7 Days Top Kilimanjaro Hiking by Machame Route Trip

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

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About 7 Days Top Adventure Kilimanjaro Hiking by Machame Route Trip

Look no further than the breathtaking Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. Embarking on a 7-day hiking trip via the Machame Route will immerse you in stunning landscapes, challenging trails, and a sense of accomplishment like no other. In this article, we will guide you through an enticing itinerary, providing essential information, tips, and reviews of the reputable Burigi Chato Safaris Tour Company. Lace up your boots and get ready for an extraordinary journey!

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Day 1  :  Machame Gate to Machame Camp and Return


The adventure begins at the Machame Gate, the starting point of the Machame Route. After registration and a briefing, you will commence your hike through lush rainforests, where a variety of exotic flora and fauna awaits. The trek to Machame Camp takes approximately 5-7 hours, covering a distance of about 11 kilometers (6.8 miles). 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 peeks over the horizon, you will embark on a thrilling ascent to Shira Camp. The trail gradually transforms from rainforest to heath and moorland, offering captivating views of the Shira Plateau. This leg of the journey spans around 5-7 hours, covering a distance of approximately 5 kilometers (3.1 miles). Reaching Shira Camp rewards you with stunning vistas and a sense of accomplishment.

    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 tackle the Lava Tower, an imposing rock formation 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. Descending from Lava Tower, you'll reach the scenic 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 but exhilarating section that demands careful maneuvering. Overcoming this obstacle rewards you with breathtaking sights and a sense of triumph. The distance covered today is approximately 5 kilometers (3.1 miles), and the trek takes about 4-5 hours. At Karanga Camp, catch your breath 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 time to 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! Start your ascent in the early hours to reach Uhuru Peak, the highest point of Mount Kilimanjaro. The climb is physically demanding and mentally challenging but rewards you with a once-in-a-lifetime experience. 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, descend to Mweka Camp, covering a total distance of approximately 17 kilometers (10.6 miles).

    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


    On the final day, bid farewell to the mountain as you descend from Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate. The route takes you through lush rainforest, where you can reflect on the amazing journey you've undertaken. At the gate, receive your well-deserved certificate of achievement and celebrate your triumph. Transfer back to your accommodation, reveling in the memories of an unforgettable Kilimanjaro adventure.

    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

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    Frequently Asked Questions for 7 Days Top Kilimanjaro Hiking by Machame Route Trip

    What is the Machame Route?

    The Machame Route is a popular hiking trail on Mount Kilimanjaro, known for its scenic beauty and higher success rate.

    Is prior hiking experience necessary for the Machame Route?

    While prior hiking experience is beneficial, beginners with good physical fitness can also undertake the Machame Route.

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

    The best time is during the dry seasons: January-March and June-October.

    What should I pack for the hiking trip?

    Essential items include proper hiking boots, warm clothing, a sleeping bag, a headlamp, and personal medications.

    Is altitude sickness a concern on the Machame Route?

    Altitude sickness can affect hikers at higher altitudes. Proper acclimatization and following the guidance of experienced guides minimize this risk.





    Reviews for 7 Days Top Adventure Kilimanjaro Hiking by Machame Route Trip

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    ★★★★★ 5/5

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    Ismail Gosso
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    Visited: September 2022

    Without doubt this was the best Kilimanjaro climbing tour in Tanzania. they responded to every email and answered every email. I hiked using the amazing machame route and enjoyed the trip so much. The trip was filled with laughter and memories. our guide was so friendly and helpful. He knew everything about everything and we enjoyed his company so much.

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