7 Days Machame route Kilimanjaro Hiking With Africa Natural Tours Co L.T.D

1 . Machame ("Whiskey") Route

Known as the "Whiskey" route, the Machame route is now the 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. 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 Icefield. The descent occurs on the Mweka route.

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$2,050

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Duration

7 days

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  • What's included :
    • 6x Breakfast
    • 6x Dinner
    • 7x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 6 nights
    • Entry/Admission - Machame Camp
    • Entry/Admission - Shira Camp
    • Entry/Admission - Barranco Camp
    • Entry/Admission - Karanga Camp
    • Entry/Admission - Barafu Camp
    • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
    What's excluded :
    • o Flights o Travel insurance o Visa and passport fees

  • Day 1: Day 1: Machame Gate to Machame Camp

    Stop At: Machame Camp, Tanzania
    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.

    Distance covered: 10.8km / 6.7mi

    Approx. time taken: 6 hours

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

    Duration: 6 hours

    Pass By: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
    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.



    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Machame camp

    Day 2: Day 2: Machame Camp to Shira Camp

    Stop At: Shira Camp, Tanzania
    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.

    Distance covered: 5.4km / 3.4mi

    Approx. time taken: 5 hours

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Shira camp

    Day 3: Day 3: Shira Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp

    Stop At: Barranco Camp, Tanzania
    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.

    Distance covered: 10.8km / 6.7mi

    Approx. time taken: 8 hours

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Barranco camp

    Day 4: Day 4: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

    Stop At: Karanga Camp, Mweka Trail, Tanzania
    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.

    Distance covered: 5.5km / 3.4mi

    Approx. time taken: 5 hours

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Karanga camp

    Day 5: Day 5: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

    Stop At: Barafu Camp, Tanzania
    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.

    Distance covered: 3km / 1.9mi

    Approx. time taken: 3 hours

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Barafu camp

    Day 6: Day 6: Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Hut

    Stop At: Barafu Camp, Tanzania
    Day 6: Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Hut

    Elevation (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 ,Habitat:

    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.

    Distance covered: 16.4km / 9.6mi

    Approx. time taken: 13hours – 15hours

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

    Duration: 13 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Mweka hut

    Day 7: Day 7: Mweka Camp to Moshi

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    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.

    Distance covered: 9.1km / 7.5miles

    Approx. time taken: 3 hours

    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Africa Natural Tours L.T.D : Tanzania Serengeti Safari and Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing | Hiking | Trekking Operator in Arusha and Moshi, P.O.BOX 8011 Boma Moshi - Arusha Road Kilimanjaro Tanzania East Africa, Tanzania
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up from Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) to Moshi we offer a reasonable price and not included on tour price. About accommodations it depends for quality of the hotel you needs.Airports
    • Kilimanjaro Airport, Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania
    Departure Time :
    5/31/2019 - 11/1/2021
    Monday:08:00 AM - 07:30 PM
    Tuesday:08:00 AM - 07:30 PM
    Wednesday:08:00 AM - 07:30 PM
    Thursday:08:00 AM - 07:30 PM
    Friday:08:00 AM - 07:30 PM
    Saturday:08:00 AM - 07:30 PM
    Sunday:09:30 AM - 10:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by AFRICA NATURAL TOURS L.T.D : Serengeti Safari & Kilimanjaro Climbing Company in Moshi

Activity ID: V-150526P11

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