Machame Route 6 Day Kilimanjaro Trekking tour

  • Days 06 Private Tour Available
  • From ₹ 182,520.00

About this activity

  • Instant Booking
  • Free Cancellation Free cancellation up to 100 day(s) prior departure, after which the tour cancellation policy applies Learn More.
  • Duration:6 Day(s)
  • Activities
    • Camping and Stargazing Tours
    • Trekking and Hiking Tours
  • Travel StyleBudget
  • Guiding Type: Live Guide/Instructor
  • Guide Language
    • English
  • Tour Vibe Active
  • Recommended For
    • Couple
    • Family/Kids
    • For Art Lovers
    • Senior
    • Solo
    • Women
    • Youth
  • Destination Country: Tanzania, Africa,
    • Machame Gate - Mount Kilimanjaro
    • Shira Camp One
    • Barranco Camp
    • Barafu Camp
    • Mweka Camp
  • Pickup

    KIlimanjaro airport

    From: To:
    5:00 AM 11:59 PM
  • Drop-off

    Kilimanjaro airport

    From: To:
    5:00 AM 11:59 PM
  • Age Range 15 - 99 (Years Old)
Tour Highlights

Kilimanjaro hiking

Kilimanjaro trekking

Kilimanjaro Safari

Kilimanjaro tours

Kilimanjaro hiking and trekking tours

Tour Introduction

If Marangu is the “Coca Cola” route, then the Machame Route is the “Whiskey” route. It is the second most popular and one of the most scenic routes on the mountain. All climbers sleep in tents (tents are included) and meals are served in a dinner tent or on a blanket outside. It is done over 6 days of hiking Kilimanjaro, so acclimatization is easier, and the success rate is fairly high. It is for physically fit people with some hiking experience. The descent is down the Mweka trail staying at the Mweka or Millennium camp the final night on the mountain.


Drive from Moshi to Machame Gate takes about 45 minutes. The Hiking Kilimanjaro journey passes through the village of Machame which is located on the lower slopes of the mountain. We depart the park gate and walk through the rain forest on a winding trail up a ridge. At lower elevations, 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: 1830m/6000ft to 3050m/9950ft Distance: 11km/7mi Hiking Time: 5-6 hours Habitat: Montane Forest Meals: LD

After breakfast we leave the glades of the rain forest and continue Hiking Kilimanjaro on an ascending path, crossing the valley along a steep rocky ridge. The route now turns west onto a river gorge until we arrive at the Shira campsite. Elevation: 3050m/9950ft to 3850m/12,600ft Distance: 5km/3mi Walking Time: 4-5 hours Habitat: Moorland Meals: BLD

From the Shira Plateau, we continue with hiking Kilimanjaro to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the “Shark’s Tooth” (Elevation 4650m/15,250ft). Shortly after the tower, we come to the second junction which goes to the Arrow Glacier. We now continue down to the Barranco Camp. Although you end the day around the same elevation as when you began, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day. Elevation: 3850m/12,600ft to 4000m/13,000ft Distance: 10km/6mi Walking Time: 5-6 hours Habitat: Semi-desert Meals: BLD

After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge up the Barranco Wall (elevation 4250m/13,900ft), through the Karanga Valley (elevation 4050m/13,250ft) to the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the Barafu Camp. You have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp with views of the summit in the distance. Elevation: 4000m/13,000ft to 4700m/15,350ft Distance: 9km/6mi Hiking Time: 6-8 hours Habitat: Alpine Desert Meals: BLD

Very early in the morning (midnight to 2 am), we continue with Hiking Kilimanjaro 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, you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see. Faster hikers may view the sunrise from the summit. Elevation: 4700m/15,350ft to 5895m/19,340ft Down to 3090m/10,150ft Distance: 5km/3mi up / 13km/8mi down Hiking Time: 5-7 hours up / 5-6 hours down Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit Meals: BLD

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). Elevation: 3090m/10,150ft to 1680m/5500ft Distance: 10km/6mi Hiking Time: 3-4 hours Habitat: Forest Meals: B


Location Nights Type Property Name Rating Occupancy
Arusha 2 Hotel Venice Hotel 2 Star Shared
Kilimanjaro 5 Camping Mountain campsite setup 1 Star Shared
Pickup & Drop-Off
  • Halal
  • Meat
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Private Vehicle
Extra Services
Other Included
  • Quality, waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tents
  • 2 Nights’ accommodation the day before and after your trekking
  • Professional, experienced, mountain guides:
  • All Park fees
  • Rescue fees
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Arrival and Departure transfers
  • Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
  • Quality Mess tents with table and chairs:
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food:
  • Clean, purified drinking water:
  • Crisis management and safety procedures:
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters:

    • Flights
    • Insurance

    Other Excluded:

    • Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival
    • The Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
    • Travel insurance
    • Tips and any items of personal nature.
    • Mountain equipment
    • Sleeping Mattress:

    What to Bring for Machame Route

    • Clothes.
    • A warm sweater as the nights can be chilly at high altitudes.
    • Comfortable shoes
    • Pillow
    • Towel
    • Toilet paper

    Our vehicle will be waiting for you at Mweka gate to drive you back to your Arusha

    Covid Safety

    Negative certificate for Covid is require. Always be sanitizing yourself


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    Tour Cancellation Policy

    Free cancellation up to 100 day(s) prior departure, Or traveler will pay 100 % of the tour amount

    Free cancellation up to 100 day(s) prior departure, Or traveler will pay 20 % of the tour amount Bring Covid negative certicate, tour is non refundable when you cancel.

    Tour Date Change Policy

    Not Available


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