6 or 7 day Machame Route
6 Days $1,380 USD
7 Days $1,495 USD
Upon your arrival at the Kilimanjaro International Airport our driver will pick you up and drive you to your hotel for the night (Arusha or Moshi).
Day 1: Machame Gate (1,800 m) - Machame Camp (3,000 m)
After being picked up in the morning we proceed to the Machame Gate where you will be introduced to your guide and porters. Once registration is complete, we start our hike/trek (with our picnic lunch) through the rain forest for approximately 4 to 5 hours until we arrive at the Machame Hut. In the late afternoon we walk to a bit higher altitude for acclimatization and then return to Machame Hut for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 2: Machame Camp (3,000 m) - Shira Camp (3,800 m)
This day we head out with our picnic lunch and climb through short Savannah, forest and other vegetation for approximately 4 to 5 hours en route to the Shira Hut where we enjoy dinner and the evening.
Day 3: Shira (3,800 m) - Barranco (3,950 m)
Following breakfast, we take a slow walk through semi glacier and sandy areas (3 to 4 hours) before arriving at the Barranco Hut for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Barranco Hut (3,950m) - Barafu Hut (4,600 m)
This is another day of 4 to hours of glacier trekking before arriving the Barafu Hut for dinner and overnight stay. (15,520 ft)
Note: For the 7-day trek, we add in an acclimatization day and include a 5 km (4-6 hrs) hike to Karanga Valley Camp (3,963 m) on Day 4 and then proceed to Barafu Hut on Day 5. Trekking distance: 4 km (4-5 hours)
Day 5 or 6: Barafu Hut (4,600 m) - Uhuru Peak (5,895 m) - Mweka (3,100 m)
The most exciting day! We awake in the middle of the night (01.00 hour), have a light breakfast and make final preparations before starting our final ascent to the summit. The Stella Point can be reached in approximately 5 to 6 hours with a further ascent to the Uhuru Peak in approximately 45 minutes. After leaving our signature at the peak and a short rest at Barafu Hut, we descend via the Gilmans Point down to Mweka Hut where we enjoy a light breakfast and hours rest. We then continue with our descent down for dinner and an overnight stay at Mweka Hut.
Day 6 or 7: Descend from Mweka Hut to the Park Gate
Following breakfast, we descend from Mweka Hut to the park gate where you are transferred back to your hotel.
Transportation in comfortable and reliable 4-wheel drive vehicles with pop-up roofs for maximum viewing and photography opportunities
Three meals per day unless specified otherwise
Mineral water daily (1.5 liter per person)
Professional trained and experienced English-speaking guides
Medical insurance (available on request - $70 USD per person)
Tips and gratuities