The Machame Route known as the “Whiskey” route, begins at Machame Gate, located at the southern base of the mountain, within its green, abundant rainforest. We climb to the Shira Plateau, then traverse the mountain beneath Kilimanjaro’s Southern Icefield, before summiting from Barafu Hut. The total time on the mountain is 6 days. Our trips begin and end at your lodge in Moshi, Tanzania. Clients may arrive at any time on day 1. There is a pre-trip meeting in the evening. With prior notice, private transfers from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) to your lodge in Moshi can be arranged.
The accommodation will be in good condition and luxury hotels (3 - 5stars)
Pick up from Kilimanjaro Airport after the arrival time of your flight and transfer to Arusha for overnight at panone hotel. Proceed with early evening pre-trekking briefing at the lodge.
After your breakfast you will be picked up and transfer to Machame gate with your crew. On arrival at the gate registration will be made while the porters are weighing luggage’s. After clearance you will start hiking from Machame gate to machame hut. This will take you 6-7 hours trek and you will reach 3000 metres above sea level. Dinner and overnight will be taken at machame hut. Meal plan full board.
You will take your breakfast and start walking towards Shira 1. It will be a short trek of 4 - 5 hours. Dinner and overnight will be at Shira 1. Meal plan full board.
After breakfast while accompanied by your lunch pack start ascending to lava camp for acclimatization then later to barranco hut for dinner and overnight. This will take you 6-7 hours.
Afater your breakfast you will leave for barafu camp. It will take you 7-8 hour so you will be accompanied by your lunch pack. Dinner and overnight will be at at barafu hut.
After midnight you will enjoy light breakfast then leave to summit which takes 6-7 hours. On arrival you will take pictures as a sign of reaching africas highest peak then start descending to barafu hut for brunch. Later descend to mwika hut for overnight. Meal plan full board.
You will enjoy morning breakfast the descend to mwika gate. At the gate you will be awarded certifacates as a sign of conquering the highest pick in Africa. Later transfer to Arusha for overnight at panone hote. Meal plan bed and breakfast.
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your flight.