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6 Days Machame Route


Consider as the best route compare to other routes on Kilimanjaro. Is longer, amazing scenery with great lush rain forest, great view of Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru in Arusha, makes this trail unique. The great weather, high percentage of reaching at the summit, is another point which makes this route more popular. You can go 6-7 days. 7 days recommend more as you get time to acclimatize. 6 days also okay if you don’t have enough time. The Closest gate from Arusha or Moshi town. Starts at Machame gate and descends on Mweka gate

Full Itinerary

Day 0:

Arrival, Pickup at Kilimanjaro Airport and drive to Arusha Safari Lodge 30 minutes. Overnight stay based on bed and breakfast.

Day 1:

The morning after breakfast with packed picnic lunch from Arusha Safari Lodge around 10:00, drive to Machame Park gate 1 hour. After check-in, start walking to the Machame hut campsite. The Machame route is the closest route from Arusha town or Moshi town. This is the best camping route among others. Great scenery and lush and huge rainforest make this route unique. The walk in the forest takes about 2hrs. Dinner and overnight at Machame hut campsite 2,835m. Full board basis.

Day 2:

The morning after breakfast with packed picnic lunch; continue walking to Shira cave campsite. The day is clear, walking on the heather and moorland zone. Today the trail is a bit steep. Two peaks Shira and Kibo seen well. Get a great view of Mount Meru in Arusha as well. The walks take about 4-5 hours. Dinner and overnight at Shira cave campsite 3,750m. Full board basis.

Day 3:

The morning after breakfast with packed picnic lunch continues walking east side facing the mountain. The day is chill and passing through the alpine desert. Get a picnic lunch at Lava tower 4,600m. After lunch descends to baranco camp. The walk takes about 6hrs. Overnight stay at Baranco campsite 3,900m. Full board basis.

Day 4:

The morning after breakfast with packed picnic lunch, walk to Barafu camp. Soon after starting the hike, enjoy climbing the baranco wall. This wall has a nickname from Porters known as Breakfast. This means once you start to climb, you must get warm as has a few areas where you climb. After this wall, continue walking to Karanga Camp where you will get a picnic lunch. After lunch continues ascending to Barafu camp. It takes 6 hours total from Baranco to barafu camp. Overnight stay at Barafu camp 4,673m full board basis.

Day 5:

Midnight after refreshing tea with cookies starts walking to the summit. The day is tough and looking to make your dream come true. The walk to the summit takes about 6-7 hours. After arriving at the summit of UHURU PEAK 5,895m, take photos for about 20 minutes. After photos descend to Mweka camp via barafu camp. The walk down takes about 3 hours to Barafu camp. Relax for about 1 hour. Get breakfast. After breakfast continues walking down 3-4 hours to Mweka camp. Overnight stay at Mweka campsite 3,100m full board basis.

Day 6:

The morning after breakfast descends to Mweka Park gate for 2hrs. Meet the van and transfer to Arusha Safari Lodge for 2 hours. Overnight stay at House of west Kili Lodge Bed and breakfast. Please note; on day 7, our driver will pick you up at the lodge to Airport for your home flight, Zanzibar, or another destination like safari.



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Climbing FAQ

The iconic mountain which considered as the roof of Africa attracts more than 30,000 trekkers every year not only because of its height but also because of the panoramic view of the mountain. While Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is not for the faint-hearted, but for many trekking enthusiasts, this is a dream to climb Kilimanjaro to touch the snow-capped summit.

Dry season from June to October and December to march has good scenery, good view and high percent of summit successful rate.

According to us. Lemosho is the best ascending Route while Machame route being the second and Rongai route being the third best route.

Kilimanjaro international Airport is the Kilimanjaro and safari gateway. You will be taken from there to Arusha City one or Moshi town one hour for overnight. The following day drive to Kilimanjaro mountain park gates.

You need layered clothing as it is chilling cold up on the summit and all gears from Kilimanjaro Climb Gear List .


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