6 Days Kilimanjaro trekking Machame
Known as the “Whiskey” route, the Machame route is now the most popular route on the mountain. Compared with Marangu, the days on Machame are longer and the walks are steeper. The Machame route is considered a difficult route, and is better suited for more adventurous folks and those with some hiking or backpacking experience.
The route begins from the south, then heads east, traversing underneath Kilimanjaro’s southern ice field before submitting. The minimum number of days required for this route is six days, although seven days is recommended.
The Machame route is scenically beautiful and varied. However, due to the heavy crowds, it loses some of its splendor.
After breakfast drive to Machame Gate 1800m.a.s.l. Start the walk from Machame Gate to Machame Hut. The walk takes about 6-7 hours in the rain forest. Lunch along the way dinner and overnight at Machame Camp (3000m.a.s.l).
After breakfast ascend to the Shira camp. The walk takes 4-5 hours in the moorland. Lunch along the way. Dinner and overnight at Shira camp (3840m.a.s.l).
This is the day for acclimatization. After breakfast ascend to the junction of Lava Tower (4600m.a.s.l) then descend to Baranco hut (3950m.a.s.l). Lunch along the way. Dinner and overnight at Baranco camp.
After breakfast ascend the great Baranco wall. It takes about 1 and a half. Then proceed to Karanga Valley(4100)for dinner and overnight
After breakfast,proceed with walk to Barafu hut (4600m) Hot lunch ,Dinner and overnight at Barafu camp
After midnight breakfast, ascend to the Summit via Stela Point to Uhuru Peak (5895m.a.s.l). After photo taking and short time celebration, descend to Barafu camp for Lunch, then descend to Mweka camp (3200m.a.s.l).Dinner and overnight at Mweka camp.
After breakfast descend in the rain forest about 3 hours to Mweka Gate. Then to Moshi.