This is probably the most scenic and most beautiful route to the summit. The 6-day route is however physically more challenging than the Marangu route. The day walks are longer and steepe and the summit night is one hour shorter. The scenic traverse of the Western Breach offers some stunning views! Only tented accommodation available, which can be less comfortable and will require a good sleeping bag and hiking mattress.
Machame Route Itinerary
Pick up from hotel in Moshi town. Proceed to Kilimanjaro National Park Gate at Machame for the first section of the climb through the montane forest to Machame Campsite at 10000ft/3000m. Overnight at Machame camp - approximately 5 to 7 hours.
Following the steep ridge and across heath and moorland to "picnic rock" and the Shira plateau, to Shira Campsite at 12500ft/3800m Overnight Shira camp - approximately 5 to 7 hours.
Heading towards Kibo, crossing a broad valley and climbing to a ridge crest, crossing scree slopes and a river valley to reach Barranco Campsite 13000ft/3900m. Overnight at Barranco camp - approximately 5 to 7 hours.
Cross the floor of the Great Barranco Valley, up the Barranco Wall to the Karanga River - the last water point on this route. A steep climb over rocky slabs to Barafu Campsite at 15500ft/4600m. Overnight Barafu camp - approximately 8 to 9 hours.
An early start for the summit - Uhuru Peak the highest point in Africa at 19340ft/5896m taking 6 to 7 hours. Descend via Barafu Campsite through the forest to Mweka Campsite at 10000ft/3000m. for overnight camp.- taking 5 to 7 hours. Overnight Mweka Camp
Descend through the forest to the park gate at Mweka Wildlife College - approximately 3 to 4 hours - meet and transferred to Arusha town for overnight stay.
End of climb.
The quote inclusive of:
Machame route trekking for 6 days/5 nights.
All park fee for client.
3 meals a day plus a cup of hot drink.
Entry fee for crew.
Payments of the crew.
Meals for the crew.
Quote Exclusive of:
Tips for guides, Cooks and Porters.
Hire of any Equipment or gear besides those arranged and provide by the office.
Medical Treatment or check up.
Laundry service, telephone calls, Bear/ Soft drink, Gift and souvenirs.
Personal Life Insurance.
Any rescue fee apart from the Kilimanjaro national park authority.
All other Items of a personal nature.
Any return transfer from boarder.