Kilimanjaro Machame Route - 5 nights / 6 days

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Kilimanjaro Machame Route - 5 nights / 6 days
Kilimanjaro, Tanzania


$6248
Deposit: $3124

About this trip

It is not just a ‘whisky route’ as claimed by many; it is a ‘whisky with ice route’ because of its beauty which is refreshing amidst the steepness. Approximately 50% of trekkers hiking Kilimanjaro would use this route every year. The hike ascends through Afromontane forest, breaks into the heath zone and on opens to the edge of the remnants of the Shira volcano. The route then circumnavigates the main peak, Kibo, anticlockwise en route passing some spectacular features such as giant steppes and glacial valleys. With fewer days on the trek, you must be relatively physically fit and well acclimatized to successfully and enjoyably finish your climb. Like in all the other routes, you have to be physically fit to enjoy this route, but that’s not the only thing you need, it is essential that you have a good camera to capture the beauty of this route from the flora and fauna of the densely canopied rain forest to the late mind blowing sunsets. 

List of required equipment

· Thermal Hat (Balaclavas are also ideal)

· Wide Brimmed Hat (Highly essential. A baseball cap is the bare minimum)

· Sunglasses (should cover eyes completely)

· Scarf / Balaclava

· Waterproof Jacket (Gore-Tex or similar with hood) - Must fit comfortably OUTSIDE your warm layer

· Thermal Jacket - down or synthetic down (Not essential if you have a good waterproof jacket and at least 2 good fleeces)

· Lightweight Fleece

· Heavyweight Fleece

· Shirts x 2 (With sleeves are best - keep of sun trekking and insects at night on safari)

· Thermal Gloves (lightweight glove that can fit inside waterproof outer glove)

· Waterproof outer glove / mitten

· Thermal underwear

· Lightweight Trousers x 2 (NOT JEANS) - Jeans when wet are terrible to walk in. Fine on safari however

· Waterproof / windproof trousers (Essential for all trekking and mountain itineraries)

· Socks (1 pair per day trekking)

· Waterproof hiking boots (worn in) – with ankle support

· Lightweight hiking boots / shoes

· Sandals / tevas (Great for relaxing your feet after long walks)

· Headlamp + spare batteries (Even on safari this is an essential item - many camps have solar lighting and so head lights are perfect for reading at night)

· Hand sanitizer 250ml

· Sun cream > factor 25, preferably 40

· Waterproof day rucksack (for carrying water and other essentials on the day to day hikes)

· Kit bag – Internal flights in East Africa require soft packs.

· Small towel

· Gaiters

· Walking Poles (very useful on descends and helps reduce stress on knees) x 2

· Water bottle 2 x 2liters (we recommend any good brand that would keep water from freezing)

· Sleeping bag + thermal liner (-20C) - supplied on all trips where relevant EXCEPT Standard Specification

· Insurance Reference

· Insurance emergency telephone number

· Medication (On your Booking form, list the medication you take or intend to take)

· Allergies and dietary limitations – These should be clearly indicated on your booking form


If you have any questions on what to bring please ask well in advance of your trip to make it easier for us to reply in a timely manner. 


Rental gear services are also available for any item that you may not have. However, please note that rental gear should only be used as a last resort in case of broken/missing items.

Luxury Package on 2 pax sharing

*This is a Luxury package based on 2 pax per person sharing with an option for an upgrade to a VIP package or downgrade to a Standard package. Pricing per person also gets farer the more you are in a group. Kindly get in touch with us for a customized package*

Available options

Extra Porter (Max 20kg / 40lbs per day)5 left
$120
Extra Toilet Tentonly 3 left
$200
Shower Tentonly 3 left
$300
Mineral water throughout the climb5 left
$280
Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC)5 left
$200
Heater for mess tent5 left
$200

Itinerary

Day 1
Machame gate - Machame camp

After breakfast you depart by vehicle to Kilimanjaro. At the gate your crew finalize packing and after completion of formalities, you start off from Machame gate (Alt 1,800m / 5,906ft). The day’s hike takes you through verdant Afromontane forest to Machame camp with a picnic lunch en-route. Look out for endemic flora and a graduation of forest zones! Overnight Machame Camp -Alt 3,000m / 9,843ft (full board).


Route Details

Start   altitude - 5,906ft

Maximum   altitude  -9,301ft

End   altitude - 9,301ft

Vertical   gain - 3,395ft

Drop - 0ft

Miles - 7

Kilometers - 11.3

Hike time   (approx) - 7 hours

Your Organizer


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Nisimulie Africa
Nisimulie Africa is a luxurious travel and safari company that offers top-notch holiday and vacation experiences to its guests in Tanzania and beyond. We strive to offer our guests exclusivity and top-end services right from the beginning of their safari, throughout their safari and even after their safari with us. We aim to surpass our guest’s expectations and make their experiences memorable and commendable.