KILIMANJARO HIKING, 7 days machame

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

African Trek & Travel
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Duration: 7 days
Group size: 1 - 25
KILIMANJARO HIKING, 7 days machame
Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

African Trek & Travel
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Duration: 7 days
Group size: 1 - 25

About this trip

 

The Machame route also known as the "Whiskey" route, is the most popular route on Kilimanjaro. Machame’s draw is in its scenic beauty.  However, the trail is considered difficult, steep, and challenging,  particularly due to its shorter itinerary. Therefore, this route is better suited for more adventurous folks or those with some high altitude, hiking, or backpacking experience. The route approaches Mount  Kilimanjaro from the south, beginning with a short drive from Moshi to  Machame Gate.

The path leads hikers through the rainforest to Shira Plateau. Here, many of Kilimanjaro’s routes converge.  Then the route turns east and traverses underneath Kilimanjaro's  Southern Ice Field on a path known as the Southern Circuit before summiting from Barafu. Descent is made via the Mweka route.

The seven days Machame variation is the ideal schedule for this route. On the 7 days Machame route, the trek from Barranco to Barafu is broken up into two days, allowing for a short day just prior to the summit attempt. This is important because summit day begins very early, around midnight, so climbers are sleeping deprived going into the toughest day on the mountain. By having a short day beforehand, climbers can be better rested. The 7 days Machame route is highly recommended and used by the most prominent Kilimanjaro operators. 

KILIMANJARO HIKING, 7 days machame

  We organize Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru treks, and safaris in all  Tanzanian National parks and wilderness areas. We guide you safely,  reliably, and professionally, from the Serengeti plains to Kilimanjaro’s  summit.   

What’s included

  • Park fees, camping
  • Flights

Itinerary

DAY ONE: MOSHI- MACHAME
7 Days Machame Route Kilimanjaro Hiking

 Elevation (ft): 5,400ft to 9,400ft, Distance: 11 km, Hiking Time: 5-7  hours, Habitat: Rain Forest.We will drive from Moshi to Mount  Kilimanjaro National Park Gate takes about 50 minutes. The journey passes through the village of Machame which is located on the lower slopes of the mountain. We now leave the park gate and walk through the rainforest on a winding trail up a ridge. Lower down, the trail can be muddy and slippery. Gaiters and trekking poles are a good idea here. We continue a short distance until we reach the Machame Camp. 

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