7-Day Kilimanjaro Machame Route

Day 1: Machame Gate – Machame Campsite, elevation 1830m – 3030m, Distance: 13 km, Hiking time 5-7 hrs, Habitat Montane Forest.

  • After breakfast our team from MyTrip2Tanzania will pick you from the hotel drive to Machame gate ready to start your 7 day Kilimanjaro machame route hike. Here you will do the required registration procedures then you will start the trek through the Kilimanjaro 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 hrs, 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 hrs, 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 – Karanga campsite: Elevation 3950m – 4040m, distance6 km, hiking time 4-5 hours, habitat Moorland

  • 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 you will have a bit of rest and get another acclimatization of trekking up the slopes towards the southern ice field. You will then return to the camp for soup and overnight.

Day 5: Karanga campsite – Barafu huts: Elevation 4040m – 4680m, distance 8 km, hiking time 3-4 hrs, habitat Alpine Desert.

  • On this day, the trek up to the Barafu ridge campsite is tough because of altitude. 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. Chances are that a strong, cold wind will be blowing from Kibo peak and its ice. You will have an early dinner at 1700hrs then rest until midnight when we you will attack the summit.

Day 6: Barafu Hut Campsite / Uhuru Peak / Millennium Campsite: Elevation 4680m – 5895m – 3820m, distance 15km, hiking time 10 – 12 hrs, habitat Desert and ice.

  • Wake up at midnight to a light breakfast and then prepare for your summit ascent. The goal is to climb before dawn so that you can reach Uhuru Peak shortly before or after sunrise. The trails are 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 sometimes for taking photos, 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 7: Millennium campsite – Mweka gate: 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 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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Mount Kilimanjaro





  • All nights’ accommodation in Tents
  • Professional, experienced, mountain guide
  • All Park fees and Rescue fees
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Arrival and Departure transfers
  • Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
  • Clean, purified drinking water
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters


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  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc
  • Optional Tours
  • Tips and any items of personal nature
  • International and Local Flights
  • Yellow fever vaccinations