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8 Nights, 9 Days Mt Kilimanjaro Machame Route

8 Nights, 9 Days Mt Kilimanjaro Machame Route

Available Till 20th Dec 2018

Price: $2,725 p.p.Sharing

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General Information

The second most popular is the Machame Route, also called the Whiskey Route. This route is 7 days with longer hiking distances than the Marangu Route. There are no sleeping huts, so climbers sleep in tents. This route is more beautiful, and a higher percentage of climbers reach the summit.


Day 01:  Arrival at Moshi

Pick up upon arrival and transfer to AMEG Lodge Kilimanjaro for dinner and overnight stay


Day 02: Moshi – Machame camp

After breakfast transfer from the Lodge to Kilimanjaro National Park Gate at Machame.From here you trek through the lush forest to Machame Hut (3,000 m). Stay overnight at Machame Camp


Day 03: Machame camp – Shira Camp

Leaving the forest, the path follows a steep ridge passing through heather and open moorlands and crossing a large gorge to reach Shira Hut (3,800m).
Overnight stay at Shira Camp


Day 04: Shira Camp – Barranco Camp

You turn eastwards and continue ascending through the dry landscape before dropping again to reach Barranco (3,900 m).
Stay overnight at Barranco Camp


Day 05:  Barranco Camp – Karanga Camp

Day to acclimatize. Stay overnight at Karanga Valley (3950m)


Day 06: Karanga Camp – Barafu Camp

The path climbs steeply out of Barranco Valley, crosses the Karanga Valley and turns north to reach Barafu Hut (4,600 m)
Stay overnight Barafu Camp


Day 07: Barafu Camp – Mweka Camp

A long day and an early start to reach the crater rim at Stella Point in time for sunrise. Then continue on to Uhuru Peak (5,895 m), the highest point in Africa. Descend to Barafu and down on to Mweka (3,000m)
Overnight stay at Mweka Camp


Day 08: Mweka – Moshi

Descend to the park gate. You are transferred back to AMEG Lodge Kilimanjaro for your dinner and
overnight stay


Day 09: Moshi – Depart

After brekfast trenasfer to the airport to catch your flight back home.


Climbing Gear ;

•    Be sure to break in your shoes before the hike
•    Take trekking shoes for hiking during the day, preferably warm (leather), waterproof, and with ankle-  support
•    Take tennis shoes or sandals for lounging in the evening
•    Gaitors
•    Hiking socks
•    Wool socks


Your inner layer should be warm therefore preferably no cotton. Next layer should be insulating and warm, and the top layer should be water proof but breathable. Kilimanjaro may be on the equator, but the temperature can drop drastically.
We recommend that you wear shorts for first and last and pants for hiking and for lounging in the evenings
•    Short-sleeved t-shirts for first and last day only
•    Long-sleeved shirts for hiking and for lounging in the evenings
•    Long underwear
•    Fleece jacket or wool sweater
•    Fleece pants
•    Down jacket
•    Rain jacket, needed for rainforest and snow
•    Rain pants, needed for rainforest and snow
•    Underwear
•    Sport bras, for women

Cold Weather
•    Warm mittens and/or gloves (waterproof)
•    Wool or pile hat
•    Balaclava or neck gaitor
•    Crampons (may be needed March-May and November-December)


•    Day pack, for you to carry
•    Large waterproof duffel bag or backpack, for porters to carry
•    Plastic bags


•    Sleeping bag (-10 degrees F is recommended)
•    Sleeping pad and repair kit
•    Mattress (to put under the sleeping bag when camping)
•    Tents are supplied by AMEG Safaris at no charge


•    Water bottles (2+)
•    Get 3 liters of bottled water before the trip. Guides will boil water for you along the route. Some people still bring a water filter to enhance the taste. You may want an insulated water bottle to keep it from freezing on the last day. Please note plastic bottles will not be allowed on the mountain – Protect your environment
•    Sun hat
•    Sunglasses
•    Money (small Tanzanian bills or US dollars in series over 2006
•    Ski or trekking poles
•    Headlamp or flashlight
•    Camera, film, mini-tripod
•    Video camera, tapes
•    Maps, guidebooks
•    Batteries – bring double extra sets for headlamp/flashlight and camera as cold weather shortens their life
•    Binoculars
•    Notebook, pencil and pen
•    Pocket knife
•    Electricity adapter
•    Energy bars and snacks
•    Playing cards, games, books
•     Chocolate or pens for village children, mementos for guides, porters, and other climbers


•   Toilet paper
•    Small towel
•    Soap
•    Toothbrush and toothpaste
•    Hand-wipes
•    Documents
•    Passport
•    Yellow fever certificate
•    Tanzania Visa
•    Medical insurance
•    Address book

First Aid

•    Ibuprofin
•    Bandaids
•    Sunscreen (SPF 15+)
•    Malaria pills
•    Insect repellent
•    Lip balm with sunscreen
•    Antiseptic cream
•    Bandages and tape
•    Diahorea medicine
•    Antibiotics
•    Antihistamines
•    Prescription drugs

*Please note* when booking kindly ask for the total number of crew climbing the mountain with the client.
Per guide: $15
Per cook: $7
Per porter: $5

Package Includes

Half Board sharing a room at AMEG Lodge Kilimanjaro
All park fees (these are non refundable and are for the number of days the climb has been booked)
National Park approved guides and porters
Value Added tax (VAT)
Accommodation on the mountain (Three-man mountain tents used for two people only on all routes except for Marangu Route as accommodation is in huts.) Stools, a mess tent and hot water for washing are provided on the mountain.
Meals on the mountain
Transport AMEG Lodge Kilimanjaro – various Gates – AMEG Lodge Kilimanjaro

Package Excludes

Tips to driver, porters and guide
Items of personal nature
Accommodation at AMEG Lodge Kilimanjaro if for any reason the client returns early from the climb

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