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Comfortable 8-day Kilimanjaro hike with crater exploration. Perfect acclimatization opportunity, overnight at the highest camp. Enjoy stunning views and unique experiences.

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  • Unique Kilimanjaro hike: 8-day Machame Route.
  • Stunning vistas, popular camping, and options.
  • Optimal acclimatization, enhances summit chances.
  • Full Trip Itinerary: Detailed journey highlights.


The 8-day Kilimanjaro Machame Route presents a unique hiking experience. Often dubbed the 'Whisky Route,' it has gained popularity for its camping options and stunning vistas of Mt. Meru, the Pare Mountains, Lake Chala, and Lake Jipe. This route typically spans 6 days, with an optional 7th day for acclimatization or rest before the summit push. Alternatively, adventurers can opt for the 8-day Kilimanjaro Machame Route, including an overnight stay at the Crater of Kilimanjaro. This extended itinerary enhances the chances of summit success. For more details on the duration of the Mount Kilimanjaro climb, further information is available below with a full trip itinerary. Day 1: Begin your journey from Moshi to Machame Gate, a short drive away. After registration, venture into the lush rainforest, possibly encountering black-and-white Colobus monkeys. Spend the night at Machame Camp, situated 3010 meters above the forest line. Day 2: Trek to New Shira Camp, a steeper but shorter stretch than the previous day. Enjoy stunning views of the Shira Plateau and Mount Meru in the distance. Opt for a hike to Shira 2 Camp for further exploration. Day 3: Ascend to Lava Tower before descending to Barranco Camp, allowing your body to acclimatize to the altitude change. Witness the dramatic landscape shift from the afro-alpine desert to the lush Barranco Valley. Day 4: Conquer the famous Barranco Wall en route to Karanga Camp. Take a moment atop the wall to admire the southern glaciers of Kibo before continuing to Karanga Camp for further acclimatization. Day 5: Traverse striking alpine desert expanses to reach Barafu Camp, your last stop before the summit hike. Relax and prepare for the challenging climb ahead. Day 6: Embark on the most demanding ascent to Crater Camp, where breathtaking views of surrounding glaciers await. Prepare for an unforgettable experience as you approach the highest camp in Kilimanjaro. Day 7: Commence the final ascent to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa. Take in the majestic surroundings as the morning sun illuminates the landscape. Descend to Mweka Camp for a well-deserved rest. Day 8: Descend to Mweka Gate, where a traditional farewell ceremony awaits, before returning to Moshi. Reflect on your accomplishments and celebrate your journey's end.


3 Meals while on the mountain + evening tea with popcorn or peanuts. 3–4 porters per climber, which includes porters to carry up to 30 lbs of your personal gear. Airport pick-up and drop-off Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA) and the Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO) Hot water for washing up daily and treated water for drinking while climbing. Kilimanjaro certificate for your successful summit attempt. Medical and emergency insurance Medically qualified mountain guides, cooks and porters Orientation meeting at Moshi Town and gear check as well. Oxygen Cylinder Professionally guided tour Twice a day medical health checkup, monitoring with pulse-oximeter and stethoscope with basic first kit Unlimited bottled water

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