Machame Route

7 Days

Machame route is a trail that shows beautiful scenery of Mount Kilimanjaro, and accommodations are in camps. Kilimanjaro hike with an extra day to acclimatize is the guarantee to add more success rate summit. Between Lava tower (high), there is hiking up and down to Barranco camp for sleep, a great section to acclimatize. The 7 days Machame, will have an extra night at Karanga camp, to rest and acclimatize. Kosovo camp is a high base camp at an altitude of 4873 m, which is easier to summit than the usual Barafu camp at 4650m.  In addition to the Kilimanjaro route choice, we also offer a biking tour at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, to have fun, healthy sports exercise, and stretch your muscles ready for the Kilimanjaro hike on the Machame route. Our bicycle cycling tour is cheap and easy to do to help mountain climbers train a bit. We have Kilimanjaro climbing tour booking guide, learn more.

Overview

  • Length: 7 days
  • Category: Kilimanjaro climbing
  • Destinations: Kilimanjaro via Machame route
  • Attractions: Africa’s highest mountain, five different vegetation zones
  • Tour guide languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian
  • Start in: Moshi
  • End in: Moshi/Arusha
  • Essential items: hiking boots, long sleeve shirts, fleece jacket, cotton pants, digital camera, warm trekking socks, sun hat, day pack

DAY 1: Machame Gate To Machame Camp

After breakfast you depart by vehicle to Kilimanjaro. At the gate your crew finalize packing and after finishing with formalities you start of from Machame gate. Today’s hiking is through verdant afro montane forest to Machame camp and on route you have a picnic lunch. Look out for pretty endemic flora and a gradation of forest zones. Overnight Machame Camp (breakfast – lunch – dinner.

Day 2: From Machame Camp To Shira Camp

From Machame camp you hike to Shira Camp. The first section is relatively steep and altitude is gained rapidly. A picnic lunch is taken on trail today. The zone you pass through today is known as the heath zone where attractive wild flowers and lobelia plants become apparent. Various geologic features can be seen today from lava tubes to glacial valleys–Overnight Shira Camp (breakfast – lunch – dinner).

Day 3: Shira camp to Barranco Camp

Today is a walk high sleep low day. You ascend into alpine desert and for those that are feeling strong you can even head up to Lava Tower before descending to Barranco camp. Lunch is taken as a picnic lunch on route. This is long day but note that the next time you head to this altitude is in two days time – great acclimatization day—Overnight Barranco Camp (breakfast – lunch – dinner)

Day 4: Barranco Camp

From Barranco camp, famous for its’ giant groundsels, you ascend the Barranco wall and hike glacial valleys to Karanga camp. Today is a relatively short day hiking and lunch is taken at Karanga camp. In the afternoon a walk can be taken with your guides for great views of the Southern walls of Kibo and deep glacial valleys—Overnight Karanga Camp (breakfast – lunch – dinner)

Day 5: Barranco Camp To Barafu Camp

Today is another half day ascending to Barafu camp. Once again lunch is taken in camp allowing plenty of time to relax before the summit bid. Desolate alpine desert and at times strong winds rip over this camp and yet in the evening splendid views of Mawenzi peak are the norm. A relatively early dinner is taken before heading to rest for the evening—Overnight Barafu Camp (breakfast – lunch – dinner)

Day 6: Barafu Camp Kilimanjaro Summit To Mweka

Most people depart just before midnight for the final summit bid. Patience and persistence is the name of game to reach the summit and by dawn as the first rays of light start to appear, most arrive near the rim. Ascending via Stella Point affords a relatively short final section to Uhuru peak, the Roof of Africa! What goes up must come down and your goal today is to reach Mweka camp. Have overnight Mweka Camp (breakfast – lunch – dinner)

Day 7: Mweka To Arusha Or Moshi

After breakfast you descend once again through montane forest and around mid day after saying farewell to your crew, you are picked up and transfer back to your hotel for a leisure. Then have overnight the Hotel (breakfast – lunch – dinner).

Price Include:

  • Kilimanjaro park permits
  • Camping facilities
  • Sleeping bags
  • First aid
  • 3 proper meals+ mineral water and tea/coffee
  • Experienced and professional team including guides, cooks and porters
  • Certificates for successful

Price Exclude:

  • International flights
  • Visa
  • Trekking gears rentals
  • All things of personal nature
  • Tips for guides and cooks
  • Alcohol
  • Items not specified in terms and conditions

Machame Gate Google Map

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