At its 5,895 m Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in Africa and is often known as ‘The rooftop of Africa’. Mount Kilimanjaro towers nearby Moshi in Tanzania.
The Machame route also known as the whiskey route, it is one of the most liked routes of Mount Kilimanjaro, it takes its name whiskey from its difficulty level compared to other routes of Mount Kilimanjaro.
The Machame route offers a great varied scenery of the mountain, as it ascends and descends on different sides of the mountain i.e Western and northern sides respectively. In addition to that you will be able to see stunning physical features on this route i.e the Shira plateau, the Lava tower and the Baranco wall.
This route takes a minimum of 6 days to complete however some prefer to take the 7 days option for better acclimatization. The Machame route has a total length of 62 km.
The Machame route is steeper especially on the first and a half day resulting from the main force of the kibos volcanic activity occurring on the western side. This route is ideal for adventure enthusiasts looking for a more challenging yet rewarding experience.
||From – To||Distance||Elevation||Hiking time||Habitat|
|1||Machame gate – Machame Camp||11 km||1,790 m – 3,010 m||5-7 hrs||Rainforest|
|2||Machame Camp – Shira Caves||5 km||3,010 m – 3,840 m||4-6 hrs||Moorland|
|3||Shira Caves – Barranco Camp||10 km||3,840 m – 3,960 m||6-8 hrs||Moorland|
|4||Barranco Camp – Barafu Camp||9 km||3,960 m – 4,640 m||8-10 hrs||Alpine desert|
||Barafu Camp – Uhuru Peak – Mweka Camp||5 km Ascent
12 km Descent
|4,640 m – 5,895 m – 3,080 m||6-8 hrs Ascent
4-6 hrs Descent
|6||Mweka Camp – Mweka Gate||10 km||3,080 m – 1,630 m||3-4 hrs||Rain forest|
In the morning depart Mount Kilimanjaro National Park.
Distance: 11 km
Hiking time: 5-7 hrs
Habitat: Rain forest
Depart after breakfast for Shira Caves.
Distance: 5 km
Hiking time: 4-6 hrs
After breakfast depart for Barranco Camp.
Distance: 10 km
Hiking time: 6-8 hrs
Habitat: Semi desert
Depart after breakfast for Barafu Camp.
Distance: 8-10 km
Hiking time: 5 hrs
Habitat: Alpine desert
An early start at around 01:00hrs to climb steeply to the great summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, Uhuru Peak.
Ascending distance: 5 km
Ascending hiking time: 6-8 hrs
Ascending habitat: Arctic
Descending distance: 12 km
Ascending hiking time: 4-6 hrs
Ascending habitat: Alpine desert and Moorland
After breakfast depart for Mweka gate.
Distance: 20 km
Hiking time: 3-4 hrs
Habitat: Rain forest
At arrival at the Mweka Gate you will be transferred to your hotel in Moshi.
|NO. of PAX in one group||7+ PAX||4-6PAX||2-3PAX|
|Price per Person||$1,262||$1,300||$1,455|
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