7 Days Machame Route

Climbing Kilimanjaro via Machame is very scenic but slightly challenging. Often called the Whiskey Route this is a scenically beautiful trail, longer and much gentler than Umbwe or Marangu. Despite being a tough climb compared to the Marangu route, the Machame route has one of the highest summit success rates given the topography of the route which allows climbers to “trek high & sleep low” hence making it a more favorable route for acclimatization. This hike takes 7 Days although an extra day at Shira or Karanga valley is recommended for better acclimation. This route is much quiter route as opposed to Marangu and involves a rather gradual ascent unlike that on Umbwe Route. The walking is rather tiring. However, our itinerary is designed to provide valuable acclimatization by having shorter walking days during the trek.

per adult from

$3,361

NZD

Duration

9 days

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Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Professional mountain guides: All Park fees, Rescue Fees. All meals while on the Mountain
    • park fees, Clean, purified drinking water: Meals not listed above.
    • Quality Mess tents with table and chairs: Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food:
    What's excluded :
    • Alcoholic Beverages
    • Tips
    • International Flight

  • Day 1: Arrive in Tanzania

    Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    You will be picked up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to your hotel in Moshi town, you will meet your guide who will brief you on your upcoming trek and do an equipment check to make sure you have all the necessary mountain gear. Gear which is missing can be rented on this day. Overnight at your booked hotel.

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Machame Gate (1790m) to Machame Camp (3010m)

    Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    One hour’s 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 rainforest. This path is less well-trodden so it can get somewhat overgrown in places and it is often wet and muddy underfoot.

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 3: Machame Camp (3010m) to Shira Camp (3845m)

    Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 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.

    Distance covered: 5.4km / 3.4mi

    Approx. time taken: 5 hours

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 4: Shira Cave (3845m) to Barranco Camp (3960m)

    Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 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 body’s acclimatization to altitude.

    Distance covered: 10.8km / 6.7mi

    Approx. time taken: 8 hrs

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 5: Barranco Camp (3960m) to Karanga Camp (3963m)

    Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 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. It’s 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 night’s 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.

    Distance covered: 5.5km / 3.4mi

    Approx. time taken: 5 hours

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 6: Karanga Camp (3963) to Barafu Camp (4640m)

    Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    After a good night’s 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. It’s 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.

    Distance covered: 3km / 1.9mi

    Approx. time taken: 3 hours

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 7: Barafu Camp (4640m) to UHURU PEAK (5895m) & down to Millennium Camp (3790m)

    Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 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 hour’s 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 Millennium Camp for a long well-earned rest.

    Distance covered: 13.4km / 8.3mi

    Approx. time taken: 12 – 15 hours

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 8: Trek Millennium Camp (3790m) to Mweka Gate (1630m)

    Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 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 (and a cold beer or two. You made it!

    Distance covered: 12.1km / 7.5mi

    Approx. time taken: 6 hours

    Meals: Breakfast & Lunch Included

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 9: Depart Tanzania

    Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    The day is left free to wind down after the trek before your flight home. Depending on flight times you could go and explore Moshi town and grab some souvenirs before heading to the airport.

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time :
    6:00 AM
    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
    • 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 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 15 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.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Three Peaks Tanzania Safari

Activity ID: V-132133P6

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