Ethical Kilimanjaro Climb Via Marangu Route 9 Days

About Trip:

Machame ("Whiskey") Route is also known as the "Whiskey" route, the Machame route is now the most popular route on the mountain. Compared with Marangu, the days on Machame are longer and the walks are steeper. The Machame route is considered a difficult route, and is better suited for more adventurous folks and those with some hiking or backpacking experience. The minimum number of days required for this route is six days, although seven days is recommended. The Machame route is scenically beautiful and varied. However, due to the heavy crowds, it loses some of its splendor. 


  • Spend 2 nights at Moshi.
  • 7 Days Treks through the Kilimanjaro National Park via Machame Route.
  • A Panoramic view of Shira Plateau.
  •  A fabulous view of the moorland.
  • A breathtaking view of Mawenzi peak.
Trip Fact
  • Trip Name: Ethical Kilimanjaro Climb Via Marangu Route 9 Days
  • Trip Code: TL-351-118
  • Country: Tanzania
  • Type: Group Tour, Multi-day Tour
  • Activities: Peak Climbing, Rock Climbing
  • Starting Point: Kia - Sanya Station, Tanzania
  • Ending Point: Machame h/trail, Tanzania
  • Multi-Language Guide: English

Trip Grade
  • Adventures
  • Wilderness
  • Scenaric
  • Cultural
  • Comfort
  • Difficult
What to expect ?
  • Customer should expect to Climb 5895 meters Mountain Kilimanjaro via Lemosho route which it will take 8 days plus 2 nights at Hotel(1 night before climb and 1 night after climb).
  • Customer should have travel insurance inclusive of 6000 meter above the sea level MEDIVAC coverage.
  • Customer should have personal hiking gear like Sleeping bags.
  • Customer should request if you will like to rents some gear in Tanzania
  • The tour will start at Kilimanjaro Airport whereby we will pick a customer and take to the hotel.


Day 1: Arrive At Kilimanjaro Airport 

Arrive at the Kilimanjaro International Airport. You will be met by our guide at the Airport and transferred to the hotel in Moshi.

Accommodation: Panama Garden Resort

Room plan: Double Occupancy 

Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast.

Day 2: Moshi-Machame Camp  

A one-hour drive from Moshi lays the gate to the Machame route, where you will complete park formalities, meet your crew of porters and start to climb! The first section of the route climbs steadily and involves real jungle bashing through magnificent forest.

This path is less well trodden and is often wet and muddy underfoot. Camping at Machame Hut (3100m).

Trekking Time: 4-6 hours

Distance: 9 km

Altitude Gain: 1210 m.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Accommodation: Camping at Machame Camp

Room plan: Double Occupancy (2 people will share 1 tent)

Day 3: Machame Hut – Shira Caves 

The route continues on up through the forest until reaching the steep ascent on the Shira Plateau, where there are rewarding views of the mountain. Looking back, you will be able to see Mt. Meru rising high above Arusha town. Camping at Shira Caves (3840 m).

Trekking Time: 4-6 hours

Distance: 5 km

Altitude Gain: 740 m.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Accommodation: Camping at Shira Caves

Room plan: Double Occupancy (2 people will share 1 tent)

Day 4: Shira Caves - Barranco Camp 

Walking now on high moorland, the landscape changes the entire character of the trek. You will traverse the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, passing underneath the Lava Tower and the final section of the Western Breach, finally reaching Barranco Camp (3900 m). The day has been spent at altitude (up to 4600 m), but you will have followed the mountaineering code of ‘walk high, sleep low’ to avoid altitude sickness by aiding your bodies in acclimatization.

Trekking Time: 6 – 7 hours

Distance: 10 km

Altitude Gain: 60 m.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Accommodation: Camping at Barranco Camp

Room plan: Double Occupancy (2 people will share 1 tent).

Day 5: Barranco Camp -Karanga Valley 

Start the day by descending into the start of the Great Barranco, a huge ravine. Then exit steeply, up what has been termed the Breakfast Wall, which divides you from the southeastern slopes of Kibo. It is a climb over rocks, although not technical. Passing underneath the Heim and Kersten glaciers, head towards the Karanga Valley (4000 m) for overnight.

Trekking Time: 4-5 hours

Distance: 5 km

Altitude Gain: 100 m.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Accommodation:Camping at Karanga Valley

Room plan: Double Occupancy (2 people will share 1 tent).

Day 6: Karanga Valley - Barafu Camp 

The day is characterized by a short hike on terrain formed by scree. Walk through arid land towards Barafu Camp (4600 m) where you have the entire afternoon to rest before ascending towards the summit.

Trekking Time: 2-4 hours

Distance: 4 km

Altitude Gain: 600 m.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Accommodation: Camping at Barafu Camp

Room plan: Double Occupancy (2 people will share 1 tent).

Day 7: Barafu Camp - Uhuru Peak – Millennium Camp 

We avoid walking too long in the heat of the sun today by starting around midnight, walking steeply upwards to the summit glaciers. You will be climbing scree for 5 to 6 hours but you gain incredible height over a short distance. The views are spectacular. You should be on the crater rim at Stella Point (5750 m) as the first rays of the sun emerge. Spectacular ice cliffs within the crater surround you and the views to Mawenzi peak and beyond are breathtaking. Another hour’s walk takes you to your goal, the summit of Uhuru (5896 m), the highest point; Uhuru means freedom in Swahili.

Trekking Time: 6-8 hours

Distance: 7 km

Altitude Gain: 1296 m.

After a quick celebration and photos at the top, you will begin the descent by returning to Stella Point and then descending on scree slope back to Barafu Camp for breakfast and a short rest before finally heading down to Millennium Camp (3000 m) for a well-earned rest. On the descent, you will have fabulous views of the plains and Mawenzi peak.

Trekking Time: 6-8 hours

Distance: 12 km

Altitude Loss: 289m.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Accommodation: Camping at Millennium Camp

Room plan: Double Occupancy (2 people will share 1 tent).

Day 8: Millennium Camp – Moshi

A gentle trek takes you down through the rainforest to the Mweka Gate (1640 m), where park formalities will be completed, you will be met by our vehicles, and receive your certificate of ascent courtesy of the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority. Thereafter, drive back to Moshi where you can treat yourself to a well-earned shower and a cold beer or two.

Trekking Time: 4-5 hours

Distance: 10 km

Altitude Loss: 1360m.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, .

Accommodation: Panama Garden Resort

Room plan: Double Occupancy based on bed and breakfast.

Day 9: Departure Day In Tanzania 

We will transfer you from the hotel to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) where you will fly back home. If you will have more time you can extend your tour to wildlife safari in northern circuit to Serengeti and Ngorongoro or Zanzibar, but additional cost will be required.

Cost Details

Price Include:
  • 2 transfers to and from the Kilimanjaro airport.
  • Tanzania 18% VAT on tourism activities and park fees.
  • Adequate and appropriate number of guides, porters, and cooks for your Trek.
  • Government taxes.
  • All park fees, camping fees, rescue fees and team fees.
  • Transfers to and from the route gate(s) (2 transfers).
  • Sleeping mattress pad(s), dining tent(s), sleeping tent(s), and crew’s equipment–Dining tent and sleeping tent for Kilimanjaro trek.
  • 2 nights in a hotel in Moshi on a Bed and Breakfast basis and Double Occupancy (1 before trekking & 1 after trekking).
  • 3 full fresh meals daily. We provide fresh food on the mountain in plentiful and well prepared by skilled professional cooker (we also consider your choice of food that you would prefer -Vegetarian and Non Vegetarian). Menu especially designed for climbers.
  • Hot drinks on the mountain and Hot water for washing will be provided everyday on the mountain.
  • 3-4 liters of mineral (per Climber) provided daily during the climb.
  • Portable toilets for the trek with the tent for Kilimanjaro trek.
  • Emergency evacuation covers with Helicopter Flying Doctors for Kilimanjaro trek,whereby Customer should have travel insurance inclusive of 6000 meter above the sea level MEDIVAC coverage.
  • Carbon Offset.
  • Hotel accommodation includes storage facilities for excess luggage during hikes.
  • Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees (Kilimanjaro Rescue Team).
  • Chief guide carries a Pulse Ox meter, used to take blood-oxygen level readings of clients twice a day.
  • Emergency oxygen (for use in emergencies only – not as summiting aid).
  • Basic first aid kit (for use in emergencies only).
  • Salaries for mountain support crew, as per required by MINISTRY OF TOURISM AND NATURAL RESOURCES and KPAP.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as hot drinks on the mountain.
  • Porter to carry your duffel bag, with maximum weight of 15kg / 32 lbs, from one camp to the next camp.
  • Kilimanjaro National Park certificate for your successful summit attempt.
Price Exclude
  • Visa fee (50 US$ /100 US$ for American or Irish Passport holders – to be paid upon arrival).
  • Drinks and beverages in lodges.
  • Personal hiking/trekking gear – you could rent some of the gear in Tanzania.
  • Snacks, personal medicine and water purifying tablets.
  • Meals and drinks not specified.

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Trip Notes

We are doing ethical climbs and responsible Trekking; we believe the tourism industry has an obligation and a great opportunity to protect the world’s natural habitats, cultural heritage sites and communities. We actively promote environmental sustainability and social responsibility. We are not doing cheap Climb, cheap climb means we are doing tourism while exploiting our Porters who are the ones who make trek possible for the vast majority of climbers, and who do all the heavy lifting. Fair and ethical treatment of our porters (crew) is one of the important priorities when we climb Mountain

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