Machame Route – 6 Days

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For this trek, the optimal timetable is the seven- Machame variation. The Barranco to Barafu journey, which takes seven s to complete, is divided into two s on the Machame route, enabling hikers a quick rest before the summit attempt. This is critical since climbers will be sleep deprived on summit , which starts at a fairly early hour of approximately midnight. Climbers can be better rested if they have a short before.

Most renowned Kilimanjaro tour companies strongly recommend the seven- Machame route.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), Arusha Airport, (ARK/HTAR), Moshi and Arusha
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
All Park fees. Entrance , Camping & Rescue Fees Wages for our Professional Mountain Crew
Quality Mountain camping equipment Pre and Post Accommodationin Moshi / Arusha
Airport Transfers. On Arrival and Depature Kilimanjaro Transfer. Before and After Climb
All meals While on the Mountain (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner ) Professional Mountain guide with W.F.R knowledge.
Flights Personal gear
Tips for guides, porters and cook Entry visa for Tanzania
Vaccinations Travel insurance
Dinner in the hotels before and after the climb Optional Tours & Activities

What is the success rate of the Machame route?

The Machame route has a decent success rate because of the numerous ups and downs that facilitate greater acclimatization. It is advisable to take your time in order to increase your chances of success. The average peak success percentage for the 7- route is 92%. The success rate falls to 85% on average for the 6- itinerary.


Day 1: Arrival.

When you arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), a representative of Kilimanjaro Ascent will be waiting to greet you and drive you to the hotel that is included in the tariff. The hotel offers all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay, including warm rooms, hot water, courteous service, a pool, and Internet connection. There will be a briefing with our management in the evening, and they will make sure you are prepared to start the ascent.

Be aware that check-in begins at 2:00 PM.


Day 2: Ascent From Machame gate to Machame Hut 

A short drive brings us to the Machame trailhead (~5,380’). After the climbers and crew have checked in with the park rangers, we will hike up through the montane forests, winding up the mossy jungle, making our way to Machame Hut camp.

  • Elevation (ft): 5,400ft to 9,400ft
  • Distance: 11 km
  • Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
  • Habitat: Rain Forest


Day 3: Ascent From Machame Hut to Shira Cave Camp 

Our journey through the forest resumes after breakfast. We’ll take our time and enjoy the view as we travel over the moorlands. Spectacular views of Kibo peak will be presented to us.

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


Day 4: Ascent From Shira Cave Camp to Baranco Camp via Lover Tower

As you ascend high and sleep low, to’s is long but full of acclimatization. Before descending to the Barranco valley, we will do an acclimatization climb to Lava Tower (15,190′), where we will have lunch. There is the option to climb the Lava Tower itself for those with the stamina and if time and weather permit. To’s view is breathtaking as it travels across several mountain zones.

  • Elevation (ft): 12,500ft to 13,000ft
  • Distance: 10 km
  • Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
  • Habitat: Semi Desert


Day 5: Ascent From Baranco Camp to Karanga Camp.

After breakfast, we depart Barranco and make our way to the Karanga Valley campground via a narrow slope, passing the Barranco Wall. Acclimatization is the goal of this brief .

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


Day 6: Ascent From Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

We depart Karanga after breakfast and arrive at the intersection with the Mweka Trail. We keep going up to Barafu Hut. You have now finished the South Circuit, which offers a variety of perspectives of the top. We set up camp here, take a nap, eat dinner, and get ready for the summit . From here, one can see Mawenzi and Kibo, the two summits.

  •  Elevation (ft): 13,100 to 15,300;
  • Distance: 4 km;
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 Hours


Day 7: Ascent from Barafu Camp to Summit then down to Mweka / Millennium Camp

We proceed to the peak between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers quite early in the morning (between midnight and two in the morning). 
You travel northwest and make your way over steep scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. 
The hardest part of the walk both physically and mentally is this section. 
You will take brief break at Stella Point (18,600 feet), where you will be rewarded with the most spectacular sunrise you are ever likely to see (weather permitting). 
On your hour-long journey to the summit from Stella Point, you might run into snow the entire way. 
You have arrived at Uhuru Peak, the highest peak on both Mount Kilimanjaro and the African continent. 
The sunrise can be seen from the peak by more rapid hikers.

We now begin our descent from the summit, going straight down to the Mweka Hut campsite while pausing at Barafu for lunch. Due to the loose gravel going down, gaiters and trekking poles are recommended. Due to its location in the upper forest, Mweka Camp may experience late-afternoon mist or rain. We have our final meal on the mountain later in the evening before a well-earned rest.

  • Elevation (ft): 15,300ft to 19,345ft (and down to
  • Distance: 5 km ascent / 12 km descent
  • Hiking Time: 7-8 hours ascent / 4-6 hours descent
  • Habitat: Arctic


Day 8: Descent from Mweka / Millennium Camp to Mweka gate.

We continue the descent to the Mweka Park Gate to pick up your summit certificates after breakfast. It could be muddy and damp at lower altitudes. Trekking poles and gaiters will be useful. Most likely, there will be enough to wear: shorts and t-shirts (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy). You travel another hour to Mweka Village from the gate. You will be met by a car at the village of Mweka and driven back to your accommodation in Moshi / Arusha

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


Day 9: Depature

You have a room to to prepare for your journey home or your upcoming excursions in East Africa by packing, getting ready, and so on.


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