Mount Kilimanjaro - Machame Route
6 Days 5 Nights
Machame is the second most popular route on the mountain. The route takes approximately six days and starts in the south-west of the Mountain at the Machame Gate. The descent is down Mweka, southeastern side of Mount Kilimanjaro. Machame offers great views and visits to stunning places such as Shira Plateau, Barranco and Lava Tower.
The Route leads through forest, moorland, semi desert landscape and alpine desert.
Machame is ideal for those, who are capable of hiking over extended periods of time on sometimes steep terrain.
Machame Gate – Machame Camp
In the morning we will leave Arusha and drive towards the Machame Gate, where we will start the trekking.
Hiking time: 5-7 hours
Altitude: 1.640m/5.380ft – 2.850m/9.350ft
Machame Camp – Shira 2 Camp
Hiking time: 4-6 hours
Altitude: 2.850m/9.350ft – 3.810m/12.500ft
Shira 2 Camp – Lava Tower – Barranco camp
Hiking time: 6-8 hours
Altitude: 3.810m/12.500ft – 4.630m/15.190ft – 3.976m/13.044ft
Barranco camp – Barafu Camp
Hiking time: 7 hours
Altitude: 3.976m/13.044ft – 4.673m/15.331ft
Barafu Camp – Uhuru Peak – Mweka Camp
Hiking time: 8 hours to reach Uhuru Peak, 7 – 8 hours to descend to Mweka
Altitude: 4.673m/15.331ft – 5.895m/19.341ft – 3.086m/10.065ft
Mweka camp – Mweka Gate
Hiking time: 3 hours
Altitude: 3.086m/10.065ft – 1.640m/5.380m
After descending you will be picked up from your driver and drive back to Arusha.
Transportation to and from the Gate
All meals for vegetarian/non-vegetarian
Accommodation in tents
Park fees and government levies
English speaking mountain guide and assistant guides
First aid kit including oxygen kit
All camping gear
Personal mountain climbing gear
Items of personal use
Personal travel insurances
Tips to guides, porters and cook