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Machame Trail – 9 Days


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Machame route has become most popular route up Kilimanjaro in recent years. It is most of time crowded since it takes few days to do Kilimanjaro minimum of six days. There are other several factors that make this route popular and crowded. This route gives vast opportunity to acclimatize as one walks to the camp. This means a climber do not need to go extra mile higher to acclimatize but before getting to a camp for an overnight get to pass through a higher point then walk down to the camp. Attraction in this route is unbeatable since it offers a climber a view of Shira Plateau and its escapements. The way summit or the peak is approached makes it easy and exciting to pass through vegetation zones. The distances walked everyday are regularly short most especially seven days climbs excluding day three to lava tower. The most renowned reason that calls for this route is high success rate compared to other summit routes that is Marangu and western breach that starts from the arrow glacier near Lava tower. The camps are wide enough to offer an enjoyable experience. There are ironical claims of this route being hard hence called whisky route in comparison to Marangu route named coca cola but check on success rate Machame makes most of it than Marangu. The distance to the peak from the base camp (barafu) compared to from kibo huts on Marangu route. The route is joined by the climbers from Lemosho on the third all the way to the exit gate.

From $1,350.00

Discounts apply if 2 or more people travel together and share accommodations. If people are traveling as a group, but wish to have private accommodation, $60 will be added to their personal total after the group discount.

1 person – $1350.00
2 people – $1300.00 each
3 people – $1250.00 each
4 people – $1200.00 each
5+ people – $1150.00 each


Day 1
Arrival JRO-Hotel (Arrival)

Day 2
Hotel-Gate 1830m/6000ft-Machame camp 3000m/9836ft (Altitude gain 1170m/3910ft)

Day 3
Machame camp-Shira cave camp 3840m/12600ft (Altitude Gain is 840m/2665ft

Day 4 
Shira cave-lava tower 4600- Baranco camp 3940m/12931.2ft (Altitude gain 100m/336.36ft)

Day 5
Baranco-Karanga valley camp 4040m/13255ft (Altitude gain 100m/336.36ft)

Day 6
Karanga Valley Camp – Barafu (Base camp) 4680m/15360ft (Altitude gain 640m/2105ft)

Day 7
Barafu-Stella 5739m/18888ft-Uhuru 5895m/19340ft-then descent to Millenium camp 3797m/12462ft (Altitude gain1072m/ to Stella and 1215m/3980ft to Uhuru peak and lose 2075m/6810ft to Millenium camp)

Day 8
Millenium camp- Mweka exit gate1600masl-hotel

Day 9
Hotel – Airport JRO/Arusha (Departure)



1.  The price includes; Park fees, crew wages, hotel, three meals a day while the mountain, transport. It excludes the cost of flight, the cost of beverage at the hotel, the tipping for the team.

2.  Day 7; This is summit day that starts around or at mid night to Stella point 5739masl which is at crater rim then walk along the rim to Uhuru the highest point in Africa. Descent takes you back to base camp for an hour rest before a walk down to a convenient camp between High camp/millennium 3797masl, three hours walk or Mweka 3100masl 5 hour walk depending on your pace.

3.  Do not hesitate to contact us with any additional questions by using our form on the contact page.