Description : The Machame route, also referred to as the Whiskey route, is one of the most popular routes on Kilimanjaro and a favorite for Alaitol Safaris. Machame route has one of the highest summit success rates given the topography of the route which allows climbers to “trek high & sleep low” hence making it a more favorable route for acclimatization. This route offers some of the most spectacular scenery while on the mountain.
KILIMANJARO ROUTE HIGHLIGHTS
• Challenging nighttime summit bid
• Private toilet tents & nutritionist-planned meals
• Perfect for group and charity treks
• 7 days trekking
*Personal porter hire available for an additional fee
Maximum Traveller : 15
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Begin your journey on narrow rainforest trails, where you'll set out with many other groups on this popular trail.
Overnight: Machame Camp (9,850')
Hours trekking: 5-7
Vegetation gets sparser as you ascend into the heath, where alien-looking giant groundsels tower over the rocky slopes.
Overnight: Shira 2 Camp (12,795')
Hours trekking: 4-5
Enjoy expansive views of the Barranco Valley from your camp at the base of the Barranco Wall.
Overnight: Barranco Camp (13,004')
Hours trekking: 6-7
A challenging scramble up the Barranco Wall is rewarded with breathtaking views from the top. Continue over ridges and valleys before a steep hike to camp.
Overnight: Karanga Camp (13,231')
Hours trekking: 4-5
As you near the summit, the landscape starts to resemble the surface of the moon. Keep an eye out for towering lava formations, remnants of Kili's fiery past.
Overnight: Barafu Camp (15,331')
Hours trekking: 3-4
Headlamps snaking up the mountain light your way during an overnight summit bid. Celebrate your success with a few quick pictures at the top before trekking much of the way back down the mountain.
Overnight: Mweka Millennium Camp (12,500')
Hours trekking: 8-10 to Summit/ 4-7 to Mweka Millennium Camp
Complete your descent through the rainforest to Mweka Gate at 5,364 feet. Land Rovers will be waiting to take you back into town for a shower and some rest before your transfer to the airport this evening.
Day room: Planet Lodge / Savanna House
Hours trekking: 4-6
Departure Point : Traveler pickup is offered
The group arrives at Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO). Participants are met by a representative of Alaitol Safari and transferred to a hotel in Arusha or Moshi.
Departure time : 6:30 AM
Duration : 7 days
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