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6 Day Machame Route Kilimanjaro Trek

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highlights
  • Visit the popular Lava Tower
  • Check out Barranco Valley & Wall and Karanga Valley
  • Climb to the top of the roof of Africa
  • Includes Pick up and Drop off to Airport
Known as the "Whiskey" route, the Machame route is now the most popular route on the mountain. The route begins from the south, then heads east, traversing underneath Kilimanjaro's southern ice field before summiting. The minimum number of days required for this route is six days, although seven days is recommended.The Machame route is extremely beautiful and varied and this makes it immensely popular among visitors.

However, when compared with Marangu, the days on Machame are longer and the walks are steeper. The Machame route is considered a slightly difficult route, and is therefore better suited for more adventurous folks and those with some hiking or backpacking experience.
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Deepak Shrestha From Nepal At
5 - Excellent
“we book Kilimanjaro 6 Days via Lemosho route , Every aspect of the 6 days climb was very organized. Our guides August and Simon were highly experienced and knowledgeable of the mountain. They knew exactly what they were doing and we made it to the top uhuru peak the top roof of Africa 5895m ,they make sure safety to us is very important every morning and after dinner they were doing medical checkup .the food was delicious dishes served included: fish fillet, roast potatoes, spaghetti bolognaise and chicken. The chicken was of a particularly high standard; high quality cuts of fillet. Fresh fruit was in abundance, Hot chocolate, tea, coffee, popcorn and cookies awaited us at every lunch/dinner stop. Aloyce the owner was extremely accommodating and made sure that everything went to plan. We recommend to everyone one want to climb mount kilimanjaro”
6 hours Camping
In the morning, transfer from your hotel to Machame Gate.This will take us one-hour drive. We will pick up the park passes, sign-in and weigh our luggages before heading off to the first camp. The first section of the route climbs steadily and involves real exploring through a magnificent forest.

This start is a great introduction to Kilimanjaro, with some of the best views of the forest on display all along the way. We will have dinner and stay overnight at Machame camp (3100 m).

Distance: 9 km
Altitude Gain: 740 m
5 hours Camping
The route continues on up through the forest until we are at the steep ascent on the Shira Plateau, where there are rewarding views of the mountain. Looking back, you will see Mt. Meru rising high above Arusha town. We camp at Shira caves (3840m). We will enjoy an evening walk for altitude acclimatization (walk high and sleep low).

Distance: 9 km
Altitude Gain: 740 m
7 hours Camping
After breakfast, we start a day by walking on high moorland, the landscape changes the entire character of the trek. We traverse the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, passing underneath the lava Tower and the final section of the Western Breach and finally reach camp at Barranco camp (3900 m). The day has been spent at altitude (up to 4600 m), but we have also followed the mountaineering mantra of ‘walk high, sleep low’ to avoid altitude sickness.

Distance: 15 km
Altitude Gain: 600 m
7 hours Camping
After crossing the floor of the great Barranco Valley and climbing up the Barranco wall; we continue the trek on the South Circuit path through the Karanga Valley. We shall reach Barafu Hut (4600 m) after 7 hours. From Barafu, you will have excellent views of the Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. Barafu camp is situated on an exposed and dangerous ridge, so it is necessary to familiarise yourself with the terrain before dark. We will have dinner, rest and prepare for summit night.

Distance: 9 km
Altitude Gain: 800 m
11 hours Camping
We normally start our ascent around midnight so that we can reach the crater rim by sunrise. The steeply climb takes us past graded zigzags at a slow but steady pace until we reach Stella point (5735 m) after 5 - 6 hours.

We will rest here for a short time to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi. The more adventurous visitors can also enjoy a 2 hour round trip along the Crater rim to Uhuru Peak (5895 m), passing spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area.

The descent to Barafu campsite is surprisingly fast, and after lunch and other refreshments, we continue to descend to reach our final campsite (3100 m). The surrounding forest area is extremely beautiful, making this a great evening for those who want to enjoy natural beauty at the campsite.
4 hours 3 Star Hotel at Parkview inn
After breakfast, we descend to Mweka Gate. The last hike on Kilimanjaro is a beautiful one, passing through Kilimanjaro's cloud forest. Watch your step during the descent, as the trail can be slippery.

Our vehicles will be waiting at the lower station of Mweka Gate to take you back to Moshi. At Mweka Gate gate, you sign your name and details in a register book. This is also where successful climbers receive their summit certificates. Those climbers who reached Stella Point are issued with green certificates and those who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m), receive golden certificates.

We now drive back to Moshi for a long overdue hot shower, dinner and celebrations!!
what’s included
  • Private transport from the hotel to the Parks gate (starting point for the climb), and transport back to the hotel after the climb
  • 2 Nights Hotel the night before and the night after the climb, with breakfast included
  • Qualified medical guides
  • All National Park entry fees
  • Kilimanjaro VAT( value added tax)
  • Salaries for Guides, cook and porters.
  • Pickup and drop off to the Kilimanjaro airport
  • Kilimanjaro National Park certificate for your successful summit attempt
  • Rescue fees (Kilimanjaro Park rescue team fees)
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as hot drinks on the mountain
  • Government taxes
  • Friendly and competent Trained Mountain Guides, assistant guides, porters and professional cook.
  • 3 full fresh meals daily. We provide fresh food on the mountain in plentiful and well prepared by skilled professional cook (we also consider your choice of food that you would prefer -Vegetarian
  • Hot drinks on the mountain and Hot water for washing will be provide everyday on the mountain
  • Supplementary Portable Oxygen and Complete First Aid Kit (used in case of emergency only) and Pulse oxy-meter carried by all chief guides
  • 3-4 liters of mineral/treated water (per Climber) provided daily during the climb
  • Camping Fees
what’s excluded
  • Flights
  • Visa
  • Dinner and drinks at hotel
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Personal Hiking/Trekking gears (Some Gears are available for Rent)
  • Tips for guides, porters and cook (average tip is anything from US$250 to US$ 300 per hiker - depending on number of days / how many hikers in the group and route chosen)
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 6 days
Tour Type Private Tour
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Maximum altitude 5895 meters
Trek difficulty Medium
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Kilimanjaro airport, Tanzania
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