7 Days Kilimanjaro Machame Climbing Route

7 Days Kilimanjaro Machame Climbing Route

climbing the world famous grandfather of them all, Mount Kilimanjaro, the glacier-capped "Shining Mountain" which rises from the clouds, 5895 meters above the rolling plains of northern Tanzania. It is the highest stand-alone mountain in the world and must not be underestimated.

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Also known as the “Whiskey” route, the Machame route is now the most popular ascent route on Mt Kilimanjaro. Compared with the Marangu route, the walking days on the Machame route are longer and the walks are steeper. However, the scenery is spectacular and landscape interesting. The Machame route is considered a difficult route, and is better suited for more adventurous trekkers and those with some hiking or backpacking experience. The Machame route is scenically beautiful and varied. However, due to its popularity there are increased numbers of trekkers, it loses some of its splendour. The Machame route approaches the summit from the southwest and descends using the Mweka route, rewarding climbers with views of the expansive Shira Plateau, an optional scramble up Lava Tower, a climb up the Great Barranco wall, and a traverse underneath Kilimanjaro’s southern ice field. After arrival at your hotel in Moshi, you will rest. And later there will be a meeting with the your guide for briefing about your trek and Mt Kilimanjaro. After finish to the briefing he will check all your mountain gears to see if you have all equipment, and if you will miss some of them he will take you to rent the missing gears.

  • Day 1 : Drive to Kilimanjaro National Park Machame Gate, climb to Machame Camp

  • Day 2 : Climb Machame Camp to Shira Camp

  • Day 3 : Climb Shira Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp

  • Day 4 : Climb Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

  • Day 5 : Climb Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

  • Day 6 : Climb Barafu Camp to Summit, down to Mweka Camp

  • Day 7 : Climb Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate and then drive to Arusha

Day By Day Itnerary

It’s really beautiful. It feels like God visits everywhere else but lives in Africa.

Day 1 : Drive to Kilimanjaro National Park Machame Gate, climb to Machame Camp

Your 7 days machame route climbing start for driving you from Moshi to the Mount Kilimanjaro National Park Gate it takes about 45 minutes.

After paper work the journey start passing 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 : Climb Machame Camp to Shira Camp

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.

  • Accommodation: Camp Shira Camp
  • Meals Planed: B.L & D

Day 3 : Climb Shira Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp

From the Shira Plateau we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo.

As we continue, our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the “Shark’s Tooth” (elev 4650m/15,250ft). Shortly after the tower we come to the second junction which goes to the Arrow Glacier. We now continue down to the Barranco Camp. 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 : Climb Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge up the Barranco

Wall to the Karanga Valley and the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail.

Day 5 : Climb Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

We continue up to the Barafu Camp. You have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles

Here we make camp, rest, enjoy dinner, and prepare for the summit day.

  • Accommodation: Camp Barafu Camp
  • Meals Planed: B.L & D

Day 6 : Climb Barafu Camp to Summit, down to Mweka Camp

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. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. 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.

  • Accommodation: Camp Mweka Camp
  • Meals Planed: B.L & D

Day 7 : Climb Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate and then drive to Arusha

After breakfast we continue descending down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates.

At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy). Moonlight Tours Expedition vehicle will be waiting for you at Mweka Gate to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi (about 30 minutes). End of your 7 day machame route climbing

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