Kilimanjaro trekking via Machame route

Eastland Adventures

My name is Daniel Pallangyo and I'm more than happy to assist you in
Organizing your 9 Days Machame route Kilimanjaro climb.
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We arrange private and group treks to the World’s highest free Standing Mountain, Kilimanjaro, other fascinating treks including Mt. Meru, Oldoinyo Lengai, Maasai treks in Loliondo and Ngorongoro highlands.

We also arrange Wildlife camping and lodge Safaris, cycling challenges and Zanzibar Beach Holidays.

We are flexible with your tour departure date and you can start your trekking at any of your preference date.
We can also modify your itinerary according to your needs

Kindly read carefully the below Information!

Destination: 7 Days Kilimanjaro Climb

Type of climb: Private

Type of Accommodation on climb: Mobile Tents

Total number of days on holiday: 9Days

Hotel accommodation in Moshi: Park view Hotel or any related hotel.


DAY 1: Meet at Kilimanjaro International Airport drive to your hotel rest for a while later meet your guide for gear checking and briefing about the mountain.

DAY 2: Drive from hotel to Machame Gate, Hike to Machame Camp

DAY 3: Hike Machame Camp to Shira Camp

DAY 4: Hike Shira Camp to Lava Tower to Baranco Camp

DAY 5: Hike Baranco Camp to Karanga Camp

DAY 6: Hike Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

DAY 7: Hike Barafu Camp to Summit, down to Mweka Camp

DAY 8: Descend from Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate, drive to Moshi hotel

DAY 9: Drive Back to The airport/Join for the Safaris

Below is the day by day itinerary for the 7 day Machame climb on Mount Kilimanjaro.
The seven day Machame variation is the ideal schedule for this route. On the 7 day Machame route, the trek from Baranco to Barafu is broken up into two days, allowing for a short day just prior to the summit attempt. This is important because summit day begins very early, around midnight, so climbers are sleep deprived going into the toughest day on the mountain. By having a short day beforehand, climbers can be better rested.
The 7 day Machame route is highly recommended and used by most prominent Kilimanjaro operators.

DAY 1: Machame Gate to Machame Camp
•Elevation (ft): 5, 400ft to 9, 400ft
•Distance: 11 km
•Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
•Habitat: Rain Forest
The drive from Moshi to the Mount Kilimanjaro National Park Gate takes about 50 minutes. The journey passes through the village of Machame which is located on the lower slopes of the mountain.
We now leave the park gate and walk through the rain forest on a winding trail up a ridge. Lower down, 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
•Elevation (ft): 9, 400ft to 12, 500ft
•Distance: 5 km
•Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
•Habitat: Moorland
After breakfast, we leave the glades of the rain forest and continue on an ascending path, crossing the little valley walking along a steep rocky ridge, covered with heather, until the ridge ends. The route now turns west onto a river gorge. Time for rest, dinner, and overnight at the Shira campsite.

DAY 3: Shira Camp to Lava Tower to Baranco Camp
•Elevation (ft): 12, 500ft to 13, 000ft
•Distance: 10 km
•Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
•Habitat: Semi Desert
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. " Shortly after the tower, we come to the second junction which brings us up to the Arrow Glacier at an altitude of 16, 000ft. We now continue down to the Baranco Hut at an altitude of 13, 000ft. Here we rest, enjoy dinner, and overnight. Although you end the day at the same elevation as when you started, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.

DAY 4: Baranco Camp to Karanga Camp
•Elevation (ft): 13, 000ft to 13, 100ft
•Distance: 5 km
•Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
•Habitat: Alpine Desert
After breakfast, we leave Baranco and continue on a steep ridge passing the Baranco Wall, to the Karanga Valley campsite. This is a short day meant for acclimatization.

DAY 5: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
•Elevation (ft): 13, 100ft to 15, 300ft
•Distance: 4 km
•Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
•Habitat: Alpine Desert
After breakfast, we leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the Barafu Hut. At this point, 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. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are to be seen from this position.

DAY 6: Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Hut
•Elevation (ft): 15, 300ft to 19, 340ft (and down to 10, 000ft)
•Distance: 5 km ascent / 12 km descent
•Hiking Time: 7-8 hours ascent / 4-6 hours descent
•Habitat: Arctic
Very early in the morning (midnight to 2am), 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 (18, 600 ft), you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see (weather permitting). From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all the way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. At Uhuru Peak, you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. Faster hikers will see the sunrise from the summit.
From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for lunch. You will want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.

DAY 7: Mweka Camp to Moshi
•Elevation (ft): 10, 000ft to 5, 400ft
•Distance: 10 km
•Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
•Habitat: Rain Forest
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. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).
From the gate, you continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet you at Mweka village to drive you back to hotel in Moshi.


-Kilimanjaro entry fee, and Kilimanjaro accommodation fee

-Kilimanjaro rescue fee

-2 nights Moshi town Hotel before and after climb

-Crews guide/cook/porters salary

-All transfers from Moshi to Kilimanjaro national park and back to Moshi.

- Full board accommodation in tents on a daily basis of trek such food and water.

- Service of an English peaking guide

-Tents and Mattress

-Private mobile toilet

-Airport Transfer booth ways from and to ( Kilimanjaro international airport)


-Extras at the hotel i. e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.

-Tipping (recommended)

-personal gear available for hire

-Insurance Documents


-Visa (fees is 50USD for the rest and 100USD For American citizen)

-Immunization Papers (Yellow fever recommended)

Thanks for taking your precious time to read our information Please for any question contact us via info@eastlandadventures. com

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