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7 Days Machame Route Kilimanjaro Trekking

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highlights
  • Trekking
  • Bird watching
  • Adventure
  • Wildlife viewing
Trekking Kilimanjaro is one of the greatest achievement for every travelers who are wishing to travel with us. Kilimanjaro is the second highest mountain in the world and seven record wonder of the world, the mountain characterized with dormant volcano and it’s expected to erupt in the coming decades. At the bottom of mountain you can see the variety animals, birds, waterfall and different species of flora and fauna. The mountains have 5895m high and have two peak-Kibo and Mawenzi. During the evening and morning the site top of mountain covered with volcano. The seven day Machame variation is the ideal schedule

We kindly refer you to the day-by-day itinerary available under the 'Itinerary' tab to know more about the tour.
Day 1: Arusha to Kilimanjaro
Machame Gate to Machame Camp
•Elevation (ft): 5,400ft to 9,400ft
•Distance: 11 km
•Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
•Habitat: Rain Forest

The drive from Arusha to the Mount Kilimanjaro National Park Gate. The journey passes through the village of Machame which is located on the lower slopes of the mountain.

We now leave the park gate and walk through the rain forest on a winding trail up a ridge. Lower down, the trail can be muddy and slippery. Gaiters and trekking poles are a good idea here. We continue a short distance until we reach the Machame Camp.

The accommodation on arriving day will be arranged for at an extra costs by the company.



Day 2: Machame Camp to Shira Camp
Elevation (ft): 9,400ft to 12,500ft
•Distance: 5 km
•Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
•Habitat: Moorland

After breakfast, we leave the glades of the rain forest and continue on an ascending path, crossing the little valley walking along a steep rocky ridge, covered with heather, until the ridge ends. The route now turns west onto a river gorge. Time for rest, dinner, and overnight at the Shira campsite.


Day 3: Shira Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp
Elevation (ft): 12,500ft to 13,000ft
•Distance: 10 km
•Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
•Habitat: Semi Desert

From the Shira Plateau, we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the "Shark's Tooth." Shortly after the tower, we come to the second junction which brings us up to the Arrow Glacier at an altitude of 16,000ft. We now continue down to the Barranco Hut at an altitude of 13,000ft. Here we rest, enjoy dinner, and overnight. Although you end the day at the same elevation as when you started, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.


Day 4: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp
Elevation (ft): 13,000ft to 13,100ft
•Distance: 5 km
•Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
•Habitat: Alpine Desert

After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge passing the Barranco Wall, to the Karanga Valley campsite. This is a short day meant for acclimatization.


Day 5: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
Elevation (ft): 13,100ft to 15,300ft
•Distance: 4 km
•Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
•Habitat: Alpine Desert

After breakfast, we leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the Barafu Hut. At this point, you have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest, enjoy dinner, and prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are to be seen from this position.


Day 6: Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Hut
Very early in the morning (midnight to 2am), we continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. You head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek.

At Stella Point (18,600 ft), you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see (weather permitting).
From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for lunch. You will want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.

Day 7: Mweka Camp to Arusha
Elevation (ft): 10,000ft to 5,400ft
•Distance: 10 km
•Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
•Habitat: Rain Forest

After breakfast, we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).

From the gate, you continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet you at Mweka village to drive you back to hotel in Arusha.
what’s included
  • 6 nights budget camping accommodation
  • Meals: Full Board – Breakfast, Hot Lunch or Picnic Lunch and Dinner while on Safari.
  • All Transfers and Transport, Park Fees, Hotel Accommodation
  • Game viewing activities as stated in the above tour/safari description
  • Services of a Safari Driver/ Guide
  • Safari tent, Safari cook and camping supplies
  • 2 nights at the hotel before and after trekking
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Mountain gear
  • Water 2.5 liter per day
what’s excluded
  • International air fares
  • Any required Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of a Personal Nature
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 7 days
Tour Type Private Tour  
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English, French, Italian & Spanish
Maximum altitude 5895 meters
Trek difficulty Hard
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Arusha , Tanzania
Good to know Payment

A deposit of 10% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

Travel Insurance

We advise to take out Travel Insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances. Bookmundi recommends World Nomads' travel insurance.

> Bring a warm sweater as the nights can be chilly at high altitudes.
> Comfortable shoes.
CancellationFree cancellation up to 45 days prior departure. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.
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