We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Trek Mt. Kilimanjaro via Machame route with Kilimanjaro Top Guides

Select Date and Travelers
From
$2,000.00
Date
2 travelers
What to Expect
Itinerary

Day 1: Machame Gate to Machame Camp

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
The drive from Moshi to the Machame Gate takes about 50 minutes. The journey passes through the village of Machame which is located on the lower slopes of the mountain. As we leave the park gate, we walk through the dense rain forest on a winding trail up a ridge until we reach the Machame Camp
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner will be provided to all trekkers
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Machame camp

Day 2: Machame Camp to Shira 2 Camp

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
We leave the glades of the rain forest and continue on an ascending path up to a steep, rocky ridge. On the Shira Plateau, we pass through heather and open moorlands, then cross a large river gorge to Shira 2 Camp.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will be provided to all trekkers
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Shira 2 camp

Day 3: Shira 2 Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco camp

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
We continue to the east up a ridge and then head southeast towards the Lava Tower – a 300 ft tall volcanic rock formation. We descend down to Barranco Camp through the strange but beautiful Senecio Forest to an altitude of 13,000 ft. Although you begin and end the day at the same elevation, the time spent at higher altitude is very beneficial for acclimatization
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will be provided to all trekkers
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Barranco Camp

Day 4: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
We begin the day by descending into a ravine to the base of the Great Barranco Wall. Then we climb the non-technical but steep, nearly 900 ft cliff. From the top of the Barranco Wall we cross a series of hills and valleys until we descend sharply into Karanga Valley. One more steep climb up leads us to Karanga Camp. This is a shorter day meant for acclimatization.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will be provided to all trekkers
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Karanga Camp

Day 5: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
We leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the rocky section to Barafu Hut. At this point, you have completed the Southern Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest and enjoy an early dinner to prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are viewable from this position.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will be provided to all trekkers
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Barafu Camp

Day 6: Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Very early in the morning (around midnight), we begin our push to the summit. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. The wind and cold at this elevation and time of day can be extreme. We ascend in the darkness for several hours while taking frequent, but short, breaks. Near Stella Point (18,900 ft), you will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see coming over Mawenzi Peak. Finally, we arrive at Uhuru Peak- the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa.
From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for lunch. The trail is very rocky and can be quite hard on the knees; trekking poles are helpful. 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: 10 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will be provided to all trekkers
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Mweka camp

Day 7: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
On our last day, we continue the descent to Mweka Gate and collect the summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. From the gate, we continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet us at Mweka Village to drive us back to the hotel in Moshi.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will be provided to all trekkers
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Sal Salinero Kilimanjaro Hotel
Show More
Be the first to write a review
Updating list...
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Trek Mt. Kilimanjaro via Machame route with Kilimanjaro Top Guides staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines
Key Details
  • Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Low Price Guarantee
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Secure Payments
  • 24/7 SupportCall: