kilimanjaro mountain climbing
The machane route is the the most challenging
Kilimanjaro climbing machane
itinerary machame route
Machame Gate (1490m) – Machame Camp (2980m) 7 hrs
picked up from Arusha (1400m) and driven to the Machame Village.
Machame Camp (2980m) – Shira Camp (3840m) 6 hrs
You will cross many streams and walk over a rocky ridge onto the Shira plateau that leads to Shira Camp (3840m). m
Shira (at 3840m) – Lava Tower (at 4630m) – Barranco camp (at 3950m) 4 hrs
After 5 hours of walking east, you will be come face to face with the Lava Tower (4630m).
Barranco Camp (3950m) – Karanga Camp (3950m) 8hrs
At the top of the Wall, you will have a view of Heim Glacier and will be above the clouds. The trail then winds up and down in the Karanga Valley.
Karanga Camp (3959m) – Barafu Hut (4600m) 13 hrs
The trail intersects with the Mweka Route, which is the trail used to descend on the final two days. As you continue hiking for an hour, you will reach Barafu Hut. This is the last water stop for the porters because there is no accessible water at Barafu Camp (4550m).
Summit Attempt 6hrs
Barafu camp (4600m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Mweka (3100m) Hiking time: 8 hours to reach Uhuru Peak, 7-8 hours to descend to Mweka Distance: Approximately 7 kilometer ascent and 23 kilometer descent
Summit Attempt 6hrs
After celebrating, you will descend for three hours back to Mweka Gate. The National Park requires all hikers to sign their names to receive certificates of completion. Hikers who reached Stella Point (5685m) receive green certificates and hikers who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m) receive gold certificates.
Known as the “Whiskey” route, the Machame route is now the most popular route on the mountain. Compared with Marangu, the days on Machame are longer and the walks are steeper. The Machame route is considered a difficult route, and is better suited for more adventurous folks and those with some hiking or backpacking experience.
The route begins from the south, then heads east, traversing underneath Kilimanjaro’s southern ice field before summiting. The minimum number of days required for this route is six days, although seven days is recommended.
The Machame route is scenically beautiful and varied. However, due to the heavy crowds, it loses some of its spendor.
Machame route 7 days Rates including VAT:
|1 person $3500|
Per person for 2 people $2,850
Per person for 3 people $2450
Per person for 4 people $2400
Quality, waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tents:
Professional, experienced, mountain guides:
All Park fees
All meals while on the Mountain
Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
Large portions of fresh, healthy nutritious food
Clean, purified drinking water
Crisis management and safety procedures
Fair and ethical treatment of porters
Items not included:
Accommodation in Arusha
Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
Meals not listed above
Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)