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Kilimanjaro Trekking via Machame Route 6 days

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Price $1630 6 Days
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Kilimanjaro Trekking via Machame Route 6 days

$1630 per person

The most beautiful route up Kilimanjaro

This tour, also referred to as the whiskey route, is rightly regarded as the most beautiful on Kilimanjaro. It is particularly varied in landscape and offers great views of Mount Meru and Kibo. Next to the Marangu route, it is the most popular route on the mountain. The varied height profile allows for good acclimatization, the number of summit successes is therefore high. However, the route is steeper and at the Barranco Wall a simple climbing passage has to be overcome. The route requires you to be in good condition and is less suitable for inexperienced mountain walkers than the Marangu route. Accommodation is at camping sites in tents. The descent is via the Mweka route.

For experienced and very fit mountain hikers, the 6 day tour is a suitable one for them. The fourth day of the shortened tour walks directly from the Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp, as the intermediate stage over the Karanga Camp is omitted.

Highlights:

  1. Most scenic route at Kilimanjaro 
  2. Climbing passage in the Barranco Wall, surefootedness required 
  3. Ascent over the Machame route and descent over the Mweka route 
  4. Height profile has a positive effect on acclimatization 
  5. Total distance of about 65 km

Machame route 6 days Prices:

  1. $1,630 per person when 1 person travels alone
  2. $1,490 per person when 2 persons travel together
  3. $1,420 per person when 3-4 persons travel together
  4. $1,1380 per person when 5-6 persons travel together
  5. $1,360 per person when 7 persons travel together

Single accommodation is not possible on this tour, as the overnight stays take place in mountain huts with multiple occupancy. 

6 Days
16+ Age
  • Departure
    Please arrive by 9:15 AM for a prompt departure at 9:30 AM.
  • Departure Time
    Approximately 9:30 PM.
  • Dress Code
    Casual. Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat and warm jacket.
  • Included
    Airport pick up and drop off
    All entrance park fees
    Camping equipment
    Full board accommodation whilst on safari
    Mountain crew (cook & porters)
    Overnight stays in tents
    Professional guide
    Transfers in both directions between Kilimanjaro International Airport & Arusha
  • Not Included
    Alcoholic and soft drinks
    Meals not listed above
    Optional tours
    Personal Expenses
    Safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
    Sleeping bag
    Tanzania visa
    Tips and any items of personal nature
    Travel insurance
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Day 1: Transfer from the hotel to Machame Gate (1790m) - Machame Camp (3010m)
After breakfast and a general briefing for your upcoming tour (including equipment check), the drive first goes to the National Park gate, which takes about an hour. While your guide does the necessary formalities, you can relax and watch the various mountain teams in their preparation. As soon as everything is done, your adventure begins. In short time you will be immersed in the magnificent mountain forest with its huge jungle trees, ferns, moss carpets and lianas. With luck, you will observe the black and white colobus monkeys in the treetops. After about 5 - 6 hours, you will reach the day's destination - Machame Camp. This is just above the tree line at about 3010 meters above sea level. After dinner, you will spend your first night on Kilimanjaro.  Lunch; Dinner 
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Day 2: Machame Camp (3010m) - New Shira Camp (3845m)
After an early start, you will begin the day’s walk through heath and moorland before the trail becomes steeper and the landscape more open. Soon you will glimpse the summit region of Kilimanjaro. Today's stage is shorter and you will soon arrive at the New Shira Camp, where the view of Kilimanjaro with its rock faces and hanging glaciers is something you should not miss – particularly at sunset. An early night will be needed tonight as tomorrow the trail becomes more strenuous. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner 
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Day 3: New Shira Camp (3845m) - Lava Tower (4640m) - Barranco Camp (3960m)
Today you will ascend approx. 800 meters, but the night is spent only slightly higher than the previous night at Shira Camp. This allows your body a better acclimatization for the further climb. The hike begins with a long ascent over the Shira Plateau to the Lava Tower. Here the vegetation becomes barren and turns into an alpine desert landscape. The path then leads through extensive Barranco Valley, with its lobelias and the huge senecios. After approximately 6-7 hours you will reach the Barranco Camp, which many claim is the most beautiful camp on the mountain.  Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner 
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Day 4: Barranco Camp (3960m) - Barafu Camp (4640m)
Today we will lead you through the Barranco Wall and it is another day to help with acclimatization. The climbing is relatively easy, although sometimes you need to use hands to hold on. Enjoy the amazing view, you will skip Karanga camp to Barafu Camp. The hike leads you through a barren landscape. For the rest of the day you can relax because tomorrow is summit day! After dinner, we will have a very early bedtime as tomorrow will be exciting, but also exhausting and very long. Try to sleep a bit!  Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner 
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Day 5: Barafu Camp (4640m) - Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Mweka Camp (3080m)
You will be woken around midnight. To strengthen yourself, you will first have a hot coffee or tea and a small snack. Using the light of your headlight, the next few hours are steadily upwards. After approximately 5-7 hours, in the early morning light, you will reach the crater rim at Stella Point. After a short rest you will continue for about an hour to get to the highest point, Uhuru Peak. Finally, it is done, and the rewards are fantastic views in all directions. The shadow that the Kilimanjaro casts over Mount Meru in the morning is a special experience. After you have enjoyed the summit, and taken a few memorable photos, it is time for the descent. At the Barafu Camp you have a short rest, where your mountain team will greet you with a hot drink and snacks. Afterwards, you will slowly go to Mweka Camp, where you will spend the last night at the mountain.  Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner 
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Day 6: Mweka Camp (3080m) – Mweka Gate (1630m) - Transfer to the hotel
After breakfast, and strengthened by the increasingly oxygen dense air, you will begin a leisurely walk towards the Mweka Gate. The trail continues through the dense rainforest, and after about 2-3 hours you will reach the gate. At this point it will be time to say goodbye to your team. Once you arrive at the hotel, you can finally enjoy a well-deserved shower and celebrate your summit success.  Breakfast; Lunch
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Day 7:Barafu Camp (4640m) - Uhuru Peak (5895m) - Mweka Camp (3080m)
You will be awakened around 11pm, and after a hot coffee or tea and a small snack, you start with your trek to the summit. The climb is exhausting and requires a lot of will power in the cold of the night. At about sunrise you will reach the crater rim of the Kibo at Stella Point. Backed by the rising sun, you will reach the Uhuru Peak in just over an hour from now. The great views compensate you for the strenuous ascent, enjoy them! After you have taken a few summit pictures, it will be time for the descent. After a short break at Barafu Camp, you continue your trek to Mweka Camp, where it is time to sleep properly.  Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner 
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Day 8: Mweka Camp (3080m) - Mweka Gate(1630m) – Transfer to the hotel
After a last breakfast on the mountain you will walk for 2-3 hours through the rainforest to the Mweka Gate. Here you will have to say goodbye to your mountain team. On arrival at the hotel, a hot shower, a comfortable bed and clean clothes will await you. Later you will be visited by your guide, who will hand over your summit certificate and have a drink with you to celebrate your summit success.  Breakfast; Lunch