Kilimanjaro - machame route

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Maximum altitude 5895 meters
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  • Starts Arusha, Tanzania
  • Ends Arusha, Tanzania
HIGHLIGHTS
  • 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.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
3.5 - Very Good
Based on 3 reviews
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1 - Very poor
  • Romain GERARD
  • From France
  • On Oct 21 2018
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Great Kilimanjaro experience - Machame route
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • From France
  • On Nov 30 2016
“Great experience with Novi Travel & Tours! 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 professional, helpful, knowledgeable and competent.”
Kilimanjaro - Machame route
5 - Excellent
  • Lefrank Fiona
  • From France
  • On Jun 22 2015
“My wife and I had an absolutely fantastic trek with Novi Travel & Tours 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 goal of Uhuru!

This was by far the most physically demanding and emotionally rewarding thing we have ever done!

Novi Travel & Tours came highly recommended to us by 2 friends who had taken separate treks with them. We agree that this is an exceptionally well handled Tanzanian company. The whole team was excellent and made our trek particularly memorable and fun with the enthusiastic singing and greetings by the team on several occasions. Other groups had greetings - but none were as frequent or as resonant as our Novi Travel & Tours team!

Lefrank - France”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • 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
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • 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.
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • 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.
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