Machame Route

7 Days Machame Route

Tour Details

  • The seven day Machame variation is the ideal schedule for this route. On the 7 day Machame route, the trek from Barranco to Barafu is broken up into two days, allowing for a short day just prior to the summit attempt.
  • This is important because summit day begins very early, around midnight, so climbers are sleep deprived going into the toughest day on the machameain. By having a short day beforehand, climbers can be better rested.
  • The 7 day Machame route is highly recommended and used by most prominent Kilimanjaro operators.
  • Compared with Marangu, the days on Machame are longer and the walks are steeper.
  • The Machame route is considered a difficult route, and is better suited for more adventurous folks and those with some hiking or backpacking experience.

Trekking Preparation