Machame Route
Kilimanjaro Climb

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Machame Route starts from the southern circuit of Mount Kilimanjaro which crosses the ice fields before you reach the summit. Locals and climbers call it the Whiskey route as it is comparatively strenuous than the Marangu route and also a bit more expensive.

Machame Route gives you an opportunity to sleep in the lower elevation and spend more time in the mountains. This will give you more chances for proper acclimatization which further leads to a successful summit to the roof of Africa. The Machame route has very beautiful scenic views and incredible landscapes for which it is more popular while Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.

The route is a bit crowded but the scenery all the way along this Kilimanjaro Route will compromise the crowd. It also crosses the Shira plateau, the Lava Tower and the Barranco wall.

WHY CHOOSE MACHAME ROUTE

Machame route is the most popular route in Kilimanjaro and attracts a lot of new climbers towards it. The scenic view around the mountain is beautiful and gives one a chance to experience the best of what Kilimanjaro has to offer.

The incredible landscapes and panoramic views from the top and ice fields beneath the summit will make you choose the Machame route compared to other Kilimanjaro routes.

The Shira plateau, Lava tower and Barranco wall is the main attraction. Machame route has camp based accommodation with all the facilities in the campsites and you will be comfortable staying here.

HOW HARD IS THE MACHAME ROUTE?

Machame Route is comparatively easier than Lemosho and Northern circuit route. However, it is hard compared to the Marangu route. It has the name Whiskey route because it is more strenuous. The name whiskey route is given in reference to the Marangu route’s name Coca-cola.

MACHAME ROUTE 6 DAYS VS MACHAME ROUTE 7DAYS

Machame route also called the Whiskey route offers you different days of climbing opportunities. The longer your itinerary is, the longer the rate of success to the summit. The scenic view along the route gives you an opportunity to experience the best of Kilimanjaro. The main attractions of the route are the Shira plateau, Lava towers and Barranco wall.

Machame Route 6 Days is the standard time to climb the Kilimanjaro route, it gives you time to acclimatize and also allows you to sleep on the lower elevations and spend more time on the mountain. However, the Machame Route 7 days are the recommended route for Kilimanjaro Climb. It provides you an additional day for acclimatization and also gives you more time to sleep on the lower elevations and spend more time on the mountains.

Both Machame Route 6 days and Machame Route 7 Days follow the same path; It starts from the Machame gate and continues towards Machame camp, New Shira camp, Lava tower, Barranco wall, Karanga camp, Barafu camp and finally summit to the Uhuru peak. Once you summit the peak, you will be back to Mweka camp and the destination ends at the Mweka gate.

WHAT IS THE DISTANCE OF THE MACHAME ROUTE?

The total distance of Machame Route is approximately 63 km from gate to gate. Here you can find the Day-wise kilometre calculation from the gate to the top.

  • Day 1: From the Machame Gate, it is 11 km to the Machame Camp.
  • Day 2: It will be a hard day and you will walk for 5-6 hours travelling 5 km.
  • Day 3: Keeping drinking water to avoid dehydration as you will climb 10 km.
  • Day 4: You will climb from Baranco Camp to Karanga Camp which is 5 km.
  • Day 5: The steep trek through to the tents will take 4 km.
  • Day 6: This day you will walk 17 km. It is a long day but so rewarding.
  • Day 7: This is the final day on the mountain and you will need to travel 10 km.

WHAT IS THE SUCCESS RATE OF THE MACHAME ROUTE?

Machame Route Success Rate has a fair side in terms of ratings. However, it again depends on the number of days to trek to the peak. The Machame route 7 days gives you an 85% of success rate. However, when you choose the Machame route for 6 days it may drop to an 80% success rate.

The Machame Route 7 Days give you an additional day time for proper acclimatization and allows you to sleep more time on the lower elevation and spend more time on the mountain.

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Day 1 Airport Pick-Up - Drop Off At Hotel

A member of Jerry Tanzania Tours hospitality team greets you upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport. He will drive you to Panama Garden Resort, where you will have all the essentials for a comfortable stay after a long flight, such as: pleasant rooms with hot showers, a restaurant with delicious choices, genial service team and access to the Internet. Your briefing, in the course of which your guides will provide all the details of the forthcoming trek, takes place at the appointed time. They will answer your questions and make sure you are properly equipped for the trek, providing rental gear when necessary.

Accommodation: Panama Garden Resort

Journey time and Distance: 1 hour’s drive, 40 km from Kilimanjaro International Airport to Moshi

Day 2 Moshi – Machame Gate – Machame Camp

This morning you take a leisurely breakfast at your hotel, before setting out in your vehicle at around 08.00hrs to allow for a scheduled arrival at the Machame Gate (1,800 metres) at 09.00hrs. Your first job will be to complete the registration formalities, before you start your trek. You will also enjoy the introduction to your mountain team: your guides, porters and everyone else who will accompany you as you make your ascent.

Today’s walk is a long one: in pure numbers, you will gain around 1,035 metres of altitude over a distance of just under 11 km/7 miles and can expect to be walking for between 4.5 and 5 hours.

The beginning of the walk today is characterized by a wide track that winds its way up through dense forest, beautiful tall trees laden with green moss. As the route becomes steeper and narrower, so the vegetation changes and the appearance of flowers such as impatiens kilimanjari and impatiens pseudoviola introduce some bright colours to the scenery. You will also be able to get your first glimpse of Kibo peak, away to the east. The birdlife around the camp is surprisingly rich, so look out for species such as olive thrush and stonechat. You hope to reach camp at around 17.00hrs, giving you a couple of hours of welcome rest before dinner is served.

Accommodation: in tents at Machame Camp

Hiking time and Elevation: 4.5 – 5 hours’ walking, from Machame Gate at 1,800 m to Machame Camp at 2,835 m

Day 3 From Machame Camp To Shira Cave Camp

You will soon become used to the early, 07.00hrs breakfast and today you aim to leave the camp at 08.30hrs. You have a further 915 metres of ascent, finishing the day at 3,750 metres, and although the overall distance is short (5 km/3 miles) you will spend around 5.5 to 6 hours actually walking.

Your path today is dusty, narrow and steep. The vegetation is initially made up of forests of heather but soon you will encounter the first of the giant groundsels. The climb before your midday picnic lunch is steep, but there are then great views to the south and to Kibo, all to savour as you eat. With today’s early start and the short distance, you would expect to reach your camp by 14.00hrs, by which time you will have met the moorland lobelias and the distinctive dark obsidian rock of Shira Plateau for the first time. Once at the camp, you will have plenty of time to marvel at some great natural sights such as the so-called ‘Shira Cathedral’, Klute Peak and Mount Meru, before enjoying your dinner around 18.00hrs.

Accommodation: in tents at Shira Cave Camp

Hiking time and Elevation: 6 hours’ walking, from Machame Camp at 2,835 m to Shira Cave Camp at 3,750 m

Day 4 From Shira Cave Camp To The Lava Tower And Descent To Baranco Camp

Today’s stage is considerably different in character from yesterday’s, with a much longer trek. You start at 3,750 metres, of course, but even though you cover nearly 10 km/6 miles, your gain in altitude will be a modest 150 metres by the time you reach Baranco Camp at around 16.00hrs. During your hike, however, you will climb to the base of the Lava Tower which is located at a lofty 4,600 metres, before you descend again for your overnight stay. Although this may seem a bit of a waste, in fact it helps enormously with the crucial process of acclimatizing at altitude.

The overall distance today means that you will actually be walking for around 6.5 to 7 hours, excluding breaks. Once again, your day will begin with breakfast at 07.00hrs and departure at 08.30hrs, when you begin your trek across the stony landscape of Shira Plateau. The vegetation is sparse at first, with just a few hardy lichens to admire. You climb towards the Lava Tower and your picnic lunch is taken at 13.00hrs. After passing the highpoint of the day by the Lava Tower, you then descend down to the Baranco Camp. Once at camp, you should take time to admire the views of the southern face of Kibo as well as the Heim Glacier. Dinner tonight is served at 19.00hrs.

Accommodation: in tents at Baranco Camp

Hiking time and Elevation: 6.5 –7 hours’ walking, from Shira Cave Camp at 3,750 m to Baranco Camp at 3,900 m

Day 5 From Baranco Camp To Barafu Camp

Today will be a challenge, that much is certain! You will breakfast again at 07.00hrs, in anticipation of what will prove to be a long day. Your departure time today will be 08.00hrs, with a cooked lunch scheduled at Karanga for midday. Your ultimate destination, Barafu Camp, should be reached by 16.00hrs with your dinner at 18.00hrs. The beginning of today’s trek involves something a bit different, a tough scramble up the near-vertical face of the Baranco Wall (also known as the ‘Breakfast Wall’ as the climb is straight after your breakfast!). At the top, you enjoy spectacular views of the Heim Glacier, before you begin to gradually descend to the gully below, and into the cold, beautiful Karanga Valley.

Next you continue by climbing up a steep series of zig-zags until you reach Karanga Camp where you will lunch. After leaving Karanga, today’s stage continues steadily upwards, passing through barren, rocky landscape, with the Decken and Kersten glaciers visible away to your left. At the top of the climb, the landscape remains bleak as you descend into a valley and you get your first sight of another glacier, Rebmann. At the end of this valley is today’s goal, the Barafu Camp, at which you arrive after a short, steep scramble and a walk.

Accommodation: in tents at Barafu Camp

Hiking time and Elevation:7.5 – 8 hours’ walking, from 3,900 m at Baranco Camp, up to Karanga Camp at 3,995 m, then up to Barafu Camp at 4,673 m

Day 6 Ascent To Uhuru Peak And Descent To Mweka Camp

Today is the most challenging day, but hopefully with the great sense of achievement of reaching your goal – the summit of Kilimanjaro! Your schedule for your ‘Summit Day’ is necessarily very different to your other days on the mountain. Rising at 23.00hrs, you take your tea and biscuits (23.30hrs) before a midnight departure.

The day starts with the long, tough climb from Barafu at 4,673 metres to Stella Point at 5,756 metres; for some of this you will be walking on scree, making your trek more difficult. From Stella Point, there is still another 139 metres of ascent and 45 minutes’ walk to the summit. Your goal is to reach the summit by around 07.00hrs then celebrate reaching the top, take your precious photos and enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience. After the summit (5,895 metres), you return to Barafu (4,673 metres), where you rest for a couple of hours, take a brunch and then leave again at 13.30hrs to continue to descend to Mweka Camp (3,100 metres) where you spend the night. You would expect to arrive there at 17.00hrs and take your dinner at 19.00hrs. (In total, you cover around 17 km/10 miles today with about 11-14 hours of walking – tough going, but with your objective hopefully achieved!)

Accommodation: in tents at Mweka Camp

Hiking time and Elevation: 11-14 hours’ walking, from 4,673 m at Barafu Camp to the summit at 5,895 m, then down to 3,100 m at Mweka Camp

Day 7 Descent From Mweka Camp To Mweka Gate – Moshi

Still thrilled by your achievement, breakfast is taken at 07.00hrs and at 08.00hrs you can take the chance to reward your trekking team at the ‘Tipping Celebration.’

Although you still have 10 km/6 miles to walk, departure is at a leisurely 09.00hrs and you descend down to the Mweka Gate which sits at an altitude of 1,640 metres. There, you will be served a cooked lunch at midday and be presented with your hard-earned certificate. Your transport will be waiting to bring you back to your hotel in Moshi, where you can choose to relax – or, if you have any energy left, to celebrate!

Accommodation: Panama Garden Resort

Hiking time and Elevation: 3 hours’ walking, from Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate, descending from 3,100 m to 1,640 m, then return by vehicle from Mweka Gate to your hotel 0.8 hours’ drive.

Day 8 Departure - Kilimanjaro International Airport

After a good night’s rest at your hotel, you will take breakfast ready for the scheduled check-out by 11.00hrs.(If you wish to remain in the hotel during the day, please advise us of this when you book your trip and we will inform you of the cost for a ‘day room’ which allows you to stay until 18:00hrs, and then make the booking on your behalf.)

As a transfer to the airport is included in this package, you will be collected from your hotel and dropped off at the airport. For those travellers who have booked to go on safari, our Jerry Tanzania Tours guide will be meeting you in the late afternoon to provide you with a briefing.

Day 1 Airport Pick-Up - Drop Off At Hotel

A member of Jerry Tanzania Tours hospitality team greets you upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport. He will drive you to Panama Garden Resort, where you will have all the essentials for a comfortable stay after a long flight, such as: pleasant rooms with hot showers, a restaurant with delicious choices, genial service team and access to the Internet. Your briefing, in the course of which your guides will provide all the details of the forthcoming trek, takes place at the appointed time. They will answer your questions and make sure you are properly equipped for the trek, providing rental gear when necessary.

Accommodation: Panama Garden Resort

Journey time and Distance: 1 hour’s drive, 40 km from Kilimanjaro International Airport to Moshi

Day 2 Moshi – Machame Gate – Machame Camp

This morning you take a leisurely breakfast at your hotel, before setting out in your vehicle at around 08.00hrs to allow for a scheduled arrival at the Machame Gate (1,800 metres) at 09.00hrs. Your first job will be to complete the registration formalities, before you start your trek. You will also enjoy the introduction to your mountain team: your guides, porters and everyone else who will accompany you as you make your ascent.

Today’s walk is a long one: in pure numbers, you will gain around 1,035 metres of altitude over a distance of just under 11 km/7 miles and can expect to be walking for between 4.5 and 5 hours.

The beginning of the walk today is characterized by a wide track that winds its way up through dense forest, beautiful tall trees laden with green moss. As the route becomes steeper and narrower, so the vegetation changes and the appearance of flowers such as impatiens kilimanjari and impatiens pseudoviola introduce some bright colours to the scenery. You will also be able to get your first glimpse of Kibo peak, away to the east. The birdlife around the camp is surprisingly rich, so look out for species such as olive thrush and stonechat. You hope to reach camp at around 17.00hrs, giving you a couple of hours of welcome rest before dinner is served.

Accommodation: In Tents At Machame Camp

Hiking time and Elevation: 4.5 – 5 hours’ walking, from Machame Gate at 1,800 m to Machame Camp at 2,835 m

Day 3 From Machame Camp To Shira Cave Camp

You will soon become used to the early, 07.00hrs breakfast and today you aim to leave the camp at 08.30hrs. You have a further 915 metres of ascent, finishing the day at 3,750 metres, and although the overall distance is short (5 km/3 miles) you will spend around 5.5 to 6 hours actually walking.

Your path today is dusty, narrow and steep. The vegetation is initially made up of forests of heather but soon you will encounter the first of the giant groundsels. The climb before your midday picnic lunch is steep, but there are then great views to the south and to Kibo, all to savour as you eat. With today’s early start and the short distance, you would expect to reach your camp by 14.00hrs, by which time you will have met the moorland lobelias and the distinctive dark obsidian rock of Shira Plateau for the first time. Once at the camp, you will have plenty of time to marvel at some great natural sights such as the so-called ‘Shira Cathedral’, Klute Peak and Mount Meru, before enjoying your dinner around 18.00hrs.

Accommodation: In Tents At Shira Cave Camp

Hiking time and Elevation: 6 hours’ walking, from Machame Camp at 2,835 m to Shira Cave Camp at 3,750 m

Day 4 From Shira Cave Camp To The Lava Tower And Descent To Baranco Camp

Today’s stage is considerably different in character from yesterday’s, with a much longer trek. You start at 3,750 metres, of course, but even though you cover nearly 10 km/6 miles, your gain in altitude will be a modest 150 metres by the time you reach Baranco Camp at around 16.00hrs. During your hike, however, you will climb to the base of the Lava Tower which is located at a lofty 4,600 metres, before you descend again for your overnight stay. Although this may seem a bit of a waste, in fact it helps enormously with the crucial process of acclimatizing at altitude.

The overall distance today means that you will actually be walking for around 6.5 to 7 hours, excluding breaks. Once again, your day will begin with breakfast at 07.00hrs and departure at 08.30hrs, when you begin your trek across the stony landscape of Shira Plateau. The vegetation is sparse at first, with just a few hardy lichens to admire. You climb towards the Lava Tower and your picnic lunch is taken at 13.00hrs. After passing the highpoint of the day by the Lava Tower, you then descend down to the Baranco Camp. Once at camp, you should take time to admire the views of the southern face of Kibo as well as the Heim Glacier. Dinner tonight is served at 19.00hrs.

Accommodation: In Tents At Baranco Camp

Hiking time and Elevation: 6.5 –7 hours’ walking, from Shira Cave Camp at 3,750 m to Baranco Camp at 3,900 m

Day 5 From Baranco Camp To Karanga Camp

You breakfast slightly later (07.30hrs) with a departure time from camp scheduled for 08.30hrs. Today’s walk is actually quite short, being only 4 km/2 miles but it will still take between 3.5 and 4 hours of trekking time. You will break for cooked lunch at around 13.00hrs on reaching Karanga 3,995 metres and have the afternoon to enjoy the views before eating your dinner at 18.00hrs.

At the beginning of the day, you encounter the hardest part of today’s stage as you have to scramble up the near-vertical face of the Baranco Wall (also commonly referred to as the ‘Breakfast Wall’ as you tackle it right after your breakfast!). At the top of this climb, you will be rewarded with views of the Heim Glacier. After this, the rest of today’s walk becomes a bit easier as you first gradually descend to the gully below, and into the cold but beautiful Karanga Valley. You then continue and finally climb up a steep series of zig-zags until reaching the Karanga Camp 3,995 metres. Your overall altitude gain today is only 95 metres.

Accommodation: In Tents At Karanga Camp

Hiking time and Elevation: 3.5 – 4 Hours’ Walking, From Baranco Camp At 3,900 M To Karanga Camp At 3,995 M

Day 6 From Karanga Camp To Barafu Camp

Another short day -in terms of distance – begins with your breakfast at the camp at 07.30hrs and another 08.30hrs departure. Today you will ascend about 670 metres in a distance of around 5 km/3 miles and walking time once again is between 3.5 and 4 hours.

You will be aiming to arrive at the Barafu Camp 4,673 metres by 13.00hrs, when you will be rewarded with a cooked lunch. (With tomorrow being the summit day, it will be important to relax and prepare for the hard work ahead.) Dinner tonight is served at 17.30hrs, giving you time to get to bed early. After leaving Karanga, today’s stage climbs steadily, passing through barren, rocky landscape, with the Decken and Kersten glaciers visible away to your left. At the top of the climb, the landscape remains bleak as you descend into a valley and you get your first sight of another glacier, Rebmann. At the end of this valley is today’s goal, the Barafu Camp, at which you arrive after a short, steep scramble and a walk.

Accommodation: In Tents At Barafu Camp

Hiking time and Elevation: 3.5 – 4 hours’ walking, from Karanga Camp at 3,995 m to Barafu Camp at 4,673 m

Day 7 Ascent To Uhuru Peak And Descent To Mweka Camp

Today is the most challenging day, but hopefully with the great sense of achievement of reaching your goal – the summit of Kilimanjaro! Your schedule for your ‘Summit Day’ is necessarily very different to your other days on the mountain. Rising at 23.00hrs, you take your tea and biscuits (23.30hrs) before a midnight departure.

The day starts with the long, tough climb from Barafu at 4,673 metres to Stella Point at 5,756 metres; for some of this you will be walking on scree, making your trek more difficult. From Stella Point, there is still another 139 metres of ascent and 45 minutes’ walk to the summit. Your goal is to reach the summit by around 07.00hrs then celebrate reaching the top, take your precious photos and enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience. After the summit (5,895 metres), you return to Barafu (4,673 metres), where you rest for a couple of hours, take a brunch and then leave again at 13.30hrs to continue to descend to Mweka Camp (3,100 metres) where you spend the night. You would expect to arrive there at 17.00hrs and take your dinner at 19.00hrs. (In total, you cover around 17 km/10 miles today with about 11-14 hours of walking – tough going, but with your objective hopefully achieved!)

Accommodation: In Tents At Mweka Camp

Hiking time and Elevation: 11-14 hours’ walking, from 4,673 m at Barafu Camp to the summit at 5,895 m, then down to 3,100 m at Mweka Camp

Day 8 Descent From Mweka Camp To Mweka Gate – Moshi

Still thrilled by your achievement, breakfast is taken at 07.00hrs and at 08.00hrs you can take the chance to reward your trekking team at the ‘Tipping Celebration.’

Although you still have 10 km/6 miles to walk, departure is at a leisurely 09.00hrs and you descend down to the Mweka Gate which sits at an altitude of 1,640 metres. There, you will be served a cooked lunch at midday and be presented with your hard-earned certificate. Your transport will be waiting to bring you back to your hotel in Moshi, where you can choose to relax – or, if you have any energy left, to celebrate!

Accommodation: Panama Garden Resort

Hiking time and Elevation: 3 hours’ walking, from Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate, descending from 3,100 m to 1,640 m, then return by vehicle from Mweka Gate to your hotel 0.8 hours’ drive.

Day 9 Departure - Kilimanjaro International Airport

After a good night’s rest at your hotel, you will take breakfast ready for the scheduled check-out by 11.00hrs.(If you wish to remain in the hotel during the day, please advise us of this when you book your trip and we will inform you of the cost for a ‘day room’ which allows you to stay until 18:00hrs, and then make the booking on your behalf.)

As a transfer to the airport is included in this package, you will be collected from your hotel and dropped off at the airport. For those travellers who have booked to go on safari, our Jerry Tanzania Tours guide will be meeting you in the late afternoon to provide you with a briefing.

Prices For Machame Route

The Kilimanjaro Machame Route Cost & Price from Jerry Tanzania Tours! Get a great Kilimanjaro Machame Route packages with affordable prices. Find, compare, book and climb.

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6 Days Machame Route

1 pax

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8+ pax

Machame Route

$2,825

$2,201

$1,956

$1,915

$1,867

$1,824

$1,764

$1,715

6 Days Machame Route

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Machame Route

€2,684

€2,091

€1,858

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€1,774

€1,733

€1,676

€1,629

6 Days Machame Route

1 pax

2 pax

3 pax

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Machame Route

Zł12,583

Zł9,804

Zł8,712

Zł8,530

Zł8,316

Zł8,124

Zł7,857

Zł7,639

6 Days Machame Route

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8+ pax

Machame Route

£2,255

£1,757

£1,561

£1,529

£1,490

£1,456

£1,408

£1,369

6 Days Machame Route

1 pax

2 pax

3 pax

4 pax

5 pax

6 pax

7 pax

8+ pax

Machame Route

$3,966

$3,966

$2,746

$2,689

$2,621

$2,561

$2,477

$2,408

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7 Day Machame Route

1 pax

2 pax

3 pax

4 pax

5 pax

6 pax

7 pax

8+ pax

Machame Route

$3,334

$2,585

$2,297

$2,226

$2,187

$2,115

$2,052

$1,988

7 Day Machame Route

1 pax

2 pax

3 pax

4 pax

5 pax

6 pax

7 pax

8+ pax

Machame Route

€3,159

€2,449

€2,176

€2,109

€2,072

€2,004

€1,944

€1,883

7 Day Machame Route

1 pax

2 pax

3 pax

4 pax

5 pax

6 pax

7 pax

8+ pax

Machame Route

Zł14,770

Zł11,452

Zł10,176

Zł9,862

Zł9,689

Zł9,370

Zł9,091

Zł8,807

7 Day Machame Route

1 pax

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6 pax

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8+ pax

Machame Route

£2,655

£2,059

£1,829

£1,773

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£1,684

£1,634

£1,583

7 Day Machame Route

1 pax

2 pax

3 pax

4 pax

5 pax

6 pax

7 pax

8+ pax

Machame Route

$4,661

$3,614

$3,211

$3,112

$3,057

$2,957

$2,869

$2,779

Include

Jerry Tanzania – Transfers:
  • Return transfer from Kilimanjaro International Airport to accommodation in Moshi;

  • Return transfer from accommodation in Moshi to the entry gate into Kilimanjaro National Park.

Jerry Tanzania Trip Safety:Helicopter Rescue

A helicopter rescue service will be provided to air transfer you (during daylight hours only) in an emergency from the mountain to hospital in Moshi. Note that this service will only be applicable if you have medical insurance which covers high altitude trekking up to 6,000 meters, and this service is always subject to weather conditions.

Jerry Tanzania – Trip Crew:
  • Professional guides, licensed by Kilimanjaro National Park. All our guides are well-equipped to handle medical emergencies as they have undergone various High-Altitude Medical Emergency Training to save the lives of climbers who fall sick on the mountain.

  • Dedicated support crew (assistant guides, camp master, porters, cooks, etc.).

Accommodation:
  • One night at 3* hotel (Panama Garden Resort or Altezza Lodge) before the expedition and one night after; The hotels have everything for your comfortable stay - caring staff, nice rooms, reliable Wi-Fi, restaurant and swimming pool).

  • Tented accommodation on Mount Kilimanjaro (modern, comfortable 4-Season tents North Face VE-25 or Jerry Kilimanjaro Tents).

Please Note:

All hotel accommodation is based on a sharing basis (i.e. you will be sharing with your travel companion a twin/double room. If you travel solo on a group expedition, we will room you with a same-sex participant. Single occupancy in a hotel is available upon request and extra chargers apply.

Meals:
  • Breakfast in the hotel before and after the trek.

  • All meals on the trek. Our Kilimanjaro diet includes energy-rich and highly nutritious meals prepared by our professional high-altitude cooks. In our menu you will find different soups, garnishes, several types of fish and meat, fresh fruit and vegetables; vegetarian/gluten-free/halal options are available at no extra cost.

  • All drinks on the trek (juices, coffee, tea, hot chocolate and water).

  • For all treks of over 6 days in length, we have an extra porter who bring fresh food to camp (Karanga Camp) for our use.

Entrance Fees:

All park fees collected by the Kilimanjaro National Park (conservation fees, camping fees, crew fees, rescue fees and all other fees collected by the Tanzania National Parks Authority).

Hiking and safety equipment:
  • 2-inches thick and comfortable sleeping mattresses.

  • All group equipment (spacious and comfortable dining tent, camping table and chairs, crockery and cutlery).

  • Dry bag (to protect your duffel bag).

  • Portable toilets (one unit can be comfortably shared between up to 3 people).

  • Bottled oxygen and pulse oximeter.

  • GPS-tracking service.

  • Complete medical kits including Diamox.

Award:

Of course, we have a high success rate and your trip includes a Certificate of Achievement if you make it to the summit at Uhuru (5,895 metres). But your trip includes a Certificate of Achievement even if you only reach Stella Point (5,756metres).

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Travel Insurance:

We advise you to purchase Travel insurance for your Kilimanjaro trek as it protects you from accidents and unforeseen circumstances, you’d never dream of happening on your once-in-a-lifetime trek.

Make sure your travel insurance covers you for:

  • Emergency Rescues

  • Overseas Medical expenses

  • Delays in flights and other delays, etc.

Entry visa for Tanzania:

$100 per person for USA Citizens and $50 per person for All Other Nationalities. You can find out more about Kilimanjaro Visa

Personal & Medical items:
  • Locks for bags

  • Money belt

  • Sewing kit

  • Wet wipes

  • Antibacterial gel

  • Prescription medication

Tips for the trip crew:

We would like to suggest an amount of $305 - $345 per person which is shared with the entire trekking team. It is perfectly acceptable to give more or less than that amount.

Personal Gear:
  • Though all group camping equipment is included in our Kilimanjaro packages, your personal outfit (mostly clothes for climbing) is not. Thus, you should bring all personal gear for your Kilimanjaro adventure. Our consultants will let you know what you will need for the expedition.

  • If you do not have certain gear, you may hire everything necessary from us. All equipment is new (we renew our stock every six months). However, remember that personal gear hire is not included in your tour price and extra fees apply.

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The Machame Route is comparatively difficult than other Kilimanjaro Routes. Because climbers need to be able to ascend the Barranco Wall on day four and resist with a steep incline up Kibo on summit night. After these being said, there are no parts on the route that require any technical skills for climbing.

The Kilimanjaro Machame Route is around 62 km/ 37 miles from gate to gate. The height gain from the gate to the summit is 4157 metres, which is ascended over six days of around 5-7 hours walking each day.

Due to its climb high sleep low mechanism, Machame Route Success Rate is around 85% for the 7 Days Machame Route and a 73% success rate for the 6 Days Machame Route. But we have a 95% summit success rate for the Machame Route.

The Machame Route Scenery is extremely diverse and you will pass through 5 climatic zones on your way to the Kilimanjaro Summit. The climb begins in rain forest on the lower slopes before continuing up into the low alpine zone of wild grasslands and moorlands. From there you climb into the high alpine zone before reaching the glacial zone. You will come across many incredible vistas and visit superb places such as Shira Plateau, Barranco and Lava Tower.

July-September is the Best Time To Climb Kilimanjaro. But since Machame Route is close to the equator it is possible to Climb Kilimanjaro at any time of the year. April and May is the rainy season so this period is best avoided.

Machame Route Preparation includes any physical activity you can participate before your ascent. It depends upon how hard you train before the climbing, whether you're aiming for the Uhuru Peak or embarking on a shorter journey and this will be different for everyone.

The Machame Route is a good seven day climb for those who have not climbed much at high altitudes. It is best with an effective extra day's acclimatisation, giving a better success rate.

Due to its popularity, Machame Route can become busy, especially during the high seasons between August and September and January and February. Our groups usually have a bit of an earlier start in order to avoid the crowds.

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