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6 Days Machame Route

The unforgettable Kilimanjaro adventure with our 6-day Kilimanjaro Machame Route, a fantastic budget safari experience. Starting at Machame Gate, you’ll journey through diverse rainforests to Machame Camp, witnessing the scenic beauty of Kilimanjaro along the way. The trek continues to Shira Camp, offering spectacular views of Kibo peak, and then to Barranco Valley, where you’ll navigate the Barranco Wall. Next, climb to Barafu Camp for the ultimate summit push. Reach the summit at Uhuru Peak, Africa’s highest point, before descending to Mweka Camp. Conclude your epic journey with a descent to Mweka Gate and a relaxing stay in Moshi, savoring your Kilimanjaro budget safari experience.

Day 1: Arrive in moshi

You will be picked up at Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to a beautiful hotel located on the lower slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, which is a perfect place to prepare for your Kilimanjaro Machame Route 6 days adventure.

Accommodation: Hotel in Moshi, Bed and Breakfast

Day 2: Machame Gate to Machame Hut (Full Board)

Moshi to Machame Gate, the starting point for your Kilimanjaro Machame Route 6 days trek. The climb begins at Machame Gate (1830m), and you’ll walk through the lush lower slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro on your Kilimanjaro budget safari.

Slowly gaining altitude while enjoying the diverse flora and fauna of the rainforest, you will arrive at the first Machame Hut, situated at 3000m above sea level.

Machame Gate to Machame Camp (3,000 m): 6-7 hours walking.

Day 3: Machame Camp to Shira Camp (Full Board)

A shorter day climbing up a steep ridge to reach a small semicircular cliff known as Picnic site, and continue up a gentler ascent through the lower alpine moorland, which is known for beautiful wild alpine flowers on your Kilimanjaro Machame Route 6 days adventure. The most spectacular views of Kibo peak can be seen from Shira Camp.

Machame Camp to Shira Camp (3,840m); 4-6 hours walking.

Day 4: Shira Camp to Barranco Valley (Full Board)

Today we walk on a gentle ascent and panoramic views on your Kilimanjaro budget safari. We traverse the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, passing underneath the Lava Tower and the final section of the Western Breach, and after a hot lunch at the bottom of the Lava Tower (4,600 m.), we descend to the bottom of the Great Barranco valley (3,900 m.).

Shira Camp to Barranco valley (3,900 m.): 5-7 hours walking.

Day 5: Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp (Full Board)

A steep climb up the eastern wall leads us just below the Heim Glacier, where we may have some spectacular views of Kilimanjaro. We then take a steep exit up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo. The trail continues down into the alpine desert of the Karanga Valley. After a short break for a hot lunch, we take a steep climb out of Karanga, and an easy path on compacted scree with wide views through this empty and dry landscape up to Barafu Camp. The two peaks Kibo and Mawenzi can be seen from Barafu Camp. After a hot lunch at the Camp, the remainder of the day is spent resting as we prepare for the final ascent before an early night summit walk.

Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp (4,600 m): 7-9 hours walking.

Day 6: Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Camp (Full Board)

Wake up before midnight in the cover of darkness on your Kilimanjaro budget safari. We begin a steep climb over loose volcanic scree with some well-graded zig-zags, and a slow but steady pace will take us to the rim of the main crater, Stella Point, at 5,735m. We will rest there for a few minutes to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling good can continue slowly to make the two-hour round trip from here along the crater rim to the main peak (5,895 m), which is the highest point in Africa. After a few minutes to appreciate your accomplishment, we descend to Barafu is amazingly fast, and we stop at Barafu Camp for some refreshment before continuing to descend to reach Mweka Camp.

Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Camp (3100 m): 13-15 hours walking.

Day 7: Descent – Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate to moshi (Full Board)

A gentle walk takes us down through the rainforest to Mweka Gate. Successful climbers will receive their summit certificates, and you can relax at the hotel or take a short tour in Moshi city.

Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate: 3-5 hours walking.

Day 8: depature day

After saying goodbye to our team in operation, you’ll need a private departure transfer which is included from Moshi to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) for your flight.


  • Hotel the night before and the night after the climb. Bed and Breakfast.
  • Professional, experienced, mountain guides
  • All Park fees
  • Rescue fees by vehicle
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Arrival and Departure transfers
  • Porters and cooker
  • Clean, purified drinking water
  • Summit Emergency Oxygen


  • Tanzania Visa
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc
  • Meals before and after climb
  • Tips and gratuities for guides and porters (recommended to be 10 – 15% of climb costs)
  • Personal clothing and mountain equipment

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