6-Days Kilimanjaro Climb
Machame Route

6-Days Kilimanjaro Machame Route; takes the Machame Route (Whiskey Route) to climb Mount Kilimanjaro with your guide that exposes the climber to higher elevations by the third day and kick-starts the body’s adaptation to altitude. Witness the scenic beauty in your surroundings and revel in the charm of incredible views and varying landscapes on this 6-day tour.

- Itinerary

The 6-Days Kilimanjaro Machame Route adventure starts the Moment you land at Kilimanjaro international Aiport, You will be met by our staff at the airport and transferred to Arusha in the peaceful surrounds of our comfortable accommodation in Arusha. You will get a briefing with the Guides, who will provide the essential information for your trek to the roof of Africa.

Londorosi Gate

DAY1:

From Arusha drive to the Machame route, often called the “Whiskey Route”. From the Machame Park gate is a gentle climb up through the original montane forest, carpeted with unique -busy lizzie- flowers, begonias and ferns. First camp amongst the giant heather at 3,000m. Ascent of 1,200m and 5 to 6 hours walking.

Mti mkubwa camp

DAY 2:

Emerge from the giant heather zone and hike through fine open moorland to camp by the Shira Cave at 3,840m. Herds of eland up here (& occasional lion!) and there are fascinating geological features in the old volcanic caldera which can be viewed during a half-hour optional walk in the afternoon. Ascent 840m and 4 to 5 hours walking.

Shira Camp

DAY 3:

From Shira, climb towards the main peak Kibo, with the western glaciers clearly visible across the rugged high-altitude desert of volcanic rocks and boulders. Skirting around its base and under the imposing western Breach, descend into the sheltered Barranco Valley for mid-way camp at 3,950m. 6 to 7 hours walking and only 110m total ascent but having climbed much higher and dropped back down assists acclimatization.

baranco wall camp

DAY 4:

Up the steep Barranco wall with some sections of very easy scrambling and drop down again to the Karanga Valley where you take a break for lunch.
After lunch hike on to Barafu Hut 4600m, having hiked a total of 7 to 8 hours and ascended 650m. You have fantastic views across to Mawenzi peak from the camp after having completed a longer day of hiking which now requires you to adequately relax in preparation of the challenging summit hike early the following morning.

barafu camp

DAY 5:

A bracing 1am start to climb the steep frozen scree. This is unavoidable on any route but we aim to go past Gillman’s Point to reach Stella Point on the crater rim for sunrise another 40 minutes and you are at the highest point on the continent (Kibo:5900m), usually in warm sunshine. Return on the Mweka descent route.
Ascent of 1,300m and about 7 hours trek to the summit; 2,600m descent and 6 to 7 hours trek to the Mweka campsite (3400m) above Mweka gate. This is a long hard day but you feel absolutely ecstatic when you have done it!

mweka gate

DAY 6:

From Mweka campsite it is a 4 to 5 hours descent through the forest to Mweka gate (depending on individual fitness) to collect certificates and meet the vehicle. Return to Arusha for the night.

Safari package INCLUDES

  • Quality, waterproof mountain sleeping tents
  • Professional, experienced, mountain guides
  • All Park fees and Rescue fees
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Arrival and Departure transfers
  • Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
  • Mess tents with table and chairs:
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food:
  • Clean, purified drinking water:
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters:
  • Sleeping Mattress

Safari Package EXCLUDES

  • Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)
  • Tips and any items of personal nature.

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CLOTHING

  • 4-5 Pairs of Underwear
  • Top and Bottom Base Layer
  • 3-4 Short Sleeve
  • 1-2 Long Sleeve Trekking Shirts
  • 1-2 Pairs of Hiking Trousers
  • 1 Polartec Fleece Jacket
  • 1 Insulated Winter Jacket
  • 1 Insulated Trekking Pants
  • 1 Hard Shell Jacket
  • Lightweight Raingear

HEADGEAR

  • Sun Hat, ideally with a neck cover
  • Warm Beanie or Fleece Headband
  • Bandana or Neck Gaiter
  • Headlamp
  • Sunglasses

HANDS AND WALKING

  • Lightweight Inner Gloves
  • Warm Outer Gloves / Mitts
  • Adjustable Trekking Poles

FOOTWEAR

  • Mid-weight Hiking Boots
  • Camp Trainers / Trekking Sandals
  • 4-5 Pairs of Trekking Socks

BAGS AND DAYPACK

  • Waterproof Duffle Bag
  • Daypack Raincover
  • Travel Bag Organisers (Optional)

SLEEPING ACCESSORIES

  • 4-Season Sleeping Bag
  • Insulated Sleeping Mat
  • Inflatable Pillow (optional)

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