Machame Route


Machame Route offers stunning views, a reasonable challenge, and plenty of time to acclimate, making it a good choice for those who have a bit of extra time in their schedule

The Machame Route is also called a Whiskey Route and one of the challenging routes during Mount Kilimanjaro Hike. It has a success rate of 70% to the summit. The trail here is steeper crossing the valleys and ridges. You will also need to cross the Barranco wall which is steeper and need one and a half hour to hike it.

Did you know, the Machame Route Success Rate is quite high and the acclimatization it provides is also great! The Kilimanjaro Machame Route offers a longer and steeper hike and covers more ground and included more ups and downs.  The route may tire you and consume more energy. Despite this, we recommend it due to the acclimatization it offers.

On your Mount Kilimanjaro hike, you should surely try this scenic route. Kilimanjaro Machame Route is the most scenic route to Kilimanjaro hence it has become the most popular hike route on Kilimanjaro. 

Machame Route variations

The Machame Route 7 days is considered ideal to successfully complete the Kilimanjaro Hike. However travellers look for shorter trips like Machame Route 6 days and they can skip the night spent in the Karanga Valley.

The Machame Route cost for a six or seven-day group or private climb starts from the range of US$2000. 

Machame Route tips

— Prepare a perfect playlist of your favorite songs to listen while climbing the summit.

— Try to stay positive even when the journey seems impossible as climbing can be physically and mentally challenging.

— Be sure to wear your hiking boots before your adventure to Kilimanjaro to avoid blisters.

— Be sure to pack a generous supply of wet wipes and be prepared not to shower for a week.

— To reduce the symptoms of altitude sickness, you must consume as much water as physically possible.

— You should also be mentally prepared for case of altitude sickness. Altitude sickness occurs on the third day of your hike; therefore, it is best to allow extra time in your itinerary where possible.

— We suggest you to add an extra night to your journey to reduce the impact of altitude sickness.

— Try to spend a few weekends camping to get familiar with using limited facilities so that it mentally prepares for the Kilimanjaro climbing and helps you overcome any small barriers you might encounter.

— The best time to climb Mount Kilimanjaro is from June to October.

Suricata Safaris will help you determine the best time to hike Kilimanjaro. We also help our clients in applying for Tanzania Visa and provide them with accurate equipment and a documents list so that they have all the necessary items required for the travel.

Almost all our clients have reported a high Kilimanjaro Success Rate which was possible due to the constant guidance and support preparing the travel and on site, with our guides, porters, Kilimanjaro rangers, and the entire crew. We work tirelessly to make your Kilimanjaro hike a grand success.




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