Known as “The Whiskey Route”, Kilimanjaro, the Machamer route is by far the most popular route and is a very successful route to reach the very top. The hike starts with a nice easy walk through the rainforest and for each day the altitude and difficulty increases steadily. The hike on the mountain offers views of beautiful landscapes as you walk up through the various nature zones. This hiking trail is the most popular.
Number of days
26 895: –
Your adventure on the Kilimanjaro Machamerutten begins!
On arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport you will be met by a representative from AMEG Lodge and you will receive a transfer to your accommodation. After you have checked in, your manager’s guide will come to the lodge for a review, equipment inspection and you will have the opportunity to rent the remaining equipment if needed.
Elevation: 1,200 meters
Your guide will meet you at AMEG Lodge, you check out and drive together from Moshi to Machame Gate, the journey takes about 45 minutes. After registration, the climb begins along winding tracks through the beautiful forest. Since this zone receives the most precipitation on the mountain, you should be prepared for afternoon showers, the trail can also be quite slippery! The climb is fairly steep which gradually eases as you approach the camp at Machame Hut (3000 meters). The camp is located on the edge of the forest. About 6-7 hours of hiking this day.
Elevation: 840 meters
This day will be a little shorter, you start by climbing a steep ridge to reach a cliff in the shape of a semicircle called Picnic Rock. An outstanding view of Kibo, Kilimanjaro’s conical peak and the edge of the Shira Plateau awaits here. Shira is the third of Kilimanjaro’s volcanic cones, it is filled with lava from Kibo and has eroded and exploded by weather and volcanic activity. Once on the plateau, the trail becomes milder and you continue the climb to Shira Camp, from here the view is spectacular. About 5-6 hours of hiking.
Elevation: 710 meters
Altitude reduction: 700 meters
The climb today takes you steadily up and over the edge to the high desert to Lava Tower. The walk to the base of Lava Tower takes about 4 hours. This “tower” is a 100 meter high volcanic tap. If time and energy allow, you can climb to the top of the Lava Tower for a fantastic panoramic view. From Lava Tower you descend the steep slope to the Barranco Valley and pass large flowering plants that actually look like trees. This is a good exercise for your descent from the top within a few days and takes 1-2 hours. Even though you will end the day at almost the same height as you started, this day is very important for acclimatization and helps the body prepare for the climb to the highest point. Barranco Camp is located in a beautiful quiet valley below the impressive Barranco Wall.
Elevation: 350 meters
Height reduction: 250 meters
After breakfast you check out of Barranco Camp and start climbing up the Barranco wall. A beautiful hike up with a reward in the form of one of the stunning views to Karanga Camp. From the top, at 4,200 meters, you follow a rolling path around the mountain. On a clear day you have a view of Kibo on the left and Mount Meru on the right. A short steep path awaits up to Karanga Camp. About 3-4 hours of hiking.
Elevation: 650 meters
Today you spend the morning steadily climbing on to Barafu, which means ice in Swahili! Your camp is located on the edge below the mountain top. You have now completed the South Circuit, here you have a view of the mountain top from many different angles. The hike takes about 3 hours and means that you arrive at Barafu farm in time to rest in the afternoon and enjoy an early dinner as a preparation for the climb to the top. From here you can see the two peaks Mawenzi and Kibo.
Elevation: 1,295 meters
Height reduction: 2,785 meters
Early in the morning, just after midnight, the final ascent to the top of Uhuru Peak begins. This part takes about 6-8 hours. It can get very cold at these altitudes during the nights and quite hot at the end of the day, so it is good to have suitable clothing for both climates. When you think you have had enough of climbing, the sun will rise over Mawenzi and a red sky appears, what a reward! At Stella Point (5,757 meters), you walk along the crater rim and from here climb with great care to Uhuru Peak which is the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the African continent. From the top you climb straight down to Mweka Hut, with lunch on the way. This part takes about 6 hours. In the evening you enjoy your last dinner on the mountain and a well-deserved sleep.
Height reduction: 1,280 meters
Descent directly to the park entrance, hiking through the forest (about 2-3 hours) we look for monkeys along the way. You return to Moshi from Mweka Village with transport waiting.
This morning is free to relax or explore the area if feet and legs allow. Remember to take one last look at one of the world’s largest mountains because you know what it’s like at the top! Check-out from AMEG Lodge and transfer to Kilimanjaro airport for flight home. Breakfast is included this day.
For those who wish, it is possible to extend the trip with a few days safari and / or sunbathing and swimming on Zanzibar. Price on request.
PRICE INDICATION PER PERSON:
Price per person: DKK 26,895
This price is based on 2 people, larger groups get a lower price
THE PRICE OF THE TRIP INCLUDES:
- Airport transfers
- 2 nights accommodation with full board in Moshi based on double and twin rooms
- Parking fees
- Camping fees
- Evacuation cost
- Personnel costs for carriers and kitchens
- All meals and drinking water
- Transport to and from the park entrance
THE PRICE OF THE TRIP DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- International flights
- Private toilet: USD $ 200 is shared between the climbers, a group of 10 people.
- Oxygen: USD $ 140 is shared between climbers, a group of 10 people.
- Visa $ 50 pp
- Travel insurance