Itinerary Overview

  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Category:  Kilimanjaro trekking
  • Destinations: Kilimanjaro mountain via Machame route
  • Tour Guides Language: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian,
  • Start in: Moshi
  • End in: Moshi
  • Recommended items: digital camera, binoculars, light clothes, safari boots, mosquito repellants, sun glasses, extra batteries, day back etc
  • Extra info: Provide porters and cookers to assist hikers while on the mountain

Itinerary Details

Day 1: Transfer from Moshi to Machame Gate 1,790 m

  • Have a hot breakfast in your hotel early in the morning
  • Then drive two hours to Machame gate
  • Perform registration formalities at the gate
  • After completing registration then Kilimanjaro trekking begins here
  • After only a few steps, you can immerse yourself in dense mountain rainforest with its huge primeval forest trees, ferns, moss rugs, vines and lichens
  • On your way you might even be lucky to see the black and white colobus monkeys in the treetops
  • After about 5-6 hours you reach Machame Camp
  • The Machame Camp is located just above the tree line at 3010m
  • Here you will have dinner and your first night in a tent at Kilimanjaro Machame Camp

Day 2: Machame Camp 3,010 m To New Shira Camp 3,845 m

  • After the early morning breakfast start from Machame Camp, you first pass through the heath and moor areas
  • The trail becomes stony and the landscape more open, so that the summit region of Kilimanjaro Mountain is soon to be seen
  • We will have a short trekking than the day before
  • You will reach at noon at the expansive Shira plateau
  • The camp offers breathtaking views of the summit region of Kilimanjaro especially at sunset, when the cliffs and hanging glaciers of the Kibos are bathed in warm evening light.
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at Shira Camp

Day 3:  Shira Camp 3,845 m To Lava Tower 4,640m To Barranco Camp 3,960m

  • After breakfast you will trek up to Lava Tower
  • You will see Kibo summit from the distance as you continue to trek uphill
  • At laver Tower you will have short rest allowing your body to acclimatize at an altitude of 4,640m
  • Continue hiking down to Barranco
  • There is advance of climb higher and sleep low maximizing chance for not getting altitude sickness on the mountain as your body react to changes in Altitude
  • As you go through different vegetation change from moorland to arid zones doted by giant Senecias and smaller Lobelia plants
  • After trekking for about 6 to 7 hours you will reach the Barranco Camp
  • Barranco Camp offers the best views of the snow-capped of the mountain’s summit
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at the Barranco Camp

Day 4: Trek From Barranco Camp 3,960 m To Karanga Camp 4,035 m

  •  Have breakfast early in the morning and start a trek uphill
  • Trek up ward to undertake the Barranco Wall
  • You do not have to climb properly on this passage, but you always need your hands to hold on
  • Guide will accompany you and help you when you need them
  • By ascending and descending you allow your body to get used to the altitude
  • Enjoy fantastic views and reach Karanga Camp for 3-4 hours, where you can have dinner and spend the night in tents.

Day 5: Trek from Barranco Camp 3,960m to Barafu Camp 4,640m

  • Have a breakfast early in the morning and continue with the trekking
  • The steepest and famous Barranco wall is perhaps the steepest part of the whole climb
  • Even though there is no technical climbing is needed, some places require hands using for a better clasp and to pulling yourself up
  • The scene is extremely arid and the ground cracks like glass under your boots
  • As you make your way through the afro-alpine dessert to the stony Barafu Camp, you are not too far from the view of the peak
  • The Barafu Camp with its rocky landscape allows for an eye-catching view of Mawenzi Peak and the summit trail in front
  • Have an early dinner and last minute preparation for tomorrow, you will go to bed for resting to prepare to conquer the summit


Day 6:  Barafu Camp 4,640m to Uhuru Peak 5,895m to Mweka Camp 3,080m

  • In the midnight guide will awake you and have breakfast with some hot tea and biscuits in arranging to get you prepared for the summit attempts
  • You will trek in a north-western course through dense scree toward Stella Point, arriving there in about five to seven hours
  • At Stella Point you may rest if required before taking on another one to two hour hike along the crater rim to Uhuru Peak
  • Have a magnificent views as you stand on top of Africa
  • After taking as much pictures as you can, you will leave behind the shiny glaciers and snow-white peak and make your way back down to Barafu Camp
  • At Barafu Camp you will have time to grasp your breath before heading further down to Mweka Gate (3,080m)
  • Have a delicious dinner and an overnight stay here

Day 7: Mweka Camp 3,080m To Mweka Gate 1,630m To Arusha

  • After an energetic breakfast and a parting ceremony you will start your final descent to Mweka Gate where you will collect your summit certificate
  • A relaxed two to three hours walk will take you through the flourishing rainforest
  • Reaching Mweka Gate you will meet our transfer driver waiting for you, who will take you back to lodge/hotel in Moshi
  • The rest of the day is for you to enjoy a long shower, leap in the swimming pool or just relax at the bar or explore the town of Moshi
  • Dinner and overnight stay at lodge/hotel in Moshi


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