7 days Kilimanjaro trekking to Machame route

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Machame route 7 days Kilimanjaro hiking is recommended for any people who is physically fit. Machame route is one of the most amazing routes to the top of Mt Kilimanjaro. The climb begins in the lush rainforest and follows a path that offers beautiful views of Mt Meru, Shira Ridge as well as the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania – drive to Moshi
We will pick you up from your arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport by our transferring drive who will drive you to your hotel in Moshi. The rest of the time you will spend at the hotel relaxing swimming or if time allow you can explore the town of Moshi. The mountain Guide will meet you in the evening for the briefing and mountain equipment’s checkup.as you the climb will start in the next day morning.

Day 2: Drive to Machame Gate 1,790 meter to Machame Camp 3,010 meter
After breakfast you will be picked up from your hotel at 09:30 am and drive to Machame entrance gate of Kilimanjaro National Park the drive will take about an hours to Machame gate which is located in machame village. At the gate your guide will be busy with the registration forms and porters will be weighing the luggage, you can walk around the entrance gate can see monkeys or watch the mountain team preparing for the climb equipment once all done, your hiking adventure will start. In no time you will be deep within the wonderful mountain rainforest with very old trees, ancient ferns, liana, lichen and moss that carpets the ground and drapes from the trees. With a little luck, you can spot the beautiful black and white colobus monkeys in the treetops. After a walk of 5 to 6 hours, you will reach the day destination – the Machame Camp which is located just above the tree line at 3,010 meter. At the camp, at the base of Mt Kilimanjaro, you will have your first mountain hot dinner followed by an overnight stay in tents.

Day 3: hiking to Machame Camp 3,010 meter to Shira Camp 3,845 meter
Wakeup coffee early before breakfast then start packing your bags and heading for a breakfast, After breakfast the guide will be doing the medical checkup you will start your second day trekking, the path steepens and the landscape changes into moor- and heath land and the open landscape allows you to see the exciting mountain range. The second day’s destination is shorter than the previous day and you will arrive at the Shira Camp by mid-afternoon. The camp has an incredible view of the mountain and during sunset, the sun lights the rock face and glacier of Kibo

Day 4: hiking Shira Camp 3,845 meter to Lava Tower 4,640 meter to Barranco Camp 3,960 meter
Wakeup coffee as normal medical checkup as normal. Today you will hike up about 800 meter but you will be sleeping at an elevation only slightly higher than the last night. This will allow your body to acclimatize better since you will have relatively altitude. The hike begins with a long ascent above the Shira Plateau in the direction of the Lava Tower 4,640 meter. The vegetation becomes sparser as the landscape changes to an afro-alpine desert. The route passes through the wide Barranco Valley with its lobelia and giant senecio plants. The day will take about a 6 to 7 hours walk, you will arrive at the most stunning camp on the mountain – the Barranco Camp.

Day 5: Barranco Camp (3,950m/12,960ft) to Karanga Valley (4,200m/13,780ft
Wakeup coffee. Today you will have two breakfast; starts with the climb of the Breakfast wall which is the (NIKE NAME) Barranco Wall”. Safety is needed your guides will assist you wherever necessary. Following the ridge as it goes up and down, you can enjoy the beautiful views of the south glacier of Kibo. In the Karanga Valley you will have hot lunch.

Day 6: hiking karanga Camp 4200 meter to Barafu Camp 4,640 meter
Wakeup coffee. Today you will have 2 to 3 hours hike to Barafu Camp You have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, you can relax have dinner and call it an early sleep and prepare for the summit day.

Day 7: hiking Barafu Camp 4,640 meter to / Stella Point/ Uhuru Peak 5,895 meter to Mweka Camp 3,080 meter.
After hot coffee and light snacks, the hike begins at around midnight. By headlight, you will climb the screes of Kibo. About 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 hiking along the crater ridge will lead you to Uhuru Peak (the summit) 5,895 meters.

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”. After amazing pictures and all your explorations the simple descent runs almost along the same route and shortly before midday you should arrive at Barafu Camp, where the porters and the cook will be waiting for you. After a warm meal and a well-deserved break of approximately 1 to 2 hours, you will be on your way down to Mweka Camp 3,080 meter for a well-earned rest await

Day 8: Walking down to Mweka Camp 3,080 meter to Mweka Gate 1,630 meter to your hotel
The final ascend of your amazing Kilimanjaro adventure begins after breakfast with a traditional songs about Kilimanjaro and the life of Tanzanians ceremony with the mountain crew. Then a gentle 2 to 3 hours’ descent through the rainforest continues to Mweka Gate, where you will be picked up and drive to your hotel in Moshi or Arusha. After all is hiking day the Kilimanjaro national park will be prepared for your certificate. This will be for those who went to Uhuru Peak/Stella Point. After a warm shower the rest of the day is free relaxing and swimming. AFRICAN TRACES will bring your certificate at the evening time and collecting the questioner form plus the medical form.

  • Oxygen Cylinder
  • Medically qualified guides
  • 2 nights hotel in Moshi (before & after climb) bed and breakfast
  • Orientation meeting in Moshi and gear check as well.
  • Pick up and drop off to the Airport
  • Kilimanjaro National Park permits, camping/hut fees, and rescue fees
  • All government taxes (VAT)
  • 3-4 porters per climber, which includes porters to carry up to 20 kg of your personal gear.
  • 4-season mountain tents, double occupancy.
  • Mess tent, tables, chairs, sleeping pad 2.5 inches thick.
  • All meals while on the climb + evening tea with popcorn or peanuts.
  • As much treated water you can drink while climbing.
  • Hot water for washing up daily.

Price excludes:

  • Airfares and taxes
  • Lunch, dinner and drinks at hotel
  • Compulsory tips for guides, porters and cook (average tip is anything from US$250 to US$ 350 per hiker – depending on how many hikers in the group)
  • Tip to your guides, porters and cook. The recommended for this is $ 20 head guide per day, $ 15 per assistant guide per day, $ 15 per cook per day & $ 10 per porter per day. This can be split between each Client in the climb.
  • Single supplement, for single tent per trip.Route8 Days
  • Small private party supplement, for private climbs of one or two people, per trip $150
  • Extra porter, for excess gear, per day.Route8 Days
  • Private toilet, for private climbs.


Route & Pricing Options

Kilimanjaro package now include night accommodation (1 before trek and 1 after)
You will spend a night in Moshi allowing you time to regenerate and meet with your guides the next day as they give you a detailed climb orientation and gear check

Kilimanjaro Routes 1 to 2 People 3 to 5 People More Than 6 People
Machame 6 days US $ 1600/ Person US $ 1500/Person US $ 1450/Person
Machame 7days US $ 1700/ Person US $ 1600/Person US $ 1500/Person
Lemosho 7 Days US $ 2000/ Person US$ 1900/Person US $ 1800/Person
Lemosho 8 Days US $ 2200/ Person US $ 2100/Person US $ 2000/Person
Rongai 6 Days US $ 1600/ Person US $ 1550/Person US $ 1500/Person
Rongai 7 Days US $ 1700/ Person US $ 1600/Person US $ 1500/Person
Umbwe 6 Days US $ 1550/ Person US$ 1500/Person US $ 1450/Person
Marangu 5 Days US $ 1450/ Person US $ 1400/Person US $ 1350/Person
Marangu 6 Days US $ 1500/ Person US $ 1450/Person US $ 1400/Person

Mount Meru prices (Pre-Kilimanjaro Climb start to Climb Mt.Meru an optional)

Number Of Days 1 to 2 People 3 to 5 People More than 6 People
3 Days Climb US $ 879/person US $849/person US $ 769/person
4 Days Climb US $ 1029/person US $ 979/person US $ 869/person

If you have a larger group, special needs or any other reason to contact us concerning the price of your climb, please feel free to do so.