Machame Route


7 Nights / 8 Days

Kilimanjaro National Park

Day 1:

Kilimanjaro – Moshi

Pick up from Kilimanjaro airport.
Pick up from Kilimanjaro airport. Transfer to Moshi Town Early evening pre-climb briefing on the trek Overnight at Sal Salnero Hotel

Day 2:

Moshi – Machame

After breakfast transfer to Kilimanjaro National Park Gate at Machame Start the first section of the climb through the mountain forest to Machame Campsite at 10000ft/3000m. Approximate walking time is 5 to 7 hours.
Meals and overnight at Machame camp.

Day 3:

Shira Camp

Follow the steep ridge across heath and moorland to picnic rock and the Shira plateau, to Shira Campsite at 12500ft/3800m (approx. 5 to 7 hours). Meals and overnight at Shira camp.

Day 4:


Continue ascending past the last water point traversing the saddle between Kibo and Mawenzi to Kibo Hut at 15000ft/4700m. Walking takes approximately 5 to 7 hours.
Dinner and overnight Kibo hut

Day 5:

Barafu Camp

After breakfast cross the floor of the Great Barranco Valley, over the Barranco wall to the Karanga River - the last water point on this route. A steep climb over rocky slabs to Barafu Campsite at 15500ft/ 4600m (8-9 hours) Dinner and overnight at Barafu camp

Day 6:

Mweka Camp

An early start for the summit - Uhuru Peak, which is the highest point in Africa at 19340ft/5896m (6 to 7 hours Descend via Barafu Campsite through the forest to Mweka Campsite at 10000ft/3000m Meals and overnight at Mweka Camp

Day 7:

Descend to gate

After breakfast descend through to the park gate at Mweka Wildlife College ( 3 to 4 hrs) Met and transferred to Moshi Town Dinner and Overnight at Protea Aishi Machame Hotel (HB)

Day 8:


Breakfast at Mountain Inn Later transfer to Kilimanjaro airport for your onward flight

End of Service

:: Marangu Route
:: Machame Route