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 treks up the Machame, a beautiful route up Kilimanjaro that allows you to experience the southwest and south sides of the mountain, since you go up one way and down another. All your equipment and supplies are carried by porters and a cook prepares all your meals. Unlike the Marangu Route where you sleep in huts, on the Machame you sleep in tents (tents are included),

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How Many Days do you need to climb Mount Kilimanjaro via machame route

The Kilimanjaro climbing via Machame Route  can be done in a minimum of six days /five nights on the mountain. However, it is highly recommended to do  seven days /six nights, for a better acclimatization schedule. The success rate is higher when using the seven day route.

The Machame route  is designed for those with above average fitness and some hiking experience. But, plenty of first time trekkers use the route as well and do just fine. It is rated as one of Kilimanjaro’s better routes and thus is recommended. 

How Hard is it to Climb Kilimanjaro Using the Machame Route?

The Machame route is considered a difficult route. The reason being that it is a steep trail and has more elevation gain than other routes.

A route profile, sometimes called an elevation profile, is a side view of geographical data which focuses on elevation. The Machame route gains and loses altitude throughout the trip, which requires more fitness to hike compared to other routes that are more of a gradual ascent.

How Much Does it Cost to Climb Kilimanjaro Using the Machame Route?

The cost of climbing Kilimanjaro on the Machame route ranges from $1,800 to $4,200 depending on which operator you choose, the duration of the trip, and the number of clients in your party.

The Machame route can be climbed in 6 or 7 days. Because of the increase in park permits, crew wages, and food costs, the price of the 7 day Machame route is higher than the 6 day variation.

Our current pricing for a party of 4 for Machame route tours are shown below.


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