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Kilimanjaro - Machame route (with video)

Date walked: 06/03/2019

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 62km

Ascent: 4700m

What is the Machame trek like?

Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa, and the highest freestanding mountain in the world. At an elevation of 5895 meteres above sea level the air is thin and the views great. What can you expect from this trek?

1. Great views along the way
2. Many trekkers
3. High altitude

Yes, high altitude, duh. Well, the Machame route offers you quite a good acclimatization profile. If you have the money then go for 7 days on the mountain instead of 6. And if you want even better acclimatization, do 8 days with the Lemosho route, as it connects with Machame after a few days. And when it comes to high altitude, let me tell you about the summit night. It is long and hard, and this will always be the case regardless of the route you pick.

Feel free to check out my video from when I did the Machame trek to see what it is like :)


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Karl Brobakk


Pub: Rosehearty tower
Mountain: Hamperokken
Place: Oslo
Gear: Got to have my boots...
Member: G Adventures - hiking guide
Ideal day out: Words are not made to describe an ideal day out...




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Statistics

2019

Trips: 4
Distance: 140 km
Ascent: 8700m

2018

Trips: 17
Distance: 225.5 km
Ascent: 11534m
Munros: 2
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 1

2017

Trips: 3
Distance: 134 km
Ascent: 3804m
Munros: 5

2016

Trips: 1
Distance: 140 km
Ascent: 6000m

2015

Trips: 3
Distance: 125 km
Ascent: 3300m

2014

Trips: 7
Distance: 284 km
Ascent: 7800m

2012

Trips: 1
Distance: 5 km

2011

Trips: 1
Distance: 145 km
Ascent: 5000m


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Last visited: May 15, 2019
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