6-Day Kilimanjaro Machame Route

Day 1: Kilimanjaro machame route:  Machame Gate–Machame Campsite: Elevation 1830m-3030m, distance 13 km, hiking time: 5-7 hours, habitat Montane Forest.

  • After breakfast our team from MyTrip2Tanzania will pick you from the hotel drive to Kilimanjaro Machame gate. Here you will do the required registration procedures then you will start the trek through the rainforest to Machame camp where you will find the tents are already setup for you.Dinner and overnight at Machame campsite.

Day 2: Machame Hut Campsite-Shira Campsite: Elevation 3030m-3800m, distance: 9km, hiking time: 4-5 hours, habitat Moorland.

  • After breakfast leave the glades of rainforest and continue ascending by crossing little valleys and steep rocky ridge covering with heather plants to the western side of the mountain where the camp is situated. At this camp you will be able get the spectacular view of Mount Meru, Shira Plateau, Kibo Peak and beautiful sunset. Then dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Shira Campsite-Barranco Campsite via Lava tower: Elevation 3800m-3950m, distance 13km, hiking time 5-7 hours, habitat Moorland.

  • This is long and important acclimatisation day so you will be having an early breakfast then continue trekking east to a junction leading to Lava tower rock 4600m for acclimatisation. Afterwards you will continue down to Barranco camp. The camp location is in the bottom valley of Barranco wall where you will stop for dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Barranco campsite-Barafu hut via Karanga: Elevation 3950m-4680m via 4040m, distance 8 km, hiking time: 4-5 hours, habitat: Alpine desert.

  • Today is short day walk. In the morning you will start climbing Barranco wall and reach 4200m for acclimatization and continue crossing ridges and valleys to Karanga campsite for hot lunch. After lunch we will proceed to barafu hut the walk takes few hours because of the short distance but does step need a slow pace to avoid fatigue. You will trek across an alpine desert. You will have an early dinner at 1700hrs then rest until midnight when we you will attack the summit.

Day 5: Barafu Hut Campsite / Uhuru Peak / Millennium Campsite: Elevation 4680m-5895m to 3820m, distance: 15km, hiking time: 10–12 hours, habitat desert and ice.

Wake up at midnight to a light breakfast and then prepare for your summit ascent. The goal is to climb Mount Kilimanjaro summit before dawn so that you can reach Uhuru Peak shortly before or after sunrise. The trails is a series of switchbacks up steep or possibly snow, and reach Stella Point on the crater rim at 5,861 m/18,640 ft between 4 and 5AM. At this point you will be having the views of the fabled crater and its glaciers facing you. Then after 1 hour of hiking along the Kibo crater rim near the celebrated snows takes you to Kilimanjaro true summit, Uhuru Peak. Here you will spend some times for taking photo’s but it will depend on how you feel. After your summit activities done, you will descend back to the Barafu campsite, for lunch, rest, collect your equipment, and continue down through moorland to Millennium campsite for overnight.

Day 6: Millennium campsite to Mweka gate: Elevation 3820m-1990m, distance: 9km, descending time 5 hrs, habitat montane Forest.

  • Today is your last day on the Mount Kilimanjaro. After breakfast you will descend down to Mweka gate walking across montane forest. This descent will take 5 hours. At the gate you will sign out and get ready to board the vehicle for the transfer back to the hotel for your certificate presentation and a well-deserved celebration.

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  • All meals while on the Mountain
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  • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
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  • International and Local Flights
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