Kilimanjaro Climb 8 Days Kilimanjaro Machame Route

KILIMANJARO CLIMBING TOUR
Price
$1821 per person
Duration
7 Days
Destination
Kilimanjaro
Travellers
1
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KILIMANJARO CLIMB- 8 DAYS MACHAME ROUTE

8 Days Kilimanjaro Machame Route Climb with Crater Overnight is very comfortable Kilimanjaro hike, and it provides enough time for acclimatization. No camp is skipped, also you will have opportunity to explore crater and overnight at the highest camp in Kilimanjaro, the route follows the pattern of hiking to a high altitude during the day and sleeping at a lower altitude at night, despite of crater camp.

What's included

Destination
Kilimanjaro Discover Kilimanjaro
Departure Location
Moshi, Kilimanjaro - Tanzania
Return Location
Moshi, Kilimanjaro - Tanzania
Tour Start Date & Time
Everyday
Price includes
  • 3 Meals while on the mountain + evening tea with popcorn or peanuts.
  • 3-4 porters per climber, which includes porters to carry up to 30 lbs of your personal gear.
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
  • Hot water for washing up daily and treated water for drink while climbing.
  • Kilimanjaro certificate for your successful summit attempt.
  • Medical insurance and emergency insurance
  • Medically qualified mountain guides, cooks and porters
  • Orientation meeting in Moshi and gear check as well.
  • Oxygen Cylinder
  • Professionally guided tour
  • Twice a day medical health checkup, monitoring with pulse-oximeter and stethoscope with basic first kit
  • Unlimited bottled water
Price does not include
  • Entry visa for Tanzania
  • Laundry Services
  • Other International flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Services not specifically stated in the itinerary
  • Tips to mountain crew
  • Visa arrangements
8 Days Kilimanjaro Machame Route is a special Kilimanjaro hike. Kilimanjaro Machame route also known as the “Whisky route”, has become very popular. This is camping route which offers spectacular views of various landscapes such as Mt. Meru, Pare Mountains, Lake Chala and Lake Jipe. It is a climb of 6 days, or 7 Days Machame climb where the additional day is for acclimatization or rest before the summit day or 8 Days Kilimanjaro Machame Route Climb with crater overnight of which you will camp at Crater of Kilimanjaro before your Kilimanjaro summit. Doing this will maximize your chance of reaching the top. You can read more on how long does it take to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro here.
8 Days Kilimanjaro Machame Route8 Days Kilimanjaro Machame Route
  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8
Day 1

Moshi – Machame Gate (1790m) – Machame Camp (3010m)

You will be picked up at your hotel in the morning after breakfast and head towards Machame Gate which is an easy 45-minute drive from Moshi. At the gate you will be registered by the National Park authorities. Once everything is prepared you can start your trek into the lush rainforest. There is the possibility of spotting some Black-and-White Colobus monkeys on the way to Machame camp, which will take you about 5 to 6 hours to reach. You will spend the night just above the forest line at 3010 meters. 

Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 2

Machame Camp (3010m) – New Shira Camp (3845m

Today the trail will be a somewhat steeper than on day one but it’s is a shorter stretch and you should reach your destination by early afternoon. After some rest you have the option to hike further to Shira 2 Camp for beautiful views of the Shira Plateau. Mount Meru, the second highest mountain in Tanzania, can be seen in the distance. The night will be spent at New Shira Camp. 

Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 3

New Shira Camp (3845m) – Lava Tower (4640m) – Barranco Camp (3960m)

Today you will ascend about 700 meters to the striking and rugged Lava Tower before descending again to Barranco Camp. This will give your body a good chance to acclimatize for the following days as you will reach an altitude of over 4600 meters. The landscape will change dramatically over the course of today as you enter the afro-alpine desert close to Lava Tower and then descend back into the lush, green Barranco Valley. Barranco Camp is situated just below the imposing Barranco Wall and is reached after about 6 to 7 hours of trekking. This camp is considered by many to be the most beautiful and scenic on Kilimanjaro. You will be treated to a hearty dinner before getting into your sleeping bag for some well-deserved rest. 

Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 4

Barranco Camp (3960m) – Karanga Camp (4035m)

Today you will tackle the steepest part of this route – the famous Barranco Wall, also known as the ‘Breakfast Wall’. It’s not as difficult as it looks, and your guide will assist you through this passage in just a little more than an hour. On top of Barranco Wall you can get a glimpse of the southern glaciers of Kibo and take a short rest before continuing towards Karanga Camp. This camp is located less than 100 meters higher then Barranco Camp which gives your body some more time to acclimatize to the altitude. After your lunch at the camp you have the option to do a short round trip towards Barafu Camp for further acclimatization, or you can just relax at your camp.

Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 5

Karanga Camp (4035m) – Barafu Camp (4640m)

The trail that you will take today passes back through striking alpine desert expanses and leads you to your final camp before the summit hike – the Barafu Camp. This camp will be reached after about 3 to 4 hours and sits at an altitude of 4640 meters. You will have some time to relax before the evening meal is served. After dinner you are advised to get as much sleep as possible before ta testing climb tomorrow. 

Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 6

Barafu Camp (4640m) – Crater Camp (5730m)

In the early morning you will start the most challenging part of the ascent as the sun rises. You should reach Stella point, the crater rim of Kibo, after about 5-7 hours of strenuous climbing up the scree and ash paths. From Stella Point you will head towards the highest camp on Kilimanjaro – the Crater Camp – which is situated at an altitude of 5730m. From here there are breath-taking views of the surrounding glaciers. 

Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 7

Crater Camp (5730m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Mweka Camp (3080m)

The first sunlight marks the start of your final ascent towards the summit. It will be a slow and arduous 2 hours or so before you reach the highest point in Africa, Uhuru Peak, which towers above anywhere else in Africa at 5895 meters. From the peak, you will be able to see the surrounding summits, glaciers and landscapes being lit up by the warm morning sun – a truly unforgettable experience. After a short break and the mandatory summit pictures, you will return to Barafu Camp where the rest of the climbing crew will await you. Here you will have some time to rest and a much-needed warm meal will be served. Afterwards, you will continue your descent to Mweka Camp (3080m) which will take you about 3 hours. At Mweka Camp you will have an evening meal followed by a well-deserved deep night’s sleep. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 8

Mweka Camp (3080m) – Mweka Gate (1630m) – Moshi

After breakfast you will be invited to take part in the traditional farewell ceremony with your mountain crew from Kilinge Adventures before the final leg of your climb leads you back through the lush rainforest. A gentle descent of up to 3 hours takes you to Mweka Gate where our driver will meet you and bring you back to your hotel in Moshi. The rest of the day is yours. You may relax and stay at the pool, celebrate your accomplishment with a couple of drinks or just doze away contentedly.

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    8 Days Kilimanjaro Machame Route

    Price
    $1821 per person
    Duration
    7 Days
    Destination
    Kilimanjaro
    Travellers
    1

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