Kilimanjaro Trekking Machame Route

A 7-day safari from $1899

7 Days Kilimanjaro Trekking Machame Route

Machame is a route that is more difficult than the Marangu route. The route is known to be the most scenic route of Mount Kilimanjaro as it gives the climber an experience of the panoramic view. The route is well known due to the success rate of the Summit for the climbers as it provides an excellent time for acclimatization on the ascending to the Lover Tower and descending to Baranco before heading up to Karanga and the Barafu to the Summit. With this route on the second day, you will join other climbers from the Lemosho and Shira routes before heading to the Lover tower up to the Summit and descending through the Mweka gate as it is different from the Marangu route, the ascending route for the Machame route is not the same as the descending route, as you will be ascending via the Machame route and descending via the Mweka route to Mweka gate. 

Mountain Camps / Kilimanjaro Trekking Machame Route

Camp comfortably in customized all-weather tents with upgraded zippers, flysheets, and closed-cell full-ground pads. Private toilet tents and solar-lit dining tents are provided daily. The camp’s chef prepares hot meals from fresh ingredients. In the afternoons, hot drinks and snacks are provided.


  • Summit Mount Kilimanjaro, one of the seven summits of the world at 19,340′
  • Navigate Kilimanjaro’s Machame Route, the most scenic on the mountain
  • Cross six ecological zones from lush rainforest to the harsh, beautiful arctic zone
  • Follow expert African guides, complete of knowledge of the mountain and its environs
  • Experience Signature Camping! Spacious tents, deluxe comfort, excellent meals, and more!

Safari Itinerary

DAY 1: Arrival

The first day of your incredible journey up the Northern slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro is filled with anticipation. You’ll receive a warm welcome at the airport from our driver, who’ll take care of all your luggage and transport you to the hotel in Moshi. After settling down, you’ll attend an orientation session with the team. Our expert team leaders will guide you through all the essential details of your route and offer advice for a successful trek. Your hiking gear will then be thoroughly inspected and adjusted if necessary. The rest of the day is spent getting ready for your life-changing journey.

  • Driving Distance: 45 / km (40 Mins)

Kilimanjaro Wonders Hotel
Plan Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day2: Arusha to Machame Camp

To shorten the itinerary below to six days, you skip the night in the Karanga Valley and walk straight from the Barranco Huts to the Barafu Huts in one day.

Accompaniment: Experienced Mountain Guide/Guides, chef/chefs, and porters Walking through: cypress plantation of the montane forest

What to see: Kilimanjaro wildlife, such as birds and the colobus. Time and distance: 3 to 4hrs, which is a distance of 6.5km. Elevation: 1,800m/5,900ft to 2,600m/8,400ft


Plan Meal: Lunch & Dinner
Day 3: Shira Plateau

After breakfast, our hike continues through the forest. We will take our time, soaking in the scenery as we make our way through the moorlands. We will be treated to spectacular views of Kibo Peak.
Hiking: 4-6 hours
Overnight Altitude: ~12,500′

Day 4: Barranco Camp

Today is a long day, but lots of acclimatization as you climb high and sleep low. We will take an acclimatization hike to Lava Tower (~15,190’) for lunch before descending to the Barranco valley. For those who have energy, and if time and weather permit, we can scramble up the Lava Tower itself. The scenery is fantastic today, passing through different zones of the mountain.
Hiking: 6-8 hours
Overnight Altitude:  ~13,044′

Day 5: Karanga Camp

Today, you’ll continue to acclimatize and let your body adjust to these higher altitudes in preparation for your upcoming summit push. Climb the steep Barranco Wall and then climb and descend several ridges and valleys before arriving at Karanga camp. There will likely be time for an afternoon acclimatization hike.
Hiking: 4-5 hours
Overnight Altitude:  ~13,106′

Day 6: Barafu Camp

Today, you’ll continue your circuit and arrive at your final camp before the summit (Barafu camp). The route includes ups and downs along ridges and valleys. You’ll have an early supper, sleep for a few hours, and then rise at about 11:00 PM to start tomorrow’s summit ascent.
Hiking: 3-4 hours
Overnight Altitude:  ~15,331′

Day 7: Summit and Mweka Camp

Start hiking at around midnight, using your headlamps to guide you slowly up to Stella Point and then the summit. Due to the altitude, you will hike slowly and need to dress warmly for the cold. After celebrating with photos at the summit, descend to Mweka camp.
Hiking: 6-7 hours ascent to the summit, then 6-9 hours of descent
Summit:  ~19,341′
Overnight Altitude:  ~10,500′

Day 7: Mweka Park Gate (~5,000’) to Arusha

We make the final descent through the rainforest to Mweka Gate. Here, we will have lunch and say goodbye to our mountain crew before leaving Mount Kilimanjaro National Park. Then, we will drive back to Arusha for a hot shower and a celebratory dinner.
Hiking: 3-5 hours

  • Walking Time: 3 – 5 hours Distance: 10km Altitude Loss: 1420m
  • Driving Distance: 135 / km (2 Hours)


Glan Melia Hotel Arusha
Plan Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 8: Departure After breakfast/ Kilimanjaro Trekking Lemosho Route
Our representative will transfer you to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight departure. Take the memories, the sense of accomplishment, and the everlasting bond with the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro. If you decide to go on a Tanzania Safari, that’s a different adventure, and we’ll take care of that for you!

  • Quality, waterproof, four-season private Mountain sleeping tents:
  • Kilimanjaro Trekking Machame Route
  • Professional, experienced, mountain guides:
  • All Park fees, Airport transfers, Rescue fees
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Guides, Porters, cook salaries, and park fees
  • Quality Mess tents with tables and chairs
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
  • Clean, purified drinking water
  • Oximeter
  • Medical Kit
  • Emergency oxygen
  • Crisis management and safety procedures
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters
  • Pre and Post-Climb Accommodations
  • Portable toilet


  • Flights
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Tips on personal spending monies for souvenirs, etc.
  • Travel Insurance

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