Mt Kilimanjaro Climb - 7 days Machame

Mt Kilimanjaro Climb - 7 days Machame

Also known as “The Whiskey Route,” Machame is one of the most popular routes on the Kilimanjaro. Whether you’re a well-seasoned adventurer or a first-time high-altitude climber, this route is great for both!

Known for being beautifully scenic, the Machame Route also has the best summit success rate. This route allows you to "climb high, sleep low", giving your body time to adjust to the changes in altitude over 7 days.


Day 1: Moshi – Machame Gate (1790 m) – Machame Camp (3020 m)

Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania
You will be picked up at the airport after breakfast and make your way to the Kilimanjaro National Park gate for the start of your climb. Once you have arrived your guide will get started with the formalities (entrance forms) while you observe all the different teams and mountain crew getting ready for their expedition. It’s always a fascinating experience for clients to watch them load all the different items for the trip. As soon as everything is prepared your adventure will begin. The destination for today will be the Machame Camp which you should reach in about 5 – 6 hours. On route you will experience a wonderful rainforest with ancient trees, primeval ferns, liana & lichen to mention but a few. Another favourite to look out for on this day is the black and white thumbless colobus monkeys. Once you arrive at your campsite for the night you have time to relax before enjoying a well deserve dinner prepared by our own cook.

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Machame Camp

Day 2: Machame Camp (3020 m) – Shira Camp (3845 m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania
Although today is a shorter stretch then yesterday you will still have an early start which will allow you to reach today’s destination around mid-afternoon. The landscape changes dramatically from the green mountain rainforest into moor and heath land. You will have a beautiful view of the mountain range from your campsite which is situated at the Shira Plateau. The glacier of Kibo also lights up as the sun sets for the evening.

Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Shira Camp

Day 3: Shira Camp (3845 m) – Lava Tower Hut (4640 m) – Barranco Camp (3960 m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania
Today is a good day for the body to acclimatize for the days to follow. You will climb roughly 700 m but will sleep on a level not much higher than the night before. We will start at Shira Plateau and make our way up to Lava Tower at around 4640 m, after a rest we will continue through the Barranco Valley until we reach our destination for the day the beautiful Barranco Camp. Today’s trek will be approximately 6 – 7 hours, during which time you will experience the alpine desert as well as the Barranco Valley with its small lobelia plants and giant senecio’s. You will sit down for a well-deserved dinner before it’s time to rest in preparation for the next day.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Barranco Camp

Day 4: Barranco Camp (3960 m) – Karanga Camp (4035 m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania
Just after breakfast we concur the famous Barranco Wall. You might need your hands once in a while for better grip, but with that being said, there are no climbing passages, and as safety is very important please listen to our guides who will ensure you get to the top safely. There will be a lot of ascents and descents today followed by a walk along the mountain ridge. This will reward you will a great view of the glacier of Kibo. Walking time today will be 3 – 4 hours with the Kibo summit all the time on your left accompanying you to your camp for the night.
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Karanga Camp

Day 5: Karanga Camp (4035 m) – Barafu Camp (4640 m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania
Barafu Camp is our destination for today and will be reach after 3-4 hours. Most of this time you will be walking through the moon-like alpine dessert. After a satisfying dinner you will have an early night and a good rest. The highlight of your trip is now only some hours away.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Barafu Camp

Day 6: Barafu Camp (4640 m) – Uhuru Peak (5895 m) – Mweka Camp (3080 m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania
The climb will start at midnight. You will be woken up just before that to have some tea and biscuits. Around 5 – 7 hours later you will reach Stella Point which is the crater rim of Kilimanjaro. After another 1 – 2 hours you will reach Uhuru Peak at a height of 5895 m. This is truly a magnificent sight standing on top of Africa’s Highest Mountain watching the sunrise. This view will be one to remember and will make every minute of the last couple of days trekking worth your while. You will descent along the same way back to Barafu Camp which you will reach after 1 – 2 hours. The rest of the mountain team will be there waiting for you with some well deserve snacks and refreshments. You will rest for an hour or two before making your way to Mweka Camp where you will spend your last night on the mountain.
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Mweka Camp

Day 7: Mweka Camp (3080 m) – Mweka Gate (1630 m) – Moshi

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania
After breakfast you will have a traditional farewell ceremony from all your mountain crew. After a short 2 – 3 hours walk through the rainforest our driver will be waiting for you at the Mweka gate. You will then be transferred back to your hotel for a well deserved shower, a cold drink, a debrief and the awarding of your certificate of achievement. The rest of the day is yours to relax and to reflect back on this once in a lifetime experience.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:

No accommodation included on this day.

Informacion Adicional
"Wheelchair accessible"
"Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required"
"VIsa must be obtained at the border or airport"
"Stroller accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Infant seats available"
"Transportation is wheelchair accessible"
"Surfaces are wheelchair accessible"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Hora de Inicio: Mt Kilimanjaro Climb - 7 days
1/1/2021 - 6/29/2025
Monday - Sunday : 07:00 AM - 06:30 PM

Duración: 7 Days
Lugar de comienzo: Traveler pickup is offered


  • Kilimanjaro Airport, Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Three meals a day (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Camping facilities (tent, mattresses, mess tent)
  • Fair and ethical salaries for the team (guide, assistant guide, cook and porters) – in accordance with KPAP guidelines
  • Transport to and from the gate
  • Drinking water
  • Oxygen cylinder and ox meter
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Government taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • 6x Breakfast
  • 7x Lunch
  • 6x Dinner
  • Accommodation included: 6 nights
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro

No Incluye

  • Tips for the team: Industry recommendations are $12 a day to the cook, $20 a day to your head guide, $12-15 a day to the assistant guide and $5-8 a day to each porter divided by everyone in the climb
  • All personal mountain climbing gear and equipment
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Pre/post accommodation and airport transfers (booking is available upon request)
  • Travel insurance


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