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 oxygenPark FeesHelicopter RescueTaxesCamping FacilitiesTransfers to and from the parkCrew salariesSleeping tentsGuidesSleeping MatAll meals while on tour
Not IncludedClimbing gearsMeals not listedVisasPersonal expensesTravel insuranceTips and gratuitiesPersonal trekking equipmentAirport TransfersHotel Accommodations
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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Hotels: We offer the following hotel options
|Hotel/Lodge Name||Price Per Night in USD|
|Panama Garden Resort (Single Room)||USD 80 per night|
|Panama Garden Resort(Double Room)||USD 100 per night|
|Panama Garden Resort (Triple Room)||USD 150 per night|
|The Secret Garden||USD 18 per night|
|The Hibiscus Moshi||USD 35 per night|
|Kilimanjaro Cottages (Single Room)||USD 35 per night|
|Kilimanjaro Cottages (Double Room)||USD 56 per night|
|Kilimanjaro Cottages (Triple Room)||USD 84 per night|
|Parkview Inn (Single Room)||USD 71 per night|
|Parkview Inn (Double Room)||USD 81 per night|
|Parkview Inn (Triple Room)||USD 160 per night|
|Kilimanjaro Wonders (Single Room)||USD 130 per night|
|Kilimanjaro Wonders (Double Room)||USD 145 per night|
|Kilimanjaro Wonders (Triple Room)||USD 160 per night|
|Private Toilet||USD 90|
|Sleeping Bag||USD 40|
|Duffel Bag||USD 20|
|Head torch||USD 10|
|Oxygen Cylinder||USD 76|
|Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) to Moshi (one way)||USD 30 per vehicle|
|Moshi to Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) (one way)||USD 30 per vehicle|
|Arusha to Moshi (one way)||USD 50 per vehicle|
|Moshi to Arusha (one way)||USD 50 per vehicle|