7 Days Machame Route Kilimanjaro tour

7 Days

7 Days Machame Route Kilimanjaro Considered by the majority of our guides as the most beautiful route to Mt Kilimanjaro’s summit,
Machame starts in the forest and has on a clear day views of the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro –
Kibo peak.


Our classic adventures are what the majority of climbers are looking for. The combination of great comfort and high safety standards makes our classic Kilimanjaro hikes enjoyable and memorable. This is the most popular option among our clients.

This climbing package includes everything that a climber may need for the hike – our experienced mountain crews, high-quality group equipment, nutritionist-designed meals. Our safety protocols, though, are the same for all our hiking adventures – only the guides with Wilderness First Responder certification are assigned to lead a party.


Drive from Hotel in Arusha to Machame Gate (1790m / 5872ft).
Machame Gate – Machame Camp
9km, ↑1220m / 4003ft
After registration you begin your climb through the tropical beautiful rain forest. As you pass
through the rainforest, you are likely to spot black and white colobus monkeys as well as blue
monkeys and forest birds!
After 6-7 hours you will arrive Machame Camp (3010m / 9875ft) for dinner and overnight.

From the Machame Camp, you cross the stream onto its west bank and follow the path up the
steep rocky ridge – criss-crossing a few times before reaching Shira camp within 5-6 hours, at
the base of a semi-circular wall of Shira.
Dinner and overnight at Shira camp (3845m / 12615ft).

10km, ↑ 700m / 2297ft, ↓ 600m / 1969ft
From Shira camp, you hike to Lava Tower (4600m / 15092 ft) to acclimatize and then proceed
down to Barranco Camp. Tonight’s camp is one of the best on the mountain. Dinner and
overnight at Barranco Camp (3960m / 12992 ft).

6km, ↑ 375m / 1230ft, ↓300m / 984 ft
From Barranco camp, you climb up through the edge of great Barranco Wall. It’s a tough morning
climb on a steep trail, but once you reach the top, the views are spectacular.
Dinner and overnight at Karanga Camp (4035m / 13238ft).

Today is a shorter climb than the past few days, hiking up to the final camp before your last
ascent day to the summit.
You must get lots of rest as you will need all your energy for the climb to the roof of Africa.
Dinner and overnight at Barafu Camp (4640m / 15223ft).

↑ 1255m / 4117ft, ↓ 2815m / 9235ft
You will start trekking early just after midnight, as the walk today will take 10 – 14 + hours.
The 1255m ascent in just over 3 km, will take us about 6-8 hours, as you try to reach the summit
to watch the sunrise over the Great Rift Valley. After watching the sunrise and taking enough
pictures, you then start descending down the mountain to below the tree line.
Dinner and overnight at Mweka Camp (3080m / 10105ft)

10km, ↓ 1450m / 4757ft
On your final day, we will have a short four-hour hike out, walking through the lush forest. You
meet our driver with the vehicle at the Mweka Gate (1630m / 5348ft) to drive back to the hotel
in Arusha.


Cost includes

  • Quality, waterproof mountain sleeping tents
  • Professional, experienced, mountain guides
  • All Park fees and Rescue fees
  • All meals
  • Arrival and Departure transfers
  • 2 nights at hotel with half board (before & after climb)
  • Transfer from hotel to Gate and back to hotel after climb
  • Guides, Porters, cook salaries
  • Mess tents with table and chairs
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
  • Clean, purified drinking water
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porter

Cost excludes

  • Flying Doctor
  • Travel Insurance

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7 Days Machame Route Kilimanjaro tour
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