Price per Person: US $1,800.
Any additional day: US $180
Machame Route is the most beautiful route up Kilimanjaro. All your equipment and supplies are portered and a cook prepares all your meals. Where accommodation on the Marangu route is in huts, the Machame route offers strictly tents only. This makes Machame (also referred to as the “Whiskey route”) better suited to the slightly more adventurous hiker, however rewarding him with a scenic splendour such as not seen on the Marangu route. From late afternoon sunsets at Shira, to the misty revelations of Kibo at the great Barranco Wall, the Machame route offers the adventurous hiker a stunning scenic “slide show” over 6 days. The Machame route is normally completed in a minimum of 6 days.
There is an added benefit to this, as you are afforded the most valuable commodity on the mountain – acclimatisation. The Machame route takes you high to Lava Tower (4630m) on the day 3 and brings you down by nearly 700m for an overnight at Barranco camp (3950m). This is the secret to successful acclimatisation.
Day 1: Nairobi/Moshi
Board shuttle from Nairobi or city centre at 0800 hrs and proceed to Arusha arriving at 1300hrs. Depart for Moshi at 1400hrs arriving at 1530hrs. Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Moshi or (Pick up from Kilimanjaro airport and transfer to hotel in Moshi) on Bed and breakfast
Pick up from your hotel in Moshi and drive to Machame Gate, after the necessary registration starts trekking through the forest to Machame Hut (It is gentle climbing stage) Dinner and overnight at the campsite in Machame Hut.
Machame Hut to Shira Hut 3,800m Climbing start early in the morning, by crossing the valley up through a steep ridge before turning west into the river gorge; With more gently climbing onto Shira Plateau reaching the Shire Hut for camping
Shira to Barranco 3,950m This is the place for sight seeing especially vegetation and Barranco valley, the climb starts with walking towards east up to the junction, the route then turn south to the glacier stream and reaching the Hut. Dinner and overnight at the hut
Barranco to Barafu 4,600m Trekking through the ridge to Karanga looking at the West Breach and the Southern Glacier, then Barafu Path before reaching Barafu Hut for campsite
Barafu to Uhuru Peak The last day will be a really early beginning for the summit, probably 00:00 am, passing through the Ratzel and Rebmann glaciers to the Highest point of Africa Uhuru Peak 5,896m above the sea level. After relaxing, watching the sun rise and taking memorable pictures, start descending to the Mweka Hut and spend overnight there.
Mweka Hut – Mweka Gate to the Hotel After breakfast descend to Mweka Gate and drive away to your local accommodation for dinner & overnight.
Depart Moshi by morning shuttle back to Nairobi arriving late in the afternoon or drop at Kilimanjaro Airport to catch your flight back home or join a Tanzania safari.
2 way Shuttle bus transfer: Nairobi- Moshi – Nairobi or 2 way KIA transfers
2 transfers from Moshi to Machame park gate -return
3 meals per day while trekking – Vegetarian/Non-Vegetarian
6 days Kilimanjaro trek- Machame
5 nights accommodation in Tents while trekking Machame
First and Last night accommodation Moshi -Bed and Breakfast.
All park entrance fees and government levies
English speaking mountain Guide and assistant guides
Porters- a maximum of 2 per client.
Exclusive: of Gloves, Sun glasses, Sleeping bag, Hats , Rain suits, Warm Jacket, Heavy boots, Scarf’s, Rain Trousers.Price is exclusive of First and last Night accomodation in Nairobi.
You can hire some of the equipments available at a reasonable cost
NB: We ensure clients get enough and plenty of well cooked food.
Equipment check list
Headlamp, Walking pole(s)/Sleeping Bag, Gaiters: To keep mud, rocks, and snow out of your boots.
Water purification: This is essential as water for drinking is taken directly from mountain streams.
Hiking Boots: This is the most important item on the list. You’ll need a comfortable/waterproof pair of hiking boots which offer plenty of support. Make sure they are broken in before you get to Kilimanjaro/Mt. Kenya!