Best Budget Tanzania Safari Operator – Group Joining Safaris


7 Days Machame Route

7 Days Machame Route

7 Days
On a seven-day adventure via the Machame Route to summit Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's tallest peak. This journey offers a diverse range of landscapes, from lush rainforests to alpine deserts, culminating in the rewarding experience of a sunrise summit. Guided by experienced professionals, you'll trek through stunning scenery, acclimatize to high altitudes, and conquer the challenging terrain of this iconic mountain.

5 Trip Highlights

  1. Lush Rainforest Trek to Machame Campsite (Day 1)
    • Begin your journey with a scenic hike through the dense montane forest, where you’ll encounter diverse flora and fauna. The lush environment offers a vibrant start to your Kilimanjaro adventure.
  2. Breathtaking Views from Shira Campsite (Day 2)
    • Trek through valleys and ridges cloaked in heather bushes to reach Shira Campsite. Enjoy panoramic views of Mount Meru, the Shira Plateau, and Kibo Peak, and watch a stunning sunset over the African landscape.
  3. Acclimatization at Lava Tower and Descent to Barranco Camp (Day 3)
    • Climb to Lava Tower at 4,600 meters for crucial acclimatization before descending to Barranco Camp. This day helps your body adjust to the altitude, improving your chances of a successful summit.
  4. Challenging Barranco Wall Ascent (Day 4)
    • Conquer the impressive Barranco Wall, a significant acclimatization step at 4,200 meters. The climb offers breathtaking views and a sense of achievement, followed by a trek through alpine deserts to Karanga Camp.
  5. Summit Success at Uhuru Peak (Day 6)
    • Begin your final ascent under the stars to reach Uhuru Peak at sunrise. Experience the exhilaration of standing at the highest point in Africa, with spectacular views of the surrounding glaciers and landscapes.
This well-planned itinerary ensures proper acclimatization and offers diverse trekking experiences, making your journey to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro both achievable and unforgettable.


You will be met by your driver from our company who will pick you from the hotel after breakfast and drive you to Machame gate. Registration procedures will be followed and then trekking through rain-forest to the Machame camp where your tents will be setup and ready for you to use. Dinner and overnight at the camp.
Hiking time: 5-6hours.
Distance: 10 km.
Habitat: Montane forest.

After breakfast leave the camp and start climbing up by crossing those little valleys and steep rocky ridges cloaked with heather bushes to the western side of this mountain where the camp rest at. Reach this camp and here you can have the majestic Mount Meru views, Shira Plateau views, Kibo Peak views and you can watch the sunset from there, Dinner and stay overnight are at the same camp.
Hiking time: 6-7 hours
Distance: 8km
Habitat: Moorland.

It is a medium acclimatization day so after breakfast start the trekking towards east which leads to a junction to Lava tower rock 4600m for further acclimatization then lunch at Lava tower and after lunch they will continue to Barranco camp. This is a campsite located at the bottom valley of Barranco wall where you stop for dinner and overnight.
Hiking time:6-8 hours
Distance:11 km
Habitat: Moorland.

The morning sees you on the Barranco wall which is at 4200m and a good acclimatization step and then you will be climbing up and own ridges and valleys to reach to Karanga campsite you serve hot lunch there. Post lunch you will relax for a while and take yet another trek for acclimatization on the scree slopes and hike somewhere in the southern ice field. Spend the night again in the camp where you will have dinner.
Hiking time:7-9hours.
Distance: 8 km
Habitat: Alpine Desert

The trek to Barafu Camp Ridge is hard because of altitude on this day. The walk few hours since the distance is not very longexpedition is not really long that is why, but it is very steep and makes almost the slow pace very fatiguing. You will take a trekking on an alpine desert. More than probable a fridged wind filtered through the ice of Kibo peak. After dinner at that altitude (4620m) you go back to your tent and relax until midnight when you start for the final push to the top.
Hiking time: 3-4hours.
Distance: 5km.
Habitat: Alpine Desert

In the small hours of the morning (between midnight and 2 am) we then make our way to the summit located between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. Turn north-west and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the rim of the crater. It is the most difficult and mentally torturous section of the whole trek.
You will stophead to your campsite and you will have skyward just in time for the most spectacular sunrise you are ever likely to see (weather permitting). Uhuru Peak is the highest reach on Mount Kilimanjaro and on the entire continent of Africa. As sunrise reaches the summit first for faster hikers.
We descend to the Mweka Hut camp site for the night, passing by Barafu for lunch. But, the loose gravel going down would are at their best before reaching the gaiters and trekking poles. The mist rains area with higher forest cover and is cold in late evening hours with high moisture content; the need to set up tents right away is definite Mweka Camp; We have a go to and then a rest before we have our last supper on the mountain and go to bed.ine Desert.
Hiking time: 10 – 12 hours
Distance: 15km
Habitat: Desert and ice.

Your final day in the mountains is now//}} You descend down from Barafu Camp after having breakfast to Mweka park gate walking through Montane forest. It is a 3-4 hour descent. Sign off here at the gate and go board the vehicle for your transfer back to the hotel for your certificate presentation and celebration of a job well done.
Hiking time: 3-4 hours
Distance: 9km
Habitat: Montane forest.

What is included in this trek package?

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation before and after the climb
  • Transfer to and from the mountain
  • All park fees, rescue fees and permits
  • Experienced guides, porters, and cook
  • Meals during the trek
  • Camping equipment (tents)

What is excluded in this trek package?

  • International flights
  • Personal climbing gear (sleeping bags, sleeping matts, clothing, boots, etc.)
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Personal expenses