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6-day Kilimanjaro climbing Machame route

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The 6-day Machame Route is an exhilarating climb that condenses the experience while maintaining excellent success rates.

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The Machame Route is renowned for its scenic beauty and success rates, and a 6-day expedition offers a thrilling yet condensed journey to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.The best time for a 6-day Machame Route trek is during the dry seasons, which typically run from late June to October and from December to early March. These months provide clear skies and favorable climbing conditions, increasing your chances of summit success.The Machame Route maintains a commendable summit success rate of approximately 85–90%. This high success rate is attributed to the route's excellent acclimatization profile and gradual ascent. The 6-day Machame Route is considered moderately challenging. It is best suited for trekkers with good fitness levels and some prior hiking experience. The shorter duration intensifies the climb but is still achievable with the right preparation. Day 1: Machame Gate (1,800m) to Machame Camp (3,010m) Distance: approximately 11 kilometers. Time: 5-7 hours. Highlights: Trek through lush rainforests, spot wildlife, and settle in at Machame Camp. Day 2: Machame Camp (3,010m) to Shira Camp (3,845m) Distance: approximately 5 kilometers. Time: 4-6 hours. Highlights: Transition to moorland terrain, relish panoramic views, and reach Shira Camp. Day 3: Shira Camp (3,845m) to Barranco Camp (3,960m) via Lava Tower (4,640m) Distance: approximately 10 kilometers. Time: 6–8 hours. Highlights: Acclimatization at Lava Tower, conquering Barranco Wall, and arriving at Barranco Camp. Day 4: Barranco Camp (3,960m) to Karanga Camp (4,035m) Distance: approximately 5 kilometers. Time: 4-5 hours. Highlights: Ascend Barranco Wall, traverse the alpine desert, and settle in at Karanga Camp. Day 5: Karanga Camp (4,035m) to Barafu Camp (4,640m) Distance: approximately 4 kilometers. Time: 3–4 hours. Highlights: Reach Barafu Camp, the base for your summit attempt. Day 6: Summit Day: Barafu Camp (4,640m) to Uhuru Peak (5,895m) to Mweka Camp (3,100m) Distance: approximately 20 kilometers (round trip). Time: 12–16 hours. Highlights: Epic summit attempt, reaching Uhuru Peak, and descending to Mweka Camp.


o Park fees, Camp fees o Rescue fees 18% VAT on tour fees and services, which cost nearly 55% of the total cost charged. Transportation to and from the mountain gate Professional mountain guides, cooks, and porters 3 meals daily while on the mountain

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