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The Machame route, also referred to as the Whiskey route, is one of the most popular routes on Kilimanjaro and a favorite for Alaitol Adventure & Safaris. Machame route has one of the highest summit success rates given the topography of the route which allows climbers to “trek high & sleep low” hence making it a more favorable route for acclimatization. Unlike the Marangu route which is a gradual ascent, the Machame route is has steeper trails and climbers walk longer distances. This route offers some of the most spectacular scenery while on the mountain. The Machame route starts in the south west side of the mountain and proceeds steeply north, traversing the Shira plateau and eventually joining the Shira and Lemosho routes at the Shira camp.Flights Tips to mountain crew Visa fees Items of a personal nature Laundry Services Personal Gear And Equipment Alcohol Beverages04-0828-02

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Day wise Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Arrive in Tanzania

    You will be picked up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to your hotel in Moshi town, you will meet your guide who will brief you on your upcoming trek and do an equipment check to make sure you have all the necessary mountain gear. Gear which is missing can be rented on this day. Dinner and Overnight at Kilemakyaro Mountain Lodge (or alternative).

    • Meals & Drinks : Dinner
  • Day 2 : Machame Gate (1790m) to Machame Camp (3010m)

    One hour’s drive from Moshi lies the gate to the Machame route, where we complete park formalities, meet our crew of porters and start to climb! The first section of the route climbs steadily and passes through magnificent, dense rainforest. This path is less well-trodden so it can get somewhat overgrown in places and it is often wet and muddy underfoot.
    Distance covered: 10.8km / 6.7mi
    Approx. time taken: 6 hours

    • Meals & Drinks : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Day 3 : Machame Camp (3010m) to Shira Camp (3845m)

    Our route continues on up through the forest until we reach the steep ascent onto the Shira Plateau, where there are rewarding views of the mountain. Looking back, you will be able to see Mt Meru rising high above Arusha town in the distance.
    Distance covered: 5.4km / 3.4mi
    Approx. time taken: 5 hours

    • Meals & Drinks : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Day 4 : Shira Cave (3845m) to Barranco Camp (3960m)

    Walking now on high moorland, the landscape changes the entire character of the trek. We traverse the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, passing underneath the Lava Tower and the final section of the Western Breach and finally reach camp The day has been spent at altitude (up to 4600m), but we have followed the mountaineering code of ‘walk high, sleep low’ to aid your body’s acclimatization to altitude.
    Distance covered: 10.8km / 6.7mi
    Approx. time taken: 8 hrs

    • Meals & Drinks : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Day 5 : Barranco Camp (3960m) to Barafu Camp (4640m

    Our day starts by descending into the Great Barranco, a huge ravine. We then exit steeply, up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo. It’s a climb over rock, not technical, but long and tiring. Passing underneath the Heim and Kersten glaciers, we head towards the Karanga valley, which is our last stop for fresh water before the summit. Scree now forms the terrain as we walk through arid and desolate land towards Barafu camp.
    Distance covered: 8.5km / 5.3mi
    Approx. time taken: 8 hours

    • Meals & Drinks : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Day 6 : Barafu Camp (4640m) to UHURU PEAK (5895m) & down to Millennium Camp (3790m)

    We start off at around midnight, and walk steeply upwards to the summit glaciers. We will be climbing scree for 4 to 5 hours but gain incredible height over a short distance. The views are spectacular. We should be on the crater rim at Stella Point (5739m) as the first rays of the sun hit us. Spectacular ice cliffs within the crater surround us and the views to jagged Mawenzi peak and beyond are breathtaking. Another hour’s walking takes us to the summit, Uhuru Peak (5895m). We begin our descent by returning to Stella Point and then descending on scree slope and track back to Barafu Camp for breakfast, before finally heading down to Millennium Camp for a long well-earned rest.
    Distance covered: 13.4km / 8.3mi
    Approx. time taken: 12 – 15 hours

    • Meals & Drinks : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Day 7 : Trek Millennium Camp (3790m) to Mweka Gate (1630m)

    A gentle trek takes us down through the rainforest to Mweka Gate, where we complete park formalities and receive certificates, which you can hang up with pride! We are then met by our vehicles and return to the hotel in Moshi, where you can treat yourself to a welcome shower (and a cold beer or two!) before our big celebration. Overnight at the Kilemakyaro Mountain Lodge (or alternative)
    Distance covered: 12.1km / 7.5mi
    Approx. time taken: 6 hours

    • Meals & Drinks : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Day 8 : Depart Tanzania

    The day is left free to wind down after the trek before your flight home. Depending on flight times you could go and explore Moshi town and grab some souvenirs before heading to the airport.

    • Meals & Drinks : Breakfast

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  • Hotel
  • Meals
  • Transfers
  • Airport Pickup-Drop
  • Veg & Non Veg Meals

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  • Flights
  • Tips to mountain crew
  • Visa fees
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Laundry Services
  • Personal Gear And Equipment
  • Alcohol Beverages

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Price & Rates

No of pax Age Limit Price per pax (Rs)
Adult Above 12 years $ 1750 / Adult

* Mentioned prices may vary depending upon date of travel, hotel availability, surge pricing and seasonal rush.

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Package Start From

  • Moshi, Tanzania, Africa

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Terms & Conditions

Payment Terms & Methods :
* Some Advance Percentage of total booking amount
* Airfare/Transport fare to be paid full at one time in advance.

Cancellation & Refund Policy :
* Upon cancellation, refund will be made after deducting the Retention Amount.
* Retention Amount varies as per the number of days left before your package start date.

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