7 Days 6 Nights Machame RouteAfrozone
The Machame route is well known as the Whisky Route. The Machame route is predominantly the most scenic and highly recommended route on Mount Kilimanjaro. Nevertheless, The Machame route basically leads through spectacular forests to connect a ridge leading through the moorland zones straight up to Shira Plateau. Moreover, It then crosses beneath the glaciated precipices of the Southern Ice fields to join the Barafu Route to the summit. Furthermore, This route can be done over longer periods and is more manageable and 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
Firstly After breakfast at your hotel in Arusha or Moshi, then the tour will depart and drive through the Village of Machame to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate. Furthermore, There will be a short wait for our permits to be issued and you will be amazed at the up and down of ongoing activities as many crews and climbers prepare to hit the rock. However, On your wait, you will enjoy the spectacular scenery while your guide impacts you with knowledge about the plants and natural wildlife surrounding the area. Basically, The trail can be muddy and crazy slippery at this low elevation so for that reason, hiking poles and gaiters are what we can recommend.
Day 2: Machame Camp – Shira Camp: 5.3km/3mi | 4-5hrs | Moorland
Elevation: 3021m to 3839m
Altitude gained: 818m
Thereafter a wonderful night’s sleep and a reasonable breakfast, then climbers will emerge from the deep rainforest and then proceed on with ascending path, crossing the valley along a steep crack ridge. Basically, At this point, the route takes a different direction and turns west onto basically a river gorge to Shira campsite. Temperatures begin to drop on arrival.
Day 3: Shira Camp – Lava Tower – Barranco Camp: 10.75km/6mi | 5-6hrs | Semi-Desert
Elevation: 3839m to 3986m
Altitude gained: 147m
Profoundly, This day is very crucial for acclimatization, despite that, you will end the day around the same elevation similar to when you started, from Shira Plateau, then climbing will gear up the east ridge, crossing the junction towards the Kibo peak then continue, South East towards the so-called the Lava Tower, “Shark’s Tooth” (elevation. 4650m). Shortly after reaching the tower, then trekking will proceed to a second junction, which in fact takes us directly to the Arrow Glacier. The trekking will continue down to Barranco Camp where you have dinner and then overnight.
Day 4: Barranco Camp – Karanga Camp 5.2 km/3 mi | 3-4 hrs | Alpine Desert
Elevation: 3986m to 4034m to 4662m
Altitude gained: 676m
Then after breakfast at the camp, the climbing will basically continue up to the challenging Barranco Wall, all the way to Karanga Valley and reach the junction, which connects with so so-called the Mweka Trail. However, This is one of the spectacular days to see the power and strength of your companion as you finish over this wall. Then the trekking will continue toward Barafu Camp where you will have your Dinner and Overnight.
Day 5: Karanga Camp – Barafu Camp 5.2 km/3 mi | 3-4 hrs | Alpine Desert
Elevation: 4034 m/15,295 ft to 13235m
Altitude gained: 628m
Furthermore, On this day the climbing will continue up to Barafu camp, and then once you reach it, you will basically be already completed the southern circuit trail which offers a variety of breathtaking views of the summit from multiple angles likewise. You will enjoy an early dinner and then rest while preparing for a summit night.
Day 6: Barafu Camp – Summit: 4.86 km / 3 mi | 3-4 hrs | – Mweka Camp: 11.5 KM / 7.2 MI DOWN | 5-6 HRS | SNOW CAPPED SUMMIT
Elevation: 4662m to 5895m
Altitude gained: 1233m
Descent to 3106m
Altitude lost: 2789m
Additionally, Dress warmly, as climbing starts around night, on the steepest and most demanding part
of the mountain. The moon, if out, will give enough light, and we will reach the crater
hem by daylight, after a 7-hour hike, and drink a new dawn. In addition, From the crater hem, the
rugged Mawenzi Peak is a thrilling sight, with the Kibo defile still in darkness beneath you,
and the crater’s ice walls brewing ahead. Further, Proceed to Uhuru Peak which takes one to 2 hours, and then back to
Barafu camp, and also down the Mweka route to Mweka camp( 5 hrs). This is where
the last night on the mountain will be spent then.
Day 7: Mweka Camp – Mweka Gate – Moshi: 9.1km/6mi |3-4hrs | Rainforest
Elevation: 3106m/10,190 ft to 1633m/5358 ft
Altitude lost: 1473m
After breakfast and basically a ceremony of appreciation and team bonding with your crew, it’s time to say goodbye. You will finish your hike down to the trail. This takes about 3 –3.5 hrs. Then after a welcome lunch, it’s time to say bye to the porters. Transfer back to your hostel in Arusha or the airport.
COST: 2350$ PER PERSON
Tent for camping
All meals during the climbing
Pickup from the airport on arrival
A drop off back to the airport after trekking
Transportation from the hotel to the mountain gate
Transportation back to Arusha after climbing
Service of professional mountain guide
Service of professional mountain Cook.
Hotel overnight at Serengeti Villa before the climbing (BB)
Hotel accommodation after trekking at Serengeti Villa or Africana grand hotel. (BB)
What Is Excluded
Particular of personal nature like a sleeping bag
Personal hire gear
Tips as below:
20$ per person per day for guides
15$ per person per day for the cook
10$ per person per day for potters
Any required visa