Tour overview

8 Days Mt. Kilimanjaro trek using Shira Mweka Route 2024 visiting Moshi.
Shira 1. Shira 2. Lava Tower. Barranco. Karanga. Barafu. Mweka 7 nights

8-day Mount Kilimanjaro climbing Shira / Machame Mweka route 2024/2025

Tanzania Trekking Shira Mweka route 2024/2025 the 8 days itinerary for 2024

8 Days Mt Kilimanjaro Climbing: Machame Route

The Machame Route known as the “Whiskey” route, begins at Machame Gate. It is located on the southern base of the mountain, in its green, abundant rainforest. We climb to the Shira Plateau, then traverse the mountain beneath Kilimanjaro’s Southern Icefield. We will make our summit approach from Barafu Hut. The total time on the mountain is 6 days.

8 DAYS MOUNT KILIMANJARO CLIMBING MACHAME ROUTE

Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing | Machame Route
Mt Kilimanjaro Climbing via Machame route is considered to be the most beautiful and scenic of the various routes up Mount Kilimanjaro. Machame Route is appropriate for more adventurous hikers who wish for a more physically demanding climb than Marangu or Rongai can offer. You can choose to complete this route in either six days or seven days. Machame route is the most popular route on Mount Kilimanjaro.
The Machame route is strictly done for not less than 6 days. This is because fewer days spent climbing Mount Kilimanjaro using Machame route bring more risk on Mountain sickness and tiredness. This leads to less performance to the roof top of Africa the Uhuru peak.

All the camps on this route sell goods such as chocolates, beer, soft drinks and mineral water. They also have a radio contact to the Park Office. This route can be done in 5 days but it is advisable to take an extra day for acclimatization at the Horombo hut. Horombo hut is also the only campsite on Kilimanjaro with beds and mattresses.

Machame Trek
Your 8 days Mt Kilimanjaro climbing Machame route expedition can start from Arusha or Moshi Tanzania.

8 Days Mt. Kilimanjaro Climbing – Machame Route

8 Days Mt. Kilimanjaro Climbing Summit – Machame Route
Machame, known as the “Whiskey” route, is a popular route to the mountain. Compared with Marangu, the days on Machame are longer and the walks are steeper. It is considered a difficult route, better suited for more adventurous folks, and those with some hiking or backpacking experience. Machame approaches from the southwest and descends using Mweka, rewarding climbers with views of the expansive Shira Plateau.

The Machame route approaches Mt Kilimanjaro from the south, beginning with a short drive from Mochi to Machame gate. Its path leads climbers through the rainforest of Shira plateau. Many of Mt Kilimanjaro’s routes converge here, then the Machame route turns east and traverses underneath Mt Kilimanjaro’s southern ice field on a path known as the Southern Circuit before summiting from Barafu.

The descent is made through the Mweka route. For a once in a lifetime experience, you too can climb the highest mountain in Africa crowned with an everlasting snowcap.

Here’s what to expect on 8-day climb en route Machame:

The Machame route approaches Mt Kilimanjaro from the south, beginning with a short drive from Mochi to Machame gate. Its path leads climbers through the rainforest of Shira plateau. Many of Mt Kilimanjaro’s routes converge here, then the Machame route turns east and traverses underneath Mt Kilimanjaro’s southern ice field on a path known as the Southern Circuit before summiting from Barafu.

The descent is made through the Mweka route. For a once in a lifetime experience, you too can climb the highest mountain in Africa crowned with an everlasting snowcap.

Here’s what to expect on 8-day climb en route Machame:

Climb Kilimanjaro Machame Route
The Machame route on Kilimanjaro is an 8-day camping route which allows for excellent acclimatization and particularly diverse scenery. It has been called the Whiskey route in the past and nowadays about 35% of all climbers on the mountain use it.

8 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Climb: Shira Route 2024/2025

Mt Kilimanjaro Climbing via Machame route is considered to be the most beautiful and scenic of the various routes up Mount Kilimanjaro, the Machame Route is appropriate for more adventurous hikers who wish for a more physically demanding climb than Marangu or Rongai can offer. You can choose to complete this route in either six days or seven days.

The Machame route is strictly done for not less than 6 days, while climbing Mount Kilimanjaro since fewer days spent climbing Mount Kilimanjaro using Machame route bring more risk on Mountain sickness and tiredness which all in all led to less performance to the roof top of Africa the Uhuru peak. All the camps on this route sale goods such as chocolates, beer, soft drinks and mineral water, and they all have a radio contact to the Park Office.

This route can be done in 5 days but it is advised to take an extra day for acclimatization at the Horombo hut which is also the only campsite on Kilimanjaro with beds and mattresses. Your 8 days Mt Kilimanjaro climbing Machame route expedition can start from Arusha or Moshi Tanzania.

The guides and porters prepare and pack the supplies and your equipment in the village. You will receive a lunch pack and you can also buy mineral water in the village. Depending on the condition of the road, it is possible to drive from the village to the Machame gate to start the trek.

Extra days for Kilimanjaro Climb through Machame route can be arranged to suit your specific requirements.

This trek runs on private basis or with a group you will be provided a mountain climbing professional guide, porters and cooks to make your meals while on the Climb.

Mt Kilimanjaro via Machame Route 2024

Included

  • The transfer from Moshi Town to Shira Gate on Day 1.
  • The transfer from Mweka village to Moshi Town on Day 8.
  • Mount Kilimanjaro National Park fees.
  • Mount Kilimanjaro mountaineering fees.
  • Services of porters during the trek.
  • Services of a cook during the trek
  • Accommodation during the trek.
  • Full board during the trek ( includes breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • Bottled water during the trek.
  • Rescue to a private hospital ( if need be).

Not Included

  • Tanzania visas.
  • Mount Kilimanjaro treking equipment.
  • Items not mentioned as included.

Day 1: Moshi Town- Shira Camp

You have the morning link up with our Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking crew in Moshi Town. The crew will conduct a gear chck to ensure you have adequate trekking equipment. Soon thereafter, you are picke up and transferred to the Shira Gate of Mount Kilimanjaro. Commence the 4 hours hike to the Shira Plateau. Overnight at Shira Camp 1 ( 3000 metres). Full board
This route of Mount Kilimanjaro trek approaches the mountain from the West and has a long access drive. It is remote and less frequented. However, it is very scenic with Southern traverse and is excellent for acclimatization.

Day 2: Shira Camp One- Shira Camp Two

Breakfast. Take the 6 hour hike with lunch on the way via a rocky ridge. We pass through heather and open moorlands. Dinner and overnight at Shira Camp 2 ( 3,700 metres). Full board

Day 3: Shira Camp Two - Lava Tower Camp

Today's trek only takes 3 hours and onto the Lava Tower Camp (4,400 metres). Overnight at the Camp. Full board

Day 4: Lava Tower Camp- Barranco Camp

This is an acclimatisation day to prepare for the Summit attempt. Reach the Barranco Camp ( 3,800 metres). Overnight at the Camp. Full board

Day 5: Barranco to Karanga Camp

Breakfast. Trek on to Karanga Camp ( 3,900 metres). Overnight at the Camp. Full board

Day 6: Karanga - Barafu Camp

Breakfast. Depart on a 5 hour trek via the Alpine Desert landscape to the Barafu Camp ( 4,600 metres). The two peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi are visible from here. Overnight at Barafu Camp. Full board

Day 7: Barafu Camp- Uhuru Peak- Mweka Camp

Take the mid-night trek to the summit of Africa, Uhuru Peak ( 5895 metres). The treking today takes 14 hours and is thus very demanding. The wind and cold at this elevation can be punishing. The habitat on this section is arctic. Arrival at the summit on day-break and enjoy the moment of glory. Arrival at Barafu Camp for lunch. This trail is rocky and hard on knees, trekking poles are helpful. Trek on to Mweka Camp for overnight. Full board

Day 8: Mweka Camp- Moshi Town - Kilimanjaro Airport

Breakfast. Take the 4 hour trek to Mweka Gate to collect the trek certificates. You pass through the rainforest habitat. Continue to the Mweka village and take your transfer vehicle to Moshi Town and are dropped off. Breakfast and lunch