7 Day Kilimanjaro Trekking Tour + 2 nights hotel stay

7 Day Kilimanjaro Trekking Tour + 2 nights hotel stay (Machame Route)

The Machame route is one of the most beautiful routes to the top of Mt Kilimanjaro. The climb begins in the lush rainforest and follows a path that offers occasional views of Mt Meru, Shira Ridge as well the main summit of Mt Kilimanjaro – Kibo. The Machame route contains more steep passages and higher altitudes than the Marangu and the Rongai route and is slightly more demanding.

Facts

Scheduled trekking:
Kilimanjaro via Machame Route
Tour code: EQ07KILM
From: Kilimanjaro International Airport
To: Kilimanjaro International Airport / Arusha
Min. number to guarantee tour: 2
Max number of participants: 14 per group

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    6 Days Kilimanjaro Trekking
    Machame Route
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    Tour Language
    English / German
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    High-altitude drop off
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    For experienced hikers

1 Pax price: $2,380

2 Pax Sharing: $2,095.00
3 Pax Sharing: $2,020.00

Day 1-8 | Tanzania

Day 2

Start: Machame Gate (1,790 m)
Finish: Machame Camp (3,010 m)
Altitude: ↑ 1,220 m
Walking time: 5-7h


Day 3

Start: Machame Camp (3,010 m)
Finish: New Shira Camp (3,845 m)
Altitude: ↑ 835 m
Walking time: 4-6h


Day 4

Start: New Shira Camp (3,845 m)
Finish: Barranco Camp (3,960 m)
Altitude: ↑ 795 m ↓ 680 m
Walking time: 6-7h

Day 5

Start: Barranco Camp (3,960 m)
Finish: Barafu Camp (4,640 m)
Altitude: ↑ 680 m ↓ 50 m
Walking time: 5-7h


Day 6

Start: Barafu Camp (4,640 m)
Finish:
Uhuru Peak (5,895 m) – Mweka Camp (3,080 m)
Altitude: ↑ 1,255 m ↓ 2,815 m
Walking time: 10-14h


Day 7

Start: Mweka Camp (3,080 m)
Finish: Mweka Gate (1,630 m)
Altitude: ↓ 1,450 m
Walking time: 2-3h

Day to Day Itinerary

Each expedition is supplied with unlimited bottled oxygen for making acclimatization less stressful.

Day 1 Kilimanjaro Airport – Arusha

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, you will be welcomed by our transfer driver and taken to the Meru View Lodge in Usa River on the outskirts of Arusha. The rest of the day will be at leisure and you can either relax at the hotel or explore the town of Arusha (taxi required). In the evening you will attend a briefing in preparation for the upcoming trek. Dinner and overnight at Meru View Lodge.
Dinner

Day 2 Arusha – Machame Gate (1,790 m) – Machame Camp (3,010 m)

After breakfast, you will be picked up at the lodge and taken to the entrance gate of Kilimanjaro National Park. While your guide is busy with the registration forms, you can watch the mountain team prepare for the climb and once this is all done, your Kilimanjaro adventure will begin. In no time you will be deep within the magnificent mountain rainforest with ancient trees, primaeval ferns, liana, lichen and moss that carpets the ground and drapes from the trees. You will hear and with a little luck, even spot the beautiful black and white colobus monkeys in the treetops. After 5 to 6 hours, you will reach today’s destination – the Machame Camp, which is just above the tree line. Here, at the base of Mt Kilimanjaro, you will have your first dinner followed by an overnight stay in tents.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 3 Machame Camp (3,010 m) – New Shira Camp (3,845 m)

After an early morning start, the path steepens. The landscape changes into heath and moorland and the open landscape allows you to see the impressive mountain range. Today’s stage is shorter than the previous day and you will arrive at the New Shira Camp by mid-afternoon. The camp has a breath-taking view of the mountain and during sunset, the evening sun lights the rock face and glacier of Kibo.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 4 New Shira Camp (3,845 m) – Lava Tower (4,640 m) – Barranco Camp (3,960 m)

Today you will climb about 800 m but you will be camping at an elevation only slightly higher than the previous night. This will allow your body to acclimatise as a height of over 4,500 m will be reached over the next two days. The trek begins with a long ascent above the Shira Plateau in the direction of the Lava Tower. The vegetation becomes sparser as the landscape changes to an afro-alpine desert. The route passes through the sweeping Barranco Valley with its lobelia and giant Senecio plants. After 6 to 7 hours, you will arrive at the most beautiful camp on the mountain – the Barranco Camp.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 5 Barranco Camp (3,960 m) – Barafu Camp (4,640 m)

Today’s stretch starts with the climb of the Barranco Wall. Safety is paramount and your guides will assist you wherever necessary. Following the ridge, as it traverses up and down, you can enjoy the splendid views of the south glacier of Kibo. In the Karanga Valley, you will have lunch, followed by a 2 to 3 hours climb to Barafu Camp. Once at the camp, you can relax, have dinner and call it an early night.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 6 Barafu Camp (4,640 m) – Uhuru Peak (5,895 m) – Mweka Camp (3,080 m)

After a cup of hot tea and a light snack, the climb begins at around midnight. By torchlight, you will climb the screes of Kibo. After 5 to 7 hours of ascending in the dark, you will arrive at Stella Point (5,730 m), the crater rim of Mt Kilimanjaro. Another 1 to 2 hours climb along the crater ridge will lead you to Uhuru Peak. You will see Kilimanjaro in all its glory, enjoying the 360° view over the landscape below as the sun rises. You are now standing on the “Roof of Africa”. The easy descent runs almost along the same route and shortly before midday, you should arrive at Barafu Camp, where the porters and the cook will be waiting for you. After a warm meal and a well-deserved break of approximately 1 to 2 hours, you will be on your way down to Mweka Camp where supper and a well-earned rest await you.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 7 Mweka Camp (3,080 m) – Mweka Gate (1,630 m) – Arusha

The final leg of your amazing adventure begins after breakfast with a traditional farewell ceremony from the mountain crew. Then a gentle 2 to 3 hours descent through the rainforest continues to Mweka Gate, where your driver will be waiting for you. He will take you back to the Meru View Lodge and after a warm shower, the rest of the day is free to relax, relax at the pool or celebrate your achievement.
Breakfast; Dinner

Day 8 Arusha – Kilimanjaro Airport

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro Airport. Alternatively, you can extend your trip to Tanzania and go on a safari or relax in the Indian Ocean.
Breakfast

Is there an age limitation for this climb?

According to the national park authorities, children under the age of 10 years are only allowed to hike until Shira Camp (3845 m). There are no official restrictions for children above the age of 10 years but because the chances of children succumbing to mountain sickness are a lot higher than they are with adults, we recommend a minimum age of 14-16 years. Please note that children of all ages have to be accompanied by one of their parents at all times. Although there is no maximum age restriction, a medical check-up is advisable for climbers above the age of 60.

How big can I expect the group to be and where are the other climbers from?

Groups can be anywhere between 2 and 14 and climbers come from far and wide.

Do I have to be extremely fit?

Africa’s highest peak is one of the only mountains of this magnitude that can be conquered without you being an experienced alpinist. However, it goes without saying that you should be healthy and fit to master the 4-6 hour daily hikes as well as the 12-14 hour hike on the night of the summit. In addition thereto, strong willpower and endurance is required.

What kind of weather is to be expected and when is the best time to travel?

The warmest time with the least rainfall is between December and February, followed by the main rainy season from March until the beginning of June. Between June and October, temperatures are moderate with almost no rainfall. November is regarded as the small rainy season and daily short rainfalls with cloudy views are common.

The best time to travel is between the end of June and the middle of October and although it is possible to climb Kilimanjaro in the main rainy season, we strongly discourage anyone from doing so.

What can I expect from the route?

The Machame Route, commonly known as the “Whiskey Route” is regarded as one of the most beautiful routes, offering hikers breath-taking views of the summit. On the other hand, it is also the route that is most susceptible to unpleasant weather conditions such as rain, clouds and fog. But it is thanks to these weather conditions that the vegetation is so dense and beautiful. Due to all the ascents and descents, the route is also physically more demanding than the Marangu or Rongai Route. Climbers will descend on the Mweka Route.

What meals will be provided and what type of food can I expect?

  • Meals are included as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • For breakfast, there will be a choice of fruit, scrambled eggs, porridge, toast, jam, hot chocolate, coffee or tea. Lunch will be provided in form of a lunch box containing sandwiches, boiled eggs, chicken etc.
  • For dinner, you will enjoy soup and bread followed by meat or poultry along with starch (i.e. chips, mashed potatoes, pasta or rice) as well as vegetables.
  • While breakfast and dinner are served in a mess tent equipped with a table and chairs, lunch is enjoyed en-route.
  • Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements or food allergies and we will do our utmost to cater for them (only possible with advanced notification).

How do I cope with the altitude?

Almost everybody climbing Kilimanjaro will be affected by the altitude in some or another way. Top athletes are just as much at risk of suffering from it as are people who are out of shape. Headaches, extreme fatigue, loss of appetite and nausea are all signs of possible mountain sickness. Symptoms are mostly mild, enabling you to continue your hike and only in very few instances are symptoms more acute, making an immediate descent unavoidable. Severe altitude sickness is a serious matter and you should bear in mind that it can be life-threatening and at worst lead to death. It is also important to replace lost body fluids due to physical activity by drinking enough water. We suggest two to four litres per day along with magnesium to prevent muscle cramps.

What happens in the event of an emergency?

  • Mountain rescue services in Tanzania can in no sense be compared to the ones found in the European Alps for example. If you find yourself unable to walk, you will either be carried or transported on a wheeled stretcher. As this is by all means a very unpleasant experience, it is important that you only push yourself as far as your body allows. Helicopters are hardly ever deployed as they can only land at a lower altitude.
  • Please also make sure your health insurance covers you while travelling. If you are not adequately covered, we urge you to take out suitable travel insurance assuring all your medical expenses including rescue and repatriation costs are covered.

What about tipping?

  • Tips for the mountain crew are common practice. Gratuities are a large portion of the crew’s income and thus highly appreciated. Below are some recommendations from our side (per group, not per person):

    Guide: 15-18 USD per day
    Assistant Guide: 12-15 USD per day
    Cook: 8-10 USD per day
    Waiter: 7-9 USD per day
    Porter: 6-7 USD per day

Should I bring some extra money?

  • Yes you should bring some extra money for tips, souvenirs and other personal expenses.
  • If you are bringing USD, please make sure the bills have been be printed after 2004 as any earlier printed ones will not be accepted.

What kind of clothes and gear do you recommend?

  • There are a few things you should pack for a Kilimanjaro climb and as the list is quite extensive, you will receive a detailed packing list from us once you have confirmed the booking.
  • For your convenience, we also rent out all essential clothing items and other gear.

What are Tanzania's visa requirements?

  • For most travellers it is possible to obtain a visa upon arrival but nevertheless, it is every visitor’s obligation to check the latest visa regulations with their respective embassies.
  • Every traveller is responsible to be in the possession of the required travel documents.

What about vaccinations and malaria?

  • Officially, no vaccinations are required by the Tanzanian health department. However, Tanzania is a yellow fever region and thus we advise that you get yourself vaccinated for this.
  • In general we also recommend that you have all other shots such as Tetanus, Diphtheria, Polio and Hepatitis A & B up to date.
  • Malaria is present in Tanzania but there are no mosquitoes at high altitude. It is your own choice if you wish to take any precautionary medication, but we suggest that you consult your doctor or travel clinic in this matter.

Dates & Rates for Kilimanjaro Machame Route from Kilimanjaro Airport to Kilimanjaro Airport / Arusha

Machame Route 7 Days 1 Pax 2 Pax Sharing 3 Pax Sharing
01/08/2022 09/08/2022  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
08/08/2022 16/08/2022  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
15/08/2022 23/08/2022  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
19/08/2022 27/08/2022  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
22/08/2022 30/08/2022  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
29/08/2022 06/09/2022  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
05/09/2022 13/09/2022  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
12/09/2022 20/09/2022  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
18/09/2022 26/09/2022  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
19/09/2022 27/09/2022  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
26/09/2022 04/10/2022  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
03/10/2022 11/10/2022  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
10/10/2022 18/10/2022  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
17/10/2022 25/10/2022  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
24/10/2022 01/11/2022  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
31/10/2022 08/11/2022  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
07/11/2022 15/11/2022  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
14/11/2022 22/11/2022  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
21/11/2022 29/11/2022  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
28/11/2022 06/12/2022  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
05/12/2022 13/12/2022  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
12/12/2022 20/12/2022  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
19/12/2022 27/12/2022  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
26/12/2022 03/01/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
02/01/2023 10/01/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
09/01/2023 17/01/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
16/01/2023 24/01/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
23/01/2023 31/01/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
25/01/2023 02/02/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
30/01/2023 07/02/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
06/02/2023 14/02/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
13/02/2023 21/02/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
20/02/2023 28/02/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
27/02/2023 07/03/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
06/03/2023 14/03/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
13/03/2023 21/03/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
20/03/2023 28/03/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
27/03/2023 04/04/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
05/06/2023 13/06/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
12/06/2023 20/06/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
19/06/2023 27/06/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
22/06/2023 30/06/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
26/06/2023 04/07/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
03/07/2023 11/07/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
10/07/2023 18/07/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
17/07/2023 25/07/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
21/07/2023 29/07/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
24/07/2023 01/08/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
31/07/2023 08/08/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
07/08/2023 15/08/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
14/08/2023 22/08/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
19/08/2023 27/08/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
21/08/2023 29/08/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
28/08/2023 05/09/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
04/09/2023 12/09/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
11/09/2023 19/09/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
18/09/2023 26/09/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
25/09/2023 03/10/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
02/10/2023 10/10/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
09/10/2023 17/10/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
16/10/2023 24/10/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
17/10/2023 25/10/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
23/10/2023 31/10/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
30/10/2023 07/11/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
06/11/2023 14/11/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
13/11/2023 21/11/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
20/11/2023 28/11/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
27/11/2023 05/12/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
04/12/2023 12/12/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
11/12/2023 19/12/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
18/12/2023 26/12/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
25/12/2023 02/01/2024  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
26/12/2023 03/01/2024  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
Highlights

Day 1-8 | Tanzania

Day 2

Start: Machame Gate (1,790 m)
Finish: Machame Camp (3,010 m)
Altitude: ↑ 1,220 m
Walking time: 5-7h


Day 3

Start: Machame Camp (3,010 m)
Finish: New Shira Camp (3,845 m)
Altitude: ↑ 835 m
Walking time: 4-6h


Day 4

Start: New Shira Camp (3,845 m)
Finish: Barranco Camp (3,960 m)
Altitude: ↑ 795 m ↓ 680 m
Walking time: 6-7h

Day 5

Start: Barranco Camp (3,960 m)
Finish: Barafu Camp (4,640 m)
Altitude: ↑ 680 m ↓ 50 m
Walking time: 5-7h


Day 6

Start: Barafu Camp (4,640 m)
Finish:
Uhuru Peak (5,895 m) – Mweka Camp (3,080 m)
Altitude: ↑ 1,255 m ↓ 2,815 m
Walking time: 10-14h


Day 7

Start: Mweka Camp (3,080 m)
Finish: Mweka Gate (1,630 m)
Altitude: ↓ 1,450 m
Walking time: 2-3h

Itinerary

Day to Day Itinerary

Each expedition is supplied with unlimited bottled oxygen for making acclimatization less stressful.

Day 1 Kilimanjaro Airport – Arusha

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, you will be welcomed by our transfer driver and taken to the Meru View Lodge in Usa River on the outskirts of Arusha. The rest of the day will be at leisure and you can either relax at the hotel or explore the town of Arusha (taxi required). In the evening you will attend a briefing in preparation for the upcoming trek. Dinner and overnight at Meru View Lodge.
Dinner

Day 2 Arusha – Machame Gate (1,790 m) – Machame Camp (3,010 m)

After breakfast, you will be picked up at the lodge and taken to the entrance gate of Kilimanjaro National Park. While your guide is busy with the registration forms, you can watch the mountain team prepare for the climb and once this is all done, your Kilimanjaro adventure will begin. In no time you will be deep within the magnificent mountain rainforest with ancient trees, primaeval ferns, liana, lichen and moss that carpets the ground and drapes from the trees. You will hear and with a little luck, even spot the beautiful black and white colobus monkeys in the treetops. After 5 to 6 hours, you will reach today’s destination – the Machame Camp, which is just above the tree line. Here, at the base of Mt Kilimanjaro, you will have your first dinner followed by an overnight stay in tents.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 3 Machame Camp (3,010 m) – New Shira Camp (3,845 m)

After an early morning start, the path steepens. The landscape changes into heath and moorland and the open landscape allows you to see the impressive mountain range. Today’s stage is shorter than the previous day and you will arrive at the New Shira Camp by mid-afternoon. The camp has a breath-taking view of the mountain and during sunset, the evening sun lights the rock face and glacier of Kibo.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 4 New Shira Camp (3,845 m) – Lava Tower (4,640 m) – Barranco Camp (3,960 m)

Today you will climb about 800 m but you will be camping at an elevation only slightly higher than the previous night. This will allow your body to acclimatise as a height of over 4,500 m will be reached over the next two days. The trek begins with a long ascent above the Shira Plateau in the direction of the Lava Tower. The vegetation becomes sparser as the landscape changes to an afro-alpine desert. The route passes through the sweeping Barranco Valley with its lobelia and giant Senecio plants. After 6 to 7 hours, you will arrive at the most beautiful camp on the mountain – the Barranco Camp.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 5 Barranco Camp (3,960 m) – Barafu Camp (4,640 m)

Today’s stretch starts with the climb of the Barranco Wall. Safety is paramount and your guides will assist you wherever necessary. Following the ridge, as it traverses up and down, you can enjoy the splendid views of the south glacier of Kibo. In the Karanga Valley, you will have lunch, followed by a 2 to 3 hours climb to Barafu Camp. Once at the camp, you can relax, have dinner and call it an early night.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 6 Barafu Camp (4,640 m) – Uhuru Peak (5,895 m) – Mweka Camp (3,080 m)

After a cup of hot tea and a light snack, the climb begins at around midnight. By torchlight, you will climb the screes of Kibo. After 5 to 7 hours of ascending in the dark, you will arrive at Stella Point (5,730 m), the crater rim of Mt Kilimanjaro. Another 1 to 2 hours climb along the crater ridge will lead you to Uhuru Peak. You will see Kilimanjaro in all its glory, enjoying the 360° view over the landscape below as the sun rises. You are now standing on the “Roof of Africa”. The easy descent runs almost along the same route and shortly before midday, you should arrive at Barafu Camp, where the porters and the cook will be waiting for you. After a warm meal and a well-deserved break of approximately 1 to 2 hours, you will be on your way down to Mweka Camp where supper and a well-earned rest await you.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 7 Mweka Camp (3,080 m) – Mweka Gate (1,630 m) – Arusha

The final leg of your amazing adventure begins after breakfast with a traditional farewell ceremony from the mountain crew. Then a gentle 2 to 3 hours descent through the rainforest continues to Mweka Gate, where your driver will be waiting for you. He will take you back to the Meru View Lodge and after a warm shower, the rest of the day is free to relax, relax at the pool or celebrate your achievement.
Breakfast; Dinner

Day 8 Arusha – Kilimanjaro Airport

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro Airport. Alternatively, you can extend your trip to Tanzania and go on a safari or relax in the Indian Ocean.
Breakfast

FAQ

Is there an age limitation for this climb?

According to the national park authorities, children under the age of 10 years are only allowed to hike until Shira Camp (3845 m). There are no official restrictions for children above the age of 10 years but because the chances of children succumbing to mountain sickness are a lot higher than they are with adults, we recommend a minimum age of 14-16 years. Please note that children of all ages have to be accompanied by one of their parents at all times. Although there is no maximum age restriction, a medical check-up is advisable for climbers above the age of 60.

How big can I expect the group to be and where are the other climbers from?

Groups can be anywhere between 2 and 14 and climbers come from far and wide.

Do I have to be extremely fit?

Africa’s highest peak is one of the only mountains of this magnitude that can be conquered without you being an experienced alpinist. However, it goes without saying that you should be healthy and fit to master the 4-6 hour daily hikes as well as the 12-14 hour hike on the night of the summit. In addition thereto, strong willpower and endurance is required.

What kind of weather is to be expected and when is the best time to travel?

The warmest time with the least rainfall is between December and February, followed by the main rainy season from March until the beginning of June. Between June and October, temperatures are moderate with almost no rainfall. November is regarded as the small rainy season and daily short rainfalls with cloudy views are common.

The best time to travel is between the end of June and the middle of October and although it is possible to climb Kilimanjaro in the main rainy season, we strongly discourage anyone from doing so.

What can I expect from the route?

The Machame Route, commonly known as the “Whiskey Route” is regarded as one of the most beautiful routes, offering hikers breath-taking views of the summit. On the other hand, it is also the route that is most susceptible to unpleasant weather conditions such as rain, clouds and fog. But it is thanks to these weather conditions that the vegetation is so dense and beautiful. Due to all the ascents and descents, the route is also physically more demanding than the Marangu or Rongai Route. Climbers will descend on the Mweka Route.

What meals will be provided and what type of food can I expect?

  • Meals are included as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • For breakfast, there will be a choice of fruit, scrambled eggs, porridge, toast, jam, hot chocolate, coffee or tea. Lunch will be provided in form of a lunch box containing sandwiches, boiled eggs, chicken etc.
  • For dinner, you will enjoy soup and bread followed by meat or poultry along with starch (i.e. chips, mashed potatoes, pasta or rice) as well as vegetables.
  • While breakfast and dinner are served in a mess tent equipped with a table and chairs, lunch is enjoyed en-route.
  • Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements or food allergies and we will do our utmost to cater for them (only possible with advanced notification).

How do I cope with the altitude?

Almost everybody climbing Kilimanjaro will be affected by the altitude in some or another way. Top athletes are just as much at risk of suffering from it as are people who are out of shape. Headaches, extreme fatigue, loss of appetite and nausea are all signs of possible mountain sickness. Symptoms are mostly mild, enabling you to continue your hike and only in very few instances are symptoms more acute, making an immediate descent unavoidable. Severe altitude sickness is a serious matter and you should bear in mind that it can be life-threatening and at worst lead to death. It is also important to replace lost body fluids due to physical activity by drinking enough water. We suggest two to four litres per day along with magnesium to prevent muscle cramps.

What happens in the event of an emergency?

  • Mountain rescue services in Tanzania can in no sense be compared to the ones found in the European Alps for example. If you find yourself unable to walk, you will either be carried or transported on a wheeled stretcher. As this is by all means a very unpleasant experience, it is important that you only push yourself as far as your body allows. Helicopters are hardly ever deployed as they can only land at a lower altitude.
  • Please also make sure your health insurance covers you while travelling. If you are not adequately covered, we urge you to take out suitable travel insurance assuring all your medical expenses including rescue and repatriation costs are covered.

What about tipping?

  • Tips for the mountain crew are common practice. Gratuities are a large portion of the crew’s income and thus highly appreciated. Below are some recommendations from our side (per group, not per person):

    Guide: 15-18 USD per day
    Assistant Guide: 12-15 USD per day
    Cook: 8-10 USD per day
    Waiter: 7-9 USD per day
    Porter: 6-7 USD per day

Should I bring some extra money?

  • Yes you should bring some extra money for tips, souvenirs and other personal expenses.
  • If you are bringing USD, please make sure the bills have been be printed after 2004 as any earlier printed ones will not be accepted.

What kind of clothes and gear do you recommend?

  • There are a few things you should pack for a Kilimanjaro climb and as the list is quite extensive, you will receive a detailed packing list from us once you have confirmed the booking.
  • For your convenience, we also rent out all essential clothing items and other gear.

What are Tanzania's visa requirements?

  • For most travellers it is possible to obtain a visa upon arrival but nevertheless, it is every visitor’s obligation to check the latest visa regulations with their respective embassies.
  • Every traveller is responsible to be in the possession of the required travel documents.

What about vaccinations and malaria?

  • Officially, no vaccinations are required by the Tanzanian health department. However, Tanzania is a yellow fever region and thus we advise that you get yourself vaccinated for this.
  • In general we also recommend that you have all other shots such as Tetanus, Diphtheria, Polio and Hepatitis A & B up to date.
  • Malaria is present in Tanzania but there are no mosquitoes at high altitude. It is your own choice if you wish to take any precautionary medication, but we suggest that you consult your doctor or travel clinic in this matter.
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Dates & Rates

Dates & Rates for Kilimanjaro Machame Route from Kilimanjaro Airport to Kilimanjaro Airport / Arusha

Machame Route 7 Days 1 Pax 2 Pax Sharing 3 Pax Sharing
01/08/2022 09/08/2022  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
08/08/2022 16/08/2022  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
15/08/2022 23/08/2022  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
19/08/2022 27/08/2022  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
22/08/2022 30/08/2022  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
29/08/2022 06/09/2022  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
05/09/2022 13/09/2022  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
12/09/2022 20/09/2022  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
18/09/2022 26/09/2022  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
19/09/2022 27/09/2022  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
26/09/2022 04/10/2022  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
03/10/2022 11/10/2022  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
10/10/2022 18/10/2022  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
17/10/2022 25/10/2022  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
24/10/2022 01/11/2022  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
31/10/2022 08/11/2022  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
07/11/2022 15/11/2022  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
14/11/2022 22/11/2022  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
21/11/2022 29/11/2022  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
28/11/2022 06/12/2022  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
05/12/2022 13/12/2022  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
12/12/2022 20/12/2022  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
19/12/2022 27/12/2022  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
26/12/2022 03/01/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
02/01/2023 10/01/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
09/01/2023 17/01/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
16/01/2023 24/01/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
23/01/2023 31/01/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
25/01/2023 02/02/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
30/01/2023 07/02/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
06/02/2023 14/02/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
13/02/2023 21/02/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
20/02/2023 28/02/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
27/02/2023 07/03/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
06/03/2023 14/03/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
13/03/2023 21/03/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
20/03/2023 28/03/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
27/03/2023 04/04/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
05/06/2023 13/06/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
12/06/2023 20/06/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
19/06/2023 27/06/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
22/06/2023 30/06/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
26/06/2023 04/07/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
03/07/2023 11/07/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
10/07/2023 18/07/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
17/07/2023 25/07/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
21/07/2023 29/07/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
24/07/2023 01/08/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
31/07/2023 08/08/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
07/08/2023 15/08/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
14/08/2023 22/08/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
19/08/2023 27/08/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
21/08/2023 29/08/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
28/08/2023 05/09/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
04/09/2023 12/09/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
11/09/2023 19/09/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
18/09/2023 26/09/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
25/09/2023 03/10/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
02/10/2023 10/10/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
09/10/2023 17/10/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
16/10/2023 24/10/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
17/10/2023 25/10/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
23/10/2023 31/10/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
30/10/2023 07/11/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
06/11/2023 14/11/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
13/11/2023 21/11/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
20/11/2023 28/11/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
27/11/2023 05/12/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
04/12/2023 12/12/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
11/12/2023 19/12/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
18/12/2023 26/12/2023  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
25/12/2023 02/01/2024  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00
26/12/2023 03/01/2024  $2,380.00  $2,095.00  $2,020.00

Tour price includes / excludes (climbing)

Rest assured – climbing Mount Kilimanjaro with our professional guides will be successful.

Included in the price

  • Kilimanjaro trekking according to the itinerary
  • Professional, English-speaking guide
  • Mountain crew (cook & porters)
  • Overnight stays in hotels and mountain tents
  • Camping equipment (tents, sleeping mats, chairs, tables etc.)
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Drinking water
  • All national park fees
  • All mentioned transfer

Excluded from the price

  • Sleeping bag
  • Flights
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
  • Travel insurance

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