6 Days Machame Route-Kilimanjaro Hiking | Climbing

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  1. Duration - 6 days
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  6. Moshi

6 Days Machame Route-Kilimanjaro Hiking | Climbing 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

  • Day1: Machame Gate to Machame Camp
  • Day2: Machame Camp to Shira Camp
  • Day3: Shira Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp
  • Day4: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
  • Day5: Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Camp
  • Day6: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate - Back to Moshi
6 Days Machame Route-Kilimanjaro Hiking | Climbing

6 Days Machame Route-Kilimanjaro Hiking | Climbing

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 travers’s 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.

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What's included


  • Inclusions:
  • Park fees, government fees & taxes inclusive of 18% VAT
  • Accommodation as stated in the itinerary
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary
  • Bottled mineral water throughout the safari
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • Exclusions:
  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Balloon Tour
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips to Guide and Cook
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Alcohol drinks

Itinerary


  1. Visited Places:
  2. Machame Gate - Mount Kilimanjaro
  3. Shira Camp One
  4. Barranco Camp
  5. Mweka Camp
  6. Moshi

DAY 1: Machame Gate to Machame Camp

The first day trekking begins at Machame Gate (1,640 meters). Typically you will drive from the town of Moshi to the Machame gate, which takes approximately an hour. At the Gate you will meet your trekking crew – your guide, porters and cook. You, your guide and climbing team will in the meantime begin the ascent through the stunning rainforest that covers the South-West of the mountain. You will have picnic lunch on the way. The first day trek on the Machame Route is a long one (~11km / 7miles) and takes approximately 5-7 hours to complete.

DAY 2: Machame Camp to Shira Camp

After breakfast, we leave the glades of the rain forest and continue on an ascending path, crossing the little valley walking along a steep rocky ridge, covered with heather, until the ridge ends. The route now turns west onto a river gorge. Time for rest, dinner, and overnight at the Shira campsite.

Distance Covered: 5.4km

Time to be used: 4-6 hours

DAY 3: 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." Shortly after the tower, we come to the second junction which brings us up to the Arrow Glacier at an altitude of 16,000ft. We now continue down to the Barranco Camp at an altitude of 13,000ft. Here we rest, enjoy dinner, and overnight. Although you end the day at the same elevation as when you started, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.

Distance Covered: 10.8km

Time to be used: 8 - 10 hours

DAY 4 : Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge passing the Barranco Wall, to the Karanga Valley campsite. Then, we leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the Barafu Hut. At this point, 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. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are to be seen from this position.

Distance Covered: 8.5 km

Time to be used: 8 hrs

DAY 5: Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Camp

You will be awoken around 23:30 with hot tea and biscuits. Hopefully you have managed to get a few hours’ sleep; don’t worry if you haven’t as most people struggle to sleep before summit night. Do however make sure that all your kit, including warm clothes, headlamp, insulated water reserves and snacks are ready for a sharp departure at 24:00. The trek up Kibo is steep and slow. The trick is to keep your momentum moving forward, one step at a time. It takes about 6-8 hours to reach the top of the crater rim where you will see the sign for Stella Point (5,739 meters). You still have another 156 meters of altitude to walk around the crater rim to Uhuru Peak (5,895 meters). After reaching the summit of Kilimanjaro, a 4.5km / 3 mile ascent, you still have an 11km / 7 mile descent to Mweka Camp (3,100 meters)! Mweka is situated in the upper part of the rainforest zone. The richness of oxygen and moisture in the air will be a very welcome surprise.

DAY 6: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate - Back to Moshi

In the morning after breakfast you will be trekking down to Mweka gate. The trek is a pleasant one through the lower rain-forested slopes and down to Mweka Gate (1,640 meters). Although you cover 9km / 5.5 miles, the trek only takes 3-4 hours. Assuming you successfully reach Stella Point or Uhuru Peak you will be presented with official certificates – a green certificate for the former and a gold certificate for the latter. It is customary to tip your trekking crew before being transported back to your hotel in Moshi.

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