7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking – Machame Route

Code: LMJUYH
7 DAYS - 6 NIGHTS

HIGHLIGHTS

Spot the black and white colobus monkeys
Transport is included

Staff salaries are included in the costs

This route, with its steep passages and higher altitudes, offers you occasional views of Mount Meru, Shira Ridge and Kibo summit as you make your way through lush rainforest, moorland and alpine desert.

The Machame Route, with its diverse landscape and fantastic views, offers a unique experience to test your willpower, fitness finesse and mental strength. The route takes you through lush rainforest, where colobus monkeys roam, into heath and moorland, with its many ferns and ericas, until finally reaching the icy caps of the mountain top. Overnights on the Machame Route will be in tents. It is not difficult to climb because you will be guided by our professional tour guide.

WHAT’S INCLUDED
Professional English-speaking guide
Kilimanjaro trekking according to the itinerary
Accommodations
Drinking water
Camping equipment (tents, sleeping mats, chairs, tables etc.)
Mountain crew (cook & porters)
Meals during the climb
Overnight stays in hotels and mountain tents
All national park fees
All mentioned transfers

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
Flights
Optional activities
Alcoholic and soft drinks
Visa fees
Tips
Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
Travel insurance

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Day 1: Machame Gate (1,790m) – Machame Camp (3,010m)

In the morning you will be taken to the entrance gate of Kilimanjaro National Park (about an hour drives away). You will begin your trek towards Shira Cathedral. During the journey you might spot the black and white colobus monkeys watching you curiously as you walk past. In about 5 to 6 hours, you will reach the Machame Camp, situated 3,010 m above the tree line, where you will enjoy your evening meal and overnight stay.

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Day 2: Machame Camp (3,010m) – Shira hut Camp (3,845m)

After breakfast, leave the glades of the rain forest and continue on an ascending path, crossing a little valley and walking along a steep rocky ridge covered with heather until the end of the ridge. The route now turns west onto a river gorge at 3658m (5-7 hours). You will spend the overnight at the Shira hut campsite (3845m).

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Day 3: Shira hut Camp – Lava Tower – Baranco Camp

In this new day your trek begins with an ascent above the Shira Plateau in the direction of the Lava Tower (4,640 m). The surrounding vegetation becomes more sporadic as the landscape changes to an alpine desert. The route stretches through the sweeping Barranco Valley, with its lobelia and giant senecio plants, and in approximately 6 to 7 hours, you will arrive at the Barranco Camp, the most beautiful camp on the mountain.

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Day 4: Shira hut Camp – Lava Tower – Baranco Camp

In this new day your trek begins with an ascent above the Shira Plateau in the direction of the Lava Tower (4,640 m). The surrounding vegetation becomes more sporadic as the landscape changes to an alpine desert. The route stretches through the sweeping Barranco Valley, with its lobelia and giant senecio plants, and in approximately 6 to 7 hours, you will arrive at the Barranco Camp, the most beautiful camp on the mountain.

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Day 5: Barranco Camp (3,960m)-Barafu Camp (4,640m)

Today you will climb the “Barranco Wall”, where a steady hold will be needed. Luckily a helping hand is never far behind and your guides will assist you wherever necessary. Leaving Barranco and ascend the Barranco Wall with some wonderful views for the top. Then descend through the Karanga Valley where you will stop for a lunch, before embarking on another 2 to 3 hours climb to Barafu Camp (4,640 m). At the camp you will enjoy a well-deserved break, evening meal and an early night.

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Day 6: Barafu Camp (4,640m) – Uhuru Peak (5,895m) – Mweka Camp)

Around mid-night after getting hot tea with light snacks, you will start your climb to Uhuru Peak. Ascending in the dark, with only a headlight to shine the way, you will climb the screes of Kibo, reaching Stella Point in about 5 to 7 hours. Walking along the crater ridge you will finally reach Uhuru Peak (5,895 m). On the “Roof of Africa” you will enjoy a 360° view over the surrounding landscape before starting your descent along the same route. From the summit descend back to Barafu, where you will have a warm meal and relax. Then continue to Mweka hut campsite (3080m). (The journey will take 5 hours). At Mweka camp you will have your evening meal and sleep with the sights of Mount Kilimanjaro still fresh in your mind.

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Day 7: Mweka Camp (3,080m) – Mweka Gate (1,630m) – Moshi

This will be the last day for the journey which will be accompanied by the by a traditional farewell ceremony, you will gently descend through the rainforest to Mweka Gate, where you will be met and transferred to Moshi where you will can celebrate your achievement.

1 review for 7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking – Machame Route

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    This trip and everything about it are absolutely amazing! If you have the chance and think about doing it – do it! You will not regret it. It is an adventure and a memory for life. You also learn a lot about yourself and grow as a human.

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