Climb Mount Kilimanjaro: 7 Days Machame Route

Machame is a popular route that summits Kilimanjaro via Stella Point. It's a camping route and we favour it as the quickest and easiest route for the average climber. The best time to climb Kilimanjaro is during the short rains (October and November) or the 'shoulder season' (March and June). The peak or dry season (July to the end of September) is extremely busy and cold, and there's not much snow at all. It also gets dusty and windy during the dry season.

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7 days


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  • What's included :
    • 6x Breakfast
    • 6x Dinner
    • 7x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 6 nights
    • Kilimanjaro National Park permits.
    • Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees
    • Camping/hut fees
    • Professional mountain guides and porters
    • Portable flush toilets can be provided for free upon clients request
    • Modern tents
    • Entry/Admission - Shira Camp
    • Entry/Admission - Lava Tower
    • Entry/Admission - Karanga Camp
    • Entry/Admission - Barafu Camp
    What's excluded :
    • Accommodation prior to climb
    • Accommodation after the climb
    • Personal gear rental
    • Guide $15 – $20 per day
    • Cook $10 – $15 per day
    • Porter $8 – $10 per day
    • Warm and comfortable sleeping pads(2 inches thick)
    • Toiletries
    • Laundry

  • Day 1: Moshi to Machame Camp

    Stop At: Machame, Machame, Kilimanjaro Region
    The first day trekking begins at Machame Gate normally one hour’s drive from Moshi lies the gate to the Machame route. At the Gate you will meet your trekking crew, your guide, porters and cooker. There will be a flurry of activity as porters assemble gear for the trek, where we complete park formalities. The first section of the route climbs steadily and passes through magnificent, dense rainforest. This path is less well-trodden so it can get somewhat overgrown in places and it is often wet and muddy underfoot.
    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Machame Camp

    Day 2: Machame Camp to Shira Camp

    Stop At: Shira Camp, Tanzania
    The trek is relatively steep as you enter the low alpine zone which is characterized by moorlands and grasslands. Shira Camp 2 sits on a plateau which provides you with the first views of Kibo in the North-West and Mount Meru in the East.
    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Shira Camp

    Day 3: Shira Camp to Barranco Camp

    Stop At: Lava Tower, Tanzania
    Day three, walking now on high moorland, the landscape changes the entire character of the trek. The day has been spent at altitude (up to 4600m), Although you end the day at a very similar elevation to when you started from Shira Camp, it is arguably one of the most important days on your trek as it gives you a chance to climb high and sleep low which is important for proper acclimatization.
    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Barranco Camp

    Day 4: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

    Stop At: Karanga Camp, Mweka Trail, Tanzania
    Day four starts by descending into the start of the Great Barranco, a huge ravine. We then exit steeply, up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo. It’s a climb over rock, not technical but long and tiring. From here we have a steep climb up from Karanga valley to our night’s camp at Karanga camp, set at 3963m.
    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Karanga Camp

    Day 5: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

    Stop At: Barafu Camp, Tanzania
    Day five is summit night (and day)! We start off at around midnight. The views are spectacular. We should be on the crater rim at Stella Point (5739m) as the first rays of the sun hit us. We begin our descent by returning to Stella Point and then descending on scree slope.
    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Barafu Camp

    Day 6: Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak

    Stop At: Uhuru Peak, Tanzania
    Day six is summit night. We start off at around midnight, and walk steeply upwards to the summit glaciers. We will be climbing scree for 4 to 5 hours but gain incredible height over a short distance. Before finally heading down to Mweka Camp for a long well-earned rest.
    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Mweka Hut

    Day 7: Mweka Hut to Mweka Gate

    Stop At: Mweka Trail, Tanzania
    Final day of trekking on the Machame Route. A gentle trek takes us down through the rainforest to Mweka Gate, where we complete park formalities and receive certificates, Overnight at your arranged Hotel.
    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up offered from Moshi, TanzaniaEnter your pick up location in Moshi, TanzaniaAirports
    • Kilimanjaro International Airport, Kilimanjaro Airport Rd, Tanzania
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • 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
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.



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Organised by Sabilom Kenya Tours & Safaris

Activity ID: V-260078P53

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