Machame Route 6 Days - Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro
Machame Route 6 Days
Machame Route 6 Days is one of the most common routes to reach Uhuru Peak, the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. The route offers the best ascent and descent opportunities and therefore it is good for acclimatization, however, you must be physical and mentally strong to enjoy your way to the summit.
Our tour guides are sure about every detail that they discuss with you. They know exactly that your ultimate goal is to reach the summit and therefore, they shall offer the best tips and advice possible to ensure that you fulfill your mission. This tour is customizable and you can always include other activities before or after climbing. Contact us directly for the best advice about how to make the most of your trip.
After completing the Lemosho Route 7 Days you will have the choice of booking an incredible Safari of the National Parks of Tanzania, checking out the culture with some of our short tours or taking a well earned rest on the island of Zanzibar.
Kilimanjaro Bound will take care of you and your party and organise everything you need for the trip of a lifetime.
Your Itinerary For Machame Route 6 Days
Day 1: Kilimanjaro International Airport.
Considering Kilimanjaro International Airport as your pick up point, our tour guides will greet you with smiles and an infectious happiness as they pick you up at the airport and transfer you to your selected hotel in Moshi.
If you are already in Moshi, this will be the time to relax and prepare to start the serious business of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro via Machame Route 6 Days the following day.
Day 2: Moshi-Machame Gate and later hike to Machame Camp. (Hiking Time: 5-7 hours).
Early in the morning after a wonderful breakfast, you shall be driven to the Mount Kilimanjaro National Park Machame Gate for clearance to start the climbing experience. You shall start moving through the rain forests, along the trails where you are likely to meet some of the inhabitants of the forest. Later, you will arrive at Machame Camp at 3026 m. At Machame Camp, you shall enjoy wonderful views, relax, dine and sleepover.
Day 3: Machame Camp to Shira 2 Camp. (Hiking Time: 4-5 hours / Altitude: 3840 m).
Shira 2 Camp is considered as a meeting point for many climbers, especially those using the Machame, Lemosho and Shira Routes. Early in the morning after breakfast, you shall climb up to Shira 2 Camp. If you are lucky enough, you may meet other new faces, interact with other climbers and have the opportunity to get an insight into how climbing is involved.
Day 4: Shira Camp to Barranco Camp. (Hiking Time: 5-7 hours / Altitude: 3900 m).
This is going to be another easy day as you shall be descending from Shira Camp to Barranco Camp. You shall pass the Lava Tower on your way to Barranco Camp. The Lava Tower stands at 4600 m while Barranco Camp is 3900 m. Normally this descend helps a lot in acclimatization because it relaxes your body.
Day 5: Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp. (Hiking Time: 5-7 hours).
Prepare for a mixture of low and highs on this fantastic day. After breakfast, you shall continue to descend from Barranco Camp at 3900 m to Karanga Camp. At this point, you shall have lunch and start ascending the steep rock formation until you reach Barafu Camp. You are most likely to arrive at Barafu Camp in the afternoon.
You will now be able to relax and prepare yourself for the following day of climbing to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Day 6: Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak (5895 m) and then Mweka Camp (3100 m). (Hiking Time: 11-14 hours).
This is going to be the most strenuous and enjoyable day of the tour. You shall be in position to reach the summit and be proud of your achievement. After reaching the summit you will descend down until you reach Mweka Camp. Have enough snacks and water to be able to enjoy and keep your energy levels high.
Don’t forget about your torches and fully charged head lamps because the hiking starts at 1 am.
About 1 am, you shall start climbing after having enjoyed your breakfast. Your start up point shall be Stella Point at 5739 m. On arrival at Stella Point, you shall have some snacks and relax before you continue for another 1-2 hours to reach Uhuru Peak.
Some climbers stop at Stella Point, however, having come that far the extra push to Uhuru Peak is worth it. When you arrive at Uhuru Peak, take as many photos as you can, relax and later start descending back to the park gate with the first night rest at Mweka Camp.
Day 7: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate and then transfer to Moshi. (Hiking Time: 3-4 hours).
Early in the morning, you shall move to Mweka Gate, receive your climbing certificate, say goodbye to your team and later move to Moshi. On reaching Moshi, you shall check into your hotel. Relax, think about the day, take your evening meal and later prepare to slumber.
Day 8: Transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport.
It is not easy to say goodbye to wonderful people of Tanzania. However during this day, you shall say goodbye to your tour guide and someone who by this stage you will call your friend after your adventures and laughs together. After breakfast, your tour guide shall transfer you to Kilimanjaro International Airport. You can always extend this tour to include other wildlife and beach safaris with our company, Kilimanjaro Bound.
Important Information About Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro
- Accommodations the night before and the night after the trek two nights in Moshi
- Quality, waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tents
- Professional, experienced, mountain guides
- All Park fees
- Entry fees, Rescue fees, camping fees or hut fees
- All meals while on the Mountain
- Arrival and Departure transfers
- Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
- Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
- Transport to the gate on starting day and after the trek
- Clean, purified drinking water
- Private, portable chemical flush toilets
- Fair and ethical treatment of porters
- Portable Summit Emergency Oxygen
- Kilimanjaro National park certificate for successful summit attempt
- Flying Doctor Service
- Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival
- Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
- Meals not listed above
- Optional Tours (short safari before or after your climb, marangu village day tour, day trip to lake challa, etc)
- Tips and any items of personal nature
- Health requirements (Yellow Fever – only compulsory if you travel to Tanzania via a Yellow Fever infected country, Meningitis & Hepatitis A remains optional, but comes recommended)
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“Fantastic experience! Really well looked after by our porters and our guides Leonard and Aggrey.”
“On summit day, our guides ended up carrying our day bags and motivated us, to make sure we would make it. Can only recommend these guys!”
“Leonard and Aggrey were so knowledgable about everything, that they even made the walking feel easy!! It’s definitely safe to say I would have never reached the summit without the help of my team, I would recommend these guys to anyone, every day of the week.”
“Aggrey & William are real professionals and heroes in guiding us to the top.”