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Kilimanjaro -  Machame Route






Jan - Dec




The climb begins at Machame Gate, at an altitude of 1800 metres, with an approach to the south west of the mountain. It passes through majestic rainforest on the first day, before continuing up the mountain to reach Shira Camp, where the Lemosho route joins from the west. From here you traverse the southern side of the mountain to Barranco via Lava Tower, and climb the Great Barranco Wall on your way to Barafu Camp. After reaching the summit, you will descend by the Mweka trail, rather than retracing your steps along the ascent route.

The Machame route is nicknamed the ‘Whiskey Route’ as it is considered more difficult than the ‘Coca Cola Route’, the nickname for the Marangu route. In reality, it is not more technically difficult, but is longer and in places steeper. The longer distance and the opportunity to ‘walk high, sleep low’ offer much better acclimatisation and as a result a very high success rate. The Machame route is a good seven day hike for those who have not trekked much at high altitudes, with an effective extra day’s acclimatisation, giving a better success rate. Experienced and already acclimatised mountaineers may opt for the more difficult 6 day ascent along the Machame route.

Dates & Prices

07/06/23 17/06/23

Total £2395pp Deposit £200pp

13/07/23 22/07/23

Total £2395pp Deposit £200pp 

09/08/23 19/08/23

Total £2395pp Deposit £200pp

04/10/23 14/10/23

Total £2395pp Deposit £200pp

21/06/23 01/07/23

Total £2395pp Deposit £200pp

19/07/23 29/07/23

Total £2395pp Deposit £200pp

06/09/23 16/09/23

Total £2395pp Deposit £200pp

11/10/23 21/10/23

Total £2395pp Deposit £200pp

28/06/23 08/07/23

Total £2395pp Deposit £200pp 

05/08/23 15/08/23

Total £2395pp Deposit £200pp

20/09/23 31/09/23

Total £2395pp Deposit £200pp


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Day 1: 

Arrival In Moshi

All trekkers need to organise their own flights to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). From JRO we will arrange a private transfer to your hotel. That night or early the next morning you will meet your local Kandoo representative and have a full pre-climb briefing.

The climb cost includes:


  • Return transfer from Kilimanjaro International Airport to accommodation in Moshi;

  • Return transfer from accommodation in Moshi to the entry gate into Kilimanjaro National Park.

  • Entry fees:

  • Park Fees: all park fees collected by Kilimanjaro National Park (conservation fees, camping fees, crew fees, vehicle fee, rescue fee and all others). 


  • Breakfast in the hotel before and after the hike;

  • All meals on the hike. You will find delicious energy-rich meals on our mountain menus. Our professional chefs will prepare assorted soups, garnishes, several types of fish and meat, fresh fruit and vegetables. Vegetarian/gluten-free/halal options are available at no extra cost;

  • All drinks on the hike (coffee, tea, hot chocolate and water).

Hiking and safety equipment:

  • 4-inch (10-cm) thick and comfortable sleeping mats;

  • All group equipment (dining tent, table, chairs, crockery and cutlery);

  • Oxygen cylinders and oximeters;

  • GPS-tracking service;

  • Complete medical kits including Diamox.


  • 18% VAT, 1% TDL and 0.3% Service Levy. Altezza Travel is an honest and responsible tour operator working in full compliance with the tax law of the United Republic of Tanzania.

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Curious to see what customers are saying about working with Rogue Sports Travel? Browse through some client testimonials below to get a better idea of the kind of service you’ll receive when you partner with Rogue Sports Travel.

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Here’s what some of our customers have had to say....

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Ismir B

Ive always wanted to summit a mountain - thank you for your assistance, especially when i was struggling  

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Karen J

An amazing 10 days with even better company,. We made 'friends for life' and we reached our target of £15k for Macmillan.....

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Steve T

If you want it done right, do it right the first time! Great company to guide for, look forward to working with them again in the very near future. 




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