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8 Days Kilimanjaro Trekking: Machame Route

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highlights
  • Best route for acclimatization
  • More popular trail to reach Uhuru Peak
  • The most beautiful route up Kilimanjaro
Machame Route is the most beautiful route up Kilimanjaro. All your equipment and supplies are portered and a cook prepares all your meals. While the accommodation on the Marangu route is in huts, the Machame route offers strictly tents only accommodation.

This makes Machame (also referred to as the "Whiskey route") better suited to the slightly more adventurous hiker rewarding him with a scenic splendor. From late afternoon sunsets at Shira, to the misty revelations of Kibo at the great Barranco Wall, the Machame route offers the adventurous hiker a scenic "slide show" over 6 days. The Machame route is normally completed in a minimum of 6 days.

There is an added benefit to this, as you are afforded the most valuable commodity on the mountain - acclimatization. The Machame route takes you high to Lava Tower (4,630m) on day 3 and brings you down by nearly 700m for an overnight at Barranco camp (3,950m). This is the secret to successful acclimatization.

See the "Itinerary" for more details about this tour.
Eco lodge
After your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you are transferred to Zebra Hotel on Bed & Breakfast.
Camping
Pick up from your hotel in Moshi and drive to Machame Gate. After the necessary registration process has been completed, the trek begins. We start trekking through the forest to Machame Hut. It is a gentle climb to the hut.

Dinner and overnight at the campsite in Machame Hut.
Camping
Climbing starts early in the morning, by crossing the valley up through a steep ridge before turning west into the river gorge. After a gentler climb to the Shira Plateau we reach the Shira Hut.

Dinner and overnight camping at Shira Hut.
Camping
This is the place for sightseeing, especially vegetation and Barranco valley. The climb starts with a hike towards east up to the junction, the route then turns south to the glacier stream and reaches Barranco Hut.

Dinner and overnight at the hut.
Camping
We trek through the ridge to Karanga looking at the West Breach and the Southern Glacier. Then we hike along Barafu Path before reaching Barafu Hut.

Dinner and overnight at Barafu hut.
Camping
The last day will begin really early (probably 00:00 am) for the climb to the summit. We pass through the Ratzel and Rebmann glaciers to the highest point in Africa - Uhuru Peak at 5,896 meters above sea level.

After relaxing, watching the sun rise and taking memorable pictures, we start descending to the Mweka Hut and spend overnight there.
Camping
After breakfast we descend to Mweka Gate and drive back to your local accommodation for dinner & overnight.
Drop off at Kilimanjaro International Airport to catch your flight back home
what’s included
  • Pick up from Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • Two nights accommodation in Moshi - pre and post climbing accommodation
  • All camping equipment: vaude tents, chairs, tables and sleeping mats
  • All meals on the mountain
  • Park fees, camping fees and rescue fees
  • Certified English-speaking guides
  • Transport to and from the park gates
  • Recommended salaries for porters and guides
  • 2 porters per person
what’s excluded
  • Visa
  • Both local and international flights
  • Beverage and alcoholic drinks at the camp/hotel
  • Tips
  • Personal hiking gears
  • Sleeping bag
  • Items of personal nature
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 8 days
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Moshi, Tanzania
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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.

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CancellationFree cancellation up to 45 days prior departure. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.
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