7 days Machame route Kilimanjaro climbing tour package

The 7-day Machame route Kilimanjaro climbing tour package is a thrilling and immersive adventure to climb the highest peak in Africa. Spanning seven days, participants will ascend Africa's highest peak, navigating diverse landscapes, challenging trails, and breathtaking vistas. This tour offers a comprehensive Kilimanjaro experience, featuring seasoned guides, thoughtfully chosen accommodations, and a strong focus on safety and acclimatization, ensuring a memorable and successful ascent.

Climbers chilling during 7 days Machame route Kilimanjaro climbing tour
  • Kilimanjaro Climbing Tour Packages

Itinerary for the 7-day Machame route Kilimanjaro climbing package

The following is the best itinerary for the 7-day Machame route Kilimanjaro climbing tour package.

Day 1: Machame Gate to Machame Camp

Your journey commences at the Machame Gate, where you'll start a hike to Machame Camp. This initial leg covers approximately 11 kilometers and takes around 5-7 hours to complete. The trail leads through lush rainforests, alive with the sounds of native wildlife. Machame Camp, situated at 3,010 meters above sea level, provides comfortable accommodations with ample oxygen levels. Expect mild temperatures as you begin your ascent.

Day 2: Machame Camp to Shira Camp

On the second day, you'll trek from Machame Camp to Shira Camp, spanning approximately 5 kilometers and taking 4-6 hours. The route offers stunning views of the Shira Plateau and features a gradual transition from rainforest to moorland. As you ascend, the landscape evolves, and you'll notice a decrease in vegetation. Shira Camp, located at 3,845 meters, offers comfortable lodging with a reasonable oxygen level. However, temperatures start to drop at this higher altitude.

Day 3: Shira Camp to Barranco Camp

Prepare for a challenging day as you journey from Shira Camp to Barranco Camp, covering around 10 kilometers over 6-8 hours. The trail leads through a stark alpine desert, characterized by dramatic scenery. Accommodations at Barranco Camp, situated at 3,960 meters, provide basic yet comfortable shelter. The oxygen level begins to decrease noticeably, and nighttime temperatures can be quite cold, so proper clothing is essential.

Day 4: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

Day 4 involves a trek from Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp, spanning approximately 7 kilometers and taking 4-5 hours. The route offers spectacular views of the surrounding landscape. Vegetation becomes scarcer as you ascend. Karanga Camp, located at 3,995 meters, offers basic accommodations, and oxygen levels continue to decrease. Proper acclimatization and hydration are essential at this stage.

Day 5: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

Prepare for a challenging day as you journey from Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp, covering around 4 kilometers over 3-4 hours. The route takes you to the Barafu Camp, situated at 4,600 meters, where accommodations are basic due to the high altitude. Proper acclimatization and hydration are essential at this stage, as oxygen levels are significantly lower, and temperatures become frigid, especially at night.

Day 6: Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp

Day 6 marks the summit day, the most challenging yet rewarding part of your journey. You'll depart from Barafu Camp in the middle of the night to make the ascent to Uhuru Peak, which stands at 5,895 meters. The hike to the summit and back to Barafu Camp will take approximately 12-16 hours. As you reach Uhuru Peak, you'll be greeted by the surreal, snow-covered landscape. After celebrating your achievement, you'll descend to Mweka Camp, situated at 3,100 meters, for a well-deserved rest. Nighttime temperatures remain cold, so proper gear is essential.

Day 7: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate and Departure

On your final day, you'll descend from Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate, covering approximately 10 kilometers over 3-4 hours. This part of the trek takes you through lush rainforests once more, offering a stark contrast to the alpine environments. As you reach Mweka Gate, you'll have successfully completed your Kilimanjaro ascent. It's a moment of celebration and reflection on your incredible journey. From the gate, you'll be transported back to your departure point, marking the end of this memorable adventure.

So, this 7-day Machame Route Kilimanjaro climbing tour package offers an immersive Kilimanjaro experience, culminating in the triumphant summit of Uhuru Peak. From lush rainforests to dramatic alpine terrain and the awe-inspiring summit, each day presents new challenges and rewards. We are thrilled to invite you to join us on this remarkable adventure, where you'll not only conquer Kilimanjaro but also create lasting memories and a profound connection with this extraordinary natural wonder. Prepare to be on the nicest adventure of a lifetime!