Machame Route

7 Days Machame Route

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Overview

7 Days 6 Nights

Machame Route is most popular among hikers as it’s the oldest and most scenic route. Due to the popularity, Machame attracts more crowds as compared to other routes on Kilimanjaro.

Otherwise known as Whisky route, Machameroute offers a great acclimatizing opportunity. Normally 6 to 7 days trek is recommended to reach Uhuru peak through Machame Route.

Tour Details

This is also known as the whisky route which is famous route for its camping and spectacular view of Mount Meru and shira plateau. The six days (6)are possible, but seven days (7) a much for acclimatisation and resting before going to the summit (Peak).

Itinerary

Elevation: 800m ——1800m—-3000m

Distance: 12km

Hiking time: 5—7 hours

Habitat: Montane forest

At every meal ( Breakfast, Lunch and dinner) the guide will be with you briefing of the next day ( point).

Elevation: 3000m to 3750m

Distance: 6 Km

Hiking time: 4–5 hours

Habitat: Moorlands

Here before dinner you will be able to experience a spectacular view of Mount Meru, shira plateau, kibo peak and sun set.

Elevation: 3750m - 4600m - 3900m

Distance: 10km

Hiking time: 5- 7 hours

Habitat: Moorland/ Alpine desert

As it is important for acclimatisation on this day we will trek to lava tower 4600m and afterwards we will return to baranco campsite 3900m

Elevation: 3900m - 4200m -3995m

Distance: 6km

Hiking time: 4-5 hours

Habitat: Moorlands

On this morning we will climb baranco wall 4200 for acclimatisation and cross ridges and valleys to karanga campsite where we will have lunch , after lunch if your trek is for 6 Days you will continue to Barafu campsite where you will be served an early dinner at 1700hrs and a briefing about the summit (Peak) . For those who are on a 7 days trek will rest at this karanga campsite.

Elevation: 3995m - 4673m

Distance: 4 Km

Hiking time: 3-4 hours

Habitat: Alpine desert

From karanga campsite the trek is tough to Barafu campsite due to Altitude. The distance is short but steep the pace is slow. Here you will be served lunch and get briefing before taking a nap. Dinner will be served early then you will take a rest before midnight when will start our final climb to the highest peak of Africa (Uhuru Peak) .

Elevation 4673m - 5895m - 3100m

Distance: 17.5km

Hiking time: 10- 12 hours

Habitat: Alpine desert and glacier

Here we wake up at midnight you are served a light breakfast before we start for the summit. The aim of starting at midnight before dawn is to make you be able to climb to the summit at easbeacause the trail is steep up to Stella point 5756m at this point you will start to view the glacier, crater and sunrise before reaching Uhuru peak which will take us almost an hours walk. We will have a moment of taking pictures depending on the weather and physical conditions. After this it’s our descending back to barafu campsite for a short nap followed with lunch and getting ready to go down to mweka campsite. At mweka camp you will be provided with a small basin of hot water and delicious meal before sleeping.

Elevation 3100m - 1800m

Distance 10km

descending time 3 - 4 hours

Habitat: mountain forest

On this morning we have a moment of celebrating after breakfast. The crew sing and dance to the guest/ friends traditional African songs/ Jambo song to commemorate the trek. Here you will have the chance to give tips to the guide, porters, and cook for their service. After that we will descending to mweka gate where you will sign out and given your certificates then we will head directly to the hotel where you will take a long hot shower and a good rest.

Include And Exclude

Include

  • Transport to and from
  • Allowance for the crew
  • First aid kit and oxygen tank for an emergency
  • Rescue car
  • Park fees/ VAT

Exclude

  • Accommodation
  • Drinks at the hotel
  • Personal belongings
  • Tips for the crew
  • Taxi.

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