Kilimanjaro Climb - 7 DAYS MACHAME ROUTE - Moshi

Overview

The Machame route, also referred to as the Whiskey route, was one of the most popular routes and crowded on Kilimanjaro. But now many people have been choosing Lemosho as altenative to avoid crowd which makes the route less populated compare to Lemosho. This is one of our favorite route due to its scenery and success rates. Machame route is one of the highest summit success rates given the topography and nature of the route which allows climbers to trek high & sleep low hence making it a more favorable route for acclimatization. This route offers some of the most spectacular scenery while on the mountain. The Machame route starts in the south west side of the mountain and proceeds steeply north, traversing the Shira plateau and eventually joining the Shira and Lemosho routes just after the Shira cave camp. The Machame route can be done in minimum 6 days but a 7 day trek is recommended to allow climbers been well rested and acclimatized before making the final ascent to the summit.

Details about this tour

Itinerary
Day 1: Machame Gate (1790m) to Machame Camp (3010m)
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
One hours drive from Moshi lies the gate to the Machame route, where we complete park formalities, meet our crew of porters and start to climb! The first section of the route climbs steadily and passes through magnificent, dense rain forest. This path is less well-trodden so it can get somewhat overgrown in places and it is often wet and muddy underfoot.
Duration: 6 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Machame Camp
Day 2: Machame Camp (3010m) to Shira Camp (3845m)
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Our route continues on up through the forest until we reach the steep ascent onto the Shira Plateau, where there are rewarding views of the mountain. Looking back, you will be able to see Mt Meru rising high above Arusha town in the distance
Duration: 5 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Shira Cave Camp
Day 3: Shira Cave Camp (3845m) to Barranco Camp (3960m)
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Walking now on high moorland, the landscape changes the entire character of the trek. We traverse the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, passing underneath the Lava Tower and the final section of the Western Breach and finally reach camp The day has been spent at altitude (up to 4600m), but we have followed the mountaineering code of walk high, sleep low to aid your bodys acclimatization to altitude
Duration: 8 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Barranco Camp
Day 4: Barranco Camp (3960m) to Karanga Camp (3963m)
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Our day starts by descending into the start of the Great Barranco, a huge ravine. We then exit steeply, up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo. Its a climb over rock, not technical but long and tiring. Passing underneath the Heim and Kersten glaciers, we head towards the Karanga valley. From here we have a steep climb up from Karanga valley to our nights camp at Karanga camp, set at 3963m. For those feeling strong we will go for a mid-afternoon acclimatization trek up to around 4200m before descending back to camp for the night.
Duration: 5 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Karanga Camp
Day 5: Karanga Camp (3963) to Barafu Camp (4640m)
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
After a good nights rest and breakfast, we set off on our walk to Barafu camp at 4640m. The climb will take us across desolate scree slopes with no vegetation around us at all. Its a tough steep walk made more difficult by the altitude. On arriving at camp we eat and spend the afternoon resting as we prepare for a long night and day ahead. It is important to keep hydrated and warm. We have an early dinner and then try to get some sleep as we will be getting up at between 11pm and 12pm to start the climb to the summit
Duration: 3 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Barafu Camp
Day 6: Barafu Camp (4640m) to UHURU PEAK (5895m) & down to Mweka Camp (3100m)
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
We start off at around midnight, and walk steeply upwards to the summit glaciers. We will be climbing scree for 4 to 5 hours but gain incredible height over a short distance. The views are spectacular. We should be on the crater rim at Stella Point (5739m) as the first rays of the sun hit us. Spectacular ice cliffs within the crater surround us and the views to jagged Mawenzi peak and beyond are breathtaking. Another hours walking takes us to the summit, Uhuru Peak (5895m). We begin our descent by returning to Stella Point and then descending on scree slope and track back to Barafu Camp for breakfast, before finally heading down to Mweka Camp for a long well-earned rest.
Duration: 15 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Mweka Camp
Day 7: Trek Mweka Camp (3100m) to Mweka Gate (1630m)
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
A gentle trek takes us down through the rain forest to Mweka Gate, where we complete park formalities and receive certificates, which you can hang up with pride! We are then met by our vehicles and return to the hotel in Moshi, where you can treat yourself to a welcome shower then celebrate with cold drinks. Overnight at your arranged Hotel
Duration: 3 hours
Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
This day left for your next destination. If you have safari, then might be used to beginning your safari or fly to Zanzibar or fly back home. Our vehicle will be ready to take you to the airport at your time.
Meals included:
Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at your arranged Hotel in Moshi

Inclusions

  • 7x Breakfast
  • 6x Dinner
  • 6x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • o Pick up and drop off at Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • o Pre & Post Trek accommodation at your arranged hotel
  • o Park fees, camping fees, rescue fees
  • o 18% VAT on tour fees & services which cost nearly 55% of the total cost charged
  • o 4Season mountain tents
  • o Sleeping Mats
  • o Transportation to & from the mountain gate
  • o Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
  • o 3 meals daily while on the mountain
  • o Filtered water throughout the trek
  • o Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by KINAPA and KIATO.
  • o Portable flush toilet can be provided for free upon clients request.
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
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Exclusions

  • o Flights
  • o Items of a personal nature
  • o Laundry Services
  • o A doctor for the group
  • o Tips to mountain crew
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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
From
USD 1600
Per Person