The Machame route, the authentic one
- Days 09 Private Tour Available
- From ₹ 171,957.50
About this activity
- Free Cancellation Free cancellation up to 30 day(s) prior departure, after which the tour cancellation policy applies Learn More.
- Duration:9 Day(s)
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- Travel StyleBudget
- Guiding Type: Partially Guided
- Guide Language
- Tour Vibe Active
- Recommended For
- For Art Lovers
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Springlands Hotel Moshi
- Machame Camp
- Shira Camp One
- Barranco Camp
- Karanga Camp
- Barafu Camp
- Millenium Camp
- Springlands Hotel Moshi
Kilimanjaro International Airport
Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport where you will be picked up and transferred to Springlands Hotel or similar for an overnight bed and breakfast.
- Age Range 5 - 100 (Years Old)
The Machame route is usually done in 7 days and is the most popular. It can also be done in 6 days. You will have the opportunity to cross magnificent forests until you reach a rocky range which will take you to the Shira Plateau through various areas of moorland.
Machame or the “Whisky Route” is a popular track that goes up steep paths through forests and over a ridge leading through the moorland zones to the Shira Plateau. It then continues beneath the glaciated precipices of the Southern Ice fields to join the Barafu Route to the summit. An extra day could be added to the itinerary, best spent on the Shira Plateau, where you could walk to the Shira Needles. Experienced groups could omit camping at Karanga River. After the summit, the Mweka Route is used for the descent. Accommodation on the mountain is in tents, which the porters will pitch for you. You will need a sleeping bag, warm clothes, and walking poles. This is a steep, tough trek within the limits of a fit individual used to walking in mountain areas.
We will meet you at Kilimanjaro International Airport before transferring you to the Springlands Hotel in Moshi, an hour's drive from the airport.
After breakfast, we will leave for Kilimanjaro National Park where we will begin the ascent by crossing a sublime tropical forest. Once we arrive at Machame Camp, we will dine a hot meal. We will then each join our comfortable tent to spend the night there.
We will arrive at the top of the rainforest in the late morning. After lunch, we will continue our walk on a rocky ridge of the Shira plateau, from where we will have a magnificent view of the glaciers. It's time to break out the cameras! We will spend the night at Shira Camp (3,840m).
During this day, we will go to the east and the lava Tower (4630 m). It is often during this stage that you will begin to experience the symptoms of high altitude. However, the sight of a sumptuous panorama on the Kilimanjaro massif will make you pass the effects of the altitude.
We will leave the camp to cross the dizzying wall of Barranco (150 meters high). We will link ups and downs, to end our day with an acclimatization hike.
We will leave to do half of the last kilometer that separates us from the summit. We will reach Camp De Barafu after about 4 hours of walking. We will take advantage of the afternoon to rest and prepare for the final stage of our ascent, scheduled for midnight!
So we will break camp and head towards Stella point where we will enjoy one of the most beautiful sunrises. From Stella point, we will find ourselves in an exclusively snowy universe, and this until the summit of Kilimanjaro, the Uhuru peak. The time we spend on the summit will depend on the weather conditions but you will have time to savor your achievement! We will descend back to Mweka Camp in approximately 7 hours.
After breakfast, we will drive through Mweka village to be transferred to hotel. The opportunity to enjoy a good shower and a hearty lunch. You will receive your certificate rewarding your efforts!
After breakfast at the hotel, we will organize your transfer to the airport according to your flight schedule.
- Airport Transfer
- Jeep & 4WD
- Extra Services
Tour Cancellation Policy
Free cancellation up to 30 day(s) prior departure, Or traveler will pay 20 % of the tour amount
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Tour Date Change Policy
Tour Date can be changed 30 day(s) prior departure
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