We recommend the Machame route for most ers, because taking an extra day during the climb allows for a slower pace, and gives hikers more time to adjust to the altitude, which reduces altitude sickness. The Machame route approaches Kilimanjaro through forest and moorland from the south – west and joins the Shira route before traversing beneath the southern ice fields of Kibo.

Tour Name:- Whisky Kilimanjaro
Route:- Machame
Duration:- 8 days and 7 nights (6 days on the 

Sample Itinerary

Machame Route

Day Time Itinerary Accomodation
1   Arrive Moshi
Upon arrival you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Meet your climbing guide for briefing and final gear check. Overnight at the hotel.
Kilimanjaro Impala Hotel.
2 AM Moshi – Machame hut (9,840ft/3000m)
Drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park gate at Marangu for entry registration. Start the trek to Machame hut through thick rain forest. Have packed lunch on the way. Dinner and retire for the day.
Machame hut. Fullboard
3  AM Machame hut – Shira hut (12,470ft/3800m)
Ascend to Shira Hut past the Shira plateau and through ridges and valleys. Stay here overnight.
Shira hut. Fullboard
4  AM Shira hut – Barranco camp (12,960ft/3950m)
Head eastward to a junction where we continue to Lava Tower Campsite (14,760ft/4500m), then descend to Barranco camp thus allowing your body to adjust to altitude change. Take the day’s rest here.
Barranco camp. Fullboard
5 AM Barranco camp – Barafu camp (15,090ft/4600m)
Across the Karanga Valley and ascend to Barafu campsite. Have dinner and take the day’s rest ready for the hike to the summit.
An extra day for acclimatization can be added by staying overnight at Karanga camp then proceed to Barafu camp the next day.
Barafu camp.
6  Midnight Barafu camp-Summit(19,340ft/5895m)-Mweka
Start at mid-night for the Summit (Uhuru peak) arriving at sunrise. Descend back to Barafu for breakfast then further down to Mweka Hut. Have lunch and spend the rest of the day relaxing.
Mweka hut. Fullboard
7  AM Mweka hut – Moshi
After Breakfast, descend to the park gate where a vehicle awaits to transfer you to the hotel in town.
Kilimanjaro Impala Hotel.
8   Depart Moshi
Depart Moshi for onward or catch flight back home.
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