Mt. Kilimanjaro - Machame route, 8 days

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5 Based on 7 Reviews
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 12-69 yrs
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Maximum altitude 5895 meters
  • Trek difficulty Medium
  • Tour Code BM-661
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English, Tanzanian
  • Starts Moshi, Tanzania
  • Ends Moshi, Tanzania
  • Shira Plateau Panoramic Overview
  • Kibo and Mawenzi viewpoint
Machame is one of the most popular routes on Kili, but for sure it is not the simplest one. Altezza recommends this route for the climbers with previous mountaineering experience and good physical preparation. Furthermore, if your travel is scheduled for a rainy season, torrential rains may wash out the treks and your climbing will be more challenging.

Machame route advantages:

- Relative affordability. Machame is the only route on the mountain Kilimanjaro with a high percent of climbing success for a modest price.
- The route starts at 900 m above the sea level and traverses all the climatic zones – from the tropical forests to the ice glaciers of the Kibo volcano.
  • Day 1: Arrival
  • Day 2: From Machame Gate to Machame Camp
  • Day 3: From Machame Camp to Shira Camp
  • Day 4: From Shira Camp to Barranco Camp
  • Day 5: From Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp
  • Day 6: From Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak and then to Millennium C
  • Day 7: From Millennium Camp to Mweka Gates
  • Day 8: Departure
  • Meeting at Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • Transfer to Aishi Machame Hotel
  • Accommodation at the Aishi Machame Hotel (includes breakfast, accommodation in double rooms)
  • Transfer to Machame Gate
  • Professional team support. All guides are certified «Wilderness First Responders», «Wilderness First Aid», and experience climbing over 7 years
  • Kilimanjaro National Park fees
  • Rescue fee
  • Ecological fee
  • Regular nutritional meals three times a day + fresh fruits
  • Modern tents "The North Face" VE 25 / 2-Meter Dome Tent
  • Briefing with English-speaking support team before the start of the ascent
  • Medical kit
  • Equipment for group (power tent / table / chairs / crockery)
  • Drinking bottled water for the first days of climbing
  • Meet the group at the exit of the National Park on Mweka Gate and transfer to the hotel
  • Accommodation at Aishi Machame Hotel (includes breakfast, accommodation in double rooms)
  • International certificates
  • Transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Portable toilet
  • Portable shower
  • Private tent
  • Personal Porter Services
  • Extended meal plan
  • VIP Lounge at JRO (arrival)
  • VIP Lounge at JRO (departure)
  • Airfare
  • Visa fees
  • Lunch and dinner at the hotel (before and after the climb)
  • Rent of personal equipment
  • Support team tips $200-250 per climber
  • High-altitude trekking insurance
5 - Excellent
Based on 7 reviews
  • Sarah Moore
  • From USA
  • On Jul 18 2021
5 - Excellent
An unforgettable time!
We had an unforgettable experience last week on this tour. We were a group of 4 women with limited to some hiking experience. Anna and Stasia from the tour company were very responsive leading up to our booking. They were very... Read more
  • Scott Butler
  • From USA
  • On Jul 15 2021
5 - Excellent
Top notch Kili climb
We had a phenomenal experience with this tour company climbing the Mahcame Route (7 days). The guides were highly professional; every day they conducted a medical check to make sure we were all feeling alright, and helped ensure... Read more
  • Michael Wood
  • From USA
  • On Jul 11 2021
5 - Excellent
Fantastic Kilimanjaro Operators
My friend and I recently finished 7-day Machame Kilimanjaro climb, and we would recommend this tour organizer to anyone. Stasia and Anna, our contacts, were very responsive and helpful. We found the booking process... Read more
  • George Moody
  • From USA
  • On May 14 2021
5 - Excellent
Stop looking and book Altezza for your climb!
Just returned from our 7-day climb up the Machame trail with this travel operator and I truly can't say enough amazing things about the company & the folks working there! To set the stage, we were a small group of three women in... Read more
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10% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 45 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 45 days prior departure. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.


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.

Other Practical InformationAltezza recommends this route for the climbers with previous mountaineering experience and physically fit.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • When is the great wildebeest migration?

    The great wildebeest migration starts anytime between late April and early June. And if you are interested in seeing the grand spectacle of wildebeest crossing the Grumeti or Mara Rivers, you should plan your trip around late July or early August. However, it is important to note that the timing of herd movements can vary.

  • Is Tanzania a family-friendly safari destination?

    Tanzania is an excellent safari destination for families. The country has one of the most diverse wildlife populations in Africa, and there are countries with action-packed game drives that your children might enjoy. Furthermore, many of the destinations are quite affordable for family safari holidays. The only caveat is that Tanzania falls under Africa's malaria belt. Thus, traveling with children under six years of age is not recommended. Many safaris have age restrictions due to safety concerns.

  • Do I need a visa and passport to travel to Tanzania?

    You must present a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the date of visa issuance to gain entry into Tanzania. The immigration officers would also require you to present a roundtrip ticket and show proof that you have enough money to cover the duration of your stay.

  • What is the best month to visit Tanzania?

    The peak tourist season in Tanzania is from June to September, and any of these months would be suitable to enjoy all the beauty on offer. You can read our article on the best time to visit Tanzania to learn more about what each season offers.

  • What are Tanzania's best birding spots?

    With more than 1,000 avian species, Tanzania is one of the best countries in the world for bird watching. Mount Kilimanjaro, Ruaha National Park, Serengeti National Park, and Ngorongoro Conservation Area all promise an unforgettable bird-watching experience.

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