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7 Days 6 Nights
Availability : Jan 1’ - Dec 31’
Min Age : 15+
Max People : 16
Tour Details

Machame 7 days route, 6 nights on mount Kilimanjaro, Machame is also  known as the “Whisky route”, has become very popular. This is camping route which offers spectacular views of various landscapes such as Mt Meru, Pare Mountains, Lake Chala and Lake Jipe. While the 6 day itinerary is very possible, it is very benefitable to have the Machame 7 days climb because of having one more extra day for acclimatization and resting before the summit day. Doing this will maximize your chance of reaching the top.

Machame 7 days 

Departure & Return Location

Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

Departure Time

2 Hours Before Flight Time

Machame Route 7 Days + 2 nights at the Hotel

Day 1Arrival in Tanzania

Sote Tours staff will be waiting at arrival to meet you and escort to the waiting vehicle for loading your luggage then drive you to the Hotel in Moshi town. After checking in the hotel you will get briefing about your next day’s trek then your mountain guide will check your gears. The rest of the day can be spent relaxing at the pool or exploring the town of Moshi.

Accommodation at Park View Inn
Meals
Breakfast

Day 2Hotel – Machame Gate (1,800m) to Machame Campsite (3,000m)

After breakfast our vehicle will transport you from the hotel drive to Machame gate. Here you will do the required registration procedures then you will start the trek through the rainforest to Machame camp where you will find the tents are already setup for you. Dinner and overnight at the campsite.

Elevation:1,800m to 3,000m.
Distance: 13 km.
Hiking time: 5-7 hours.
Habitat: Montane forest.

Meals
Full Board

Day 3Machame Hut Campsite (3,000m) to Shira Campsite (3,800m)

After breakfast leave the glades of rainforest and continue ascending by crossing little valleys and steep rocky ridge covering with heather plants to the western side of the mountain where the camp is situated. At this camp you will able get the spectacular view of Mount Meru, Shira Plateau, Kibo Peak and sunset; then dinner and overnight.

Keep on Machame Route 7 Days, 6 nights Machame

Elevation: 3000m to 3800
Distance: 9km
Hiking time: 6-7 hours
Habitat: Moorland.

Meals
Full Board

Day 4Shira two campsite (3,800m) to Barranco campsite (3,950m)

This is long acclimatization day. You will have an early breakfast then trek East to a junction leading to Lava tower rock 4600m for acclimatization. Afterwards, you will descend down to Barranco campsite for dinner and overnight.

Keep on Machame Route 7 Days, 6 nights Machame

Elevation: 3800m to 3950m
Distance: 13km
Hiking time: 7-8 hours
Habitat: Moorland

Meals
Full Board

Day 5Barranco Camp (3,950m) to Karanga Camp (4,235m)

Today is short day of trekking. In the morning you will start climbing Barranco wall and reach 4235m for acclimatization and continue crossing ridges and valleys to Karanga campsite for hot lunch. After lunch you will have a bit of rest and get another acclimatization of trekking up the scree slopes towards the Southern ice field. You will then return to the camp for dinner and overnight.

Keep on Machame Route 7 Days, 6 nights Machame

Elevation: 3950m to 4235m
Distance: 6 km
Hiking time: 4-5 hours
Habitat: Moorland

Meals
Full Board

Day 6Karanga Camp (4,235m) to Barafu Camp (4,600)

Today the trek up to the Barafu ridge campsite is difficult because of altitude. The walk take few hours because of short distance but is steep which required a slow pace to avoid fatigue. You will walk across an alpine desert with strong, cold winds blowing down from Kibo peak and its glaciers. You will have an early dinner at 1700hrs then rest until midnight when we you commence your push for the summit.

Keep on Machame Route 7 Days, 6 nights Machame

Elevation: 4235m to 4600m
Distance: 8 km
Hiking time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert

Meals
Full Board

 

 

Day 7Barafu Camp (4,600m) to Uhuru Peak (5,895m) Then Down to Mweka (3,100m)

Wake at midnight to a light breakfast and then prepare for your summit ascent. The goal is to climb before dawn so that you can reach Uhuru Peak shortly before or after sunrise. Departure for the summit is at 12:00AM. Switchback up steep scree or possibly snow, and reach Stella Point on the crater rim (5,861 m/18,640 ft) between 4 and 5 AM. At this point you will be having the views of the fabled crater and its icecaps facing you.

Then after 1 hour of hiking along the Kibo crater rim near the celebrated snows takes you to Kilimanjaro true summit, Uhuru Peak here you will spend time for taking photo’s. After your summit activities, you will descend back to the Barafu Huts campsite, for lunch, rest, collect your gear, and continue down through moorland and heath zone to Mweka Huts campsite. Dinner and overnight at Mweka hut campsite.

Summit attempt of Machame  Route 7 Days, 6 nights Machame

Elevation: 4600m to 5895m to 3100m
Distance: 15km
Hiking time: 10 – 12 hours
Habitat: Desert and ice

Meals
Full Board

Day 8Mweka Camp (3,100m) to Mweka Gate (1,640m), Drive to Moshi

Following a well-deserved breakfast, your staff will have a big celebration full of dancing and singing. It is here on the mountain that you will present your tips to the guide, assistant guides, chef(s), and porters. After celebrating, you will descend for three hours back to Mweka Gate. The National Park requires all hikers to sign their names to receive certificates of completion. Hikers who reached Stella Point (5685m) receive green certificates and hikers who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m) receive gold certificates. After receiving certificates, hikers will descend into the Mweka village for 1 hour (3 kilometers). You will be served a hot lunch then you will drive back to Moshi for long overdue showers and more celebrations.

Accommodation at Park View Inn

Elevation: 3100m to 1,640m
Distance: 9km
Descending time: 4-5 hours
Habitat: Montane forest

Meals
Breakfast and Lunch

Day 9Departure

Transfer to airport will be arranged depends on flight time, please remind Sote Tours staff about any changes of the flight.

You can extent your stay by going to  safari or relaxing on Zanzibar beach.

 

Meals
Breakfast
Price
Number of People Cost Per Person in US($)
1 Pax 2,500
2 Pax 2,050
3 Pax 1,900
4 Pax 1,820
5 Pax 1,750
6 Pax 1,730
7 Pax 1,700
8 Pax 1,690
9 Pax 1,670
10 Pax 1,650

Price Includes

  • Airport transfers
  • Service of an English speaking mountain guide
  • (2 nights of accommodation in Moshi Bed and Breakfast)
  • Rescue fees (part of park fees)
  • Drinking water and full board meals on the mountain
  • All National Park fees, Crew Permits and VAT
  • Fair and Sustainable Salary for crew as approved by KINAPA
  • Hot water for washing
  • Emergency first-aid kit
  • Kilimanjaro gate transfers
  • 4 Season mountain tents
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
  • Emergency Oxygen Cylinder
  • Oximeter on the mountain
  • Sleeping Mattress

Price Excludes

  • Flights
  • Visa fees
  • Travel or Medical Insurance is required and you should ask for Recommendation
  • Gamow Bag
  • Medication
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc
  • Energy food & beverages, alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Personal trekking equipment such as sleeping bags, hiking boots, clothes, etc (available for renting)
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