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6 Days Kilimanjaro Climbing Machame route

6 day Machame route

Conquer the legendary “Whiskey Route” on our adrenaline-pumping 6-day Kilimanjaro climb! The Machame route is steeped in adventure, taking you up the mountain’s dramatic southern slopes. From the lush rainforests of Machame Gate, we’ll wind through diverse landscapes including heath, moorland, and alpine desert. This challenging yet spectacular route boasts awe-inspiring scenery around every turn. As the air thins, our experienced guides will keep you safe and supported, ensuring proper acclimatization as we make our way to summit night. Feel the rush as you push for Uhuru Peak under the cover of darkness. Stand victorious atop Mount Kilimanjaro as the sun breaches the horizon at 19,341 ft! Our Machame route expedition packs the ultimate adventure into 6 thrilling days. With celebrated guides, top-quality gear, and plentiful food, we’ll bring out your inner explorer. Return home changed, with memories to last a lifetime. Dare to summit Kilimanjaro on the adventure of a lifetime along the legendary Machame route!

6 Days Kilimanjaro climb Machame route

You’ll meet our Njofu expedition driver at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), and he’ll take you to your hotel in Moshi town. There, you’ll meet your guide, who will tell you about your upcoming hike and check your gear to make sure you have everything you need for the mountain. You can rent the gear you forgot on this day.

Spend the night at Lindrin lodge or Park view hotel. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all included.


We drive for an hour from Moshi to Machame gate, where we fill out paperwork, meet our porters, and start to climb. The first part of the trail steadily goes uphill and goes through a beautiful, dense rainforest. This path doesn’t get used as much, so it can get a little overgrown in spots and is often wet and muddy.

10.8 km (6.7 mi) has been traveled.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Our path keeps going up through the forest until we reach the steep climb up to the Shira Plateau. From there, we can see the mountain, which is a nice reward. When you turn around and look back, you will see Mt. Meru rising high above Arusha town.

The distance covered is 5.4 km (3.4 mi), and it should take about 5 hours. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all included in the price.

Now that you’re walking on high moorland, the whole feel of the trek has changed. We walk around the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, under the Lava Tower and the last part of the Western Breach, until we reach camp. We spent the day at a high altitude (up to 4600m), but we followed the mountaineering rule of “walk high, sleep low” to help your body get used to the high altitude.

All Meals included

We start our day by going down into the Great Barranco, which is a big gorge. Then, we climb steeply up the Great Barranco Wall, which separates us from the southeast slopes of Kibo. It’s not hard, but it’s a long and tiring climb over rocks. We walk under the Heim and Kersten glaciers on our way to the Karanga valley, which is our last place to get fresh water before reaching the top. As we walk through dry, empty land to reach Barafu camp, the ground is now made of scree.

The distance covered was about 8.5 km (5.3 mi), and it took about 8 hours.

All Meals included


We leave around midnight and walk steeply up to the glaciers at the top. We will climb scree for 4 to 5 hours, but we will gain a lot of height in a short distance. There are beautiful views. When the first sun rays hit us, we should be on the crater rim at Stella Point (5739m). We are surrounded by spectacular ice cliffs inside the crater, and the views of jagged Mawenzi peak and the rest of the area are breathtaking. We walk for another hour to reach the top, Uhuru Peak (5895m). We start our descent by going back to Stella Point. From there, we go down the scree slope and track to Barafu Camp for breakfast. After that, we go down to Millennium Camp for a long, well-deserved rest.

All Meals included

We take a gentle walk through the rainforest to Mweka Gate, where we finish up with park paperwork and get certificates that you can hang up with pride. Then, our vehicles, pick you up and take you back to the hotel in Moshi, where you can enjoy a hot shower.

  • Spend the night at Lindrin Lodge or Park View Hotel


After the Kilimanjaro trek, you have the rest of the day to relax before your flight home. Depending on what time your flight leaves, you could go to Moshi town and buy some souvenirs before going to the airport. If you want to keep exploring Tanzania, you can add on a safari, Zanzibar, and other things.

Breakfast is included.

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