Mount Kilimanjaro climb Machame Route 7 Day


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  • Duration:7 Day(s)
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  • Travel StyleBudget
  • Guiding Type: Live Guide/Instructor
  • Guide Language
    • English
  • Tour Vibe Active
  • Recommended For
    • Couple
    • Family/Kids
    • For Art Lovers
    • LGBTQ
    • Senior
    • Solo
    • Women
    • Wheelchair Accessible
    • Youth
  • Destination Country: Africa, Tanzania,
    • Machame Camp
    • Barranco Camp
    • Karanga Camp
    • Barafu Camp
    • Uhuru Peak
    • Millenium Camp
    • Mweka gate
    • Moshi
  • Pickup

    kilimanjaro international airport

    From: To:
    6:00 AM 5:59 AM
  • Drop-off


    From: To:
    8:00 AM 6:20 PM
  • Age Range 7 - 100 (Years Old)
Tour Highlights

The Machame route is a very scenic and beautiful route

allowing for more time to acclimatize


Tour Introduction

The Machame route is our most popular and successful route leading to the summit of Kilimanjaro. Hikers sleep in tents which are carried up the mountain by porters. The Machame route is a very scenic and beautiful route, which can be completed in 6 days; however we strongly recommend hiking the route in 7 days, allowing for more time to acclimatize. The key to the success of the Machame route is its topography, allowing hikers to climb high and sleep low, helping towards better acclimatization. There are however two drawbacks on this route:  


After breakfast transport to the Machame gate. From the gate of the recently repaired path leads through the last foothills of the fertile cultivated land. Shortly afterwards, the path rises and leads through the dense, deep green and still moist mountain rain forest up to the Machame Camp.

Through Busch forests and moorland leads past the way of powerful Lava bridges. A little later the first Seneca’s and lobelia can be seen. Around noon, where this section is mostly shrouded in dense fog.

The ascent through the dark, almost vegetation-free gravel desert of lava rock. With a bit of luck here the Kili shows for the first time up close! The path leads up to just below the Lava Tower (up to about 4450 m) and then down into the Barranco Valley. This area with its alpine vegetation is one of the highlights along the Machame Route.

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.

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.

Very early in the morning (midnight to 2am), 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 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.

The path leads to a mostly wet, slippery path through the dense cloud forest steeply downhill to Mweka Gate. Transport back to your hotel or lodge.


Location Nights Type Property Name Rating Occupancy
kilimanjaro 2 Hotel kilimanjaro crane hotel 4 Star Private
2Nights: the night before the climb and the night after the climb accommodation  in Moshi Kilimanjaro Town Hotel  
Pickup & Drop-Off
  • Airport Transfer

Our Kilimanjaro guides are very experienced, with most having climbed well over 150 times. They are professionals who confidentially know the mountain.

  • Halal
  • Jain
  • Kosher
  • Meat
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian



The menu on Kilimanjaro is designed to ensure your food intake matches your level of exertion. It will provide you with a good balance of protein, carbohydrates, fruit and vegetables. When you are at altitude you could start to feel nauseous and your appetite may be suppressed, so the meals prepared at high altitude usually contain more carbohydrates and less protein to help you to digest your food.

Your meals will be prepared by your cooks on Kilimanjaro and the food will be carried by your porters.

This tour offers Jain, Vegetarian, Vegan, Halal and Kosher food options on request. Simply let Spider Tours and Safaris know the food option that you prefer.

  • Jeep & 4WD

Transport from Hotel to National park gate & airport transfers

Extra Services
Other Included
  • Park fees, camping fees & rescue fees
  •     18% VAT on tour fees & services
  •     mountain tents
  •     Sleeping Mats
  •     Transportation to & from the mountain gate
  •     Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
  •     3 meals daily while on the mountain
  •     Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
  •     Supplemental Oxygen & Pulse Oximeter


  • Flights
  • Insurance

Other Excluded:

  • Flights
  •     Tips to mountain crew
  •     Items of a personal nature
  •     Laundry Services
  •     A doctor for the group
  •     Portable flush toilet with a toilet tent is extra (US$100 per toilet + toilet tent)

Covid Safety

We follow all the guidelines of COVID.separate mask is provided for the driver guide client and the sensitizer bottle is available 24 hrs in the Car bus


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Tour Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 10 day(s) prior departure, Or traveler will pay 20 % of the tour amount

Tour Date Change Policy

Tour Date can be changed 5 day(s) prior departure


Mount Kilimanjaro climb Machame Route 7 Day
Written on 12 Jun 2023

This was my first guided climb but I was very pleased withe the service and support that brayan and his team at spider tours and safaris provided. They graciously pick you up at the airport, transport

Mount Kilimanjaro climb Machame Route 7 Day
Written on 22 Mar 2023

Choose this company for your mount Kilimanjaro climbing and Safari for wildlife animals they will take care of you and organize the trip they greeted us at airport and drove us to the Hotel our guides

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