7 Days Kilimanjaro Trekking Via Machame Scenic Route 7 days

  • Shared tour

The Machame Route, with its diverse landscape and fantastic views, offers a unique experience to test your will power, fitness and mental strength. The route takes you through lush rainforest, where colobus monkeys roam, into heath and moorland, with its many ferns and ericas, until finally reaching the icy caps of the mountain top. This is the second highly recommended route on the mountain with magnificent scenic views and with high chance to summit as you will have one extra day at Karanga camp for acclimatization.

Day 1 Arusha/Moshi - Machame Gate

After breakfast you will be picked up from your hotel and drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park gate. After completion of all the necessary paper work, your adventure commences. Your destination for today is the Machame Camp, a 5 - 6 hour hike. Soon you will be hiking through the lush rainforest with its large ancient trees, primeval ferns and endemic flowers, like the Impatiens Kilimanjaro. You might also spot black and white thumbless colobus monkeys, peeking through the leaves. Reaching the campsite you will have time to relax, stretch your legs and enjoy a healthy meal, before snuggling into your tent for the night.

Day 2 Machame Camp - Shira Camp

Today’s early start is not due to a long stretch, but rather to allow you to reach Shira Camp at around mid-afternoon. As you walk you will notice the dramatic change in the landscape - from lush and green rainforest to dry moor and heath land. Arriving at your campsite a beautiful view of the mountain range opens up before you. The glaciers of Kibo glistens in the golden hue of the setting sun as you enjoy another lovingly cooked meal before climbing into your tent.

Day 3 Shira Camp - Barranco Hut

Acclimatization is on today’s menu, where you will climb roughly 700m, but sleep on a level not much higher than the previous night. Starting at Shira Plateau, you will make your way up to Lava Tower (4,640m), where you will rest a while, before continuing through the Barranco Valley to the beautiful Barranco Camp. The trek will take approximately 6-7 hours, but the various distractions of the alpine desert as well as the Barranco Valley with its small lobelia plants and giant Seneca’s will keep your mind off the stretch still ahead. A well-deserved dinner and overnight awaits you at Barranco Camp.

Day 4 Barranco Hut - Karanga Camp

Today the Barranco Wall stands before you to conquer. Some stages will require you to use your hands for a better grip, but no actual climbing is necessary and your guide will be with you every step of the way to lend a helping hand. The route with its numerous ascents and descents allow for further acclimatization, before reaching the mountain ridge. Walking along the ridge you can take in the beautiful landscape with its stunning contrasts of desert and vegetation, before finally reaching the cloudy Karanga Camp. Your trek will take between 3-4 hours, leaving more than enough time to rest and play a game of rummy. Evening meal and overnight at Karanga Camp.

Day 5 Karanga Camp - Barafu Hut

Awakening to the sunlight dancing off the Kibo Summit, you will enjoy a hearty breakfast before setting out to today’s destination - Barafu Camp. Most of the day will be spent walking through very dry deserted terrain, with Kibo ever present on your left side. After 3-4 hours you will reach Barafu Camp, where you will have an early dinner and overnight as the highlight of your trip is only a few short hours away.

Day 6 Barafu Hut - Uhuru Peak - Barafu Camp - Mweka Camp

At around midnight you will be awoken by your guide with a warm cup of tea and biscuits to get you ready for your final ascent. The moon and your headlamps will be your only source of light as you make your way up to Stella Point, reaching the crater rim in about 5-7 hours. Another 1-2 hours will take you to Uhuru Peak (5,895m), where you can enjoy the sun rising over the African landscape, casting a pink hue over the snowy peak and making the glaciers sparkle like diamonds around you. After capturing this incredible view and achievement on film, you will start your descent along the same route back to Barafu Camp, where your team awaits you with some snacks and refreshments. Rested and relaxed you will make your way to Mweka Camp or Millennium camp for your last night on the highest mountain in Africa.

Day 7 Mweka Camp - Park Gate - Arusha/Moshi

After breakfast, you will leave the 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. From the gate, you continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet you at Mweka village to drive you back to your hotel in Arusha or Moshi to end your Kilimanjaro Climb Machame Route 7 Days Itinerary.

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What's included

  • Accommodation
  • Cold drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Meals (full board)
  • Pick up and drop off
  • Transportation
  • Park/ museum entrance fees

Available in

English, French, German, Spanish
(Guiding in other languages apart from English you have to inform in advance and their is extra charges. )


Available for

Children, Adults



Departure & Return

Start city: Arusha

Pick up times available: 08:30

Pick up location: Your hotel, hostel, home stay in Arusha/ Moshi or Kilimanjaro airport

Ends at: Your hotel, hostel, home stay in Arusha/ Moshi or Kilimanjaro airport

Nearest airport: Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)



Additional Info

Country: Tanzania

Duration: 7 days

from $1800 per person

* Minimum of 1 adults are required on this tour

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  • Trekking
  • Roof Of Africa.
  • Mt Kilimanjaro
  • Kilimanjaro Climbing
  • Machame Route
  • Kilimanjaro National Park