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Machame Route

Machame Route

MACHAME / WHISKEY ROUTE 

The Machame route is our most popular and successful route leading to the summit of Kilimanjaro. Hikers sleep in tents which are carried up the mountain by porters. The Machame route is a very scenic and beautiful route, which can be completed in 6 days, however we strongly recommend hiking the route in 7 days, allowing for more time to acclimatise. The key to the success of the Machame route is its topography, allowing hikers to climb high and sleep low, helping towards better acclimatisation. There are however two drawbacks on this route:

  • Firstly hikers will need to pass an area just before the Shira ridge and hike the Barranco Wall, both of which are physically demanding and also present a potential problem for hikers with a fear of heights.
  • The second problem relates to the route’s high success rate, compounded by the fact that other routes join the Machame route from day 3 onwards – higher numbers of hikers can be therefore be encountered on this route.

The route utilises the Mweka route as a descend route.

 

Itinerary

DAY 1. ARUSHA – MACHAME GATE – MACHAME CAMP

Guide Information in the Morning before starts the Hiking

Picnic lunch & water bottles on the way

Walking time around 5 hours

Distance of 11km

Altitude 1800m – 3000m

Night speech during Dinner before Bed

 

DAY 2. MACHAME CAMP – SHIRA CAVE

Guide Information in the Morning before starts the Hiking

Picnic lunch & water bottles on the way

Walking time around 5 hours

Distance of 5km

Altitude 3000m – 3800m

Night speech during Dinner before Bed

 

DAY 3. SHIRA CAVE – BARRANCO CAMP

Guide Information in the Morning before starts the Hiking

Picnic lunch & water bottles on the way

Walking time around 7 hours

Distance of 10km

Altitude 3800m – 4627m – 3940M

Night speech during Dinner before Bed

 

DAY 4. BARRANCO CAMP  – KARANGA CAMP

Guide Information in the Morning before starts the Hiking

Picnic lunch & water bottles on the way

Walking time around 4 hours

Distance of 4km

Altitude 3940m – 4100m

Night speech during Dinner before Bed

 

DAY 5. KARANGA CAMP – BARAFU CAMP

Guide Information in the Morning before starts the Hiking

Picnic lunch & water bottles on the way

Walking time around 4 hours

Distance of 5km

Altitude 4100m – 4600m

Night speech during Dinner before Bed

 

DAY 6. BARAFU CAMP – UHURU PEAK (SUMMIT) – MWEKA CAMP

Guide Information in the Morning before starts the Hiking

Picnic lunch & water bottles on the way

Walking time around 13 hours

Distance of 17km

Altitude 4600m – 5895m – 3100M

Night speech during Dinner before Bed

 

DAY 7. MWEKA CAMP – MWEKA GATE

Guide Information in the Morning before starts the Hiking

Tipping Celebration (Very Important)

Picnic lunch & water bottles on the way

Walking time around 3 hours

Altitude 3100m – 1640m

 

Based on 2Pax

$ 2255

Based on 4Pax

$ 1955

Based on 6Pax

$ 1855

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