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7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Machame Route

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  • Spot the black and white colobus monkeys
  • Transport is included
  • Staff salaries are included on the costs
This route, with its steep passages and higher altitudes, offers you occasional views of Mount Meru, Shira Ridge and Kibo summit as you make your way through lush rainforest, moorland and alpine desert.

The Machame Route, with its diverse landscape and fantastic views, offers a unique experience to test your will power, fitness finesse and mental strength. The route takes you through lush rainforest, where colobus monkeys roam, into heath and moorland, with its many ferns and ericas, until finally reaching the icy caps of the mountain top. Overnights on the Machame Route will be in tents. It is not difficulty to climb because you will be guided by our professional tour guide.
customer reviews
4.9 - Excellent Based on 8 reviews
Mount Kilimanjaro 7 day Machame route expedition
William From South Africa At
5 - Excellent
“What a wonderful experience! All thanks to the Enosa team! It's the first time I have ever done something of this magnitude, but WOW, I can say it was worth every penny. From landing at Kilimanjaro airport and getting picked up by Noel to be taken to the hotel, everything went so smoothly, without a hitch. Enosa really does have a top notch team, and I would have never been able to complete the hike without the support and motivation that both our guide and assistant guide gave me on the way up. The porters , cook and waiter were absolute champions! From the most delicious meals being severed to us while we were still in bed during the early hours of the morning. The waiter waking us up in the early hours of the morning with a smile on his face could make even the most demotivated person motivated. Getting to each camp and having everything already set up, and ready to just sit back and relax was like a dream come true. The Enosa team was top notch from the beginning all the way to the end. Do yourself a favor and select Enosa! You can not go wrong.”
Amazing Trip
Marius At
5 - Excellent
“The trip was absolutely breathtaking. The pain and suffering is 100% worth it once you look over the landscape from the highest point in Africa.”
Worth it. Here's tips
Anonymous From South Africa At
5 - Excellent
“We went in November and encountered rain/hail on 3 of our 7 days on Machame route. Not getting wet on the mountain is your absolute nr 1 priority. So here are a few tips:

+ Prepare for rain: Make sure you get waterproof pants (with closing zips for snack bars/phone) and thermals to wear underneath. The pants are usually not warm because they wick so you need the thermals above 3km elevation.
Wind can also be chilly so get thermals for your upper body and a buff, and wearing a long sleeve shirt over it. A snow jacket might be too warm as the sun comes and goes and it really bakes you.

+ Poncho: When it starts to rain really hard, you need a decent poncho. Everything is going to be wet and you dont know when the rain is going to stop. It could be half a day long. Rake out the extra bucks and get a proper one - not a cheap plastic one.

+ Plastic bags: If you dont have a proper waterproof* (not water resistant) duffelbag, keeping everything in plastic bags inside is a must. Your porter will be carrying your duffel inside another bigger duffel but you never know. Also, you want to seperate your day's wet/sweaty clothes from the rest so bring extra bags along - as well as for your shoes (the mud in camp and the toilets are not always the cleanest)

If you get wet, you dont get dry. Everything that's wet will freeze at high altitute. Makes use of the sun to dry things over your tent if you can.
Getting the extra liner for your sleeping bag also helps keep things warm. You can also sleep with your damp clothes on during the night and your body heat will dry it out.

+ Walk slow. You use less energy and and you sweat less. Less sweat = dry clothes = not freezing at high altitudes.

+ Water. Get a 2 litre or more water bladder. Just. Get. It. Since you walk all the time, it will be your main source of water intake. There's no time to stop every 15min to open the backpack for a water bottle.

Lastly, it is okay to throw up. If the altitude gets you, play along with it. You will feel 100% better afterwards. And getting sleep and enough water you will adjust and not feel symptoms again.

The food was really good. Starters every night, followed by a main course and tea/hot chocolate afterwards.
Overall it was an amazing experience and will remember it forever.

TL;DR: Rain kicks your ass.
Prepare to fight it!”
Trekking por ruta machame al kilimanjaro
Michael Schweizer From Switzerland At
5 - Excellent
“Habia organizado para hacerlo en 7 dias por la ruta machame, pero al no tener problemas con la altura lo terminamos haciendo en 5 dias, tanto el guia el cocinero y los porteadores todos excelentes personas, la atencion de primer nivel en todos los sentidos, la comida excelente el trato desde el primer momento con Noel todo muy bien, a mi llegada en el aeropuerto me espero noel para llevarme al hotel y al terminar 2 dias antes de lo acordado ellos me organizaron nuevamente el hotel sin tener qur pagar demas, nuevsmente gracias Enosa por la experiencia maravillosa, gracias Noel , Godbless, joseph , dolphin, jackson , welton y un especiañ agradecimiento a mi guia Regan y a Ringo que fue el poeteador que nos acompaño a la cima en una noche muyy dura .

100% recomendable y ya estoy organizando mi proximo viaje con Enosa para un safari.

Saludos , Asante Sana”
6 hours Camping
In the morning you will be taken to the entrance gate of Kilimanjaro National Park (about an hour drives away). You will begin your trek towards Shira Cathedral. During the journey you might spot the black and white colobus monkeys watching you curiously as you walk past. In about 5 to 6 hours, you will reach the Machame Camp, situated 3,010 m above the tree line, where you will enjoy your evening meal and overnight stay.
7 hours Camping
After breakfast, leave the glades of the rain forest and continue on an ascending path, crossing a little valley and walking along a steep rocky ridge covered with heather until the end of the ridge. The route now turns west onto a river gorge at 3658m (5-7 hours). You will spend the overnight at the Shira hut campsite (3845m).
7 hours Camping
In this new day your trek begins with an ascent above the Shira Plateau in the direction of the Lava Tower (4,640 m). The surrounding vegetation becomes more sporadic as the landscape changes to an alpine desert. The route stretches through the sweeping Barranco Valley, with its lobelia and giant senecio plants, and in approximately 6 to 7 hours, you will arrive at the Barranco Camp, the most beautiful camp on the mountain.
7 hours Camping
In this new day your trek begins with an ascent above the Shira Plateau in the direction of the Lava Tower (4,640 m). The surrounding vegetation becomes more sporadic as the landscape changes to an alpine desert. The route stretches through the sweeping Barranco Valley, with its lobelia and giant senecio plants, and in approximately 6 to 7 hours, you will arrive at the Barranco Camp, the most beautiful camp on the mountain.
6 hours Camping
Today you will climb the “Barranco Wall”, where a steady hold will be needed. Luckily a helping hand is never far behind and your guides will assist you wherever necessary. Leaving Barranco and ascend the Barranco Wall with some wonderful views for the top. Then descend through the Karanga Valley where you will stop for a lunch, before embarking on another 2 to 3 hours climb to Barafu Camp (4,640 m). At the camp you will enjoy a well-deserved break, evening meal and an early night.
7 hours Camping
Around mid-night after getting hot tea with light snacks, you will start your climb to Uhuru Peak. Ascending in the dark, with only a headlight to shine the way, you will climb the screes of Kibo, reaching Stella Point in about 5 to 7 hours. Walking along the crater ridge you will finally reach Uhuru Peak (5,895 m). On the “Roof of Africa” you will enjoy a 360° view over the surrounding landscape before starting your descent along the same route. From the summit descend back to Barafu, where you will have a warm meal and relax. Then continue to Mweka hut campsite (3080m). (The journey will take 5 hours). At Mweka camp you will have your evening meal and sleep with the sights of Mount Kilimanjaro still fresh in your mind.
Camping
This will be the last day for the journey which will be accompanied by the by a traditional farewell ceremony, you will gently descend through the rainforest to Mweka Gate, where you will be met and transferred to Moshi where you will can celebrate your achievement.
what’s included
  • Professional english-speaking guide
  • Kilimanjaro trekking according to the itinerary
  • Mountain crew (cook & porters)
  • Meals during the climb
  • Drinking water
  • Overnight stays in hotels and mountain tents
  • Camping equipment (tents, sleeping mats, chairs, tables etc.)
  • All national park fees
  • All mentioned transfers
what's excluded
  • Flights
  • Optional activities
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
  • Travel insurance
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 7 days
Tour Type Private Tour
Age Requirement 5 +
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Trek difficulty Medium
Maximum altitude 5895 meters
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Moshi, Tanzania
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