7 Days Machame Route

The 7 Days Machame route Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing  can be done in 6 days although the best recommend duration is 7 days on Mountain. The 7 Days Kilimanjaro Climb Machame Route is best since it provide climber with enough time for acclimatization with altitude sickness. 

Trip Highlights
  • Duration: 7 Days Mt. Kilimanjaro
  • Machame Route | Charity Climb

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The 7 Days Machame route Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing safari tour can be done in 6 days although the best recommend duration is 7 days on Mountain. The 7 Days Kilimanjaro Climb Machame Route is best since it provide climber with enough time for acclimatization with altitude sickness. So during 7 days Machame Route on Mount Kilimanjaro climb is used by trekker to about 53% of them, and most seasoned trekkers choose the Machame route. It is popular for many travellers either charity climb in join groups, single or private climbers. It is planned for physically fitting people with some trekking practice, but plenty of first time climbers use the route as well and do fair reasonable. It is regarded as one of Kilimanjaro’s better trail and thus is suggested to many climbers. Mount Kilimanjaro Machame climbing Route Itinerary which entails to spend 6 nights being on mountain while hiking. When you speaking of Mount Kilimanjaro climbing Tour, the Machame Climbing Route Itinerary is the and most preferred for almost 90% of climbers on this highest and free standing Mountain in the world. Many Climbers have a preference to climb Kilimanjaro on budget cost however there is some cases, climbing prices become almost similar to many company. In Machame Climbing Route Itinerary you will have an overnight stay in Campsite arranged by your guide and porters all the way to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. Climbing Kilimanjaro Machame Route is best as it provide the opportunity to acclimatize with altitude, good terrain and hence comfort your trek in addition to attractive scenic view covered by mountain

Day 1: Arrive in Arusha:
We stay at Arusha Planet Lodge, which is a beautiful Hotel located on the lower slopes of Mount Meru and is a perfect place to prepare you for adventure.
We will gather in the evening at 5:30 pm for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check.
We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance.
Day 2: Machame Gate to Machame Hut (Full Board)
The climb starts from machame gate (1830m), we walk through the lush lower slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Slowly gaining altitude while enjoying the diverse flora and fauna of the rain forest, you will arrive to the first Machame Hut, situated at 3000m above sea level
If is a clear day we may get our first closer look at the glaciated dome of Kibo if the evening clouds permit.
Machame Gate to Machame Hut (3,000 m): 6-7 hours walking.

Day 3: Machame Camp to Shira Camp (Full Board)

A shorter day climbing up a steep ridge to reach a small semicircular cliff known as Picnic site, and continue up a gentler ascent through the lower alpine moorland, which is known for beautiful wild alpine flowers. The most spectacular views of Kibo peak can be seen from Shira Camp.
Machame Hut to Shira Camp (3,840m); 4-6 hours walking.

Day 4: Shira Camp to Barranco Valley (Full Board)

Today we walk on a gentle ascent and panoramic views. We traverse the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, passing underneath the Lava Tower and the final section of the Western Breach and after hot lunch the bottom of the Lava Tower (4,600 m.) we descend to the bottom of the Great Barranco valley (3,900 m.).
Shira Camp to Barranco valley (3,900 m.): 5-7 hours walking.

Day 5: Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp (Full Board)

A steep climb up the eastern wall leads us just below the Heim Glacier, where we may have some spectacular views of Kilimanjaro. We then take a steep exit up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo, the trail continues down into the alpine desert of the Karanga Valley. After a short break for a hot lunch we take a steep climb out of Karanga, and an easy path on compacted scree with wide views through this empty and dry landscape up to Barafu Camp. The two peaks Kibo and Mawenzi can been seen from Barafu Camp. After a hot lunch at the Camp, The remainder of the day is spent resting as we prepare for the final ascent before an early night summit walk.
Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp (4,600 m): 7-9 hours walking.

Day 6: Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Camp (Full Board)

Wake up before midnight in the cover of darkness. We begin a steep climb over loose volcanic scree has some well-graded zig-zags and a slow but steady pace will take us to rim of the main crater, Stella Point, at 5,735m. We will rest there for few minutes to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling good can continue slowly to make the two hour round trip from here along the crater rim to main peak (5,895 m), which is the highest point in Africa. After a few minutes to appreciate your accomplishment we descend to Barafu is amazingly fast, and we stop at Barafu Camp for some refreshment, we continue to descend to reach Mweka Camp.
Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Camp (3100 m): 13-15 hours walking.

Day 7: Descent – Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate to Arusha (Full Board)

A gentle walk takes us down through the rainforest to Mweka gate successful climbers will receive their summit certificates. After lunch we drive back to Arusha Ilboru Lodge.
Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate: 3-5 hours walking.

Day 8: Departure day:

After saying bye to our team in operation then you need a Private departure transfer which is included from Arusha to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) for your flight ,unless you have an option to have Safari or any other option we will discuss.
E-mail us at any time to discuss your trip and get the accurate quotation.
Trekking Kilimanjaro for Charity Challenge?
The above climb can be undertaken for your own personal charity or group charity.


Price Includes: 

  • Pick up and drop off at Kilimanjaro International Airport.
  • Pre Trek accommodation in Arusha town.
  • Park fees, camping fees, rescue fees and 18% VAT on tour fees & services which cost nearly 55% of the total cost charged.
  • Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
  • 3 meals daily while on the mountain
  • Filtered water throughout the trek
  • Oxygen tank for mountain altitude sickness
  • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA)

  Not included:    

  • Flights
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Laundry Services
  • Tips to mountain crew
  • Tip on Mountain Kilimanjaro is recommended for group sharing as following:Guide $15 – $20/guide/day ,Cook $10 – $15/day , Porters $8 – $10/porter/day.

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