Kilimanjaro Machame Route in 7 Days

Day 1

After breakfast, embark on a short drive from Arusha to Machame Gate. Meet your porters and guides. First step in the mountain's surrounding rainforest. Upon arrival at the Machame Hut (3000m).

4 hours of hiking, 1800m to 3000m.

Day 2

Reach Shira Plateau (3850 m), crossing varied landscapes: senecio plants, volcanic rocks and waterfall.

5 hours of hiking, 3000m to 3850m.

Day 3

Acclimatization day, continue to the east, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo and reach the Barranco Hut (3950m).

7 hours of hiking, 3850m to 3950m with a peak at 4600m.

Day 4

Bordering the glacier, we follow the base of the cone in the east direction in a desert area.

3 hours of hiking, 3950m to 3963m.

Day 5

We continue East, near the glacier and reach Barafu Hut (4600m).

5 hours of hiking and 650 metres of gradient.

Day 6

Uhuru Peak (5895m). Departure very early in the morning in order to see the sunrise on the crater. After the last 1300m of the ascension, reach the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. Make the descent continuing straight down to Barafu Hut and then to Mweka Hut (3100m).

5 hours of hiking, 4600m to 5895m, then to 3100m.

Day 7

Continue the descent down to Mweka, have lunch and receive your summit certificates.

3 hours of hiking, transfer to Arusha.

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