Tour Description

Known as the "Whiskey" route, the Machame route is now the most popular route on the mountain.

Compared with Marangu, the days on Machame are longer and the walks are steeper. The Machame route is considered a difficult route, and is better suited for more adventurous folks and those with some hiking or backpacking experience.

The route begins from the south, then heads east, traversing underneath Kilimanjaro's southern ice field before summiting.

- Day 1: Machame gate to Machame Camp.
Elevation: 5,380 ft to 9,350 ft
Distance: 11 km/7 miles
Elevation: 5,380 ft to 9,350 ft
Distance: 11 km/7 miles, hiking Time: 5-7 hours

- Day 2: Machame to Shira Camp.
Elevation: 9,350 ft to 12,500 ft
Distance: 5 km/3 miles, hiking Time: 4-6 hours

- Day 3: Shira to Barranco Camp.
Elevation: 12,500 ft to 15,190 ft
Distance: 7 km/4 miles, hiking Time: 4-5 hours

-Day 4: Barranco to Karanga Camp.
Elevation: 13,044 ft to 13,106 ft
Distance: 5 km/3 miles, hiking Time: 4-5 hours

- Day 5: Karanga to Barafu camp.
Elevation: 13,106 ft to 15,331 ft
Distance: 4 km/2 miles, hiking Time: 4-5 hours

- Day 6: Barafu to Summit.
Elevation: 15,331 ft to 19,341 ft
Distance: 5 km/3 miles, hiking Time: 7-8 hours

- Day 7: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate.
Elevation: 19,341 ft to 10,065 ft
Distance: 12 km/7 miles, hiking Time: 4-6 hours

Payment Policy

  • Rest of payment on arrival.
  • Cancellation / no show policy: If cancelled or modified up to 2 days before the date of tour no fee will be charged.
  • If cancelled or modified later or in case of no show 100 % of reservation will be charged.

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