7 Days Experience Kilimanjaro Trekking Machame Route Trip

7-Day Kilimanjaro Trek: Join a guided trek and discover the beauty of Kilimanjaro while challenging yourself to reach the summit.

Operator: BURIGI CHATO SAFARIS CO LTD
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About 7 Days Best Experienced Kilimanjaro Trekking via Machame Route Trip

Embarking on a 7-day Kilimanjaro trekking adventure via the Machame Route is an experience of a lifetime. Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa, offers breathtaking views and a challenging yet rewarding journey. This itinerary will guide you through the key highlights of each day, providing you with a comprehensive understanding of what to expect on your trekking expedition.

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Day 1  :  Machame Gate to Machame Camp


On the first day, you will begin your trek at Machame Gate, where you will complete registration and meet your guide and porters. The trail winds through lush rainforests, offering 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


    As you continue your ascent, the landscape transitions from rainforest to moorland. The trek to Shira Camp takes you across vast expanses with stunning views of the Shira Plateau. This day's hike is approximately 5 to 6 hours long, and you will reach an altitude of 3,840 meters.

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


    Today's trek takes you to Barranco Camp, located at 3,950 meters. The trail presents you with challenging sections, including the Barranco Wall. The wall requires some scrambling, but your experienced guide will assist you. Along the way, you will be rewarded with panoramic vistas of the surrounding landscape.

    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 provides stunning views of the southern glacier and the rugged Kibo Massif. As you ascend to an altitude of 4,035 meters, you will notice the air becoming thinner. This day's trek takes approximately 4 to 5 hours.

    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


    Your next stop is Barafu Camp, situated at 4,680 meters. This is the base camp for your summit attempt. The terrain becomes more barren and rocky as you approach the camp. You will spend the rest of the day resting and preparing for the summit push.

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


    At around midnight, you will start your summit ascent from Barafu Camp. The final climb to Uhuru Peak, the highest point on Kilimanjaro at 5,895 meters, is physically demanding but immensely rewarding. As you reach the summit, you will witness the breathtaking sunrise over the African plains. After celebrating your achievement, you will descend to Mweka Camp at 3,100 meters to rest and recover.

    Accommodation for day 6
    • Mweka Campsite
    Included meals and drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
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    Day 7  :  Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate and Conclusion


    On the last day, you will descend from Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate, where you will receive your summit certificates. The final leg of the journey takes approximately 3 to 4 hours. A vehicle will be waiting to transfer you back to your hotel, marking the end of your incredible Kilimanjaro trekking experience.

    Accommodation for day 7
    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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    BURIGI CHATO SAFARIS CO LTD

    1032 reviews | Moshi, Tanzania |

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    Frequently Asked Questions for 7 Days Experience Kilimanjaro Trekking Machame Route Trip

    Can I trek Kilimanjaro via the Machame Route without prior experience?

    Yes, the Machame Route is suitable for both beginners and experienced trekkers. However, a reasonable level of fitness is recommended.

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

    The dry season from late June to October and from December to February is considered the best time for trekking Kilimanjaro.

    What is the accommodation like during the trek?

    Accommodation is in tents along the route. The tents are provided by the tour operator and are designed to withstand the mountain's weather conditions.

    Are there any age restrictions for Kilimanjaro trekking?

    Are there any age restrictions for Kilimanjaro trekking? Most tour operators have a minimum age requirement of 10 years for Kilimanjaro trekking. However, this may vary, so it's best to check with your chosen tour company.

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

    You will need appropriate clothing, sleeping bags, trekking poles, and a good pair of hiking boots. A detailed packing list will be provided by your tour operator.

    Are there any health risks associated with Kilimanjaro trekking?

    Altitude sickness is the primary health risk. It is essential 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.

    What happens if I can't continue the trek?

    In case of any difficulties, your guide will assess the situation and make the necessary decisions for your safety. Descending to a lower altitude is usually the first step.

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

    Research different tour operators, read reviews, and check their certifications and track record to ensure you choose a reputable and experienced company.

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

    Absolutely! Tanzania offers a wealth of incredible destinations, such as the 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 the 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.





    Reviews for 7 Days Best Experienced Kilimanjaro Trekking via Machame Route Trip

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    Visited: January 2023

    Best communication!! they answered each email with promptness and accuracy. the whole team was professional. they walked us through everything and made sure we were well prepared before the climb. I would choose the same company again and again for all our Kilimanjaro climbing tour.

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    Diana David
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    Visited: February 2023

    I booked this climbing trip with a friend to celebrate my 40th birthday. it was a fantastic trip. the scenery was mind blowing. we used machame route and each day was great. Our guide made us walk pole pole and gave us enough breaks to regain our energy. Our guide was excellent and very professional. he was very intelligent and friendly. the experience was unforgettable and I highly recommend them

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