Mt. Kilimanjaro - Machame route, 9 days

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5 Based on 3 Reviews
  • duration 9 days
  • tour type Private and Group
  • age requirement 12-69 yrs
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-25450
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English, Tanzanian
  • Starts Moshi, Tanzania
  • Ends Moshi, Tanzania
  • +10
  • Reach Uhuru peak
  • Shira Plateau Panoramic Overview
  • Kibo and Mawenzi viewpoints
  • Lava Tower
The Machame Route up the famed Kilmanjaro, also known as “the Whiskey Route", offers a wide variety of views, landscapes, and experiences. Located on the southern slope of Mt Kilimanjaro, Machame Gate will lead you to the top of Kilimanjaro along the exciting footpath which starts in a tropical forest, then runs through all the climate zones and finishes with the Arctic desert in the summit area. This Machame option is highly recommended for those seeking good acclimatization. Success rates of this route are about 94-95%.

The starting point of the route, Machame Gate, is only a 20-minute drive from Aishi Machame Hotel, where you will stay before and after the trek. Camps along the trek are favorably located for a smooth and gradual acclimatization transition process. On the 3rd day, Machame Route converges with Lemosho and Umbwe routes at Barranco camp.

Book now for an exciting, climb up Kilmanjaro. We take care of everything from transportation to guides, gear, permits, and food during the trip.

  • Day 1: Arrival
  • Day 2: Trek Machame Gate to Machame Camp
  • Day 3: Machame Camp to Shira Camp
  • Day 4: Shira Camp to Lava Tower and Descent
  • Day 5: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp
  • Day 6: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
  • Day 7: Ascent to Uhuru Peak and Descent to Millennium Camp
  • Day 8: Millennium Camp to Mweka Gate
  • Day 9: Departure
  • All transfers, including to/from airport, hotel(s) and trailhead
  • Accommodation at Aishi Machame Hotel prior to and after the trek (sharing a twin/double room, including breakfast)
  • Professional mountain crew. All guides have "Wilderness First Responder" and "Wilderness First Aid" certificates, along with over 7 years of experience in climbing
  • Each participant will be provided with a porter (who can carry up to 15 kg of personal baggage)
  • Kilimanjaro National Park permits & rescue fees
  • Camping/hut fees
  • Full-board meals during the climb. The menu includes different soups, garnishes, several types of meat, fresh fruit, and vegetables; vegetarian, non-lactose, gluten-free options available.
  • First-aid kit, oxygen systems and pulse oximeters
  • Modern The North Face VE-25 tents (2 climbers share 1 tent)
  • Warm and comfortable sleeping pads (4 inches thick)
  • Group equipment (dining tent, table, chairs, crockery and cutlery)
  • International certificates for a successful ascent
  • Return transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Portable toilet
  • Portable shower
  • Private tent
  • Personal Porter Services
  • Extended meal plan
  • VIP Lounge at JRO (arrival)
  • VIP Lounge at JRO (departure)
  • Airline tickets
  • Visa Fees
  • Lunch and dinner at the hotel (before and after the climb)
  • Personal gear
  • Tips for the mountain crew
  • Mountaineering insurance. You'll need special insurance for climbing Kilimanjaro which covers high-altitude trekking up to 6000 m
5 - Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
  • Thomas
  • From USA
  • On Jan 10 2024
5 - Excellent
Could not have been better!
I just finished a climb to Kilimanjaro through the Machame route with this local tour operator. The travel guide and his team cared perfectly for us—even on some rainy days. There was always hot tea on the way and a bed-bottle... Read more
  • Irina
  • From Russia
  • On Jan 02 2024
5 - Excellent
Best Experience Ever!
We made a tracking to the Kilimanjaro summit in January 2024. It was the best experience ever! Super professional company, best guides, porters, etc.Great, very warm service and food. Lead guide Stanford, second guide Osward, and... Read more
  • Eliot
  • On Dec 29 2023
5 - Excellent
If it wasn't for the tour operator I would not have summited
I spent about two weeks in Tanzania and did a private safari and Kilimanjaro hike with this tour operator. They helped plan everything and ensured that the trip went smoothly. The safari was incredible; my friend and I got to see... Read more
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10% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 45 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 45 days prior departure. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.


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

Other Practical InformationWe recommend this program for novices and amateurs. Participants need not have climbed before but good overall health and physical condition are recommended. During the trek, and to prevent altitude sickness, we recommend you abstain from consuming alcohol and caffeine, drink over 4 liters of bottled water daily (little by little, frequently), take a Diamox pill to help alleviate symptoms of altitude sickness. Most mountain climbers take Diamox in the morning, before they start their ascent, in order to reduce discomfort associated with altitude sickness. We recommend you consult your doctor prior to the trip in case of potential allergies. At night you may experience discomfort associated with acclimatization to the high altitude: because of a reduction in your waking breathing pattern, your body gets less oxygen than during the day. Taking altitude into account, you may therefore start feeling sick and have a headache. Pay attention to your own body and tell your guide if you start feeling any symptoms of altitude sickness. Tips are not included in the trip. We recommend 200–250 USD per participant to the entire climbing team.
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