Kilimanjaro Climb Machame Route – 7 days


Known as the “Whiskey” route, the Machame route is now the most popular route on the mountain. Compared with Marangu, the days on Machame are longer and the walks are steeper. The Machame route is considered a difficult route, and is better suited for more adventurous folks and those with some hiking or backpacking experience.

Detailed Itinerary

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Day 1

Departs in the morning from Arusha to Machame village. The trek begins from the gate winding up to the lush tropical forests and out into heather moorland. Camp at Machame Hut Camp(3000m)

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Day 2

Trek to Shira Plateau, walk/trek through the fine open moorlands. Camp at Shira Camp (3840m)

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Day 3

This day is a challenging trek to Barranco; the route turns east into a semi desert and rocky landscape surrounding (via Lava Tower 4600m). Barranco camp lies in a sheltered area below the spectacular cliffs of the Breach wall. The Breach wall, the dome of Uhuru and the edge of the Heim Glacier dominate the head of the valley. Camp at Barranco Hut (3950m)

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Day 4: Acclimatization Day

The trek contine from Barranco to Karanga Valley Camp – (this is a short day) Overnight at Karanga Camp (3963m)

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Day 5

In the morning trek to Barafu. Huge glaciers and cliffs can be seen which mark this part of the mountain. Here is the last water point. Camp at Barafu Hut (4600m)

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Day 6

At midnight the trek begins up to the final steep, scree section to reach Stella Point. Walk steadily up the ridge and around the crater to reach Uhuru peak at 5895m. From the summit the trek descends to overnight at Mweka Hut/High Camp. (3000m)

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Day 7

Covering the last section of the mountain, the trek continues down through the forests to the gate where your vehicle will be waiting to transport you back to Arusha. Overnight at Ilboru Safari Lodge on Bed & Breakfast


2 pax 3 Pax 4-6 Pax
U$D 2,950 per person U$D 2,710 per person U$D 2,445 per person

What’s included?

  • Professional, experienced, mountain guides:
  • All Park fees
  • Rescue fees
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Arrival and Departure transfers
  • Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
  • Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
  • Clean, purified drinking water
  • Crisis management and safety procedures
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters
  • Flying Doctors insurance (AMREF) during the safari

What’s not included?

  • International Flights
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks not included
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
  • Travel insurance

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