Hiking Kilimanjaro via Machame route for seven days

Machame route

Hiking Kilimanjaro

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Hiking Mount Kilimanjaro via Machame route - Seven days

Hiking Mount Kilimanjaro via Machame route - Seven days

Hiking Mount Kilimanjaro via Machame route - Seven days

Kilimanjaro Machame Route Distance

Hiking Kilimanjaro via Machame route for seven days

Machame route is the most of popular route on mount kilimanjaro also its the unique route & recommended route on kilimajaro mountain. According to stastic from kilimanjaro national park its appropriate 50% of climbers they use machame route to ascend kilimanjaro mountain,the route is very beautiful and marvelous its providing climbers incredible views of different natural and amaizing feature and varying landscape

The Machame route is approximately 31.6 km/ from Moshi to Machame gate. its designed for physical fit people with some hiking / climbing experience ,but prenty of first time trekkers use the machame route asa well as and do just fine, Machame route is very unique and rare in the eyes and you can view natural feature of the earh like lake jipe ,flora and fauna example tree hyrax, bush monkey and different species of bird like white naked ravon. That why many trekkers recommended its betterchoice than other route. The Machame route is nicknamed the "Whiskey Route" as it is considered more difficult than the "Coca Cola Route", The nickname for the Marangu route. In reality, it is not more technically difficult but is longer and in places steeper. The longer distance and the opportunity to walk high, sleep low offer much better acclimatisation and as a result a very high success rate.

The Machame route is a good seven days hike for those who have not trekked much at high altitudes, with an effective extra day’s acclimatisation giving a better success rate. Experienced and already acclimatised mountaineers may opt for the more difficult 7 day ascent along the Machame route. The machame route is nicknamed as "Whiskey Route" because its consider more technically difficult but its steeper and beautiful scenic and machame route its offer better acclimatization and it have high succes rate.

Hiking Kilimanjaro Mountain via Machame Route Itinerary

Respectively & great esteem you are welcome to 7 days Hiking|trekking with Africa Natural Tours to Kilimanjaro National Park Via Machame route, our itinerary as follow below.

Day One (1): Machame Gate to Machame Camp

 • Rise (ft): 1,800m to 2835m

 • Stretch: 11 km

 • Hiking time: 5-6 hours

 • Climatic habitat: Montane Forest/ Rain Forest

Full Board at Machame Camp The climb starts from Machame gate (1830m), we walk through the lush lower slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Slowly gaining altitude while enjoying the diverse flora and fauna of the rain forest, you will arrive to the first Machame Camp, situated at 3000m above sea level If is a clear day, we may get our first closer look at the glaciated dome of Kibo if the evening clouds permit.

Day Two (2): Machame Camp to Shira Camp

 • Rise (ft): 2835m to 3,750m

 • Stretch: 5 km

 • Hiking time: 5-6 hours

 • Climatic habitat: Moorland

Full Board Shira Cave Camp. A shorter day climbing up a steep ridge to reach a small semicircular cliff known as Picnic site, and continue up a gentler ascent through the lower alpine moorland, which is known for beautiful wild alpine flowers. The most spectacular views of Kibo peak can be seen from Shira Camp.

Day Three (3): Shira Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp

 • Rise (ft): Shira Cave camp 3,750m to Barranco Camp 3,900m

 • Stretch: 10 km

 • Hiking time: 5 to 6 hours

 • Climatic habitat: Moorland

 • Shelter: Barranco Camp

On day three, hiker(s) walk on a gentle ascent and panoramic views. We traverse the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, passing underneath the Lava Tower and the final section of the western Breach and after hot lunch the bottom of the Lava Tower (4,600m) we descend to the bottom of the Great Barranco valley (3,950m).

Day Four (4): Barranco Camp to Karanga camp

 • Rise (ft): Barranco Camp 3,900m to Karanga Camp 3995m

 • Stretch: 6 km

 • Hiking time: 3.5 to 4 hours

 • Climatic habitat: Moorland

 • Shelter: Karanga Camp

A steep climb up the eastern wall leads hikers just below the Heim Glacier, where we may have some spectacular views of Kilimanjaro. We then take a steep exit up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo, the trail continues down into the alpine desert of the Karanga Valley, finally we have a steep climb up to Karanga Camp.

Day Five (5): Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

 • Rise (ft): Karanga camp 3995m to Barafu Camp 4,673m

 • Stretch: 4 km

 • Hiking time: 3-4 hours

 • Climatic habitat: Alpine Desert

 • Shelter: Barafu Hut Camp

A steep climb out of Karanga, and an easy path on compacted scree with wide views through this empty and dry landscape up to Barafu Camp. The two awesome peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi can been seen from Barafu Camp. After a hot lunch at the Camp, the remainder of the day is spent resting as we prepare for the final ascent before an early night summit walk.

Day Six (6): Barafu Camp to Uhuru peak to Mweka Camp

 • Rise (ft): Barafu Camp 4,673m to Uhuru peak 5,895m (Via Stella Point 5756m)

 • Stretch: 4.3 km ascent to Stella Point

 • Stretch: 5km Barafu to Uhuru Peak Ascent.

 • Hiking time: 6-7hours ascent / 7-8 hours descent

 • Climatic habitat: Alpine Desert

 • Shelter: Mweka Camp

Hikers wake up before midnight in the cover of darkness. Hikers will begin a steep climb over loose volcanic scree has some well-graded zig-zags and a slow but steady pace will take us to rim of the main crater, Stella Point, at 5,735m. Hikers will rest there for few minutes to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling good can continue slowly to make the two hours round trip from here along the crater rim to main peak 5,895m, which is the highest point in Africa! After a few minutes to appreciate your accomplishment hikers descend to Barafu is amazingly fast and we stop at Barafu Camp for some refreshment and we continue to descend to reach Mweka Camp.

Day Seven (7): Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate

 • Rise (ft): Mweka camp 3,100m to Mweka Gate 1,640m

 • Stretch: 10 km

 • Hiking time: 4 -5 hours

 • Climatic habitat: Montane Forest

Half Board A gentle walk takes us down through the rainforest to Mweka gate successful climbers will receive their summit certificates. After lunch hikers drive back to Moshi to your hotel and this will be end of the hiking Kilimanjaro seven days via Machame route.

Machame Route Hiking Kilimanjaro Seven Days

Kilimanjaro Mountain Included Packages

General Included

  • Guide
  • Park Fees
  • Tax
  • Gate transfer
  • Crew wages
  • Environment fees
  • Kilimanjaro Mountain Accommodation

    During the climb you will be staying in special camps and huts!

    Food

  • 6 Breakfasts
  • 7 Lunches
  • 6 Dinners
  • Drinking water
  • Other Accommodation

  • Guide
  • Cook
  • Porters
  • Hiking Kilimanjaro Mountain Included Packages

    General

  • Guide
  • Park Fees
  • Tax
  • Gate transfer
  • Crew wages
  • Environment fees
  • Other

  • Guide
  • Cook
  • Porters
  • Hiking Kilimanjaro Mountain Accommodation

    During the climb you will be staying in special camps and huts!

    Food accommodation

  • 6 Breakfasts
  • 7 Lunches
  • 6 Dinners
  • Drinking water
  • Kilimanjaro Mountain Not-Included

  • Flights
  • Tipping the crew
  • Visas