Mount kilimanjaro trekking via machame route - 7 day

6 Days | 4.0 /5 2 reviews | Arusha, Tanzania
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Machame Route gives a diverse landscape and fantastic views offer a unique experience to test your will power, fitness finesse, and mental strength. The route takes you through lush rainforest, where colobus monkeys roam, into heath and moorland, with its many ferns and ericas, until finally reaching the icy caps of the mountain top. Varying altitudes offer a good environment for acclimatization, enhancing your chances of reaching the summit. Overnights on these routes are in the tents.

Day 0; Kilimanjaro Airport – Arusha

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport you will be greeted by our transfer driver and taken to the Tulia hotel and Spa ( or similar in Arusha. The rest of the day is for you to enjoy at leisure – relax at the hotel pool or explore the town of Arusha. In the late afternoon, you will meet by one of our Kilimanjaro team members, who will brief you on your upcoming trek. Bed and Breakfast included.


Day 1; Arusha – Machame Gate (1,790m) – Machame Camp (3,010m)

After breakfast, you will be picked up at your lodge and taken to the Kilimanjaro National park gate-Machame. After completion of all the necessary paperwork, your adventure commences. Your destination for today is the Machame Camp. Soon you will be hiking through the lush rainforest with its large ancient trees, primeval ferns, and endemic flowers, like the Impatiens Kilimanjaro. You might also spot black and white colobus monkeys, peeking through the leaves. Reaching the campsite you will have time to relax, stretch your legs and enjoy a hearty meal, before snuggling into your tent for the night. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included

Day 2; Machame Camp (3,010m) – Shira Camp (3,845m)

Today’s an early start is not due to a long stretch, but rather to allow you to reach Shira Camp at around mid-afternoon. As you walk you will notice the dramatic change in the landscape – from lush and green rainforest to dry moor and heathland. Arriving at your campsite a beautiful view of the mountain range opens up before you. The glaciers of Kibo glistens in the golden hue of the setting sun as you enjoy another lovingly cooked meal before climbing into your tent.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner included


Day 3; Shira Camp (3,845m) – Lava Tower Hut (4,640m) – Barranco Camp (3,960m)

Acclimatization is on today’s menu. You will climb roughly 800 m, but sleep on a level not much higher than the previous night. Starting at Shira Plateau, you will make your way up to Lava Tower. Here you will rest a while, before continuing through the Barranco Valley to the beautiful Barranco Camp. The trek will take approximately 6 to 7 hours, but the various distractions of the alpine desert will keep your mind off the stretch still ahead. A well-deserved dinner and overnight await you at Barranco Camp.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner included

Day 4; Barranco Camp (3,960m) – Karanga Camp (4,035m)

Today the Barranco Wall stands before you to conquer. Some stages will require you to use your hands for a better grip, but no actual climbing is necessary. Your guide will be with you every step of the way to lend a helping hand. The route with its numerous ascents and descents allows for further acclimatization and leads you to the mountain ridge. Walking along the ridge you can take in the beautiful landscape with its stunning contrasts of desert and vegetation, before finally reaching the cloudy Karanga Camp. Your trek will take between 3 to 4 hours, leaving more than enough time to rest and play a game of rummy. Evening meal and overnight at Karanga Camp.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner included

Day 5; Karanga Camp (4,035m) – Barafu Camp (4,640m)

Awakening to the sunlight dancing off the Kibo Summit, you will enjoy a hearty breakfast before setting out to today’s destination – Barafu Camp. Most of the day will be spent walking through very dry desertic terrain, with Kibo, ever-present on your left side. After 3 to 4 hours you will reach Barafu Camp, where you will have an early dinner and night as the highlight of your trip is only a few short hours away…
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner included

Day 6; Barafu Camp (4,640m) – Uhuru Peak (5,895m) – Mweka Camp (3,080m)

At around midnight you will be woken up by your guide with a warm cup of tea and biscuits to get you ready for your final ascent. The moon and your headlamps will be your only source of light as you make your way up to Stella Point (5,730m), reaching the crater rim in about 5 to 7 hours. Another 1 to 2 hours will take you to Uhuru Peak, where you can enjoy the sun rising over the African landscape, casting a pink hue over the snowy peak and making the glaciers sparkle like diamonds around you. After capturing this incredible view and achievement on film, you will start your descent along the same route back to Barafu Camp, where your team awaits you with some snacks and refreshments. Rested and relaxed you will make your way to Mweka Camp for your last night on the highest mountain in Africa. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner included

Day 7; Mweka Camp (3,080m) – Mweka Gate (1,630m) – Arusha

A delicious breakfast is followed by a traditional farewell ceremony from your mountain crew, before you start your final stretch down the mountain. You will once more trek through the rainforest, giving you another opportunity to spot the cheeky colobus monkeys, finally reaching the Mweka Gate. You will be met at the gate and taken back to the Tulia hotel and Spa or similar for a long shower and relaxed. This will mark the end of your trekking adventure. Bed and Breakfast included

Useful informations


Minimun of 2 participants is required
Available Languages
Flexible: Full refund if cancellation is within 24 hours of booking

Good to know

Items excluded:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Flights
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
  • Travel insurance

Meeting Point

Airport or at the Hotel

Upcoming Availibilities

25 May 2024 - 07:30  |  31 May 2024 - 07:30
$1,700.00 per person · 15 spots left
27 May 2024 - 07:30  |  02 Jun 2024 - 07:30
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29 May 2024 - 07:30  |  04 Jun 2024 - 07:30
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30 May 2024 - 07:30  |  05 Jun 2024 - 07:30
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Organized By
Zicasso Expeditions

Zicasso Expeditions

Zicasso Expeditions is a growing, Tanzania based tour operator specialized in Mount Kilimanjaro Climb and Meru Trekking, Tanzania wildlife Safaris, Trekking Safaris, Walking Safaris and Cultural Tours. Our tailor-made Mountain expedition journeys encompass Zicasso Expedition Tanzania- they’re the holidays we recommend to our friends, and in the style of travel. Each and every trip is crafted with the same trademark care and attention specifically around your requirements – something we’ve been doing since the year 2015.

Our vacations Services in Tanzania in Mount Kilimanjaro trekking and wildlife game drive are professional and incredible with their awesome Tanzania smile experiences. Among other things, we will leave you with unleash passions with Tanzania. 

What to expect from  Zicasso Expeditions.

  • ·         High-end tours complete with exclusive accommodation facilities
  • ·         Specially appointed vehicles i. e  4WD Safari vehicles designed to provide comfortable sightseeing
  • ·         Unexpected Exposure to African wildlife
  • ·         Awesome photography capture and game viewing
  • ·         Fantastic overnight camping in the bush.

4.0 /5
Average ratings of the activity
by Sasher
Dar es Salaam , Tanzania
5 01 Jul 2019
It was my first time to climb Mount Kilimanjaro the highest mountain in Africa we had six days and five overnight. Before I had to the had time thinking if I will be able to summit Uhuru peak. Fun enough Zicass Expeditions organized a wonderful trip for us; all tailored for our needs and according to the dates that we were available. Julitha, our travel designer was always willing to help, providing the requested information in a timely manner. Especially we would like to highlight the extraordinary work from our guide Erastus He has been an extraordinary guide to us, very knowledgeable of the field and the wildlife altogether. He has been very caring and patient during the entire trip, always willing to help and to make the most of our trip in terms of tracking animals; he has also been very diligent in guiding safely even in the rough conditions of the trail respectful, kind and a very warm person that has won our affection even after the trip is over, remembering him and our trip very dearly. Also, we like to appreciate the whole team without forgetting our chief cook Kaduguda. I'm planning to do another trek with my friends from Kenya in February 2020.!!!
$1,700.00 / pp
Up to 15 peoples
Durée : 6 Days