Machame Route - 7 Days

Machame Route


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

Itinerary Overview

  • Destination: Kilimanjaro via Machame Route
  • Major Attractions: Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain
  • Tour Guide 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 (1800M) to Machame Hut (2835M)

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 when you just waiting for the dinner and overnight

Distance: 10 Kilometers

Time: 5 Hours walking

Zone: Moorland

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

Climb through moorland zone which provides stunning view of Kibo peak. The trail leads to Shira cave to arrive in the afternoon. Rest and have some refreshments upon arrival when you just waiting for the hot dinner

Distance: 5 Kilometers

Time: 4 Hours walking

Zone: Moorland

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

Hike from the Shira cave and the process meant to acclimatize through to lava tower which is 4600M and go down to Baranco hut which is 3900M just to adjust the body. Rest for a while at the tower and waiting for the lunch. Start descending down the tower and finally arrive at Baranco hut for dinner and overnight stay

Distance: 10 Kilometers

Time: 7 Hours walking

Zone: Moorland

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

Start to climb up the Baranco wall which is 4200M for acclimatization for few minutes. Continue with the trail to reach Karanga Hut 3995M for the lunch and a long rest. Rest and have refreshments when you just waiting for the dinner

Distance: 6 Kilometers

Time: 4 Hours walking

Zone: Alpine desert

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

Trek out the Karanga camp to reach Mweka junction 4500M.Proceed with the hike to join Mweka trail which finally leads to Barafu hut. Take as much rest and drink water upon arrival to prepare your body for the final target.

Dinner and overnight stay 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 (5895M)

Wake up around 23:00 for adding more warm clothes and head lamp. Leave the camp and start summiting by midnight into the glacial zone. The path leads to Stella point 5756M

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 5895M.Proceed by descending from the summit, have a short rest to the base camp again for 2 hours

Have some branch, repack your gears and start to descend to Mweka hut 3100M “pole pole” through Mweka route

Distance: 5 Kilometers

Time: 6/7 Hours walking

Zone: Alpine/Glacial zone

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

After the hot breakfast, continue hiking through the beautiful green forest to arrive at Mweka gate. Get awarded with certificates whereby golden certificates are given to hikers who reached at 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. “Normally tipping can be done to the last campsite or at the certain gate”

Distance: 10 Kilometers

Time: 3 Hours walking

Zone: Rain forest


  • Pick up and drop off at Kilimanjaro International Airport.
  • Pre & Post Trek accommodation at Parkview Inn or Kilimanjaro wonders Hotel
  • Park fees, camping fees, rescue fees and 18% VAT on tour fees & services which cost nearly 55% of the total cost charged.
  • 4 Season mountain tents
  • Sleeping Mats
  • Transportation to & from the mountain gate
  • Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
  • 3 meals daily while on the mountain
  • Filtered water throughout the trek
  • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
  • Portable flush toilet can be provided for free upon client’s request


  • Flights
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Laundry Services
  • A doctor for the group
  • Tips to mountain crew

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Price From USD$1,900 USD$1,850/pax
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