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Moshi

KILIMANJARO MACHAME - 7 DAYS TREK


Hiking

Category

9 Days

Duration

Intermediate

Experience

Intense

Fitness

From 1 to 12

Partecipants


What you'll do

Embark on the Machame Route, famously known as the Whiskey Route. The 7-day trek version is one of the most popular routes. Praised for its challenging yet rewarding path, it boasts a high summit success rate due to its "trek high, sleeps low" acclimatization advantage. With steeper trails than the Marangu Route, it offers unparalleled scenic beauty, starting from the southwest and crossing the Shira Plateau. Perfect for those seeking a memorable Kilimanjaro adventure.


Itinerary

We gather at Kilimanjaro International Airport, then head to Moshi to prepare. Our pre-trek briefing tonight ensures we're all set for the ascent, offering a chance to bond with our fellow adventurers.
Our ascent begins at the Machame Gate, entering the lush rainforest that blankets Kilimanjaro's base. The journey to Machame Camp is the first step of our collective adventure. Distance covered: 10km, Time taken to walk: Approx. 6 hours
We ascend to the Shira Plateau, leaving the dense forest for expansive views of the mountain's vastness, with Kilimanjaro's summit in the distance beckoning us forward. Distance covered: 4.8km, Time taken to walk: Approx. 5 hours
Crossing the moorland to Barranco Camp, the terrain shifts, presenting new challenges and landscapes. Our path under the Lava Tower showcases the diverse environments of Kilimanjaro. Distance covered: 10km, Time taken to walk: Approx. 8 hours
We begin at Barranco Camp, descending into the Great Barranco and then tackling the steep Barranco Wall, dividing us from Kibo's southeastern slopes. Our path, adorned by the Heim and Kersten glaciers, leads us to Karanga Valley and upwards to Karanga Camp. For those up for it, an afternoon hike to 4200m is on offer, aiding acclimatization before we settle back at camp. Distance covered: 5.5km/3.4mi, Time taken to walk: 5 hours
Post-breakfast at Karanga Camp, our trek to Barafu Camp crosses the moon-like scree slopes, a visual testament to the altitude's effect. The day's effort culminates at Barafu Camp, where rest and early dinner prime us for the summit push at midnight. Distance covered: 3km, Time taken to walk: 3 hours
Our summit bid begins in the dark, aiming for Uhuru Peak. This challenging climb rewards us with the achievement of reaching the highest point in Africa, followed by our descent to Millennium Camp for a well-earned rest. Distance covered: 13.4km, Time taken to walk: 12 – 15 hours
Our journey back to civilization takes us through the rainforest to Mweka Gate, where we conclude our trek and celebrate the completion of our Kilimanjaro journey. Distance covered: 11.5km, Time taken to walk: Approx. 6 hours
As our Kilimanjaro adventure comes to an end, we part ways, enriched by the experiences shared and the memories made on the slopes of Africa's tallest peak.

What's included

Accident insurance
Medical and luggage insurance
Travel cancellation insurance
Emergency oxygen and first aid kit
Lodging includes hotel accommodations pre and post-trek, with tent accommodations during the hike
Inclusive of all necessary tour permits and camping fees
Provision of -15°C rated sleeping bags and sleeping mats for extreme conditions
Scheduled airport transfers, offering three-time options to match your flight schedule
Comprehensive meal plan (breakfast, lunch, and dinner throughout the 6-day trek)
Welcoming and farewell dinners at the hotel, plus a departure day breakfast
Access to filtered water during the trek
Contribution towards tree planting and supporting local environmental conservation efforts
Flight
Visa (if applicable)
Insurance over 4.500mt, mandatory for this trek
Tips
Laundry Services
Tanzanian mountain doctor
1 portable flush toilet with a toilet tent
Single Room supplement

Accomodations

Weru Weru River Lodge


The Weru Weru River Lodge offers 32 spacious, fully air-conditioned rooms designed for supreme comfort. Situated in an unbeatable location near Kilimanjaro, this eco-friendly lodge is the ideal pick for leisure travelers looking for an unforgettable and genuine African experience. Guests can enjoy spectacular views of Kilimanjaro, making it a perfect choice for those seeking to combine luxury with adventure​​.

Kilimanjaro Wonders Hotel


The Kilimanjaro Wonders Hotel is celebrated as one of the premier 4-star boutique hotels in Moshi, offering exceptional ambience and facilities. Positioned 4km from Moshi's town center, 25km from Kilimanjaro National Park, and 40km from Kilimanjaro International Airport, its location is ideal for visitors to the region. This hotel stands out for its commitment to providing a luxurious stay with a range of amenities designed to cater to the needs of its guests, whether they are there to explore the nearby natural wonders, embark on an adventure, or simply enjoy a peaceful retreat​​.


Guides

Holyfield & Ahsante Tours

Holyfield & Ahsante Tours

Holyfield is a guide at Ahsante Tours. They are a local, family-owned tour operator specializing in adventure travel in Tanzania. For over the last 21 years, they have helped fellow travelers explore and experience some of the most amazing places and cultures in Tanzania. ​Their dedicated team of professionals has one goal: to provide the best and most memorable adventure experience for you!


Meeting point

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Frequently asked questions


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June 2024
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