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6-Day Mount Kilimanjaro Trek (Machame Route)

6-Day Mount Kilimanjaro Trek (Machame Route)

*Price p.p. incl. • Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees.

6-Day Mount Kilimanjaro Trek (Machame Route)

 The Machame route is now the most famous and better suited for adventurous people and those with hiking experience. The Machame trail, popularly known as the Whisky Route, is one of Kilimanjaro’s most scenic and highly recommended treks. The minimum days required for this route is 6 days though seven can be recommended. For those interested in a scenic view and hiking challenge Machame is the best combination. We provide FREE massage at every end of your hiking.

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Day by Day

We depart Arusha to Kilimanjaro National Park and complete all the required formalities before we begin our trek through the beautiful thick forest that clothes the lower reaches of Kilimanjaro.
Hiking for 5 to 6 hours you will spot wildlife such as the blue colobus monkey and a variety of bird species along the way. Machame Camp (3,000 meters), is where you will end your day. Your porters and cook will be waiting for you, for a hot bath and meals to reenergize you for the next day.

• Elevation: 1811m/5942ft to 3021m/9911ft
• Altitude gained: 1210m
• Habitat: Rainforest
• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
• Accommodation: Machame Camp
• Hiking: 5-6 hours

Today you will be up bright and early, though it’s a shorter day of climbing. The rainy forest gives way to open moorlands on this day, thereby making a completely different climbing adventure.

Around midafternoon you will arrive at Shira Camp, providing you with enough time to relax and absorb the beautiful view of Kibo Glacier.

• Elevation: 3021m/9911ft to 3839m/12,595ft
• Altitude gained: 818m
• Habitat: moorland
• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
• Accommodation: Shira Camp
• Hiking: 4-5 hours.

A 300 feet volcanic rock formation will be your first intimidating challenge for the day, you will begin this unique milestone immediately after you’re done with breakfast.
After you are done with this challenging landmark you will slowly descend to Barranco camp 4,500 meters above sea level.
Considered by many the most beautiful camp in Kilimanjaro, Barranco camp will be your base for the night.
• Elevation: 3839m/12,595ft to 3986m/13,077ft
• Altitude gained: 147m
• Habitat: semi-desert
• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
• Accommodation: Shira Camp
• Hiking: 5-6 hours.

DAY FOUR: Barranco – Barafu Camp.
Today will be your 1st real taste of mountain climbing, as you challenge yourself to a bit of old-school rock climbing through the Barranco wall.
After this fearless challenge, you will carry on towards the great Karanga Valley, where you will rest and stop for Lunch.
Barafu Camp will be excited to see you after a tasty meal and a 2 to 3-hour hike.
You will be served an energizing mountain meal and plenty of water before turning in for the evening as you will be summiting tomorrow.

• Elevation: 3986m/13,077ft to 4034m/13,235ft to 4662m/15,295ft
• Altitude gained: 676m
• Habitat: Alpine Desert
• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
• Accommodation: Barafu Camp
• Hiking: 6-8 hours.

Just after midnight, our professional guides will wake you up with a cup of tea and a light meal for energy as you dress and get ready for the adventure ahead.

You will be hiking in pitch darkness for 5 to six hours, so take it easy and you will make it to Stella point a few hours before sunrise. From here, there will be additional two hours of extreme hiking before you achieve your ultimate objective: Uhuru Peak.

Standing at 5985 meters you will be able to experience an amazing sunrise and absorb a spectacular panoramic view.

You will now begin your walk down to Barafu Camp after snapping beautiful shots, where you will stop for lunch and celebration.
And after a beautiful and well-earned rest, you will continue down to Mweka Camp for dinner and overnight.

• Elevation: 4662m/15,295ft to 5895m/19,341ft
• Altitude gained: 1233m
• Descent to 3106m/10,190ft
• Altitude lost: 2789m
• Habitat: Glaciers, snowcapped summit
• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Today is a day of fun, joy, and extreme celebration as you will enjoy your final meal on the mountain before you climb down to Mweka Gate

While at Mweka Gate you will again celebrate with your Guides, Potters, and the Cook for the well-deserved climb. Tips are recommended as well.
Your driver will then drive you to your accommodation in either Moshi or Arusha for a well-deserved rest o we drive you at the airport.
• Elevation: 3106m/10,190ft to 1633m/5358ft
• Altitude lost: 1473m
• Habitat: Rainforest
• Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
• Hiking: 3-4hours.


  • Quality, waterproof mountain sleeping tents
  • Professional, experienced, mountain guides
  • All Park fees and Rescue fees
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Arrival and Departure transfers
  • Accommodation before and after trekking at Karibu Heritage House
  • Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
  • Mess tents with table and chairs
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
  • Clean, purified drinking water
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters
  • Sleeping Mattress, 6 Days Kilimanjaro climbing Machame route


  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

World Heritage Sites by UNESCO

Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Serengeti National Park have been designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites because of their unmatched beauty.


The most recent Land Cruisers are in our fleet (all newest - manufactured in 2016-2022). Each vehicle has a refrigerator, power outlet, comfortable seats, and WiFi.


Lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo, and elephant are among the Big Five safari species that are certain to be encountered several times.

Getting There

This tour starts in Arusha

There is a free transfer option to and from the airport.

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Before and after the tour, we can arrange for additional accommodation in Arusha

Fly to/from Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO - Check price) near Arusha. Or fly to/from Arusha Airport (ARK - Check price) via Dar es Salaam or Nairobi (Kenya


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Your options if plans change

We understand these are uncertain times and want to make sure you feel confident about your options if your plans change.

We allows date changes to be made within our Credit for Future Tours policy.

If you’re uncertain about when you’ll be able to travel in the future, you can convert your existing payments to credit. This way you won’t lose any of your money to potential cancellation fees. We’ll keep your money safe and you’ll be able to book your tour when you’re ready.

Cancellation of a booking or failure to join a tour will result in a retention of funds by Kanje grand tours. As follows: Upon receipt of written cancellation by any member of the tour indicated on this reservation 30 days or longer prior to departure, 20% of the reservation of the cancelling party will be retained by Great Lake Expedition and the balance of the package price refunded. If a cancellation is received at least 14 days and up to 29 days prior to departure, 50% of the package price will be retained by Great Lake Expedition. If a cancellation is received less than 14 days prior to departure, 100% of the total package price will be retained by Great Lake Expedition and all outstanding payment will become payable immediately. Should the cancelling party be able to find a replacement for themselves no less than 14 days prior to departure and the replacement completes this booking form individually, no retention of funds will take place. However, should no replacement be found by 14 days prior to departure, a 100% cancellation penalty will apply to the canceling party. Great Lake Expedition and its agents reserve the right to terminate, at their discretion and with immediate effect, the participation of any person on the tour