Kilimanjaro – Machame Route
Duration: 8 days
Land Only Trekking Days: 7
Maximum Altitude: 5,895m
Kilimanjaro is among the world’s highest free-standing mountains, rising 4800m from the undulating plain that is the ancestral home of the Maasai people. What makes it challenging is the altitude but by allowing 6 days for the ascent (and not the 4 or 5 that some parties attempt), proper acclimatization is possible and the summit can be safely achieved by most fit walkers.
The very scenic Machame Route combines spectacular views and scenery, providing good acclimatisation and a quieter path than the Marangu (tourist) route. It is perhaps the best of the standard routes on the mountain, and the one recommended for those wanting an uncomplicated but rewarding trek on Kilimanjaro.