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6 days Kilimanjaro Climb Machame Route, 6 Days Kilimanjaro Climbing Trek Machame Route (Whiskey Route) Safari ,

6 days Kilimanjaro Climb Machame Route, 6 Days Kilimanjaro Climbing Trek Machame Route/Whiskey Route Safari.

6 days Kilimanjaro Climb Machame Route/Whiskey Route Safari SAFARI OVERVIEW.

6 days Kilimanjaro Climb Machame Route/Whiskey Route Safari

This 6 days Kilimanjaro climb Machame route/Whisky Route Safari is a Kilimanjaro mountain climbing safari trek giving you an opportunity to climb to the highest point of Africa Uhuru elevated at 5,895m above sea level. Mountain Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa located in the North East of Tanzania, with the summit covered by permanent snow. The Machame Route has no huts but instead camping sites with toilet facilities are available.

The 6 days Kilimanjaro Climb Machame Route Safari features Machame Route – the most popular and one of the most scenic routes on the mountain. All climbers sleep in tents (tents are included) and meals are served in a dinner tent or on a blanket outside. It takes 6 day Kilimanjaro climbing safari Machame Route, making acclimatization easier and the success rate is fairly high. With the Machame/South Circuit Route, you will circle halfway around the mountain with great views from all angles. This route is approximately 40 km versus 20 km on the Marangu Route. Climbers descend down the Mweka trail and stay at the Mweka camp for the final night on the mountain.

We recommend you bring with your gear like; hiking boots, thick hiking socks, windproof/waterproof pants and jacket, heavy gloves, heavy winter jacket, water bottles, gaiters (covers the top of boots and bottom of pants), smaller personal backpack, larger backpack for clothes, cold weather sleeping bags, safari-style hat protecting face and neck from the sun, headlamp style flashlight, camera, of course, dried fruit and energy bars, sunblock, malaria pills, water purification tablets, inflatable pillows, your regular clothes.

6 Days Kilimanjaro Climb Machame Route/Whiskey Route Safari – SAFARI HIGHLIGHT.

  • Day 1 days Kilimanjaro Climb Machame Route/Whiskey Route Safari: Hike from Machame Gate to Machame Camp

  • Day 2 days Kilimanjaro Climb Machame Route/Whiskey Route Safari: Machame Camp to Shira Camp

  • Day 3 days Kilimanjaro Climb Machame Route/Whiskey Route Safari: Shira Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp

  • Day 4 days Kilimanjaro Climb Machame Route/Whiskey Route Safari: Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp

  • Day 5 days Kilimanjaro Climb Machame Route/Whiskey Route Safari: Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Hut

  • Day 6  days Kilimanjaro Climb Machame Route/Whiskey Route Safari: Mweka Camp to Arusha

6 Days Kilimanjaro Climb Machame Route/Whiskey Route Safari – DETAILED SAFARI ITINERARY.

Day 1 of the 6 Days Kilimanjaro Climb Machame Route/Whiskey Route Safari: Hike from Machame Gate to Machame Camp

The drive from Arusha to the Mount Kilimanjaro National Park Gate takes about one and a half hours. The journey passes through the village of Machame which is located on the lower slopes of the mountain.
We now leave the park gate and walk through the rain forest on a winding trail up a ridge. Lower down, the trail can be muddy and slippery. Gaiters and trekking poles are a good idea here. We continue a short distance until we reach the Machame Camp.

Elevation (m): 1830m to 3100m
Elevation (ft): 6000ft to 10,200ft
Distance: 18km
Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
Habitat: Montane Forest

Overnight: Machame Camp

Day 2 of the 6 Days Kilimanjaro Climb Machame Route/Whiskey Route Safari – Machame Route (Whiskey Route): Machame Camp to Shira Camp

After breakfast, we leave the glades of the rain forest and continue on an ascending path, crossing the little valley walking along a steep rocky ridge, covered with heather until the ridge ends. The route now turns west onto a river gorge.

Elevation (m): 3100m to 3840m
Elevation (ft): 10,200ft to 12,600ft
Distance: 9km
Walking Time: 4-6 hours
Habitat: Moorland

Overnight:  Shira campsite.

Day 3 of the 6 Days Kilimanjaro Climb Machame Route/Whiskey Route Safari: Shira Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp

kilimanjaro-climbing-adventureFrom the Shira Plateau, we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the “Shark’s Tooth.” Shortly after the tower, we come to the second junction which brings us up to the Arrow Glacier at an altitude of 4,876 meters. We now continue down to the Barranco Hut at an altitude of 3,860 meters. Here we rest, enjoy dinner, and overnight. Although you end the day at the same elevation as when you started, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.

Elevation (m): 3840m to 3860m
Elevation (ft): 12,600ft to 12,700ft
Distance: 15 km
Walking Time: 5-7 hours
Habitat: Semi-desert
From the Shira Plateau, we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the “Shark’s Tooth.” Shortly after the tower, we come to the second junction which brings us up to the Arrow Glacier at an altitude of 4,876 meters. We now continue down to the Barranco Hut at an altitude of 3,860 meters. Here we rest, enjoy dinner, and overnight. Although you end the day at the same elevation as when you started, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.

Day 4 of the 6 Days Kilimanjaro Climb Machame Route/Whiskey Route Safari: Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp

After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge up the Barranco Wall, through the Karanga Valley (lunch at 4200m), and the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the Barafu Hut. You have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest, enjoy dinner, and prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are to be seen from this position.

Elevation (m): 3860m to 4600m
Elevation (ft): 12,700ft to 15,100ft
Distance: 13km
Hiking Time: 8 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert

Accommodation: Barafu Camp

Day 5 of the 6 Days Kilimanjaro Climb Machame Route/Whiskey Route Safari: Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Hut

Very early in the morning (midnight to 2 am), we continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. You head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. At Stella Point (5685m), you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see (weather permitting). From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all they way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. At Uhuru Peak, you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. Faster hikers will see the sunrise from the summit. It can be very cold at night at these elevations, but it will be quite warm by the end of the hiking day. You will want a clothing for both extremes with you. From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for lunch. You will want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon.
Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.

Elevation (m): 4600m to 5895m (and down to 3100m)
Elevation (ft): 15,100ft to 19,300ft (and down to 10,200ft)
Distance: 7km ascent / 23km descent
Hiking Time:6- 8 hours ascent / 7-8 hours descent
Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit

Accommodation: Mweka Hut

Day 6 of the 6 Days Kilimanjaro Climb Machame Route/Whiskey Route Safari: Mweka Camp to Arusha

After breakfast, we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).
From the gate, continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet you at Mweka village to drive you to the Hotel in Arusha for dinner and overnight.

Elevation (m): 3100m to 1830m
Elevation (ft): 10,200ft to 6000ft
Distance: 15 km
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Forest

6 days Kilimanjaro Climb Machame Route, 6 Days Kilimanjaro Climbing Trek Machame Route (Whiskey Route) Safari 

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6 Days Kilimanjaro Climb Machame Route/Whiskey Route Safari – SAFARI INCLUSIONS.

  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris)

6 Days Kilimanjaro Climb Machame Route/Whiskey Route Safari – SAFARI EXCLUSIONS.

    • General tips for the driver guide, site guides, and service staff at the lodges
    • Laundry Services
    • Other Beverages/drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
    • International Flights (Arranged on request)
    • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
    • Visas
    • Optional Activity fees
    • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
    • Airport Transfer unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)
    • Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)

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