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7 Days Kilimanjaro hike via Machame route

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Day 1: Machame Gate to Machame Camp

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
We will drive from Moshi/ Arusha to the Mount Kilimanjaro National Park Gate takes about 50 minutes. The journey passes through the village of Machame which is located on the lower slopes of the mountain. We now leave the park gate and walk through the rain forest on a winding trail up a ridge. Lower down, the trail can be muddy and slippery. Gaiters and trekking poles are a good idea here. We continue a short distance until we reach the Machame Camp.
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: tinted camp

Day 2: Machame Camp to Shira Camp

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Elevation (ft): 9,400ft to 12,500ft, Distance: 5 km, Hiking Time: 4-6 hours, Habitat: Moorland
After breakfast, we leave the glades of the rain forest and continue on an ascending path, crossing the little valley walking along a steep rocky ridge, covered with heather, until the ridge ends. The route now turns west onto a river gorge. Time for rest, dinner, and overnight at the Shira campsite.

Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
• Lunch
Accommodation included: tinted camp

Day 3: Shira Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Elevation (ft): 12,500ft to 13,000ft, Distance: 10 km, Hiking Time: 6-8 hours, Habitat: Semi Desert
From the Shira Plateau, we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the "Shark's Tooth." Shortly after the tower, we come to the second junction which brings us up to the Arrow Glacier at an altitude of 16,000ft. We now continue down to the Barranco Hut at an altitude of 13,000ft. Here we rest, enjoy dinner, and overnight. Although you end the day at the same elevation as when you started, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.

Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Tinted Camp

Day 4: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Elevation (ft): 13,000ft to 13,100ft, Distance: 5 km, Hiking Time: 4-5 hours, Habitat: Alpine Desert
After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge passing the Barranco Wall, to the Karanga Valley campsite. This is a short day meant for acclimatization.

Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: tinted camp

Day 5: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Elevation (ft): 13,100ft to 15,300ft, Distance: 4 km, Hiking Time: 4-5 hours, Habitat: Alpine Desert
After breakfast, we leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the Barafu Hut. At this point, you have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest, enjoy dinner, and prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are to be seen from this position.

Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: tinted camp

Day 6: Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Hut

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Elevation (ft): 15,300ft to 1345ft (and down to 10,000ft) ,Distance: 5 km… ascent / 12 km descent ,Hiking Time: 7-8 hours ascent / 4-6 hours descent ,Habitat:
Very early in the morning (midnight to 2am), we continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. You head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek.At Stella Point (18,600 ft), you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see (weather permitting). From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all the way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. At Uhuru Peak, you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. Faster hikers will see the sunrise from the summit. From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for lunch. You will want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.

Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: tinted camp

Day 7: Mweka Camp to Moshi

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Elevation (ft): 10,000ft to 5,400ft, Distance: 10 km, Hiking Time: 3-4 hours, Habitat: Rain Forest
After breakfast, we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).
From the gate, you continue to drive you back to Moshi.

Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: lodge
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Important Information
Departure Point
1: Hotel, Factory Rd, Arusha 1530, Tanzania
2: Moshi Urban, Tanzania

Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup from Airport is 35$ instead of 50%

Airports

  • Kilimanjaro Airport, Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania
Departure Time
6:00 PM
Duration
7 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 7x Breakfast
  • 7x Dinner
  • 7x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
Exclusions
  • Airport/Departure Tax
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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By: Africa Natural Tours and Safaris
37 reviews
graserl2020
20
Machame 7 days
l and my family we are back from the mountain 7 days machame route we are so happy for the best organization of
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Ame_0303
21
Amazing!
We just came back from this tour :) it was really amazing and the team is always here for you! They will always
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batiant
12
6 day machame route
Awesome trip, guides, chef and porters all top tier couldn’t have asked for a better crew, plus killer songs and
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Sherryndesh
41
Best safari
Safari never been more amazing 5 days in the wild different parks with different experience every day.My first
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julianbI9818WY
20
A super trip with you!
Without you, I couldn’t stand on the summit and enjoy the fantastic scene. Thank you so much! It was a pretty cool
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julianbI9818WY
20
Wonderful experience
It was an amazing trip! The nice guide has rich knowledge and experience. The service on the whole way was also
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Tiddy2016
Kathmandu, Nepal
818
Super Good safari
Super car, super driver, super food and super management. I will mic you again and again since what you did are
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carmelacielo
Manila, Philippines
10
Short and the best
We had limited time in tanzania thus decided to do a 2 days trip we settled for tarangire and ngorongoro. Geoffrey
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janvierjavi
Spain
10
wonderful safari with amazing people
Safari has never been better with Africa natural tours.We really enjoyed our time and had so much fun .The guide
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MbiiM
Nairobi, Kenya
132
Best safari
We met a tour leader Godfrey who did for me a safari itinerary and gave us a nice driver who knew the Serengeti
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madvaka2019
10
Our excellent Safari
we were in Serengeti and ngorongoro in the last week where l went with my family including my 2 children my mother
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kremence
10
Serengeti Forever
Serengeti forever, l and my family we are back from Serengeti best safari with AFRICA NATURAL TOURS, everything
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118aminahs
South Korea
11
Special thanks to African National tour
All was well with Africa National tour, the things went in accordance, and i didint expect that..special thanks
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haimax y
10
Serengeti and Ngorongoro
I and my family we had the best holiday in Africa, all were arranged well by this tour agency and all were real
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Dannicy2019
11
TRIP OF A LIFE-EXPERIENCE
This is the second time that my wife and I have climbed Kilimanjaro with Africa Natural Tours. The first time, we
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