Kilimanjaro Climbing Machame Route (6N/7D)


Any physically fit person can climb Mt. Kilimanjaro.. No climbing experience is necessary to get you to the top of Africa's highest mountain 5,895M (19,340FT) with its magnificent gleaming glaciers, Flora and Fauna. Mt. Kilimanjaro can be climbed any time of the year but there are two rainy seasons - late March to mid June and November. The best months are December, January to March and July to October usually dry and minimum clouds..

Destination: Kilimanjaro

Duration: 6 Nights / 7 Days

What's Included

  • Park fees.
  • All accommodation
  • All activities
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation
  • All Taxes and VAT
  • All transfers
  • Drinking water


  • International flights
  • Additional accommodation
  • Tips
  • Personal items
  • Government imposed taxes / park fees

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi- Arusha/Moshi
This is a crucial day and after morning breakfast in your Nairobi hotel you’ll be met and driven to the bus station which departs Nairobi by 7:45 am east Africa time and on ward through Namanga boarder where together with other travelers will have a brief stop for the visa and after immigration formalities, the guest will be driven safely to Arusha or moshi where my manager in Arusha Benjamin will meet you and drive you to the arusha tourist inn which is booked on bed and breakfast basis. The rest of the afternoon spent at leisure and sorting all that you don’t have for the trek

Day 2:
Machame Gate(1,634 m/5,363 ft) toMachame Hut(2,834 m/9,300 ft)
Hike time: 7.5 hrs
Elevation change: +1,200 m/+3,937 ft
Estimated distance: 10km/6.21 miles
Final elevation: ,3100 m/10,170 ft
Intitially the trails threads through cloud forest and it is not improbable that you will be climbing in rain and mud most of the day before arriving at Machame Camp in late afternoon. Conditions on this day are fairly steep which achieved an elevation wherein your body will begin to feel the early effects of altitude.

Day 3:
Hike time: 7 hrs
Elevation change: +800 m/+3,000 ft
Estimated distance: 6km/3.75 miles
Final elevation: 3,800 m/12,467 ft
The trail emerged early from the cloud forest and most of the day is spent on moorlands before reaching the famous views of the Shira Plateau and later the Shira Camp. The climb on this day is not as steep as the day previous, but this night islikely to be cold- probably a little below freezing.

Day 4:
Shira Hut(3,749 m/12,300 ft) toBarranco Hut(3,901 m/12,800 ft)
Hike time: 5 hrs
Elevation change: +100 m/+328 ft
Estimated distance:
Final elevation: 3,900 m/12,800 ft
The morning climb is somewhat steep on this day as you climb to Lava Tower at 4,600 meters at midday before descending again on the scenic route to Barranco Camp. This is a great example of the climb high/sleep low rule that helps people acclimatize safely.

Day 5:
Barranco Hut(3,900 m/12,800 ft) toKaranga Valley (3,963 m/13,000 ft)
Hike time: 3.5 hrs
Elevation change: +100 m/+328 ft
Estimated distance: 4km/2.5 miles
Final elevation: 3,963 m/13,000 ft
You climb the Great Barranco Wall, which looks more intimidating than it really is, and down into the Karanga Valley. This day has many ups and downs and crosses many small streams before crossing the Karanga River just before camp.

Day 6:
Karanga Valley(3,963 m/13,000 ft) toBarafu Hut (4,600 m/15,091 ft)
Hike time: 3.5 hrs
Elevation change: +600 m/+1,968 ft
Estimated distance: 4km/2.5 miles
Final elevation: 4,600 m/15,091 ft
Today the route moves through rocky and otherwise barren terrain on your way to Barafu Camp. The camp is in another cold and windy area, but you’ll only be sleeping from around 7 p.m. until 11: 30 p.m. or so thanks to the summit climb commencing at midnight.

Day 7:
Barafu Camp(4,600m/15,091 ft) to The Summit (5,896 m/19,343 ft) and then toMweka Camp(3,100 m/10,170 ft)
Summit time: 7 hrs
Elevation change: +1,300 m/+4,265 ft
Estimated distance: 5km/3.2 miles
Final elevation: 5,896 m/19,343 ft
Descent time: 5 hrs
Elevation change: -2,800 m/-9,186 ft
Estimated distance: 12km/7.5 miles
Final elevation: 3,100 m, 10,170 ft
Today kicks off at midnight with by far the most challenging 6-hour section of entire climb as you reach Stella Point around sunrise. After a short rest you’ll probably be walking in snow for the next two hours until you reach Uhuru Peak, AKA the summit! After enjoying the moment briefly you will begin your descent to the Mweka Camp back under cover of the cloud forest, about and 8 hour trek including a quick rest midway.

Day 8:
Mweka Hut (3,100 m/10,170 ft) to Mweka Gate (1,828 m/6,000 ft)
Descent time: 4 hrs
Elevation change: -1,250 m/-4,101 ft
Estimated distance: 10km/6.21
Final elevation: 1,828 m/6,000 ft
After the previous day you’ll deserve this short and very scenic descent of about 4 hours down to the Mweka Gate, where you’ll sign the register to make your climb official.

The 6-day version

On 6-day climbs on the Machame Route days 5 and 6 are combined into one. Again, as appealing as it might sound to go up as fast as possible, the experienced guides recommend taking the extra day. It not only lets you enjoy the scenery longer, but statistics show climbers have a better chance of safely reaching the summit with the extra day to acclimatize.

The 7 days version is $ 1,250 us dollars only per person and a 6 days version is $ 1100 us dollars only per person for the entire period.

Recommended Mountain Clothing

¨ Warm, windproof jacket with hood
¨ Waterproof Jacket and over trousers
¨ Walking trousers, shirts and pullover
¨ Warm underwear
¨ Walking socks
¨ Good comfortable walking boots
¨ Raining shoes (for evening)
¨ Gaiters
¨ Sun hat & sun glasses
¨ Warm hat or balaclava
¨ Scarf

Recommended Mountain Equipment

¨ Good warm sleeping bag
¨ Water bottle (2 liters)
¨ Water purification tablets / solutions (and filter)
¨ Wash kit and towel Toilet paper
¨ Sun glasses
¨ Torch
¨ First aid kit (including blister plasters, headache tablets, sun cream, lip salve, personal, medication)
¨ Walking pole(s)
¨ Rescue blanket
¨ Emergency whistle

It is advisable to pack your clothing and equipment into a waterproof


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