7-days Mount Kilimanjaro on Machame Route Trek
7-days Mount Kilimanjaro on Machame Route Trek

7-days Mount Kilimanjaro on Machame Route Trek

9 days

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Trek Mount Kilimanjaro on the popular Machame route

Ready to bag the tallest summit in all of Africa? The 7-days Mount Kilimanjaro on Machame Route tour is the way to go! Nicknamed the “Whiskey” route, the Machame route is one of the most popular ways to trek Mount Kilimanjaro. This weeklong tour gives you more time to acclimatize to the elevation, making the summit even more reachable. Expect unreal scenery and an incredible sense of accomplishment!

Leave all the details of your trek to the experienced guides, porters, and cooks whose services are all included in your tour. Everything you’ll need to camp on the mountain will also be provided, so you don’t have to worry about your tent, sleeping mattress or even table and chairs for mealtime. You’ll be trekking the Southern Circuit, which will give you the chance to see the Uhuru Peak from every angle. That’s only a small part of the epic scenery you’ll experience during your trek! A few other special sights are the Shira Plateau, Lava Tower and the Barranco Wall. All of those will have a hard time competing with the sunrise from the Stella Plateau and the view from the summit! Take on the adventure of a lifetime on the 7-days Mount Kilimanjaro on Machame Route tour!

Highlights of the 7-days Mount Kilimanjaro on Machame Route Trek

Trek up to the summit of Africa’s tallest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro.
Spend 6 nights sleeping under a vast canopy fg stars on the mountainside.
Wake up early for a sunrise you’ll never forget from Stella Point.
Enjoy each day at a comfortable pace with more time to acclimatize, increasing your chances of success.

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From $1,841USD
9 days
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7-days Mount Kilimanjaro on Machame Route Trek

7-days Mount Kilimanjaro on Machame Route Itinerary

Day 1 Pre-trek briefing

Your pre-trek briefing will happen the day before you start your clime, after your arrival and transfer to the hotel. During this briefing, you’ll meet your guides and have your gear assessed so that any equipment rentals required can be arranged locally. Add an optional hotel night and airport transfers from either Moshi airport (ARK) or Kilimanjaro International Airport (JNB) for an easy arrival!
Overnight Location: Hotel in Moshi
Distance: None
Meals: None

Day 2 Hit the trail at the Machame Gate

You’ll be picked up this morning at your hotel in Moshi for a drive to the trailhead at Machame Gate. Your trek today winds through the rainforest and up the ridge to where you’ll spend your first night on the mountain at Machame Camp.
Overnight Location: Camping on Mount Kilimanjaro (3,026m / 9,927ft)
Distance: 5 to 6 hours, 11 km, 1220m elevation gain
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3 Hike the ridge to Shira Camp

Today the scenery you trek through will only get more impressive the higher you climb. As the rainforest recedes, you’ll climb the dramatic ridge to Shira Plateau where you’ll be camping for the night.
Overnight Location: Camping on Mount Kilimanjaro (3,766m / 12,355ft)
Distance: 4 to 5 hours, 5 km, 800m elevation gain
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4 Trek past the Lava Tower to Barranco Camp

This morning will be a strenuous trek to the Lava Tower. You can even climb this 100m volcanic plug, otherwise known as “Shark Tooth”. After lunch, you’ll get a break from the higher altitude as you descend into Barranco Valley. Enjoy the fantastic view of Mount Kibo and the southern glaciers from tonight’s resting place at Barranco Camp.
Overnight Location: Camping on Mount Kilimanjaro (3,983m / 13,067ft)
Distance: 5 to 6 hours, 10 km, 863m of ascent, 646m of descent
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5 Climb the Barranco Wall and descend to Karanga Camp

Yesterday you caught sight of the impressive Barranco Wall, and today you will climb over it! Not to worry, you don’t need any technical climbing skills to reach the top. Although you may need to use your hands for balance in some sections, it just takes determination and your feet to reach the top. Enjoy the view, then you’ll be hiking back down the valley to Karanga Camp for the night.
Overnight Location: Camping on Mount Kilimanjaro (3,983m / 13,067ft)
Distance: 3 to 4 hours, 5 km, 846m of ascent, 655m of descent
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6 Trek to Barafu Camp

Today will be a shorter day on the trail through the somewhat desolate volcanic desert. You may find the effects of the altitude making the day more challenging as you get acclimatized. Rest well tonight at Barafu Camp, as you’ll have a very early wake up call!
Overnight Location: Camping on Mount Kilimanjaro (4,550m / 14,928ft)
Distance: 3 to 4 hours, 4 km, 650m of ascent
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 7 Stella Point sunrise and final ascent to summit

You’ll want to wear your headlamp when you hit the trail sometime around midnight this morning. The early start ensures you’ll arrive at Stella Point for an incredible sunrise. The elevation and tricky footing through heavy scree and snow on the last stretch of your ascent will all be a challenge, but it’ll be worth it soon. When you reach the top of Uhuru Peak you’ll have earned the breathtaking view from the highest point in all of Africa! This afternoon you’ll be hiking back down to a much more comfortable altitude to spend the night at Mweka Camp.
Overnight Location: Camping on Mount Kilimanjaro (3,110m / 10,203ft)
Distance: 10 to 13 hours, 18km, 1,195m of ascent, 2,805m of descent
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 8 Return to Mweka Gate and back to Moshi

Today is your last day on the mountain as you trek down back into the warmer rainforest climate. You’ll receive your summit certificate on your arrival at Mweka Gate. Here you’ll meet the vehicle that will return you to your hotel in Moshi. Well done!
Overnight Location: Hotel in Moshi
Distance: 3 to 4 hours, 10km, 1410m of descent
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 9 Departure day

Today, after breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your return flight. Goodbye, Tanzania!
Overnight Location: None
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast

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7-days Mount Kilimanjaro on Machame Route Price and Dates

This guided trek to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro can be run as a custom tour for your group, in which case the price depends on the size of your group. If you choose to join an existing group, the price is fixed.

The best time to travel to Tanzania to climb Kilimanjaro is during the driest months of the year, which tend to be December-mid March and June-October.

Private Guided 7-days Mount Kilimanjaro on Machame Route

Have your own private tour with just your group! Prices below are per person:

  • Guided Group of 1: $2,082 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 2: $1,862 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 3: $1,804 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 4: $1,772 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 5: $1,789 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 6-7: $1,774 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 8+: $1,762 USD per person

Join a Group Tour on the 7-days Mount Kilimanjaro on Machame Route Tour

Make new friends and join a group climbing Mount Kilimanjaro! You can also inquire with your preferred dates to create the group and let others join in. Prices below are per person:

Jun 22, 2021
Jun 30, 2021
From Moshi, Tanzania
To Moshi, Tanzania
USD$1,841
9 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Aug 14, 2021
Aug 22, 2021
From Moshi, Tanzania
To Moshi, Tanzania
USD$1,841
9 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Sep 17, 2021
Sep 25, 2021
From Moshi, Tanzania
To Moshi, Tanzania
USD$1,841
9 days / 5+ Spaces Left

Accommodation for the 7-days Mount Kilimanjaro on Machame Route Tour

All the included accommodations are camping tents at designated camps along the trail. Tents are good quality and waterproof with a sleeping mattress. The provided tents are double occupancy. Private tents and private toilets can be rented as additional gear. Small group mess tents with tables and chairs are provided as well. You’ll also spend two nights (before the tour and one night after the tour) in Moshi.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement to have a single room while in the hotels (please enquire about the pricing). You can also pay a supplement of $5 USD per day to have a private tent.

Hotels on Standard Tour

K's Lodge in Moshi

This beautiful lodge near Moshi is a perfect spot to relax before and after your adventure to Kilimanjaro. Cozy rooms, nice area and all the amenities needed to guarantee comfortable stay!

Night 2

Machame Camp

Machame Camp is a well-organized camp just outside the tropical forest area at 3,000m. There are views of the peak. There are splendid sunset views on Mount Meru.

Night 3

Shira Camp

After cresting the dramatic Shira Ridge, you'll see why people rave about the views from the plateau. This is where you'll find Shira Camp.

Night 4

Barranco Camp

Barranco Camp is set in a rocky valley. Hopefully the view of the Barranco Wall in the distance will help motivate you for the upcoming journey.

Night 5

Karanga Camp

Set high just above the beautiful Karanga Valley, this site is a great place to explore or relax at the end of another long day on the trail.

Night 6

Barafu Camp

Tonight, you’re sleeping at over 4,600m above sea level with the summit in sight.

Night 7

Mweka Camp

You’ll enjoy an abundance of fresh air at the much lower altitude Mweka Camp, where you’ll celebrate your climb with fellow campers.

K's Lodge in Moshi

This beautiful lodge near Moshi is a perfect spot to relax before and after your adventure to Kilimanjaro. Cozy rooms, nice area and all the amenities needed to guarantee comfortable stay!

What’s included in the 7-days Mount Kilimanjaro on Machame Route Tour?

Meals

8 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners are included. Purified drinking water is also included.

Accommodations

Tented accommodation for 6 nights is included. 2 nights in Moshi (before and after the tour) are included too.

Transportation during the Tour

This tour includes all the airport transfers and the transfers between Moshi and the trailhead before and after the tour.

Also Included

  • Experienced mountain guides
  • Porter and cook
  • Park fees
  • Quality four-season tents (based on twin share)
  • Sleeping mattress
  • Emergency oxygen cylinder
  • Mess tents with table and chairs
  • Conservation, camping and rescue fees
  • VAT (18% charged by the government)

Not included

  • Visas if required
  • Flights to and from Tanzania
  • Personal equipment such as sleeping bag, trekking poles, etc. (rental options are available)
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals not listed in the itinerary
  • Alcoholic beverages

Optional Extras

  • Extra nights in Moshi or Arusha
  • Private toilet rental added to your gear: $100 USD
  • Additional equipment rentals (available locally)

Frequently Asked Questions about 7-days Mount Kilimanjaro on Machame Route Trek

Monkey Adventures is an East African (Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda) operator offering Safari Tours, Kilimanjaro climbs, and Gorilla tracking (Uganda). They have offices in Kenya, Tanzania & Uganda. The company offers Kilimanjaro climbs over different routes with a duration of 5 days to 9 days and all their departures are guaranteed. You can opt for a group joining trek (depending on if there is a group on that day) or a private trek just for your group.

Monkey Adventures is proud to share that the Tanzania National Parks Authority, Government of Tanzania recently presented them with the "Best Tour Operator" award for 2018/2019 and the company has also been recognized as the Travellers' Choice Winner - 2020 by Tripadvisor. In the past, Monkey Adventures have also won the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2018 and 2019.

Monkey Adventures guides hold certifications such as Kilimanjaro Guide Licence, Wilderness First Aid Responder, Tourism College Certificates, Kilimanjaro search and rescue, High altitude Medicine Skills Acquisition Program for Mountain Guide, and more.

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Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 5 / 5. The Machame route is not technically difficult but is very strenuous with some steep sections and challenging footing. The high elevation can add an additional challenge.

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