6 Days Machame Route

6 days Machame Route ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro that offers a remarkable trip via nature’s greatest witnesses. This path, known for its beauty and varied geography, delivers an immersive experience.

The track begins in a lush forest and progressively ascends through a variety of landscapes, providing an unforgettable adventure for climbers seeking a unique and awe-inspiring experience on Mount Kilimanjaro.

Each day unfolds as a chapter in a captivating story—trekking through lush vegetation, traversing rocky terrains, and ascending to the alpine desert. Seeing sunrise and sunset from the heights of this beautiful peak leaves a forever mark on the heart.

Safari Highlights

Mid Range Tour

This affordable Climbing package offer you to sleep in a modern-comfortable 4-season tents.

Private Tour

This 6 Days Machame Route is exclusively for you, ensuring no sharing with other travelers.

Can start any day

Subject to rooms availability, this tour is flexible and can start any day that suit your schedule.

Starting Point

This 6 Days Machame Route (offers airport transfers) start and ending in Kilimanjaro International Airport

Day 1: Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport

Welcome to Tanzania!

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) meet our driver-guide. Drive to Moshi. You will meet our team members for a briefing and get to know your guides. Checking for your climbing gear. Then to be served overnight.

Elevation: 5,380 ft to 9,350 ft Distance: 11 km|7 miles Hiking Time: 5-7 hours Habitat: Rain Forest

Departing from Moshi go through the Village of Machame to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate.

Enjoy the beautiful rainforest scenery and windy trails while your guide tells you about the local flora and fauna and natural wildlife. At these lower elevations, the trail can be muddy and quite slippery. We highly recommend gaiters and trekking poles here.

  • Destination: Kilimanjaro Mountain
  • Accommodation: Machame Campsite
  • Meal: All meals and drinks (tea, hot chocolate, coffee, and water)

Elevation: 9,350 ft to 12,500 ft Distance: 5 km| 3 miles Hiking Time: 4-6 hours Habitat: Heath

After a good night’s sleep and a hearty breakfast, we emerge from the rainforest and continue 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. Temperatures begin to drop.

  • Destination: Kilimanjaro Mountain
  • Accommodation: Shira 2 Campsite
  • Meal: All meals and drinks (tea, hot chocolate, coffee, and water)

Elevation: 12,500ft to 13,000ft Distance: 7 km | 4 miles Hiking Time: 4-5 hours Habitat: Alpine Desert Lava Tower to Barranco Camp Habitat: Alpine Desert

Although you end the day around the same elevation as when you began, this day is very important for acclimatization. From Shira Plateau we continue east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the Lava Tower, called the “Shark’s Tooth” (elev. 4650m/15,250ft).

Shortly after the tower, we come to a second junction, which leads to the Arrow Glacier. We then continued to descend overnight at Barranco Camp.

  • Destination: Kilimanjaro Mountain
  • Accommodation: Barranco campsite
  • Meal: All meals and drinks (tea, hot chocolate, coffee, and water)

Elevation: 13,000 ft to 15,331 ft Distance: 9 km | 5 miles Hiking Time: 7-8 hours Habitat: Alpine Desert.

After breakfast, we continue on a steep ridge up to the adventurous Barranco Wall to the Karanga Valley and the junction, which connects, with the Mweka Trail. This is one of the most impressive days to see the power, agility, and strength of your crew zip over this wall with what appears such ease.

We continue up toward Barafu Camp and once reached you have now completed the South Circuit, which offers a variety of breathtaking views of the summit from many different angles. An early dinner and rest as we prepare for summit night.

  • Destination: Kilimanjaro Mountain
  • Accommodation: Barafu Campsite
  • Meal: All meals and drinks (tea, hot chocolate, coffee, and water)

Elevation: 15,331 ft to 19,345 ft Distance: 5 km | 3 miles Hiking Time: 5-6 hours Habitat: the Arctic.

Very early in the morning (around midnight or 2 a.m.), we continued our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. You go towards Stella Point on the crater rim where we begin our push to the summit. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek.

We ascend in the darkness for several hours while taking frequent, but short, breaks. Finally, we arrive at Uhuru Peak- the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa.

Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp Elevation: 19,341 ft to 10,065 ft – Distance: 12 km | 7 miles – Hiking Time: 4 hours – Habitat: Rain Forest.

From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp, stopping at Barafu for lunch. The trail is very rocky and can be quite hard on the knees; trekking poles are helpful. Later in the evening, we enjoyed our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.

  • Destination: Kilimanjaro Mountain
  • Accommodation: Mweka campsite
  • Meal: All meals and drinks (tea, hot chocolate, coffee, and water)

Elevation: 10,065 ft to 5,380 ft Distance: 10 km | 6 miles Hiking Time: 3-4 hours Habitat: Rain Forest

On our last day, we continue the descent to Mweka Gate and collect the summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy.
A vehicle with a driver will meet us at Mweka gate to drive us back to the Lodge.

  • Destination: Kilimanjaro Mountain
  • Accommodation: WeruWeru River Lodge
  • Meal: All meals and drinks (tea, hot chocolate, coffee, and water)

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight
If you have time you can do some shopping for the souvenir before you take your Outbound flight.

  • Destination: Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • Meal: Breakfast, and drinking water

Note: The rates above is per adult age 16 and above

Hotel Rooms Category – 6 Days Machame Route

  • Single room = 1 People
  • Double room = 2 People
  • Twin room = 2 People
  • Triple room = 3 People.
  • Pickup and drop off at Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • 2 nights’ accommodation and meals in Moshi as an outline on the program
  • Transport to the starting point and pick up from exit from Kilimanjaro
  • All park fees (conservation fees, camping fees, crew fees, rescue fees, and other fees collected by Tanzania National Park)
  • Oxygen cylinder and ox meters
  • Complete medical kits
  • Tented accommodation on Mount Kilimanjaro (modern-comfortable 4-season tents)
  • Comfortable sleeping mats
  • Equipment (dining tents, camping table, and chair, crockery, and cutlery)
  • All meals on the hike (Includes energy-rich and highly nutritious meals)
  • Fresh fruits during the hike
  • All drinks on the hike (tea, hot chocolate, coffee, and water)
  • Professional guides, licensed by Kilimanjaro National Park. All our guides have 6+ years of successful mountaineering experience.
  • Professional Chef
  • Support crew (assistance guide and chef, camp master, and porters)
  • Airline tickets
  • Personal Mountain gear
  • Energy bars
  • Entry visa to Tanzania
  • Tip to the crew (it is nowadays expected and you can count $150 per climber)
  • Mountaineering insurance

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