8-day Machame route in Tanzania


6 Days/ 5 Nights

Tour Type

Machame Route


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Tour Overview

The 8-day Machame route in Tanzania, also known as the Whisky Route is one of the most scenic and recommended routes on Kilimanjaro. This popular route with paths through magnificent forests to gain a ridge leading through the moorland zones to the Shira Plateau.

It is then traversing beneath the glaciated precipices of the Southern Ice fields to join the Barafu Route to the summit. Because it can be done over longer periods and the incline is more manageable, it has a much higher success rate of summit. Book your 8-day Machame route in Tanzania with us to have best discount ever

  • Meals while trekking Kilimanjaro (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Transport to park gate from Hotel and back to the Hotel.
  • Airport transfer (pick up and drop off at the airport!)
  • Professional, Friendly and experienced English speaking guides.
  • Porters, Professional Mountain Cook/chef
  • All parks entrance fees, Hut/Camping Fees, rescue fees and government tax (VAT 18%)
  • Accommodation (one night before and after trek)
  • Camping Equipment’s (Tents, Table, Chairs, Mattress)
  • Salaries for Guide, Cook and Porters
  • Private toilet (option to clients)
  • Oxygen cylinders for emergency use and Pulse oximeter
  • Tips to the crew (Guides, Cook and Porters)
  • International Air tickets
  •  Personal Insurance
  • Climbing Gears,
  • Tanzanian VISA
  • Sleeping Bags

Day by Day

Day 1:

Arrive in Arusha or Kilimanjaro International Airport

Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO).

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), we’ll arrange a private transfer to take you to Arusha. You’ll have the rest of the day to relax and explore at your leisure. Later, we meet at the hotel for a thorough pre-climb briefing and equipment check to ensure you are fully prepared for the adventure ahead. During the briefing, we also confirm that you have the required mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance. We prioritize your safety and well-being and take every precaution to ensure that your journey is enjoyable and worry-free.

Day 2:

Machame Gate (1800m) - Machame Camp (3000m)

Arrive to the Machame Gate from Moshi and have an introduction to your guides and porters. Registration is done and thereafter start climb with picnic lunch through rain forest for approximately 4 to 5 hrs where you arrive to the Machame Camp. Later afternoon walk up to a little higher altitude is done for acclimatization. Return to Machame Camp for dinner and overnight.

Lunch and dinner on the mountain included, breakfast at hotel (no breakfast included this day in the budget plan).

Day 3:

Machame Camp (3000m) - Shira Camp (3800m)

After breakfast, start climb through short Savannah, forest and other vegetation for approximately 4 to 5hrs, with picnic lunch en route before arriving in the afternoon at the Shira Hut. In Shira is where an extra day can be spent for acclimatization when climbing takes 7 days or more, dinner and overnight at Shira hut.

All meals are included (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 4:

Shira (3800m) - Barranco (3950m)

After breakfast a slow walk through semi glacier and sandy areas with picnic lunch 3 to 4 hrs before arriving at the Barranco Hut for dinner and overnight.

All meals are included (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 5 :

Barranco Hut (3950m) - Barafu Hut (4600m)

After breakfast, with picnic lunch enroute climb through glaciers for approximately 4 to 5 hours before arriving the Barafu Hut for dinner and overnight.

All meals are included (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 6:

Barafu Hut (4600m) Uhuru Peak (5895m) Mweka (3100m)

An early wakeup call around 01.00hrs for preparation and light breakfast before starting final ascent to the summit i.e. either the Stella Point reached in approximately 5 to 6 hrs and a further ascent to the Uhuru Peak reached in another approx 45 minutes.

After signing and short rest at Barafu Hut descend via the Gilman’s Point down to Mweka Hut for an hours rest with light breakfast then descend down for dinner and overnight at Mweka Hut.

All meals are included (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 7:

Descend from Mweka Hut to the Park Gate

Descend from Mweka Hut to the park gate from where you are transferred back to your hotel for a well-deserved shower. Breakfast included – you should be back in Moshi by lunch time.

Day 8:

Moshi / Arusha to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) with private departure transfer included.

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