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8-day Kilimanjaro climb Machame route.

Duration: 8 Days

The Machame Route is a popular climbing route on Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. It is known for its scenic beauty and diverse ecological zones, offering hikers a diverse range of landscapes and habitats to experience. The Machame Route is considered a challenging route and typically takes 6-7 days to complete. It is often considered a good option for experienced hikers who are looking for a more challenging and rewarding experience on Kilimanjaro. However, it is important to be in good physical condition and to properly acclimate to the altitude to complete the Machame Route.

Reach for the heavens on our 8-day adventure up the mighty Kilimanjaro! Our experienced guides will lead you along the picturesque Machame route, allowing ample time to acclimate as we make our way through diverse landscapes. Trek through rolling hills and dense rainforest, keeping an eye out for exotic wildlife. As the terrain changes, so do the views – catch your breath as you emerge above the clouds, the summit in sight. We hustle to reach high camp and rest up before our pre-dawn push for Uhuru Peak. The immense satisfaction of standing at 19,341 ft will stay with you always. With unbeatable guides, top-quality gear provided, and celebration upon descending, this is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to conquer Africa’s highest peak. Don’t just dream it, do it – join our Machame route expedition up Kilimanjaro and create memories that will last forever!

8-Day Kilimanjaro Climb Machame Route

You’ll meet our Njofu Expedition driver at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), and he’ll take you to your hotel in Moshi town. There, you’ll meet your guide, who will tell you about your upcoming hike and check your gear to make sure you have everything you need for the mountain. You can rent the gear you forgot on this day.

Spend the night at Lindrin lodge or Park view hotel. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all included.

We drive for an hour from Moshi to Machame gate, where we fill out paperwork, meet our porters, and start to climb. The first part of the trail steadily goes uphill and goes through a beautiful, dense rainforest. This path doesn’t get used as much, so it can get a little overgrown in spots and is often wet and muddy.


10.8 km (6.7 mi) has been traveled.

It should take about 6 hours.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Our path keeps going up through the forest until we reach the steep climb up to the Shira Plateau. From there, we can see the mountain, which is a nice reward. When you turn around and look back, you will see Mt. Meru rising high above Arusha town.

The distance covered is 5.4 km (3.4 mi), and it should take about 5 hours. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all included in the price.

Now that you’re walking on high moorland, the whole feel of the trek has changed. We walk around the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, under the Lava Tower and the last part of the Western Breach, until we reach camp. We spent the day at a high altitude (up to 4600m), but we followed the mountaineering rule of “walk high, sleep low” to help your body get used to the high altitude.


10.8 km (6.7 mi) has been traveled.

It took about 8 hours.

Included in the price are breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

We start our day by going down into the Great Barranco, which is a big gorge. Then, we climb steeply up the Great Barranco Wall, which separates us from the southeast slopes of Kibo. It’s not hard, but it’s a long and tiring climb over rocks. We walk under the Heim and Kersten glaciers on our way to the Karanga valley, which is our last place to get fresh water before reaching the top. As we walk through dry, empty land to reach Barafu camp, the ground is now made of scree.

The distance covered was about 8.5 km (5.3 mi), and it took about 8 hours.

  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all included.

We leave around midnight and walk steeply up to the glaciers at the top. We will climb scree for 4 to 5 hours, but we will gain a lot of height in a short distance. There are beautiful views. When the first sun rays hit us, we should be on the crater rim at Stella Point (5739m). We are surrounded by spectacular ice cliffs inside the crater, and the views of jagged Mawenzi peak and the rest of the area are breathtaking. We walk for another hour to reach the top, Uhuru Peak (5895m). We start our descent by going back to Stella Point. From there, we go down the scree slope and track to Barafu Camp for breakfast. After that, we go down to Millennium Camp for a long, well-deserved rest.


13.4 km (8.3 mi) have been traveled.

12–15 hours is about how long it will take.

Included in the price are breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

We take a gentle walk through the rainforest to Mweka Gate, where we finish up with park paperwork and get certificates that you can hang up with pride. Then, our vehicles pick us up and take us back to the hotel in Moshi, where you can enjoy a hot shower.

The distance covered is 12.1 km (7.5 mi), and the trip should take about 6 hours. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in the price.

  • Spend the night at Lindrin Lodge or Park View Hotel


After the Kilimanjaro trek, you have the rest of the day to relax before your flight home. Depending on what time your flight leaves, you could go to Moshi town and buy some souvenirs before going to the airport. If you want to keep exploring Tanzania, you can add on safari, Zanzibar, and other things.


Breakfast is included.

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