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Machame Route

Climb Kilimanjaro's Machame Route with Elite Kilimanjaro

Climb Kilimanjaro’s Machame Route with Elite Kilimanjaro

Machame Route Profile

Minimum Days: 6
Recommended Days: 7 or more
Difficulty (1-10):  Elite Kilimanjaro ranks the Machame route at a 7/10.  Considered more difficult than Marangu, hence the nickname “Whiskey Route”.  Suitable for trekkers who are a little more adventurous.
Scenery:  Although Macheme is a busy route, the scenery is beautiful and varies since the ascent and descent routes are different.
Success Rate:  The success rate of Macheme route is much higher than Marangu, but is still considerably lower than other routes, especially if you opt for the 6-day trek.
Traffic:  Due to its popularity, Machame is now the busiest route on the mountain.  If you are looking for peace and quiet, we do not recommend using this route.
Comfort:  You will sleep in tents on the Macheme route.  Your comfort is really determined by your level of tolerance for camping.

Machame Route Detailed Descriptions & Itineraries

Machame Route 6-Day Itinerary
Machame Route 7-Day Itinerary
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