Mount Kilimanjaro Climb, 6 Days Machame Route

This popular itinerary takes you the exact same route as the 7 day but at a slightly faster pace. If you are fit, healthy, have trekking experience and are up for a challenge then this one’s for you.  The route itself, with its ‘ups’ and ‘downs’ still gives you a great chance for acclimatisation

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  • What's included :
    • Accommodation as per itinerary
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Snacks
    • Bottled water
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    What's excluded :
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Gratuities
    • DVD (available to purchase)
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Day 1:   Start: Machame Gate (1828m) Finish: Machame Camp (3020m) 

    Total distance (approx.): 10.8km

    Hiking time (approx.): 6 hours. 

    Pick up from your accommodation at 8am and drive to the Machame Gate of Kilimanjaro National Park (approximately 45 min drive from Moshi town).  

    Day 2: Start: Machame Camp (3020m) Finish: Shira Camp (3850m)                                                                           

    Total distance (approx.): 5.2km    

    Hiking time: 3-4 hours 

    This day’s hiking time is much shorter as it is a much steeper route. Following breakfast at 7:30am you will start your heading out of the forest and heading into the moorland area of the national park.   

    Day 3: Start:   Shira Camp (3850m) Finish: Barranco Camp (3980m) via Lava Tower Rock (4600m)                                                                       Total distance (approx.): 10.7m    

               Hiking time: 7 hours 

    Following breakfast you will leave camp to start your ascent to the Lava Tower Rock.  Day 4:     Barranco Camp (3980m) to Barafu Camp (4640m)                                                                                 

    Total distance (approx.): 9.4km                                                                                                                                                          

    Hiking time: 7-8 hours  

    Rise at 7:30am for breakfast and then head for a little challenge as you climb up what has been nicknamed the ‘breakfast rock’.  

    Day 5:     Summit (5895m) to Mweka Camp (3080m)                                                                                                                Total distance: 10.8km                                                                                                                                                                           Hiking time: Summit- Barafu Camp (2-3hours) Barafu Camp- Mweka Camp (4-5 hours) 

    From the summit you will descend back down to Barafu Camp where you will be welcomed by the rest of the crew and enjoy a short break and breakfast.  

    Day 6:     Mweka Camp (3080m) to Mweka Gate (1800m)                                                                                                    

    Total distance: 8.5km                                                                                                                                                                             

    Hiking time: 3-4 hours.   

    Passing through the montane forest, similar to your first day trekking, you will make your way down to Mweka Gate. Upon reaching the gate you will sign out and exit Kilimanjaro National Park.  
  • Departure Point :
    Moshi, Tanzania
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Materuni Tours office, Shule Street, Moshi
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Materuni Tours

Activity ID: V-103588P4

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