6 Days Machame Route Trek
Kilimanjaro climbing 6 days Machame Route, the so known as “Whiskey” route which means challenging route .Climb Kilimanjaro 6 day, Machame the best route. It is the second most popular and one of the most scenic routes on the mountain. All climbers sleep in tents (tents are included) and meals are served in a dinner tent or on a blanket outside. It is done over 6 days, so acclimatization is easier, and the success rate is fairly high. It is for physically fit people with some hiking experience. Descent is down the Mweka trail staying at the Mweka or Millennium camp the final night on the mountain. Below is 6 Day Kilimanjaro climb-Machame route itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania
If you have chosen to be picked-up by us from Kilimanjaro International Airport, your driver will be waiting to meet at the airport and take you to your hotel to relax after your flight.
Day 2: Machame Gate – Machame Camp
In the morning, we depart from our base hotel at approximately 8:00 AM for the Machame village where you begin the trek. From the park entrance gate (Machame), you will walk for about two to three hours through a dense forest of fig and rubber trees, begonia flowers, and other tropical vegetation. A stop for picnic lunch will be made halfway to this evening’s campsite. Depending on the pace of the climbers, arrival at Machame Camp is usually between 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM.
Day 3: Machame Camp – Shira Camp
You will be greeted with a steaming cup of tea or coffee. Today’s trek takes you up a steep track through a savannah of tall grasses, volcanic rock, and bearded heather. Lunch will be taken just below the Shira Plateau, about three to four hours from Shira Camp. The hike to the next campsite takes approximately six hours.
Day 4: Shira Camp – Barranco Camp
A steady walk takes you up to the pass at Lava Tower , where you stop to have lunch. You will begin to descend towards Barranco Camp. The descent takes you along an immense canyon called Grand Barranco. Your camp is set at almost the same altitude as the night before.
Day 5: Barranco Camp – Barafu Camp
This morning you begin your hike to Barafu Camp via Karanga Camp, which is on the same altitude as Barranco Camp.
You will encounter a bit of a climb at Barranco Cliff and spend the rest of the trek climbing up and down the slopes of the mountain most of the way to camp. The climbing is not considered difficult and you should arrive in time for lunch having trekked for about four hours.
Day 6: Barafu Camp – Summit- Mweka Camp
You will be awakened at midnight and after a light breakfast, start climbing at around 1:00 AM. Making your way up a path that is flanked by the Ratzel and Rebman glaciers, you will climb for about six hours before reaching the edge of the crater. Another hour of climbing brings you to the summit. Uhuru stands at 19,340 feet and is the highest point on Africa.
You will reach Kibo Hut after about three hours.
Day 7: Mweka Camp – Town
The descent to the gate will take approximately 4 hours and climbers usually arrive before noon. Upon arrival at the gate climbers will be rewarded with certificates attesting their success at climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and then get transferred back to your base hotel.
Day 8: Departure
Your trip in Tanzania is now over. We will drive you back to the airport for your departure.
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Kilimanjaro trekking with all meals on the trek, porters, guides, round trip to the airport, 2 nights accommodation at town"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers"
Duration: 6 Days
Off shaban Road, Bhd City Link Hotel, Kimandolu Street, Arusha, Tanzania
Cancellations and refunds:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.