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Machame Route Itinerary + Price | Kilimanjaro Climbing Tour For 2024 And 2025

6 Days Machame Route

Machame route 7 days | Climbing Kilimanjaro tour overview

This 7-day Kilimanjaro climb via the Machame route is the best and most popular route to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro at 19,341 feet, the highest peak in Africa and the world’s tallest free-standing mountain.

The Machame route also known as the Whisky Route is one of the most scenic and recommended routes on Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

The 7 days Kilimanjaro Machame route is known for its gradual ascent, allowing for better acclimatization and increased chances of a successful summit of about 97%.

The 7-day Machame route promises an unforgettable African adventure and an opportunity to conquer the iconic Mount Kilimanjaro, one of the seven world summits.

6 Days kilimanjaro Climbing Via Machame Route

The best summit success rate of 7 days Machame route on Kilimanjaro

The best successful summit rate for the 7-day Machame route on Mount Kilimanjaro is typically around 93% to 97%, reaching the 5,895-meter Uhuru peak and descending back.

This highest success rate is influenced by proper acclimatization on the 7 days Machame route allowing climbers to reach the Kilimanjaro summit successfully.

The Machame route offers a climb high, sleep low mechanism which increases its success rate to 97%.

Departure / Return Location

Kilimanjaro International Airport

Departure Time

Please arrive at least 2 hours before flight.


  • Park fees
  • Camp fees
  • Rescue fees
  • Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
  • 3 meals daily while on the mountain
  • Transportation to & from the mountain gate

Not Included

  • Both National and International flights
  • Medical insurance
  • Tips to mountain crew
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Laundry Services

Machame route 7 days price/cost 2024

The best and most affordable price for the 7 days Kilimanjaro climbing via Machame route is from 00 to 00 per climber enabling hikers to successful summit 5,895 meters Mount Kilimanjaro.

This 7 days Kilimanjaro climbing via Machame route price varies depending on the accommodations before and after the climb, number of people on a group, luxury or budget climbing services.

7-day Kilimanjaro climbing prices and costs are paid in Dollars, Pounds, Euros, and Tanzania Shillings.

Best 7 days Kilimanjaro Machame route itinerary

The best full detailed itinerary for the best 7-day Kilimanjaro climbing via Machame route:

Day 1: Machame Gate (1,800 m / 5,905 ft) to Machame Camp (2,835 m / 9,301 ft) | 5-6 hours | 11 km;

Day 2: Machame Camp (2,835 m / 9,301 ft) to Shira Campsite (3,750 m / 12,303 ft) | 5-6 hours | 5 km;

Day 3: Shira Camp (3,750 m / 12,303 ft) to Lava Tower to Barranco Valley (3,900 m /12,795 ft) | 5-6 hours | 10 km;

Day 4: Barranco Camp (3,900 m /12,795 ft) to Karanga Camp (3,995 m / 13,107 ft) | 3-4 hours | 6 km;

Day 5: Karanga Camp (3,995 m / 13,107 ft) to Barafu Camp (4,673 m/ 15,331 ft) | 3-4 hours | 4 km;

Day 6: Barafu Camp (4,673 m/ 15,331 ft) to Uhuru Peak (5,895 m) to Mweka Camp (3,100 m / 10,171 ft) | 5-7 hours up / 5-6 hours down | 6 km up / 13 km down;

Day 7: Mweka Camp (3,100 m / 10,171 ft) to Mweka Gate (1,640 m /5,380 ft) | 4 -5 hours | 10 km.

Day 01: Machame Gate 1800 m to Machame Camp

Elevation (ft): 1,800 m to 2835 m

Distance: 11 kilometers

Hiking Time: 5-6 hours

Montane forest/rain forest habitat.

Full Board at Machame Camp The climb starts from Machame Gate (1830 m), and we walk through the lush lower slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Slowly gaining altitude while enjoying the diverse flora and fauna of the rain forest, you will arrive at the first Machame Camp, situated at 3000 m above sea level.

If it is a clear day, we may get our first closer look at the glaciated dome of Kibo if the evening clouds permit.

Day 02: Machame Hut 2835M to Shira Camp (3,750 M): 4-6 hours walking.

Elevation (ft): 2835 m to 3,750 m

(5 km) distance

Walking Time: 5-6 hours

Habitat: Moorland Full-board Shira Cave Camp

A shorter day involves climbing up a steep ridge to reach a small semicircular cliff known as Picnic Site and continuing up a gentler ascent through the lower alpine moorland,

which is known for beautiful wild alpine flowers. The most spectacular views of Kibo Peak can be seen from Shira Camp

Day 03:Shira Camp 3750 M to Barranco Camp 3900M {VIA Lava Tower camp 4600M

Elevation (ft): Shira Cave Camp 3,750 m to Baraco Camp 3,900 m

Distance: 10 kilometers

Walking Time: 5 to 6 hours

Habitat: Moorland

Accommodations: Barranco Camp

Today we walk on a gentle ascent with panoramic views.

We traverse the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, passing underneath the Lava Tower and the final section of the Western Breach,

and after a hot lunch at the bottom of the Lava Tower (4,600 m), we descend to the bottom of the Great Barranco Valley (3,950 m).

Day 04:Barranco Camp {3900m} to Karanga camp (3995 m)

Elevation (ft): Barranco Camp 3,900 m; Karanga Camp 3995 m;

6 km distance

Hiking Time: 3.5 to 4 hours

Habitat: Moorland

Accommodations: Karanga Camp A

steep climb up the eastern wall leads us just below the Heim Glacier, where we may have some spectacular views of Kilimanjaro.

We then take a steep exit up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo.

The trail continues down into the alpine desert of the Karanga Valley, and finally we have a steep climb up to Karanga Camp.

Day 05:Karanga Camp 3995m to Barafu Camp (4,673 m.)

Elevation (ft): from Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp (4,673 m).

4 km distance

Hiking Time: 3-4 hours

Habitat: Alpine Desert

Accommodations: Barafu Hut Camp

A steep climb out of Karanga and an easy path on compacted scree with wide views through this empty and dry landscape up to Barafu Camp

The two peaks, Kibo and Mawenzi, can be seen from Barafu Camp. After a hot lunch at the camp,

the remainder of the day is spent resting as we prepare for the final ascent before an early night summit walk.

Day 06: Barafu Camp 4673m to Uhuru peak 5,895 m to Mweka Camp (3100 m)

Elevation (ft): Barafu Camp 4,673 m to Uhuru Peak 5,895 m (via Stella Point 5756 m)

Distance: 4.3 km with an ascent to Stella Point Distance from Barafu to Uhuru Peak Ascent: 5 km.

Hiking Time: 6-7 hours ascending and 7-8 hours descending

Habitat: Alpine Desert Accommodations: Mweka Camp.

Wake up before midnight in the cover of darkness. We begin a steep climb over loose volcanic scree that has some well-graded zig-zags, and a slow but steady pace will take us to the rim of the main crater, Stella Point, at 5,735m.

We will rest there for a few minutes to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi.

Day 07:Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate

Elevation (ft): Mweka Camp 3,100 m to Mweka Gate 1,640 m

Distance: 10 kilometers

Hiking Time: 4–5 hours

Habitat: montane forest Half Board

A gentle walk takes us down through the rainforest to Mweka Gate, where successful climbers will receive their summit certificates.

After lunch, we drive back to Moshi and your hotel.

Machame Route Itinerary + Price | Kilimanjaro Climbing Tour For 2024 And 2025
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