Mt. Kilimanjaro : Machame Route

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Mt. Kilimanjaro : Machame Route

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Destination for this trip:

Arusha, Tanzania; Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Length of trip:

6 days

Approximate price of this trip per person:

from $ 0 to $ 2000

Best travel dates to go:

Any time.

Detailed Description of this trip:

The most beautiful, but Technical, climbing skills required, is now often booked by many - a bit more expensive but worth it for frequent climbers. The climb crossing the breath rain forest gives you an open view of the glacier when you reach the Shira Plateau situated in the middle of the moorlands.

Trip Properties:

Trip Itinerary:

  • Day 1 - Kilimanjaro

    Machame Gate {1800m} - Machame Hut {3000m}
    Private Car Service

    Arrive to the Machame Gate in a 4WD vehicle, introduction to your guide and porters.


    Return to Machame Hut for dinner and overnight.

  • Day 2 - On Foot

    Machame Hut {3000m} - Shira Hut {3800m}

    After breakfast, start climb through short Savannah forest and other vegetation for approximately 4 to 5 hrs, with picnic lunch en route.


    Arrive in the afternoon at the Shira Hut for dinner and overnight.

  • Day 3 - On Foot

    Shira Hut {3800m} - Barranco Hut {3950m}

    After breakfast a slow walk through semiglacier and sandy areas with picnic lunch 3 to 4 hrs before arriving at the Barranco Hut for dinner and overnight.

  • Day 4 - On Foot

    Barranco Hut {3950m} - Barafu Hut {4600m}

    After breakfast, with picnic lunch enroute climb through glaciers for approximately 4 to 5 hours.


    Arrive the Barafu Hut for dinner and overnight.

  • Day 5 - On Foot

    Barafu Hut {4600m} - Stella Point {5750m} - UHURU PEAK {5895m}.

    An early wake up call around 01.00hrs for preparation and light breakfast before starting final ascent to the summit i.e either the Stella Point reached in approximately 5 to 6 hrs and a further ascent to the Uhuru Peak reached in another approx 45minutes. After signing and short rest at barafu hut descend via the Gilmans Point down to Mweka hut for an hours rest with light breakfast.


    Then descent down for dinner and overnight at Mweka hut.

  • Day 6 - Arusha

    Private Car Service

    Final descent to the Mweka gate and transfers to Arusha.

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