The Machame route retains its popularity from its stunning views and an approach that lends itself to acclimatization. It approaches Kilimanjaro through forest, moorland and alpine zones from the south-west, and joins the Shira and Lemosho routes on Day 2 before traversing beneath the southern ice fields of Kibo. You make your final ascent through the Barafu camp route. This seven day itinerary ensures good acclimatization, and opportunities abound along the way to enjoy magnificent scenery.

  • 2 Nights at Hotel in Arusha/Moshi
  • 7 Days Kilimanjaro Climb
  • 1 Night at Hotel in Arusha/Moshi

Additional information

Minimum Persons:4
Day 1


During your arrival, I/our representer will meet you at the airport and transferred to your , Accommodation:  (Mount Meru ) (Kibopalacehotel)  (Ilboru lodge)  (Palace hotel)

Meals: Breakfast

Day 2


Day at leisure and final packing day, and every last questions to be asked.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3


From the hotel – To the check in gate – Machame camp
Accommodation: Four Season tent.
Walking distance: 12.Km:
Walking time: 4-6Hours:
Altitude gain: 1200 m/3940 ft:
Habitat-Montane Foerest:
The guides/team will be on-site for you with 4×4 vehicles to transfer you to the starting point (@1 hour drive). After signing in at the gate your journey begins; This gradual climb is one of the most beautiful parts of your climb. You are surrounded by lush forest; moss and lichen are dangling from the tall branches. Along the way you will stop for breaks, including a packed lunch. Camp is reached by late afternoon. At camp, you will find your tent set up as well as hot washing water. Tea, coffee, peanuts, popcorn and other yummy snacks will be prepared for you in the dining tent.
Day 4


Machame camp-3030M-9940 Ft to Shira Camp-3840M-12,600 ft:
Accommodation: Four Season tent.
Walking distance:6 kM:
Walking time: 4-6 Hours:
Altitude gain: 820M/2690 Ft:
Habitats—Heath Zone to Moorland zone:
After breakfast, you continue your journey, heading to Shira Camp. The early morning section of the trek takes you through the open forest and then as the trail ascends you enter the giant heather moorland zone. Along the way you will stop for breaks, including a packed lunch. Once again, upon arriving at camp, you will find your tent set up as well as hot washing water, and tea, coffee, peanuts, popcorn and other yummy snacks prepared for you in the dining tent. Weather permitting, you will have a beautiful view of Kibo, and Mt’ Meru and the amazing sunset, moon and stars rising is a sight you will not easily forget.
Day 5


Shira Camp- 3840M-12,600 ft to Barranco Camp-3962m -via Lava Tower 4640M:
A very special day to acclimatize:
Accommodation: Four Season tent.
Walking distance: 13KM:
Walking time: 5-7 Hours:
Altitude gain: 135M-440ft (Lava Tower-790M-2590 Ft:
Habitas-Moorland Zones to Alpine zones:
Today you will rise early at Shira Camp and continue your journey immediately after breakfast (typically around 7:30). You begin your day on a gentle slope and as your elevation increases the vegetation decreases. to reveal the rocky ground of the lava ridges. Lunch break is reached by early afternoon just below the Lava Tower rock. After lunch, you descend into the stunning Barranco Valley, the result of a massive landslide some 800,500 years ago. Snacks, water and tents will be prepared for you and use your time in camp to rest, relax and prepare yourself for the next day’s.
Day 6


Barranco Camp 3962M-13070Ft)to Karanga Camp (4040M-13255Ft:
Walking distance- 6KM:
Accommodation: Four Season tent.
Walking time-3-4Hours:
Altitude gain-55M-185Ft:
Habitat-Alpine zone:
Today we will tackle the Great Barranco Wall after breakfast. Some say the Barranco Wall “requires significant climbingexperience.” I say that’s nonsense; it’s quite fun and I say, “y’all gonna have a blast.” It is a strenuous climb, but so very worth the effort. Before you know it, you will be at the top of this wall, just below the Heim Glacier on your left hand side. Your journey continues for about 1.5 hours more descending into the Karanga Valley Camp. Upon arriving at camp, a hot lunch is served, a well-deserved reward for all your efforts. Take the time once again to rest and relax and soak in the beauty that surrounds you, as you wait for dinner and the brief to prepare you for the next day’s adventure.
Day 7


Karanga Camp-(4040M-13255Ft to Barafu Camp -4680m-15360Ft:
Accommodation: Four Season tent.
Walking distance: 6KM
Walking time: 3-4Hours
Altitude gain: 640M-2105Ft
Habitas-Moorland Zone to Alpine Zone:
We depart Karanga camp around 9:00, right after breakfast. The walk today is short and sweet. Your trek takes you on a path, through an increasingly barren landscape and changes to scree and steepens, whereupon you reach your final destination for the day, Barafu Camp. Your early arrival gives you time to rest in preparation for your final climb. Today also a hot lunch is served early, and you prepare your summit equipment before dinner, with great anticipation for the next day.
Day 8


Summit attempt via Stella Point-5752 M-18871Ft to Uhuru Peak -5895M-19340Ft:
Walking Distance-6KM
Accommodation: Four Season tent.
Walking time: 5-7Hours.
Altitude gain: 1072M-3511Ft:
Habitas-Alpine-Rocky-Scree –Snow and dirt that left over from Ash:
Your day pack need to be ready with all the necessities: 2-3 liters of water, balaclava, groves/mittens, fresh batteries in your head lamp and camera, and you will be advised for layering of clothing to ensure maximum climbing comfort. The guides will wake you up some time between 11 -11:30pm for your final preparation, which will follow with coffee, tea and snacks. At 12:00 (sharp) your summit attempt begins on a steep, rocky path. Before you know it you will be at the top of Africa, admiring Mr. Golden Sun rising from 5896m, beyond the clouds and other mountains. The descent can be tough for some people (here’s where many appreciate the walking poles!) but the air gets easier to breathe and your happiness at what you have accomplished carries you along. Congratulations!
Day 9


Barafu camp-4680M-15360Ft to Mweka Camp-3100M-10,170 ft:
Hiking distance-9KM:
Accommodation: Four Season tent.
Hiking time-3.5 Hours:
Altitude decreased from Summit- 2796M-9170Ft:
Habitat-Alpine to Heath Zone:
After lunch, you pack all of your gear and hike down a rocky and scree path into the moorland. The descent continues to the final campsite at the edge of Mweka Forest. What happens now is amazing! The increase in oxygen not only makes breathing so much easier, it seems as if energy has been injected into your system! Dinner is often a lively affair, with everybody’s eyes shining as they recount the experiences of the day. I have no doubt that you will sleep well tonight.
Day 10


Mweka Camp -3100M to Mweka Gate-1800M
Accommodation: See below…
Hiking distance: 12KM all downhill:
Hiking time:2-4 Hours:
Altitude decreased-1300M-4264Ft:
Habitats-Montane Forest:
After breakfast, we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy sometime. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy). A vehicle will meet you at Mweka gate to drive you back to hotel in Moshi/Arusha. Dinner and celebrations at…(Mount Meru ) (Kibopalacehotel) (Ilboru lodge) (Palace hotel)
Day 11


END OF TOUR-Flying  Back Home In the Afternoon/Evening.
    • Meal-Breakfast

TRIP EXTENSION: Continue to uncovering the secrets of Africa on one of our exciting optional extensions.

Balloon safari.
Horseback safari.
Walking safari
Motorcycle safari, Mountain biking safari.
Magic Ireland of Zanzibar.
Culture Tour.
Maasai boma visit.

Upon arrival in Arusha/Moshi you will have Dinner and then we will end our climb. The group should tip the guides and porters, around $250-400 (Per clients) per trip, this will depends on number of climbers.

Please note this itinerary is subject to change with or without prior notice according to local conditions or national park rules.


The departure dates for all of our east African safaris and treks tours and travel and other adventure packages are totally flexible according to your own personal needs. Please contact (us) for further and more detailed information, as well as information on all our adventure packages into Tanzania and east African in general.



INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE Airport pickup & drop off

2 nights before and 1 night after the climb BB.

Mountain Guide, Cook, Porters

Park Fees

Camping fees

Rescue Fee

Air rescue fees, in case of an evacuation

All Camping equipment, Tents, chairs, table

Mess tent

All food and Catering equipment’s, breakfast, lunch and dinner

Certificate of Achievement

Free storage of excess baggage not required on the Mountain

Fully equipped High Altitude and Wilderness First Aid Kit/S

Oxygen tank/

Summit-Trails Complimentary T-shirt


Laundry at hotel

Personal gears/rental

Sleeping bags/rental

Sleeping matt/rental

Gratuities/ Tipping

Medical insurance

Travel insurace


Any excess luggage more than 15 KG per client

Any amendments to the above itinerary

Tax (VAT)

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