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Mount Kilimanjaro: Machame Route is a 35.4 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Kibosho Magharibi, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, camping, and backpacking.

Distance: 35.4 miles Elevation Gain: 16,778 feet Route Type: Point to Point

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This is the route to climb Kilimanjaro via Machame route. Seven day trip, camping on the mountain six nights.

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11 days ago

2018 amazing

11 days ago

7 day Machame Route with Trek2Kili. Highly recommend. Please make sure if you hike this route or others on Kili that you find a company certified by KPAP (Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project) who ensure the safety of the guiding and support teams.

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snow
2 months ago

Did this trip late March while the entire world was going crazy. Amazing experience going from rainforest to wide open high alpine areas to windy and snowy on Summit day. Worth every bit of struggle. Then came down and found the world in shambles and the adventure really started trying to find a way home to Montana.

hiking
3 months ago

Completed with Kilimanjaro brothers. One of the most amazing experiences of my life. We did an extra day just to get used to the altitude even though we experienced no sickness up to that point. First few days extremely fun and not that strenuous. Summit night very difficult but you will get there and wow is it worth it.

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3 months ago

Completed the 6 day 5 night route via Machame with a successful summit on the 29th of February. Was blessed with outstanding weather minus some downpour between Lava Tower and Barranco Camp. Strongly recommend the team from GAdventures, and our CEO Bruno from the Kili Kings

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rocky
4 months ago

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4 months ago

7 day Machine hike with kandoo. it wasn't the hardest hike I've done but it was up there for sure. make sure to

The trail from Shira to Baranco via lava towers was gentle uphill to lava and downhill to camp. 4hrs up , 2.5 hrs lunch acclimitazion and 5pm camp. Was raining through out which made trek difficult.

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5 months ago

Just finished hiking Kili for 7 days via Machame on Jan 26, 20. Thanks to the previous posts for some really helpful info, some of which is to be repeated here. First, take your diamox. Second, go slowly. Follow your guide’s pace and lead. Most of them worked as porters before the worked their way up to be assistant guides, then finally guides, so they know the mountain and what they’re doing. Third, take rain gear and layers. It rains, and sometimes snows, at altitude. The beauty of Kili is you start and and in rainforest, while in the middle trekking through beautiful foliage, moonscape, over small waterways, past innumerable waterfalls, and varied terrains. Take comfortable, waterproof footwear, and make sure your bags are waterproof. Another hiker thought his was only to find out it was not, and he was left with a bag full of wet clothes. Fourth, stay hydrated. Drink lots of water. Most of the stories of those who did not summit involved some level of dehydration, something that can be avoided. Fifth, take poles. You’ll be happy you did, especially coming down post-summit. Enjoy. Have fun. Take lots of pics. It’s a wonderfully challenging experience.

This a challenging trail. At Shira camp.

hiking
5 months ago

Did this and i will do it again it was great challenging to go to top! Highly recommend

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5 months ago

Just completed the 7 day Machame Route with Ax Ventures/Keys Tour and Nelson Dellis of Climb4Memory. Ascend for 5 days then midnight summit day and down for 1.5 days. It is physically demanding and mentally taxing especially on summit day, but it was such a wonderful feeling being on Africa’s Penthouse (haha. Coining that term!), you have to want it and conquer it! Highly recommended for avid hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. I’m exhausted but loved it.

hiking
6 months ago

Amazing!! Would definitely recommend. Summit night is hard and the air so thin...but definitely doable. If you think you can or you think you can’t summit, you’re right either way on this one. It’s as much mental as it is physical. Enjoy!

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8 months ago

Great trail . The most challenging part is the lack of oxygen in higher altitude and acute mountain sickness, therefore you have to be prepared by taking some medications prescribed by your doctor to help in this matter. The other helpful tip is to choose an experienced guide/company even if you pay extra as it makes the entire experience totally different.

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8 months ago

a group of 8 of us, just completed it over 6 days we all got there and back was very wet, but worth every minute highly recommend

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