Kilimanjaro Treks (Machame Route)

Conquer Mount Kilimanjaro along the beautiful scenic Machame Route with Lauwo Adventures.

Also known as the ‘Whisky Route’ as this is the most relaxing route where you and your body have extra time to enjoy and acclimatize to the altitude. This method of trekking helps achieve a high success rate in making it all the way to the summit. That’s almost a guarantee to make it!

Accommodation on the Machame Route is in tents that the Lauwo Adventures crew will transport and pitch for you.

You will climb through magnificent forests, through moorland zones ascending to the Shira Plateau. Your trek will then take you through the Southern Icefields and onto the very top of Uhuru Peak.

The feel of achievement and exhilaration that you will experience standing 5,895m above sea level will stay with you forever!

per adult from

$2,115

USD

Duration

6 days

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  • What's included :
    • 5x Breakfast
    • 5x Dinner
    • 6x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 6 nights
    • Hiking Equipment
    • Camping Gear
    • Private transportation
    • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
    What's excluded :

    • Day 1: Machame Gate (1634 m/5363 ft) to Machame Camp (2834 m/9300 ft):

      Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      Today your expedition with Lauwo Adventures Kilimanjaro begins.

      Your driver will bring you to the entrance of the Kilimanjaro National Park: The Machame Gate. The drive takes approx. 50 minutes, travelling through the village of Machame. Here you’ll need to be registered. Please ensure you have your passport number ready.

      Your guide Henry Lauwo will select his entire climbing team who will carry all the equipment and your bags up the mountain.

      The trek starts off with a beautiful and relaxing walk through the tropical rainforest. Along the way you may see colobus monkeys as well as many colourful wild birds. Lunch will be along the way, then at the end of the afternoon you will arrive at the Machame Camp. The porters will already have the camp set up with a snack and hot drinks are waiting you. After sunset, enjoy your evening meal prepared by your porters and your first night under the stars on Mount Kilimanjaro.

      Vegetation: Rainforest

      Distance: Approx 11 km’s
      Duration: 12 hours

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

      Day 2: Machame Camp (2834 m/9300 ft) to Shira camp (3749 m/12300 ft)

      Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      Following a hearty breakfast, you will depart Machame Camp and the rainforest, trekking over the many hills that surround Kilimanjaro, all the way to the edge of the former Shira volcano.

      Along the way, enjoy the amazing views, as you are above the tree line, overlooking the valley below. At the end of the afternoon, you’ll arrive at Shira Camp for a well-earned rest, dinner and sleep, ready for tomorrow.

      Habitat: Moorland

      Distance: 5 km’s

      Hiking time: Approx. 5-6 hours
      Duration: 1 day

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

      Day 3: Shira camp (3749 m/12300 ft) to Barranco camp (3901 m/12800 ft)

      Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      Today we will depart the Shira Plateau and trek up to the grand Lava Tower (4572 meter/15000 feet).

      Today’s trekking is very important for acclimatization to help prepare your body for the climb to the summit.

      From Lava Tower, we will slowly descend again to the Barranco Camp at 12,800 feet.

      Today will feel like the longest day of the week and you will be very happy when you reach the camp at the end of this afternoon.

      Time to re charge with your evening meal and especially your overnight rest.

      Habitat: Semi-desert

      Distance: 10 km’s

      Hiking time: 6 – 8 hours
      Duration: 1 day

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

      Day 4: Barranco camp (3900 m/12800 ft) to Karanga camp (3963 m/13000 ft)

      Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      After a good night’s rest and hearty breakfast, today will see you amaze yourself by ascending a 300-meter wall!

      Behind Barranco Camp stands the 300-meter steep Barranco Wall. Yep, you are going up there.

      At first view it might look as an impossible adventure, however this thought is soon gone, as you stand in wonder and take in the breathtaking view from the top of the wall!

      Next you will wander along some friendly slopes before reaching the Karanga Camp for the night.

      Habitat: Alpine Desert
      Duration: 1 day

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

      Day 5: Barafu Camp (4600m/15091 ft) to the summit (5896 m/19343 ft) Then descending to Mweka Camp (3100 m/10170 ft)

      Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      Today you’ll experience a short walking day as we depart Karanga Camp for Barafu Camp.

      At this point we should arrive at the east side of Mt Kilimanjaro just after lunch time, or perhaps enjoy lunch there depending on the mornings progress.

      Today is also the best day to relax to prepare for your summit day.

      After an early dinner, it will also be an early bed time as we will be departing around midnight for a truly special experience!

      Habitat: Alpine Desert
      Duration: 1 day

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

      Day 6: Mweka Camp (3100 m/10170 ft) to Mweka Gate (1828 m/6000 ft)

      Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      This is your final trek day, you will walk through the lush forest and through misty rain.

      The walk will be approx 3-4 hours with lunch along the way before arriving at the exit: Mweka Gate.

      Here you’ll sign out at the ranger’s office. A driver will be awaiting your arrival to transport you back to the hotel in Moshi.
      Duration: 1 day

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      Accommodation included: Overnight at your hotel in Moshi town
    • Departure Point :
      Traveler pickup is offered
      We will pick you up from the Airport and you'll be dropped off at your respective hotels and there is also going to be a pickup vehicle from the hotels to the office Airports
      • Kilimanjaro Airport, Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania
      Departure Time :
      Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 7/8/2019 - 11/16/2021
      Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
      Return Detail :
      -
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
      • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • 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 Lauwo Adventures

    Activity ID: V-149451P2

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