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Machame Route 7 Days
Take On Mount Kilimanjaro

Machame Route 7 Days

Machame Route is one of the most common routes to reach 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 journey to the summit.

Our tour guides are experts on Mount Kilimajaro and have years of experience, they are sure about every detail that they discuss with you. They know exactly what you need to do in order to reach your ultimate goal and stand proud at Uhuru Peak, they will give you the best advice and tips possible to make your challenge as enjoyable as possible.

All of our trips and tours are customizable and you can always include other activities before or after climbing Machame Route 7 Days.

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More information about Machame Route on Wikipedia.

Itinerary For Machame Route 7 Days

Day 1: Kilimanjaro International Airport.

When you land at Kilimanjaro International Airport, our tour guides will meet you with smiles and an infectious happiness. They will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your selected hotel in Moshi. You will then have some time to relax and prepare to start serious business of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro the following day.

Day 2: Moshi-Machame Gate, later hike to Machame Camp. (Hiking Time: 5-7 hours).

Early in the morning after breakfast, you will be driven to Mount Kilimanjaro National Park Machame Gate for clearance into the park and get ready to start your climbing experience.

You will approach Kilimanjaro through rain forests, along wonderful trails where you are very likely to meet some of the creatures of the rain forest.

Later that day, you will arrive at Machame Camp, 3026 m. At Machame Camp, you shall have time to enjoy the wonderful views, relax, dine and spend the night sleeping in unusual surroundings.

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 going up and down Mount Kilimanjaro, 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 shall be privileged to meet other new faces and interact with other climbers to get insight of how climbing is moving.

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 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 Karanga Camp. (Altitude: 3983 m).

Prepare for a mixture of low and highs. After breakfast, you shall continue to from Barranco Camp at 3900 to Karanga Camp which is at 3983 m.Upon arrival at Karanga camp, you shall spend the rest of the day relaxing, having dinner and staying overnight.

Day 6: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp. (Hiking Time: 3-4 hours / Altitude: 4645 m).

After breakfast at Karanga Camp, you shall start ascending to the steep rock formation until you reach Barafu Camp. You are most likely to arrive at Barafu Camp in the afternoon. Relax and prepare yourself for the following day of climbing to reach Uhuru Peak and 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 your Mount Kilimanjaro experience. You shall be in position to reach the summit and enjoy your success.

Later, you will descend down until you reach Mweka Camp. Have enough snacks and water to be able to enjoy and keep your energy high. Don’t forget about making sure that your head lamps and torches are fully charged because hiking starts 1 am in darkness.

About 1 am, you shall start climbing after having enjoyed your breakfast.  Your start up point before ascending to the top 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, after 5 days of effort it is worth the extra climbing to make sure you reach the summit.

When you arrive at Uhuru Peak, take as many photos as you can and relax. Later we will start the descent back to the park gate with the first night rest at Mweka Camp.

Day 8: 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 I climbed Mount Kilimanjaro certificate, say goodbye to your team and later move to Moshi.

On reaching Moshi, you shall check into your hotel. Relax, think about what you have achieved over the previous week, enjoy your evening meal and later enjoy your first comfortable sleep.

Day 9: 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 these wnderful people and your tour guide that you have known for the last eight days. 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

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.”


K Kelly

“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!”


Annika Reeh

“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.”


Jess A

“Aggrey & William are real professionals and heroes in guiding us to the top.”


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