7 Days Machame Route Kilimanjaro Climb
7 Days Machame route Kilimanjaro Climb
Machame route, also known as the Whisky route, has become very popular due to the high level of acclimatization and best chance of reaching to the top. This is camping route which offers spectacular views of various landscapes such as Mt Meru, Pare Mountains and Lake Chala.
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What's included :
- 6 nights accommodation
- Airport/Departure Tax
- National Park fees
- TripAdvisor Experiences brokerage fee
- Bottled water
- Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
- All activities
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
- Round-trip private transfer
- Coffee and/or Tea
What's excluded :
- Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
- Day 1: Hotel – Machame Gate – Machame Campsite
After breakfast our vehicle will transport you from the hotel drive to Machame gate. Here you will do the required registration procedures then you will start the trek through the rainforest to Machame camp where you will find the tents are already setup for you.
Day 2: Machame Hut Campsite to Shira Campsite
After breakfast leave the glades of rainforest and continue ascending by crossing little valleys and steep rocky ridge covering with heather plants to the western side of the mountain where the camp is situated.
Day 3: Shira Campsite to Barranco Campsite
This is long and important acclimatization day so you will be having an early breakfast then continue trekking east to a junction leading to Lava tower rock 4600m for acclimatization. Afterwards you will continue down to Barranco camp. The camp location is in the bottom valley of Barranco wall where you will stop for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Barranco campsite to Karanga campsite
Today is short day walk. In the morning you will start climbing Barranco wall and reach 4200m for acclimatization and continue crossing ridges and valleys to Karanga campsite for hot lunch. After lunch you will have a bit of rest and get another acclimatization of trekking up the scree slopes towards the southern ice field.
Day 5: Karanga campsite to Barafu campsite
On this day, the trek up to the Barafu ridge campsite is tough because of altitude. The walk take few hours because of the short distance but are steep needing a slow pace to avoid fatigue. You will trek across an alpine desert. Chances are that a strong, cold wind will be blowing from Kibo peak and its ice.
Day 6: Barafu Hut Campsite / Uhuru Peak / Mweka Campsite
Wake at midnight to a light breakfast and then prepare for your summit ascent. The goal is to climb before dawn so that you can reach Uhuru Peak shortly before or after sunrise. Then after 1 hour of hiking along the Kibo crater rim near the celebrated snows takes you to Kilimanjaro true summit, Uhuru Peak. Here you will spend some times for taking photo’s but it will depend on how you feel. After your summit activities done, you will descend back to the Barafu campsite, for lunch, rest, collect your equipment, and continue down through moorland and heath zone to Mweka campsite. Dinner and overnight at Mweka campsite
Day 7: Mweka campsite to Mweka gate.
Today is your last day on the mountain. After breakfast you will descend down to Mweka park gate walking across Montane forest. This descent will take 3-4 hours. Here at the gate you will sign out and get ready to board the vehicle from Braventure Africa ready for the transfer back to the hotel for your certificate presentation and a well deserved celebration.
Departure Point :Kilimanjaro International AirportThis is where we pick you and this is where you will be dropped.
Departure Time :3:30 AM
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- 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.