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Best 6 days Machame route Kilimanjaro climb

This 6 days Machame route is the best and most popular itinerary for a 6-day Kilimanjaro climb, offering an exhilarating and comprehensive trek up the iconic Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa.

Spanning 24–32 hours of hiking, this route is renowned for its scenic diversity and high success rate, making it a favorite among adventurous climbers.

Beginning with a challenging ascent through lush rainforests, the Machame route gradually reveals Kilimanjaro’s varied landscapes, including the stunning Shira Plateau and Barranco Wall.

With expert guides leading the way, climbers navigate through different ecological zones, culminating in the summit bid via the challenging Uhuru Peak.

The carefully planned itinerary allows for acclimatization, enhancing the chances of success, and comfortable campsites provide a well-deserved rest after each day’s trek.

This 6-day Machame route promises not only a physical challenge but also an awe-inspiring journey through Kilimanjaro’s diverse terrain, creating lasting memories for those seeking the ultimate adventure in Africa.

Best 6 days Machame route Kilimanjaro climb 2024/2025

How much is the Machame route for 6 days?

From $1380 to $2000 per climber is the best price for the most popular 6 days Kilimanjaro climbing on Machame route, which enables hiker to reach 5,895 meters of the highest snow-capped peak in Africa and one of the seven summits in the world, Mount Kilimanjaro.

These 6 days Kilimanjaro Machame route hiking fees and costs are paid in US dollars, Tanzanian shillings, British pounds, and euros.

The best 6-day Kilimanjaro Machame route success rate and how difficult it is

This 6-day Machame route summit success rate on Mount Kilimanjaro is 95% because it provides perfect opportunities to climb high and then sleep low, which means it has an excellent acclimatization profile.

On the other hand, this 6-day Kilimanjaro hike via the Machame route has a difficulty rating of 5% since it does not offer the same climb height.

Discover an exclusive 6 days Kilimanjaro hiking tour on the Machame route that is suitable for all types of travelers: honeymooners, couples, families, friends, luxury travelers, and solo travelers in 2024 and 2025.

Full detailed itinerary for the best 6 days Machame route Kilimanjaro climb

Day 1 of 6 days Machame route: Machame Gate to Machame Camp

Rising: 56,000ft / 1,830m to 10,200ft / 3,100m
Stretch: 11 km
Hiking time: 5-7 hours
Climatic habitat: Rain Forest
Shelter: Machame camp.

After breakfast in Moshi or Arusha, you will drive to Machame Gate where you will register and start the trek through rainforest to Machame Camp where you will spend the night.

Day 2 of 6 days Machame route: Machame Camp to Shira Camp

Rising: 10,200ft / 3,100m to 12,600ft / 3,840m
Stretch: 9 km
Hiking time: 4-6 hours
Climatic habitat: Moorland
Shelter: Full Board Shira Cave Camp.

After breakfast, continue trekking through the rainforest until you reach the heather and moorland zone through a steep ridge called Picnic Rock before reaching Shira Camp.

Day 3 of 6 days Machame route: Shira Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Valley

Rising: 12,600ft / 3,840m to 12,700ft / 3,860m
Stretch: 15 km
Hiking time: 5-7 hours
Climatic habitat: Semi-desert
Shelter: Full Board Barranco Camp.

Today is an acclimatization day and you will hike to Lava Tower before descending to Barranco Valley to sleep.

Day 4 of 6 days Machame route: Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp

Rising: 4000m / 13,000ft to 4700m / 15,350ft
Distance: Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp (4600m)
Stretch: 9 km
Hiking time: 6-8 hours
Climatic habitat: Alpine Desert
Shelter: Full Board at Barafu Camp.

After breakfast, hike up the Barranco Wall and continue on to Karanga Camp, this is a short day to allow for more rest and acclimatization.

Day 5 of 6 days Machame route: Barafu Camp to Summit and back down to Mweka Camp

Rising: 4700m/15,350ft to 5895m/19,343ft down to 3090m/10,150ft
Stretch: 6 km up / 13 km down
Hiking time: 5-7 hours up / 5-6 hours down
Climatic habitat: Arctic.

Wake up early and hike to Barafu Camp where you will have breakfast, continue on to the summit of Uhuru Peak before descending to Mweka Camp to sleep.

Day 6 of 6 days Machame route: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate, drive to Arusha or Moshi

Descend: 3090m/10,150ft to 1680m/5500ft
Stretch: 10 km
Hiking time: 3-4 hours
Climatic habitat: Rain Forest
Meals: B and L.

After breakfast, hike through the rainforest to Mweka Gate, where you will receive your certificate and say goodbye to your guides and porters before being transported back to Moshi or Arusha.

Package all inclusive:

  • Park fees
  • Guide
  • Tax
  • Gate transfer
  • Crew wages
  • Environment fees
  • Meal: 5 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners, and drinking water
  • Cook
  • Porters

Package exclusive:

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Tipping the crew
Best 6 days Machame route Kilimanjaro climb
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