Kilimanjaro climb, Machame route- 8 days

Kilisa Tours & Safaris
  • 8 days
  • Tough
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  • Hilly

Machame route is the most popular path. It is the route of choice for many people because it provides impressive views and a variety of habitats. About 50% of all climbers, and most seasoned climbers, choose the Machame route.


The Machame route is also known as the Whiskey route, given its reputation for being a tough climb, in contrast to the easier Marangu route, which is known as the Coca Cola route. Unlike the gradual incline and hut accomodations found on the Marangu Route, the climbers on Machame hike steeper trails, for longer distances, while sleeping in tents.

The Machame Route climb can be done in a minimum of six days (five nights) on the mountain. However, it is most often tackled over seven days (six nights), for a better altitude acclimatization schedule. The trek begins at Machame Gate, located in the southern base of mountain, within its lush, fertile rainforest. The route heads toward the Shira Plateau, before circling along the southern circuit halfway around the mountain, exposing the climber to great views from all angles. The approach to the summit is made from the east, and the descent follows the Mweka trail.

The Machame Route is approximately 62 km/ 37 miles from gate to gate. It is designed for physically fit people with some hiking experience.


experience in outdoors 7 months

wilderness first aid course or other first aid course Our guide studied first aid course which has been combined in their guiding course

languages spoken English,Germany and French

Gammow bag operation knowledge Yes

oxygen supplement usage knowledge Yes

rope rescue techniques Yes

contents of first aid kit carried by the guide during the trek - Oxygen tank - Bandages


  • 2 Nights of accommodation in Moshi is included in every package
  • Transportation to and from your selected route
  • Transportation to and from Kilimanjaro airport to the hotel
  • All personal and group tents
  • English speaking guides
  • All Tanzanian National Park Fees
  • Government Climbing Taxes
  • Climbing permits
  • All Meals while on Kilimanjaro
  • Sleeping pads
  • Staff Salaries
  • All meals during the duration
  • Purified water
  • Enough poters to carry your luggage
  • Safety Equipment:
    • Emergency Oxygen
    • Pulse Oximeter
  • Hot drinks at every meal
  • Emergency rescue fees
  • Free wireless internet at the hotel
  • Personal Summit Certificate signed by the National Park and your Guide


  • Lunches, dinners and drinks at your hotel in Moshi before climb and after climb.
  • Personal items and toiletries
  • Tips for guides, porters and cook (this is a guide to tipping on the mountain
  • Tipping on Kilimanjaro from the trekking group (not per climber):
    • Guides: $15/day/guide
    • Cook: $10/day
    • Porter: $8/day/porter
    • N/B: Our Guides, cooks and Porters are always satisfied with your thanks giving (tip) you have and not beyond your ability.  
  • International airfares and departure taxes
  • All items of person nature such as telephone call, fax, email etc
  • Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks
  • Laundry services
  • Visa and International flight tickets fees.


Accommodation as per the itinerary.


Transportation as per the itinerary.


Arrive at Moshi.


  • Cancellation before 1 month: full refund of advance paid
  • before 15 days: 75% refund
  • before 7 days: 50% refund
  • less than 7 days: no refund


  • Day 1: Pick up from Lodge/Hotel – Machame Gate 1840m – Machame Hut – 9kms – 6 to 7hrs – Altitude gain 1140m

  • Day 2: Machame Hut 2980m — Shira 2 Hut – 7kms – 5 to 6hrs – Altitude gain 890m

  • Day 3: Shira 2 Hut 3840m — Moir – 5kms – 2-3hrs – Altitude gain 600m Acclimatization Lent Hills 4200m in the afternoon

  • Day 4: Moir Camp 4175 m — Lava Tower Camp – 5kms – 3-4hrs – Altitude gain 465m Acclimatization Arrow Glacier 4800m in the afternoon

  • Day 5: Lava Tower 4640m — Karanga Camp 6kms – 6 to 7hrs – Altitude loss 677m

  • Day 6: Karanga Camp 3963 m — Barafu Camp 4kms – 3 to 4hrs – gain 650m

  • Day 7: Barafu Hut 4600m — UHURU PEAK 5895m — Millennium Camp 19kms – 12 to 14hrs – Alt. gain 1295 m down 2105m

  • Day 8: Millennium Camp 3730m — Mweka Gate 1800m – 13kms – 5 to 6hrs – Descend 1650m – Transfer to Lodge/Hotel


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