The 7-day Machame Mount Kilimanjaro climbing adventure is the best ideal timely schedule for this route. On the 7 days Machame route, the climb from Barranco to Barafu is broken up into two days, allowing for a short day just prior to the summit grant. This is important because summit day begins very early, around midnight, so climbers are sleeping deprived going into the toughest day on the mountain. By having a short day beforehand, climbers can be better rested. The 7 days Machame route is highly recommended as it will just balance your Kilimanjaro climbing in an order.
We will drive from Arusha/Moshi to the Mount Kilimanjaro National Park Machame Gate about 50 minutes. The journey passes through the villages of Machame located on the lower slopes of the Mount Kilimanjaro. We now leave the Machame gate and walk through the rain forest on a winding trail up a ridge. Lower down, the trail can be muddy and slippery. Gaiters and trekking poles are very important during the climb. We continue a short distance until we reach the Machame Camp.