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Our most popular route, because of its high success rate. Walking high and sleeping low over 7 days allows for gradual acclimatisation and maximises the chances of reaching the summit. The Machame Route is an exhilarating and challenging path. A must-do for those with a good level of fitness and determination.

It’s known as the ‘Whiskey’ route, offering thrilling adventure through diverse landscapes. It’s the route we enjoy the most, providing adventurers with a memorable journey, remarkable scenery, and a sense of accomplishment as they conquer the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro

$1650 per person

Pay only a 10% non-refundable deposit.
Group of 5 or more, contact us for a group discount.

- Altitude Sickness & First Aid Kit
- Kilimanjaro National Park Entry Fees
- Camping Fees
- KINAPA Rescue Fees
- Crew (Guides, Cook and Porters)
- Food and Drinking Water
- Camping Equipment (Tents, Sleeping Mats, etc)
- Transport Park Entry Gate (to/from the Airport or Hotel in Moshi)
- VAT and other taxes






Machame Gate 1,800m to Machame Camp 2,835m

We’ll start our journey with a pick-up at the hotel/airport and short debrief, checking all gear. Then we’ll transfer to the Machame Gate, walking approximately 5 hours to the camp.


Machame Camp 2,835m to Shira Camp 3,750m

Climbing up a steep ridge to reach the rim of the Shira plateau; Shira is the third of Kilimanjaro’s volcanic cones. The walk will take 5-6 hours. On a clear day, the views from here are spectacular.


Shira Camp 3,750m to Barranco Camp 3,900m (via Lava Tower 4,600m)

Going steadily up and over the alpine desert to the base of Lava Tower (4 hours) then descending to Barranco camp (located below the imposing Barranco Wall) for about 2 hours.


Barranco Camp 3,900m to Karanga Camp 3,995m (via Barranco Wall 4,200m)

We begin our climb up the Barranco wall. If the day is clear there are spectacular views of Kibo to your left and Mount Meru to your right. The time needed for this climb is roughly 3-4 hours.


Karanga Camp 3,995m to Barafu Camp 4,673m

In this morning we will climb steadily to Barafu camp which is located on the ridge below the summit cone. The walk will take around 3-4 hours allowing us to arrive at the camp in time, to rest before the summit attempt.


Barafu Camp 4,673m to Uhuru Peak 5,895m (and down to Mweka Camp 3,100m)

Around midnight we will begin the final ascent to the summit, Uhuru Peak (6 to 8 hours). After the summit, we will descend back to base camp (Barafu, 2 hours) for a short rest followed by lunch and the descent to Mweka camp (4 hours).


Mweka Camp 3,100m to Mweka Gate 1,800m

Descending to the gate through the forest will be 2 to 3 hours Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate. Here you’ll get your certificate and we will wait for transport back to your hotel.


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