Machame Route KilimanjaroMachame route during Mount Kilimanjaro Climb is considered the most beautiful to the top of the African Roof. The Machame route offers spectacular views and passing through a variety of habitats.
Famously known as the whiskey route the Machame Route is steeper trail up Kilimanjaro and is generally done by climbers that are physically fit with some previous hiking experience. On the Machame Route accommodation is offered in dom tents with meals served inside the tents but when the weather is good on blanket outside



Machame Route Kilimanjaro


Normally March, April and May are the months with long rains and should be avoided.

November is usually short rains but it is not often rains all the days so Climbing is possible.

The best Months for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro are January, February and also August and September.

July can be colder and November to December can be wet.

January to February is the warmest months, almost clear of clouds each evening and morning.

The success rates with our guides are outstanding compared to the overall success rates for all climbers who attempt to reach the top.

Summit Success Rates: Stella Point (48%). Uhuru Peak (46%).

Machame Route – Mount Kilimanjaro Climb Program


Day 1: Arrival in Moshi, Hotel transfer
Machame route hiking package starts with collection from the Kilimanjaro International Airport. From the airport you are transferred to the Panama Hotel in Moshi, located on the lower slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. Today you will be briefed about the Mount Kilimanjaro and Machame route that you are going trek through it.


Day 2: Machame Gate (1790m) – Machame Camp (3010m)
Transfer from the hotel to the area nearby the entrance gate Kilimanjaro National park. Finalize all the necessary requirements for your permission to proceed with the adventure Kilimanjaro climb. Trek through the thick rain forest for about 5 – 6 hours listening to the beautiful bird songs. Dinner and overnight at Machame Camp


Day 3: Machame Camp (3010m) – New Shira Camp (3845m)
Proceed with Machame Route Climb by leaving the camp early in the morning hiking up the steepening path through moors and heathlands. In this area the vegetation become a bit open which provides magnificent views over the surrounding landscapes and dramatic mountain range. Today the walk is shorter therefore we will reach the next camp in the mid-day.  This camp is located at the Shira Plateau offering a spectacular view of Kilimanjaro Mountain.


Day 4: New Shira Camp (3845m) – Lava Tower Hut (4640m) – Barranco Camp (3960m)
The trek for the day begins with a long climb from the Shira Plateau towards the Lava Tower Hut lying at 4640m. Ascend around 700m on day four camping at a slightly higher elevation than the night before. This gives your body time to acclimatize to the increasing altitude as we hike up Kilimanjaro to more than 4500m high over the next two days.  The Machame Trek passes through Barranco Valley, an expansive area where giant senecio and lobelia plants grow. After 6 – 7 hours of hiking, arrive at the overnight Barranco Camp where you will served a well-deserved meal and a rest.


Day 5: Barranco Camp (3960m) – Barafu Camp (4640m)
Today’s hike starts with the challenging climb of the “Barranco Wall” a stretch where you will be secured to ensure your safety when necessary. Following the ridge as it stretches above the south glacier of Kibo admiring the views. We stop for lunch in In the Karanga Valley and prepare for the 2 – 3 hrs trek to Barafu Camp (4640m). At camp there is time for you to relax and have dinner, resting before we embark on the next stretch of our climb up Kilimanjaro.


Day 6: Barafu Camp (4640m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Mweka Camp (3080m)
Wake up in the midnight for breakfast and snack then start the hike to the summit. starts at midnight, with a hot tea and light snack before we set off into the darkness. We hike up the screes of Kibo by torchlight on this exhilarating stretch.
A 5 – 7 hour ascent through the night brings us to Stella Point, on the crater rim of Mount Kilimanjaro. After a further 1 – 2 hrs of climbing along the edge of the crater we reach the summit of Uhuru Peak at a mighty 5895m!
Having hiked to the summit of Uhuru Peak, the highest point of Mt. Kilimanjaro, you will be standing at the top of Africa’s highest mountain!
Descend Kilimanjaro Marangu Route follow a simple route down Kilimanjaro descending along a similar path. Before midday we arrive back at Barafu Camp where the rest of the climbing team welcomes you with a warm meal upon your return. Following a much-deserved break of 1 – 2 hrs, we proceed to Mweka Camp at 3080m. In the evening we have dinner and enjoy a hard earned rest.


Day 7: Mweka Camp (3080m) – Mweka Gate (1630m) – Moshi
After breakfast  and a traditional farewell ceremony from the mountain guides we set off on the last leg of this unforgettable hiking adventure. A gentle 2 -3 hrs descent takes us through the lush rainforest to Mweka Gate, at the base of Kilimanjaro.
Our driver meets you at the gate and takes you back to the Keys Hotel in Moshi for some comfortable rest and relaxation. Relax at the hotel soothing your aching muscles in the swimming pool or taking a nap as you recollect your adventure to the “Roof of Africa”.


Day 8 Moshi – Additional Services
On day eight you have a hearty breakfast at the hotel, before continuing with your travels or taking a transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport. This brings your memorable Kilimanjaro Hike via Machame to a close.
An additional day at Karanga Camp (4035m) can be added to this Machame Route Tour, giving you an extra day on Kilimanjaro. See the Full Pricing above for the cost of the 9-day hike, and please contact us for the detailed itinerary.


Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Cost

Price: (Per person sharing)

1 pax :2950 USD
2 Pax : 1550 USD
3 Pax :1450 USD
4 Pax : 1400 USD
6 Pax : 1350 USD


Price Includes:
2 Nights accommodation at Keys Hotek on BB
Private professional mountain guides
All Park fees
Rescue fees
All meals while on the Mountain
Arrival and Departure transfers
Government taxes, VAT and all relating service charges
Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
Summit Oxygen
Walking Sticks
Camping Gears


Price Excludes:
Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival
Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
Meals not listed above
Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)
Tips and any items of personal nature.
Emergency Evacuation by Flying Doctor




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