Kilimanjaro Machame Route

Machame Route     7 Nights / 8 Days       Kilimanjaro National Park

Day 1       Kilimanjaro – Moshi

Pick up from Kilimanjaro airport. Transfer to Moshi Town

Early evening pre-climb briefing on the trek

Dinner and overnight at Mountain Inn (HB)

Day 2       Moshi – Machame

After breakfast transfer to Kilimanjaro National Park Gate at Machame

Start the first section of the climb through the mountain forest to Machame Campsite at 10000ft/3000m. Approximate walking time is 5 to 7 hours.

Meals and overnight at Machame camp

Day 3       Shira Camp

Follow the steep ridge across heath and moorland to picnic rock and the Shira plateau, to Shira Campsite at 12500ft/3800m (approx. 5 to 7 hours).

Meals and overnight at Shira camp

Day 4       Barranco

Depart towards Kibo crossing a broad valley then climb to a ridge crest, later cross the scree slopes and a river valley to reach Barranco Campsite 13000ft/3900m. (5-7 hours) Meals and overnight Barranco camp

Day 5       Barafu Camp

After breakfast cross the floor of the Great Barranco Valley, over the Barranco wall to the Karanga River – the last water point on this route. A steep climb over rocky slabs to Barafu Campsite at 15500ft/ 4600m. (8-9 hours)

Dinner and overnight at Barafu camp

Day 6       Mweka Camp

An early start for the summit – Uhuru Peak, which is the highest point in Africa at 19340ft/5896m (6 to 7 hours. Descend via Barafu Campsite through the forest to Mweka Campsite at 10000ft/3000m.

Meals and overnight at Mweka Camp

Day 7       Descend to gate

After breakfast descend through to the park gate at Mweka Wildlife College (3 to 4 hrs)

Met and transferred to Moshi Town

Dinner and overnight at Mountain Inn (HB)

Day 8       Departure

Breakfast at Mountain Inn.

Later transfer to Kilimanjaro airport for your onward flight