Kilimanjaro - machame route

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3.7 Based on 3 Reviews
  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 5-79 yrs
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Maximum altitude 5895 meters
  • Trek difficulty Moderate
  • Tour Code BM-526
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  • Operated in English, Tanzanian
  • Starts Arusha, Tanzania
  • Ends Arusha, Tanzania
  • Kilimanjaro trekking on Machame route
  • Trekking during the day and overnights in campsites.
Of the seven main routes used to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the Machame route is the most popular route. It is the route of choice for many people because it provides impressive views and a variety of habitats. About 50% of all climbers, and most seasoned climbers, choose the Machame route.
The Machame route is also known as the Whiskey route, given its reputation for being a tough climb, in contrast to the easier Marangu route, which is known as the Coca Cola route. Unlike the gradual incline and hut accomodations found on the Marangu Route, the climbers on Machame hike steeper trails, for longer distances, and sleeping in tents.
The Machame Route climb can be done in a minimum of six days (five nights) on the mountain. However, it is most often tackled over seven days (six nights), for a better altitude acclimatization schedule. The trek begins at Machame Gate, located in the southern base of mountain, within its lush, fertile rainforest. The route heads toward the Shira Plateau, before circling along the southern circuit halfway around the mountain, exposing the climber to great views from all angles. The approach to the summit is made from the east, and the descent follows the Mweka trail.
The Machame Route is approximately 62 km/ 37 miles from gate to gate. It is designed for physically fit people with some hiking experience. The table below depicts a variation of the 7 day Machame climb with starting and finishing points, altitude, distance and hiking time. This is considered to be the ideal Machame route variation.
  • Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport
  • Day 2: Moshi/Arusha - Machame Gate - Machame Camp
  • Day 3: Trek from Machame Camp to Shira Camp
  • Day 4: Trek from Shira Camp to Barranco Camp
  • Day 5: Trek from Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp
  • Day 6: Trek from Barafu Camp to Mweka Camp
  • Day 7: Trek from Mweka Camp - Mweka Gate - Moshi/Arusha
  • Day 8: Airport transfer
  • Hotel accommodation in Moshi or Arusha on bed and breakfast.
  • Quality, waterproof private mountain tents
  • Professional, experienced, mountain guides
  • All Kilimanjaro Park fees
  • Rescue fees for Climbing Kilimanjaro Route
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Arrival and Departure transfers
  • Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
  • Mess tents with table and chairs
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
  • Clean, purified drinking water
  • Crisis management and safety procedures
  • Insurance and ethical treatment of porters
  • Camping Mattress.
  • International flights to and from Tanzania
  • Tanzania Visa; $50 per person on arrival.
  • Optional Tours (short safari after your climb, etc)
  • Tips to the mountain guide, cook and porters
  • Sleeping bag
  • Trekking sticks/poles.
3.7 - Very Good
Based on 3 reviews
  • Romain GERARD
  • From France
  • On Oct 21 2018
1 - Very poor
Please be absolutely careful and do not work with this tour operator, they are Thiefs !!
  • Anonymous
  • From France
  • On Aug 26 2016
5 - Excellent
Great Kilimanjaro experience - Machame route
Great experience with this tour operator. Organization was all perfect. Our head guide Filbert and his entire team were fantastic, they clearly knew what they were doing and that experience shone through the entire trek. Very... Read more
  • Lefrank Fiona
  • From France
  • On Jun 03 2015
5 - Excellent
Kilimanjaro - Machame route
My wife and I had an absolutely fantastic trek with this tour specialist to the top of Kilimanjaro. They customized our entire 8 day trip and helped assure all of our hard preparation work was fully rewarded when we reached our... Read more
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