MOUNT KILIMANJARO via Machame Route

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The Machame route, known as the "Whiskey" route, is now the most popular route on the mountain.

Machame approaches from the southwest and descends using Mweka, rewarding climbers with views of the expansive Shira Plateau, an optional scramble up Lava Tower, a climb up the Great Barranco Wall, and a traverse underneath Kilimanjaro's Southern Ice field. The descent occurs on the Mweka route.

Climbers sleep in supplied tents at designated campsites, and eat meals either outdoors or inside a large dining tent. Our staff prepare all meals and sets up the tents.

DAY START ALTITUDE
(m)
ALTITUDE
(ft)
FINISH ALTITUDE
(m)
ALTITUDE
(ft)
TIME DISTANCE DISTANCE
1
2
3

4
5
6

7
Machame Gate
Machame Camp
Shira 2 Camp
Lava Tower
Barranco Camp
Karanga Camp
Barafu Camp
Unhuru Peak
Mweka Camp
1,640
2,850
3,810
4,630
3,976
3,995
4,673
5,895
3,068
5,380
9,350
12,500
15,190
13,044
13,106
15,331
19,341
10,065
Machame Camp
Shira 2 Camp
Lava Tower
Barranco Camp
Karanga Camp
Barafu Camp
Unhuru Camp
Mweka Camp
Mweka Gate

 

2,850
3,810
4,630
3,976
3,995
4,673
5,895
3,068
1,640
9,350
12,500
15,190
13,044
13,106
15,331
19,341
10,065
5,380
5-7
4-6
4-5
2-3
4-5
4-5
7-8
4-6
3-4
11
5
7
3
5
4
5
12
10
7
3
4
2
3
2
3
7
6
        Total       62 37

7 Day Machame Itinerary


DAY 1: Overnight MOSHI (Bed & breakfast)

DAY 2: Transfer to Gate at Machame. From here trek through the lush forest to MACHAME CAMP. Camp overnight.

DAY 3: Leaving the forest, the path follows a steep ridge, passing through heather and open moorlands, and crossing a large gorge to Reach SHIRA CAMP. Camp Overnight.

DAY 4: Turn Eastwards and continue ascending through the dry landscape before dropping again to reach BARRANCO CAMP. Camp Overnight.

DAY 5: Extra day for acclimatization. You will Stay overnight at KARANGA VALLEY - (OPTIONAL- Extra Charge applicable)

DAY 6: The path climbs up steeply out of the Barranco Valley, crosses the turning North to reach BARAFU CAMP. Camp overnight.

DAY 7: A long day and an early start to reach the crater rim at Stella Point in time for sunrise. Then continue to Uhuru Peak (19,341ft./5,895m). The highest Point in Africa. Afterwards descend to Barafu and on down to MWEKA CAMP. Camp overnight.

DAY 8: The day spent in descending down to Mweka Park Gate from where you will be transferred to/for overnight MOSHI (Bed & breakfast)

DAY 9: End of your tour

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