Kilimanjaro Climb Machame Route


Mount Kilimanjaro Machame Route

Machame Route is also known as “Whiskey Route”. It also offers only fully catered camping or tent during your Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing. It approaches from south-west of Mount Kilimanjaro and descends through Mweka Gate. This route gives more time to recover and chances for “climb high and sleep low”. So the success rate is 95%. It takes 6 to 7 days to reach for the summit. For a successful summit, you can take 7 days for better acclimatization. Machame Route is more challenging than Rongai and Marangu route.
Among the important Kilimanjaro FAQ’s raised by our clients we are often asked about the scenic beauty of this route. This route offers the most stunning picturesque views which include rain forests, the Shira Plateau, the Lava Tower, and the Barranco Wall. While descending on Mweka route, you can enjoy a spectacular view of natural scenery. Most of the hikers choose this route for the summit.
On the Machame Route you can take rest at Machame Camp, Shira Camp, Barranco Camp, Karanga Camp, Barafu Camp, Mweka Camp. We will provide the most well-articulated Kilimanjaro Gear List Explore Tanzania Hikes & Safaris will help you get all the right gear for your trip.

Machame Route Climate

The Machame route has varied climatic conditions and supports the vegetation across the route. The trek begins through the rainforests. As the proximity to the equator, this route does not experience more winter and summer weather, but it has wet and dry seasons.
The rainfall varies from 2000 mm per year in the rainforest area to less than 120mm per year in the summit zone. The weather cycles are largely dependent on altitudes. The temperature will decrease always as you go through Kilimanjaro’s ecological zone. The temperature in the Summit can range from 0 degrees Fahrenheit to 15 degrees Fahrenheit.



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