Climbing Kilimanjrao Via Machame Route 8 Days

Climbing Kilimanjrao Via Machame Route 8 Days

8 Days



Climbing Kilimanjrao Via Machame Route 8 Days

8 Days Starting and ending in Moshi, Tanzania

Visiting: Springlands Hotel Moshi, Machame Gate - Mount Kilimanjaro, Machame Camp, Shira Camp One, Shira Camp, Barranco Camp, Karanga Camp, Barafu Camp, Uhuru Peak, Moshi

Tour operator:

World Adventure Tours

Recommended For:

Couples, Singles

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

1 - 100

Physical rating:

Medium, Esay

Age range:


Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Vegans, Meat, Kosher, Jain, Halal, Gluten Free

Tour operated in:

Trekking, Walking

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Tour Overview

Machame or the “Whisky Route” is a popular track that goes up steep paths through forests and over a ridge leading through the moorland zones to the Shira Plateau. It then continues beneath the glaciated precipices of the Southern Ice fields to join the Barafu Route to the summit. An extra day could be added to the itinerary, best spent on the Shira Plateau, where you could walk to the Shira Needles. Experienced groups could omit camping at Karanga River. After the summit, the Mweka Route is used for the descent. Accommodation on the mountain is in tents, which the porters will pitch for you. You will need a sleeping bag, warm clothes, and walking poles. This is a steep, tough trek within the limits of a fit individual used to walking in mountain areas.


  • Machame Gate

  • Machame Camp

  • Shira Camp

  • Lava Tower

  • Barranco Camp

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Climbing Kilimanjrao Via Machame Route 8 Days


Climbing Kilimanjrao Via Machame Route 8 Days

Climbing Kilimanjrao Via Machame Route 8 Days

Climbing Kilimanjrao Via Machame Route 8 Days


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Day 1 : Kilimanjaro Airport – Moshi | Springlands Hotel
Location: Kilimanjaro International Airport - KIA (JRO), Springlands Hotel Moshi
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Springlands Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport where you will be picked up and transferred to Springlands Hotel or similar for an overnight bed and breakfast.

Overnight at Springlands Hotel (bed and breakfast) or Similar.

Day 2 : Moshi | Machame Park Gate | Machame Camp
Location: Machame Gate - Mount Kilimanjaro, Machame Camp
Accommodation: Camp
Accommodation Name: Machame Camp
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Altitude: 1,800 m – 3,100 m

Hiking distance: 11 km
Hiking time: 6 hours
Your day starts early with a briefing, followed by breakfast and a 45-minute drive from Moshi (910m) to the Machame Park Gate. You will receive a packed lunch box at the gate and we advise you to bring bottled water available to purchase at Springlands Hotel in Moshi. After registering at the gate office, you start your ascent by entering the rainforest. There is a possibility of rain in the forest, which will transform the trail into a very soggy, muddy, and slippery experience. In the evening the porters will boil drinking and washing water. The cook will prepare dinner before you retire to your tent for the night. Night temperatures can drop to freezing point at Machame camp.

Day 3 : Machame Camp | Shira Camp
Location: Machame Camp, Shira Camp One
Accommodation: Camp
Accommodation Name: Shira Camp
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Altitude: 3,100 m – 3,840 m

Hiking distance: 5 km
Hiking time: 4–5 hours
You rise early at Machame camp and after breakfast, you climb an hour or so to the top of the forest where you will be met with a gentler gradient through the moorland zone, where you will walk for another 2 hours. After a short lunch and rest, you continue up a rocky ridge onto the Shira plateau. By now you will be able to see in an easterly direction, the Western Breach with its stunning glaciers. You are now due west of Kibo and after a short hike, you will reach the Shira camp at 3,840m. The porters will boil drinking and washing water, before serving you dinner. The night at this exposed camp will even be even colder than the previous night, with temperatures dropping to well below freezing.

Day 4 : Shira Camp | Lava Tower | Barranco Camp
Location: Shira Camp, Barranco Camp
Accommodation: Camp
Accommodation Name: Barranco Camp
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Altitude: 3,840 m – 3,940 m

Hiking distance: 11 km
Hiking time: 7–8 hours
The route now turns east exposing you to a semi-desert and a rocky landscape surrounding Lava Tower, where you reach an altitude of 4600m after about a 5 hours walk. Lunch is served in a designated area before ascending the rocky scree path to Lava Tower (4600m). This will be the toughest day so far. It is normally around this point, that some climbers will start to feel symptoms of breathlessness, irritability, and headaches. After lunch, you descend again by almost 680m to the Barranco camping area and after reaching the high altitude of 4600m at Lava Tower, the true acclimatization benefit of this day becomes clear. The descent to Barranco camp takes about 2 hours where you will get great opportunities to take some beautiful photographs of the Western Breach and Breach Wall. The camp is situated in a valley below the Breach and Great Barranco Wall, which should provide you with a memorable sunset while you wait for the preparation of your dinner and eventual overnight at Barranco camp.

Day 5 : Barranco Camp | Karanga Camp | Barafu Camp
Location: Barranco Camp, Karanga Camp, Barafu Camp
Accommodation: Camp, Barafu Camp
Accommodation Name: Karanga Camp
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Altitude: 3,960 m – 4,550 m

Hiking distance: 13 km
Hiking time: 7 hours
Exposed to the ever-present gales the tents are pitched on a narrow, stony, and dangerous ridge. Make sure that you familiarize yourself with the terrain before dark to avoid any accidents. The summit is now a further 1345m up and you will make the final ascent the same night. Prepare your equipment, walking sticks, and thermal clothing for your summit attempt. This should include the replacement of your headlamp and camera batteries and make sure that you have a spare set available as well. To prevent freezing it will be wise to carry your water in a thermal flask. Go to bed at around about 19h00 and try to get some precious rest and sleep for not more than 5 hours.

Day 6 : Barafu Camo | Summit | Mweka Camp
Location: Barafu Camp, Uhuru Peak
Accommodation: Camp
Accommodation Name: Mweka Camp
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Altitude: 4,670 m – 5,895 m – 3,100 m

Hiking distance: 17 km
Hiking time: 15+ hours
You will rise around 23h30, and after some tea and biscuits you will shuffle off into the night. You will head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This 6-hour walk to Stella Point is for many climbers, mentally and physically the most challenging on the route. At Stella Point (5685 m) you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see (weather permitting). From Stella Point, you will normally encounter snow on your 2-hour ascent to Uhuru Peak. The time you will spend on the summit will depend on the weather conditions. Do not stop here for too long, as it will be extremely difficult to start again due to cold and fatigue. Enjoy your accomplishment and a day to remember for the rest of your life. The walk back to Barafu from the summit takes about 3 hours. Here you will have a well-earned but short rest and collect the rest of your gear, before heading down to Mweka Camp (3100m) for dinner and overnight.

Day 7 : Mweka Camp | Mweka Park Gate | Moshi | Springlands Hotel
Location: Uhuru Peak, Springlands Hotel Moshi
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Springlands Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Altitude: 3,100 m – 1,800 m

Hiking distance: 10 km
Hiking time: 4–5 hours
After Breakfast, from the Mweka Gate, you will continue down into Mweka village, normally a muddy hour walk. From Mweka village, you will be driven to Springlands Hotel where you will be served a delicious hot lunch, not to mention your chance to take a long overdue hot shower. Overnight in Springlands Hotel. At your discretion, tips are recommended, as well as highly appreciated at the end of the trip. Tips can be given to the guide at Springlands Hotel. This is also where successful climbers receive their summit certificates. Those climbers who reached Stella Point (5,685m) are issued with green certificates and those who reached Uhuru Peak (5,895m) receive gold certificates.

Overnight at Springlands Hotel (bed and breakfast) or Similar.

Day 8 : Kilimanjaro Airport | Departure
Location: Moshi, Kilimanjaro International Airport - KIA (JRO)
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Springlands Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After an early breakfast, transfer to Kilimanjaro airport for your departure flight back home.

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  • 1 bottle of Mineral Water per person per day

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  • Airport Transfers at Destination

  • Drinks with Meals

  • Entrance Fees

  • Free Wi-Fi at Accommodation

  • Fully Guided

  • Tipping and Gratuities

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  • Country Entry Visas

  • International Travel

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Reviews from Travellers on this Tour

j Wildes  

Mount Kilimanjaro 8 Days Machame Route


We had complete support for the walk, and our luggage always arrived at the destination before us. This 8-day trip via the Machame route was really well planned, and the guide was quite knowledgeable about his responsibilities.


Mount Kilimanjaro 8 Days Machame Route


Using the Machame path is essential for climbing Kilimanjaro; I was able to do so and found camping to be very comfortable, thanks in large part to World Adventure Tours.

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Mount Kilimanjaro 8 Days Machame Route


I used World Adventure Tours to climb Mount Kilimanjaro via the Machame route, and everything went smoothly. They have a good team and a nice guide, and I highly suggest them.


Mount Kilimanjaro 8 Days Machame Route


We all felt like family after booking the 8-day Machame route Kilimanjaro hiking excursion with this company. As the personnel took great care of us. We appreciate you, World Adventure Tours.


Mount Kilimanjaro 8 Days Machame Route


The guides and porters employed by this safari tour company were excellent and very aware of our needs. I saw and experienced a lot while climbing Kilimanjaro over the course of the eight-day Machame route, and my guide was gracious enough to patiently answer all of my questions. The team was kind, and everyone went above and beyond to make sure we were well-treated and had the best mountain experience. Meals were cooked by the chef and always preserved while still hot and fresh.

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