Mt Kilimanjaro Machame Route "Mount Kilimanjaro Machame route" begins in the south-west area of the mountain at Machame  Gate. The route takes six days minimum to complete, although seven days is recommended. The descent is down Mweka, on the southeast side of the mountain. Because of the ascent in the west and descent down the north, Machame offers great vistas of Kilimanjaro. Additionally, Machame visits stunning places such as Shira Plateau, Barranco, and Lava Tower. Machame is ideal for those who want a more difficult climb, and are confident in their ability to hike over extended periods of time on a sometimes steep terrain. Climbers using Machame place a premium of varied scenery, but also accept heavy traffic.'>
Mt Kilimanjaro 7 Days Machame Route - East Africa

Mt Kilimanjaro 7 Days Machame Route

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Mt Kilimanjaro Machame Route

The Machame Route is known as the “Whiskey Route” in comparison to Marangu’s “Coca Cola Route”. This is because Machame is a more difficult route, and does not have sleeping huts for accommodation. Machame is the second most popular route on the mountain.

Mt Kilimanjaro Machame Route

Mount Kilimanjaro Machame route” begins in the south-west area of the mountain at Machame  Gate. The route takes six days minimum to complete, although seven days is recommended. The descent is down Mweka, on the southeast side of the mountain. Because of the ascent in the west and descent down the north, Machame offers great vistas of Kilimanjaro. Additionally, Machame visits stunning places such as Shira Plateau, Barranco, and Lava Tower.

Machame is ideal for those who want a more difficult climb, and are confident in their ability to hike over extended periods of time on a sometimes steep terrain. Climbers using Machame place a premium of varied scenery, but also accept heavy traffic.

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    Mt Kilimanjaro Machame Route

    The Machame Route is known as the “Whiskey Route” in comparison to Marangu’s “Coca Cola Route”. This is because Machame is a more difficult route, and does not have sleeping huts for accommodation. Machame is the second most popular route on the mountain.

    Mt Kilimanjaro Machame Route

    Mount Kilimanjaro Machame route” begins in the south-west area of the mountain at Machame  Gate. The route takes six days minimum to complete, although seven days is recommended. The descent is down Mweka, on the southeast side of the mountain. Because of the ascent in the west and descent down the north, Machame offers great vistas of Kilimanjaro. Additionally, Machame visits stunning places such as Shira Plateau, Barranco, and Lava Tower.

    Machame is ideal for those who want a more difficult climb, and are confident in their ability to hike over extended periods of time on a sometimes steep terrain. Climbers using Machame place a premium of varied scenery, but also accept heavy traffic.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Meeting at Kilimanjaro International Airport;
    • Transfer to the hotel
    • Accommodation prior to the climb (including breakfast; sharing a twin room);
    • Transfer to the trailhead;
    • Professional mountain crew. All guides have “Wilderness First Responder” and “Wilderness First Aid” certificates, along with over 9 years of experience in climbing. Each participant will be provided with a porter (who can carry up to 18 kg of personal baggage);
    • English, Spanish and German speaking guide (certified as a Wilderness First Responder & Emergency Medicine Adult and Child CPR)
    • Kilimanjaro National Park permits;
    • Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees;
    • Camping/hut fees;
    • 3 square meals daily. The menu includes different soups, garnishes, several types of fish and meat, fresh fruit and vegetables; vegetarian options are available upon request;
    • Oxygen systems and pulse Oximeters;
    • First aid kit;
    • Warm and comfortable sleeping pads (2 inches thick);
    • Camping equipment’s including sleeping tents, sleeping mats
    • Meeting the group at the National Park exit and transfer to the hotel;
    • Guide, chef and porters salaries
    • Accommodation after the climb (including breakfast; sharing a twin room);
    • International certificates for a successful ascent;
    • Return transfer to Kilimanjaro airport.
    • * Basic tour package price includes sharing a twin room. If you need a single bed accommodation only, you should contact a manager for a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the start of the tour.
    • ** During the climb you will share a tent with 1-2 other climbers, depending on the number of participants. If you need an individual tent, please, contact our manager. Single accommodation at sleeping huts on Marangu is impossible.
    Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • Airline tickets;
    • Visa fee;
    • Lunch and dinner at the hotel (before and after the ascent);
    • Personal gear rentals;
    • Tanzania Visa: $50/$100 per person on arrival
    1. Day 1 Arrival transfers from KIA-Hotel

      We will pick you up from Kilimanjaro International Airport to The Pinky Daisy for overnight

    2. Day 2 Rest day

      We recommend at least one rest day before starting your trek and try to sleep because of different time zones, our guide he will give the briefing and check your trekking gears to make sure you have everything needed.

    3. Day 3 Drive to Machame Gate, Hike to Machame Camp

      Drive from Moshi to Machame Gate takes about 45 minutes. The journey passes through the village of Machame which is located on the lower slopes of the mountain.

      We depart the park gate and walk through the rainforest on a winding trail up a ridge. At lower elevations, the trail can be muddy and slippery. Gaiters and trekking poles are a good idea here. We continue a short distance until we reach the Machame Camp.

      Elevation: 1830m/6000ft to 3050m/9950ft
      Distance: 11km/7mi
      Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
      Habitat: Montane Forest
      Meals: LD

    4. Day 4 Climb Machame Camp to Shira Camp

      After breakfast we leave the glades of the rain forest and continue on an ascending path, crossing the valley along a steep rocky ridge. The route now turns west onto a river gorge until we arrive at the Shira campsite.

      Elevation: 3050m/9950ft to 3850m/12,600ft
      Distance: 5km/3mi
      Walking Time: 4-5 hours
      Habitat: Moorland

       

      rainforest and continue on an ascending path, crossing the valley along a steep rocky ridge. The route now turns west onto a river gorge until we arrive at the Shira campsite.

      Elevation: 3050m/9950ft to 3850m/12,600ft
      Distance: 5km/3mi
      Walking Time: 4-5 hours
      Habitat: Moorland

    5. Day 5 Climb Shira Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp

      From the Shira Plateau we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the ”Shark’s Tooth” (elevation 4650m/15,250ft). Shortly after the tower, we come to the second junction which goes to the Arrow Glacier. We now continue down to the Barranco Camp. Although you end the day around the same elevation as when you began, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.

      Elevation: 3850m/12,600ft to 4000m/13,000ft
      Distance: 10km/6mi
      Walking Time: 5-6 hours
      Habitat: Semi-desert

    6. Day 6 Climb Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

      After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge up to the Barranco Wall to the Karanga Valley and the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail.

      Elevation: 4000m/13,000ft to 4050m/13,250ft
      Distance: 5km/3mi
      Climbing Time: 34 hours
      Habitat: Alpine Desert

    7. Day 7 Climb Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

      We continue up to the Barafu Camp. 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.

      Elevation: 4050m/13,250ft to 4700m/15,350ft
      Distance: 4km/2mi
      Climbing Time: 3-4 hours
      Habitat: Alpine Desert

    8. Day 8 Climb Barafu Camp to Summit, down to Mweka Camp

      Very early in the morning (midnight to 2 am), we continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. You head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. At Stella Point, you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see. Faster hikers may view the sunrise from the summit.

      From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all the way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. Once at Uhuru Peak you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa!

      From the summit we begin our descent by continuing straight down to the Mweka Camp, stopping at Barafu for lunch. You may want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. We arrive at Mweka Camp and enjoy our last evening on the mountain.

      Elevation: 4700m/15,350ft to 5895m/19,340ft
      Down to 3090m/10,150ft
      Distance: 5km/3mi up / 13km/8mi down
      Climbing Time: 5-7 hours up / 5-6 hours down
      Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit

    9. Day 9 Climb Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate and then drive to Moshi

      After breakfast we continue descending down to the Mweka Park Gate to, receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and T-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).
      East Africa travel Company vehicle will be waiting for you at Mweka gate to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi (about 30 minutes).

      Elevation: 3090m/10,150ft to 1680m/5500ft
      Distance: 10km/6mi
      Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
      Habitat: Forest
      Meals: B

    10. Day 10 Departure transfers

      We will pick you from the hotel and transfer to KIA to say bye and welcome again.

    Kilimanjaro Crane Hotel

    Kilimanjaro Crane Hotel is a medium size hotel in the quiet and secluded location of Moshi town in Northern Tanzania.

     

    This magnificent hotel is situated along Station Road Kaunda Street opposite Nakumat Supermarket.

    We are sure that you will be making the right choice when you decide to stay with us. We offer the best services in Moshi, for business as well as for pleasure. The hotel is situated about one kilometer from the town center

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
    Mt Kilimanjaro Machame 7 days includesMachame 7 days includes
    • Meeting at Kilimanjaro International Airport;
    • Transfer to the hotel
    • Accommodation prior to the climb (including breakfast; sharing a twin room);
    • Transfer to the trailhead;
    • Professional mountain crew. All guides have “Wilderness First Responder” and “Wilderness First Aid” certificates, along with over 9 years of experience in climbing. Each participant will be provided with a porter (who can carry up to 18 kg of personal baggage);
    • English, Spanish and German speaking guide (certified as a Wilderness First Responder & Emergency Medicine Adult and Child CPR)
    • Kilimanjaro National Park permits;
    • Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees;
    • Camping/hut fees;
    • 3 square meals daily. The menu includes different soups, garnishes, several types of fish and meat, fresh fruit and vegetables; vegetarian options are available upon request;
    • Oxygen systems and pulse Oximeters;
    • First aid kit;
    • Warm and comfortable sleeping pads (2 inches thick);
    • Camping equipment’s including sleeping tents, sleeping mats
    • Meeting the group at the National Park exit and transfer to the hotel;
    • Guide, chef and porters salaries
    • Accommodation after the climb (including breakfast; sharing a twin room);
    • International certificates for a successful ascent;
    • Return transfer to Kilimanjaro airport.
    • * Basic tour package price includes sharing a twin room. If you need a single bed accommodation only, you should contact a manager for a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the start of the tour.
    • ** During the climb you will share a tent with 1-2 other climbers, depending on the number of participants. If you need an individual tent, please, contact our manager. Single accommodation at sleeping huts on Marangu is impossible.
    Mt Kilimanjaro Machame 7 days ExcludesMachame 7 days Excludes
    • Airline tickets;
    • Visa fee;
    • Lunch and dinner at the hotel (before and after the ascent);
    • Personal gear rentals;
    • Tanzania Visa: $50/$100 per person on arrival