7 Days Machame Route Trekking

The Lemosho Route is renowned for its scenic beauty and gradual ascent, offering trekkers breathtaking views of Kilimanjaro’s diverse landscapes and wildlife while providing excellent acclimatization opportunities.


Duration : 7 Days

Pickup/ Drop Off : Kilimanjaro International Airport

Destination : Mount Kilimanjaro

Activity : Trekking



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Day 1: Arusha to Machame Gate to Machame Camp

The journey begins with an early morning departure from Arusha, heading towards Machame Gate, the starting point of the Machame Route. After completing park formalities at the gate, trekkers meet their guides and porters and begin their ascent into the lush rainforest. The trail winds through dense vegetation, alive with the sounds of birds and monkeys. By late afternoon, adventurers arrive at Machame Camp (3,000 meters), their first overnight stop, where they settle in for a well-deserved rest.

Day 2: Machame Camp to Shira Camp

The day’s trek takes trekkers through a variety of terrain as they ascend towards Shira Camp. Leaving the rainforest behind, the trail opens up to the vastness of the Shira Plateau, offering stunning panoramic views of Kilimanjaro’s rugged landscape. Trekkers traverse through moorlands, adorned with otherworldly flora, before reaching Shira Camp (3,840 meters) by late afternoon. Here, adventurers are treated to breathtaking vistas of the surrounding peaks as they prepare for another night of camping.

Day 3: Shira Camp to Barranco Camp

Today’s trek presents trekkers with both challenges and rewards as they navigate the rocky terrain towards Barranco Camp. The day begins with an ascent towards Lava Tower (4,600 meters), providing an opportunity for acclimatization and breathtaking views. Descending into the picturesque Barranco Valley, trekkers conquer the iconic Barranco Wall, a thrilling scramble that rewards with sweeping vistas. By late afternoon, adventurers arrive at Barranco Camp (3,950 meters), nestled in the heart of the valley, where they rest and refuel for the days ahead.

Day 4: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

The day’s trek begins with an exhilarating ascent up the Barranco Wall, a highlight of the Machame Route known for its challenging yet rewarding terrain. Trekkers conquer this rocky obstacle, aided by the expertise of their guides, before continuing through the stunning Karanga Valley. Surrounded by towering cliffs and glaciers, adventurers arrive at Karanga Camp (3,995 meters) by late afternoon, where they enjoy a well-deserved rest and soak in the breathtaking beauty of their surroundings.

Day 5: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

Today’s trek marks the final push towards the summit as trekkers ascend towards Barafu Camp, the last basecamp before the summit attempt. The trail ascends steeply through barren landscapes, offering sweeping views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks in the distance. Arriving at Barafu Camp (4,600 meters) by early afternoon, trekkers rest, hydrate, and mentally prepare for the challenging ascent ahead. With the summit in sight, adventurers eagerly anticipate the culmination of their journey.

Day 6: Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp

In the predawn hours, trekkers embark on the ultimate ascent towards Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa. With headlamps illuminating the way, adventurers navigate the challenging terrain, pushing their limits with each step. As the sun rises, casting a golden glow over the snow-capped peaks, trekkers reach the summit of Kilimanjaro, their efforts rewarded with breathtaking vistas and a profound sense of accomplishment. Descending back to Barafu Camp for a brief rest and breakfast, adventurers continue their journey to Mweka Camp (3,100 meters), where they spend the night, reflecting on their remarkable achievement.

Day 7: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate to Arusha

The final day of the trek sees trekkers descending through the lush rainforest, the air alive with the sounds of birds and wildlife. Arriving at Mweka Gate, adventurers complete park formalities and receive their well-earned summit certificates, a testament to their determination and resilience. Boarding vehicles waiting to transfer them back to Arusha, trekkers bid farewell to Kilimanjaro, carrying with them memories of camaraderie, triumph, and the indomitable spirit of adventure.

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