Kilimanjaro-Trekking Machame Route 7 Days/ 6 Nights

Kilimanjaro-Trekking Machame Route 7 Days/ 6 Nights

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. Descent is made via the Mweka route.

We offer Machame as a seven-day group climb or as a six-day private climb. The six-day variation combines days four and five, going from Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp without staying at Karanga.

Itinerary

Day 1: Machame Gate to Machame Camp

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
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: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Included
• Lunch: Included
• Dinner: Included
Accommodation included: Camping Tents

Day 2: Machame Camp to Shira 2 Camp

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
Machame Camp to Shira 2 Camp
Elevation: 9,350 ft to 12,500 ft
Distance: 5 km/3 miles
Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
Habitat: Heath

We leave the glades of the rain forest and continue on an ascending path up to a steep, rocky ridge. On the Shira Plateau, we pass through heather and open moorlands, then cross a large river gorge to Shira 2 Camp.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Included
• Lunch: Included
• Dinner: Included
Accommodation included: Camping Tents

Day 3: Shira 2 Camp to Lava Tower

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
Shira 2 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

We continue to the east up a ridge and then head southeast towards the Lava Tower – a 300 ft tall volcanic rock formation. We descend down to Barranco Camp through the strange but beautiful Senecio Forest to an altitude of 13,000 ft. Although you begin and end the day at the same elevation, the time spent at a higher altitude is very beneficial for acclimatization.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Included
• Lunch: Included
• Dinner: Included
Accommodation included: Camping Tents

Day 4: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
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: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Included
• Lunch: Included
• Dinner: Included
Accommodation included: Camping Tents

Day 5: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
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: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Included
• Lunch: Included
• Dinner: Included
Accommodation included: Camping Tents

Day 6: Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
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

Very early in the morning (around midnight), we begin our push to the summit. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. The wind and cold at this elevation and time of day can be extreme. We ascend in the darkness for several hours while taking frequent, but short, breaks. Near Stella Point (18,900 ft), you will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see coming over Mawenzi Peak. Finally, we arrive at Uhuru Peak- the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut campsite,
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Included
• Lunch: Included
• Dinner: Included
Accommodation included: Camping Tents

Day 7: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
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

On our last day, we continue the descent to Mweka Gate and collect the summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. From the gate, we continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet us at Mweka Village to drive us back to the hotel in Moshi 4/3 Star Hotel
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Included
• Lunch: Included
Accommodation included: Hotel 3-4 Stars

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Wheelchair accessible"
"Children must be accompanied by an adult"
"A current valid passport is required on the day of travel"
"Stroller accessible"
"Transportation is wheelchair accessible"
"Surfaces are wheelchair accessible"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Most travelers can participate"
"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"



Horário de Início: 4/20/2021 - 4/19/2022
Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Duração: 7 Days
Ponto de partida: Traveler pickup is offered
We can also pick up our clients at Kilimanjaro international airport, Bus terminal, Or Hotel at Moshi or Arusha.

Airports

  • Kilimanjaro Airport, Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania



Cancelamentos e reembolsos: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Incluído

  • 7x Breakfast
  • 6x Dinner
  • 7x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • Pre & Post Trek accommodation Professional mountain guides, cook and porters, Ground Transportation
  • Park fees, camping fees & rescue fees 18% VAT on tour fees & services Double layered Sleeping Mats
  • Oxygen cylinder Camping Facilities Filtered water throughout the trek Portable toilets tent
  • Hot Water for Washing Purpose Pick up and drop off at Kilimanjaro international airport. Fair wages
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro

Não Incluído

  • International flights Personal Climbing Gears Tips to mountain crew Cost of Visas
  • Expenses belong to person nature e.g. Drinks not included on the meal plans, personal purchases

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