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Eight-Day Kilimanjaro: Machame Route

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  • Climb Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain
  • Take the route that offers a better chance of successful summit
  • Enjoy great scenery along the way to the top of Africa
Join us on this eight-day trip that will take you to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro via the Machame Route. This route is also known as the "Whiskey Route" and is popular among travelers for the charming views it offers. We will pick you up from your accommodation in Moshi and drive you to Machame Gate, the starting point of your journey, on the first day of the trip.

Continue your journey through New Shira, Barranco, Karanga, Barafu and Crater camps to reach the top of Africa's highest peak before it is time to start your journey downhill. The Machame Route is a bit uneven and hence challenging and can be quite difficult for novice climbers. However, it is a great route for those with some experience in climbing and want to enjoy great scenery.

Please note that the tour price also included one night's accommodation in Moshi before and after the climb. For more details, please go through the itinerary below.
customer reviews about Kilisa Tours & Safaris
4.4 - Very Good Based on 7 reviews
Review for another Kilisa Tours & Safaris tour
5 - Excellent
“We had very good experience with Kilisa Tours on our 7 days Machame Kilimanjaro climb

Their guides are professional and speak very good English! I owe my success summit Kilimanjaro to Bakari, Daniel, who made sure that we are comfortable at each stage. Special mention to the food provided during the trek- it was both delicious and healthy.

The prices are the best and camping was to our satisfaction. Naick the owner did utmost to answer all our questions and advised correctly. They made sure we had a Memorable life time experience.”
Sophia's review for another Kilisa Tours & Safaris tour
5 - Excellent
“A group of close friends booked our Kilimanjaro climb through Kilisa Tours & Safaris and would highly recommend their services. During the booking process Naick always responded promptly to emails and provided us with all the necessary information to prepare for the trek

The guides for Kilimanjaro (Bakari, Gooduck, and Daniel) were the absolute best. Our group of 4 all summited and it was one of the best experiences ever. We couldn't have done it without them and it's hard to explain how phenomenal they were. The porters and additional support staff were also incredible, and were never not friendly, supportive, or happy.

After Kilimanjaro we went for safari and was excellent too. A great quality Jeep and our guide was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. All the lodges we stayed at were some of the best places I've ever stayed.

I'd highly recommend Kilisa Tours for exploring what central Tanzania has to offer.”
Silvia's review for another Kilisa Tours & Safaris tour
5 - Excellent
“It was my first time to climb Mountain and I am so excited to reach to the top roof of Africa that was a great and fantastic feeling to be there; I used 7 Days Kilimanjaro Trekking via Machame route as a solo hiker. Though Machame route ( “whisky route” ) seems to be a challenging one but worth it for a successful and great victory rate.”
Camping
We will pick you up from your accommodation in Moshi and drive you to Machame Gate, a comfortable, 45-minute drive from Moshi. Get registered by the national park authorities at the gate. Once all the formalities are over, you can start your trek through the national park's lush rainforest.

It takes around five to six hours to reach Machame Camp. Spend the night just above the tree line at 3,010 meters.
Meals
  • Lunch & Dinner
Camping
The trail today is somewhat steep but it’s is a shorter stretch and you should reach your destination by early afternoon. After some rest you have the option to hike further to Shira Camp Two for beautiful views of the Shira Plateau. Mount Meru, the second highest mountain in Tanzania, can be seen in the distance. Spend the night at New Shira Camp.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Camping
Today you will ascend about 700 meters to reach the striking and rugged Lava Tower before descending to Barranco Camp. This will give your body a good chance to acclimatize for the coming days as you will reach an altitude of over 4600 meters.

See the landscape change dramatically over the course of today's journey, from an Afro-alpine desert close to the tower to the lush green vegetation in the Barranco Valley. Barranco Camp, where you will stay tonight, is situated just below the imposing Barranco Wall and can be reached after about six to seven hours of trek.

This camp is considered by many to be the most beautiful and scenic on Kilimanjaro.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Camping
Tackle the steepest part of this route, the famous Barranco Wall. It is not as difficult as it looks and your guide will make sure that you clear this hurdle in just a little more than an hour. Get the glimpse of the southern glaciers of Kibo from the top of the Barranco Wall and take some rest before continuing towards Karanga Camp.

After enjoying your lunch at the camp, you have the option to do a short hike to Barafu Camp.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Camping
The trail that you will take today passes through a striking alpine desert expanse and leads you to your final camp before the summit hike – Barafu Camp (4,640 m) – where you will reach after about four hours of hiking.

You will get some time to relax before the evening meal is served. We advise you to get as much sleep as possible after dinner before heading for the summit tomorrow.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Camping
Start the most challenging part of the ascent as the sun rises. You should reach Stella Point, the crater rim of Kibo, after about five to seven hours of strenuous climb that will take you past screes and trails strewn with volcanic ash. From Stella Point you will head for the highest camp on Kilimanjaro, Crater Camp, located at an altitude of 5730 m.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Camping
The first sunlight marks the start of your final ascent towards the summit. It will be a slow and arduous two hours or so before you reach the highest point in Africa, Uhuru Peak, which towers 5895 metres above sea level.

See the surrounding summits, glaciers and landscapes from the peak. After a short break and mandatory summit pictures, return to Barafu Camp. Take some rest and enjoy a much-needed warm meal before continuing your descent to Mweka Camp (3080 m) which will take you about three hours.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
3 Star Hotel at Parkview Inn
Take part in a traditional farewell ceremony with your crew after breakfast before the final leg of your climb leads you back through lush rainforest. A gentle descent of around three hours and you reach Mweka Gate. We will then drive you back to your hotel in Moshi.
Meals
  • Breakfast
what’s included
  • Meals: 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 dinners
  • Transport: Private transport to and from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your accommodations in Moshi. Transportation to and from Moshi to Kilimanjaro National Park Gate
  • Accommodation: 2 nights' accommodation in Moshi (1 night before & 1 night after the trip). Accommodation in camps during the climb as per the itinerary
  • Friendly and professional mountain guides, cook and porters
  • Park entry fees & camping fees
  • Team Kilimanjaro rescue fees
  • Government taxes. 18% VAT on tour fees & services
  • 4 season mountain tents
  • Double layered sleeping Mats
  • Treated & filtered drinking water throughout the trek
  • Hot water for washing
  • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA) & Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
  • Portable oxygen tanks and oxygen meter
  • Emergency first aid kit
what's excluded
  • All flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Expenses that are personal in nature, like laundry, phone calls, etc
  • Tips for guides, cooks and porters
  • Lunch, dinner & drinks at your hotel in Moshi before and after the climb
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 8 days
Tour Type Private Tour
Age Requirement 7 +
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English, french, german & spanish
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Moshi, Tanzania
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