Mountain: Kilimanjaro
Route: Machame
Number of days: 7 Days
Number of nights: 6 Nights
Accommodation type: Camping
Usage frequencies: Busiest Route used by 45% of all Kilimanjaro trekkers
Challenge type:                  Moderate
Note:  A good route with highest success rate to the summit due to longer acclimatization period obtained by serving overnight stay at Karanga or Lava Tower camp

Details by Day

Day 0:  At Arusha, Tanzania

  • Meet our professional guide English/French/Germany language depend with your request,
  • Transfer to Arusha town late afternoon
  • Program briefing with our representatives
  • Check gears
  • Respond to any questions
  • Overnight stay at Hotel in Arusha

Day 1: At Machame Gate

  • Depart by vehicle to machame.
  • At the gate your will meet a team of crew preparing packing camping stuff and registration
  • begin trekking from Machame gate and continue through forest zone to Machame camp
  • Have a picnic lunch with scenic outlook for pretty flora and a graduation of climate zones enroute.
  • Overnight stay at Machame Camp with full board.

Day 2: At Shira Camp

  • Trek to Shira Camp.
  • A picnic lunch is taken on trail.
  • Pass through a passage attracted with plants.
  • Various geologic features can be seen from lava to glacial valleys.
  • Overnight stay at Shira Camp for full board

Day 3: At Barranco

  • Walk high to sleep low through alpine desert and for those that are feeling strong you can even head up to Lava Tower then descending to Barranco camp.
  • Lunch is taken as a picnic lunch enroute.
  • You will experience great acclimatization day!
  • Overnight Barango Camp for full board basis.

Day 4:   At Karanga

  • Trek Barranco wall which get us to a rolling trail on the south-eastern edge of Kibo with excellent view of the Southern Icefields.
  • Trek to the camp at Karanga (4,000 m.).
  • There is abundant time to rest for a short time with optional acclimatization walk in the afternoon up the valley above the camp. [4-5 hours walking]

Day 5: At the South-East Valley

  • Trek the steep Karanga, and then
  • Trek through compacted scree with wide outlook to reach Mweka Junction (4,150 m.).
  • Gradually hike to reach the Barafu campsite (4,600 m.)
  • Resting and acclimatization for the final climb before an early night. [4-5 hours walking]

Day 6:  At Uhuru Peak (5,896 m)

  • Start trekking early in the morning in order to be at the Crater rim by sunrise.
  • The trek over slack volcanic scree which is steeper has several well-graded zig-zags landscapes
  • Rest there for a small amount of to use of the sunrise over Mawenzi.
  • You can make the 2 hour round trip from here along the crater rim to Uhuru Peak (5,896 m.),
  • The retrace to Barafu and continue to go down to reach our final campsite (3,800 m.)
  • Some of us will may be too tired to see the gorgeousness of the forest surrounding the crowded campsite. [11-15 hours walking]

Day 7:  At Mweka Gate

  • A constant descend through lavish green forest with lush bushes takes us to the Mweka Gate and on through coffee and banana farms to Mweka village. [4-6 hours walking]