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Climate change vs Kilimanjaro routes choice, comparing Machame route to Marangu trail

Kilimanjaro Safari Holidays DMC guides addition climbing tips are best time to climb Mount Kilimanjaro according to the current weather. This is climbing tip on comparison of Kilimanjaro routes Machame vs Marangu route in regarding to weather, and climatic seasons. Everybody is aware of global climate change, and hence Mount Kilimanjaro weather fluctuation is part of it. We used to the best time to climb Kilimanjaro are from June to October, and January to Mid March. Short rains begins in November to December, but in recent months, raining has extended to January. This Kilimanjaro guide article helps traveller to book mount Kilimanjaro tours available.
Now, what months to go and what Kilimanjaro routes to choose? June to October is dry season, and weather is favorite with sky clear, and minimum wind. Hence this weather favors all routes, from Rongai route, Marangu, Machame route, Lemosho etc. But in the slight rain with warm weather Months of November to January, Marangu route is a recommended Kilimanjaro route. Marangu, famously known as Coca Cola route, uses Mountain huts as an accommodation. mountain huts are much comfort than camping routes such as Machame route. For more adventure things to do at Mount Kilimanjaro, and day tours, read more.

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.

Accommodations

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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Kilimanjaro climbing Machame 6 days

6 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.

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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