Tanzania Kilimanjaro Trek - Machame Route

Trip code: TKTMR

Trip Highlights

  • Climbing up the highest peak in Africa
  • Get to know about the stories of an extinct volcano from the porters and guides
  • Walk through different terrains and get closer to nature
  • Cross the Shira Plateau and the Barranco Wall
  • Sleep under the starlit sky in comfortable camps
  • Watch the world below from the Uhuru Peak

Tour Details


If you don't believe in magic, then perhaps this would surely help you in fixing your thoughts! The highest free-standing mountain in the world, Kilimanjaro is every trekker's dream. Kick start your journey from Arusha, and commence your trek from the Mountain Inn, Moshi, hiking through lush rainforests and alpine deserts. The Machame Route, popularly known as the "Whiskey Route" and most of the trekkers choose this one, due to the picturesque landscape and gorgeous views. Crossing the Shira Plateau and climbing up the Barranco Wall - this trek would be the perfect adventure for your gap year abroad.


Day 1 - Arrival at Mountain Inn, Moshi

Once you arrive at the Mountain Inn, there will be a brief orientation about the trek, and you'll get to meet your fellow travelers.

Meals - Dinner

Day 2 - Trek to Machame Camp (3000m)

Start climb at Machame Gate (1800m) through montane forest. Today you'll be covering a distance of 9 km, trekking for approx 7 - 8 hours.

Meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Trek to Shira Camp (3845m)

Trek through grassy moorland and heather, crossing through Shira Plateau. You'll be covering about 7 km over 5-6 hours.

Meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Trek to Barranco Camp (3960m)

You'll continue your trek through the heather and moorland, crossing scree slopes and a river valley. Today you'll be covering a distance of 10 km, trekking for approx 7 - 8 hours.

Meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Trek to Karanga Camp (4035m)

Get ready for the real adventure! Today is an additional day for acclimatization where you will enter the alpine desert zone and climb up the steep Barranco Wall. Today, you'll cover about 6 km in 3-4 hours.

Meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Trek to Barafu Camp (4650m)

It's time for a short trek on compacted trail and steep areas over rocky slabs through the alpine desert. It's gonna be a difficult hike! Today, you'll be covering about 4 km in 3-4 hours.

Meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Trek to Mweka Camp (3080m)

Today's the big day! Around midnight, you'll start for the summit to Stella Point (5740m) and then continue to Uhuru Peak (5895m). Descend via Barafu Campsite and then into the heather and moorland. It's gonna be a long day and you'll have to cover approx 19 km today!

Meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Descend to Mountain Inn, Moshi

Continue your descend through the forest zone of the mountain to Mweka Gate (1680m). Later, you'll be transferred to the Mountain Inn in Moshi.

Meals - Breakfast & Dinner

Day 9 - Trip Ends

As your trip ends today, you can head towards your new destination. You can either choose to opt for a safari tour in Tanzania or get in touch with us for airport drop.

Meals - Breakfast

Dates & Cost

Price Includes
  • 2 Nights accommodation at Mountain Inn on HB basis before trek (sharing basis)
  • Kilimanjaro National Park conservation fee
  • Kilimanjaro National Park camping or hut fees
  • Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees
  • Kilimanjaro National Park trained and certified English-speaking mountain guide/s
  • Kilimanjaro National Park trained and certified porters (1 porter carrying personal mountain luggage of 15 kg max. per 1 pax)
  • All meals on the mountain on full board basis prepared by our trained chef/cook and eating utensils
  • 1 x transfer from Moshi to park gates per group
  • 1 x transfer from park gates to Moshi per group
  • Safe and luggage storage at Mountain Inn while on trek
  • Boiled drinking water on trek provided from the first camp/hut onwards
  • Basic first aid kit per group
Price Excludes
  • Tips / gratuities
  • Additional transfers from park gates to Moshi
  • Extra nights’ accommodation at Mountain Inn
  • Airport transfers
  • Personal mountain equipment such as sleeping bags, walking poles, mattresses, duffel bag etc.*
  • Specialised trekking equipment such as Oxygen cylinders, portable toilets etc.*
  • Beverages such as soft drinks, alcohol etc.
  • Metal water bottles, water bladders etc. (please note: no soft plastics are permitted on the mountain)
  • Items of personal nature

*Equipment can be rented out, please enquire for rental item list and prices.