Sceneries of Kilimanajaro - Machame climb.

Mt Kilimanjaro via the Machame route

8 days

Up to
8 climbers

About this tour

Often referred to as the “Whisky Route“. Our itinerary provides full service with experienced guides, chef, and porters per person. All of our staffs are treated ethically - we keep very close relationships together as a team to provide great service. We believe "people" is the most important factor to make your ascent amazing and unforgettable.

Service details


  • Guide, assistant guide, chef, 4 porters per person
  • Park fees
  • Rescue fee
  • Transport from the kilimanjaro airport to moshi and back
  • Transport from moshi to the gate and back
  • 2 nights accommodation before and after the climb (at kili cottages w/breakfast)
  • All meals on the mountain (3 times a day + snacks)
  • Drinking water during the climb
  • Tents, sleeping mats
  • Walking poles (optional)

Does not include

  • Visa fee
  • Airfare to tanzania
  • Tips for the guide, chef, and porters
  • Alcohol beverages
  • Personal climbing gear
  • Sleeping bag (rental possible)

We will pick you up at the Kilimanjaro Airport, or Moshi Bus Station if you're coming by bus. This tour package includes 2 nights at a relaxing hotel Kili Cottages before and after the climb - we will take you to "Kili Cottages" where you can have a peaceful night sleep before your exciting journey.


On arrival with you are personally met by one of our representatives and transferred to Kili Cottages Moshi. In the Evening there is a full briefing with the climbs Manager and your guide. Dinner is included at your hotel. Overnight Kili Cottages (dinner).


After breakfast you depart by vehicle to Kilimanjaro. At the gate your crew finalize packing and after finishing with formalities you start of from Machame gate. Today's hiking is through verdant afromontane forest to Machame camp and on route you have a picnic lunch. Look out for pretty endemic flora and a gradation of forest zones!
Overnight Machame Camp (breakfast - lunch - dinner)


From Machame camp you hike to Shira Hut. The first section is relatively steep and altitude is gained rapidly. A picnic lunch is taken on trail today. The zone you pass through today is known as the heath zone where attractive Helichrysum and lobelia plants become apparent. Various geologic features can be seen today from lava tubes to glacial valleys.
Overnight Shira Hut (breakfast - lunch - dinner


Today is a walk high sleep low day. You ascend into alpine desert and for those that are feeling strong you can even head up to Lava Tower before descending to Barranco camp. Lunch is taken as a picnic lunch on route. This is long day but note that the next time you head to this altitude is in two days time - great acclimatization day!
Overnight Barranco Camp (breakfast - lunch - dinner)


Today is another half day ascending to Barafu camp. Once again lunch is taken in camp allowing plenty of time to relax before the summit bid. Desolate alpine desert and at times strong winds rip over this camp and yet in the evening splendid views of Mawenzi peak are the norm. A relatively early dinner is taken before heading to rest for the evening.
Overnight Barafu Camp (breakfast - lunch - dinner)


Most people depart just before midnight for the final summit bid. Patience and persistence is the name of game to reach the summit and by dawn as the first rays of light start to appear, most arrive near the rim. Ascending via Stella Point affords a relatively short final section to Uhuru peak, the Roof of Africa! What goes up must come down and your goal today is to reach Mweka camp.
Overnight Mweka Camp (breakfast - lunch - dinner)


After breakfast you descend once again through montane forest and around mid day after saying farewell to your crew, you are picked up and transfer back to your hotel for a well deserved shower!
Overnight Kili Cottages with Celebration dinner with the team (breakfast - lunch - dinner)

Day 8 - Leisure

Leisure day at kili cottage waiting for the flight. where we will tranfer your to the airport or altenative

Our meeting point

We can pick you up at Kilimanjaro Airport, or the Moshi Bus Station. If you're coming from some place else, please contact us and we will help you the best we can to get you here without any hassle.

We will be holding up our "GAIA AFRICANA TRAVEL" poster so you will find us easily :)

Necessary gear
  • Midlayer top
  • Trekking pants
  • Light rainwear
  • Softshell jacket & pants
  • Hardshell jackett & pants
  • Down jacket
  • Trekking shoes
  • Heavy trekking boots
  • Mountaineering boots (suitable with crampons)
  • Plastic boots (suitable with crampons)
  • Backpack (30-40L)
  • Sunglasses
  • Goggles
  • Headlamp
  • Trekking pole
  • Light gloves
  • Heavy gloves
  • Gaiters
  • Sun hat
  • Warm hat
  • Watch
  • Sunscreen
  • First aid kit
  • Avalanche equipment set
  • Sleeping bag (-11° to -25℃)

Cancellation policy

Since we understand that planning ahead isn't always easy, to provide you with the best experience, we offer free-cancellation up to one week before departure. No questions asked.

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  • Ethical tourism at local prices
  • Free cancellation
  • You have our full support