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6 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Machame Route

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6 days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

20 people



Are you looking for an adventure experience to limb the highest mountain summit of Africa, this 6-days trek tour is the best choice for you. Via the Machame route to the Kilimanjaro Mountain, you will spend a six days trekking through five diverse climatic zones to reach the peak. You will reach the summit from the southwest and descend via the Mweka route with panoramic views of the region and see the best sunrises and sunsets on Kilimanjaro. All camping equipment, fees, meals and lodge stays are included.  


  • Include lodge stays the night before and after the trek
  • Complete one of the world’s most famous hikes
  • All camping equipment, fees, and meals are included
  • A small group means more attention from your guide

Day 1 - Hotel to Machame Camp

Mount Kilimanjaro

Drive from Moshi to Machame Gate takes about 45 minutes. The journey passes through the village of Machame which is located on the lower slopes of the mountain. We depart the park gate and walk through the rain forest on a winding trail up a ridge. At lower elevations, the trail can be muddy and slippery. Gaiters and trekking poles are a good idea here. We continue a short distance until we reach the Machame Camp.

Day 2 - Machame Camp to Shira Camp

Mount Kilimanjaro

After breakfast we leave the glades of the rain forest and continue on an ascending path, crossing the valley along a steep rocky ridge. The route now turns west onto a river gorge until we arrive at the Shira campsite.

Day 3 - Shira Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp

Mount Kilimanjaro

From the Shira Plateau, we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. Shortly after the tower, we come to the second junction which goes to the Arrow Glacier. Although you end the day around the same elevation as when you began, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.

Day 4 - Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp

Mount Kilimanjaro

After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge up the Barranco Wall (elev. 4250m/13,900ft), through the Karanga Valley (elev. 4050m/13,250ft) to the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. You have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp with views of the summit in the distance.

Day 5 - Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Camp

Mount Kilimanjaro

Very early in the morning (midnight to 2 am), we continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. You head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. At Stella Point, you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see. Faster hikers may view the sunrise from the summit. From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all the way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. Once at Uhuru Peak you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa! From the summit we begin our descent by continuing straight down to the Mweka Camp, stopping at Barafu for lunch. You may want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. We arrive at Mweka Camp and enjoy our last evening on the mountain.

Day 6 - Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate to Hotel

Mount Kilimanjaro

After breakfast, we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Monkey Adventures vehicle will be waiting for you at the Mweka gate to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi (around 60 minutes).

  • All transfers (Airport transfers, to the mountain and back to your Moshi hotel)
  • Professional, experienced, mountain guides
  • Guides, Porters, Cook salaries and park fees
  • Tanzania Visa
  • Personal trekking equipment such as sleepings bags, hiking boots, clothes, etc (available for renting)
  • Tips and gratuities
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