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Machame Route, Group Climbs - 7 Days

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Machame Route, Group Climbs


1 PERSON $1850 / 2-4 PEOPLE $1750 / 5-7 PEOPLE $1700 / 8-10 PEOPLE $1650

Tips on Mountain Kilimanjaro are recommended for group sharing as follows:

  • Guide $20/guide/day
  • Cook $15/day
  • Porters $10/porter/day

Note: Tipping is not included in the quoted price.  Tips needs to be paid separately

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Itinerary Overview

  • Destination: Kilimanjaro via Machame Route
  • Major Attractions: Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain
  • Tour Guides Language: English
  • Starting Point: Moshi
  • Ending Point: Moshi

Route Accessibility: The route approaches the mountain from the south via Machame gate. The trail passes through the tropical rainforest to Shira plateau which finally leads to the summit.

Additional info: We provide porters and cooks for guidance and assistance while on the mountain.

Day 1
Machame Gate (1800Mamsl) to Machame Hut (2835Mamsl)

Transfer from the hotel in Moshi to arrive at Machame gate for registration formalities

Start a steady climb at the gate and take the trail leads rain forest.

The path leads to Machame hut to arrive in the evening where hot water will be served for washing

Sign in again while you are at the campsite and later have some hot tea with popcorns and biscuit

Stay at the campsite while waiting for the dinner and overnight

Distance: 10 Kilometers

Time: 5 Hours walking

Zone: Moorland

Day 2
Machame Hut (2835Mamsl) to Shira Cave (3750Mamsl)

Climb through moorland zone which provides stunning views of Kilimanjaro peak

The trail leads to Shira cave to arrive in the afternoon

Rest and have refreshments upon arrival while waiting for hot dinner

Distance: 5 Kilometers

Time: 4 Hours walking

Zone: Moorland

Day 3
Shira Cave (3750Mamsl) to Lava Tower (4600Mamsl) Baranco Hut (3900Mamsl)

Hike from the Shira cave and the process meant to acclimatize through to lava tower which is 4600Mamsl and go down to Baranco hut which is 3900Mamsl just to adjust the body

Rest for a while at the tower and waiting for the lunch

Start descending the tower to finally arrive at Baranco hut for dinner and overnight stay

Distance: 10 Kilometers

Time: 7 Hours walking

Zone: Moorland

Day 4
Barranco Hut (3900Mamsl) to Karanga Camp (3995Mamsl)

Start a steep climb up the top Baranco wall which is 4200Mamsl for acclimatization for few minutes

Continue with the trail to reach Karanga Hut 3995Mamsl for the lunch and a long rest

Rest and have refreshments while waiting for dinner

Distance: 6 Kilometers

Time: 4 Hours walking

Zone: Alpine desert

Day 5
Karanga Hut (3995Mamsl) to Barafu Camp (4673Mamsl)

Trek out of Karanga camp to reach mweka junction 4500Mamsl

Proceed with the hike to join mweka trail which finally leads to Barafu hut

Take as much rest and water upon arrival to prepare your body for the final summit

Dinner and overnight at the campsite

It’s recommended to sleep early by 19:00

Distance: 4 Kilometers

Time: 3 Hours walking

Zone: Alpine desert

Day 6
Ascend to the Summit of Uhuru Peak (5895Mamsl)

Wake up around 23:00 for adding more warm clothes and headlamps

Leave the camp and start summiting by midnight into the glacial zone

The path leads to Stella point 5756Mamsl

Have time for the sun rise pictures and a short rest for 5 to 10 minutes while having water or hot tea at Stela point

For the climbers who have experienced AMS are advised to start descending, however for those interested can take a round trip along the crater rim to reach Uhuru Peak 5895Mamsl

Proceed by descending from the summit, have a short rest to the base camp again for 2 hours. Have some branch, repark your gears and start to descend to mweka hut 3100M amsl pole pole through mweka route

Distance: 7.5 Kilometers

Time: 4 Hours walking

Zone: Moorland

Day 7
Mweka Hut (3100Mamsl) to Mweka Gate (1640Mamsl)

After a hot breakfast, continue hiking through the beautiful green forest to arrive at Mweka gate

Take time to show gratitude to the crew by tipping guides, cooks and porters

Get awarded with certificates whereby golden certificates are given to hikers who reached Uhuru peak and green certificates for Stella point hikers

Retreat back to Mweka village for a drive to Moshi town for resting or airport for a flight back at home

Distance: 10 Kilometers

Time: 3 Hours walking

Zone: Rain forest


  • Private transport to & from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your accommodation in Moshi
  • 2 nights of accommodation in Moshi
  • Transportation to & from the Kilimanjaro gate
  • Park entry fees, Camping fees
  • Team Kilimanjaro Rescue fees
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services
  • 4 Season mountain tents
  • Double layered Sleeping Mats
  • Friendly and professional mountain guides, cook and porters
  • 3 hot meals daily while on the mountain
  • Enough treated & filtered drinking water throughout the trek
  • Hot water for washing
  • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
  • Government taxes
  • Portable oxygen tanks & ox meter
  • Emergency first-aid kit


  • Lunches, dinners and drinks at your hotel before and after climb
  • Travel insurance
  • Portable flush toilet with a toilet tent is available for extra charges $ 70 for the entire trek
  • Flights
  • Laundry (Available at hotel)
  • Personal items and toiletries
  • Tips for guides, porters and cook (this is a guide to tipping on the mountain)

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Price From USD$1,950 USD$1,850/pax
Group Discount Available
Group Discount Guide
Cost Per Adult Traveler: $ 1850USD
Cost Per Child Traveler: $ 1850USD
Total $ 1,850 USD

Trip Facts

  • JRO, Kiimanjaro
  • JRO, Kiimanjaro
  • 1-10 people
  • 5,895m/19,341ft
  • From the hotel to start point picked up by a shuttle
  • Moderate