Mount Kilimanjaro via Machame Route

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 Machame Gate 1,640 5,380 Machame Camp 2,850 9,350 5-7 11 7
2 Machame Camp 2,850 9,350 Shira 2 Camp 3,810 12,500 4-6 5 3
3 Shira 2 Camp 3,810 12,500 Lava Tower 4,630 15,190 4-5 7 4
Lava Tower 4,630 15,190 Barranco Camp 3,976 13,044 2-3 3 2
4 Barranco Camp 3,976 13,044 Karanga Camp 3,995 13,106 4-5 5 3
5 Karanga Camp 3,995 13,106 Barafu Camp 4,673 15,331 4-5 4 2
6 Barafu Camp 4,673 15,331 Unhuru Camp 5,895 19,341 7-8 5 3
Unhuru Peak 5,895 19,341 Mweka Camp 3,068 10,065 4-6 12 7
7 Mweka Camp 3,068 10,065 Mweka Gate 1,640 5,380 3-4 10 6
Total 62 37

9 Days Machame Itinerary

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