Machame Route Kilimanjaro

About Machame Route Kilimanjaro

The Machame route, also known as the "Whiskey" route, is the most popular route on Kilimanjaro. Machame’s draw is in its scenic beauty. However, the trail is considered difficult, steep and challenging, particularly due to its shorter itinerary. Therefore this route is better suited for more adventurous folks or those with some high altitude, hiking or backpacking experience.

The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the south, beginning with a short drive from Moshi to Machame Gate. The path leads hikers through the rain forest to Shira Plateau. Here, many of Kilimanjaro’s routes converge. Then the route turns east and traverses underneath Kilimanjaro's Southern Ice Field on a path known as the Southern Circuit before summiting from Barafu. Descent is made via the Mweka route. Kitano Tours And Safaris® offers Machame as a seven day group climb or as a six day private climb. The six day variation combines days four and five, going from Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp without staying at Karanga.

Machame 6 days

6 Days - 5 Nights



7 Days Whisky Route, Machame Route Kilimanjaro

Day 1
Machame Gate to Machame Camp | 7 days machame route Kilimanjaro hiking, climbing, trekking

7 days machame route Kilimanjaro climbing 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. We shall 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 | 7 days machame route Kilimanjaro climbing

7 days machame route Kilimanjaro climbingElevation (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. Tanzania Safari Operator

Day 3
Shira Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp | 7 days machame route Kilimanjaro climbing

7 days machame route Kilimanjaro climbingElevation (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. Tanzania Safari Operator

Day 4 Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp | 7 days machame route Kilimanjaro climbing

7 days machame route Kilimanjaro climbingElevation (ft): 13,000ft to 13,100ft, Distance: 5 km, Hiking Time: 4-5 hours, Habitat: Alpine Desert.Tanzania Safari Operator
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 | 7 days machame route Kilimanjaro climbing Tanzania Safari Operator

7 days machame route Kilimanjaro climbing Tanzania Safari OperatorElevation (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.Tanzania Safari Operator

Day 6 Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Camp | 7 days machame route Kilimanjaro climbing

7 days machame route Kilimanjaro climbing Tanzania Safari OperatorElevation (ft): 15,300ft to 1345ft (and down to 10,000ft) ,Distance: 5 km… ascent / 12 km descent ,Hiking Time: 7-8 hours ascent / 4-6 hours descent.
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 | 7 days machame route Kilimanjaro climbing Tanzania Safari Operator

7 days machame route Kilimanjaro climbingElevation (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.

7 days Machame route Kilimanjaro climbing, the whiskey route on climbing and trekking mount kilimanjaro in Tanzania the prices for 7 days machame route Kilimanjaro climbing range from one client to unlimited number of climbers. 1 PAX USD 1650 7 Days Machae Route(Per person ) 2 PAX USD 1600 7 days machame route(Per person), 3 PAX USD 1500 7 Days Machae Route (Per person), from 4 onwards the price for 7 Days Machae Route Kilimanjaro climbing will depend the actual number of climbers 7 Days Machame Route Kilimanjaro climbing. The above price for 7 days machame route include the following: Park fees, 3 mealsper day, transport, camping fees& equipments, resque fee, cruew wages, proffesional guide, Tax and charity donation. The 7 days machame route price will not include the following Tip, hotel fee, personal equipments.Tanzania Safari Operator

This is the most popular route, and as such it can get pretty busy.7 days Machame route it has overtaken the Marangu Route in terms of popularity, and although it does boast spectacular views to the west of the mountain, we feel like it’s popularity has somewhat stunted it’s quality. Tanzania Safari Operator

The machame route kilimanjaro climbing is commonly reffered as Whisky route but does'nt mean is easy to attend it. The machame 7 days kilimanjaro climbing also is known as the popular route for kilimanjaro climbing. The drawncard is its scenic beauty

The machame route kiliomanjaro climbing it has fairly good success and high rate of summit to kilimanjaro uhuru peak. The machame route kilimanjaro climbing it has many ups and downs allowing to acclimatize which resulting high rate of success of about 87%.

Machame 7 days

7 Days - 6 Nights
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7 Days Whisky Route

Day 1
Machame Gate to Machame Camp | 7 days machame route Kilimanjaro climbing

7 days machame route Kilimanjaro climbing Tanzania Safari Operator 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. We shall 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 | 7 days machame route Kilimanjaro climbing Tanzania Safari Operator

7 days machame route Kilimanjaro climbingElevation (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. Tanzania Safari Operator

Day 3
Shira Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp | 7 days machame route Kilimanjaro climbing

7 days machame route Kilimanjaro climbingElevation (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.Tanzania Safari Operator

Day 4 Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp | 7 days machame route Kilimanjaro climbing

7 days machame route Kilimanjaro climbingElevation (ft): 13,000ft to 13,100ft, Distance: 5 km, Hiking Time: 4-5 hours, Habitat: Alpine Desert. Tanzania Safari Operator
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 | 7 days machame route Kilimanjaro Hiking, climbing, Trekking

7 days machame route Kilimanjaro climbingElevation (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 Camp | 7 days machame route Kilimanjaro Hiking, climbing, Trekking

7 days machame route Kilimanjaro climbingElevation (ft): 15,300ft to 1345ft (and down to 10,000ft) ,Distance: 5 km… ascent / 12 km descent ,Hiking Time: 7-8 hours ascent / 4-6 hours descent.
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 | 7 days machame route Kilimanjaro Hiking, climbing, Trekking

7 days machame route Kilimanjaro climbingElevation (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. Tanzania Safari Operator

7 days Machame route Kilimanjaro climbing, the whiskey route on climbing and trekking mount kilimanjaro in Tanzania the prices for 7 days machame route Kilimanjaro climbing range from one client to unlimited number of climbers. 1 PAX USD 1650 7 Days Machae Route(Per person ) 2 PAX USD 1600 7 days machame route(Per person), 3 PAX USD 1500 7 Days Machae Route (Per person), from 4 onwards the price for 7 Days Machae Route Kilimanjaro climbing will depend the actual number of climbers 7 Days Machame Route Kilimanjaro climbing. The above price for 7 days machame route include the following: Park fees, 3 mealsper day, transport, camping fees& equipments, resque fee, cruew wages, proffesional guide, Tax and charity donation. The 7 days machame route price will not include the following Tip, hotel fee, personal equipments.

This is the most popular route, and as such it can get pretty busy.7 days Machame route it has overtaken the Marangu Route in terms of popularity, and although it does boast spectacular views to the west of the mountain, we feel like it’s popularity has somewhat stunted it’s quality.

The machame route kilimanjaro climbing is commonly reffered as Whisky route but does'nt mean is easy to attend it. The machame 7 days kilimanjaro climbing also is known as the popular route for kilimanjaro climbing. The drawncard is its scenic beauty

The machame route kiliomanjaro climbing it has fairly good success and high rate of summit to kilimanjaro uhuru peak. The machame route kilimanjaro climbing it has many ups and downs allowing to acclimatize which resulting high rate of success of about 87%.