7 DAYS MACHAME ROUTE

7 DAYS MACHAME ROUTE

7 DAYS MACHAME ROUTE

The Machame route, also known as the Whiskey; route, is the most popular route on Kilimanjaro. Therefore, this route is better suited for more adventurous folks or those with some high altitude, hiking or backpacking experience. Descent is made via the Mweka route. Accommodation is in tents.

 
Tipping

Tipping is an accepted part of life in Tanzania, and you will be expected to tip to reward the climbing crew appropriately to keep them motivated to work at their highest ability. You will be briefed on arrival as to when and how much is appropriate, however, depending on the size of your group you should budget on a personal contribution of around $100-$150 for your trek guides, cooks and porters who accompany you on the trek. This does not include the company group leader naturalist guide. Our naturalist guide receives $50 per client. He is the most highly trained person on the trek team.

 
 

Includes:

    • Trained Kilimanjaro guides
    • All relevant Kilimanjaro Park fees & rescue fees
    • Emergency medical evacuation
    • All accommodation as described in the itinerary
    • Transfers as described in the itinerary
    • Drinks on the hike (potable water, tea, coffee & hot chocolate)
Excludes:
    • International flights
    • Entry visas
    • Gratuities
    • Items of a personal nature
    • Alterations to this itinerary (i.e. if different accommodations and services are provided then the price will most likely vary up or down)
    • Airport departure taxes (unless stated)
    • Laundry
    • Beverages in hotels (except those in your personal safari vehicle)
    • Hospital bills and international evacuation in the event of an emergency

What to bring.

Clothing:

✔ T-shirts (synthetic materials are best as cotton retains moisture)
✔ Waterproof thigh-length jacket (Goretex or similar)
✔ Gloves (waterproof warm outers + thin liners)
✔ Warm hat (or balaclava) that covers the ears
✔ Waterproof walking boots (well broken-in)
✔ Waterproof outer trousers with a warm mid-layer (fleece or down)
✔ Warm long-sleeved shirt
✔ Warm walking trousers (not jeans!)
✔ Thermal underwear
✔ Walking socks (several pairs)
✔ Walking shorts
✔ Trainers or soft shoes for relaxing
✔ Sun-hat
✔ Gaiters

 

What to bring.

Equipment:

  • Glacier glasses (or good quality sunglasses preferably with side shields)
  • Personal first aid kit & essential medications
  • Wet wipes
  • Warm sleeping bag (3/4-season)
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Trekking poles (they are available locally)
  • Small towel
  • Head Torch/ Head Lamp and spare batteries
  • Spare plastic bags
  • Water bottle(s) (minimum 6.3 pint or 3 liters capacity)
  • High factor sunscreen and chap stick
  • High energy snacks, dried fruit, nuts, and sweets
  • A small bottle of cordial or squash concentrate (to liven up the flat taste of boiled water) or electrolytes

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