3 Days Unforgettable Kilimanjaro Trekking Machame Route

3-Day Kilimanjaro Trek: Join an exclusive 3-day trek and experience the thrill of Kilimanjaro in a shorter timeframe.

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About 3 Days Top Unforgettable Kilimanjaro Trekking via Machame Route

Embarking on a 3-day Kilimanjaro trekking adventure via the Machame Route is an exhilarating journey that offers a taste of the awe-inspiring beauty of this iconic mountain. This itinerary will guide you through each day's highlights, ensuring a safe and memorable experience. Challenge yourself, witness stunning landscapes, and experience the magic of Africa's highest peak. Choose Burigi Chato Safaris for a professional and unforgettable trekking experience.


Day 1  :  Machame Gate to Machame Camp

Your trek begins at Machame Gate, where you will complete registration and meet your experienced guide and porters. The trail starts through lush rainforests, providing glimpses of exotic flora and fauna. After approximately 6 hours of hiking, you will reach Machame Camp, located at an elevation of 3,000 meters.

Accommodation for day 1
  • Machame Campsite
Included meals and drinks
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
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    Day 2  :  Machame Camp to Shira Camp

    On the second day, the trail takes you through stunning moorlands and ever-changing landscapes. As you ascend, the vegetation becomes sparser, revealing the rugged beauty of Kilimanjaro. The hike to Shira Camp, situated at an altitude of 3,840 meters, will take approximately 4 to 5 hours.

    Accommodation for day 2
    • Shira Cave Campsite
    Included meals and drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
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    Day 3  :  Shira Camp to Machame Gate and Conclusion

    On the final day of your trek, you will descend from Shira Camp to Machame Gate. The trail offers panoramic views as you bid farewell to the majestic mountain. The descent takes around 4 to 5 hours, and upon reaching Machame Gate, you will receive your summit certificates. This marks the end of your unforgettable Kilimanjaro trekking experience.

    Accommodation for day 3
    Included meals and drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch

  • Tour activities

    Game drive tours

    Getting around/Walking

    Hotel resting


    Tour features and style

    Private tour
    You can do safari privately for solo, couple, family, or in group.

    Group tour
    Join a group with your fellow tourists through this tour.

    Budget tour
    You can compute the price for budget for the whole tour

    You can customize the itinerary, price inclusions, accommodations, and also the price.

    First aid/Rescue
    First aid and rescue during the tour is assured.

    Price inclusions

    Sleeping bag or bed linen

    Rescue fee

    Gorilla trekking permits

    Chimp trekking permits

    Park fees

    A professional driver/guide

    All activities mentioned (unless clearly labeled as optional)

    Meals (as specified in the day-by-day description)

    All accommodation mentioned (unless clearly labeled as optional upgrade)

    Roundtrip airport transfer

    Camping equipment (only sleeping bag/bed linen may be listed as excluded)

    All transportation mentioned (unless clearly labeled as optional)

    All flights during the tour

    All Taxes/VAT

    Price exclusions

    International flights to/from the start/end of the tour

    Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour

    Tips: tipping guideline

    Personal items

    Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees



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    Frequently Asked Questions for 3 Days Unforgettable Kilimanjaro Trekking Machame Route

    Is it possible to trek Kilimanjaro via the Machame Route in 3 days?

    Yes, it is possible to complete a 3-day Kilimanjaro trek via the Machame Route. However, it is a challenging endeavor, and it is recommended for experienced trekkers with excellent fitness levels.

    What is the best time of year to trek Kilimanjaro via the Machame Route?

    The best time to trek Kilimanjaro is during the dry seasons from late June to October and from December to February.

    Are there age restrictions for Kilimanjaro trekking?

    Most tour operators have a minimum age requirement of 10 years for Kilimanjaro trekking. However, individual fitness and health conditions should also be considered.

    What kind of gear and equipment do I need for the trek?

    Proper clothing, sturdy hiking boots, a sleeping bag, and personal items are essential. It is crucial to have warm layers and waterproof gear. A comprehensive packing list will be provided by your tour operator.

    Are there any health risks associated with Kilimanjaro trekking?

    Altitude sickness is a potential risk. It is crucial to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and listen to your guide's instructions. It is recommended to consult with a healthcare professional before attempting high-altitude trekking.

    Is it safe to drink water during the trek?

    It is recommended to use filtered or purified water during the trek to avoid waterborne illnesses. Your guide will provide information on safe drinking water sources.

    Can I hire a porter to carry my belongings?

    Yes, hiring a porter is common and highly recommended. They will assist with carrying your gear, allowing you to focus on the trekking experience.

    How do I choose a reputable tour company for Kilimanjaro trekking?

    Research different tour operators, read reviews, and consider their experience, certifications, and commitment to responsible tourism.

    What happens if I can't continue the trek?

    If you are unable to continue the trek, your guide will assess the situation and make appropriate decisions for your safety. Descending to a lower altitude is usually the first step.

    Can I extend my trip to explore other parts of Tanzania?

    Yes, you can extend your trip to explore other attractions in Tanzania such as Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, or Zanzibar's beautiful beaches. Consult with your tour operator to customize your itinerary.

    What is the recommended tipping etiquette for guides and porters?

    Tipping is customary and greatly appreciated. Your tour operator will provide guidelines on tipping amounts, ensuring fair compensation for the hardworking crew.

    How physically demanding is the Machame Route?

    The Machame Route is considered moderately difficult. It involves long hiking days, challenging terrain, and substantial altitude gain. Prior fitness training and preparation are highly recommended.