Machame Route 7 Days Climb Kilimanjaro

Machame Route 7 Days
Take On Mount Kilimanjaro

Machame Route 7 Day- the most popular and scenic route on mount kilimanjaro

The 7-day Machame route is one of the most popular and scenic routes to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. It is known for its diverse landscapes, challenging ascents, and high success rate. If you are looking for the 7 days package of Machame route in Mt.Kilimanjaro, then it is essential for you to know more about the activities that you are going to experience. Here we are going to issue the list of activities that we can experience in day wise format. Hope this trip will be helpful for all the seekers that who want to make this trip with their friends and family. Here’s a day-by-day Tour itinerary of what you can expect

Day1: Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) – Moshi

Once arrived at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will find our experts and take you to the hotel in Moshi for dinner as well as breakfast as per the instruction is given by us, later meet together for the Kilimanjaro briefing and Equipment checkup.

Day 2: Machame Gate Kilimanjaro (1,800m/6,000ft ) to Machame Camp Kilimanjaro(3,000m/9,900ft)

Hike through the lush rainforest, enjoying stunning views of the surrounding valleys.
Distance: 11km/8miles
Hiking time: 5-6 hours
Habitat: Rainforest
Elevation gain: 1200M
Your drive will begin from Moshi to Mount Kilimanjaro National Park Gate where also your trip will take a pass through Machame village. Now After registration at Machame Gate 1800m/5905ft we will be leaving the park gate and get into the rain forest. One should keep it in mind that the trekking poles as well as Gaiters are said to be the best idea. However, we will continue our trip to Machame camp 3000m/9,842ft and overnight, distance 11km/8miles,6-7hrs walking, Habitat-Rain Forest Zone.

Day 3: Shira Camp Kilimanjaro (3,800m/12,600ft) to Lava Tower Kilimanjaro(4,600m/15,300ft) to Barranco Camp Kilimanjaro(3,950m/13,100ft)

Leave the rainforest behind and enter the Shira Plateau, a vast volcanic landscape
Distance: 5km/3.5miles
Hiking time: 4-5 hours
Habitat: Moorland
Elevation gain: 830m (though you might descend a bit initially).
Once the breakfast is completed, we will leave the glades at Machame Camp and move towards the climbing path and cross the valley which is mainly covered with heather along with steep rocky ridge. Now, your route will get turned out to river gorge. For information, you will also have your dinner as well as overnight stay at Shira Camp 3840m/12,598ft, distance 5km/3miles, 4-5hrs walking, Habitat- Heather and Moorland Zone.

Day 4

Trek past the iconic Lava Tower, a volcanic rock formation, and descend into the Barranco Valley.
Distance: 10km/6miles
Hiking time: 5-6 hours
Habitat: Semi-desert
Elevation gain: 120m, with significant ups and downs
We will continue our trip from Shira Plateau towards ridge where passing over the junction to Kibo peak. Now, our way will be towards Lava tower 4550m/14,927ft and then come to the second junction that takes you to the Arrow Glacier. Then, move towards Barranco hut and take rest along with your dinner and overnight stay at Barranco 3900m/12,795ft, distance 10km/6miles, 5-7hrs walking, Habitat- Alpine desert Zone.

Day 5: Barranco Camp Kilimanjaro (3,900m/13,100ft)
to Karanga Camp Kilimanjaro (4,040m /13,200 feet)

Navigate the challenging Barranco Wall and climb up to Karanga Camp.
Distance: 5km/3.5miles
Hiking time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Alpine desert
Elevation gain: 140m
After the successful breakfast is over, we will be leaving Barranco and then move towards the steep ridge. Then, you will take a path to Karanga Valley Campsite 4100m/13,451ft, distance 5km/3miles, 3-4hrs walking, Habitat- Alpine desert zone.

Day 6: Karanga Camp Kilimanjaro(4,040m /13,200 feet) to Barafu Camp Kilimanjaro(4600m/15,300 feet)

Steep up climb up to Barafu base Camp, the final stop before the summit
Distance: 4km/3miles
Hiking time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Alpine desert
Elevation gain: 560m
Once the breakfast is completed, we leave the place Karanga Camp and move towards the junction that mainly connects with Mweka trail. Now, we continue our path to Barafu Hut Base Camp 4600m/15,091ft. At this stage, you will get a chance to view some stunning visuals from various angles. Here, we will be making camp and the rest will continue along with dinner as per instruction. Distance 4km/3miles, 3-4hrs, Habitat- Alpine desert zone.

Day 7: Barafu Camp kilimanjaro(4600m/15,300 feet) to Kilimanjaro Summit Uhuru peak (5895m/19,341 feet) to Mweka Camp Kilimanjaro (3100m/10,000 feet)

Early morning start for the summit push, challenging yourself on steep scree and possibly encountering ice and snow
Distance: 13km/8miles up, 12km/7miles down
Hiking time: 7-12 hours up, 5-6 hours down
Habitat: Arctic
Elevation gain: 1,255m, then descend 2,565m to Mweka Camp
In the early morning, we will continue our trip to the summit which is located between Ratzel glaciers as well as Rebmann. And get an opportunity to climb towards Stella point 5735m/18,815ft which is on the crater rim. Once reached the Stella point, you will get a short rest. And then move towards the summit. Now, you are at Uhuru 5895m/19,340ft Peak which is said to be the highest peak of Mount Kilimanjaro.
After the summit, we will be moving down to Mweka Hut campsite and do shopping at Barafu when it comes to lunch. In order to loose gravel moving down, it is important for you to have trekking poles as well as gaiters. Now, you reach the place Mweka Camp 3100m/10,170ft that is situated in the upper forest. And this is our last dinner on this mountain. Distance 13km/8miles, 11-14hrs walking, Habitat- Summit zone

Day 8: Mweka Camp Kilimanjaro(3100m/10,000 feet) to Mweka Gate Kilimanjaro (1800m/5,400 feet)

Descend through the rainforest on the final leg of the trek, reaching Mweka Gate and celebrating your achievement
Distance: 10km/6miles
Hiking time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Rainforest
Elevation loss: 1,450m.
After your breakfast, we will be moving down towards the Mweka exit gate 1650m/5500ft and get your summit certificates. At this stage, the wearing of shots as well as T-shirts will be easy to wear during lower elevations along with the support of trekking poles and gaiters. Now, take a move towards Mweka village and drive back to the hotel. Then, finally your trip will be done. Distance 10km/6miles, 3-4hrs walking, Habitat- Rain forest

Day 9

Transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport
Make your deal at budget
In order to make your trip successful with your friends and family, make sure to contact Kilimanjaro bound and book your trip. Here you can also find various packages to pick and utilize for this vacation at your budget.
The 7-day Machame route is a challenging but rewarding adventure that will take you through some of the most diverse and stunning landscapes in Africa. If you are in good physical condition and are willing to put in the hard work, it is an experience that you will never forget.
The Machame Route is one of the most popular routes to climb Kilimanjaro, and for good reason. Here are some of the reasons why you might choose the 7-day Machame Route.

Higher success rate: The 7-day Machame Route has a higher success rate than shorter routes, such as the 5-day Marangu Route. This is because the extra day gives your body more time to acclimatize to the altitude, which can help to reduce your risk of altitude sickness.
More scenic: The Machame Route is considered to be one of the most scenic routes on Kilimanjaro. You’ll hike through a variety of different landscapes, including rainforest, moorland, and glaciers.
Challenging but achievable: The Machame Route is challenging, but it is achievable for people with a good level of fitness. The 7-day itinerary allows you to build up your fitness gradually, which can help to make the summit push more manageable.
Well-established route: The Machame Route is a well-established route with good infrastructure. This means that you can expect to have good camping facilities, food, and guides.

Overall, the 7-day Machame Route is a great option for people who are looking for a challenging but achievable climb with a high chance of success. If you are looking for a more remote and less crowded experience, you may want to consider another route, such as the Lemosho Route or the Shira Route
The Machame Route is a challenging trek, but it is achievable for people with a good level of fitness and determination. It is important to be well-prepared for the altitude, cold temperatures, and physical demands of the climb.

Here are some additional things to consider if you are planning to climb Mount Kilimanjaro on the Machame Route Kilimanjaro

The best time to climb Kilimanjaro is during the dry season, which is from December to March and June to September.
You will need to obtain a permit to climb Kilimanjaro, which can be arranged through a tour operator.
It is important to hire a qualified guide to help you with the climb.
Be sure to pack appropriate clothing and gear for the different climates you will encounter on the mountain.
Acclimatization is essential for success on Kilimanjaro. Be sure to spend enough time at altitude before attempting the summit.
With careful planning and preparation, the Machame Route can be a rewarding and unforgettable experience.
The 7-day Machame Route is one of the most popular routes to climb Kilimanjaro, and for good reason. Here are some of the reasons why you might choose it:

High success rate: The 7-day Machame Route has a higher success rate than shorter routes, such as the 5-day Marangu Route. This is because the extra day gives your body more time to acclimate to the altitude, which can help to reduce your risk of altitude sickness.

Beautiful scenery: The Machame Route is known for its stunning scenery. You’ll hike through a variety of different landscapes, from rainforest to moorland to glaciers.
Challenging but doable: The Machame Route is challenging, but it is also doable for people with a good level of fitness. The trail is well-maintained and there are plenty of places to rest along the way.
Good value for money: The Machame Route is a good value for money compared to other routes on Kilimanjaro. You’ll get more time on the mountain and you’ll have a higher chance of reaching the summit.
Here are some other things to consider when deciding if the Machame Route is right for you:

Fitness level: The Machame Route is a challenging hike, so you need to be in good physical condition. You should be able to hike for several hours at a time, carrying a backpack.
Time commitment: The 7-day Machame Route takes 7 days to complete. You’ll need to factor in time for travel to and from Tanzania, as well as time for acclimatization before and after the hike.
Cost: The Machame Route is more expensive than some other routes on Kilimanjaro. However, the extra cost is worth it for many people, given the higher success rate and the beautiful scenery.
Ultimately, the decision of whether or not to choose the Machame Route is up to you. But if you’re looking for a challenging and rewarding hike with a high chance of success, the Machame Route 7 days is a great option.

Important Information About
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Price Includes

  • 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

Price Excludes

  • 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.”

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“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.”

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