7 Days Kilimanjaro hiking via Machame Route

The Machame route, also known as the "Whiskey" route, is the most popular route on Kilimanjaro. Machame’s draw is in its scenic beauty. However, the trail is considered difficult, steep and challenging, particularly due to its shorter itinerary. Therefore this route is better suited for more adventurous folks or those with some high altitude, hiking or backpacking experience.
The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the south, beginning with a short drive from Moshi to Machame Gate. The path leads hikers through the rain forest to Shira Plateau. Here, many of Kilimanjaro’s routes converge. Then the route turns east and traverses underneath Kilimanjaro's Southern Ice Field on a path known as the Southern Circuit before summiting from Barafu. The descent is made via the Mweka route.
Kilimanjaro hiking Companies offers Machame as a seven-day group climb or as a seven-day private climb.

per adult from

$3,296

NZD

Duration

7 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 5x Breakfast
    • 7x Dinner
    • 7x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 5 nights
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Gate transfer ,Crew wages,Flights , Guide ,Cook and Porters
    What's excluded :
    • Flights, Tipping the crew, Visas and Hotels

  • Day 1: Transfer from the hotel to Machame Gate (1790m) - Machame Camp(3010m)

    Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
    Machame Gate to Machame Camp
    Elevation: 5,380 ft to 9,350 ft
    Distance: 11 km/7 miles
    Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
    Habitat: Rain Forest
    The drive from Moshi to the Machame Gate takes about 50 minutes. The journey passes through the village of Machame which is located on the lower slopes of the mountain. As we leave the park gate, we walk through the dense rain forest on a winding trail up a ridge until we reach the Machame Camp.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Machame camp

    Day 2: Machame Camp (3010m) - Shira Camp (3845m)

    Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
    Machame Camp to Shira Camp
    Elevation: 9,350 ft to 12,500 ft
    Distance: 5 km/3 miles
    Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
    Habitat: Heath
    After an early start, you will begin the day’s walk through heath and moorland before the trail becomes steeper and the landscape more open. Soon you will glimpse the summit region of

    Kilimanjaro. Today's stage is shorter and you will soon arrive at the New Shira Camp, where the view of Kilimanjaro with its rock faces and hanging glaciers is something you should not miss – particularly at sunset. An early night will be needed tonight as tomorrow the trail becomes more strenuous
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Shira Campsite

    Day 3: Shira Camp (3845m) - Lava Tower (4640m) - Barranco Camp (3960m)

    Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
    Shira Camp to Lava Tower
    Elevation: 12,500 ft to 15,190 ft
    Distance: 7 km/4 miles
    Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
    Habitat: Alpine Desert

    Lava Tower to Barranco Camp
    Elevation: 15,190 ft to 13,044 ft
    Distance: 3 km/2 miles
    Hiking Time: 2-3 hours
    Habitat: Alpine Desert
    Today you will ascend approx. 800 meters, but the night is spent only slightly higher than the previous night at Shira Camp. This allows your body a better acclimatization for the further climb.

    The hike begins with a long ascent over the Shira Plateau to the Lava Tower. Here the vegetation becomes barren and turns into an alpine desert landscape. The path then leads through the extensive Barranco Valley, with its lobelias and the huge senecios. After approximately 6-7 hours you will reach the Barranco Camp, which many claims are the most beautiful camp on the mountain
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 4: Barranco Camp (3960m) - Karanga Camp (4035m)

    Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
    Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp
    Elevation: 13,044 ft to 13,106 ft
    Distance: 5 km/3 miles
    Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
    Habitat: Alpine Desert
    We begin the day by descending into a ravine to the base of the Great Barranco Wall. Then we climb the non-technical but steep, nearly 900 ft cliff. From the top of the Barranco Wall, we cross a series of hills and valleys until we descend sharply into Karanga Valley. One more steep climb up leads us to Karanga Camp. This is a shorter day meant for acclimatization.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Karanga Camp

    Day 5: Karanga Camp (4035m) - Barafu Camp (4640m)

    Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
    Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
    Elevation: 13,106 ft to 15,331 ft
    Distance: 4 km/2 miles
    Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
    Habitat: Alpine Desert
    After breakfast, we leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the Barafu Hut. At this point, you have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest, enjoy dinner, and prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are to be seen from this position.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Barafu Camp

    Day 6: Barafu Camp (4640m) - Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Mweka Camp (3080m)

    Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
    Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak
    Elevation: 15,331 ft to 19,341 ft
    Distance: 5 km/3 miles
    Hiking Time: 7-8 hours
    Habitat: Arctic

    Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp
    Elevation: 19,341 ft to 10,065 ft
    Distance: 12 km/7 miles
    Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
    Habitat: Rain Forest

    You will be woken around midnight. To strengthen yourself, you will first have a hot coffee or tea and a small snack. Using the light of your headlight, the next few hours are steadily upwards. After approximately 5-7 hours, in the early morning light, you will reach the crater rim at Stella Point. After a short rest, you will continue for about an hour to the highest point, the Uhuru Peak. Finally, it is done, and the rewards are fantastic views in all directions. The shadow that the Kilimanjaro casts over Mount Meru in the morning is a special experience. After you have enjoyed the summit, and taken a few memorable photos, it is time for the descent. At the Barafu Camp, you have a short rest, where your mountain team will greet you with a hot drink and snacks. Afterward, you will slowly go to Mweka Camp, where you will spend the last night on the mountain.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Mweka Camp

    Day 7: Mweka Camp (3080m) - Mweka Gate (1630m) - Transfer to the hotel

    Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
    Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate
    Elevation: 10,065 ft to 5,380 ft
    Distance: 10 km/6 miles
    Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
    Habitat: Rain Forest
    After breakfast, and strengthened by the increasingly oxygen dense air, you will begin a leisurely walk towards the Mweka Gate. The trail continues through the dense rainforest, and after about 2-3 hours you will reach the gate. At this point, it will be time to say goodbye to your team. Once you arrive at the hotel, you can finally enjoy a well-deserved shower and celebrate your summit success.


    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Dar Express Bus Stand, Boma Rd, Tanzania
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Kilimanjaro Airport, Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by #1 BEST Kilimanjaro Hiking | Climbing Operators | BURIGI CHATO SAFARIS CO L.T.D

Activity ID: V-219441P29

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