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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.

 

It doesn't matter if it is a picnic or a long journey preparation is a crucial step. Basically preparation container check how successfully will be your occasion. Travel to Africa Tanzania especially for the attempt of the Mount Kilimanjaro which stands at 5895 meters above the sea level or any Mountain it demands physical, mental and equipment preparation for successful start and finish.

The renowned Mount Kilimanjaro isn't a technical for those wishing to climb or having any mountaineering experience needed, yet the importance of preparing sufficiently for the journey should nevertheless not be undermined. The Cardio Vascular fitness is important role particularly at higher altitudes where the body will be placed under enormous pressure due to lack of oxygen levels in the atmosphere. Morning jogging put your heart and lungs in prime condition for the climb.

One day acclimatization during the climb especially the Kilimanjaro is strongly recommended. Provided that you will do a lot of exercise prior the climb it is very important to consult your doctor before travel. Mountain sicknesses is something that arises with time or abruptly please tell your guide about how you feel and will recommend to go on or back to the camp or hut, don't force since it might put you in a dangerous situation. We also recommend obtaining your private insurance for luggage and health.

The food which we provide at the Mountain is tasty and palatable which contain more of protein and enough drinking bottle water. While in the high altitude the body normally develops a tendency of losing appetite. It's important to eat sufficient quantities even if not feeling particularly hungry as stamina fatigues quickly during the climb, especially at higher altitudes.

The first step towards a pleasant climb is to ensure that one has a comfortable pair of hiking boots that have been broken in far in advance to the trip. Equipment such as trekking poles and gaiters can make both ascending and descending notably less strenuous. Other essentials include warm gloves with glove liners,camera, suitable clothing, a kit bag and rucksack, toiletries, sunscreen and good quality sunglasses.

Passport and Entry Requirements
A valid passport is required and can be obtained from governmental agencies or a consulate in your own country. The passport expiring no less than six months after your return to the country is required. Provided that there are countries Tanzania has sign visa abolition please check with your embassies and high commissioner located to you countries or contact ministry of home affairs Tanzania Dar es Salaam before departure. An alternative is done by obtain visa to Tanzania in all entry points such as airports and borders with the present of valid passport as stipulated above.

Currency

U.S. cash or traveler's cheques can be changed into local currency (Tanzania shillings) easily by local bureau de change and banks. It is important to remember exchange your money back to U.S. dollars or any of your country's currency when you depart since it's forbidden to leave with Tanzania currency.

Credit Cards

Credit cards are only accepted by the major airline companies and the larger hotels and lodges. Tanzania as any of developing countries doesn't rely much on settle bills by credit card most of places accept cash. As an individual having a credit card in Tanzania can help you withdraw cash in any nearest bank ATM machine. It also suggested that you take sufficient funds in traveler's cheques and/or cash.

 
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