Kilimanjaro Machame Route 6 Days

Description for Kilimanjaro Machame Route 6 Days

Machame route 6 days given its reputation for being a difficult ascent, the Machame path is also known as the Whiskey route, in contrast to the gentler Marangu route, which is known as the Coca Cola way.

Unlike the Marangu Route, which has a moderate slope and hut accommodations, climbers on Machame route 6 days walk steeper routes for longer durations while staying in tents.

On the mountain, the Machame Route may be completed in as little as six days (five nights). However, for a better altitude acclimatization plan, it is usually done over seven days (six nights).

The trip starts at Machame Gate, which is situated at the mountain’s southern foot and is surrounded by lush, rich jungle.

The ascent begins on the Shira Plateau before looping completely around the mountain on the southern circuit, providing spectacular views from all sides. The peak is approached from the east, and the descent is via the Mweka path.

Kilimanjaro Machame Route 6 Days

Day by Day Itinerary

You will be picked up from Kilimanjaro International Airport and transported to your accommodation in Moshi town, where you will meet your guide who will educate you on your forthcoming trip and do an equipment check to ensure that you have all of the required mountain gear.

On this day, you may hire the missing equipment.

We travel one hour from Moshi to Machame Gate, where we complete park procedures, meet our porter team, and begin climbing! The route’s initial part rises slowly and goes through beautiful, thick jungle. Because this route is rarely used, it may get overgrown in parts and is often damp and muddy underfoot.

  • Distance traveled: 10.8km 
  • Time spent: 6hrs
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are all Included

 

DAY 2: MACHAME CAMP (3010M) TO SHIRA CAMP (3845M)

Our journey continues through the forest until we reach the hard climb into the Shira Plateau, where we may enjoy magnificent mountain vistas. Looking back, Mt Meru will be visible in the distance, towering far over Arusha town.

  • Distance traveled: 5.4km 
  • Time spent: 5hrs
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are all Included

 

DAY 3: SHIRA CAVE (3845M) TO BARRANCO CAMP (3960M)

The scenery alters the whole nature of the trip now that we’re walking on high moorland. We reach camp after traversing the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, passing under the Lava Tower and the last part of the Western Breach.

Although we spent the day at a high altitude (up to 4600m), we followed the mountaineering rule of ‘walk high, sleep low’ to let your body acclimate to the altitude.

  • Distance traveled: 10.8km 
  • Time spent: 8hrs
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are all Included

 

DAY 4: BARRANCO CAMP (3960M) TO BARAFU CAMP (4640M)

The day begins with a descent into the Great Barranco, a massive valley. We next ascend the Great Barranco Wall, which separates us from Kibo’s southeastern slopes.

It’s a rock climb that’s not technically difficult, but it’s lengthy and exhausting. We continue towards the Karanga valley, our final stop for fresh water before the summit, passing under the Heim and Kersten glaciers. As we travel across dry and barren area towards Barafu camp, stree shapes the landscape.

  • Distance traveled: 8.5km
  • Time spent: 8hrs
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are all Included

 

DAY 5: BARAFU CAMP (4640M) TO UHURU PEAK (5895M) & DOWN TO MILLENNIUM CAMP (3790M)

Around midnight, we set out on a hard ascent to the top glaciers. We’ll be climbing scree for 4 to 5 hours, but we’ll gain a lot of height in a short amount of time. The vistas are breathtaking.

As the first rays of the light reach the crater rim at Stella Point (5739m), we should be there. The views to the craggy Mawenzi peak and beyond are magnificent, and we are surrounded by spectacular ice cliffs inside the crater. After another hour of trekking, we arrive at Uhuru Peak, the highest point on the mountain (5895m).

We start our descent by returning to Stella Point, then descending on the scree slope and trail down to Barafu Camp for breakfast, before eventually arriving in Millennium Camp for a well-deserved rest.

  • Distance traveled: 13.4km 
  • Time Spent : 15hrs
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are all Included

 

DAY 6: TREK MILLENNIUM CAMP (3790M) TO MWEKA GATE (1630M)

A pleasant walk through the jungle leads us to Mweka Gate, where we complete park procedures and get certificates to proudly display! After that, we’ll be greeted by our cars and taken back to the accommodation in Moshi, where you may relax with a hot shower.

  • Distance traveled: 12.1km
  • Time spent: 6hrs
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are all Included

 

DAY 7: DEPART TANZANIA

After the hike, you’ll have the rest of the day free to relax before your trip home. Depending on flight schedules, you may want to go sightseeing around Moshi and pick up some souvenirs before going to the airport.

*If you want to continue exploring Tanzania, safaris, Zanzibar, and other add-ons are available.

  • Breakfast is included in the price.

Prices For Kilimanjaro Machame Route 6 Days

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Kilimanjaro Machame route 6 Days$ 2,100/Person$ 1,800/Person$ 1,750/Person$ 1,700/Person$ 1,650/Person

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