7-Day Private Kilimanjaro Hiking Tour via Machame from Arusha

Our second most popular route, this route offers easy access to the trailhead, varied scenery along the route, and ascends on the west. Barranco Camp, the third campsite on this route, is a favorite amongst our mountain staff. This is also the most popular camping route overall, so you will be joined by a lot of fellow climbers.

We offer superior service, route planning, and high-end equipment to ensure your trek is hassle free and that you’ll summit successfully.

We started out as a Kilimanjaro trekking company, and has been leading climbs up Kili and Meru for almost twenty years. Mountaineering support remains a key part of our business. With our long history of arranging treks, we know how to support you to summit successfully and safely, and to also have an enjoyable and rewarding hike getting there.

per adult from

$3,915

NZD

Duration

7 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 6x Breakfast
    • 7x Dinner
    • 7x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 6 nights
    • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
    What's excluded :

    • Day 1: Machame Gate to Machame Camp

      Stop At: Machame, Machame, Kilimanjaro Region
      At 9am, leave Arusha for Machame Gate, where you will meet our porters, guides and cooks that will spend the next six days trekking with you to Uhuru Peak, the roof of Africa. The drive through coffee farms and villages to Machame Gate takes about 1.5 hours. After arriving, wait at the gate while we register your climb and the porters and guides make final preparations. Hike to Machame Camp via the mystical, moss-covered trees of Kilimanjaro’s cloud forest. As the forest thins later in the hike, take in the heathers, tall grasses and wildflowers. If the weather is clear, enjoy the striking views of your ultimate destination, Kibo Peak. Our porters and cooks will go ahead and prepare the campsite before you arrive.
      Duration: 1 hour

      Meals included:
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Stay in our Mountain Hardwear Trango tents and Marmot mess tent at Machame Camp.

      Day 2: Machame Camp to Shira

      Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
      Today’s trek includes several uphill sections so carry plenty of drinking water as it can be hot hiking on a clear day. There are several viewpoints from which to view the plains and forests below, and the commanding Kibo and Mawenzi peaks above. Notice the change in vegetation as you gain altitude. The trees diminish in size, giving way to Kilimanjaro’s famous high altitude plants, Scenecio kilimanjari and Lobelia deckenii. After lunch, climb the Shira Plateau, created when Kibo’s lava flows filled the Shira crater. Continue to Shira Camp and relax for the rest of the day. Kibo lies to the west and Mount Meru to the east.
      Duration: 6 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Spend the night at Shira Camp. Our staff will arrive early to select the best spot and set up camp.

      Day 3: Shira Camp to Barranco Camp

      Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
      Although this up and down day ends with an elevation gain of only 110 meters, by early afternoon you will have climbed 690 meters to a height of 4,530 meters before beginning your descent to Barranco Camp. This day is crucial for acclimatization. After breakfast, hike east on the Shira Plateau before reaching the junction for the Shira and Lemosho Routes. Continue on through the barren landscape before stopping for lunch. Shortly after lunch, reach the highest point of the day before descending quickly to Barranco Camp. Faster hikers can take a detour via Lava Tower, a 300-foot lava formation jutting out of the mountainside.
      Duration: 7 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Barranco Camp is perhaps Machame's most beautiful campsite. Enjoy Kilimanjaro's other-worldly plant life on this day.

      Day 4: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

      Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
      Leave Barranco Camp after breakfast for Karanga Valley. The day begins with an hour-and-a-half scramble up the Barranco Wall. This is the hardest part of the day and in some places you may have to use your hands to aid your climb. After reaching the top, hike through fairly level terrain before making a short but steep descent into the green Karanga River Valley.
      Duration: 5 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: This day is crucial for acclimatization. Camp above Karanga Valley with views of Tanzania below.

      Day 5: Karanga Campsite to Barafu Campsite

      Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
      After breakfast, begin the hike to Barafu Camp. On the way to Barafu, view several of Kibo’s glaciers as well as the junction that connects the descent route, Mweka, with the Machame trail. During day four, hike by the Heim, Kersten and Decken Glaciers. Although the trail to Barafu passes through alpine desert with little vegetation, Barafu Camp offers stunning views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. Try to sleep upon finishing dinner as you will wake before midnight for your summit hike.
      Duration: 5 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Try to get as much rest as possible at Barafu Camp. You will start your trek to Uhuru Peak around midnight.

      Day 6: Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp

      Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      Around midnight, begin the final ascent to Uhuru Peak. Hike by the light of your headlamp for the next six hours. The ascent to the crater rim is the most challenging part of the entire trek. The trail is very steep until you reach the crater rim at Stella Point. The hike from Stella Point to Uhuru Peak is a gradual climb and, as far as hikes go, not very difficult. The altitude, however, makes the hike long and tiring. The crater rim hike takes approximately one hour. Upon reaching Uhuru, take photos of your guide and group at the peak before beginning the descent to Mweka Camp. On the way down from Uhuru, enjoy views of the mountain, crater, clouds and glaciers. At Barafu Camp, eat breakfast and take a short break. You still have another three to five hours to go before reaching Mweka Camp.
      Duration: 1 hour

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: After a long day to Kilimanjaro's summit and back down the mountain, enjoy a final evening with our crew at Mweka Camp.

      Day 7: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate

      Stop At: Mweka, Tanzania
      After breakfast, finish the trek with a hike through the forest to Mweka Gate. The trail may be slippery following rain. Our vehicles will meet you at the lower station of Mweka Gate to take you back to Arusha.
      Duration: 2 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      No accommodation included on this day.
    • Departure Point :
      Traveler pickup is offered
      Departure Time :
      9:00 AM
      Return Detail :
      -
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
      • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
      • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
      • Face masks required for guides in public areas
      • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
      • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
      • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
      • Guides required to regularly wash hands
      • Regular temperature checks for staff
      • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
      If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

    Language

    English

    Age Req.

    -

    Fitness Req.

    None

    Group Size

    15

    Organised by Duma Explorer

    Activity ID: V-275689P2

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