Duration
8 Days
Tour Type
Climbing
Group Size
30 People
Tour Guide
05 People
Kilimanjaro

8 Days Machame Route

Tour Highlights

  • The 8-days Machame Route is an ideal choice for budget-conscious trekkers seeking an unforgettable adventure on Mount Kilimanjaro managed by ECO Tours.
  • Also known as the Whiskey route, the Machame route is scenically stunning with a varied ecosystem.
  • It offers a cost-effective option compared to some other routes while still providing an exceptional experience on Kilimanjaro.
  • The Machame Route boasts one of the highest summit success rates on Kilimanjaro.
  • Throughout the Machame Route, trekkers are treated to awe-inspiring vistas and diverse landscapes.
  • Trekkers can focus on enjoying the experience, knowing that they are in capable hands and have made a wise choice for their Kilimanjaro climb.
Destination Tanzania
Route Machame
Arrival Moshi
Departure Moshi
Included
  • Airport transfers- (Return)
  • Hotel (Budget)- can be upgraded by paying extra
  • All park entry fees
  • All hut fees
  • All the camping equipment except personal gear, available for rent or bring from home
  • Rescue fees
  • Emergency Oxygen cylinder
  • Ox-miter machine
  • Transport to/from the mountain gates
  • Guide, chef and porters salaries
  • Guides, chef and porters
  • Meals( 3 times per day)
  • Cook and kitchen utensils
  • English speaking guide (certified as a Wilderness First Responder & Emergency Medicine Adult and CHild CPR)
Excluded
  • Tips (Gratuity) to guide and porters
  • Elevation: 5,380 ft to 9,350 ft
  • Distance: 11 km
  • Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
  • Habitat: Rain Forest

The drive from Moshi to the Mount Kilimanjaro National Park Gate passing through the village of Machame which is located on the base of the mountain. We now leave the park gate and walk through the rain forest on a winding trail up a ridge. Lower down, the trail can be muddy and slippery. We continue a short distance until we reach the Machame Camp.

  • Elevation: 9,350 ft to 12,615ft
  • Distance: 7 km
  • Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
  • Habitat: Moorland

Today’s hike is a little shorter and begins with a trek through the heather & moorland zone up a steep ridge till the semi-circular cliff known as Picnic Rock. From here you have excellent views of Kibo peak, the tallest cone on the mountain where your goal of Uhuru peak is. You should also see the jagged peaks of the Shira Plateau to the west. Shira is the third peak of Kilimanjaro which has been molded by lava flow, erosion, and volcanic activity. The remainder of your day is a much gentler / flat trail to your camp, where the views are equally as spectacular.

  • Elevation: 12,600ft to 13,585ft
  • Distance: 4 km
  • Hiking Time: 4 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert

Today you take a steady pace across the alpine desert towards the northern Kilimanjaro area. Moir hut is quite an isolated camp mostly used by those on the Kilimanjaro Northern Circuit but provides a unique northern view of the Kibo cone. You can also optionally hike to the nearby Lent group from Moir hut for vies of these eroded cones and ridges from where you may be able to gaze down into the wilderness plains of Kenya to the north.

  • Elevation: 13,585ft to 12,990ft
  • Distance: 10 km
  • Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
  • Habitat: Moorland

Your hike today takes you back south towards the Kibo cone steadily climbing up and over the edges of the alpine desert to your first high altitude at the lava tower. Today helps you to acclimatize and is a great indicator to see how your body can handle the higher altitude. From the Lava Tower you begin your steep descent anti clockwise around Kibo and into the Barranco Valley passing the large flowering mountain cacti unique to Kilimanjaro. The day ends around the same elevation as you started on the edge of the moorland.

  • Elevation: 12,990ft to 13,945ft
  • Distance: 6 km
  • Hiking Time: 3-5 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert

This morning you will leave the camp and ascend the Barranco wall. This is an impressive non-technical scramble and gives a feeling of mountain climbing and is rewarded with a superb view from the top back into the camp and the Heim glacier on the peak. The remainder of the hike will be through the alpine desert slowly winding around the mountain till the Karanga valley which you descend into and again up till your camp. Karangu valley is the last water point.

  • Elevation: 13,945ft to 15,331ft
  • Distance: 4 km
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert

Today you climb almost casually through the empty landscape of the alpine desert where you keep a slow pace even though the path is not extremely steep. Kibo cone starts to near and you may finally glimpse the Mawenzi peak in the east. The short distance means you have plenty of time at your summit camp to rest and prepare for the summit attempt tonight.

  • Elevation: 15,331ft to 12,220ft
  • Distance: 19 km
  • Hiking Time: 14-18 hours
  • Habitat: Rain Forest

In the early morning you begin your final ascent to the summit of Uhuru peak through the arctic zone. The trek is a steep hike over loose volcanic scree through the dark and cold night and takes a slow pace in a zig-zag pattern towards Stella point which is your first stop on the Kibo crater rim. From here a short hike remains to take you to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa. After your gear is packed up you continue the descent through the alpine desert, heather and moorland and eventually stopping at Mweka camp in the rain forest zone for a well-deserved rest.

  • Elevation: 10,065ft to 5,380ft
  • Distance: 10 km
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Rainforest

Your final day on Kilimanjaro is a descent through the southern rain forest until Mweka gate where our vehicle will be waiting to take you back to Moshi town. Usually, the crew will leave you at Mweka gate and it’s a perfect opportunity to say goodbye to your crew who all generally head directly home from the end gate.

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