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Machame route is one of the scenic routes for those climbers climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Machame route starts from Machame village at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro. Machame route is also known as Whisky route due to its beautiful scenic as well as its land escarpment.

Those people climbing Mount Kilimanjaro through Machame route feels prestige as this (Machame route) is one of the harder route in climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Though the Machame route is harder there is no technical climb when climbing Mount Kilimanjaro using Machame route. Machame route start from Machame gate to Machame Camp and proceed to Shira camp, lava tower camp, Barranco camp, Karanga valley camp, Barafu camp, Uhuru Peak and descending through Millennium camp, Mweka camp and thereafter to Mweka gate.

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro using Machame route differ from Marangu route since your equipment and supplies are carried by porters and a cook prepares all you meals. Where accommodation on the Marangu route is in huts, the Machame route offers strictly tents only.

This makes climbing Mount Kilimanjaro better suited to the slightly more adventurous hiker, rewarding him with a scenic brilliance such as not seen on the Marangu route. Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro from late afternoon using Machame route as the sunsets at Shira, which takes not less than six days, provides the slide slow as the misty revelations of Kibo at the great Barranco Wall, the Machame route offers the adventurous hiker a stunning scenic.

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro via Machame route has an added advantage of automatically acclimatization to climbers on day three which takes you high to Lava Tower (4630 m) and brings you down by nearly 700m for an overnight at Barranco camp (3950m). The other way of acclimatization is by increasing one more day and make climbing Mount Kilimanjaro via Machame route a seven day activity. Some climbers even decides climbing Mount Kilimanjaro using Machame route for eight days.

 

Mount Kilimanjaro been the highest point in Africa and the second in the World after the range of mountain Himalayas which makes the eight thousands high of Mountain Everest, Kilimanjaro is also the highest free standing mountain in the World (no range of mountains to support rather it has a forty {40} kilometers long base). While travelling to a foreign country one should expect to have an easy situation due to the following facts:-

1: The weather condition of your mother country in some degrees differs to the destination you will be.

2: The food and water you will be using will differ from home.

3: Jet lag

All these and others might raise some illness or headache. Having your medication is another stepping stone for a successful attempt to the top of Kilimanjaro. We highly recommend private insurance before living your country should anything happens it will protect you to hire flying doctors. As well most of the countries physician and doctors have experience with tropical climate countries so they will recommend according to your explanations the kind of medicine to take. Some of our clients have been with these medications as follows:-

Ambien
Amoxicillin
Antihistamine

Calamine lotion
Chapstick
Cipro

First aid kit
Imitrex
Inhalers

Moleskin
Nasal spray
Needles, syringes, sterile dressings

Tea bags/sweet n low
Toilet paper
Topical ointments

Advil
Ativan
Bandaids

Claritin
Decadron
Diamox

Lotrimin
Mobic
Moisturizer

Prilosec
Sunscreen
Suture kit

Tweezers with magnifying glass
Tylenol
Urine catch AND container

Ben gay/ache reliever pads
Benadryl
Botox

Donnatol
Epi pen
Eye drops

Larium
Laxative
Lortab

Norflaxin
Pepto bismol tablets
Prescription and other meds

Vitamins
Zithromax

On demand the our company provides the Oxygen kit for the Kilimanjaro mountaineers. Prepare yourself well and see your doctor for advice before attempting this highest altitude in Africa and let your body have enough time to acclimatize with the Tanzania weather condition before the Kilimanjaro.

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