8 Days Machame Route

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Written by Super User Hits: 1993

Route:- Machame
Duration:- 8 days and 7 nights (6 days on the mountain & 2 night after and before the trek)

Sample Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Moshi
Upon arrival you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Meet you climbing guide for briefing and final gear check. Overnight at the hotel.

Hotel or similar.

Day 2 Moshi – Machame hut (9,840ft/3000m)
Drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park gate at Marangu for entry registration. Start the trek to Machame hut through thick rain forest. Have packed lunch on the way. Dinner and retire for the day.

Machame hut. Fullboard

Day 3 Machame hut – Shira hut (12,470ft/3800m)
Ascend to Shira Hut past the Shira plateau and through ridges and valleys. Stay here overnight.

Shira hut. Fullboard

Day 4 Shira hut – Barranco campsite (12,960ft/3950m)
Head eastward to a junction where we continue to Arrow Glacier Campsite (4876m), located among glacier streams. Descend to Barranco camp thus allowing your body to adjust to altitude change. Take the day’s rest here.

Barranco camp. Fullboard

Day 5 Barranco camp – Barafu camp (15,090ft/4600m)
Across the Karanga Valley and ascend to Barafu campsite. Have dinner and take the day’s rest ready for the hike to the summit.
An extra day for acclimatization can be added by staying overnight at Karanga camp then proceed to Barafu camp the next day.

Barafu camp.

Day 6 Barafu camp-Summit (19,340ft/5895m)-Mweka
Start at mid-night for the Summit (Uhuru peak) arriving at sunrise. Descend back to Barafu for breakfast then further down to Mweka Hut. Have lunch and spend the rest of the day relaxing.

Mweka hut. Fullboard

Day 7 Mweka hut – Moshi
After Breakfast, descend to the park gate where a vehicle awaits to transfer you to the hotel in town. It is time for celebration! Don’t forget to tip your guide & porters.

Hotel or similar.

Day 8 Depart Moshi
Depart Moshi for onward travel or catch flight back home.


  • • All meals while on climb
  • • Transfers to and from town
  • • Two nights accommodation in town at shown hotel or its equivalent
  • • Mountain tent accommodation
  • • All park fees
  • • Guides’ and porters’ salaries
  • • English speaking, professional guide
  • • Full briefing

Not included

  • • Sleeping bags and climbing gear
  • • Items of a personal nature
  • • Passport visa
  • • Traveler’s insurance
  • • Tips to guides and porters