Machame Route

Machame Route

6 Days/5 Nights

Machame route also known as Whiskey route is among the fascinating,scenic popular route on Kilimanjaro. It offers amazing views from the 2nd day till the end.
The landscape via this is astonishing. It is a difficult route but doable also. It has 62 km from gate to gate (Machame gate as starting point to Mweka the final descent gate).
It requires 6 or 7 days to complete the Machame route. It is the most crowded route on Kilimanjaro.
The desecent is on Mweka route. We are the the Kilimanjaro expert, Ask questions, let's talk friendly,we will prepare you mentaly and physically. Finally we will safely take you to Uhuru Peak 5895 meters.


Day 1: We will pick you up at your hotel and leave Arusha at 8:30 a.m. for the mountain entrance – Machame Gate (1,800 meters/5,906 feet).  Begin trekking through the rainforest on a winding trail past the caretaker’s hut. The trek takes between 5 and 7 hours. We stop for the night at Machame campsite (3,000 meters/9,843 feet). Distance 11km

Day 2: After breakfast, we head through the glades of the rainforest, then continue trekking across a small valley and along a steep rocky ridge covered with heath. We have then reached the river gorge at 3658 meters (12,001 feet). This part of the trek takes between 5 and 7 hours. We then camp at Shira Hut campsite (3,800 meters/12,467 feet). Distance 5km

Day 3: From Shira Plateau, we continue trekking for about 5 to 7 hours, where we reach the Lava Tower, or “the shark’s tooth” (4,600 meters/15,092 feet). After the tower, we continue to the junction leading to Arrow Glacier. We camp at the Baranco Hut campsite (3950 meters/12,959 feet). Distance 7km to Lava Tower and 3Km to Baranco from Lava Tower.

Day 4: We walk along the steep ridge passing the Baranco wall, through the Karanga Valley to the to Barafu campsite (4,600 meters/15,092 feet). The trek takes about 7 to 8 hours. From Barafu there is a good view of Kibo and Mawenzi Peaks. Distance 5km from Baranco to Karanga and 4km to Barafu From Karanga Camp.

You will have few hours to rest at Barafu before starting the summit trek at midnight.

Day 5: During or just after sunrise we arrive at Stella point (5,732 meters/18,806 feet). Here we take a short brack and continue all the way to the summit “Uhuru Peak” (5,895 meters/19,341 feet). It is about one hour from Stella to the Peak.

The entire trek takes about 5 to 6 hours depending on your path. Descending to Barafu from the peak is not difficult. It usually takes about 2 to 3 hours.

After a few hours rest at Barafu, we continue to Mweka campsite (3100 meters/10,171 feet) (3 to 5 hours). Distance 5km from Barafu to Uhuru peak. And from Barafu to Mweka 7km.


Day 6: It is an easy trek (about 3 to 4 hours) to Mweka gate where you will be met by a Diamond Glacier Adventures Officer, collect your certificates from the Gate clerk, have lunch, celebrate for reaching THE TOP OF AFRICA “UHURU PEAK” then drive back to Arusha.Distance 10km.


TOP OF AFRICA “UHURU PEAK” Distance 10km, then drive back to Arusha


  • Two nights’ accommodation in Arusha or Moshi hotels on bed
  • Three meals a day on the mountain
  • Rescue fees if necessary
  • Transport to and from the mountain
  • Camping or hut fees
  • Park fees
  • Rescue fee if necessary
  • Tents for camping
  • Salaries for the professional mountain guides, the porters and the cook

  • Oxygen Tank for emergency
  • Clean boiled and Treated water
  • Hygienic mobile camping toilet
  • Toiletries
  • Airport transfers
  • Certificate signed with chief guide and Kilimanjaro Park management
  • Souvenir from DGA
  • Mt Kilimanjaro t shirt.
  • Sleeping Mattress in the tent

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