7 Days Machame Route

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The Machame route is our most popular and successful route leading to the summit of Kilimanjaro. Hikers sleep in tents which are carried up the mountain by porters. The Machame route is a very scenic and beautiful route, which can be completed in 6 days, however we strongly recommend hiking the route in 7 days, allowing for more time to acclimatise. The key to the success of the Machame route is its topography, allowing hikers...
The Machame route is our most popular and successful route leading to the summit of Kilimanjaro. Hikers sleep in tents which are carried up the mountain by porters. The Machame route is a very scenic and beautiful route, which can be completed in 6 days, however we strongly recommend hiking the route in 7 days, allowing for more time to acclimatise. The key to the success of the Machame route is its topography, allowing hikers to climb high and sleep low, helping towards better acclimatisation. There are however two drawbacks on this route:
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Itinerary Details

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania

Pass By: Moshi, Moshi, Kilimanjaro Region
Arrival at the Kilimanjaro International Airport and meeting with my representative who will pick you up and drive you to Silver Palm Hotel for your overnight.

Meals included:
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Hotel / Lodge

Day 2: Machame Gate – Camp Machame

Pass By: Machame, Machame, Kilimanjaro Region
Transfer from the Hotel by car until the Mount Kilimanjaro National Park. We sign up at the Park’s office, at the gates of the Park. Then we get ready to start climbing. We go by a rain forest, a winding trail takes us up on a ridge until Machame Camp, our camping site for tonight.

*Altitude change: from 1800 m to 3000 m (+1200 m)
*Distance: 11 km
*Time: 5-7 h
*Environment: Montane Forest

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Campsite / Tent

Day 3: Camp...
Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania

Pass By: Moshi, Moshi, Kilimanjaro Region
Arrival at the Kilimanjaro International Airport and meeting with my representative who will pick you up and drive you to Silver Palm Hotel for your overnight.

Meals included:
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Hotel / Lodge

Day 2: Machame Gate – Camp Machame

Pass By: Machame, Machame, Kilimanjaro Region
Transfer from the Hotel by car until the Mount Kilimanjaro National Park. We sign up at the Park’s office, at the gates of the Park. Then we get ready to start climbing. We go by a rain forest, a winding trail takes us up on a ridge until Machame Camp, our camping site for tonight.

*Altitude change: from 1800 m to 3000 m (+1200 m)
*Distance: 11 km
*Time: 5-7 h
*Environment: Montane Forest

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Campsite / Tent

Day 3: Camp Machame – Camp Shira

Pass By: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
We have breakfast and then start our walk, during which we leave behind the rain forest. We continue ascending, traversing a valley and going up a rocky ridge, quite steep and covered in heath. Then we turn west, to the river’s gorge. We end the day at the Camp Shira, where we have dinner and spend the night.

*Altitude change: 3000 m to 3850 m (+850 m)
*Distance: 9 km
*Time: 4-6 h
*Environment: Moorland

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Campsite /Tent

Day 4: Camp Shira through Lava Tower – Camp Barranco

Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Today is crucial for acclimatisation, our bodies are getting prepared for the summit day. It’s an intense day and you may feel the altitude symptoms. We ascend until Lava Tower (4600m), where we have lunch and rest. Then we go down to Barranco campsite, where we will sleep. This camp is located in a beautiful valley under the Breach and the Great Barranco Wall. and the sunset here is memorable! It’s a special place to photograph.

*Altitude change: 3850 m to 4600 m to 3950 m (+750 m)
*Distance: 12 km
*Time: 6-7 h
*Environment: Semi-desert

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Campsite/Tent

Day 5: Camp Barranco – Camp Karanga

Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
The day begins with a fun scramble, quite short, until the top of Great Barranco Wall. Then we cross over the scree to Karange Valley (3930 m), located under the icefalls of Kersten, Heim and Decken Glaciers. We spend the night at the camp Karanga.

*Altitude change: 3950 m to 3930 m
*Distance: 7 km
*Hiking Time: 4 h
*Environment: Alpine Desert

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Campsite/Tent

Day 6: Camp Karanga – Camp Barafu

Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
eaving the Karanga camp behind, we reach the junction that connects with the Mweka Trail for descent. Then we continue until the Barafu Hut. This marks the completion of the Southern Circuit. From here there are views of the top from different angles. We will camp, rest and enjoy some dinner. From here we can clearly see the Kibo and Mawenzi peaks.

*Altitude change: 3930 m to 4600 m (+670 m)
*Distance: 6 km
*Hiking Time: 3 h
*Environment: Alpine Desert

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Campsite/Tent

Day 7: Barafu Camp until the Summit – Hut Mweka

Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
We will wake up at 11:30PM, quickly have some tea and cookies and start the hike. The destination is the summit located between the Ratzel and Rembman glaciers. Heading to the north-west, we go up through scree to Stella Point, on the rim of the crater. This is probably the most challenging portion of the hike, both physically and mentally. At the Stella Point (5732 m) we have a short stop to rest, and the sunrise here will likely be the most marvellous you have ever seen, if the weather permits. At the Uhuru Peak (5895 m), we reach the culminant point both of Mt Kilimanjaro and of Africa.

It can get really cold during the night. But it’ll be very warm at the end of the day of hiking. From the peak, we go down until the Hut Mweka campsite, via Barafu, where we have lunch. We need trekking poles for the loose gravel heading down to Camp Mweka (3100 m). Later in the day, we enjoy the last dinner on the mountains and a well-earned rest.

*Altitude change: 4600 m to 5895 m (+1295 m) (and down to 3100 m)
*Distance: 7 km ascent /23 km descent
*Time: 6-8 h ascent /6-7 h descent
*Environment: Stone scree, ice-capped summit / Alpine desert.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Campsite / Tent

Day 8: Mweka Camp – Silver Palm hotel

Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
We go down until the Mweka Park Gate where you receive the summit certificate. At lower altitudes it may be muddy and wet. Gaiters and trekking poles will be helpful. It’s convenient to have t-shirts and shorts for this part, but keep your rain gear and warmer clothes at hand.

*Altitude change: 3100 m to 1800 m
*Distance: 8 km
*Time: 3-4 h
*Environment: Montane Forest.

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Important Details

Included
  • 6x Lunch
  • Pre & Post Trek accommodation at the Weru Weru River Lodge (or alternative) on Bed & Breakfast Basis
  • 6x Breakfast
  • Park fees, camping fees & rescue fees
  • Transportation to & from the mountain gate
  • Double layered Sleeping Mats
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services
  • 2- way shared airport transfers (for private transfers it costs $20 extra per vehicle)
  • Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
  • Supplemental Oxygen & Pulse Oximeter
  • 7x Dinner
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
Departure Point
Lucy Lameck Road, Lucy Lameck Rd, Tanzania

Traveler pickup is offered
Kibo Tower Moshi

Airports

  • Kilimanjaro Airport, Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania


12:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.