7 Days Tanzania Kilimanjaro Climbing- Machame Route.
The 7-day Tanzania Kilimanjaro Climbing expedition begins at Machame gate and takes you all the way to the Uhuru peak. Throughout the journey, you will be fully supported with special tents, mattresses, pillows, as well as a mess tent equipped with lightweight tables and chairs. Many climbers prefer hiking the Kilimanjaro Machame route and spending the night at a campsite arranged by their guide and porters. The Kilimanjaro Machame climbing route is considered the best and most ideal trail due to its opportunities for acclimatization with altitude and its favourable terrain. This Tanzania Kilimanjaro climbing ensures a comfortable Climbing experience while enjoying the breath-taking scenic views covered by mountain vegetation.
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Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be greeted by our knowledgeable driver-guide who will transfer you to Moshi/Arusha town (a 50-minute drive). Your Kilimanjaro professional and experienced guide will provide a briefing and check your climbing equipment. If anything is missing, it can be rented for you.
After arriving at Kilimanjaro National Park from Arusha, you will commence your 7-day Kilimanjaro climbing adventure. The journey begins at an elevation of 1830m and takes you through the Montane forest region, covering a distance of 11km in approximately 5-6 hours. You will reach the campsite where you will spend the night.
After having breakfast, you will ascend for 4-5 hours through the moorland region, climbing from 3050m to 3850m, covering a distance of 5km from the campsite. You will reach the next camp where you will spend the night.
Following an early sunrise and breakfast, you will continue hiking for 10km from the hut through a Semi-desert climate. This will take you from 3850m to 4000m and approximately 5-6 hours to reach the campsite where you will spend the night.
After breakfast at the camp, you will proceed to trek from 4000m to 4700m, covering a distance of 9km from your previous destination. This leg of the journey will take you 6-8 hours through the Alpine desert until you reach the Barafu campsite, where you will spend the night.
Following breakfast, you will ascend from 4700m to 5895m, covering a distance of 5km in 5-7 hours to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. After spending a few minutes at the summit, you will begin your descent, covering 13km to an elevation of 3090m. This part of the journey will take approximately 5-6 hours and involves passing through stone scree and ice-capped regions. You will spend the night at Mweka camp.
On the final day of the Kilimanjaro climb, after breakfast, you will descend to the gate at an elevation of 1680m, covering a distance of 10km from the campsite. The descent will take approximately 3-4 hours, passing through the mountain forest habitat. At the gate, you will receive a trekking certificate from the authority, and you can have a brief celebration with your fellow climbers before departing. It is customary to tip your porters.
After breakfast at your hotel, you will have a short walk around Arusha town (depending on your flight schedule), followed by a transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport to catch your flight. Goodbye!
- Two Nights’ accommodation in Arusha
- Private professional mountain guides
- All Park fees
- Rescue fees
- All meals while on the Mountain
- Arrival and Departure transfers
- Government taxes, VAT, and all relating service
- Guides, Porters and Cooks
- Sleeping tent
- Mess tent
- Table and chairs
- Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival
- Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
- Meals not listed above
- Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)
- Tips and any items of personal nature
- Summit Oxygen
- Walking Poles
- Sleeping form mattress