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Best 7 days Machame route Kilimanjaro climb

Best 7 days Machame route Kilimanjaro climb 2024/2025

This 7 days Machame route is the best of the premier itineraries among 7-day Kilimanjaro climbing tours, offering an unrivaled and immersive journey up the iconic Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

Combining adventure with strategic acclimatization, this meticulously crafted itinerary spans approximately 30-38 hours of hiking, guiding climbers through a diverse range of landscapes, from lush rainforests to challenging alpine terrain.

Over the course of seven days, participants ascend steadily towards the breathtaking Uhuru Peak, the summit of Kilimanjaro.

The extended duration ensures optimal acclimatization, significantly increasing the likelihood of a successful summit.

With expert guides, carefully selected campsites, and a route celebrated for its stunning vistas, this 7-day Machame route Kilimanjaro climb promises an unforgettable adventure, seamlessly blending the thrill of conquering a legendary peak with the natural beauty of Tanzania’s highest mountain.

Best 7 days Machame route Kilimanjaro climb 2024/2025


The best 7-day Kilimanjaro Machame route success rate and how difficult it is

The 7-day Kilimanjaro Machame route summit success rate is 96.4% 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 7-day Kilimanjaro hike via the Machame route has a difficulty rating of 3.6% 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.

The best price for the best 7 days Kilimanjaro Machame route

From $1610 to $2230 per climber is the best price for the most popular 7-day Kilimanjaro Machame route, which enables you to reach 5,895 meters of the highest snow-capped peak in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro.

These 7 days Kilimanjaro Machame route hiking fees and costs are paid in US dollars, Tanzanian shillings, British pounds, and euros.

Kilimanjaro 7 days Machame route itinerary on summary

Day-by-day Kilimanjaro 7-day Machame route itinerary overview:

Day 1: Machame Gate (1,800 m) to Machame Camp (2,835 m) | 11 km and 5-6 hours;

Day 2: Machame Camp (2,835 m) to Shira Camp (3,750 m) | 5 km and 5-6 hours;

Day 3: Shira Camp (3,750 m) to Lava Tower to Barranco Valley (3,900 m) | 10 km and 5-6 hours;

Day 4: Barranco Camp (3,900 m) to Karanga Camp (3,995 m) | 6 km and 3-4 hours;

Day 5: Karanga Camp (3,995 m) to Barafu Camp (4,673 m) | 4 km and 3-4 hours;

Day 6: Barafu Camp (4,673 m) to Uhuru Peak (5,895 m) to Mweka Camp (3,100 m) | 6-7 hours ascent / 7-8 hours descent and 4.3 km ascent to Stella Point – 5km Barafu to Uhuru Peak;

Day 7: Mweka Camp (3,100 m) to Mweka Gate (1,640 m) | 10 km and 4 -5 hours.

Full detailed itinerary for the best 7 days Machame route Kilimanjaro climb

Day 1 of 7 days Machame route: Machame Gate to Machame Camp

Commence your Kilimanjaro expedition at Machame Gate (1,800 m), trekking 11 km to Machame Camp (2,835 m) in 5–6 hours. Traverse through lush rainforest, absorbing the diverse flora and fauna as the trail gradually ascends, preparing you for the days ahead.

Day 2 of 7 days Machame route: Machame Camp to Shira Camp

Journey from Machame Camp (2,835 m) to Shira Campsite (3,750 m), covering 5 km in 5–6 hours. As the landscape transforms into moorland, the views become more expansive. Acclimate to the increasing elevation and marvel at the unique ecosystems that unfold.

Day 3 of 7 days Machame route: Shira Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Valley

Trek from Shira Camp (3,750 m) through Lava Tower to Barranco Valley (3,900 m), covering 10 km in 5–6 hours. Confront the challenges of the day, including the Lava Tower ascent and the exhilarating descent into the Barranco Valley, offering panoramic vistas.

Day 4 of 7 days Machame route: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

Depart Barranco Camp (3,900 m) for Karanga Camp (3,995 m) in a 3–4 hour, 6 km trek. Traverse the Barranco Wall, a highlight of the journey, and reach Karanga Camp for a well-deserved rest before the final ascent.

Day 5 of 7 days Machame route: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

Trek from Karanga Camp (3,995 m) to Barafu Camp (4,673 m) in 3–4 hours, covering 4 km. The landscape transitions to alpine desert as you approach the base camp. Prepare mentally and physically for the summit push during the night.

Day 6 of 7 days Machame route: Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Camp

Begin the ascent from Barafu Camp (4,673 m) to Uhuru Peak (5,895 m), descending to Mweka Camp (3,100 m). A challenging 6-7 hour ascent to Stella Point, then a 7-8 hour descent covering 4.3 km to Mweka Camp. Celebrate your summit success and reflect on the incredible journey.

Day 7 of 7 days Machame route: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate

Descend from Mweka Camp (3,100 m) to Mweka Gate (1,640 m) in 4-5 hours, covering 10 km. As you descend through the rainforest, savor the accomplishment of conquering Kilimanjaro. Reach Mweka Gate, where your adventure concludes, leaving you with lasting memories of this remarkable climb.

Package all inclusive:

  • Park fees
  • Guide
  • Tax
  • Gate transfer
  • Crew wages
  • Environment fees
  • Meal: 6 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners, and drinking water
  • Cook
  • Porters

Package exclusive:

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Tipping the crew
Best 7 days Machame route Kilimanjaro climb
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