• East Africa Time (EAT) 5th of June, 2020 09:18 PM
  • Moshi,Kilimanjaro
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Length:  62 Km

The Machame route also known as the whiskey route, it is one of the most liked routes of Mount Kilimanjaro, it takes its name whiskey from its difficulty level compared to other routes of Mount Kilimanjaro.

The Machame  route offers a great varied scenery of the mountain, as it ascends and descends on different sides of the mountain i.e Western and northern sides respectively. In addition to that you will be able to see stunning physical features on this route i.e the Shira plateau, the Lava tower and the Baranco wall.

This route takes a minimum of 6 days to complete however some prefer to take the 7 days option for better acclimatization.

The Machame route is steeper especially on the first and a half day resulting from the main force of the kibos volcanic activity occurring on the western side. This route is ideal for adventure enthusiasts looking for a more challenging yet rewarding experience.

Machame route

Day

From – To

Distance

Elevation

Hiking time

Habitat

1

Machame gate – Machame camp

11km

1,790m -3,010m

5-7hrs

Rainforest

2

Machame camp – Shira camp

5km

3010m – 3840m

4-6hrs

Moorland

3

Shira camp – Barranco camp

10km

3840m – 3,960m

6-8hrs

Semi desert

4

Barrranco camp – Karanga camp

5km

3,960, – 4,200m

4-5hrs

Semi desert

5

Karanga Camp – Barafu camp

2km

4200m -4,640m

3-4 hrs

Alpine desert

6

Barafu Camp – Uhuru Peak Summit  – Mweka Camp

5km Ascent
12km Descent

4640m – 5895m – 3080m

6-8 hrs Ascent
4-6hrs Descent

Arctic

7

Mweka Camp – Mweka Gate

10 km

3080m – 1,630m

3 -4 hrs

Rain forest