Introduction to the Machame Route Trek:

Embark on an extraordinary journey to conquer Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro, via the scenic Machame Route. This iconic trekking experience offers adventurers the opportunity to immerse themselves in the awe-inspiring beauty of Tanzania’s natural landscapes while challenging themselves physically and mentally.

Your adventure begins as you arrive in Arusha, the gateway to Kilimanjaro, where you’ll be greeted with warm hospitality and a tranquil stay at the Arusha Coffee Lodge, Take in the surroundings and prepare for the thrilling days ahead.

The Machame Route, known for its stunning scenery and diverse ecosystems, takes you on a captivating ascent through lush rainforests, alpine moorlands, and barren desert landscapes. Each day presents new challenges and rewards as you gain altitude and approach the summit of Uhuru Peak.

From Machame Gate, situated at 1830 meters above sea level, you’ll embark on your journey, trekking through the dense rainforest while marveling at the rich flora and fauna. As you ascend, the landscape transforms, offering panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.

Highlights of the trek include the breathtaking views from Shira Camp, the exhilarating climb up the Great Barranco Wall, and the serene beauty of the Karanga Valley. Along the way, you’ll be accompanied by experienced guides who will ensure your safety and comfort throughout the journey.

The climax of your adventure arrives as you make the final push to the summit. Beginning your ascent before midnight, you’ll navigate the challenging terrain under the cover of darkness, guided by the light of the stars and your determination to reach the pinnacle of Africa.

Reaching Stella Point at 5735 meters, you’ll witness the first light of dawn breaking over the horizon, painting the sky with hues of orange and pink. With renewed energy, you’ll press onward to Uhuru Peak, standing proudly at 5895 meters above sea level, where you’ll bask in the glory of your achievement and take in the sweeping views stretching as far as the eye can see.

Descending from the summit, you’ll retrace your steps back to civilization, passing through the lush rainforest and reflecting on the memories created during your epic journey. Upon reaching Mweka Gate, you’ll receive your summit certificates, a testament to your perseverance and determination.

With hearts full of pride and memories to last a lifetime, you’ll bid farewell to Kilimanjaro and return to Arusha, where you’ll depart with a sense of accomplishment and the knowledge that you’ve conquered one of the world’s greatest adventures.

Join us on the Machame Route Trek and embark on a once-in-a-lifetime expedition to the roof of Africa.

Day 1: Arrive in Arusha
Arrive  at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). transfer from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). To Arusha at Arusha coffee lodge where the rest of the day is at leisure. We stay at Arusha coffee Lodge,

Day 2: Machame Gate to Machame Hut (Full Board)
The climb starts from machame gate (1830m), we walk through the lush lower slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Slowly gaining altitude while enjoying the diverse flora and fauna of the rain forest, you will arrive to the first Machame Hut, situated at 3000m above sea level
If is a clear day we may get our first closer look at the glaciated dome of Kibo if the evening clouds permit.
Machame Gate to Machame  Hut (3,000 m): 6-7 hours walking.

Day 3: Machame Camp to Shira Camp (Full Board)
A shorter day climbing up a steep ridge to reach a small semicircular cliff known as Picnic site, and continue up a gentler ascent through the lower alpine moorland, which is known for beautiful wild alpine flowers. The most spectacular views of Kibo peak can be seen from Shira Camp.
Machame Hut to Shira Camp (3,840m): 4-6 hours walking.

Day 4: Shira Camp to Barranco Valley (Full Board)
Today we walk on a gentle ascent and panoramic views.  We traverse the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, passing underneath the Lava Tower and the final section of the Western Breach and after hot lunch the bottom of the Lava Tower (4,600 m.) we descend to the bottom of the Great Barranco valley (3,900 m.).
Shira Camp to Barranco Camp (3,900 m.): 5-7 hours walking.

Day 5: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp (Full Board)
A steep climb up the eastern wall leads us just below the Heim Glacier, where we may have some spectacular views of Kilimanjaro. We then take a steep exit up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo, the trail continues down into the alpine desert of the Karanga Valley, finally we have a steep climb up to Karanga Camp
Barranco Camp to Karanga camp (4,000 m): 4-5 hours walking.

Day 6: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp (Full Board)
A steep climb out of Karanga, and an easy path on compacted scree with wide views through this empty and dry landscape up to Barafu Camp. 
The two peaks Kibo and Mawenzi can been seen from Barafu Camp. After a hot lunch at the Camp, The remainder of the day is spent resting as we prepare for the final ascent before an early night summit walk.
Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp (4,600 m.); 3-4 hours walking.

Day 7: Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Camp (Full Board)
Wake up before midnight in the cover of darkness. We begin a steep climb over loose volcanic scree has some well-graded zig-zags and a slow but steady pace will take us to rim of the main crater, Stella Point, at 5,735m. We will rest there for few minutes to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling good can continue slowly to make the two hour round trip from here along the crater rim to main peak (5,895 m), which is the highest point in Africa. After a few minutes to appreciate your accomplishment we descend to Barafu is amazingly fast, and we stop at Barafu Camp for some refreshment, we continue to descend to reach Mweka Camp.
Barafu Camp to Mweka Camp (3100 m): 13-15 hours walking.

Day 8: Mweka Camp to  Mweka Gate to Arusha (Full Board)
A gentle walk takes us down through the rainforest to Mweka gate successful climbers will receive their summit certificates. After lunch we drive back to Arusha at Safari Lodge/Hotel
Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate: 3-5 hours walking.

Day 9 Depart Arusha(None) 
 Arusha to Kilimanjaro International Airport