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7 Days Machame Route Variation with Acclimatization Day

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7 Days/ 6 Night
Availability : Jan - Dec
Arusha, Tanzania
Mount Kilimanjaro
Min Age : 5+
Max People : 30

7 Days Machame Route Variation with Acclimatization Day

Tour Details

Nicknamed as Whiskey route, this is the busiest route of Mt. Kilimanjaro due to its beautifully scenery and high success rate. 35% of Kilimanjaro climbers use this route. The route approach to the southwest of the Mountain. The path leads through the rain forest to Shira Plateau. Machame routes take 7 days to Summit, but could also be done in 6 days by missing out Karanga Valley and going straight to Barafu, The height gain from the gate to the summit is 4157 meters. The entire climb up and down is approximately 62 km/ 37 miles from gate to gate.

Departure & Return Location

The tour starting and ending Point is Arusha, Tanzania.

Departure Time

The climb start at 0600Hrs and ends around 1600Hrs.

Price Includes

  • Your hotel stay for the nights before and after the climb
  • 5 Nights Mt. Kilimanjaro Camping
  • National Park entry, camping, climbing and rescue fees
  • All meals and drinking water on the mountain
  • Airport Transfers
  • emergency oxygen and first aid kit
  • A certificate documenting your summit ascent
  • Mountain Porters, 3&4 per 1 Hiker

Price Excludes

  • Tips and Gratitude
  • Any Private Expenses

Day 1Arusha to Machame Gate to Machame Camp

Early pick up from your hotel and 2 hours drive up to Gate, after registration and pack our supplies we start our trek through beautiful forest trails until we reach Machame camp where you will have dinner and overnight

Hiking Time: 6 – 7 Hrs

Distance: 11Km/7 Miles

Altitude: 3000m

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Zone: Forest


Day 2Machame Camp to Shira 2 Camp

After breakfast, we continue our trek leaving the rainforest behind, heading to the open Shira plateau, crossing valleys and steppe rocks. From here, you will enjoy great view of the peak.

Hiking Time: 4 – 6 Hrs

Distance: 5Km /3 Miles

Altitude: 3850m 

Meals plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Zone: Heath


Day 3Shira Plateau to Barranco Camp

After breakfast and packing, continue with our hike through the Lava tower. This is going to be the toughest day with a high desert environment with  amazing rock formations,

Hiking Time: 6 -7 Hrs

Distance: 10Km /6 Miles

Altitude: 4600m

Meals plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner




Day 4Barranco Camp to Karranga Camp

After breakfast, starting with Barranco wall or Kissing rock as you get a great view of Heim Glacier, this will be another day of up and down, this shorter day means for acclimatization.

Hiking Time: 4 -5 Hrs

Distance: 5Km /3 Miles

Altitude: 4210m

Meals plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner



Day 5Karanga Valley to Barafu Camp

After breakfast and packing, we head toward the open rock and colder temperature. You will be offered with the view of the summit from a different mountain angle. also the two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are to be clearly seen from this position.

Hiking Time: 4 -5 Hrs

Distance: 5Km /3 Miles

Altitude: 4600m

Meals plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 6Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak

Wake up Midnight and warm up with tea. This is the most challenging day of the Mountain. around the stella point, you will be rewarded with the beautiful sunrise coming from Mawenzi peak. Descend in sunlight to Barafu for early lunch, and then walk down to Mweka Camp.

Hiking Time: 11 – 13Hrs

Distance: 15Km /10 Miles

Altitude: 5895m

Meals plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 7Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate to Arusha

Your final day at the Mountain, descend through the lush forest to Mweka Gate where you sign out and pick up the summit certificate. A vehicle will meet us at Mweka Village to drive us back to the hotel in Arusha.

Hiking Time: 3 – 4Hrs

Distance: 10Km /6 Miles

Altitude: 3100m

Meals plan: Breakfast & Lunch 

Zone:Rain Forest

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