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Machame Route 7 days Kilimanjaro

Machame Route 7 days Itinerary, also known as the Whisky Route, is one of the most scenic and recommended routes on Kilimanjaro. This popular route with paths through magnificent forests to gain a ridge leading through the moorland zones to the Shira Plateau.

It then traverses beneath the glaciated precipices of the Southern Ice Fields to join the Barafu Route to the summit. Because it can be done over longer periods and the incline is more manageable, it has a much higher success rate for summits.

Difficulty: Medium; Scenery: Excellent; Traffic: High. Book your Machame Route 7 days now

Full Itinerary

Day 1: Machame Gate—Machame Camp

Elevation: 1811m/5942ft to 3021m/9911ft
Altitude gained: 1210m
Departing from Moshi, a 45-minute drive will take you through the village of Machame to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate.

We will patiently wait for our permits to be issued while watching the hustle and bustle of operations as many crews prepare for the journey ahead Enjoy the beautiful rainforest scenery and windy trails while your guide tells you about the local flora and fauna and natural wildlife.

At these lower elevations, the trail can be muddy and quite slippery. We highly recommend gaiters and trekking poles here.

Day 2: Machame Camp-Shira Camp

Elevation: 3021m/9911ft to 3839m/12,595ft
Altitude gained: 818m
After a good night’s sleep and a hearty breakfast, we emerge from the rainforest and continue on an ascending path, crossing the valley along a steep rocky ridge. The route now turns west onto a river gorge until we arrive at the Shira campsite. Temperatures begin to drop.

Day 3: Shira Camp, Lava Tower, and Barranco Camp

Elevation: 3839m/12,595ft to 3986m/13,077ft
Altitude gained: 147m
Although you end the day at the same elevation as when you began, this day is very important for acclimatization. From the Shira Plateau, we continue east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the Kibo peak, before we then continue south-east towards the Lava Tower, called the “Shark’s Tooth” (elev. 4650 m/15,250 ft).

Shortly after the tower, we come to a second junction, which leads to the Arrow Glacier. We then continued to descend overnight at Barranco Camp.

Day 4: Barranco Camp-Karanga Camp

Elevation: 3986m/13,077ft to 4034m/13,235ft
Altitude gained: 48m
After breakfast, we continue on a steep ridge up to the adventurous Barranco Wall to the Karanga Valley and the junction, which connects with the Mweka Trail.

This is one of the most impressive days to see the power, agility, and strength of your crew zip over this wall with what appears to be such ease. Overnight at Karanga Camp.

Day 5: Hike Karanga Camp-Barafu Camp

Elevation: 4034m/13,235ft to 4662m/15,295ft
Altitude gained: 628m
We continue up toward Barafu Camp, and once you have reached it, you have now completed the South Circuit, which offers a variety of breathtaking views of the summit from many different angles. An early dinner and rest as we prepare for summit night. Overnight at Barafu Camp.

Day 6: Barafu Camp-Summit

Ascending from 4662m/15,295ft to 5895m/19,341ft, gaining 1233m, and descending to 3106m/10,190ft, losing 2789m, marks the toughest trek phase. Beginning between midnight and 2 a.m., navigate toward the summit, passing Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. Focus on warmth and accomplishment. Reach Stella Point for a breathtaking sunrise. Congratulations on Uhuru Peak, Africa’s highest point! After photos and celebrations, descend steeply to Mweka Camp. A brief stop at Barafu for lunch is advised, using gaiters and trekking poles for loose gravel and volcano ash. Enjoy a well-deserved rest on your last mountain evening. Overnight at Mweka Camp.

Day 7: Mweka Camp, Mweka Gate and Moshi

Elevation: 3106m/10,190ft to 1633m/5358ft
Altitude lost: 1473m
After breakfast and a heartfelt ceremony of appreciation and team bonding with your crew, it’s time to say goodbye. We continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates.

As the weather is drastically warmer, the terrain is wet, muddy, and steep, and we highly recommend gaiters and trekking poles. From the gate, a vehicle will meet you at Mweka village to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi (about 30 minutes). Enjoy a long-overdue hot shower, dinner, and celebrations!!

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Equipment's to Bring with you

  • Walking poles
  • Sleeping bag
  • Themarest
  • Hiking boots
  • Heavy clothes
  • Light Clothing
  • Hat
  • Sun Glasses
  • Torch with Spare Batteries
  • Water bottles or back pack.

Price includes

  • Professional, English speaking guide
  • Personal porter $ Cook
  • Kilimanjaro Trekking Tour according to the travel plan description
  • Meals as indicated in the tour brochure
  • Transfers to and from the Kilimanjaro Airport
  • Return transfer from Hotel to the National Park Gate
  • Overnight stays in mountain huts
  • All national park fees 
  • Tents in the rout necessary
  • Porter loo 
  • Oxygen
  • camping & rescus fees
  • fair wages to guides/Assistant guides & porters
  • camping equipmentguide
  • 3 meals per day + snacks on trek
  • Pre & post climb accommodation.

Price Excludes

  • Meals not indicated in the tour description
  • Alcohol and soft drinks (coke, mineral water etc.)
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Personal spending for souvenirs
  • Travel insurance
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