Climb Mount Kilimanjaro Via Machame route

  • Days 06 Private Tour Available
  • From ₹ 156,325.00

About this activity

  • Free Cancellation Free cancellation up to 2 day(s) prior departure, after which the tour cancellation policy applies Learn More.
  • Duration:6 Day(s)
  • Activities
    • Camping & Stargazing Tours
    • Mountaineering Tours
    • Nature & Sightseeing Tours
  • Travel StylePremium
  • Guiding Type: Live Guide/Instructor
  • Guide Language
    • English
  • Tour Vibe Active
  • Recommended For
    • Couple
    • Family/Kids
    • For Art Lovers
    • LGBTQ
    • Senior
    • Solo
    • Women
    • Youth
  • Destination Country: Africa, Tanzania,
    • Machame Gate - Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Pickup

    You will pick up at Kilimanjaro International Airport with our drive to reach your hotel for accommodation

    From: To:
    12:00 AM 1:21 PM
  • Drop-off

    We can drop you at Kilimanjaro International Airport

    From: To:
    12:00 AM 12:00 PM
  • Age Range 10 - 100 (Years Old)
Tour Highlights

Climbing, Kilimanjaro, Hiking

Tour Introduction

The Machame route, also referred to as the Whiskey route, is one of the most popular routes on Kilimanjaro and a favorite for Kwesa Tours. Despite being a tough climb compared to the Marangu route, the 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.


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

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

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

Our day starts by descending into the start of 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. From here we have a steep climb up from Karanga valley to our night’s camp at Karanga camp, set at 3963m. For those feeling strong we will go for a mid-afternoon acclimatization trek up to around 4200m before descending back to camp for the night. Distance covered: 5.5km / 3.4mi Approx. time taken: 5 hours

After a good night’s rest and breakfast, we set off on our walk to Barafu camp at 4640m. The climb will take us across desolate scree slopes with no vegetation around us at all. It’s a tough steep walk made more difficult by the altitude. On arriving at camp we eat and spend the afternoon resting as we prepare for a long night and day ahead. It is important to keep hydrated and warm. We have an early dinner and then try to get some sleep as we will be getting up at between 11pm and 12pm to start the climb to the summit. Distance covered: 3km / 1.9mi Approx. time taken: 3 hours

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


Location Nights Type Property Name Rating Occupancy
Moshi 2 Hotel Kili Cottages Moshi 4 Star Shared
We will offer you two night accommodation place when after arriving Tanzania and after Drop Kilimanjaro That is for appreciation us and trusting us as gift... The rest night for your addition you can extend according to days you want.
Pickup & Drop-Off
  • Airport Transfer

We will pick you upon you land Tanzania ata Kilimanjaro International Airport only, Other Airport we gonna arrange trensfering service but there some fare will exceed 


Guide are offered by our company and is our pleasure to choose the best guide that we trust the most

  • Halal
  • Jain
  • Kosher
  • Meat
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

Among Hiking days those meals you will be served at Mountain and is included at your price, and as you gifted to have us we will give you full day meals at a day you land Tanzania and at the days you drop from Kilimanjaro

Other Included
  • Park fees, camping fees & rescue fees

  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services

  • Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters

  • 3 Season mountain tents

  • Double layered Sleeping Mats

  • Transportation to & from the mountain gate

  • Wages of professional mountain guides, cooks and porters

  • Katadyn filtered water throughout the trek

  • 3 meals daily while on the mountain

  • Pre & Post Trek accommodation at the Weru Weru River Lodge (or alternative) on Bed & Breakfast Basis

  • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)

  • Supplemental Oxygen & Pulse Oximeter

  • 2- way shared airport transfers (for private transfers it costs $20 extra per vehicle)2- way shared airport transfers (for private transfers it costs $20 extra per vehicle)

  • 10% discount on meals at selected restaurants in Moshi Town


    • Accommodation
    • Flights
    • Insurance
    • Transport
    • Extra Services

    Other Excluded:

    • Local and International flights

    • Items of a personal nature

    • Laundry Services

    • Portable flush toilet with a toilet tent is extra (US$150 per toilet + toilet tent)

    • A doctor for the group

    Covid Safety

    All step to ensure transfering of covid w taking including:

    Washing hands and Sanitizing eveytime when accept sharing itmes

    All our staff have been vaccinated of Johnson Johnson vaccination

    Using face mask


    Tour Cancellation Policy

    Free cancellation up to 2 day(s) prior departure, Or traveler will pay 20 % of the tour amount

    Our cancelation policy is stating whenever for any booking cancelation please notify the agency before 48 hours to departure unless commission will follow to regards the time and other preparation which are being done

    Tour Date Change Policy

    Tour Date can be changed 2 day(s) prior departure


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