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 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 spendor.
Drive to Machame village. The climb begins at the end of the tarmac road. Walk through shambas then forest to the Machame hut (3000m, about 6 hours).
Continue along the steep ridge going on to rock ridges and through heather. The route turns west into a river gorge, reaching Shira hut at 3800m, 5 hours.
Continue east towards Kibo passing the junction, then east towards the Lava Tower. Shortly after this, you descend to Barranco hut (3940m, 4 hours).
A short scramble to the top of the Great Barranco and then a traverse over scree and ridges to the Karanga Valley (4000m, 3 hours), beneath the icefalls of the Heim, Kersten and Decken Glaciers. After climbing out of the Karanga Valley the trail ascends a ridge to the Barafu Hut, a bleak location with little vegetation at 4600m, (3 hours walking).
An early start for the ascent to the rim of the Kibo Crater between the Rebmann and Ratzel Glaciers, (4 hours); the last section before the rim can sometimes be snow-covered and an ice-axe or ski stick is useful for balance. From here a further hour leads to Uhuru Peak, from where there are often fine views of Meru to the west and the jagged peak of Mawenzi to the east. Descend to the Barafu Hut for a rest and lunch before continuing on down to camp at Mweka Hut in the giant heather zone on the forest edge. Those with energy on the summit may wish to descend to the Reutsh Crater and visit the dramatic ice pinnacles of the Eastern Icefields.
A 3-4 hour descent through beautiful forest brings you to the Park gate and your waiting transport. Drive back to the hotel.
Every client must send a deposit which is 200$ for kili climb and 100$ for safari in order to secure the booking while the balance will be finished in cash on arrival. however, the deposit is non refundable due to the any cancellation. and every client should consider that as a very strictly.
Our professionally trained cooks serve up the best cuisine on Kilimanjaro, using the freshest and highest quality ingredients. You will be provided with breakfast, lunch and dinner each day spent on the mountain. The food, specifically selected to help your climb, good taste, high carbohydrate (energy) foods that are easily digestible. You may bring some supplementary “comfort” foods, such as candy, gum, chocolate, energy bars or powdered energy drinks.
Breakfast: Toast (with honey, jam and/or butter); French toast; pancakes; sausage; bacon; eggs (scrambled, fried, poached, omelet and Spanish egg); cooked vegetables; fruits (oranges, mangos, bananas, pineapple), cereals; hot cereal; tea; coffee; cocoa; juice.
Lunch: Meat sandwiches; chicken, vegetables sandwiches; grilled cheese sandwiches; fruits (oranges, mangos, bananas, pineapple and paw-paws); boil eggs; French fries (chips), tea; coffee; cocoa; juice
Dinner: Beef, chicken, fish (roasted, stewed, curried); pasta; rice; vegetables (stewed, boiled, steamed, curried); potatoes (mashed, boiled, fried); ugali (local dish); fruits (oranges, mangos, bananas); tea; coffee; cocoa; juice
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