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7 Days 6 Nights ~ Machame Route

7 Days 6 Nights ~ Machame Route

Mount Kilimanjaro National Park 7 Days / 6 Nights   Solo / Groups
$1,925
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Kilimanjaro - Machame Route Trip highlights:

Machame (“Whiskey”) Route is also known as the “Whiskey” route, the Machame route is nowthe most popular route on the mountain.
Compared with Marangu, the days on Machame are longer and the walks are steeper.
The Machame route is considered a difficult route, and is better suited for more adventurous folks and those with some hiking or backpacking experience. The minimum number of days required for this route is six days, although seven days is recommended.
The Machame route is scenically beautiful and varied. However, due to the heavy crowds, it loses some of its splendor...

Package Itinerary:

  • Day 1: Arrive At Kilimanjaro Airport
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    Arrive at the Kilimanjaro International Airport. You will be met by our guide at the Airport and transferred to the hotel in Moshi.
    Accommodation: To be Arranged
    Room plan: Double Occupancy
    Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast.
  • Day 2: Moshi-Machame Camp
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    A one-hour drive from Moshi lays the gate to the Machame route, where you will complete park formalities, meet your crew of porters and start to climb! The first section of the route climbs steadily and involves real jungle bashing through magnificent forest.
    This path is less well trodden and is often wet and muddy underfoot. Camping at Machame Hut (3100m).
    Trekking Time: 4-6 hours
    Distance: 9 km
    Altitude Gain: 1210 m.
    Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
    Accommodation: Machame Camp
    Room plan: Double Occupancy (2 people will share 1 tent)
  • Day 3: Machame Hut – Shira Caves
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    The route continues on up through the forest until reaching the steep ascent on 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. Camping at Shira Caves (3840 m).
    Trekking Time: 4-6 hours
    Distance: 5 km
    Altitude Gain: 740 m.
    Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
    Accommodation: Shira Caves
    Room plan: Double Occupancy (2 people will share 1 tent)
  • Day 4: Shira Caves - Barranco Camp
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    Walking now on high moorland, the landscape changes the entire character of the trek. You will traverse the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, passing underneath the Lava Tower and the final section of the Western Breach, finally reaching Barranco Camp (3900 m). The day has been spent at altitude (up to 4600 m), but you will have followed the mountaineering code of ‘walk high, sleep low’ to avoid altitude sickness by aiding your bodies in acclimatization.
    Trekking Time: 6 – 7 hours
    Distance: 10 km
    Altitude Gain: 60 m.
    Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
    Accommodation: Barranco Camp
    Room plan: Double Occupancy (2 people will share 1 tent)
  • Day 5: Barranco Camp - Karanga Valley
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    Start the day by descending into the start of the Great Barranco, a huge ravine.
    Then exit steeply, up what has been termed the Breakfast Wall, which divides you from the southeastern slopes of Kibo.
    It is a climb over rocks, although not technical. Passing underneath the Heim and Kersten glaciers, head towards the Karanga Valley (4000 m) for overnight.
    Trekking Time: 4-5 hours
    Distance: 5 km
    Altitude Gain: 100 m.
    Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
    Accommodation: Karanga Valley
    Room plan: Double Occupancy (2 people will share 1 tent)!
  • Day 6: Karanga Valley - Barafu Camp
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    The day is characterized by a short hike on terrain formed by scree. Walk through arid land towards Barafu Camp (4600 m) where you have the entire afternoon to rest before ascending towards the summit.
    Trekking Time: 2-4 hours
    Distance: 4 km
    Altitude Gain: 600 m.
    Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
    Accommodation: Barafu Camp
    Room plan: Double Occupancy (2 people will share 1 tent)
  • Day 7: Barafu Camp - Uhuru Peak – Millennium Camp
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    We avoid walking too long in the heat of the sun today by starting around midnight, walking steeply upwards to the summit glaciers. You will be climbing scree for 5 to 6 hours but you gain incredible height over a short distance. The views are spectacular.
    You should be on the crater rim at Stella Point (5750 m) as the first rays of the sun emerge.
    Spectacular ice cliffs within the crater surround you and the views to Mawenzi peak and beyond are breathtaking.
    Another hour’s walk takes you to your goal, the summit of Uhuru (5896 m), the highest point; Uhuru means freedom in Swahili. Trekking Time: 6-8 hours
    Distance: 7 km
    Altitude Gain: 1296 m.

    After a quick celebration and photos at the top, you will begin the descent by returning to Stella Point and then descending on scree slope back to Barafu Camp for breakfast and a short rest before finally heading down to Millennium Camp (3000 m) for a well-earned rest. On the descent, you will have fabulous views of the plains and Mawenzi peak.
    Trekking Time: 6-8 hours
    Distance: 12 km
    Altitude Loss: 289m.
    Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
    Accommodation: Millennium Camp
    Room plan: Double Occupancy (2 people will share 1 tent)
  • Day 8: Millennium Camp – Moshi
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    A gentle trek takes you down through the rainforest to the Mweka Gate (1640 m), where park formalities will be completed, you will be met by our vehicles, and receive your certificate of ascent courtesy of the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority.
    Thereafter, drive back to Moshi where you can treat yourself to a well-earned shower and a cold beer or two. Trekking Time: 4-5 hours
    Distance: 10 km
    Altitude Loss: 1360m.
    Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch.
    Accommodation: To be Arranged
    Room plan: Double Occupancy based on Full board basis.

Price above includes:

  • Airport transfers
  • Kilimanjaro National Park entrance, camping/hut and rescue fees
  • Professional Up to date wilderness first responder trained guide or equivalent Assistance Guide
  • Gamow bag (portable hyperbaric chamber)
  • Emergency oxygen & Pulse oximeter
  • Expedition medical kit
  • Comprehensive vital sign monitoring
  • 3 person expedition tents (2 clients/tent)
  • Mountaineering mattress
  • Light weight mess tent
  • Expeditions walk in mess tent
  • Light weight aluminum table
  • Luxury chair with back rest
  • Purified water while on the mountain
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters
  • Salary for the Guides,porters,Cooks
  • Government taxes
  • VAT 18% on park entrance fees
  • Bowl of hot washing water in the morning and evening

Price does not include

  • International airfare
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Costs of visas
  • Personal expenses such as beverages (other than those included with meals, as listed in each itinerary)
  • Souvenirs
  • Laundry
  • Medical or extra evacuation fees
  • Staff gratuities
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Additional transportation
  • Meals incurred by a client unable to continue a planned itinerary due to illness
  • Medical conditions or due to airline schedule changes

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