7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Machame Route

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  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 7 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 5-79 yrs
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Maximum altitude 5895 meters
  • Trek difficulty Medium
  • Tour Code BM-5348
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  • Operated in English
  • Starts Moshi, Tanzania
  • Ends Moshi, Tanzania
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  • Most challenging route on Kilimanjaro and also the most scenic route on the mountain
  • Best route for acclimatization
  • High success rate of reaching to Uhuru Peak
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 and, very importantly, 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 Karanga Valley Campsite
  • Day 5: Karanga Valley Campsite to Barafu hut
  • Day 6: Barafu Hut to Uhuru Peak To Mweka Campsite
  • Day 7: Mweka Campsite to Mweka Gate
  • Park fees, camping fees and rescue fees
  • Transport to and from the park gates.
  • Certified English-speaking guides
  • 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
  • oxygen tanks
  • Pulse oximeter
  • Portable flush toilet can be provided for free upon client's request
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Mountain climbing equipment and clothes (but they are available for rent)
  • Alcohol
  • Gamov Bag is extra
5 - Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
  • Georges DUCK
  • From France
  • On Sep 07 2019
5 - Excellent
7 days mount kilimandjaro - Machame route
Fast and concise answers anytime we needed some infos. Gody was super great. We recommand local tour operator for your trip to kilimandjaro. They take care of everything(airport pickup, accommodation 1st and Last day in a Great... Read more
  • Rob Johnson
  • From UK
  • On Jul 19 2016
5 - Excellent
Amazing Kilimanjaro Hike with Bless Africa
Very good route and amazing scenery,it was a perfect choice for 7 days,with an extra day it real help us
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • When is the great wildebeest migration?

    The great wildebeest migration starts anytime between late April and early June. And if you are interested in seeing the grand spectacle of wildebeest crossing the Grumeti or Mara Rivers, you should plan your trip around late July or early August. However, it is important to note that the timing of herd movements can vary.

  • Is Tanzania a family-friendly safari destination?

    Tanzania is an excellent safari destination for families. The country has one of the most diverse wildlife populations in Africa, and there are countries with action-packed game drives that your children might enjoy. Furthermore, many of the destinations are quite affordable for family safari holidays. The only caveat is that Tanzania falls under Africa's malaria belt. Thus, traveling with children under six years of age is not recommended. Many safaris have age restrictions due to safety concerns.

  • Do I need a visa and passport to travel to Tanzania?

    You must present a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the date of visa issuance to gain entry into Tanzania. The immigration officers would also require you to present a roundtrip ticket and show proof that you have enough money to cover the duration of your stay.

  • What is the best month to visit Tanzania?

    The peak tourist season in Tanzania is from June to September, and any of these months would be suitable to enjoy all the beauty on offer. You can read our article on the best time to visit Tanzania to learn more about what each season offers.

  • What are Tanzania's best birding spots?

    With more than 1,000 avian species, Tanzania is one of the best countries in the world for bird watching. Mount Kilimanjaro, Ruaha National Park, Serengeti National Park, and Ngorongoro Conservation Area all promise an unforgettable bird-watching experience.

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