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7 Days Kilimanjaro Climbing Via Machame Route

7 Days Kilimanjaro Climbing Via Machame Route

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

7-Day Mount Kilimanjaro Trek (Machame Route)

The Machame route, also known as the “Whiskey” route, is a six or seven day camping route and is most popular route on Kilimanjaro. This trail offers stunning views, a reasonable challenge, and plenty of time to acclimate, making it a good choice for those who have a bit of extra time in their schedule

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Day by Day

After breakfast, you’ll be picked up and transferred to Machame gate to complete the
registration and meet the rest of the team and commence the climb. The 5-6 hour climb
will take you through the cool and moist rain forest to your first camp amidst the giant

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. | Accommodation: Machame Camp

From the heather, you’ll hike through a steep rocky trail on open land with little to
vegetation. The trail will bring you through plenty of ridges and to the volcanic caldera that
requires a half hour optional afternoon walk to explore. If lucky, Eland herds will be on the

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. | Accommodation: Shira Camp

Hike over boulders and volcanic rocks with a clear view of the western glaciers across the
high-altitude desert while heading towards the lava tower where we’ll stop for lunch (if
interested you can climb up the lava tower (4526m). Afterwards we’ll descend for about
two hours to Barranco Valley (3962m). This climb and descending will help with
acclimatization maximizing the chances for you to reach summit.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. | Accommodation: Barranco camp


Today will be a short day, In the morning after breakfast, a steep and tricky climb up the
Barranco wall will greet you, you might need your hands to reach and steady yourself a bit
like a rock climber. Once atop of the wall you’ll have a magnificent view of the Barranco
valley and a sight of the camp you spent the previous night in. You’ll make your way
through the greener valley known to be the last water point to the mountain and ultimately
reaching at Karanga Valley Camp at around lunch hours. Take afternoon walks with your
guide for fantastic views of the southern walls of Kibo and deep glacier valleys.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. | Accommodation: Karanga Valley Camp

This short and steep uphill climb will take you past the Decken’s Glacier (placing it on our
left), give you a fantastic view of Mawenzi peak and take you up a steep ridge to your final
camp nested high up on the rocks (4328m). We will at the camp by lunch time and have
enough time to rest in preparation for the summit attempt. In the evening this camp offers
splendid views of Mawenzi amid the strong wind that rip over the camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. | Accommodation: Barafu Campsite

Hiking will start at around midnight so as to reach Stella point on the crater rim for sunrise
where the lava field are like loose sand hence stealing half a step from you with each you
take. A break every 15 minutes is normal in this section as the climb gets more demanding
both mentally and physically.
A one hour climb after sunrise will bring us to Uhuru peak (5904) the highest point in the
continent. From there we will start our 6hrs decent to Mweka camp (3075m). This long and
hard day will tire you yet leave you absolutely happy knowing that you did it.
Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner. | Accommodation: Mweka camp

The final day of the hike will take between 4 and 5 hours taking us all the way back to the
pack gate. Check out will follow along with receiving our Kilimanjaro climbing certificates as
well as saying our goodbyes to the mountain crew members. From there, you’ll be
transferred back to your hotel for a hot shower, dinner and a much needed rest.

Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner. | Accommodation: Karibu Heritage house.


  • 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, 7 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.

We can help you select a flight

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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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