route Kilimanjaro Climb
Machame route, also known as the Whisky route,
has become very popular due to the high level of
acclimatization and best chance of reaching to
the top. This is camping route which offers
spectacular views of various landscapes such as
Mt Meru, Pare Mountains and Lake Chala.
Acclimitization Day: optional in our packages.
Let us know if you are interested in an extra
day before trekking.
Kilimanjaro Climb- Day by Day Itinerary
1: Hotel - Machame Gate - Machame
Elevation: 1200m to 1700m to 3000m.
Distance: 13 km
Hiking time: 5-7 hours.
Habitat: Montane forest.
After breakfast our vehicle will transport you
from the hotel drive to Machame gate. Here you
will do the required registration procedures
then you will start the trek through the
rainforest to Machame camp where you will find
the tents are already setup for you. Dinner and
overnight at the campsite
Day 2: Machame Hut Campsite to Shira
Elevation: 3000m to 3800m
Hiking time: 6-7 hours
After breakfast leave the glades of rainforest
and continue ascending by crossing little
valleys and steep rocky ridge covering with
heather plants to the western side of the
mountain where the camp is situated. At this
camp you will able get the spectacular view of
Mount Meru, Shira Plateau, Kibo Peak and sunset;
then dinner and overnight
Day 3: Shira Campsite to Barranco
Elevation: 3800m to 3950m.
Hiking time: 5-7 hours
This is long and important acclimatization day
so you will be having an early breakfast then
continue trekking east to a junction leading to
Lava tower rock 4600m for acclimatization.
Afterwards you will continue down to Barranco
camp. The camp location is in the bottom valley
of Barranco wall where you will stop for dinner
Day 4: Barranco campsite to Karanga
Elevation: 3950m to 3900m
Distance: 6 km
Hiking time: 4-5 hours.
Today is short day walk. In the morning you will
start climbing Barranco wall and reach 4200m for
acclimatization and continue crossing ridges and
valleys to Karanga campsite for hot lunch. After
lunch you will have a bit of rest and get
another acclimatization of trekking up the scree
slopes towards the southern ice field. You will
then return to the camp for supper and
Day 5: Karanga campsite to Barafu
Elevation: 3900m to 4620m.
Distance: 8 km.
Hiking time: 3-4 hours.
Habitat: Alpine Desert.
On this day, the trek up to the Barafu ridge
campsite is tough because of altitude. The walk
take few hours because of the short distance but
are steep needing a slow pace to avoid fatigue.
You will trek across an alpine desert. Chances
are that a strong, cold wind will be blowing
from Kibo peak and its ice. You will have an
early dinner at 1700hrs then rest until midnight
when we you will attack the summit
Day 6: Barafu Hut Campsite / Uhuru Peak /
Mweka Campsite Elevation: 4620m to 5895m to
Hiking time: 10 - 12 hours
Habitat: Desert and ice.
Wake at midnight to a light breakfast and then
prepare for your summit ascent. The goal is to
climb before dawn so that you can reach Uhuru
Peak shortly before or after sunrise. The trails
is a series of switchbacks up steep scree or
possibly snow, and reach Stella Point on the
crater rim at 5,861 m/18,640 ft between 4 and 5
AM. At this point you will be having the views
of the fabled crater and its glaciers facing
you. Then after 1 hour of hiking along the Kibo
crater rim near the celebrated snows takes you
to Kilimanjaro true summit, Uhuru Peak. Here you
will spend some times for taking photo’s but it
will depend on how you feel. After your summit
activities done, you will descend back to the
Barafu campsite, for lunch, rest, collect your
equipment, and continue down through moorland
and heath zone to Mweka campsite. Dinner and
overnight at Mweka campsite
Day 7: Mweka campsite to Mweka gate.
Elevation: 3100m to 1700m
Descending time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Montane forest.
Today is your last day on the mountain. After
breakfast you will descend down to Mweka park
gate walking across Montane forest. This descent
will take 3-4 hours. Here at the gate you will
sign out and get ready to board the vehicle
ready for the transfer back to the hotel for
your certificate presentation and a well
-End of 7 day
Kilimanjaro climb Machame route as offered by
Braventure Africa —
Included in this tour:
nights accommodation at Keys Hotel in Moshi
All nights accommodation in Huts
5 Days Marangu
Professional, experienced, mountain guides
Days Marangu route
All Park fees and Rescue fees.
5 Days Marangu
All meals while on the Mountain
Arrival and Departure transfers
Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious
Clean, purified drinking water:
Fair and ethical treatment of porters:
Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival
Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone,
Optional Tours (short safari after your climb
Tips and any items of personal nature.