Kilimanjaro-Machame Route

Code: 19002
Kilimanjaro Trekking

Route Description

Machame route is most popular Kilimanjaro route and it is nicknamed “Whiskey route” due to its hardship compared to Marangu Route.

DEPARTURE TIME Leave the hotel at  9:00 am.
Accommod before and after the trek(BB) Accommodations and meals in National park Airport Transfers
All Park Fees Camping Equipments Professional Guide(S), Potters and Cook(s)
Visa International and Domestic flights
Tips to the Crew All items of Personal Nature


Arrivals in Arusha/Moshi should be atleast a day before the trekking begins

The Given prices are instructional and are per day based on 2 pax

This itinerary can be customized to fit your aspirations


Day 1: Leave your hotel to Machame gate then Machame Camp

After the morning breakfast you will meet the guide and the crew members, you may ask your driver to stop by the shop if you want to bus snacks to take with you on the mountain. Then proceed to Machame gate, accomplish registration process and start your hike around midday. You will pass through the magnificent rain forest where you may spot a number of monkeys and wild birds. Arrive on the Machame camp in time for dinner and Overnight.

  • Hiking Distance: 11km/7miles
  • Estimated hiking time: 5-6


Day 2:Leave Machame Camp Hike to Shira Camp

Leaving Machame camp you will cross the streams of its west bank and lead to the rocky elevation in number of times before finally arriving in Shira Camp for dinner and Overnight

  • Hiking Distance: Hiking Distance: 5km/3miles
  • Estimated hiking time: 4-5


Day 3: Leave Shira camp Hike to Barranco Wall

Leave Shira Camp after energizing breakfast proceed ahead in the direction of Barranco wall passing the lava tower and finally arrive at the Barranco Camp by the great Barranco Wall. for dinner and Overnight. The View on this point is very rewarding.

  • Hiking Distance: Hiking Distance: 10km/6miles
  • Estimated hiking time: 5-6


Day 4:Leave Barranco Camp hike To karanga Valley

After the breakfast, you will leave the camp through the edge of the great Barranco Wall. A tough morning it will be, but once you reach the karanga valley for dinner and Overnight you will be rewarded by even magnificent view

  • Hiking Distance: Hiking Distance: 10km/6miles
  • Estimated hiking time: 5-6


Day 5: Leave Karanga valley hike to Barafu Bamp

This is the shortest day of your Trek, you will leave Karanga valley and follow the path to Barafi camp Where you will arrive in the early afternoon . Allowing you the rest of the day to acclimatize. You will have an early dinner and night so that you will have enough rest to gather the energy for the midnight climb.

  • Hiking Distance: Hiking Distance: 9km/6miles
  • Estimated hiking time: 5-6


Day 6:Leave Barafu camp Hike to Uhuru Peak the descend to Mweka Camp

The hike begins around midnight since the walk today is very challenging and it can take you 9-14 hrs to reach uhuru peak and down the base camp again and to Mweka Camp. You will enjoy the sunrise down the great rift valley on the way to Uhuru peak. After reaching Uhuru enjoy the moment take some picture and start descending immediately afterwards. You will have your hot Lunch at the base camp and then continue the descend to Mweka camp where you will arrive late afternoon for dinner and Overnight

  • Hiking Distance: 5k /3miles up uhuru, 13km/8miles down to mweka camp
  • Estimated hiking time: 10-14 hours


Day 7:leave Mweka Camp To Mweka gate

This is the 3 to 4 hours hike after the breakfast, arrive at Mweka gate late morning, The Torch Adventures Drivers will pick you and your crew and transfer you back to the hotel .

  • Hiking Distance: 10km /6miles
  • Estimated hiking time: 4-5 hours
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