For non-residents) All activities (Unless labeled as optional) All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade) Camping equipment A professional driver/guide All transportation (Unless labeled as optional) All Taxes/VAT Roundtrip airport transfer Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section) Drinking water (On all days) Sleeping bag.

Climbing gear International flights (From/to home) Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour Bath towels Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day) Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.) Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees.

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