KILIMANJARO HIKING, 6 days machame

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

African Trek & Travel
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Duration: 7 days
Group size: 1 - 25
KILIMANJARO HIKING, 6 days machame
Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

African Trek & Travel
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Duration: 7 days
Group size: 1 - 25

About this trip

 

For those who only have six days to climb Kilimanjaro, the Machame  route is the best choice because of its acclimatization profile.  Compared to other six day routes, the Machame route exposes the climber  to higher elevations quicker (day three) which kick starts the body's  adaptation to altitude. However, this route requires that a person be in  good shape to be able to tackle the challenging elevation gains and  losses. The six day Machame variation is a difficult route. In  particular, day four combined with day five makes for a very hard  schedule. Day four is a full day of hiking from Barranco to Barafu. Then  after dinner and a partial night's sleep, the very long and strenuous  summit day begins around midnight. The 6 day Machame route requires  19-24 hours of demanding walking, at extremely high elevation, with only  4-6 hours of sleep. 

The path leads hikers through the rain  forest to Shira Plateau. Here, many of Kilimanjaro’s routes converge.  Then the route turns east and travers’s underneath Kilimanjaro's  Southern Ice Field on a path known as the Southern Circuit before  summiting from Barafu. Descent is made via the Mweka route.

Itinerary

DAY ONE: MOSHI- MACHAME
6 DAYS MACHAME ROUTE

 

For those who only have six days to climb Kilimanjaro, the Machame route is the best choice because of its acclimatization profile.  Compared to other six day routes, the Machame route exposes the climber to higher elevations quicker (day three) which kick starts the body's  adaptation to altitude. However, this route requires that a person is in good shape to be able to tackle the challenging elevation gains and losses. The six-day Machame variation is a difficult route. In particular, day four combined with day five makes for a very hard schedule. Day four is a full day of hiking from Barranco to Barafu. Then after dinner and a partial night's sleep, the very long and strenuous summit day begins around midnight. The 6 day Machame route requires  19-24 hours of demanding walking, at extremely high elevation, with only  4-6 hours of sleep. 

The path leads hikers through the rainforest to Shira Plateau. Here, many of Kilimanjaro’s routes converge.  Then the route turns east and traverses underneath Kilimanjaro's  Southern Ice Field on a path known as the Southern Circuit before summiting from Barafu. Descent is made via the Mweka route.

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