7 Days Kilimanjaro Trekking - Machame Route.

  • Days 07 Private Tour Available
  • From ₹ 189,533.50

About this activity

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  • Free Cancellation Free cancellation up to 60 day(s) prior departure, after which the tour cancellation policy applies Learn More.
  • Duration:7 Day(s)
  • Activities
    • Mountain Tours
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    • Trekking and Hiking Tours
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  • Travel StyleBudget
  • Guiding Type: Live Guide/Instructor
  • Guide Language
    • English
    • Swahili
  • Tour Vibe Active
  • Recommended For
    • Couple
    • Senior
    • Solo
    • Women
    • Youth
  • Destination Country: Africa, Tanzania,
    • Machame Gate - Mount Kilimanjaro
    • Machame Camp
    • Panama Garden Resort Tanzania
  • Pickup

    Moshi, Town

    From: To:
    5:30 AM 8:00 AM
  • Drop-off

    Moshi Town

    From: To:
    12:00 PM 2:00 PM
  • Age Range 15 - 75 (Years Old)
Tour Highlights

The Lemosho route is one of the best routes for acclimatization. The route is less used and a beautiful way up to the Shira Plateau.
The minimum duration for the Lemosho route is 6 days, however, we strongly recommend hiking the route in 7 days. The additional 7th day will give your body more time to acclimatize, reducing the effects of altitude sickness and giving you more time to rest before attempting the summit.

Tour Introduction

The seven-day Lemosho variation is preferred over the six-day option because it breaks up day two into two days, providing better acclimatization and a more gradual ascent.


-Elevation (ft): 5,400ft to 9,400ft -Distance: 11 km -Hiking Time: 5-7 hours -Habitat: Rain Forest. The drive from Moshi to the Mount Kilimanjaro National Park Gate takes about 50 minutes. The journey passes through the village of Machame which is located on the lower slopes of the mountain. We now leave the park gate and walk through the rainforest on a winding trail up a ridge. Lower down, the trail can be muddy and slippery. Gaiters and trekking poles are a good idea here. We continue a short distance until we reach the Machame Camp.

-Elevation (ft): 9,400ft to 12,500ft -Distance: 5 km -Hiking Time: 4-6 hours -Habitat: Moorland. After breakfast, we leave the glades of the rainforest and continue on an ascending path, crossing the little valley and walking along a steep rocky ridge, covered with heather, until the ridge ends. The route now turns west onto a river gorge. Time for rest, dinner, and overnight at the Shira campsite.

-Elevation (ft): 12,500ft to 13,000ft -Distance: 10 km -Hiking Time: 6-8 hours -Habitat: Semi Desert. From the Shira Plateau, we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the southeast towards the Lava Tower, called the Sharks Tooth. Shortly after the tower, we come to the second junction which brings us up to the Arrow Glacier at an altitude of 16,000ft. We now continue down to the Barranco Hut at an altitude of 13,000ft. Here we rest, enjoy dinner, and overnight. Although you end the day at the same elevation as when you started, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.

-Elevation (ft): 13,000ft to 13,100ft -Distance: 5 km -Hiking Time: 4-5 hours -Habitat: Alpine Desert After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge passing the Barranco Wall, to the Karanga Valley campsite. This is a short day meant for acclimatization.

-Elevation (ft): 13,100ft to 15,300ft -Distance: 4 km -Hiking Time: 4-5 hours -Habitat: Alpine Desert. After breakfast, we leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the Barafu Hut. At this point, you have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest, enjoy dinner, and prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are to be seen from this position.

-Elevation (ft): 15,300ft to 19,345ft (and down to 10,000ft) -Distance: 5 km ascent / 12 km descent -Hiking Time: 7-8 hours ascent / 4-6 hours descent -Habitat: Arctic Very early in the morning (midnight to 2 a.m.), we continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. You head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. At Stella Point (18,600 ft), you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see (weather permitting). From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all the way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. At Uhuru Peak, you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. Faster hikers will see the sunrise from the summit. From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for lunch. You will want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.

-Elevation (ft): 10,000ft to 5,400ft -Distance: 10 km -Hiking Time: 3-4 hours -Habitat: Rain Forest After breakfast, we continue 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 (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy). From the gate, you continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet you at Mweka village to drive you back to the hotel in Moshi.


Location Nights Type Property Name Rating Occupancy
Moshi 2 Hotel Panama Hotel Unrated Shared
-All accommodations in town (Only Bed and breakfast)

-International Flight from your beloved Country.
-Airport taxes.


Local Guide

  • Halal
  • Meat
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

-Three meals per day and two liters of Mineral water


  • Shuttle
Extra Services

-Three meals per day and two liters of Mineral water

Other Included

-All Entrance fees during the Safari


  • Pickup & Drop-Off
  • Insurance

Covid Safety

Our approach to COVID-19.

With the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we understand the concerns in planning travel right now. We’re aware of the current uncertainty we face in regards to the virus and would like to reassure you that we at Taste of Kilimanjaro Adventures remain up to date and will continue to monitor the situation as it unfolds. With the ever-changing circumstances, our focus is on the safety of our guests, both current and future.
When You Land In Africa
As with all our tours, we will meet your arriving flight at the airport. Instead of shaking hands, our vaccinated guides and support staff will greet you from a distance and with a mask on. Our mountain and safari guides are trained on Covid-19 safety protocols.

Your dedicated guide will accompany you for the duration of your adventure, ensuring that safety protocols are adhered to every step of the way. Should you have any concerns at any point during your trip, your safari or mountain guide will be your main point of contact.

Covid-19 Testing Facilities
Many airlines and countries now require Covid-19 tests before flying home. Testing facilities are operational throughout East Africa, and our ground team will help you navigate the test process and assist with getting test results. In some cases, we can also arrange for a test practitioner to come to your hotel, thus avoiding a trip to a testing facility. The cost to facilitate and procure each Covid test varies ($50 - $100) and results are received within 24 hours.
Tanzania Covid-19 Entry Requirements
Tanzania has just released an update to its May 2021 Covid-19 entry requirements.
According to the new release, all travelers must present a negative PCR test that is taken 72-96 hours before arrival. Certain countries must also take a rapid test on arrival. Such countries are The United State of America, The Republic of India, The Republic of South Africa, The Republic of Uganda, The Republic of Rwanda, The French Republic, Democratic Republic Of Congo, The Republic of Egypt, The Republic of Malawi & The United Kingdom

It is required to fill in a health surveillance form within 24 hours of arrival. Arrival and departure covid tests can be scheduled online. Click here for mainland Tanzania and here for Zanzibar.
Our Safari Trips Safety
Your safari guide ensures that your vehicle is sanitized in between transfers and activities. All high-touch areas such as door and window handles, charging points, and cooler lids are sanitized regularly. Guest binoculars are disinfected daily.

As of October 11, 2021, all of our safaris and climbs are staffed by guides, cooks, and porters who are vaccinated against Covid-19.
Our Kilimanjaro Trips Safety
As with all of our Kilimanjaro climbs, we sanitize and disinfect all equipment in between each Kilimanjaro climb. In order to prevent the spread of Covid-19 on the mountain, we assign one porter to set up and care for your personal camping area. Separate washing stations are provided for crew and guests.


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Tour Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 60 day(s) prior departure, Or traveler will pay 20 % of the tour amount

Tour Date Change Policy

Tour Date can be changed 30 day(s) prior departure



When is the best time to trek Kilimanjaro?
Kilimanjaro can trek all year. Mid-December, January, February, and March are the warmest months, almost clear of clouds. April and early May may get heavy rain or snow, but is a better time to visit if you want a quiet clear mountain. By late June, July and through August it can be very cold at night, but the sky is clear above 3000m offering great views.

Through September and October, it gets steadily warmer. October is particularly good if you want only a few drops of rain, mild weather and few people on the mountain. November to mid-December is the time of the 'short rains' with possible afternoon thunderstorms but clear evenings. There can also be heavy snow towards the summit.

What health requirements should I consider?
Anyone who intends to climb Kilimanjaro or any mountain for that matter should consider their fitness level and make sure that adequate and appropriate preparation is undertaken. The routes on Kilimanjaro that lead to the summit are not technical, but full consideration of the conditions of climbing to Uhuru peak should be at the back of every climber's mind as they prepare for the climb. Note that the climb is not easy.
Understand that altitude sickness affects everyone regardless of age or fitness level. Although most hikers will say that it is psychological, trekkers need to be physically and mentally ready for the hike. It is important to see your doctor for any health risks before the trek.

What vaccinations/inoculations do I need?
Be protected against malaria, hepatitis A, tetanus, typhoid, polio, and yellow fever. It is important to note that you will be required to provide a valid yellow fever certificate on arrival in Tanzania. All travelers from Europe through or transiting through an endemic country; including the airports in Nairobi (Kenya), and Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) are required to have a valid yellow fever certificate. Consult your travel clinic for latest advice on different prophylaxis available against malaria.

What clothing and footwear do I need on Trek?
All weather conditions can be experienced during the climb. Summit night itself will be very cold and perhaps even partly frozen, with snow falling and on the ground. You will need to wear warm and windproof clothing.

Do I need to bring a tent or will I be expected to put up my tent?
We will provide tents with roll mattresses while you are on the mountain. The porters will handle setup of the camps for each day. There will also be camping chairs, tables and lamps provided for meals and rest.

Do I need travel Insurance?
Travel insurance is essential. It is strongly recommended that comprehensive travel insurance is taken out which includes cover against cancellation charges. Depending on the reason for the cancellation, you may be able to reclaim the cancellation charges (less any applicable excess) under the terms of the insurance policy. If you are undertaking a Kilimanjaro trek, it is essential that the travel insurance covers high altitude trekking and adventure travel.

Can I do a full moon trek?
Summiting Kilimanjaro under an African full moon can be an unforgettable experience, with the snow twinkling and the path lit by the light of the moon.
What luggage and Personal Equipment will I need?
Your backpack must be lightweight, strong and preferably waterproof, without wheels. Porters will carry your bag in heavy duty waterproof bags for added protection. The weight limit for bag AND its contents must not exceed 15kg.

Small rucksack/day bag
Your day pack should be waterproof and lightweight but large enough to carry the following: waterproofs, fleece, long trekking trousers (if walking in shorts), warm hat and gloves, sun hat, sun cream, platypus (at least 2 liters), water bottle (1-2 liters), tissues and your packed lunch. Most people normally find that this adds up to about 3 to 5kg. Camera equipment can be heavy so think carefully when deciding what to take.

Sleeping bag
Down or synthetic sleeping bags are recommended, but they must be of 4-season comfort rating (temperature - 10'C to - 5'C). A silk or fleece liner helps to keep your bag clean and warm.

Trekking Poles
Trekking poles are strongly recommended and can usually be rented in Moshi.

Water Bottle or Platypus/Camelback hydration system
Water along the trail must never be considered as drinkable until purified. Take at least two 2 liter personal water bottles or a system that allows for this much water. A personal supply of tablets/drops for water purification system is essential. Powdered fruit juice can be used to disguise the taste. If you elect to use a hydration system with a tube, then it is essential that the bladder and tube are insulated for high altitude and below freezing temperatures.

Sunglasses/snow goggles
A good pair of sunglasses/snow goggles are essential for protection against UV rays and glare at high altitudes.

Sun hat, sunscreen & lip balm
Choose a high factor sunscreen (SPF 30 or more) to protect your skin against the sun at high altitudes. Lip balm or Vaseline will protect your lips in the hot and cold weather.

A head torch is essential for finding things at night and finding your way on summit night. Remember to bring some spare batteries and a bulb. There are no facilities on the mountain to recharge any digital equipment.

Keep heavy cosmetics to a minimum. Essentials are toothbrush/paste and small nail brush. 'Wet Wipes' are great for an alternative to washing and a quick clean up.

Personal first aid kit
On each trek, a first aid kit is carried, but you should have your blister kit, the supply of plasters, paracetamol, ibuprofen, and other essentials.

Personal supplementary snacks
Although sufficient food is supplied on this tour, we recommend that you bring some high energy snacks like cereal bars and chocolate with you.


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