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Climb The Roof of Africa - 6 Days Machame Route

The Machame route is our most successful and popular hiking route on Mt. Kilimanjaro, mainly as a result of the following two important factors:

- On day 3 of the hike the topography of this route, allow you to climb high and sleep low – when you start from Shira camp (3 847m) hike up to Lava Tower (4 642m) and then down to Barranco camp (3 984m) to overnight.

- The summit attempt path from Barafu camp has less loose scree (rocks) compared to the summit attempt path from Kibo Hut, making it slightly easier to reach the crater rim.

Day 0: arrival to Tanzania.

You will be picked up at the Kilimanjaro international airport and transferred to your hotel in moshi town, you will meet your guide who will brief you on your upcoming trek and do an equipment check to make sure you have all the necessary mountain gear. The missing gear can be rented on this day .
Meals: no lunch & dinner included.

Day 1: Pick up from Lodge/Hotel- Machame Gate (1790m) to Machame Camp (3010m)

One hour’s drive from Moshi lies the gate to the Machame route, where we complete park formalities, meet our crew of porters and start to climb! The first section of the route climbs steadily and passes through magnificent, dense rainforest. This path is less well-trodden so it can get somewhat overgrown in places and it is often wet and muddy underfoot.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.

Day 2: Machame Camp (3010m) to Shira Camp (3845m) – 7kms – 5 to 6hrs – Altitude gain 800m

To Shira Cave, 3800m. An initial steep climb followed by a gentle incline. After lunch a descent and ascent brings you to the camp. Walking time approx. 5 hours. Full board.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.

Day 3: Shira Cave (3845m) to Barranco Camp (3960m) – 10kms – 6 to 7hrs – Altitude gain 700m down 600m

To Barranco Wall, 3900m. Today you climb slowly for some 5kms. Then you climb high to 4600m to lover tower and stay for 15 to 20 min for acclimatization then down to Barranco camp 3900m. This is a fairly strenuous day as the altitude begins to tell. Walking time approx. 8 hours. Full board.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.

Day 4: Barranco Camp (3960m) to Barafu Camp (4640m) – 8kms – 7 to 8hrs – Alt. gain 650m

To Barafu Camp, 4600m. Climb Barranco Wall to Karanga and excellent views of the West Breach and on to Barafu. Full board.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.

Day 5: Barafu Camp (4640m) to UHURU PEAK (5895m) & down to Mweka Camp (3100m) – 12 to14hrs – Alt. gain 1295m down 2105m

Barafu to Uhuru, 5895m, then descend to Mweka, 3100m. You will wake at about midnight for the torchlight climb to Stella Point, approx. 7 hours with rest stops, and finally to the highest point, Uhuru Peak with fantastic views of glaciers and plains far below. Descend to Mweka or High Camp, arriving late afternoon. Full board.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.

Day 6: Mweka Camp (3100m) to Mweka Gate (1630m) – 13kms – 5 to 6hrs – Descend 1650m – Transfer to Lodge/Hotel

To Moshi. A descent of some 4 hours takes you to Mweka Village where you are met and transferred back to the Hotel. Full board

Remember to tip your guides, cooks, and porters, since you will be leaving them here. A vehicle will take you back to your hotel in Moshi, where it is definitely time for celebration!
Breakfast & Lunch. Dinner Not included.


  • $2,225/ PERSON
  • $1,925/PERSON 2-4 PE0PLE
  • $1,775/PERSON 5-7 PEOPLE
  • $1,625/PERSON 8-10 PEOPLE
  • $1,475/PERSON 11 AND ABOVE

* The climb cost includes


  • Private transport to & from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your accommodations in Moshi.
  • 2 nights of accommodation in Moshi in FULL BOARD (FB). (LINDRIN LODGE OR PARK VIEW HOTEL)
  • Transportation to & from the Kilimanjaro gate
  • Park entry fees,
  • Camping fees
  • Crater fee (if any)
  • Team Kilimanjaro Rescue fees
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services
  • 4 Season Mountain tents
  • Double layered Sleeping Mats 4 inches (10cm) thick
  • Friendly and professional mountain guides, cook and porters
  • 3 meals daily while on the mountain
  • Enough treated & filtered drinking water throughout the trek
  • Hot water for washing
  • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
  • Government taxes
  • Portable oxygen tanks
  • Ox meter
  • Emergency first-aid kit
  • Stethoscope
  • Portable flush toilet with a toilet and tent
  • Mountain climbing certificates


  • Drinks at your hotel before and after the climb.
  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Laundry (Available at the hotel)
  • Personal items and toiletries
  • Tips for guides, porters and cook
  • Extra nights if any