7 Days Machame Route

Sometimes called the Whisky Route, one of the popular ones on Kilimanjaro but in the same time consider to be difficult route. This is a popular route up steep paths through magnificent forests to gain a ridge leading through the moorland zones to the Shira Plateau, It then traverses beneath the glaciated precipices of the Southern Icefields to join the Barafu Route to the summit. Accommodation on the mountain is in tents which the porters will pitch for you. You will need a sleeping bag, warm clothes and walking poles. This is a steep, tough trek within the limits of a fit individual used to walking in mountain areas.

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  • What's included :
    • Accommodation as per itinerary
    • 6 nights accommodation while climbing
    • Environmental Management Charge (Reef Tax)
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • National Park fees
    • Afternoon tea
    • Bottled water
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    • Lunch
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    What's excluded :
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • DAY 1. ARRIVAL; Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), where you will meet an Emandy Adventures representative, and pick you up and transfer to the hotel. 

     DAY 2. TREKKING FROM MACHAME GATE TO MACHAME CAMP; Your day starts early with a briefing, followed by breakfast and a 45-minute drive from Moshi (910m) to the Machame village (1,490m).

    Change in elevation:Machame Gate (1,490m) - Machame camp (3,010m)

    Hiking time: 7h

    Hiking distance: 5km

    DAY 3. TREKKING FROM MACHAME CAMP TO SHIRA CAMP; You rise early at Machame camp and after breakfast you climb an hour or so to the top of the forest and then for 2 hours at a gentler gradient through the moorland zone. The night at this exposed camp will even be colder than the previous night, with temperatures dropping to well below freezing. 

    Change in elevation:Mti Machame camp (3,010m) - Shira camp (3,840m)

    Hiking time: 6h

    Hiking distance: Approximately 9km

     DAY 4. TREKKING FROM SHIRA 2 CAMP TO THE LAVA TOWER AND DESCENT TO BARRANCO CAMP; The route now turns east into a semi desert and rocky landscape surrounding Lava Tower, where you reach an altitude of 4630m after about a 5 hours walk. Then you will descent to Barranco camp, it takes about 2 hours and offers great opportunities to take some beautiful photographs of the Western Breach and Breach Wall. 

    Change in elevation:Shira (3,840m) - Lava Tower (4,630m) - Barranco camp (3,950m)

    Hiking time: 7h

    Hiking distance: Approximately 15km

    DAY 5. TREKKING FROM BARRANCO CAMP TO BARAFU CAMP; After spending a night at the Great Barranco Wall (a very imposing sight at first), you make your way up this awesome looking obstacle, which in the end normally turns out to be easier than anticipated. 

    Change in elevation: Barranco camp (3,950m) - Barafu camp (4,550m)

    Hiking time: 7h

    Hiking distance: Approximately 15km

     DAY 6. TREKKING AND ASCENT TO UHURU PEAK AND DESCENT TO MWEKA CAMP; The time you will spend on the summit will depend on the weather conditions.The camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Dinner, and washing water will be prepared as well as drinking water. 

    Change in elevation: Barafu camp (4,550m)-Uhuru Peak (5,895m)-Mweka (3,100m)

    Hiking time: 8h to reach Uhuru Peak, 7 - 8h to descend to Mweka

    Hiking distance: Approximately 7km ascent and 23km descent

    DAY 7. DESCENT FROM MWEKA CAMP TO MWEKA GATE; After an early and well-deserved breakfast, it is a short 3-hour and scenic hike back to the Park gate.

    Change in elevation:Mweka camp (3,100m) - Mweka Gate (1,980m)

    Hiking time: 3h 

    Hiking distance: Approximately 15km
  • Departure Point :
    The arrival Hotel
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
    • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • 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.



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Activity ID: V-100409P2

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