Mount Kilimanjaro Trip Report (#3877)
- Signed By: John Kelly
- Date submitted: March 25, 2004
Ascended via the Machame route in 6 days. It's probably the best route on the mountain because the extra day gives you a better chance to summit and the circuitous route means you get to see a lot of the mountain. Advice? Its best to go with a small group - the smaller the better. Take your time and go at a comfortable pace. Enjoy the views because they are spectacular (especially at Shira Plateau). Listen to your guide!! Chances are that he has been up the mountain over 20 times so he knows what he is talking about. Give yourself plenty of time to reach the summit in time for sunrise because it is likely to be one of the most beautiful sights you will ever see. Oh, and by the way, bring plenty of pens for the children of the surrounding villages. Pens are scarce in those parts!! Enjoy!