There’s a reason the Machame Route 7 Days is our most requested tour package: the scenery and trekking experience is unmatched. From tropical rainforests and scorched desert plains to stunning arctic landscapes, you’ll get to experience it all. Don’t miss out on your chance to climb the most popular route on Kilimanjaro. Book early to secure your place! The MachameRoute’s exhilarating ascent up to the peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro will satisfy even the most adventurous climber. Your trek will approach from the southwest of the mountain and pass the vast expanse of the Shira Plateau, the heights of the Lava Tower, and the depths of the Southern Ice Field. On the way, you'll glimpse rare and exotic wildlife in their natural habitats. The 7 Days MachameRoute is the perfect choice for both experienced and first-time trekkers. Although the journey can be completed in 6 days, an extra day is often preferred for better acclimatization. If you climb Africa’s tallest mountain only once, make the experience unforgettable. Check out our tour itinerary to see what to expect on your Kilimanjaro Machame Route 7 Days adventure:
Wake up fresh and invigorated for the first leg of yourand savannah journey to the foot of majestic Kilimanjaro. After eating a warm hotel breakfast, you’ll depart Moshi for the Machame Gate. The 45-minute drive will take you off the beaten path through a panorama of coffee plantations and local villages. After arriving at the park gate, you’ll register with the KilimanjaroNational Park authorities while our team prepares and checks all your gear. Then journey onwards to the final destination of the day: Machame Camp. You'll experience the first of many scenic hikes through tropical rainforest andsavannah terrain. Venture through moss-covered timbered underpasses and catch glimpses of rare wildlife and botanical species. Emerge from high grasses into fields of heather and sprouting wildflowers. Stop and marvel at a view of KiboPeak, the mighty summit at the end of your climb. Meanwhile, your porters and cooks will prepare a hot steaming meal ahead of your arrival.
Today will be the most scenic leg of your journey so far on one of the best Kilimanjaro climbing routes. You’ll begin your first morning on the slopes of the mountain with a warming and hearty breakfast. Pack up your gear and venture across damp, cool heathland and temperate moorlanddunes. Move across the rolling savannah among tall grasses and the otherworldly beauty of the Heather and Erica plains. Scramble across enormous boulders and emerge among volcanic rocks draped with dark green lichen. You’ll also experience increasingly higher altitudes to help your acclimatization process. After lunch, you’ll climb the lava-filled Shira Plateau then head for the ShiraCamp. In the meantime, your porters and cooks will prepare a delicious meal in anticipation of your arrival.
Today’s trekking journey continues along the steepest and most rewarding stretch so far. You’ll get off to an early start and hike eastwards towards the wide expanse of the Shira Plateau. Upon reaching the junction of the Shira and Lemosho Routes, you’ll break off for a more secluded trail before stopping for a break. After lunch, embark on Lava Tower, an incredible 300 ft tall volcanic plug that transforms into a passageway. Then take a rapid descent towards your campsite located in the Great BarrancoValley, where you’ll set up in a scenic campsite encompassed by massive valley walls and the stunning Kibo massif. Looming glaciers reflect the sunlight while giant lobelias and groundsels dominate the otherworldly landscape. Then sit back and enjoy a warm, delicious meal before settling into a deep sleep.
This section of the Machame Route is filled with thrilling exploration and life-changing scenery. You’ll start the day climbing up the lofty eastern wall of a gorge and soak in the dramatic view: Kilimanjaro’s icefields are covered by blankets of frost. Then brace yourself for a 90-minute climb up the magnificent Barranco Wall, also known as the Breakfast Wall, after which you'll continue along a clam trail until you reach the Karanga Valley. Here you'll settle and mentally prepare for the final stretch of your journey.
Your last day on the Kilimanjaro Machame Route before reaching the summit gets off to a gentle start. You’ll begin a gradual ascent through the tranquil Karanga Valley before encountering the granite floors of the lava ridge. Along the way, the temperature will drop and the vegetation will become more and more sparse. You’ll set up camp on an exposed zone along a smooth edge of the ridge. An energy-dense meal will be served in preparation for your midnight ascent to the Mount Kilimanjaro summit.
You’ll embark shortly after midnight on your last pushto the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. Journey amid luminous sapphire glaciers toStella Point while a spectacular sunrise illuminates the peaks of the summit. Relishthe final hours of your unforgettable journey before reaching your finaldestination, Uhuru. Standing on the rooftop of Africa, you’ll be filled with asense of exhilaration and triumph looking down over the swirling cloudscape andoceans of ice. Celebrate with your support team and soak in the beauty beforeretracing your steps to Barafu Camp. After a short break, travel to Mweka Campwhere a hot, welcoming meal will await your arrival. There you’ll spend yourlast night on the mountain lounging beneath the stars.
Wake up on the mountain steps refreshed and victorious—you’ve just conquered Mount Kilimanjaro! After breakfast, you'll stroll back to Mweka Gate, taking time to admire the deep green forest scenery draped in the morning mist. Farewell your guides and porters, then board the JairosAdventures. You’ll be transported back to Moshi where a hot shower, comfy mattress, and clean set of clothes await. We will transfer you to Kilimanjaro Airport, where you will greet your farewells to Tanzania and its people. If you've chosen to hop on a safari – well, that’s a new adventure and we’ll arrange that for you as well!
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