The 7 Days Kilimanjaro climbing Machame route is best for acclimatization . This route is the most popular ascending route and is well established route on Kilimanjaro and is the perfect for those with camping and hiking experience. Machame is route that has the beautiful forest along the way with evening meals taken in a communal dining area.
We stay at Keys Hotel which is beautifully located on the lower slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro and is a perfect place to prepare for your adventure. We will gather in the evening at 5:30 pm for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check.
We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance
Normally April and May are the months with long rains and should be avoided.
November is usually short rains but it is not often rains all day.
The best time for climbing Kilimanjaro is January to February and September.
July to August can be colder and November to December can be wetter.
January to March is the warmest months, almost clear of clouds each evening and morning.
The success rates with our guides are outstanding compared to the overall success rates for all climbers who attempt to reach the top.
Summit Success Rates: Gilman’s Point (92%). Uhuru Peak (90%).
Total trip duration is 8 days.
KILIMANJARO CLIMB MACHAME 7DAYS/6NIGHTS
DAY 1. – Machame Gate (1634 m/5,363 ft) to Machame camp. (2834 m/9,300 ft)
Drive to Machame gate, after registration you begin your climb.Today is a nice leisurely hike through the tropical rain forest. As you pass through the rainforest, you are likely to spot colobus monkeys and wild birds’ .Dinner and Overnight at Machame camp.
DAY 2. – Machame camp (2834 m/9,300 ft) to Shira camp (3749 m/12,300 ft)
From the Machame Hut, you cross the stream onto its west bank and follow the path up the steep rocky ridge – criss-crossing a few times before reaching Shira camp, at the base of a semi-circular wall of rocks. Dinner and overnight at Shira camp.
DAY 3. – Shira camp (3749 m/12,300 ft) to Barranco camp (3901 m/12,800 ft)
From Shira camp, you hike to Lava Tower (15,000’) to acclimatize and then proceed down to Barranco Camp via the Great Barranco Wall. Tonight’s camp is one of the best on the mountain. Dinner and overnight at Barranco camp.
DAY 4. – Barranco camp (3900 m/12,800 ft) to Karanga Valley (3963 m/13,000 ft)
From Barranco camp, you climb up through the edge of great Barranco Wall. It’s a tough morning climb on a steep trail, but once you reach the top, the views are very rewarding. Dinner and overnight at Karanga camp.
DAY 5. – Karanga Valley (3963 m/13,000 ft) to Barafu camp (4,600 m/15,091 ft)
Today is a shorter climb than the past few days, hiking up to the final camp before your last ascent day to the summit. You must get lots of rest as you will need all your energy for the climb to the roof of africa. Dinner and over night at Barafu camp.
DAY 6. – Barafu Camp (4,600m/15,091 ft) to the Summit (5896 m/19,343 ft) and then to Mweka Camp (3100 m/10,170 ft)
You will start trekking early just after midnight, as the walk today will take 10 – 14 + hours. The 1,100-meter (3,600’) ascent in just over 3 km (1.86 miles) will take us about 6-8 hours, as you try to reach the summit to watch the sunrise over the Great Rift Valley. After watching the sunrise and taking enough pictures, you then start descending down the mountain to below the tree line. Dinner and overnight at Mweka Camp.
DAY 7. – Mweka camp (3100 m/10,170 ft) to Mweka Gate (1828 m/6,000 ft)
On your final day, we will have a short three hour hike out, walking through the lush forest. You meet our driver with the vehicle at the Mweka park gate to drive back to Moshi . Overnight at Kindoroko Hotel.
7 day Kilimanjaro climb Machame route Price is from US$…
Included in this tour:
- Quality, waterproof mountain sleeping tents
- Professional, experienced, mountain guides
- All Park fees and Rescue fees
- All meals while on the Mountain
- Arrival and Departure transfers
- Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
- Mess tents with table and chairs:
- Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food:
- Clean, purified drinking water:
- Fair and ethical treatment of porters:
- Sleeping Mattress, 7 Days Kilimanjaro climbing Machame route
- Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival
- Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
- Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)
- Tips and any items of personal nature.
Success rate on Machame route.
Success is what we want during our climb. We are prepared for any urgent situation and also have in place a complete evacuation procedure in case of altitude sickness. We carry first aid supplies, supplement summit and Pulse (Oximeters).
all customers travelling with Abakombe Tours are required to have fully comprehensive travel insurance. The policy needs to be legitimate from the date that the initial order is placed so as to provide cover for a cancellation prior to departure.