DURATION

7 Days 

Machame Route

AREA TO VISIT

Machame Camp, Shira 2 Camp, Lava Tower, Barranco Camp, Karanga Camp, Barafu Camp, Uhuru Peak

ACCOMMODATION

Camping

TRIP HIGHLIGHT

• Good acclimatization
• Beautiful scenery
• High success rates
• Varying landscapes
• Accommodation is on camping only.


Machame route is the one of the busiest route because it has high rate of summit success . It can be climb for 6 days but we much recommend a 7 day climb to give time for acclimatization and have more chance to summit. The trek starts at Machame gate and descent at Mweka gate.

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    ITINERARY IN FULL

    Day 1: MACHAME GATE TO MACHAME CAMP

    DISTANCE: 11KM/7MILES

    TIME: 5-6HRS

    The  trek  start at  Machame  gate,  walk through   the  rainforest  to  the  first  camp

    Evening: Diner and overnight at Machame Camp.

     

    Day 2: MACHAME CAMP TO SHIRA 2 CAMP

    DISTANCE: 5KM/3MILES

    TIME: 4-5HRS

    Early  breakfast  at the  camp, start  your  hike  out  of  rainforest  into  heather  and  moorland. Here you will cross many streams and walk over a plateau that leads to shira 2 camp.

    Evening: Diner and overnight at Shira 2Camp.

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    Day 3: SHIRA 2 CAMP TO LAVA TOWER TO BARRANCO CAMP

    DISTANCE: 10KM/7MILES

    TIME: 6-8HRS

    Today you   will experience high and low elevation. You will first trek a high  elevation  through  and  alpine  desert   for  about  five  hours  to Lava tower  then  trek  for  about  two  hours  down  to Barranco camp

    Evening: Diner and overnight at Barranco camp.

     

    Day 4: BARRANCO CAMP TO KARANGA CAMP

    DISTANCE: 5KM/3MILES

    TIME: 4-5HRS

    Today  you  will trek  slowly  through  the  Barranco valley  on alpine  desert   high  to the  Barranco  wall  then  to Karanga valley .

    Evening: Diner and overnight at Karanga Valley.

     

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    Day 5: KARANGA TO BARAFU CAMP

    DISTANCE: 4KM/2MILES

    TIME: 4-5HRS

    Now we are very close to summit! Here  trek  slowly  towards  Barafu  camp and  you  will  have  clear  view  of  kibo  and Mawenzi  peak  as  you  walk  towards  Barafu Camp. Today  a n early  diner   will  be  served  for  a n early  bed  to prepare  a midnight  summit .

    Evening: Diner and overnight at Barafu camp.


    Day 6: BARAFU CAMP TO UHURU PEAK TO MWEKA CAMP

    DISTANCE: 15KM/10MILES

    TIME: 10-12HRS

    Today is a summit day! Here  we  have  two part,  one  from Barafu  Camp  to Uhuru  Peaks   the  highest  point  of the  mountain  which  takes about  7 hours  and  another  from  Uhuru  peaks  to  Mweka  camp  which  takes  around 5hours. You  will  wake  up  at  midnight, have  a cup  of  coffee  at the  camp  and  trail  for  about  six  hour  to  Stella  point  at the  crater  rim  then  trek  on the  snow  covered  trail   for  about  an hour  to reach  the  uhuru  peak! Now you are at the highest point of Africa! Take enough photos  here  before  you  descent  to  the  next  camp  that  will  take  you   about  5 hours

    Evening: Diner and overnight at Mweka Camp.

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    Day 7: MWEKA CAMP TO MWEKA GATE

    DISTANCE: 10KM/6MILES

    TIME: 3-4HRS

    This is your last day on the mountain! Trail  through  the forest  to  Mweka  gate,  here  you  will  find  your  driver  waiting  to  pick  you  up  and  drop  you  to  a close by  lodge  for  shower , a nice  hot  lunch  and  a cold  drink  in a swimming  pool.