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Kilimanjaro machame route

Nature Bound Africa   (3 ratings)
Price(per person)
8 Days
Trip Duration

Day wise Itinerary

Day 1 : Machame Climbing Route Mount Kilimanjaro Trek/Climb Machame Gate to Machame Camp

Elevation ft: 5, 400ft to 9, 400ft Distance: 11 km Hiking Time: 5-7 hours Habitat: Rain Forest The day starts with a hearty breakfast and briefing with your tour guide. From Arusha we drive to Moshi. The drive from Moshi to the Mount Kilimanjaro National Park Gate takes about 50 minutes. The journey passes through the village of Machame which is located on the lower slopes of the mountain. We now leave the park gate and walk through the rain forest on a winding trail up a ridge. Lower down, the trail can be muddy and slippery. Gaiters and trekking poles are a good idea here. We continue a short distance until we reach the Machame Camp.

Day 2 : Machame Climbing Route Mount Kilimanjaro Road/Hike Machame Camp to Shira Camp

Elevation ft: 9, 400ft to 12, 500ft Distance: 5 km Hiking Time: 4-6 hours Habitat: Moorland After breakfast, we leave the glades of the rain forest and continue on an ascending path, crossing the little valley walking along a steep rocky ridge, covered with heather, until the ridge ends. The route now turns west onto a river gorge. Time for rest, dinner, and overnight at the Shira campsite.

Day 3 : Machame Ascending Route Mt Kilimanjaro Path Shira Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp

Elevation ft: 12, 500ft to 13, 000ft Distance: 15 km Hiking Time: 5-7 hours Habitat: Semi Desert From the Shira Plateau, we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the “Shark’s Tooth. ” Shortly after the tower, we come to the second junction which brings us up to the Arrow Glacier at an altitude of 16, 000ft. We now continue down to the Barranco Hut at an altitude of 13, 000ft. Here we rest, enjoy dinner, and overnight. Although you end the day at the same elevation as when you started, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.

Day 4 : Machame Hiking Route Mount Kilimanjaro Trail Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

Elevation ft: 13, 000ft to 13, 100ft Distance: 5 km Hiking Time: 4-5 hours Habitat: Alpine Desert After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge passing the Barranco Wall, to the Karanga Valley campsite. This is a short day meant for acclimatization.

Day 5 : Machame Ascent Route Mount Kilimanjaro Course Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

Elevation ft: 13, 100ft to 15, 300ft Distance: 4 km Hiking Time: 4-5 hours Habitat: Alpine Desert After breakfast, we leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the Barafu Hut. At this point, you have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest, enjoy dinner, and prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are to be seen from this position.

Day 6 : Machame Trekking Route Mount Kilimanjaro Passage/Trek Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Hut

Elevation ft: 15, 300ft to 19, 345ft and down to 10, 000ft Distance: 5 km ascent / 12 km descent Hiking Time: 7-8 hours ascent / 4-6 hours descent Habitat: Arctic Very early in the morning midnight to 2am, we continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. You head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. At Stella Point 18, 600 ft, you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see weather permitting. From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all they way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. At Uhuru Peak, you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. Faster hikers will see the sunrise from the summit. From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for lunch. You will want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned .

Day 7 : Machame Climb Route Mount Kilimanjaro Direction/Way Mweka Camp to Moshi

Elevation ft: 10, 000ft to 5, 400ft Distance: 10 km Hiking Time: 3-4 hours Habitat: Rain Forest We save the best for last. After breakfast, we embark on our final descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy. From the gate, you continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet you at Mweka village to drive you back to hotel in Arusha. Dinner and overnight.

Day 8 : Departure

You will be picked up from your hotel and driven to the Airport to catch a flight back home.


Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner






Mount KilimanjaroMachame camp2 ★Day 1
Mount KilimanjaroShira camp2 ★Day 2
Mount KilimanjaroBarranco camp2 ★Day 3
Mount KilimajaroKaranga valley Campsite2 ★Day 4
Mount KilimanjaroBarafu camp3 ★Day 5
Mount KilimanjaroMweka Hut3 ★Day 6
ArushaOutpost Lodge3 ★Day 7
Price Breakup
Components price per pax on twin sharing (₹) price per 2 pax on twin sharing (₹)
Transport 300000 600000
Activities 30000 60000
Miscellaneous 700000 1400000
Total Cost(incl. tax) 1030000* 2060000*
Miscellaneous includes: -Meals as stipulated on above itinerary All meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner -Guide, chef and porters Payments /salaries. -Flying doctors insurance cover within East Africa -Local Tourist taxes -Park or reserve entry fees for Mt. Kilimanjaro Trek where applicable
* transport cost may vary depending upon the no. of persons.
* Mentioned prices may vary depending upon date of travel, hotel availability, surge pricing and seasonal rush.

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» Payment Terms & Methods: * Airfare/Transport fare to be paid full at one time in advance.
» Cancellation & Refund Policy: * Upon cancellation, refund will be made after deducting the Retention Amount.
» Other Terms & Conditions, if any(optional): The Machame Route begins in the south west of the mountain and proceeds steeply north over two days until attaining the edge of the Shira Plateau at 3900m. From here it drops 50 metres to Shira Camp where it joins the Lemosho and Shira Routes onwards to the summit. From Shira Camp the view west over the jagged peaks forming the southern edge of the Shira Plateau is phenomenal at sunset.

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