6 Days 5 Nights Machame RouteAfrozone
The Machame route is most popular as the Whisky Route. Not to mention, Machame is one of the most scenic and recommended routes on Kilimanjaro. Significantly, This route path through magnificent forests to gain a ridge basically leads through the moorland zones up to Shira Plateau. It then traverses beneath the glaciated precipices of the Southern Ice fields to eloquently join the Barafu Route to the summit. Exclusively As it can be done over longer periods and the incline is more manageable it has a much higher success rate of the summit.
Day 1: Machame Gate – Machame Camp: 10.75k /7mi | 5-6 Hrs | Rainforest
Elevation: 1811m to 3021m
Altitude gained: 1210m
After breakfast, we then depart from Arusha and then drive you through the Village of Machame strictly to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate. We will patiently wait basically for our permits to be issued while watching the up and down of operations as many crews prepare for the journey to kick off. Uniquely Enjoy the beautiful rainforest scenery and windy trails while your guide tells you about the local flora and fauna and natural wildlife. At these lower elevations, the trail can be muddy and quite slippery. We highly recommend gaiters and trekking poles here.
Day 2: Machame Camp – Shira Camp: 5.3km/3mi | 4-5hrs | Moorland
Elevation: 3021m/9911ft to 3839m/12,595ft
Altitude gained: 818m
After a good night’s sleep and a hearty breakfast, we emerge from the 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. Temperatures begin to drop.
Day 3: Shira Camp – Lava Tower – Barranco Camp: 10.75km/6mi | 5-6hrs | Semi-Desert
Elevation: 3839m/12,595ft to 3986m/13,077ft
Altitude gained: 147m
Although you end the day around the same elevation as when you began, this day is very important for acclimatization. From Shira Plateau we continue east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the Kibo peak before we then continue, South East towards the Lava Tower, called the “Shark’s Tooth” (elevation. 4650m/15,250ft). Shortly after the tower, we come to a second junction, which leads to the Arrow Glacier. We then continue to descend overnight at Barranco Camp.
Day 4: Barranco Camp – Karanga Camp – Barafu Camp: 8.5km/5mi | 6-8hrs | Alpine Desert
Elevation: 3986m/13,077ft to 4034m/13,235ft to 4662m/15,295ft
Altitude gained: 676m
On the other hand, After breakfast, we continue on a steep ridge up to the adventurous Barranco Wall to the Karanga Valley and the junction, which basically connects, with the Mweka Trail. Comparatively, This is one of the most impressive days to see the power, agility, as well as strength of your crew conclusively zips over this wall with what appears such ease. We continue up toward Barafu Camp, and once reached you have now completed the South Circuit, which offers a variety of breathtaking views of the summit from many different angles. Not to mention An early dinner and rest as we prepare for summit night. Nonetheless Overnight at Barafu Camp.
Day 5: Barafu Camp – Summit: 4.86km /3mi Up | 5-7hrs | – Mweka Camp: 13KM | 5-6HRS | CAPPED SUMMIT
Elevation: 4662m/15,295ft to 5895m/19,341ft
Altitude gained: 1233m
Descent to 3106m/10,190ft
Altitude lost: 2789m
On the other hand, Excitement is building significantly as morning comes with an early start between midnight and 2 a.m. Equally important This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek.
Furthermore, We continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers, peculiarly trying to stay warm and focused on the amazing sense of accomplishment that lies ahead. Likewise With a switchback motion in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. Moreover, You will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise during your short rest here. Unquestionably Faster hikers may view the sunrise from the summit. Nevertheless From here on your remaining 1-hour ascent to Uhuru Peak, you are likely to encounter snow all the way.
Moreover, After photos, celebrations and maybe a few tears of joy unavoidably, we take a few moments to enjoy this incredible accomplishment. Similarly, We begin our steep descent down to Mweka Camp, stopping at Barafu for lunch and a very brief rest exclusively. We strongly recommend gaiters and trekking poles for unmistakable uncooperative loose gravel and volcano ash terrain in fact. On the other hand, Well-deserved rest awaits you to enjoy your last evening on the mountain exclusively. Basically Overnight Mweka Camp.
Day 6: Mweka Camp – Mweka Gate – Moshi: 9.1km/6mi |3-4hrs | Rainforest
Elevation: 3106m to 1633m
Altitude lost: 1473m
Finally, After breakfast and a ceremony of appreciation with your crew, it’s time to say goodbye regardless. We then continue to descend down in a similar way to the Mweka Park Gate essential to receive your summit certificates. As the weather is drastically warmer, the terrain is wet, muddy and steep and we highly recommend Gaiters as well as trekking poles.
Nevertheless, From the gate, a vehicle will meet you at Mweka village to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi/ Arusha.
PRICE : 2000$ PER PERSON
- Tent for camping
- All meals during the climbing
- Pickup from the airport on arrival
- A drop of back to the airport after climbing
- Transportation from the hotel to the mountain gate
- Transportation back to Arusha after climbing
- Service of professional mountain guide
- Potters Salaries
- Service of professional mountain Cook.
- Hotel accommodations on arrival day Serengeti Villa or Africana grand hotel (BB)
- Hotel accommodation after trekking at Serengeti Villa or Africana grand hotel. (BB)
- Items of a personal nature include sleeping bags
- Personal hire gear
- Tips ( 20$ per day for guides, 15$ per day for a cook, 10$ per day for potters)
- International airfares
- Any required visa
- Travel Insurance
- Top thermal layer
- Bottom thermal layer
- 1-2 pairs of hiking pants
- 1 hard shell jacket
- 1-2 short-sleeved t-shirts
- 1 pair of warm trekking pants
- 1-2 long-sleeved hiking shirts
- 1 soft-shell insulated winter jacket
- 4-5 pairs of underwear
- 1 cosy fleece jacket
- 1 pair of worn in sturdy hiking boots
- 3-4 pairs of socks. Merino wool recommended
- Rain pants
- Day backpack
- Duffel bag (Recommended size 90L)
- Sleeping bag
- Snacks on the way