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Why Machame is the Best Route to Climb on Kilimanjaro?

Why Machame is the Best Route to Climb on Kilimanjaro?

Machame route is known for its stunning scenery, excellent acclimatization opportunities, and low cost, making it the most popular route trail for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to Uhuru Peak, which is why we provide facts about Why Machame is the Best Route to Climb on Kilimanjaro?

The Machame Route is one of the most popular trekking routes to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. Although the Lemosho route is the trail that shows the best Kilimanjaro scenery, its Kilimanjaro trekking cost is higher than Machame.

The Machame Route typically takes 6-7 days to complete, with a climb to the summit taking place on the morning of the 5th or 6th day. The route starts on the southwestern side of the mountain and crosses through a variety of different landscapes, including rainforest, heath, alpine desert, and arctic.One of the key features of the Machame Route is its “climb high, sleep low” approach, which helps trekkers acclimatize to the high altitude.

The most beautiful section in this route is Shira ridge, Shira Cave, Lava Tower, Barranco wall, The top of Barranco wall. Hiking from Barranco camp to the Barranco wall is the challenging section in this route because of its steepness. Then this section the first part you have to trek by using your legs and hands until you pass through the kissing Rock Stone.

Physical Fitness

Trekking the Machame Route requires a good level of physical fitness and mental determination. Along the way, hikers will face a variety of challenges, including steep inclines, rocky terrain, and high altitude. However, for those who successfully complete the trek, the experience of summiting Mount Kilimanjaro is a truly amazing adventure.


Accommodation in Machame route is tents in the campgrounds after trekking several km from 6 to 20. Before summit hike attempt, there is a base camp known as Barafu camp, located at an altitude of 4673 m. Most climbers stop at the Barafu camp, how ever there is an alternative base camp located at slight higher altitude at 4870 m. Kosovo camp is better because you finish a difficult section before last summit attempt. And hence you will reach Uhuru peak with energy, and start to descend without fatigue. You will enjoy sunrise Kilimanjaro summit experience. 

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Machame route is among best Kilimanjaro trails to climb to the Kilimanjaro Uhuru peak. Advantages of choosing to climb Kilimanjaro through machame route are that has best chance for acclimatization and has high success rates to summit.

7 Day Machame Route, Kilimanjaro Trekking

Machame route is among best Kilimanjaro trails to climb to the Kilimanjaro Uhuru peak. Advantages of choosing to climb Kilimanjaro through machame route are that has best chance for acclimatization and has high success rates to summit.

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Kilimanjaro climbing discount tour offers

Now everyone can find and book Mount Kilimanjaro climbing discount travel deals. This promotional discount tour offers is arranged by Trustworthy and a Kilimanjaro tour operator with the best TripAdvisor reviews and most recommended. You can travel abroad and get budget adventure deals. Kilimanjaro safari holidays DMC ltd offers economical travel packages.

We have budget travel deals and discount Kilimanjaro trekking adventures on the Machame route, Lemosho route, and Rongai. Here we bring you specifically 6 days Mount Kilimanjaro climbing discount tour offer. The most affordable way of booking a Kilimanjaro trek is in form of small groups or joining groups. Mountaineering enthusiasts can gather to climb like interested people and book a Kilimanjaro tour. Another way to form a group is by a Tour leader or international mountain guide. Below are categories of discount tour offers for Kilimanjaro treks, check and get the best travel deal below

2 to 4 people = Price is 1450 US $ per person

5 to 10 people = 1350 US U per person

11 to 22 people = 1320 US $ per person

To confirm the trip, the travel policies are easier and more flexible. Only 50 US $ per person is needed for a deposit, to guarantee (confirm) the booking. Joining a group of Kilimanjaro climbing is a way for solo travelers to share costs and reduce Kilimanjaro prices. The discount Kilimanjaro trekking group is from 1250 US $ per person for 6 days Machame route.

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Booking flights is now easier because a lot of international Airlines arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport. British Airways, Qatar Airways, KLM, and Ethiopian airlines travel to Tanzania.

Machame route is among the best choice of the Kilimanjaro trail. The first recommended Kilimanjaro route is Lemosho, then Machame, Rongai, and sequence goes. Machame route because it has scenic beauty with many varied plants, wildlife (black & white colobus monkeys, Bushbaby, birds, etc), volcanic, and snow features. The advantages of choosing to climb Kilimanjaro through the Machame route are that has the best chance for acclimatization and has high success rates to the summit. Accommodation is on tented camps on each day/night.

Climbing Kilimanjaro – 6 days Machame route itinerary is below:

Day 1.Machame Gate (1634 m/5,363 ft) to Machame camp (2834 m/9,300 ft)

Drive to Machame gate after registration begins your climb. The first day is a nice leisurely hike through the tropical rain forest. As you pass through the rainforest, you are most likely to spot colobus monkeys and wild birds. Have dinner and overnight at Machame Camp. 

Day 2. Machame camp (2834 m/9,300 ft) to Shira camp (3749 m/12,300 ft)

From the Machame camp, you cross the stream onto its west bank and follow the path up the steep rocky ridge – crisscrossing a few times before reaching Shira camp, at the base of a semi-circular wall of rocks. Have dinner and overnight at Shira camp.

Day 3.Shira camp (3749 m/12,300 ft) to Barranco camp (3901 m/12,800 ft)

From Shira Hut, you hike to Lava Tower (15,000’) to acclimatize and then proceed down to Barranco Camp via the Great Barranco Wall. This night’s camp is one of the best on the mountain. Have dinner and overnight at Barranco camp.

Day 4.Barranco camp (3900 m/12,800 ft) to Barafu camp (4,600 m/15,091 ft)

Today is a long and tough hike than the past few days, hiking up to the final camp before your last ascent day to the summit.

From Barranco Hut, you climb up through the edge of great Barranco Wall. It’s a tough morning climb on a steep trail, but once you reach the top, the views are wonderful. Today is the best day to get lots of rest. Have dinner and over night at Barafu camp.

Day 5 .Barafu Camp (4,600m/15,091 ft) to the Summit (5896 m/19,343 ft) and then to Mweka Camp (3100 m/10,170 ft)

You will start trekking early before sunrise (1-2 am), as the walk today will take 10 – 14 + hours. The 1,100-meter (3,600’) ascent in just over 3 km (1.86 miles) will take you about 6-8 hours. As you try to reach the summit t watch the sunrise over the Great Rift Valley. After watching the sunrise and taking pictures, descend down back to Barafu camp for lunch then proceed to Mweka camp. Have dinner and overnight at Mweka camp. 

Day 6.Mweka camp (3100 m/10,170 ft) to Mweka Gate (1828 m/6,000 ft)

On the final day, you will have a short three hour hike out, walking through the lush forest. you meet our driver with the vehicle at the Mweka park gate to drive back to Moshi . Have overnight at the Hotel.

THE prices include all services:  Airport transfer from Kilimanjaro Airport, Hotel in Moshi on arrival B/B, Transport from Hotel to Kilimanjaro Machame gate, all park fees, salaries of guides/porters/cook, all meals on the mountain, clean safe drinking water, accommodation equipment, and Government tax, certificate of climbing, first aid, rescue and transfer to Moshi. 

 Services not included: Flight to Tanzania, Entry VISA, and hotel in Moshi last night (after the trek), Climbing gears (available for rent), tips to guides, porters, coordinator, and items of a personal nature.

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