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October 7, 2015

Kilimanjaro Machame Route 6 day trek

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Mount Kilimanjaro stands on the East African plateau, on the Tanzanian side of the Kenya border, overshadowing its smaller sister volcano, Mount Meru.

It is one of the easier mountains to climb as its summit can be reached without the use of ropes and climbing equipment. It takes on average, 6 days to complete the climb and return to the base, but extra days can be added to take in other sights or for acclimatisation to the altitude. It can be ascended via 6 different routes, each one offering their own unique scenery and sights en-route, each varying in difficulty.

Albeit a bit steeper, the Machame route is often considered to the most beautiful route up Kilimanjaro. Where accommodation on the Marangu route is in huts, accommodation on the Machame route is in tents, which are included in the cost of the climb. However, like with all other routes, porters carry all of your equipment and supplies and a cook prepares all your meals. The Machame route is also referred to as the “Whiskey route”, and offers one views of incredible late afternoon sunsets at Shira Camp, to breathtaking views of Kibo as the later afternoon mists clear. The Machame route is normally completed in a minimum of 6 days and follows the acclimatization principle of “climb high and sleep low” For this reason, the Machame route takes you from 3200m at Shira Camp, high to Lava Tower (4630m) on the third day and back down again to 3950 for an overnight stay at Barranco camp (3950m).

This offer applies to a 6 day Machame climb, 8 day total tour duration.

Conditions: The tour price applies to a minimum of 2 people per person and includes pre and post accommodation in a basic trekkers hotel.

Offer is valid for all tours completed prior to the end of June 2013, subject to availability.

Fast Facts

Trip Duration

Altitude

Destination

Activities

Travel times

Best months

Accommodation

8 Days, 7 Nights

5,895m – risk of altitude sickness

Tanzania

Trekking, Nature

All year

Dec – March, June to October

Tents and Hotels

Additional Info
Country: Tanzania
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Top Travel Voucher: 1478USD per person sharing - minimum of 2 people
Contact Email: You need to be a club member - if you want to see it!
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