7 Days Machame Route: Tour Overview
7 Days Machame Route Kilimanjaro Climb, the Machame route, or (Whiskey Route) at a total length of 65km, is one of the most popular for Kilimanjaro climbers. We, at Kilimanjaro On Foot, would recommend the short 6-day program only to those with climbing experience, a reasonable level of fitness, and a yearning for a challenge.
The main difficulty lies in an altitude gain of over 2,000m (6,600 feet) in 24hrs including summiting, resulting in a 7% drop in success rates. If you are planning to take Machame Route in November, April, or May, the path may be eroded by rain making the climb more difficult.
The 7-day program, on the other hand, offers success rates of 85% due to gradual acclimatization and will suit anyone aspiring to climb Kilimanjaro.