Kilimanjaro Climbing 7 Days Machame route

7 days
Free cancellation
1 - 10
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On any trip, the quality of your journey is greatly impacted by your tour guide. Here at Habari Adventure, we have top notch tour guides who consistently go above and beyond expectations to provide you with an outstanding experience. All of our tour guides are locals, from Kilimanjaro and other parts of Tanzania. Their expertise includes local flora and fauna, geography, history, archaeology, anthropology, astronomy and every one of them is trained in safety and first aid. Trekking and Going on Safaris through Tanzania with one of our tour guides will be an incredible learning experience.

All of our tour guides speak English and most of them learned some foreign languages at one of the most established schools in Tanzania. They specialized in tour guiding and Wildlife Management in all tourism activities.


  • 6x Breakfast
  • 6x Dinner
  • 7x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro

What to expect


Day 1: Machame Gate (1800 m) to Machame Camp (2835 m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
After breakfast you will be picked up at the hotel around 8:00 am and transferred to Machame gate. On the way you will see coffee and banana plantations grown by Chagga people. After arriving at Machame gate you will go through some park formalities such as registration then you will start your mount Kilimanjaro climbing at the Machame gate. Your first day hike is through a tropical rain forest up to Machame camp (2835 m). On the route you will have a picnic lunch. Overnight at Machame camp.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Overnight at Machame campsite

Day 2: Machame Camp (2835 m) to Shira Cave Camp (3750 m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
You start to hike around 8:00 am. You will climb an hour to the top of the forest and then 1 hour at a gentler gradient through the moorland zone. After a short lunch (snacks) and break, you continue up a rocky ridge, the Shira plateau. At this point you will be able to see an eastern direction, the western breach with its stunning glacier. Overnight at Shira Campsite (3750 m).
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Overnight at Shira cave campsite

Day 3: Shira Cave Camp (3750 m) to Baranco Camp (3900 m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
To take advantage of acclimatization, we will hike to high altitude and then descend to a lower altitude. The trek will take us into alpine desert up to lava tower (4600 m) before descending to Baranco Camp (3900 m). This descent to Barranco Camp takes about 3 hours and offers great opportunities to take some beautiful pictures of the Western Breach and Barranco wall. The campsite is situated in a valley below the Barranco wall which should provide you a memorable sunset while waiting for dinner. Overnight at Barranco Camp (3900 m).
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Overnight at Barranco Campsite

Day 4: Barranco Camp (3900 m) to Karanga Camp (4000 m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
After breakfast we continue up a steep ridge to the great Barranco wall, then you climb this imposing obstacle which turn to be easier than it looks. Topping out just below the item 6 lacer you can now appreciate just how beautiful Kilimanjaro really is. With Kibo glaciers soaring overhead, you descend into the lush Karanga Valley camp site. From the camp you can look east and see the jugged peaks of Mawenzi. After a hot lunch in camp, your afternoon is at leisure for resting. This short day is very important for you acclimatization since your summit push is about to start.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Overnight Karanga Campsite

Day 5: Karanga Camp (4000 m) to Barafu Camp (4640 m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
After breakfast you will start hiking to Barafu Camp (4640 m). On the way you will have a good view of the Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. After arriving at the campsite we have lunch and a long rest waiting for long-night and a day ahead. Dinner will be early and then try to get some sleep as we will be getting up around midnight to start climb to the summit
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Overnight at Barafu Campsite

Day 6: Barafu Camp (4637 m) to UHURU PEAK (5895 m) then down to Millennium Camp (3950 m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
We will wake up very early, at around 00:00, some light tea with cookies will be ready for you. We will climb scree for 4 to 5 hours but gain incredible height over a short distance. The view is spectacular. We should be on the crater rim at Stella point (5756 m) as the first rays of the sun hit us. Then it will take us 1 hour form Stella point to Uhuru peak (5895 m) were you take some photos for a few minutes before we start descending to Barafu Camp for lunch and some rest, and then walk down to Millennium Camp (3950 m) for dinner and overnight.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Overnight at Millennium Campsite

Day 7: Millennium Camp (3950 m) to Mweka Gate (1630 m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
After breakfast you continue the final descend, it’s a couple of hours further now from Millennium Campsite to Mweka Gate, where you will collect your certificates. After complete park formalities and receiving the certificates, a private car will take you back to your hotel where you can have a warm shower. It’s definitely time to celebrate!
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Overnight at Hotel in Moshi.

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

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October 2023

Climbing Kilimanjaro with Habari adventure and their incredible guides and porters was one of the best experiences of my life, and I cannot recommend it highly enough. The wonderful experience began when I booked, and the care and attention shown by Caroline was on point, they made everything ver...

June 2023

We had the best time of our lives with Habari Adventure when climbing Kilimanjaro through the 7 day Lemosho route. It surpassed all of our expectations. We were very happy to have gone with Habari and felt we did an excellent decision (which was difficult given the number of companies providing t...

June 2023

If you are thinking of hiking Kilimanjaro then I recommend Habari Adventure with my whole heart!! From my initial email to the company, Stan was friendly, helpful and prompts with all his responses! On the actual hike there were 3 of us and we had a team of 16 people supporting us. I cannot possi...

February 2023

Early January 2023, I traveled to Tanzania with my sister to fulfill a lifelong dream of climbing Mt Kilimanjaro. After much research, we went with Habari Adventure and were so glad that we did. Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro we met their representative (Michael) who picked us and transferred us to ...

November 2022

I absolutely recommend climbing Kilimanjaro with Habari adventure. It was an amazing experience and both the team on and off the mountain did everything to make it happen. To be honest, Habari adventure as a local company is super flexible in many regards. We changed start date three times due t...

November 2022

Habari adventure was chosen because of good feedbacks on Tripadvisor. And I am so glad we chose them. This was 5/5 and 10/10 from start to finish. Already from first contact by chat on their website. I was met by professionalism and a very well organized organization. Special mention to Stan who ...

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