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Kilimanjaro Trek – Machame Route

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  • The Machame route, also referred to as the Whiskey route, is one of the most popular routes on Kilimanjaro and a favorite for Alaitol Adventure & Safaris. Machame route has one of the highest summit success rates given the topography of the route which allows climbers to “trek high & sleep low” hence making it a more favorable route for acclimatization. Unlike the Marangu route which is a gradual ascent, the Machame route is has steeper trails and climbers walk longer distances. This route offers some of the most spectacular scenery while on the mountain. The Machame route starts in the south west side of the mountain and proceeds steeply north, traversing the Shira plateau and eventually joining the Shira and Lemosho routes at the Shira camp. 

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Trek Duration

More Than Five days

Tour Languages

English

Trek Difficulty

Medium

Company

Alaitol Adventure and Safaris

Suitable For

< 18 year olds, 18-39 year olds, 40-49 year olds, 50-59 year olds, 60+ year olds, Families

Guiding Method

Guide/Instructor

Destinations

Mount Kilimanjaro

Alaitol Adventures and Safaris

We are a local family owned, tour operator specializing in adventure travel in Tanzania. We always helped fellow travelers explore and experience some of the most amazing places and cultures in Tanzania. We believe travelers deserve a company that shares their passion for adventure. Our company takes you to some of the most amazing places in Tanzania where you can be at one with nature, immerse yourself in the fascinating cultures of the local tribes and relax on the white-sand beaches on some of the most exotic island of East African coast. We offer luxury to budget safari adventures and utilize profits to maintain our own community projects in Tanzania. We operate lodge safaris, culture safaris, walking safaris, Cycling tour, treks and hikes with absolute adherence to quality of service, value for money and cultural integrity. Whatever you are an individual traveler, Family, group, tour company, school, college or organization, reach out to us and let us start working on your next adventure. We have guides that are proficient in English, German, Italian, and Spanish to make sure our clients have an unforgettable tour experience and life-long memories of the wonderful countryside of Tanzania. As a company, our focus is on organizing tours with an ethical and professional approach to exceed tourist expectations. We hope that this will be the start of a very exciting journey for you and we welcome you to discover Tanzania with us.

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Day 1: Arrive in Tanzania 
You will be picked up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to your hotel in Moshi town, you will meet your guide who will brief you on your upcoming trek and do an equipment check to make sure you have all the necessary mountain gear. Gear which is missing can be rented on this day. Dinner and Overnight at Park view Inn Hotel (or alternative).

Day 2: Machame Gate (1790m) to Machame Camp (3010m) 
One hour’s drive from Moshi lies the gate to the Machame route, where we complete park formalities, meet our crew of porters and start to climb! The first section of the route climbs steadily and passes through magnificent, dense rainforest. This path is less well-trodden so it can get somewhat overgrown in places and it is often wet and muddy underfoot.
Distance covered: 10.8km / 6.7mi
Approx. time taken: 6 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 3: Machame Camp (3010m) to Shira Camp (3845m) 
Our route continues on up through the forest until we reach the steep ascent onto the Shira Plateau, where there are rewarding views of the mountain. Looking back, you will be able to see Mt Meru rising high above Arusha town in the distance.
Distance covered: 5.4km / 3.4mi
Approx. time taken: 5 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 4: Shira Cave (3845m) to Barranco Camp (3960m) 
Walking now on high moorland, the landscape changes the entire character of the trek. We traverse the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, passing underneath the Lava Tower and the final section of the Western Breach and finally reach camp The day has been spent at altitude (up to 4600m), but we have followed the mountaineering code of ‘walk high, sleep low’ to aid your body’s acclimatization to altitude.
Distance covered: 10.8km / 6.7mi
Approx. time taken: 8 hrs
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 5: Barranco Camp (3960m) to Barafu Camp (4640m 
Our day starts by descending into the Great Barranco, a huge ravine. We then exit steeply, up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo. It’s a climb over rock, not technical, but long and tiring. Passing underneath the Heim and Kersten glaciers, we head towards the Karanga valley, which is our last stop for fresh water before the summit. Scree now forms the terrain as we walk through arid and desolate land towards Barafu camp.
Distance covered: 8.5km / 5.3mi
Approx. time taken: 8 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 6: Barafu Camp (4640m) to UHURU PEAK (5895m) & down to Millennium Camp (3790m) 
We start off at around midnight, and walk steeply upwards to the summit glaciers. We will be climbing scree for 4 to 5 hours but gain incredible height over a short distance. The views are spectacular. We should be on the crater rim at Stella Point (5739m) as the first rays of the sun hit us. Spectacular ice cliffs within the crater surround us and the views to jagged Mawenzi peak and beyond are breathtaking. Another hour’s walking takes us to the summit, Uhuru Peak (5895m). We begin our descent by returning to Stella Point and then descending on scree slope and track back to Barafu Camp for breakfast, before finally heading down to Millennium Camp for a long well-earned rest.
Distance covered: 13.4km / 8.3mi
Approx. time taken: 12 – 15 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 7: Trek Millennium Camp (3790m) to Mweka Gate (1630m) 
A gentle trek takes us down through the rainforest to Mweka Gate, where we complete park formalities and receive certificates, which you can hang up with pride! We are then met by our vehicles and return to the hotel in Moshi, where you can treat yourself to a welcome shower (and a cold beer or two!) before our big celebration. Overnight at the Park view Inn Hotel (or alternative)
Distance covered: 12.1km / 7.5mi
Approx. time taken: 6 hours
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch Included

Day 8: Depart Tanzania 
The day is left free to wind down after the trek before your flight home. Depending on flight times you could go and explore Moshi town and grab some souvenirs before heading to the airport.
Meals: Breakfast Included
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What’s Included:

  • Pick- up at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)
  • 2- way shared airport transfers
  • Park fees, camping fees & rescue fees
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services
  • 3 Season mountain tents
  • -29C Extreme Limit Sleeping Bags
  • Double layered Sleeping Mats
  • Transportation to & from the mountain gate
  • Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
  • 3 meals daily while on the mountain
  • Katadyn filtered water throughout the trek
  • Pre & Post Trek accommodation on Bed & Breakfast Basis
  • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA))
  • Supplemental Oxygen

What’s Excluded:

  • Flights.
  • Visa fee.
  • Tips to mountain crew.
  • Lunch and dinner at the hotel (before and after the ascent).
  • Personal gear rentals.
  • Mountaineering insurance.
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Laundry Services.

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Company Information

We are a local family owned, tour operator specializing in adventure travel in Tanzania. We always helped fellow travelers explore and experience some of the most amazing places and cultures in Tanzania. We believe travelers deserve a company that...

Tour Details

  • Availability
    Available Daily
  • Booking Type
    Instant Booking
  • Duration
    8 Days
  • Guiding method
    Guide/Instructor
  • Guide Language
    English
  • Meeting/Starts Point
    Kilimanjaro Airport
  • Maximum Altitude
    5895 Meters
  • Trek Difficulty
    Medium

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