7 Days Mt Kilimanjaro Machame Route

7 Days Mt Kilimanjaro Machame Route

Day 1: Arusha or Moshi- Machame gate
mountain climbingMachame Gate (1490m) – Machame camp (2980m)
Hiking time: 7 hours
Distance: About 18 km’s
Habitat: Montane forest
Transfer from your hotel to the Kilimanjaro National Park gate at Machame. From here, you trek through the lush forest to Machame hut Overnight stay at the camp.

Day 2: Machame camp (2980m) – Shira camp (3840m)
Hiking time: 6 hours
Distance: About 9 km’s
Habitat: Moorland
Leave the forest. The path follows a steep ridge passing through open moorlands crossing a large gorge to reach Shira hut. Overnight stay at the camp

Day 3: Shira (3840m)-Lava Tower (4630m)-Barranco camp (3950m)
Hiking time: 7 hours
Distance: About 15 km’s
Habitat: Semi desert
You turn Eastwards and continue ascending through the dry landscape before dropping again to reach Barranco hut . Overnight stay at the camp.

Day 4: Day of Leisure
We strongly recommend an extra day on this route to assist acclimatisation. This can be either at Shira with a leisurely walk to Shira Pinnacles or at Karanga, between Baranco and Barafu. Staying Karanga means that you avoid a long day before the summit day and get to Barafu early for a good rest. The extra day is extremely valuable for acclimatisation and it’s an ideal day
to rest.

Day 5: Barranco camp (3950m)- Barafu camp (4550m)
Hiking time: 7 hours
Distance: About 13 km’s
Habitat: Alpine desert
The path climbs steep out of the Barranco valley and crosses the Karanga valley, then turns North to reach Barafu Hut . Overnight stay at the camp.

Day 6: Summit attempt
Barafu camp (4550m)-Uhuru Peak (5895m)-Mweka (3100m)
Hiking time: 8 hours to reach Uhuru Peak
7/8 hours to descend to Mweka
Distance: About 7 km’s ascent – 23 km’s descent
Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit
Along day with an early start to reach the crater, ream at the Stella point in time for sunrise, then to Uhuru peak , the highest point in Africa. After wards, descend to Gilman’s point and down to Horombo hut. Over night, stay at the camp

Day 7: Mandara Hut- Moshi or Arusha
Descend down passing Mandara hut to the gate where you are transferred back to your hotel in Moshi for dinner and over night.


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