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Go for Kilimanjaro trekking via Machame route

Machame route on Kilimanjaro climb -World Mountaineering, alpinism,hiking, trekking and climbing mountains. Machame route beauty scenery start to be seen when hiking upwards through the montane rainforest, green forest with dense vegetation, a muddy trail and some days with steep climbs. The first campsite, Machame Camp, is right after the dense tree cover in an area with lower but still thick bushlands. Full moon dates for summit day of your Kilimanjaro climbs is available. Benefits of trek and summiting on full moon dates include having bright night from moon light and to see many geographic features than usually, ideal beauty photographic pictures and avoid head light lamp which illuminates just few meters ahead of you. Get your full moon dates now and get discount on private adventure mountaineering trekking.

The second day continues through increasingly sparse trees and bushes into moorlands. Amazing settling hanging mosses often cover trees and offer an ethereal quality to the landscape and then finish with scenic view of volcanic Shira plateau. I love climbing, most nature adventurers love to climb Kilimanjaro.

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Climbing mount kilimanjaro affordable, success and enjoyable to the Summit. Climbing mount kilimanjaro on machame route has advantage because tourists will acclimatize better at barranco camp, going up to lava tower and back for resting and overnight.

Machame route is also known as Whisky route.

Duration: 6 Days.

Total hiking distance: About 100 km.


This is probably the most beautiful route up Kilimanjaro. All your equipment and supplies are portered and a cook prepares all your meals. Where accommodation on the Marangu route is in huts, the Machame route offers strictly tents only. From late afternoon sunsets at Shira, to the misty revelations of Kibo at the great Barranco Wall, the Machame route offers the adventurous hiker a stunning scenic "slide show" over 6 days. The Machame route is normally completed in a minimum of 6 days. .


There is an added benefit to this, as you are afforded the most valuable commodity on the mountain - acclimatisation. 


6 day Itinerary for the Machame route.


The Machame route can also be completed in 5 days. On day 3 on the itinerary below, you go directly to Kibo with an overnight at the Arrow Glacier camp, with your final summating attempt on day 4. An extremely physically and mentally demanding option, not recommended for the average climber..

Day 1: Machame Gate (1490m) - Machame camp (2980m).

Hiking time: 7 hours.

Distance: About 18 km's.

Habitat: Montane forest.

Your day starts early with a briefing, followed by breakfast and a 45-minute drive from Moshi (910m) to the Machame village (1490m). The guides and porters prepare and pack the supplies and your equipment in the village. You will receive a lunch pack and you can also buy mineral water in the village. Depending on the condition of the road, it is possible to drive from the village to the Machame gate, but if not, the muddy 3 km walk will take about 1 hour to complete. 

Your porters (arriving at the camp site long before you) will have erected your tent on your arrival. In the evening the porters will boil drinking and washing water and the cook will prepare dinner, before you retire to your tent for the night. Night temperatures can already drop to freezing point at this campsite..


Day 2: Machame camp (2980m) - Shira camp (3840m).


Hiking time: 6 hours.                                      .

Distance: About 9 km's.

Habitat: Moorland.


You rise early at Machame camp and after breakfast you climb an hour or so to the top of the forest and then for 2 hours at a gentler gradient through the moorland zone. After a short lunch and rest, you continue up a rocky ridge onto the Shira plateau.  The porters will boil drinking and washing water, before serving dinner. The night at this exposed camp will even be colder than the previous night, with temperatures dropping to well below freezing.

Day 3: Shira (3840m) - Lava Tower (4630m)-Barranco camp (3950m).

Hiking time: 7 hours.                                      .

Distance: About 15 km's. 

Habitat: Semi desert.

The route now turns east into a semi desert and rocky landscape surrounding Lava Tower, where you reach an altitude of 4630m after about a 5 hours walk. Lunch is served in a designated area before ascending the rocky scree path to Lava Tower (4630m).This descent to Barranco camp takes about 2 hours and offers great opportunities to take some beautiful photographs of the Western Breach and Breach Wall. The camp is situated in a valley below the Breach and Great Barranco Wall, which should provide you with a memorable sunset while you wait for the preparation of your dinner.


Day 4: Barranco camp (3950m) - Barafu camp (4550m).


Hiking time: 7 hours. 


Distance: About 13 km's.


Habitat: Alpine desert   


After spending a night at the Great Barranco Wall (a very imposing sight at first), you make your way up this awesome looking obstacle, which in the end normally turns out easier than what you anticipated.  This is the preferred route down from the summit, so remember it. Turn left up the ridge and after another hour or so, you reach Barafu Hut.

The last water stop on the route is the Karranga Valley, as there is no water at Barafu camp. 

Make sure that you familiarise yourself with the terrain before dark to avoid any accidents. The summit is now a further 1345m up and you will make the final ascent the same night. Prepare your equipment, ski stick and thermal clothing for your summit attempt. 

Go to bed at round about 19h00 and try to get some precious rest and sleep.


Day 5: SUMMIT ATTEMPT, Barafu camp (4550m) - Uhuru Peak (5895m)-Mweka (3100m).


Hiking time: 8 hours to reach Uhuru Peak.


7/8 hours to descend to Mweka.          



Distance: About 7 km's ascent - 23 km's descent.


Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit.


You will rise around 23h30, and after some tea and biscuits you shuffle off into the night. You will head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This 6-hour walk to Stella point is for many climbers, mentally and physically the most challenging on the route. The walk back to Barafu from the summit, takes about 3 hours. Here you will have a well earned but short rest and collect the rest of your gear, before heading down to Mweka hut (3100m). The route is not difficult and will take you down the rock and scree path into the moorland and eventually into the forest. The camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Dinner and washing water will be prepared.

Day 6: Mweka camp (3100m) - Mweka Gate (1980m).

Hiking time: 3 hours.

Distance: About 15 km's          .

Habitat: Forest   .


  After an early and well-deserved breakfast, it is a short 3-hour and scenic hike back to the Park gate. At Mweka gate you sign your name and details in a register. This is also where successful climbers receive their summit certificates. Those climbers who reached Stella Point (5685m) are issued with green certificates and those who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m) receive gold certificates. From the Mweka Gate you will continue down into the Mweka village, normally a muddy 3 km (1 hour) hike. In the Mweka village you will be served a delicious hot lunch!! You now drive back to Arusha for a long over due hot shower, dinner and celebrations!!  

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The price is for all inclusive services for kilimanjaro climbing in Tanzania.

All services are explained below after picture.

Great price discounts are available for Group of 4 or more for machame route kilimanjaro climbing. Welcome and feel free to inquire now.

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All services are included for our Kilimanjaro climbing packages.

Those services are hereby described below.

  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Moshi (before & after climb)
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Group transport to and from Moshi to the trail/route  head
  • Kilimanjaro National Park fees
  • Guides/porters
  • Tents
  • All meals on the mountain
  • Clean safe water like mineral bottled water for drink
  • Accommodation in the Mountain
  • Pick up and drop off at Kilimanjaro Airport-JRO
Costs of additional services:
  • Bottled oxygen, only for rescue/emergency use $30  
  • Extra acclimatization day $180
  • Extra hotel night, per room $80  
  • Mount Meru climb (3 nights/4 days), per person $725
Not included in price:
  • Airfare From Your Country to Kilimanjaro Airport
  • Lunch or dinner at hotel
  • Personal gear and equipment
  • Tips


Climb kilimanjaro important facts, why climbers choose machame route?

Machame route a scenic beautiful Mount kilimanjaro climbing is one of wonderful african vacation holiday activities. climbing mount kilimanjaro attracts many tourists from many countries.Kilimanjaro snow, plants and volcanic formation topographic also makes it become more beautiful.
Kilimanjaro climbing tours can be organised by many licensed tour Operator, how ever experience differs. Kilimanjaro Tanzanite Safaris Ltd do research on Kilimanjaro trekking tips, offers information, train guides and tourists, organises successful climbing,trekking for travelers, and provides affordable prices for all climbers.
Contact us for more information, booking or combo holiday package with wildlife safari or beach holiday.

Useful information: Many tourists are happy to reach kilimanjaro summit and this is the proud of Kilimanjaro Tanzanite Safaris Ltd. Mountain guides takes you to kilimanjaro summit through machame route. Come and enjoy climbing mount kilimanjaro on machame route.

Machame route need minimum 6 days and some climbers have option to add one extra day for more acclimatization. To give yourself confidence and assure wise decision, check testimonies from past clients who did kilimanjaro climb with us.

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