Kilimanjaro Machame Route Hiking Tour

Machame route, also known as “the Whiskey Route”, offers a wide variety of views, landscapes and experiences. Machame is considered one of the better routes for acclimatization as it follows the mountaineering code of hike high and sleep low. The starting point of the route, Machame Gate, is only a 1 hour minute drive from Moshi town. Located on the southern slope of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Machame Gate will lead you to the top along the exciting footpath which starts at the tropical forest, then runs through all the climate zones and finishes with the Arctic desert in the summit area.

Camps along the trek are favorably located for smooth and gradual acclimatization transition process. On the 3rd day Machame Route converges with Lemosho and Umbwe at Barranco camp.

You can choose between a six or seven-day climb. The latter one is highly preferred for better acclimatization transition.

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$3,131

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Duration

7 days

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  • What's included :
    • 5x Breakfast
    • 5x Dinner
    • 5x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 7 nights
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Equipments - Tents, sleeping mat, pillow, backed chairs,wash basins, private portable toilet
    • Healthy and safety - pulseo oximeter, AMS checklist, emergency oxygen, helicopter evacuation
    • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
    What's excluded :

    • Day 1: Kilimanjaro International Airport – Moshi

      Stop At: Moshi, Moshi, Kilimanjaro Region
      Welcome to Tanzania! Upon arrival at the Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be met by Shiri Adventures representative and transferred to your hotel in Moshi town. Depending on your arrival time, you will have a pre-trek briefing with your Kilimanjaro guide either this afternoon/evening or the following morning.
      Duration: 1 hour

      No meals included on this day.
      Accommodation included: Overnight: Kilimanjaro Wonders Hotel or Mountain inn or K'S hotel

      Day 2: Moshi – Machame Gate – Machame Hut

      Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      A one-hour drive from Moshi lays the gate to the Machame route, where you will complete park formalities, meet your crew of porters and start your Kilimanjaro hike! The first section of the route climbs steadily and involves real jungle-bashing through magnificent forest. This path is less well-trodden and is often wet and muddy underfoot. Upon reaching the Machame Hut camp, you will settle in for your first night on the mountain and enjoy some hot tea and snacks before dinner.

      •Distance: 10.75 km / 6.7 mi
      • Altitude Change: +1210 m / +3,969 ft
      Duration: 4 hours

      Meals included:
      • Lunch: Packed lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Overnight: Machame Hut

      Day 3: Machame Hut – Shira Caves

      Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      The route continues on up through the forest zone until reaching the steep ascent on the Shira Plateau, where there are rewarding views of both Kibo peak and Shira peak. Looking back, you will be able to see Mt. Meru rising high above Arusha town.

      • Distance: 5 km / 3.1 mi
      • Altitude Change: +818 m / +2,684 ft

      Duration: 5 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Overnight: Shira Caves

      Day 4: Shira Caves – Lava Tower – Barranco Camp

      Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      Walking now on high moorland, the landscape changes the entire character of the trek. You will traverse the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, passing underneath the Lava Tower and the final section of the Western Breach, finally reaching Barranco Camp. The day has been spent at altitude, but you will have followed the mountaineering code of ‘walk high, sleep low’ to avoid altitude sickness by aiding your bodies in acclimatization.

      • Distance: 10.2 km / 6.3 mi
      • Altitude Change: +788 m / +2,585 ft; -641 m / -2,103 ft
      Duration: 7 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Overnight: Barranco Camp

      Day 5: Baranco - Karanga - Barafu base camp

      Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      Start the day by descending into the start of the Great Barranco, a huge ravine. Then exit steeply, up what has been termed the Breakfast Wall, which divides you from the southeastern slopes of Kibo. It is a climb over rocks, although not technical. Passing underneath the Heim and Kersten glaciers, head towards the Karanga Valley for a long lunch break before proceeding to Barafu base camp where you will walk through arid, lunar land towards Barafu Camp where you have an early dinner and maximum tim to rest before your assault on the summit begins at midnight.
      Duration: 6 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Overnight: Barafu Camp

      Day 6: Barafu Camp – Uhuru Peak – Mweka Hut

      Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      We avoid walking too long in the heat of the sun today by starting around midnight, walking steeply upwards to the summit glaciers. You will be climbing scree for 5 to 6 hours but you gain incredible height over a short distance. The views are spectacular. You should be on the crater rim at Stella Point (5745 m) as the first rays of the sun emerge. Spectacular ice cliffs within the crater surround you and the views to Mawenzi peak and beyond are breathtaking. Another hour’s walk takes you to your goal, the summit of Uhuru, the highest point in Africa. Congratulations, You've made it to the roof of Africa!

      Distance: 5 km / 3.1 mi •
      Altitude Change: +1233 m / +4,046 ft
      Duration: 7 hours

      Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      After a quick celebration and photos at the top, you will begin the descent by returning to Stella Point and then descending on scree slope back to Barafu Camp for breakfast and a short rest before finally heading down to Mweka Hut for a well-earned rest. On the descent, you will have fabulous views of the plains and Mawenzi peak.

      • Distance: 11.5 km / 7.1 mi
      • Altitude Change: -2789 m / -9,151 ft
      Duration: 4 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Overnight: Mweka Hut

      Day 7: Mweka Hut – Mweka Gate – Moshi

      Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
      A gentle trek takes you down through the rainforest to the Mweka Gate, where park formalities will be completed and you will be met by our vehicles to return you to the Shiri Adventures Office or at your hotel. Here you will receive your certificate of ascent courtesy of the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority, have the tipping ceremony for your mountain crew and collect any luggage you stored. Thereafter, you will be driven back to your hotel where you can treat yourself to a well-earned shower and a good night’s sleep.

      • Distance: 9 km / 5.6 mi
      • Altitude Change: -1473 m / -4,832 ft
      Duration: 3 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      Accommodation included: Overnight: Kilimanjaro Wonders Hotel or Mountain inn or K'S hotel
    • Departure Point :
      Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
      • Kilimanjaro Airport, Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania
      Departure Time :
      3/31/2020 - 10/23/2021
      Monday:07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
      Tuesday:07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
      Wednesday:07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
      Thursday:07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
      Friday:07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
      Saturday:07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
      Sunday:09:00 AM - 08:30 PM
      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 - Guide, English - Written

    Age Req.

    -

    Fitness Req.

    None

    Group Size

    15

    Organised by Shiri Adventures

    Activity ID: V-252664P1

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