6 Days Machame Route - Top Kilimanjaro Hiking Tour

Experience the ultimate Kilimanjaro Hiking adventure with our 6 days Machame Route tour. Hiking to the summit and soaking in stunning panoramic views

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About 6 Days Machame Route Kilimanjaro Hiking Tour

The Machame Route is the ultimate Kilimanjaro hiking experience for adventurers seeking to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. This trail offers a challenging yet scenic climb with high success rates for hikers. Passing through various ecological zones, it takes 6 days to complete, requiring proper gear, and the guidance of experienced guides. The Machame Route is the top package for those seeking the ultimate challenge and adventure in their quest to summit Kilimanjaro.

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Day 1  :  KIlimanjaro Hiking from Machame Gate – Machame Camp


It takes approximately 50 minutes to drive from Moshi to the Machame Gate, which is the starting point for hiking the Machame Route up Mount Kilimanjaro. Along the way hiking up, the road passes through the village of Machame. it is situated on the lower slopes of the mountain. Once we arrive at the Machame Gate, we begin our 6 Days Kilimanjaro Hiking tour by hiking through the lush and densely forested area on a winding trail that ascends a ridge. This section of the hike is often referred to as the "rainforest zone" due to the frequent rainfall and mist that characterizes the area. We continue hiking on this trail until we reach the Machame Camp. This is our first overnight stop on the journey of our 6 Days Kilimanjaro hiking tour via Machame route.

Accommodation for day 1
  • Machame Campsite
Included meals and drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
  • Machame Campsite Machame Campsite Machame Campsite

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    Day 2  :  Hiking Kilimanajaro from Machame Camp - Shira cave Camp


    After leaving the rainforest area. we begin Hiking along a path that gradually ascends towards a steep and rocky ridge. As we make our way higher up to mount Kilimanjaro. The vegetation changes and we find ourselves passing through vast expanses of heather and open moorlands on the Shira Plateau. The terrain becomes more rugged and challenging. With steep inclines and rocky outcroppings that require careful navigation. Eventually, we come to a large river gorge which we must cross before reaching our next Kilimanjaro Machame route campsite known as Shira cave camp. This campsite provides a welcome respite from the difficult terrain and offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. This will be an end our second day of hiking kilimanjaro

    Accommodation for day 2
    • Shira Cave Campsite
    Included meals and drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
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    Day 3  :  Hiking from Shira cave - Lava Tower – Barranco Camp


    Continuing our 3rd Day of our 6 Days kilimanjaro Hikig trip via Machame Route, we head east along a ridge before veering southeast towards the Lava Tower, a towering volcanic rock formation that rises 300 feet into the sky. After admiring the impressive sight, we continue hiking kilimanjaro towards the Barranco Camp by way of the Senecio Forest, a unique and beautiful landscape filled with strange plants. This part of the trail takes us to an altitude of 13,000 feet, where we spend time acclimatizing to the thinner air. Although we start and end our day at the same elevation, the time spent at higher altitude is very beneficial for acclimatization, helping us to adjust to the challenging conditions of the Kilimanjaro mountain.

    Accommodation for day 3
    • Barranco Campsite
    Included meals and drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
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    Day 4  :  Barranco Camp - Hike up to Karanga Camp - Barafu Camp


    On day four of the Kilimanjaro 6 Days hiking adventure via Machame route, we hike to the Great Barranco Wall, a steep 900-foot non-technical Hiking with breathtaking views. After crossing several hills and valleys, we reach Kilimanjaro Karanga Valley and continue hiking to Karanga Camp for a short day of acclimatization. Then after, we connect to the Mweka Trail, continuing our Kilimanjaro Hiking tour to Barafu camp, which marks the end of the Southern Circuit. We take time to rest and fuel up for the Kilimanjaro summit push, while enjoying impressive views of Mawenzi and Kibo peaks.

    Accommodation for day 4
    • Barafu Campsite
    Included meals and drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
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    Day 5  :  Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak (5895 meters)- hike down to Mweka Gate


    The summit attempt of Mount Kilimanjaro begins in the early morning hours with a challenging Kilimanjaro Hiking Tour in extreme wind and cold at high altitude. Hiking in darkness, we take breaks until we reach Stella Point at 18,900 feet to witness a breathtaking sunrise over Mawenzi Peak. After reaching Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa, we begin our descent to the Mweka Hut campsite. The trail is rocky and hard on the knees, and hiking poles are recommended. After lunch at Barafu, we continue hiking down to Mweka Camp in the upper forest where mist or rain may occur. We enjoy our final dinner on the mountain before getting a well-deserved night of rest.

    Accommodation for day 5
    • Mweka Campsite
    Included meals and drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
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    Day 6  :  Mweka Camp – Mweka Gate – last day of 6 days kilimanjaro hiking


    On the sixth day of the Kilimanjaro hiking tour via Machame route, we leave Mweka Camp and make our way down to Mweka Gate. The descent takes us through the lush rainforest and offers a different perspective of the mountain. Along the way, we may encounter some wildlife, including monkeys and colorful birds. Upon reaching Mweka Gate, we sign out with the park authorities, receiving our certificates for reaching the summit before transferring back to Moshi or Arusha. The journey back offers a chance to reflect on the experience and enjoy the scenery as we pass through small villages and farmlands. Once back in Moshi or Arusha, we can celebrate our achievement with a final dinner and restful night's sleep before departing the following day.

    Accommodation for day 6
    Included meals and drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch

  • Tour activities

    Game drive tours

    Getting around/Walking

    Hotel resting

    Photographs

    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

    Customizable
    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

    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 Taxes/VAT

    Price exclusions

    Gorilla trekking permits

    Chimp trekking permits

    All flights during the tour

    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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    KILIMANJARO BASE TO SUMMIT

    1032 reviews | Moshi, Tanzania |

    Website https://www.kilimanjarobasetosummit.com

    KILIMANJARO BASE TO SUMMIT CO L.T.D is a private owned tour operator and the best Tanzania Serengeti safari and Mount Kilimanjaro based in Tanzania. We are offering a memorable Kilimanjaro Hiking tours Experience to Tanzania and When you travel with us, you are not a client but you become part of our family, share your life time experience by Hiking the Highest Mountain in Africa


    Tour offered

    6 days Tanzania safari from Arusha

    Tanzania safari tour to visit Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro Crater


    $3600.00
    /person

    Frequently Asked Questions for 6 Days Machame Route - Top Kilimanjaro Hiking Tour

    What is the duration of the 6 Days Machame Route Kilimanjaro hiking tour?

    The Kilimanjaro hiking tour via the 6 Days Machame Route typically takes six days to complete.

    Is prior hiking experience required for the 6 Days Machame Route?

    While prior hiking experience is beneficial, it is not mandatory. However, maintaining a good level of fitness is important.

    What is the difficulty level of the 6 Days Machame Route?

    The 6 Days Machame Route is considered moderately challenging. It involves steep sections and altitude gains, requiring physical and mental endurance.

    Are permits and fees included in the Kilimanjaro hiking tour package?

    Yes, the Kilimanjaro hiking tour package usually includes the necessary permits and park fees for the 6 Days Machame Route.

    What type of accommodation is provided during the 6 Days Machame Route?

    Accommodations during the 6 Days Machame Route often consist of tents or mountain huts, depending on the tour package.

    Are meals provided during the Kilimanjaro hiking tour?

    Yes, most Kilimanjaro hiking tour packages include meals throughout the 6 Days Machame Route. These meals are typically prepared by the support staff.

    How many hours of hiking are expected per day on the 6 Days Machame Route?

    Hiking on the 6 Days Machame Route can range from 4 to 8 hours per day, depending on the section and the pace of the group.





    Reviews for 6 Days Machame Route Kilimanjaro Hiking Tour

    An Unforgettable Kilimanjaro Adventure to the Summit
    ★★★★★ 5/5

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    David Boston
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    Visited: February 2020

    My experience with Kilimanjaro Base to Summit on the 6 Days Machame Route was beyond incredible. The journey was challenging yet rewarding, with breathtaking views at every turn. The expert guides and porters made the hike feel safe and supported. Highly recommended!

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    A Thrilling Kilimanjaro Hiking Expedition via Machame route
    ★★★★★ 5/5

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    John Ferdnand
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    Visited: July 2021

    Embarking on the Kilimanjaro hiking tour via the 6 Days Machame Route was a thrilling adventure. The trail was diverse, offering a mix of terrains and landscapes. The knowledgeable Kilimanjaro hiking guides from Kilimanjaro Base to Summit shared fascinating insights throughout the journey. An unforgettable experience!

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    A Well-Organized 6 days kilimanjaro hiking Expedition
    ★★★★★ 5/5

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    Tonny Boaz
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    Visited: December 2022

    Choosing Kilimanjaro Base to Summit for the 6 Days Kilimanjaro hiking via Machame Route was an excellent decision. The entire hiking tour was meticulously planned and executed. From the comfortable accommodations to the delicious meals, everything was top-notch. The guides' knowledge and professionalism added to the overall experience.

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    Conquering New Heights
    ★★★★★ 5/5

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    Antonio Greg
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    Visited: February 2023

    Climbing Kilimanjaro's Machame Route for 6 days with Kilimanjaro Base to Summit was a life-changing experience. The hike tested my limits both mentally and physically. The guides' encouragement and expertise pushed me to achieve new heights. The sense of accomplishment at the summit was indescribable.

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    Nature's Spectacle at Its Best with 6 Days Kilimanjaro Machame Route
    ★★★★★ 5/5

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    Jason Drewz
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    Visited: October 2022

    The 6 Days Machame Route offered an extraordinary encounter with nature. Kilimanjaro Base to Summit organized a remarkable hiking tour that immersed us in stunning landscapes, from lush rainforests to vast alpine deserts. The beauty of Kilimanjaro is unparalleled, and this journey allowed me to witness it firsthand

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    Pushing My Limits - up to the top of Kilimanjaro
    ★★★★★ 5/5

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    Steven Bolton
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    Visited: May 2023

    The 6 Days Machame Route with Kilimanjaro Base to Summit challenged me in ways I never thought possible. The trail demanded perseverance and determination, but the rewards were immeasurable. Every step closer to the summit felt like a triumph. A truly transformative adventure!

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    Machame Gate to Machame Camp Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
    Majestic Kilimanjaro Machame route Landscapes and Warm Hospitality
    ★★★★★ 5/5

    By
    George Oscar
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    Visited: March 2023

    Kilimanjaro Base to Summit provided an unforgettable Kilimanjaro hiking tour. The 6 Days Kilimanjaro Machame Route showcased the mountain's majestic landscapes, while the guides shared their deep knowledge of the region. The warm hospitality and support from the entire team made this experience even more remarkable.

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     Machame Gate to Machame Camp Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp Barafu Camp to Uhuru  Peak to Mweka Camp
    Kilimanjaro Hiking Tour - A Journey of Personal Growth
    ★★★★★ 5/5

    By
    Jamse Boaz
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    Visited: May 2023

    The 6 Days Machame Route allowed me to discover my inner strength and resilience. Kilimanjaro Base to Summit's well-planned hiking tour provided the perfect platform for personal growth. The Kilimanjaro Hiking guides' motivational talks and camaraderie among fellow hikers made this journey truly inspiring.

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    Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp Barafu Camp to Uhuru  Peak to Mweka Camp
    Captivating Scenery at Every Step while hiking Kilimajaro by Machame route
    ★★★★☆ 4/5

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    Brown Deezy
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    Visited: February 2023

    Kilimanjaro Base to Summit's 6 Days Machame Route was a visual feast. The ever-changing Kilimanjaro Machame route scenery, from dense forests to snow-capped peaks, kept me captivated throughout the hike. The guides' passion for the mountain and its surroundings added an extra layer of appreciation to the entire experience. 6 Days Kilimanjaro Machame route is supper.

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    Machame Camp to Shira Cave Shira Cave Camp to Lover Tower to Barranco Camp Barafu Camp to Uhuru  Peak to Mweka Camp
    The Perfect Balance of Challenge and Reward
    ★★★★★ 5/5

    By
    Jason Bilgate
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    Visited: January 2023

    The 6 Days Machame Route offered a perfect balance between challenging hikes and rewarding moments. Kilimanjaro Base to Summit's knowledgeable guides ensured a safe and enjoyable journey. Reaching the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro was superb

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     Machame Gate to Machame Camp