6 Days Machame Route Kilimanjaro Itinerary Guide And Price

6 Days Machame Route Kilimanjaro Detailed Itinerary Guide and Price. Day 1: Moshi-Machame gate-Machame Hut/camp. Day 2: Machame camp-Shira Camp. Day 3: Shira Camp-Barranco Camp. Day 4: Baranco Camp – Barafu Camp. Day 5: Barafu Camp – Uhuru Peak (Summit)– Mweka/High Camp. Day 6: Mweka camp to Mweka Gate.

Kilimanjaro Climb – Full 6 Day Machame Route

Safari Highlights 6 Days Machame Route Kilimanjaro

  • Day 1: Moshi-Machame gate-Machame Hut/camp.
  • Day 2: Machame camp-Shira Camp
  • Day 3: Shira Camp-Barranco Camp
  • Day 4: Baranco Camp – Barafu Camp
  • Day 5: Barafu Camp – Uhuru Peak (Summit)– Mweka/High Camp
  • Day 6: Mweka camp to Mweka Gate

6 Days Machame Route Itinerary Cost

6 Days Machame Route Price per person ($ USD)
1 pax 2 -4 pax 5-9 pax 10-16 pax 16+ pax
1,835 1,785 1,735 1,685 1,635

Climbing Cost Includes

  • All transfers: Hotel before and after the hike
  • Camping equipment
  • Meals on the hike
  • Professional guides and porters
  • Oxygen tanks
  • GPS Trackers
  • Medical check-ups, fully-loaded medical kits, and in-company doctor
  • Fully-loaded medical kits
  • All park fees and taxes
  • Dedicated support team
  • Innovative and user-friendly travel planning portal
  • Safe room and storage room
  • Leave No Trace adventure
  • Impactful change for the local communities

Climbing Cost Excludes

  • International flights
  • Tips to the climbing crew
  • Visa fee
  • Personal gear rentals
  • Single supplement
  • Travel insurance
  • Portable toilet
  • Lunch and dinner in the hotel

Detailed Itinerary: 6 Days Machame Route Kilimanjaro

Day 1: Moshi-Machame gate-Machame Hut/camp.

In the morning transfer from your hotel to Machame Gate. This will take us a one-hour drive. We will pick up the park passes, signing-in, and weigh our luggage before heading off to the first camp. The first section of the route climbs steadily and involves real jungle-bashing through magnificent forest. This start is a good introduction to Kilimanjaro and with prime examples of the forest that laces the foot of the mountain though is often wet and muddy underfoot. We will have our Dinner and overnight at Machame camp. (3100m)

Trekking Time: 4-6 hours
Distance:9 km-Altitude Gain is 740

Day 2: Machame Camp-Shira Camp

The route continues up through the forest until we are at the steep ascent on the Shira Plateau, where there are rewarding views of the mountain. Looking back, you will see Mt.Meru rising high above Arusha town. We camp at Shira caves (3840m). We will have an evening walk of 100m high for altitude acclimatization (Walk high and sleep low).

Trekking Time: 4-6
Distance: 9km – Altitude Gain: 740m

Day 3: Shira Camp-Barranco Camp

After breakfast we start a day by walking on high moorland, the landscape changes the entire character of the trek. We traverse the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, passing underneath the Lava Tower and the final section of the Western Breach, and finally reach camp at Barranco camp (3900m). The day has been spent at altitude (up to 4600m), but we have also followed the mountaineering code of ‘walk high, sleep low’ to avoid altitude sickness.

Trekking Time: 6-7hours
Distance: 15 km-Altitude Gain:60 m

Barranco Camp

Barranco Camp

Day 4: Baranco Camp – Barafu Camp

Leave slowly crossing the floor of the Great Barranco Valley and up the Barranco wall; continue the trek on the South Circuit path through the Karanga Valley. Then slowly trek (7 hours) to Barafu Hut (4600m). From Barafu you will have excellent views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. Barafu Hut is situated on an exposed and dangerous ridge, so it is necessary to familiarise yourself with the terrain before dark. We will have our dinner, rest, and prepare for summit night.

Trekking Time: 7-8 Hours
Distance: 9km-Altitude Gain 800 m

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro | Machame Route

Day 5: Barafu Camp – Uhuru Peak (Summit)– Mweka/High Camp

We normally start our ascent by torchlight around midnight so that we can be up on the Crater rim by sunrise. The steep climb over loose volcanic scree has some graded zigzags and a slow but steady pace will take us to Stella point (5735m.), in about 5-6 hours. We will rest there for a short time to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling strong can make the 2hours round trip from here along the Crater rim to Uhuru Peak (5895m.), passing close to the spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area. The descent to Barafu campsite is surprisingly fast, and after lunch and other refreshments, we continue to descend to reach our final campsite (3100m.) Most of us will be too tired to notice the beauty of the forest surrounding the crowded campsite. (11-14 hours walking).

Uhuru Peak Kilimanjaro

Uhuru Peak Kilimanjaro

Day 6: Mweka camp to Mweka Gate

After breakfast, finish the trek with a descent to Mweka Gate. Your last hike on Kilimanjaro is a beautiful one, passing through Kilimanjaro’s cloud forest. Watch your step during the descent, as the trail can be slippery. Our vehicles will be waiting at the lower station of Mweka Gate to take you back to Moshi.

At Mweka Gate gate you sign your name and details in a register book. This is also where successful climbers receive their summit certificates. Those climbers who reached Stella Point are issued with green certificates and those who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m), receive Golden certificates. You now drive back to Moshi for a long overdue hot shower, dinner descent bed, and celebrations!!

End of the 6 Days Machame Route Kilimanjaro

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