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6 day Kilimanjaro Machame Route

Does your bucket list include conquering Africa's highest mountain? Here's your golden opportunity with our professional guides and porters, hike all the way up to Uhuru Peak at 5895m! It's a challenge of course, but a good one. It's an adventure, we promise you!

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices and Dates: $1590 - $1790
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 6 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited Tanzania Tanzania
Parks visited Kilimanjaro
Activity level Extreme - Technical climbing (Kilimanjaro, Mt. Meru)
Safari type:
  • Camping

6 Days Kilimanjaro Machame Route
1590$ per person (6 people +)
1690$ per person (4-5 people)
1790$ per person (2-3 people)


Day 1 Machame Gate - Machame Camp
You will be picked up at your hotel in Moshi and driven to Machame Gate. When your guide is done dealing with all the registration forms you can start your climbing! Soon you will find yourself deep in mountain rainforest with ancient trees, primeval ferns, liana, lichen and moss that carpets the ground and drapes from the trees. If you're lucky you could see the black and white colobus monkeys in the treetops. Your first day of climbing will end at Machame Camp where you will have your dinner and overnight. 3 meals included.
Machame Gate (1790m) to Machame Camp (3010m)
Hike TIme: 5-7 hours

Day 2 Machame Camp - New Shira Camp
Have breakfast at the camp and keep on climbing. The path will get steeper and the landscape changes to moor- and heathland. This day you will end at New Shira Camp where you will get dinner and have your overnight. 3 meals included.
Machame Camp (3010m) to New Shira Camp (3845m)
Hike TIme: 4-6 hours

Day 3 New Shira Camp - Barranco Camp
After breakfast head on climbing, except tis day you are not climbing too much. This will let your body adjust the height more. After 6 to 7 hours you will arrive at the most beautiful camp on the mountain, Barranco Camp. There you will have your dinner and overnight. 3 meals included.
New Shira Camp (3845m) to Barranco Camp (3960m)
Hike Time: 6-7 hours

Day 4 Barranco Camp - Barafu Camp
After breakfast you continue the adventure. Today it starts with the climb of the “Barranco Wall”. Don't worry, your guides will assist you wherever necessary. Following the ridge as it traverses up and down, you can enjoy the splendid views of the south glacier of Kibo. Eventually you will arrive at Barafu Camp. There you can relax, get dinner and rest for the following climb ahead very early the next day. 3 meals included.
Barranco Camp (3960m) to Barafu Camp (4640m)
Hike Time: 5-7 hours

Day 5 Barafu Camp - Uhuru Peak - Mweka Camp
After a very early breakfast at around midnight the cimbing begins yet again. With torchlight you will climb the screes of Kibo. After 5 to 7 hours of ascending in the dark you will arrive at Stella Point, the crater rim of Mt Kilimanjaro. Another 1 to 2 hours climb along the crater ridge will lead you to Uhuru Peak (5895 m). Here you will see Kilimanjaro in all its glory, enjoying the 360° view over the landscape below as the sun rises. You are now standing on the “Roof of Africa”. Enjoy this moment, take the view all in! The simple descent runs almost along the same route and shortly before midday you should arrive at Barafu Camp. After a 1 to 2 hour break there you will continue down to Mweka Camp (3080 m) where you will get dinner and rest. 3 meals included.
Barafu Camp (4640m) to Uhuru Peak (5895m) to Mweka Camp (3080m)
Hike TIme: 10-14 hours

Day 6 Mweka Camp - Mweka Gate - Moshi
After breakfast you will continue down to Mweka Gate. At the gate you will be driven back to Moshi or an agreed location. Breakfast included.
Mweka Camp (3080m) to Mweka Gate (1630m)
Hike Time: 2-3 hours

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