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Machame Route Climbing 7-Days

7-Day Climbing Kilimanjaro Via Machame Route

The 7-Day Climbing Via Machame Route is one of the popular and scenic routes to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. While the typical duration for the Machame Route is 6-7 days, it is highly recommended to choose the 7-day option to allow for better acclimatization and increase your chances of reaching the summit successfully.

Details Of 7-Day Climbing Kilimanjaro Via Machame Route itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania

  • Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport in Tanzania.

  • Transfer to your hotel in Arusha, where you'll have a pre-climb briefing with your tour operator.

  • Rest and prepare for the climb.

Day 2: Machame Gate (1,800m/5,905ft) to Machame Camp (3,000m/9,840ft)

  • After breakfast, drive to the Machame Gate at Mount Kilimanjaro National Park.

  • Complete the necessary registration and paperwork.

  • Begin your trek through the rainforest to reach Machame Camp.

  • The first day is relatively easy and serves as a good warm-up.

Day 3: Machame Camp (3,000m/9,840ft) to Shira Camp (3,840m/12,600ft)

  • Continue your ascent through the heather and moorland.

  • Pass through the scenic valleys and cross a series of ridges.

  • Reach Shira Camp, which offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

Day 4: Shira Camp (3,840m/12,600ft) to Barranco Camp (3,950m/12,960ft)

  • Trek across the Shira Plateau, which provides breathtaking views.

  • Ascend gradually towards Lava Tower (4,630m/15,190ft) for acclimatization.

  • Descend to Barranco Camp, located in the valley beneath the Great Barranco Wall.

Day 5: Barranco Camp (3,950m/12,960ft) to Karanga Camp (3,995m/13,106ft)

  • Climb the Great Barranco Wall, a challenging section with some scrambling.

  • Traverse below the glaciers of the Southern Icefields.

  • Reach Karanga Camp, situated on a ridge with panoramic views.

Day 6: Karanga Camp (3,995m/13,106ft) to Barafu Camp (4,673m/15,331ft)

  • Ascend through alpine desert terrain.

  • Cross several ridges and valleys while enjoying the scenic surroundings.

  • Arrive at Barafu Camp, the final camp before the summit push.

Day 7: Barafu Camp (4,673m/15,331ft) to Uhuru Peak (5,895m/19,341ft) and Mweka Camp (3,100m/10,170ft)

  • Wake up around midnight for the summit attempt.

  • Begin the challenging trek to the summit, navigating steep scree slopes.

  • Reach Stella Point (5,739m/18,830ft) on the crater rim before sunrise.

  • Continue along the crater rim to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa.

  • Descend back to Barafu Camp for a short rest and lunch.

  • Continue descending to Mweka Camp for overnight rest.

Day 8: Mweka Camp (3,100m/10,170ft) to Mweka Gate (1,640m/5,380ft)

  • Descend through the lush rainforest, enjoying the changing scenery.

  • Arrive at Mweka Gate, where you'll receive your summit certificates.

  • Transfer back to your hotel in Moshi or Arusha

Trip Included

  • Rescue fee

  • Climbing gear

  • Park fees(For non-residents)

  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)

  • All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)

  • A professional driver/guide

  • All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)

  • All Taxes/VAT

  • Roundtrip airport transfer

  • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)

Trip Excluded

  • International flights(From/to home)

  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour

  • Tips(Tipping guideline US$25.00 pp per day)

  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)

  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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