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Machame Route To Mt. Kilimanjaro Trekking

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  • Explore Mt. Kilimanjaro through the Machame route a.k.a the Whiskey route
Machame Route, the Machame Route is scenic and some say the most beautiful. Also known as the “Whiskey” route, the Machame 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 difficult route, and is better suited for more adventurous trekkers and those with some hiking or backpacking experience.

The Machame route is scenically beautiful and varied. However, due to its popularity there are increased numbers of trekkers, it loses some of its splendor. The Machame route 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 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, which aids acclimatization. It also offers the opportunity to take an alternative route to the summit, either via Barafu camp or the less frequented and more difficult Western breach route. The minimum number of days required for this route is six days, although seven days is recommended to make the walk more enjoyable and improve acclimatization.

After arrival in Moshi and the hotel, there will be the opportunity to rest. Later there will be a meeting with the tour guide for a briefing about the trek and Mt Kilimanjaro and very importantly an equipment check.
Day 1: Machame gate to Machame camp
Day 2: Machame camp to Shira camp 2
Day 3: Shira camp 2 to Lava tower to Barranco camp
Day 4: Barranco camp to Karanga valley
Day 5: Karanga valley to Barafu camp
Day 6: Barafu camp to Uhuru peak to Mweka camp (Summit night)
Day 7: Mweka camp to Mweka gate
what’s included
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Keys Hotel in Moshi
  • Quality, waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tents
  • Professional and experienced mountain guides
  • All Park fees and rescue fees
  • All meals mentioned in the itinerary
what’s excluded
  • Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Meals not listed above
  • Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)
  • Tips and any items of personal nature
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 7 days
Tour Type Private Tour  
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language Tanzanian
Maximum altitude 4600 meters
Trek difficulty Hard
Starts/Ends Moshi, Tanzania/Moshi, Tanzania
Good to know Payment

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.

Travel Insurance

We advise to take out Travel Insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances. Bookmundi recommends World Nomads' travel insurance.

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