8 Days/ 7 Nights

Tour Type

Machame Route


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Tour Overview

8-day Machame Route trek 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. Thanks for booking with us this 8-day Machame Route trek in Tanzania

  • 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 day in Arusha at Kilimanjaro International Airport

Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). We will arrange a private transfer from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) to Arusha where the rest of the day is at leisure. We will gather in the hotel where you’ll have an overnight for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check. We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance.

Day 2:

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

Arrive at the Machame Gate, introduction to your whole crew then do the registration at the park’s gate. After registration is done you start climb through rain forest with picnic lunch for approximately 4 to 5 hrs where you arrive to the Machame Camp. Later afternoon walk up to a little higher altitude then you return to Machame Camp for dinner and overnight.

Walking duration: 5-7 hrs, 11 km
Breakfast at your hotel (budget package does not include breakfast this day), lunch and dinner on the mountain are included

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 Camp, dinner and overnight at Shira Camp.

Walking Duration: 4-6 hrs, 5 km
Includes all meals

Day 4:

Shira Camp(3800m) - Barranco Camp(3950m)

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

Walking duration: 6-8 hrs, 10 km
Includes all meals

Day 5 :

Barranco Camp (3950m)-Karanga Valley Camp (3995m) - Acclimatization day

A day of acclimatization with a walk to Karanga Valley Camp (3963 m)

Walking duration: 4-5 hrs, 5 km
Includes all meals

Day 6:

Karanga Valley (3995m) - Barafu Camp (4600m)

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

Walking duration: 4-5 hrs, 4 km
Includes all meals

Day 7:

Barafu Camp (4600m) - Uhuru Peak (5895m) - Mweka Camp(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 Camp for an hours rest with light breakfast then descend down for dinner and overnight at Mweka Camp.

Walking duration: 11-14 hrs, 17 km
Includes all meals

Day 8:

Mweka Camp (3100) – Mweka Gate (1640m)

Descend from Mweka Camp to the park gate from where you are transferred back to your hotel for a well-deserved shower

Walking duration: 3-4 hrs, 10 km
Breakfast included. You should be back in Moshi /Arusha by lunchtime.

Overnight included in climb package.

Day 8:

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

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