7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Machame Route

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 7 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Maximum altitude 5895 meters
  • Starts Moshi, Tanzania
  • Ends Moshi, Tanzania
  • +9
  • 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.
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 Bless Africa for your trip to kilimandjaro. Bless africa take care of everything(airport pickup, accommodation 1st and Last day in a Great hotel in moshi, kilimanjaro climbing, Hospital checkup in case of and a gift at the end of journey). Thanks you so much. We definitively recommand Bless africa”
  • 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”
  • 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
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