• Days 07 Private Tour Available
  • From ₹ 142,720.50

About this activity

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  • Free Cancellation Free cancellation up to 60 day(s) prior departure, after which the tour cancellation policy applies Learn More.
  • Duration:7 Day(s)
  • Activities
    • Camping and Stargazing Tours
    • Eco Tourism
    • Expedition Tours
    • Mountaineering Tours
    • National Parks & Wildlife Sanctuaries Tours
    • Nature Tours
    • Trekking and Hiking Tours
    • UNESCO Tours
    • Unique Adventure Tours
  • Travel StyleBudget
  • Guiding Type: Live Guide/Instructor
  • Guide Language
    • English
  • Tour Vibe Active
  • Recommended For
    • Couple
    • Family/Kids
    • For Art Lovers
    • Senior
    • Solo
    • Women
    • Youth
  • Destination Country: Africa, Tanzania,
    • Kilimanjaro International Airport - KIA (JRO)
    • Arusha City Centre
    • Machame Trail
  • Pickup

    Kilimanjaro Airport/ Arusha city/ Moshi

  • Drop-off

    Kilimanjaro Airport/ Arusha city/ Moshi

  • Age Range 10 - 100 (Years Old)
Tour Highlights

1Night Overnight on arrival before Trek.

6Day Trek via Machame route Kilimanjaro.

5Night Accommodation on Mountain Tents

A slightly challenging route but very scenic route.

Tour Introduction

CLIMBING MOUNT KILIMANJARO VIA MACHAME ROUTE  This is  much quiter route as opposed to Marangu and  involves a rather gradual ascent unlike that on Umbwe Route. The  walking is rather strenous.Often called the Whiskey Route this is a scenically beautiful trail,  longer and much gentler than Umbwe or Marangu. Our itinerary provides  valuable acclimatisation by having shorter walking days during the trek.


Upon arrival day Tanzania at Kilimanjaro International airport, will be welcome by our representative office team who will usher you at a waiting Vehicle and transfer to your hotel Arusha View Mountains House, briefing and leave to chilling and relax, dinner and overnight stay.

From Arusha drive to the Machame route gate starting point, often called the “Whiskey Route”. From the Machame Park gate is a gentle climb up through the original montane forest, carpeted with unique -busy lizzie- flowers, begonias and ferns. First camp amongst the giant heather at 3,000m. Ascent of 1,200m and 5 to 6 hours walking.

Emerge from the giant heather zone and hike through fine open moorland to camp by the Shira Cave at 3,840m. Herds of eland up here (& occasional lion!) and there are fascinating geological features in the old volcanic caldera which can be viewed during a half-hour optional walk in the afternoon. Ascent 840m and 4 to 5 hours walking.

From Shira, climb towards the main peak Kibo, with the western glaciers clearly visible across the rugged high-altitude desert of volcanic rocks and boulders. Skirting around its base and under the imposing western Breach, descend into the sheltered Barranco Valley for mid-way camp at 3,950m. 6 to 7 hours walking and only 110m total ascent but having climbed much higher and dropped back down assists acclimatization.

Up the steep Barranco wall with some sections of very easy scrambling and drop down again to the Karanga Valley where you take a break for lunch. After lunch hike on to Barafu Hut 4600m, having hiked a total of 7 to 8 hours and ascended 650m. You have fantastic views across to Mawenzi peak from the camp after having completed a longer day of hiking which now requires you to adequately relax in preparation of the challenging summit hike early the following morning.

A bracing 1am start to climb the steep frozen scree. This is unavoidable on any route but we aim to go past Gillman’s Point to reach Stella Point on the crater rim for sunrise another 40 minutes and you are at the highest point on the continent (Kibo:5900m), usually in warm sunshine. Return on the Mweka descent route. Ascent of 1,300m and about 7 hours trek to the summit; 2,600m descent and 6 to 7 hours trek to the Mweka campsite (3400m) above Mweka gate. This is a long hard day but you feel absolutely ecstatic when you have done it!

From Mweka campsite it is a 4 to 5 hours descent through the forest to Mweka gate (depending on individual fitness) to collect certificates and meet the vehicle. Return to Arusha / Airport drop off


Location Nights Type Property Name Rating Occupancy
Arusha 1 Hotel View Mountains House Select One Select One
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Tour Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 60 day(s) prior departure, Or traveler will pay 50 % of the tour amount

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