Kilimanjaro Machame Route 7 Days
The Machame Route can be completed in 6 or 7 days. We mostly recommend the 7 day Machame Route over the 6 day Machame Route to allow more time to acclimatize to the high altitude.
The Machame Route (also known as “Whiskey Route”) is a very scenic hiking route. It leads hikers through the montain rain-forest up to the Barranco Wall. The altitude profile of Machame Route 7 days is ideal for acclimatization, allowing climbers to hike to higher altitudes during the day than they’ll be sleeping overnight.
The Machame Route can be completed in 6 or 7 days. We mostly recommend the 7-day Machame Route Itinerary over the 6 day Machame Route Itinerary to allow more time to acclimatize to the high altitude.
We recommend the 7 day Machame route, if you prefer to experience most of Kilimanjaro’s scenic highlights and don’t mind sharing your climb with many others. While even longer routes might further improve your acclimatization to the high altitude, and thereby your summit success chance, the Machame Route has the best altitude acclimatization profile of all 7 days’ routes.
DepartureMoshi Town to Machame Gate
Departure TimePlease be ready by 8:15 AM for a prompt departure at 9:30 AM.
Return TimeApproximately 10:30 AM in the last day.
Dress CodeCasual. Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat, cold weather jacket, gloves, pants, spare clothing.
IncludeEmergency oxygenAirport TransfersHotel Accommodations According to the ItineraryAll Park FeesHelicopter RescueTaxesCamping FacilitiesTransfers to and from the park for Kilimanjaro climbersCrew salariesSleeping tentsProfessional GuideSleeping MatMeals according to the Itinerary
Not IncludedCamping Safari Equipment (tents, sleeping mats, chairs, tables etc.)Overnight stays in safari tentsProfessional Safari CookCamping safari according to the itineraryFlightsOther Optional ActivitiesAlcoholic and Soft DrinksAll Mentioned ActivitiesMineral waterTransportation in a 4×4 Safari VehicleClimbing gearsMeals not listedVisa FeesPersonal expensesTravel insuranceTips and gratuitiesPersonal trekking equipment
Day 1: Machame Gate (1490m) – Machame Camp (2980m)
Day 2: Machame Camp (2980m) – Shira Camp (3840m).
Day 3: Shira (at 3840m) – Lava Tower (at 4630m) – Barranco camp (at 3950m)
Day 4: Barranco Camp (3950m) – Karanga Camp (3950m)
Day 5: Karanga Camp (3959m) – Barafu Hut (4600m)
Day 6: Summit Attempt - Barafu camp (4600m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Mweka (3100m)
Day 7: Mweka camp (3100m) – Mweka Gate (1980m)
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