Tanzania Mountain Trekking

7 Days Machame Route Trekking

Tour Details


Embark on an invigorating 7-day trek along the Machame Route, a striking path to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. This thoughtfully designed itinerary offers a balanced approach, allowing for gradual acclimatization and a rewarding journey through diverse terrains. From lush rainforests to the rugged alpine desert and the ultimate push to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa, this adventure promises an unforgettable experience.

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Tour Itinerary

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  • This itinerary is carefully designed to ensure proper acclimatization and a safe, enjoyable ascent to Kilimanjaro’s summit via the Machame Route.

  • Flexibility is incorporated to tailor the trek to individual preferences, ensuring an enriching and memorable adventure.

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kilimanjaro Airport

    Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be warmly welcomed to Tanzania. A transfer will swiftly take you to your accommodation in Moshi or Arusha, the bustling gateways to Mount Kilimanjaro. Here, you'll meet your trekking team, where an initial briefing and gear check will prepare you for the exciting journey ahead. The rest of the day is yours to acclimate, relax, and mentally prepare for the trek that awaits.

  • Day 2: Machame Gate (1,490m) to Machame Camp (2,835m)

    Your journey begins as you drive to the Machame Gate, the entry point to the renowned Machame Route. The trek unveils the beauty of Kilimanjaro, starting with lush rainforests and a rich tapestry of flora and fauna. Arriving at Machame Camp, the vibrant forest envelopes you, setting the scene for your first night on the mountain, amidst the serenity of nature.

  • Day 3: Machame Camp (2,835m) to Shira Camp 1 (3,505m)

    Transitioning from the rainforest, you venture into the heather moorland, a landscape offering a sense of grandeur. The path takes you to the Shira Plateau, revealing wide vistas of the mountain's expanse. Rest at Shira Camp 1, appreciating the changing landscape and the transition to higher altitudes.

  • Day 4: Shira Camp 1 (3,505m) to Shira Camp 2 (3,810m)

    Today’s trek takes you across the Shira Plateau, a surreal setting displaying unique geological formations. As you advance towards Shira Camp 2, the alpine desert unveils itself, surrounded by a rugged, moon-like terrain. This campsite, with its stunning vistas, rests against the backdrop of Kilimanjaro's striking beauty.

  • Day 5: Shira Camp 2 (3,810m) to Barranco Camp (3,960m) via Lava Tower (4,630m)

    Ascending to Lava Tower offers not only mesmerizing views but also a critical point for acclimatization. The descent to Barranco Camp takes you through the famed Barranco Wall, a thrilling climb that adds a sense of achievement to your journey. At Barranco Camp, you rest, knowing you're well on your way to the summit.

  • Day 6: Barranco Camp (3,960m) to Barafu Camp (4,640m)

    The trail from Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp involves traversing the Barranco Wall, then proceeding to the Karanga Valley. The landscape transitions to an alpine desert as you ascend to Barafu Camp, your last stop before the summit attempt. Rest here, preparing for the significant challenge that awaits.

  • Day 7: Barafu Camp (4,640m) to Uhuru Peak (5,895m) to Mweka Camp (3,100m)

    Today is the summit push, commencing at midnight to reach the top in the early morning. Passing Gilman's Point at sunrise, you continue to Uhuru Peak, the pinnacle of Mount Kilimanjaro. The descent to Mweka Camp provides a well-deserved rest, allowing you to reflect on your remarkable achievement and immerse yourself in the surrounding beauty.

  • Day 8: Mweka Camp (3,100m) to Mweka Gate (1,640m)

    The final trek takes you through lush rainforests, where the air is thick with the scent of nature. Arriving at Mweka Gate, a sense of accomplishment fills the air as you receive a certificate recognizing your successful Kilimanjaro ascent. A transfer to Moshi or Arusha offers a comfortable reprieve and an opportunity to reminisce about this awe-inspiring journey.

  • Day 9: Departure

    With the grandeur of Kilimanjaro etched in your memory, it’s time to bid farewell to Tanzania. A transfer will take you to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your onward journey, concluding an extraordinary adventure on Africa’s highest peak.

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