6 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Machame Route

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  • Trekking
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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 6 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Maximum altitude 5895 meters
  • Starts Moshi, Tanzania
  • Ends Moshi, Tanzania
  • +7
  • High summit success rate because of better acclimatization
  • Most challenging route on Kilimanjaro
  • The route offers some truly beautiful and varied scenery
The Machame route, also known as the “Whiskey” route, is now the most popular ascent route on Mt Kilimanjaro.

Compared with the Marangu route, the walking days on the Machame route are longer and the walks are steeper. However, the scenery is spectacular and landscape interesting. The Machame route is considered a more challenging route, and is better suited for those with some hiking or backpacking experience.

The Machame route is scenically beautiful and varied. Because it is a popular route there are increased numbers of trekkers. It approaches the summit from the southwest and descends using the Mweka route, rewarding climbers with views of the expansive Shira Plateau, an optional scramble up Lava Tower, a climb up the Great Barranco wall, and a traverse underneath Kilimanjaro’s southern ice field.

Climbers sleep in supplied tents at designated campsites, and eat meals either outdoors (when it is warm outside and the sun is up) or inside a large dining tent, depending on weather conditions. Our staff will prepare all meals and set up and take down the tents.

The Machame route is a highly successful route to the summit as you climb high and sleep lower because of position of the campsites. The climb high sleep low approach aids acclimatization and increases your chance of getting to the summit.

After arrival at your accommodation in Moshi, you will have the opportunity to rest. Later there will be a meeting with the tour guides for a briefing about the trek and Mt Kilimanjaro. Importantly we also run an equipment check to ensure that every participant is as well prepared as possible. If you have any important gear missing, you can rent it from us.
  • Day 1: Machame Gate to Machame hut
  • Day 2: Machame hut to Shira cave Campsite
  • Day 3: Shira Cave Campsite to Lava Tower to Barranco Campsite
  • Day 4: Barranco Campsite to Barafu Hut
  • Day 5: Barafu hut to Uhuru peak to Mweka campsite
  • Day 6: Mweka Hut to Mweka Gate
  • Park fees, camping fees and rescue fees
  • Transport to and from the park gates.
  • Certified English-speaking guides for all routes.
  • Recommended salaries for porters and Guides.
  • All meals on the mountain
  • Two nights accommodation in Moshi {Pre and post climbing accommodation}
  • All camping equipment : vaude tents, chairs, tables and sleeping mats
  • Pick up and transfer at Kilimanjaro airport
  • Portable flush toilet can be provided for free upon client's request
  • oxygen tanks
  • Pulse oximeter
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Mountain climbing equipment and clothes (but they are available for rent)
  • Alcohol
  • Gamov Bag is extra
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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.


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