For this trek, the optimal timetable is the seven- Machame variation. The Barranco to Barafu journey, which takes seven s to complete, is divided into two s on the Machame route, enabling hikers a quick rest before the summit attempt. This is critical since climbers will be sleep deprived on summit , which starts at a fairly early hour of approximately midnight. Climbers can be better rested if they have a short before.
Most renowned Kilimanjaro tour companies strongly recommend the seven- Machame route.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), Arusha Airport, (ARK/HTAR), Moshi and Arusha|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.|
What is the success rate of the Machame route?
The Machame route has a decent success rate because of the numerous ups and downs that facilitate greater acclimatization. It is advisable to take your time in order to increase your chances of success. The average peak success percentage for the 7- route is 92%. The success rate falls to 85% on average for the 6- itinerary.