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Mount Kilimanjaro-Machame Route 7 Days Climb

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highlights
  • Sitting at the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro
  • Scenic views from various camps on the way
  • Getting to the highest point in Africa, at 5, 895 metres
This 7 day Kilimanjaro Climb through the Machame Route will start when you pick you up at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), and will end by dropping you off at the same place.

This trekking tour takes you to various camps set up along the trekking trail. You can enjoy the most panoramic views of Tanzania from each camp.

Mt. Kilimanjaro summit is at an altitude of 5,895 metres, which is the highest point of Africa. As much as it is easy for fresh climbers to get to the top, seasoned trekkers will also have an excellent trekking experience on this trip.

To get to the highest point in a continent is an achievement that you can never forget. Come with us on this trip and make it your unforgettable vacation.

Please refer to the itinerary for day-by-day activities.
Day 1 Day1: Arrive in Arusha 4 Star Hotel at Arusha Safari Lodge

We stay at Arusha Safari Lodge , which is a beautiful Hotel located on the lower slopes of Mount Meru and is a perfect place to prepare you for adventure.

We will gather in the evening at 5:30 pm for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check.

We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance.

Dinner and overnight at Arusha Safari Lodge.

Day 2 Day 2: Machame Gate to Machame Hut (3,000 m) 7 hours Camping

The climb starts from Machame gate (1830m), we walk through the lush lower slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Slowly gaining altitude while enjoying the diverse flora and fauna of the rain forest, you will arrive at the first Machame Hut, situated at 3000m above sea level.

If is a clear day we may get our first closer look at the glaciated dome of Kibo if the evening clouds permit.

Day 3 Day 3: Machame Hut to Shira Camp (3,840m) 6 hours Camping

A shorter day climbing up a steep ridge to reach a small semi-circular cliff known as Picnic Site, and continue up a gentler ascent through the lower alpine moorland, which is known for beautiful wild alpine flowers. The most spectacular views of Kibo peak can be seen from Shira Camp.

Day 4 Day 4: Shira Camp to Barranco Camp (3,900 m.) Camping

We climb from Shira Camp to the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, passing underneath the Lava Tower to reach the final section of the Western Breach. After the lunch there, we will descend to the bottom of the Lava Tower (4,600 m.), then we go further down to the bottom of the Great Barranco Valley (3,900 m.)

Day 5 Day 5: Barranco Camp to Karanga camp (4,000 m) 5 hours Camping

A steep climb up the eastern wall leads us just below the Heim Glacier, where we can get some spectacular views of Kilimanjaro. We then take a steep exit up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo.

The trail continues down to the alpine desert of the Karanga Valley. After a short walk, we will get to the Karanga Camp.

Day 6 Day 6: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp (4,600 m.) 4 hours Camping

Today we go for a steep climb out of Karanga. Following an easy path on compacted scree, we will get to the Barafu Camp. 


The two peaks Kibo and Mawenzi can be seen from the Barafu Camp. After a hot lunch at the Camp, the remainder of the day is spent resting as we prepare for the final ascent before an early night summit walk.

Day 7 Day 7: Barafu to Summit (5895 m) to Mweka Camp(3100 m) 15 hours Camping

Wake up before midnight in the cover of darkness. We begin a steep climb over loose volcanic scree which has some well-graded zig-zags. We will walk in a slow but steady pace which will take us to rim of the main crater, Stella Point, at 5,735m before sunrise.

We will rest there for few minutes to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling good can continue slowly to make the two hour round trip from here along the crater rim to the Kilimanjaro peak (5,895 m), which is the highest point in Africa.

You will be given some time to enjoy this moment. After that, we descend to Barafu, which will be a relatively fast descent. We stop at the Barafu Camp for some refreshment, and then we continue to descend to reach the Mweka Camp.

Day 8 Day 8: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate to Arusha 6 hours Camping

A gentle walk takes us down through the rainforest to the Mweka gate. Successful climbers will receive their summit certificates. After lunch we drive back to Arusha Safari Lodge.

Dinner and overnight at Arusha Safari Lodge.

Day 9 Day 9: Departure day 4 Star Hotel at Arusha Safari Lodge

After saying bye to our team in operation, you will be transferred from Arusha to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) for your flight.

what’s included
  • All accommodation during the climb
  • Quality, waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tents
  • Professional, experienced, mountain guides
  • All Park fees
  • Rescue fees
  • All meals while on the mountain
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Guides, porters, cook salaries
  • Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
  • Clean, purified drinking water
  • Private, portable chemical flush toilets
  • Crisis management and safety procedures
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters
  • Summit Emergency Oxygen
  • Walking poles
  • Sleeping mattress
  • Flying Doctor Service
  • Hotel accommodation before and after the trip (breakfast and dinner included)
what’s excluded
  • Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Meals not listed above
  • Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)
  • Tips and any items of personal nature
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 9 days
Tour Type Private Tour  
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
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.

CancellationFree cancellation up to 45 days prior departure. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.
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