Mount Kilimanjaro Climb Machame Route 6 Nights 7 Days this most scenic route also known as Whisky Route

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7 Days/ 6 Nights Itinerary for Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Machame route. 640 USD per person.

Mount Kilimanjaro Machame Route

Machame route is one of the scenic routes for those climbers climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Machame route starts from Machame village at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro. Machame route is also known as Whisky route due to its beautiful scenic as well as its land escarpment.

Those people climbing Mount Kilimanjaro through Machame route feels prestige as this (Machame route) is one of the harder route in climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Though the Machame route is harder there is no technical climb when climbing Mount Kilimanjaro using Machame route. Machame route start from Machame gate to Machame Camp and proceed to Shira camp, lava tower camp, Barranco camp, Karanga valley camp, Barafu camp, Uhuru Peak and descending through Millennium camp, Mweka camp and thereafter to Mweka gate.

The Machame route is strictly done for not less than 6 days (from 2006) while climbing Mount Kilimanjaro since fewer days spent climbing Mount Kilimanjaro using Machame route bring more risk on Mountain sickness and tiredness which all in all led to less performance to the roof top of Africa the Uhuru peak. The arrival day you will meet our tour guide at arrival point/airport who will transfer you to Moshi in a designated hotel for overnight stay bed and breakfast!!

Day 1: 7 days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Machame Route

Transfer from Moshi town to Machame Gate (1490m) - Machame camp (2980m).

Hiking time: 7 hours.
Distance: About 18 km's.
Habitat: Montane forest.
Elevation change: + 1490 m

Early in the morning the guide of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro will be with you for briefing after breakfast around 9:00 am drive to Machame gate which takes about 40 to 45 minutes. With your picnic lunch climbers will do registering at the gate office, thereafter you start your ascent and enter the rain forest almost immediately. There is a strong possibility of rain in the forest, which will transform the trail into a very soggy, muddy and slippery experience. You will have a welcome lunch stop about half way and will reach the Machame camping area in the late afternoon. Tents and other belonging will be take care by porters and climbing Mount Kilimanjaro guide. Most of the time porters and cook happens to reach to the camping site before you for preparation of meals as well as erection of tents for your accommodation. Sometime weather condition in the night temperatures can already drop to freezing point at Machame campsite.


Day 02 : 7 days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Machame Route

Machame camp (2980m) - Shira campsite (3840m).

Hiking time: 6 hours
Distance: About 9 km's.
Habitat: Moorland.
Elevation change: + 860 m

Early in the morning after breakfast, the day is spent to reach Shira campsite (3840 m) with our picnic lunch. The night at this bare camp will even be colder than the previous night, with temperatures dropping to well below freezing. The trail take us for an hour or so to the top of the forest and then for about two hours at a gentler gradient through the moorland zone. After a picnic lunch and rest, you continue up a rocky ridge onto the Shira plateau. Hiking to this point you will be able to see in an easterly direction, the Western Breach with its spectacular glaciers. You are now due west of Kibo and after a short hike you will reach the Shira campsite.

Day 03: 7 days Climb Mount Kilimanjaro Machame Route

Shira (3840m) - Lava Tower (4630m) - Barranco camp (3950 m).
Hiking time: 6 hours
Distance: About 15 km's
Habitat: Semi desert.
Elevation change: + 790 m, - 680 m
Final Elevation: 3950 m

The route now turns east into a semi desert and rocky landscape surrounding Lava Tower, where you reach an altitude of 4630m after about a four hours walk. Lunch is served in a designated area before ascending the rocky scree path to Lava Tower (4630m). Definitely, the toughest day so far. It is normally around this point, where for the first time, some climbers will start to feel symptoms of breathlessness, irritability and headaches. After lunch you descent again by almost 680m to the Barranco camping area and after reaching the high altitude of 4600m at Lava Tower, the true acclimatization benefit of this day becomes clear. This descent to Barranco camp takes about two hours and offers great opportunities to take some beautiful photographs of the Western Breach and Breach Wall. The camp is situated in a valley below the Breach and Great Barranco Wall, which should provide you with a memorable sunset while you wait for the preparation of your dinner.

Day 04: 7 days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Machame Route

Barranco Hut (3950 m) to Karanga Valley Camp (4200 m).

Hiking time: 3 hours
Distance: About 7 km's
Habitat: Alpine desert
Elevation change: + 250 m

The morning starts with a scramble up the almost vertical Barranco Wall to an altitude of about 4,200m. After lunch the climbers are advised to take a rest at this point. Dinner and overnight at Karanga Valley camp.

Day 05: -7 days Climb Mount Kilimanjaro Machame Route

Karanga Valley (4200 m) to Barafu camp (4600 m).

Hiking time: 3 hours
Distance: About 6 km's
Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped.
Elevation change: + 400 m

From here there is no water, so take care to stock them for there is no water at Barafu Hut. It is recommended that the climbers must familiarize with the camp before dark because of this camp is situated on an exposed and dangerous ridge. Dinner and overnight at Barafu camp.

Day 06: 7 days Hike Mount Kilimanjaro Machame Route

SUMMIT ATTEMPT, Barafu camp (4550m) - Uhuru Peak (5895m) - Mweka (3100m)

Hiking time: 6 hours to reach Uhuru Peak.
5 - 7 hours to descend to Mweka.
Distance: About 7 km's ascent - 23 km's descent.
Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit.
Elevation change: + 1345 m, - 2795 m
Final Elevation: 3100 m

You will wake up around 2330hrs, and after some tea and biscuits you start climbing to Uhuru peak into the night. You will head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This 6-hour walks to Stella point is for many climbers, mentally and physically the most challenging on the route. At Stella Point (5685m) you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see (weather permitting). From Stella Point you will normally encounter snow all the way on your 2-hour ascent to Uhuru Peak. The time you will spend on the summit will depend on the weather conditions. Do not stop here for too long, as it will be extremely difficult to start again due to cold and fatigue. Enjoy your accomplishment and a day to remember for the rest of your life. The walk back to Barafu from the summit, takes about 3 hours. Here you will have a well earned but short rest and collect the rest of your gear, before heading down to Mweka hut (3100m). The route is not difficult and will take you down the rock and scree path into the moorland and eventually into the forest. The camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Dinner and washing water will be prepared.

Day 07: 7 days Climb Mount Kilimanjaro Machame Route

Mweka camp (3100m) - Mweka Gate (1980m).

Hiking time: 4 hours.
Distance: About 15 km's
Habitat: Forest
Elevation change: - 1120 m

After an early and well-deserved breakfast, it is a short 3-hour and scenic hike back to the Park gate. At Mweka gate you sign your name and details in a register. This is also where successful climbers receive their summit certificates. Those climbers who reached Stella Point (5685m) are issued with green certificates and those who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m) receive gold certificates. From the Mweka Gate you will continue down into the Mweka village, normally a muddy 3 km (1 hour) hike. At the Mweka Gate, meet Mount Kilimanjaro National Park Officials gives you the Certificate of Achievement. You now drive back to Moshi for a long over due hot shower.

More extra days Kilimanjaro climb through Machame route can as well be arranged to suit your preferences.

Price: US $ 640 Per Person

Note: Park Fees for the6 nihgts 7 Days is 810 USD per person payble at the Gate with Visa/Master Card

Park Fees can also be paid in cash at the Bank in Arusha Prior to climbing the mountain

Price includes:

2 Transfers from Moshi to Machame Gate- return.
All meals for vegetarian/non-vegetarian.
Accommodation in tents while on a trek.
2 Nights in hotel accommodation on Bed/Breakfast before and after climb.
English speaking mountains Guide and assistant guides.
Porters - a minimum of 3 per client.
First Aid Kit including Oxygen Kit.
Camping Equipments including sleeping tents, sleeping mats, dining tent, chairs and table.

Price does not Include

  • Park fees (Park Fees for 6 nights 7 Days 810 USD per person)
  • Items of personal nature
  • Tips for guides, porters and cook
  • Entry visa for Tanzania (US$50 per passport)- can get at Namanga border or at Kilimanjaro airport
  • All health requirements (Hepatitis A, Yellow Fever, Meningitis)
    travel insurance
  • Airfares and departure taxes
  • . Dinner on your arrival evening (about 8-20US$)
    (Tipping Will be determined by you on how you will appreciate the service of Porters and Guide


    Making it possible for climbers to achieve their dreams they are commited to!


    Complimentary meet and greet on arrival at Kilimanjaro Intl Airport or Nairobi airport - we will hold a sign board with your names.If you arrive in Nairobi than 7.30am then you can board Nairobi Moshi shuttle bus.


  • Pre and post climb basic tourist class accommodation in Moshi town - offering so much more in terms of tourist attractions, restaurants and nightlife
  • Upgrade to luxury class accommodation available at supplementary cost

Food of a superior quality and variety offered for the duration of your climb - we ensure we give well cooked and fresh foods- if you have special diet kindly advise.

Management of your climb and Safari

Your overall climb will be managed by a well respected safety and accident investigation consultant for the Tanzania- and Kilimanjaro National Parks, with many years of leadership and climbing experience .

Guides and Porters

  • Salaries paid to your guides and porters as recommended TANAPA
  • Senior guides extensively trained out door leadership school


Storm proof sleeping tents, waterproof sleeping mat, camp table and camping chairs see recommended gear list


For Group prices and private transfers please contact us.............