Compare 7-day Machame route itineraries & realize an 85% summit guarantee on this 7-day Kilimanjaro Hiking program. This especially applies if you’re under 30 years of age and have no experience hiking at high altitudes.
Kilimanjaro’s Machame Route 7-Day Itinerary, otherwise known as the Whiskey Route, is relatively straightforward and can be reflected in the route’s popularity. Though there’s very little criticism regarding this route, there’s one simple drawback: the trail welcomes a high number of trekkers during peak season. This may occasionally interfere with your hike however, there’s a simple workaround. To avoid heaps of crowds you’ll have to leave camp early in order to beat everyone to the trails.
If this is your first-time hiking at high elevations (above 3,000m/9,900ft), you should know that the most effective way to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro is to properly acclimatize during your hike. Long and gradual Kilimanjaro routes like the 7-day Machame route are perfect for acclimatization systems to be utilized. See, on Kilimanjaro, there are 2 systems that prevent altitude sickness:
- The first method, Pole Pole (Slow-Slow in English), requires you to be on the mountain long enough for your body to acclimate to various altitudes.
- The second method, Trek-High & Sleep-Low, calls for trails to have gradual inclines in order for you to trek to high elevations and sleep at lower altitudes. This method conditions your body to anticipate elevation changes while helping you adjust during your sleep.
Unless you find yourself between the ages of 12 and 29, you should seriously consider trekking Lemosho route’s 8-day variation. This will give you ample time to adjust to elevation changes and will make for a much better hiking experience. The 8-day Lemosho program, unlike the 7-day Machame hike, performs extremely well with hikers that are under 40 years of age.
Highlights From This Long Distance Trail
Best Time To Hike The Whiskey Route
Dietary Food Menus Served On Mount Kilimanjaro
All of your meals on Kilimanjaro are freshly cooked by excellent chefs and served according to your dietary preference.
Safety Trekking Materials & Hiking Equipment
Medication & Sanitary Treatments
Wraps, Splints & Wound Coverings
Tools & Supplies
Evacuation Protocols On This Walking Tour
Transportation & Meeting Points Before The Trek
Departure Time For The Machame Trail
Kilimanjaro National Park Fees
|Kilimanjaro National Park fees|
|Conservation Fees||$70/Per Day|
|Camping Fees||$50/Per Night|
|Rescue Fees||$20/Per Hiker|
|Guide and Porter Entrance Fees||$2/Per Supporting Crew|
|Tourism Value Added Tax (VAT)||18%|
|Retail Value Added Tax (VAT)||18%|
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Paying For Group Treks
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7-Day Hiking Schedule
Lodging Included In This Package Tour
Overnight Stays At The Hotel Before & After Your Hike
Camping Tents At The Mountain’s Campsites
Trekking Map Of The Machame Route On Kilimanjaro
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