Posted on Apr 18, 2018
Kilimanjaro Centre For Trekking and Ecotourism (KCTE)
Machame is one of the most popular routes on Mount Kilimanjaro. According to statistics from Kilimanjaro National Park approximately 50% of trekkers use the Machame route to ascend Kilimanjaro. The route is very scenic, providing hikers with incredible views and varying landscapes. The route is relatively difficult as climbers need to be able to ascend the Barranco Wall on day four and contend with a steep incline up Kibo on summit night. That being said, there are no parts on the route that require any technical climbing skills. The total route distance is approximately 62 kilometers from gate to gate. One can complete the route in 6 or 7 days. Both options include a climb high, sleep low acclimatization day.