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Known as the "Whiskey" route, Machame route is the most popular route on the mountain. Compared with other routes, the days on Machame are longer and the trail are steeper. Machame route is considered a difficult route, and is better suited for more adventurous folks and those with some hiking or backpacking experience. The route begins from the south of the mountain, then heads east, traversing underneath Kilimanjaro's southern ice field before summiting. The minimum number of days required for this route is six days, although we recommend seven days 6 nights on the mountain Machame route is scenically beautiful.Book Now
After breakfast in the hotel drive from Moshi to Machame gate takes about 50 minutes. Through the villages of Machame which is located on the lower slopes of the mountain. After reaching Machame gate they will be a session of registration before begin with your hiking through the rain forest on a winding trail up a ridge.
Lower down, the trail can be muddy and slippery during rainy season continue a short distance until you reach Machame Campsite sinner overnight.
Machame gate 1,800Mt to Machame Campsite 3000Mt.
Distance: 11 km.
Hiking Time: 5-7 hours;
Habitat: Rain Forest
Breakfast save at 7:30Am after breakfast depart the glades of the rain forest and continue on an ascending path crossing the little valley walking along a steep rocky ridge, covered with heather and Moorland, until the ridge ends. The route now turns west onto a river gorge. Leisure for rest, dinner overnight at the Shira campsite.
Machame Campsite 3000M to Shira Campsite 3840Mt Elevation
Distance: 7 km; Hiking Time: 4-5 hours.
Habitat: Heath and Moorland
Breakfast session take place at 7:30Am Shira campsite depart to Barranco campsite continue east up a ridge via junction towards the peak of Kibo. As you walk, your direction change to the southeast towards Lava Tower, called the "Shark's Tooth." Shortly after reaching the second junction which brings you near to Arrow Glacier at an altitude of 4600Mt descent downhill to Barranco campsite at altitude of 3950Mt Although you end your day at the same elevation as you started, this day is very important for acclimatization and it will help you to prepare for the summit session.
Shira Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp; Elevation 4600Mt.
Distance: 11 km; Hiking Time: 6-7 hours;
Habitat: Alpine Desert
After breakfast at the camp possible in blue sky your breakfast maybe save while enjoying sun outside of the mess tent –Right after breakfast first challenge is to climb- scramble over the volcanic rock of the Barranco Wall to reach the top of Barranco Wall stand at 4200Mt where you will stop for short break may take 15-20 Minutes in blue sky you have opportunity to explore a fantastic views Base camp and Mount Meru before continue across the ridges and valleys to Karanga Valley camp this is a short day but does not means easy day it offer you a great acclimatization again after the previous one.
Barranco Camp to Karanga 3937Mt
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours;
Habitat: Alpine Desert.
Gain 250Mt Downhill to Karanga Valley Campsite 250Mt.
Leisure breakfast at Karanga Camp before you complete your ascent to the base campsite at Barafu campsite and hit the junction which connects with Mweka Trail after this point you only have 15-20Minutes to complete your hiking day. At this point, you have completed the Southern Circuit, which offer views of the summit from many different angles. Your lunch will be save at this point following by afternoon leisure, rest, enjoy early dinner, and prepare for the summit session which take place at mid night right after the o’clock change.
The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are visible from this campsite..
Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp;
Distance: 4 km;
Hiking Time: 2-3-5 hours it a shorter day by no means easy hiking.
Habitat: Alpine Desert.
In between end of you day 5 and changing in to day 6 at mid night -dress enough layers of the clothing ready to begin the final session to the summit.
You head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy screen towards Stella Point on the crater rim at 5,747Mt.
This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. At Stella you will have a stop for a short rest will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see.
From Stella Point you have one hour to reaching the summit. At Uhuru Peak, you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa.
Faster hikers may see the sunrise from the summit. From the summit after Uhuru Peak session descent continuing straight downhill to Mweka Hut campsite you will take a short rest at Barafu for lunch before you departing to mweka campsite situated in the upper forest.
Your last dinner on the mountain will be save at late hours follow by well-earned sleep.
Barafu Camp to Uhuru peak 4,600Mt to 5,895Mt - 19,341ft.
Distance: Ascend to Uhuru pear 5Km Descent to Barafu Camp 5Km and from Barafu campsite to Mweka Campsite 11Km.
Hiking Time: 11-12 hours;
Habitat: Arctic Moorland and Forest
After your last breakfast on the mountain which save in the morning leave mweka camp descent downhill via rainy forest to Mweka gate at lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. From the gate our vehicle will meet you at Mweka gate to drive you back to a hotel in Moshi for hot shower and leisure dinner overnight.
Mweka Camp to–Mweka gate 3100Mt-1640Mt
Distance: 10 km; Hiking
Time: 3-4 hours;
Habitat: Rain Forest.
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