6 Days Majestic Kilimanjaro Trekking via Machame Route

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

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About 6 Days Majestic Kilimanjaro Trekking via Machame Route Trip

Embarking on a 6-day Kilimanjaro trekking adventure via the Machame Route is an incredible journey that will test your physical and mental endurance. This itinerary is designed to provide you with an overview of each day's highlights and challenges, ensuring a safe and memorable experience.


Day 1  :  Machame Gate to Machame Camp

Your journey begins at Machame Gate, where you will complete registration and meet your experienced guide and porters. The trek starts through lush rainforests, exposing you to the region's unique flora and fauna. After approximately 6 hours of hiking, you will reach Machame Camp, situated 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 picturesque moorlands and stunning landscapes. As you ascend, you will witness the transition from dense forests to more open terrain. The hike to Shira Camp, located at an altitude of 3,840 meters, will take approximately 5 to 6 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 Barranco Camp

    Today's trek will lead you to Barranco Camp, offering breathtaking views of the Barranco Wall and the surrounding valleys. The trail involves some scrambling but is well worth the effort. At an elevation of 3,950 meters, Barranco Camp provides a unique setting for overnight camping.

    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

    From Barranco Camp, you will tackle the challenging Barranco Wall, a thrilling section that requires careful maneuvering. As you conquer the wall, you will be rewarded with panoramic vistas of the Karanga Valley and its mesmerizing landscapes. The day's hike will end at Karanga Camp, situated at 4,035 meters.

    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

    As you ascend to Barafu Camp, the terrain becomes steeper and more rugged. The path takes you through alpine desert landscapes, offering striking views of the surrounding glaciers. Upon reaching Barafu Camp at 4,680 meters, you will rest and prepare for the final push to the summit.

    Accommodation for day 5
    • Karanga 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 most challenging but rewarding day awaits as you make your way to Uhuru Peak, the highest point on Kilimanjaro at 5,895 meters. The trek begins in the early hours of the morning, aiming to reach the summit for a breathtaking sunrise. After celebrating your achievement, you will descend to Mweka Camp at 3,100 meters to rest and recover.

    Accommodation for day 6
    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 6 Days Majestic Kilimanjaro Trekking via Machame Route

    Is prior trekking experience necessary for the Machame Route?

    Prior trekking experience is not essential, but a reasonable level of fitness and preparation is recommended.

    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?

    You will need appropriate clothing, sturdy hiking boots, a sleeping bag, and personal items. 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.

    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 sustainable and 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?

    Absolutely! Tanzania offers a wealth of incredible destinations such as Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and Zanzibar's pristine 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. Training and preparation are recommended.