Machame Route

machame-route

The second most popular route is the Machame Route, also called the Whiskey Route. This Route is 6 days with longer hiking distances than the Marangu Route. There are no sleeping huts, so climbers sleep in tents. This route is more beautiful and a higher percentage of climber to reach the summit.

Day 01: Breakfast
Transfer from the lodge to Kilimanjaro national park gate at machame.  from here you trek through the lush forest to machame hut ( 3,000 m ). Stay overnight at machame camp.

Day 02: Leaving the forest, the path follows a steep ridge passing through heather and open moorlands and crossing a large gorge to reach shira hut (3,000 m)

Day 03: you turn eastwards and continue ascending through the dry landscape before dropping again to reach barranco (3,900 m).

Day 04: The path climbs steeply out of barranco valley, crosses the karanga valley and turns north to reach barafu hut.

Day 05: A long day and an early start to reach the crater rim at Stella point in time for sunrise. Then continues on to the uhuru peak (5,895 m), the highest point in Africa . Descend to barafu and down on to mweka (3,000 m).

Day 06: Descend to the park gate. You are transferred back to the hotel or lodge . end of your tour.