9DAYS/8NIGHT KILIMANJARO TREKKING VIA MACHAME ROUTE (7DAYS IN THE MOUNTAIN)
The Machame route, also known as the Whiskey route, is one of the most scenic routes and the most popular route nowadays. This route is more used than other routes, but more strenuous and involves camping at basic campsites throughout the trek. The start of this route involves a gradual climb through the rainforest, from 1800 to 3000 meters. The summit attempt is a long day, involving about 14 hours walking, most of it during the night.
The seven day Machame variation is the ideal schedule for this route. On the 7 day Machame route, the trek from Barranco to Barafu is broken up into two days, allowing for a short day just prior to the summit attempt. This is important because summit day begins very early, around midnight, so climbers are sleeping deprived going into the toughest day on the mountain. By having a short day beforehand, climbers can be better rested.
We highly recommended Machame 7 days for more times of acclimatization, which support easy way to get to the summit, the successes rates for this route is more than 95%
You will spend two nights in Moshi before and after the climb. The room would be shared per two person but private rooms can be available based on a request. The tent would be shared in the mountain two persons per tent, but personal tent can also be provided based on a request.
You will meet and drive from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) to your hotel in Moshi and rest for a while. Afterward, you will meet your guide for gear checking and briefing about the mountain. Also, your guide will go through your group camping gear and demonstrate the use and operation of all equipment, especially emergency oxygen cylinder and pulse ox meter and explain signs and symptoms of various mountain sicknesses which might happen while trekking.
Day 2: Hike to Machame Hut, 3000 meters/9840feet
You will drive for 1 hour from your hotel in Moshi to Machame gate for registrations and meet the rest of the team cook and porters ready for the climb. You will climb for 5 - 6 hours to walk for 11 kilometers/6 miles and you will cross rainforest. Also, during noon, you will break for picnic lunch and overnight at Machame hut.