Introduction

The Machame (Whiskey) Route is a popular choice for climbers being one of the most scenic routes and also excellent for acclimatisation as you are 'walking high / sleeping low."

It’s a rugged combination of routes which begins through the rainforest at Machame Village on the southwest side of the mountain, and over six days, rises onto the edge of the Shira Plateau, down into the beautiful Great Barranco Valley, then circumvents the Kibo massif counter-clockwise through alpine desert until reaching Barafu Camp.

From here, the trek to the summit is done overnight to the crater rim on the steep scree slopes of the east-south-east facing Mweka Route. The trek winds through some beautiful scenery, which changes quite dramatically every day. The route done in six days is physically challenging for most people. The last two days (the trek from Barranco to Barafu and then the overnight trek to the summit) require mental and physical toughness, due to the high altitude and short amount of time to rest before the overnight summit attempt. There are no huts on this route; the accommodation is in mountain tents and dining is in our dining tents

Day

Accommodation

Destination

Duration

Basis

Day 0

Kilimanjaro Wonders Hotel Moshi

1 night

B&B

Day 1

Machame Camp Mount Kilimanjaro

1 night

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Day 2

Shira Camp Mount Kilimanjaro

1 night

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Day 3

Barranco Camp Mount Kilimanjaro

1 night

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Day 4

Barafu Camp Mount Kilimanjaro

1 night

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Day 5

Mweka Camp Mount Kilimanjaro

1 night

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Day 6

Kilimanjaro Wonders Hotel Moshi

1 night

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Key

B&B: Bed and Breakfast

FB+: Full Board Plus - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

Moshi : Kilimanjaro Wonders Hotel

Lobby Rooftop Entrance

Mount Kilimanjaro : Machame Camp

Mount Kilimanjaro : Shira Camp

Mount Kilimanjaro : Barranco Camp

Mount Kilimanjaro : Barafu Camp

Mount Kilimanjaro : Mweka Camp

Moshi : Kilimanjaro Wonders Hotel

Lobby Rooftop Entrance

Fast Facts

8 Days / 7 Nights

Special Interests: Hiking, Unique Fauna & Flora, Geological Interest, Scenery, Highest Peak in Africa, Glacier, Culture

Price

1-3 PEOPLE     USD2 810 PER PERSON SHARING

4-5 PEOPLE     USD2 765 PER PERSON SHARING

6+ PEOPLE       USD2 715 PER PERSON SHARING

*Rates are not seasonal and remain the same 

 

Includes:

services and equipment :

Safety Equipment:

* Mobile phones - carried by the head guide and all assistant guides, for daily communications with our base in Arusha. All guides carry extra batteries for their phones.

* Stretcher (and convertible litter)

* Comprehensive medical/first aid kits (as per WFR/NOLS USA guidelines)

Staff:

* Professional Mountain Guides, all head guides (at least 1 per trip) currently certified by NOLS USA as WFR (Wilderness First Responder)

* Ratio of at least one guide for every three guests, to ensure personalized attention.

* Cooks and Porters

Mountain fees:

* Park Fees

* Campsite fees

* Emergency Rescue Fees

 

Camping equipment and other gear:

* 4-season Mountain sleeping tents (a triple tent used as a double or single (with supplement),  each tent with a custom-made ground sheet covering the both vestibules, to allow clean & dry storage of gear, and keeping water, mud or dust from entering the tent.

* Foam Camping Mat

* Large weatherproof dining tent. At night, the tent is lit with candle light. This tent is used for breakfast, lunch (if bad weather), and dinner.

* Aluminum dining tables and chairs, for all meals.

* We offer high quality rental gear/ trekking clothing like synthetic sleeping bags, Gore-Tex outer wear, warm layers, trekking poles, etc…

Mountain Cuisine

*Three hearty meals a day + snacks upon arrival in camp. Our new menus have been developed by a professional cook who has trained staff in up-market safari bush camps where equipment and resources are minimal. We produce and prepare delicious and energizing meals necessary for high altitude mountain trekking.

*Menu training is constant, and each climb travels with a set recipe book written in Kiswahili, laminated with photos of each dish of each meal. These measures ensure that standards stay high, and we always are constantly monitoring for quality of produce and consistency.

Other assurances:

*Mountain operator’s license

*Active member of TATO, the Tanzania Association of Tour Operators, and KIATO, the Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators

*Comprehensive climb briefing before the trek, upon arrival in Tanzania

* Private road transfers from Kilimanjaro Airport / return

 

Excludes:

  • Emergency transport costs
  • tips, personal expenses, personal medical kit, travel insurance, bottled mineral water**, sleeping bags**, or other personal trekking gear**

Moshi : Kilimanjaro Wonders Hotel

Lobby Rooftop Entrance

Mount Kilimanjaro : Machame Camp

Mount Kilimanjaro : Shira Camp

Mount Kilimanjaro : Barranco Camp

Mount Kilimanjaro : Barafu Camp

Mount Kilimanjaro : Mweka Camp

Moshi : Kilimanjaro Wonders Hotel

Lobby Rooftop Entrance
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