6 Days Majestic Kilimanjaro Hiking via Machame Route Trip

6-Day Kilimanjaro Hike: Take on Kilimanjaro with a shorter hike and experience the stunning views and challenging climb in 6 days.

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About 6 Days Top Majestic Kilimanjaro Hiking via Machame Route Trip

Rising majestically in Tanzania, Mount Kilimanjaro allures adventurers from around the globe. With an elevation of 5,895 meters (19,341 feet), this dormant volcano presents a thrilling challenge for hikers. The Machame Route, also known as the "Whiskey Route," offers a scenic and rewarding journey to the summit. Let's explore the detailed itinerary for a 6-day Kilimanjaro hiking trip via the Machame Route.

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Day 1  :  Machame Gate to Machame Camp


Your adventure begins at the Machame Gate, the entry point to the Machame Route. After registration and briefing, the trek commences through lush rainforests filled with diverse flora and fauna. The first day's hike takes approximately 5-7 hours, covering a distance of about 11 kilometers (6.8 miles) until you reach Machame Camp. Settle into your camp, enjoy a warm meal, and rest for the challenges ahead.

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


    As the sun rises, the trail leads you through the heath and moorland zones, offering captivating views of the Shira Plateau. The hike from Machame Camp to Shira Camp takes about 5-7 hours, covering a distance of approximately 5 kilometers (3.1 miles). As you ascend, you'll witness the dramatic change in vegetation and immerse yourself in the beauty of Kilimanjaro's diverse landscapes.

    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 Barranco Camp


    Day 3 presents a unique challenge as you traverse the Lava Tower, a distinctive rock formation standing at 4,600 meters (15,091 feet) above sea level. The climb to Lava Tower tests your endurance and acclimatization, but the panoramic views make it all worthwhile. After descending from Lava Tower, you'll reach Barranco Camp, located at 3,950 meters (12,960 feet). Today's trek covers approximately 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) and takes 6-8 hours.

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


    The hike from Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp introduces you to the famous Barranco Wall, a challenging yet exhilarating section that demands careful maneuvering. Overcoming this obstacle rewards you with breathtaking sights and a sense of triumph. Today's distance is approximately 5 kilometers (3.1 miles), and the trek takes about 4-5 hours. At Karanga Camp, take time to rest, hydrate, and prepare for the final ascent.

    Accommodation for day 4
    • Karanga Campsite
    Included meals and drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
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    Day 5  :  Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp


    On Day 5, you'll continue your journey from Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp, the base camp for the summit attempt. The trail winds through alpine desert terrain, offering stunning views of the surrounding glaciers. The hike spans approximately 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) and takes 4-5 hours. Arriving at Barafu Camp, take ample rest, hydrate, and mentally prepare for the upcoming summit push.

    Accommodation for day 5
    • Barafu Campsite
    Included meals and drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
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    Day 6  :  Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak and Mweka Camp


    The summit day has arrived! In the early hours, start your ascent from Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak, the highest point of Mount Kilimanjaro. The climb is physically demanding and mentally challenging, but the feeling of accomplishment upon reaching the summit is indescribable. As the sun rises, painting the sky with vibrant hues, you'll stand atop Africa's highest peak at 5,895 meters (19,341 feet). After capturing this incredible moment, begin your descent to Mweka Camp, covering a total distance of approximately 17 kilometers (10.6 miles).

    Accommodation for day 6
    Included meals and drinks
  • Breakfast
  • 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

    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 6 Days Majestic Kilimanjaro Hiking via Machame Route Trip

    Is prior hiking experience required for the Kilimanjaro Machame Route?

    While prior hiking experience is beneficial, beginners with good physical fitness can undertake the Machame Route successfully. However, it is recommended to train and prepare in advance.

    What is the best time to hike Kilimanjaro via the Machame Route?

    The best time to hike Kilimanjaro via the Machame Route is during the dry seasons, which are from January to March and June to October. These months offer more stable weather conditions and better visibility.

    What should I pack for the Kilimanjaro hiking trip?

    Essential items include proper hiking boots, warm clothing (including layers), a sleeping bag, a headlamp, trekking poles, sunscreen, a hat, gloves, and personal medications. Consult with your tour operator for a detailed packing list.

    What level of physical fitness is required for the Machame Route?

    The Machame Route is considered moderately challenging. Good physical fitness, endurance, and stamina are essential. Preparing with cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and hiking practice will enhance your experience.

    How is altitude sickness managed on the Machame Route?

    Proper acclimatization is crucial to prevent altitude sickness. The Machame Route is designed to allow for gradual altitude gain, increasing your chances of acclimatizing. Drinking plenty of water, taking breaks, and following the guidance of experienced guides are key.