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Kilimanjaro Trek – Machame Route

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Highlights

  • Machame route, also known as the Whisky route, has become very popular due to the high level of acclimatization and best chance of reaching to the top. This is camping route which offers spectacular views of various landscapes such as Mt Meru, Pare Mountains and Lake Chala
  • Trekking to the highest mountain in Africa
  • Two nights hotel accommodation in Moshi

Additional Information

Trek Duration

More Than Five days

Destinations

Mount Kilimanjaro

Company

Braventure Africa

Suitable For

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

Trek Difficulty

Medium

Tour Languages

English, German

Guiding Method

Guide/Instructor

Braventure Africa

BRAVENTURE Africa is locally owned and operated at Kilimanjaro in Moshi, Tanzania. We have built a unique reputation in tourism by offering all types of accommodations from luxury lodges and hotels, tented and camping adventures throughout Tanzania. We can also set up private and custom adventure to meet your all of your needs. Our guides speak fluent English and Swahili language. They are local Tanzanians who are skilled, knowledgeable and well-trained about treks, safaris and people which they will share with you throughout your adventures in Tanzania.

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Day 1: Machame Gate to Machame Camp

Elevation (ft): 5,400ft to 9,400ft
Distance: 11 km
Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest

The drive from Moshi to the Mount Kilimanjaro National Park Gate takes about 50 minutes. The journey passes through the village of Machame which is located on the lower slopes of the mountain. We now leave the park gate and walk through the rain forest on a winding trail up a ridge. Lower down, the trail can be muddy and slippery. Gaiters and trekking poles are a good idea here. We continue a short distance until we reach the Machame Camp.

Day 2: Machame Camp to Shira Camp

Elevation (ft): 9,400ft to 12,500ft
Distance: 5 km
Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
Habitat: Moorland

After breakfast, we leave the glades of the rain forest and continue on an ascending path, crossing the little valley walking along a steep rocky ridge, covered with heather, until the ridge ends. The route now turns west onto a river gorge. Time for rest, dinner, and overnight at the Shira campsite.

Day 3: Shira Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp

Elevation (ft): 12,500ft to 13,000ft
Distance: 10 km
Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
Habitat: Semi Desert

From the Shira Plateau, we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the “Shark’s Tooth.” Shortly after the tower, we come to the second junction which brings us up to the Arrow Glacier at an altitude of 16,000ft. We now continue down to the Barranco Hut at an altitude of 13,000ft. Here we rest, enjoy dinner, and overnight. Although you end the day at the same elevation as when you started, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.

Day 4: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

Elevation (ft): 13,000ft to 13,100ft
Distance: 5 km
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert

After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge passing the Barranco Wall, to the Karanga Valley campsite. This is a short day meant for acclimatization.

Day 5: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

Elevation (ft): 13,100ft to 15,300ft
Distance: 4 km
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert

After breakfast, we leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the Barafu Hut. At this point, you have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest, enjoy dinner, and prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are to be seen from this position.

Day 6: Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Hut

Elevation (ft): 15,300ft to 19,345ft (and down to 10,000ft)
Distance: 5 km ascent / 12 km descent
Hiking Time: 7-8 hours ascent / 4-6 hours descent
Habitat: Arctic

Very early in the morning (midnight to 2am), we continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. You head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. At Stella Point (18,600 ft), you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see (weather permitting). From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all the way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. At Uhuru Peak, you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. Faster hikers will see the sunrise from the summit. From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for lunch. You will want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.

Day 7: Mweka Camp to Moshi

Elevation (ft): 10,000ft to 5,400ft
Distance: 10 km
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest

After breakfast, we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy). From the gate, you continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet you at Mweka village to drive you back to hotel in Moshi.

1 review for Kilimanjaro Trek – Machame Route

  1. 5 out of 5

    :

    Amazing trip to Tanzania!
    I am Adrian and I just returned from 10 days trip in Tanzania with Braventure Africa and it was absolutely amazing. I would 100% recommend this company and can’t wait to come back.
    I began my trip by conquering Mount Kilimanjaro 6-day Machame climb accompanied with my wife and my best friend Martinez my classmate.
    From the beginning, Braventure Africa was very helpful to tailor our itinerary.
    Our guides, Peter and Moses were encouraging, FUN, and very professional. ALL OF US MADE IT TO THE SUMMT. It was a great time, great adventure and it was one of the best feeling of my life. We felt like the only group on the mountain!
    After the climb,we had certificate celebration and Bruno and Veronica (company founders) gave us special certificate and T-shirts with large printing of Mount Kilimanjaro.
    On the evening we met our safari guide, Daniel and again, he was amazing. Very knowledgeable and fun. We saw the big five, cheetahs, rhino and they were amazing! We were so sad to leave.
    I can’t forget the food for mountain and safari. It was so delicious and hot!There was no shops on the mountains but we were surprised to find our food ready, fresh and delicious.We did not know where they bought all those cooking staffs.All we we know it was just perfect.!
    We only had 3 days safari to Ngorongoro and Serengeti; we enjoyed more than we expected.
    Bruno was very responsive to all of my emails throughout the process. He answered every single one of my pestering questions and it made me feel very confident leading up to my trip.
    If anyone has any questions about my experience, feel free to reach out.

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what’s included

  • Kilimanjaro entry fee, and Kilimanjaro accommodation fee (VAT inclusive)
  • Kilimanjaro -rescue fee
  • 2 nights Moshi town Hotel before and after climb
  • crews/porters salary
  • All transfers in comfortable vehicle
  • All Park entrance fee, Full board accommodation in tents on a daily basis trek
  • Service of an English speaking guide, allowances to porters
  • Tents and Mattress
  • Amref flying doctor Insurance

what’s excluded

  • Extras at the hotel i.e. Food, drinks, telephone, laundry etc
  • Tipping (recommended)
  • Flights-Airport transfers-personal gear available for hire

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Company Information

BRAVENTURE Africa is locally owned and operated at Kilimanjaro in Moshi, Tanzania. We have built a unique reputation in tourism by offering all types of accommodations from luxury lodges and hotels, tented and camping adventures throughout Tanzania....

Tour Details

  • Availability
    Available Daily
  • Booking Type
    Instant Booking
  • Duration
    7 Days
  • Guiding method
    Guide/Instructor
  • Guide Language
    English
  • Meeting/Starts Point
    Hotel in Moshi, Tanzania
  • Maximum Altitude
    5895 Meters
  • Trek Difficulty
    Medium

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Latest Reviews

  • 5 out of 5

    :

    Amazing trip to Tanzania!
    I am Adrian and I just returned from 10 days trip in Tanzania with Braventure Africa and it was absolutely amazing. I would 100% recommend this company and can’t wait to come back.
    I began my trip by conquering Mount Kilimanjaro 6-day Machame climb accompanied with my wife and my best friend Martinez my classmate.
    From the beginning, Braventure Africa was very helpful to tailor our itinerary.
    Our guides, Peter and Moses were encouraging, FUN, and very professional. ALL OF US MADE IT TO THE SUMMT. It was a great time, great adventure and it was one of the best feeling of my life. We felt like the only group on the mountain!
    After the climb,we had certificate celebration and Bruno and Veronica (company founders) gave us special certificate and T-shirts with large printing of Mount Kilimanjaro.
    On the evening we met our safari guide, Daniel and again, he was amazing. Very knowledgeable and fun. We saw the big five, cheetahs, rhino and they were amazing! We were so sad to leave.
    I can’t forget the food for mountain and safari. It was so delicious and hot!There was no shops on the mountains but we were surprised to find our food ready, fresh and delicious.We did not know where they bought all those cooking staffs.All we we know it was just perfect.!
    We only had 3 days safari to Ngorongoro and Serengeti; we enjoyed more than we expected.
    Bruno was very responsive to all of my emails throughout the process. He answered every single one of my pestering questions and it made me feel very confident leading up to my trip.
    If anyone has any questions about my experience, feel free to reach out.

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