Machame - 6 days
Machame - 6 days
Machame - 6 days
Machame - 6 days
Machame - 6 days
Machame - 6 days
Machame - 6 days
Machame - 6 days
Machame - 6 days

Machame - 6 days

starting from USD 1376 price per person for joining a group

  • Duration 6 days, 5 nights
    Camping
  • Group Size Small to Medium
    2 to 6
Overview of the Machame - 6 days route

Nicknamed the "Whiskey" route because the route is popularized as somewhat difficult and more expensive than Marangu route.

On an overall comparison of the routes to scale Kilimanjaro, this is one of the best routes to take, both in terms of acclimatization and cost.

The Machame route is considered a difficult route, and is better suited for more adventurous trekkers and those with some hiking or backpacking experience.

The Machame route is scenically beautiful and varied. However, due to its popularity there are increased numbers of trekkers, it loses some of its splendour. The Machame route approaches the summit from the southwest and descends using the Mweka route, rewarding climbers with views of the expansive Shira Plateau, an optional scramble up Lava Tower, a climb up the Great Barranco wall, and a traverse underneath Kilimanjaro’s southern ice field.

In certain sections this route is steeper than the Marangu and Rongai routes and physically more demanding but is easier overall.

Great for acclimatization with lots of walk high, sleep low opportunities.

Challenging trek with stunning scenery through 5 diverse climatic zones.

Good opportunity to split pre-summit day climb to leave climbers rested before summiting.

Very popular trail.

Price for joining a Group Please find below the prices for joining a group trek. In group treks, every trekker pays the same price.

USD 1376 per person

Prices for a Private Trek Please find below the prices for organising a private trek. The prices are based on your group size.
Solo Trekker USD 1551 per person
Group of 2 USD 1501 per person
Group of 3 USD 1455 per person
Group of 4 USD 1419 per person
Group of 5 USD 1388 per person
Group of 6 USD 1376 per person
Group of 7 USD 1373 per person
Group of 8 USD 1369 per person
Group of 9 USD 1363 per person
Group of 10 and above USD 1360 per person
Available Discounts Available discounts for Machame - 6 days
Children between 5 years and 15 years old
Code: 5TO15
USD 590 per person
Expatriates/Residents living in Tanzania
Code: RESTAN
USD 210 per person
East African Citizens
Code: EAC
USD 750 per person
Whats included in this tour Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
  • All transfers to the mountain and back to your Moshi hotel
  • Professional, experienced, mountain guides
  • Guides, Porters, Cook salaries and park fees
  • Quality, waterproof, four-season mountain sleeping tents
  • Sleeping Mattress
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
  • Clean, purified drinking water
  • Conservation fees (part of park fees)
  • Camping or Hut fees (part of park fees)
  • Rescue fees (part of park fees)
  • VAT (18% charged by the Government)
  • Surcharge for online payment of deposit (5%)
Whats not included in this tour Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
  • Tanzania Visa
  • Hotel (available as an optional addon)
  • Transfers (available as an optional addon)
  • Personal trekking equipment such as sleepings bags, hiking boots, clothes, etc (available for renting)
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Meals not listed in the itinerary
  • Liquors, beers and bottled beverages
  • Surcharge for online payment of balance (5%)
Hotels We offer the following hotel options
Lindrin Lodge (Single Room) USD 35 per night
Lindrin Lodge (Double Room) USD 56 per night
Lindrin Lodge (Triple Room) USD 84 per night
Keys Lodge (Single Room) USD 35 per night
Keys Lodge (Double Room) USD 56 per night
Keys Lodge (Triple Room) USD 84 per night
Keys Hotel (Single Room) USD 61 per night
Keys Hotel (Double Room) USD 84 per night
Keys Hotel (Triple Room) USD 112 per night
Parkview Inn (Single Room) USD 71 per night
Parkview Inn (Double Room) USD 81 per night
Parkview Inn (Triple Room) USD 160 per night
Kilimanjaro Wonders (Single Room) USD 130 per night
Kilimanjaro Wonders (Double Room) USD 145 per night
Kilimanjaro Wonders (Triple Room) USD 160 per night

Please note that if any hotel is booked out or is otherwise unavailable, we will book you in an alternate equivalent hotel.

If you are booking a hotel directly, please do check with us before booking, to make sure we can meet you and pick you up from the hotel.

Gear We offer the following addons to your gear
Private Toilet USD 100
Sleeping Bag USD 35
Duffel Bag USD 20
Head torch USD 10
Large Tent USD 25
Oxygen Cyclinder USD 70
Transfers We offer the following transfer options
Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) to Moshi (one way) USD 35 per vehicle
Moshi to Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) (one way) USD 35 per vehicle
Arusha to Moshi (one way) USD 70 per vehicle
Moshi to Arusha (one way) USD 70 per vehicle
Other Addons We offer these more addons options
Store your bags with us USD 25 per bag
  1. Day 0 Pre-trek Briefing

    If you have opted for the optional airport transfers, we will pick you up from Kilimanjaro Airport or Arusha airport and transfer you to your hotel in Moshi.

    Pre-trek briefing at your Moshi hotel. You should be planning to arrive atleast one day before the start of the trek. Today we will spend in having a pre-trek briefing. We will also review your equipment and rent any equipment which is needed.

  2. Day 1 Hotel to Machame Camp

    Drive from Moshi to Machame Gate takes about 45 minutes. The journey passes through the village of Machame which is located on the lower slopes of the mountain.

    We depart the park gate and walk through the rain forest on a winding trail up a ridge. At lower elevations 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.

    • Elevation: 1830m/6000ft to 3050m/9950ft
    • Distance: 11km/7mi
    • Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
    • Habitat: Montane Forest
    • Meals: Lunch and Dinner
  3. Day 2 Machame Camp to Shira Camp

    After breakfast we leave the glades of the rain forest and continue on an ascending path, crossing the valley along a steep rocky ridge. The route now turns west onto a river gorge until we arrive at the Shira campsite.

    • Elevation: 3050m/9950ft to 3850m/12,600ft
    • Distance: 5km/3mi
    • Walking Time: 4-5 hours
    • Habitat: Moorland
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  4. Day 3 Shira Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp

    From the Shira Plateau we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the “Shark’s Tooth” (elev 4650m/15,250ft). Shortly after the tower we come to the second junction which goes to the Arrow Glacier. We now continue down to the Barranco Camp. Although you end the day around the same elevation as when you began, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.

    • Elevation: 3850m/12,600ft to 4000m/13,000ft
    • Distance: 10km/6mi
    • Walking Time: 5-6 hours
    • Habitat: Semi-desert
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  5. Day 4 Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp

    After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge up the Barranco Wall (elev 4250m/13,900ft), through the Karanga Valley (elev 4050m/13,250ft) to the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the Barafu Camp. You have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp with views of the summit in the distance.

    • Elevation: 4000m/13,000ft to 4700m/15,350ft
    • Distance: 9km/6mi
    • Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
    • Habitat: Alpine Desert
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  6. Day 5 Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Camp

    Very early in the morning (midnight to 2 am), we continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. You head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. At Stella Point you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see. Faster hikers may view the sunrise from the summit.

    From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all the way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. Once at Uhuru Peak you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa!

    From the summit we begin our descent by continuing straight down to the Mweka Camp, stopping at Barafu for lunch. You may want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. We arrive at Mweka Camp and enjoy our last evening on the mountain.

    • Elevation: 4700m/15,350ft to 5895m/19,340ft
    • Down to 3090m/10,150ft
    • Distance: 5km/3mi up / 13km/8mi down
    • Hiking Time: 5-7 hours up / 5-6 hours down
    • Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  7. Day 6 Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate to Hotel

    After breakfast we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).

    Monkey Adventures vehicle will be waiting for you at Mweka gate to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi (around 60 minutes).

    • Elevation: 3090m/10,150ft to 1680m/5500ft
    • Distance: 10km/6mi
    • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
    • Habitat: Forest
    • Meals: Breakfast

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Cancellation within one week

You would only lose the deposit. You are not required to pay the entire trek amount. Instead of cancelling, you can also postpone the trek, in which case, there are no charges.

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Interactive Map of Machame - 6 days route
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