Kilimanjaro Trek – Machame Route in 9 days

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  • No booking fees
  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 9 days
  • tour type Private and Group
  • age requirement 9-70 yrs
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Maximum altitude 5895 meters
  • Trek difficulty Medium
  • Tour Code BM-43898
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
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  • Starts Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
  • Ends Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
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HIGHLIGHTS
  • Visit Kilimanjaro National Park
  • Enjoy unparalleled view from Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Reach Uhuru Peak at 5895 m
Kilimanjaro Trek through Machame Route is a 9-day trekking tour that offers amazing views, landscapes and experience. Also known as “the Whiskey Route”, Machame is considered one of the best routes for acclimatization as it follows the mountaineering code of hiking high and sleeping low.

The starting point of the route, Machame Gate is only an hour drive from Moshi town. Located on the southern slope of Mount Kilimanjaro, Machame Gate will lead you to the top along the exciting footpath, featuring tropical forests and diverse ecosystem. You will finish the trek in the Arctic desert in the summit area.

Camps along the trek are favorably located for a smooth and gradual acclimatization. On the 3rd day, Machame Route converges with Lemosho and Umbwe at Barranco camp.

While, it is possible to complete the trek in 6 days, we recommend 7 days for Machame route because it makes it easier to acclimatize and helps you get ample rest for the climb, maximizing your chances of reaching the top.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Arrival
  • Day 2: Hotel – Machame Gate – Machame Campsite
  • Day 3: Machame Hut Campsite – Shira Campsite
  • Day 4: Shira Campsite – Barranco Campsite
  • Day 5: Barranco campsite – Karanga campsite
  • Day 6: Karanga campsite – Barafu campsite
  • Day 7: Barafu hut campsite – Uhuru Peak – Mweka hut campsite
  • Day 8: Mweka hut campsite – Mweka gate
  • Day 9: Departure
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • 9 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches and 7 Dinners
  • Pick up and drop off at the Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO)
  • Two nights’ Accommodation in Moshi- one night prior the climb and one night after the climb (including bed and breakfast)
  • Transfer to the trail head and after the climb
  • Professional mountain crew. All guides have "Wilderness First Responder" and "Wilderness First Aid"
  • Kilimanjaro National Park permits and value added Tax (VAT 18%)
  • Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees
  • Camping fees
  • Guides / Chef and Porters salaries
  • Bottled oxygen, for emergency rescue only and pulse oximeters.
  • First aid kit
  • Four season, 3 person mountain tents, double occupancy
  • Trekking equipment (dining tent, table and chairs )
  • Sleeping pad, foam, 4 inches thick
  • Private toilet tent
  • Kilimanjaro National Park certificate for your successful summit attempt
  • 3 meals a day on the mountain ( breakfast, lunch and dinner )
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Airline tickets; (international and domestic flights)
  • Visa fee
  • Personal Mountain gear (e.g.: sleeping bag, trekking poles etc.)
  • Tips for the mountain crew
  • Lunch and dinner at the hotel
  • Beverages at the hotel
  • Travel Insurance
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CANCELLATION

10% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 45 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 45 days prior departure. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.

Payment

A deposit of 10% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

Travel Insurance

We advise to take out Travel Insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances. Bookmundi recommends World Nomads' travel insurance.

Other Practical InformationSAFETY STANDARDS ON EVERY CLIMB: 1) Our guides have proven expertise on how to lead clients safely and effectively to the top of Kilimanjaro. Your safety is the highest priority for us. Our clients put their lives in our hands and trust us to keep them safe; we do not take that responsibility lightly. Our guides are certified Wilderness First Responders (WFR), which means they have the tools to make critical medical and evacuation decisions. On the Mountain, our guides perform a Health Check on every client twice a day, in the morning and in the evening, to confirm that you are in perfect condition do climb. ❖ Every morning before you start your trek our guides will examine you and listen to your lungs with a stethoscope and they will use a Pulse-Ox meter which measures your critical oxygen saturation levels in your blood and heart rate. Each client's health is monitored very closely while on the mountain. Our Guides will monitor you every step of the way to make sure you are safe on high Altitude. Regular health checks help keep you and Kilimanjaro Trekking Mate Guides informed about your condition. Note: To make your trek safer please bring the following prescription medications, which your medically qualified guide is familiar with. ❖ Please show this to your doctor: DIAMOX (Acetozolamide) -2 x 125 mg per day. This drug is prescribed for altitude acclimatization and should be started 2 days before your climb, and stopped after you reach the highest elevation on the trek. We advise you to start 2 days prior to climbing in order to ascertain whether you have any adverse reaction to it. Important note: Diamox should not be taken in by those who have diabetes or are sulfur-allergic. At the same time, if you have one of these conditions, this is not a reason to abandon your dream adventure. Consider taking our 7/8-day programs to give your body more time for natural acclimatization, and make sure to inform our wildlife adventure experts, who will take care of the necessary arrangements. DECADRON (Dexamethasone) - 4mg x 8 tablets. Your guide may ask you to take this medication if you develop a severe headache due to Acute Mountain Sickness, and must be descending urgently. You do not take this drug during the ascent. This steroid reduces inflammation of the brain, which is the cause of headaches resulting from Acute Mountain Sickness. You will only be using this medication in conjunction with your descent due to a severe headache. If a climber does not acclimatize naturally and continues to suffer the effects of Acute Mountain Sickness, then it is our policy for you to descend immediately. Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) May ward off altitude sickness. works by decreasing swelling and inflammation. ZOFRAN (Ondansetron) - x 12 dissolved tablets. Or bring Phenergan, In the event you develop severe nausea due to acute Mountain Sickness, this drug reduces nausea without any side effects. We may use this once on the ascent, to gain a few hours to allow you to acclimatize. If a climber does not acclimatize naturally and continues to suffer the effects of Acute Mountain Sickness, then they will always descend. CIPRO–(or Imodium) 1 complete course for traveler’s diarrhea TINDAMAX (Tinidazole) -1 complete course for protozoa diarrhea. Private toilet tents: Our private, hygienic toilet tents are designed to keep you healthier and happier on Kilimanjaro. Your bathroom situation on the mountain matters. Once you see the public outhouses that thousands of other trekkers use daily, you’ll realize Kilimanjaro Trekking Mate clean, private toilets are essential to your hygiene and health on Kilimanjaro. Hygienic bathrooms mean less chance of illness. This allows your body to focus on acclimatization and muscle repair. a) Tents provide welcome privacy. b) Tents are exclusively for Kilimanjaro Trekking Mate climbers. c) Hand sanitizer is provided to keep you healthy. d) Walk-in height tents are clean and comfortable.
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