Machame Route
6 Days

It is the second popular route among 6 official route that found in Kilimanjaro. One of the most scenic route up on Kili and having more time to acclimatize as you will be ascending and descending crossing several valleys to enable you reach your goals. The descend from Machame route is on Mweka route.


Day 1. Drive from Moshi town at your Hotel to Machame gate 1920 Masl for registration then take 6 hours walk in the lush rain forest to Machame camp at 3000 Masl for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2: Leaving the camp to Shira plateau along its scenic rocky on health and Moorland zone with picnic lunch to shira camp 3800Mas for picnic and overnight stay. It is 5 hours walk.

Day 3: After breakfast, being an acclimatization day, ascend to Lara Tower rock 4600Masl in a semi Arid area for lunch then descend to Baranco camp 3950 Masl for dinner and overnight stay. It is 7 hours walk.

Day 4: It is the mountain on its best trekking across the Baranco and Karanga valley to Barafu camp 3880Msl in 6-7 hours walk. Dinner and overnight stay at Barafu camp.

Day 5. In the midnight after tea leave for final ascent to the African highest point “Uhuru Peak 5895 Masl” in 6 hours then descend to Barafu camp in 3 hours for 2 hours rest. After lunch, descend to Mweka camp (3hours walk) 3100 Masl for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 6. Just after breakfast, discend to Mweka gate 1800 Masl in the rainforest in 3 hours for transfer to your Hotel in Moshi town or Arusha. For those having reach the summit will obtain their certificate.

NB: Machame route can be done in 7 – 8 days trekking for more acclimatization. It is your choice depending on your fitness to choose ascending through western beach “Arrow Glacier ” or Barafu Camp.