Mt Kilimanjaro and Safari Packages in Tanzania, the Machame Route is well known and it is a popular route on Kilimanjaro, among the six established Kilimanjaro Routes Machame Route is the second scenic route, a 6 Days Climb Machame Route will complete your round trip activity up and down.

6 Days Machame Route Climbing

Affordable Trips to Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and Wildlife Safaris

Day 1: Arusha to Machame Gate

Drive from Arusha to Machame Park Gate, for registrations formalities then we will start walk through the rain forest on a winding trail up a ridge. At lower elevations the trail can be muddy and slippery. Gaiters and trekking poles are a good idea here. We continue a short distance until we reach the Machame Camp.

Day 2: trek Machame Camp to Shira Camp

After breakfast we leave the glades of the rain forest and continue on an ascending path, crossing the valley along a steep rocky ridge. The route now turns west onto a river gorge until we arrive at the Shira campsite.

Day 3: trek Shira Camp to Barranco Camp

From the Shira Plateau we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the Shark’s Tooth (elev 4650 m/15,250 ft). Shortly after the tower we come to the second junction which goes to the Arrow Glacier. We now continue down to the Barranco Camp. Although you end the day around the same elevation as when you began, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.

Day 4: trek Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp

After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge up the Barranco Wall (elev 4250 m/13,900 ft), through the Karanga Valley (elev 4050 m/13,250 ft) to the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the Barafu Camp. You have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp with views of the summit in the distance.

Day 5: Summit to Mweka Camp

Very early in the morning (midnight to 2 am), we continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. You head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. At Stella Point you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see. Faster hikers may view the sunrise from the summit, From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all the way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. Once at Uhuru Peak you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa, from the summit we begin our descent by continuing straight down to the Mweka Camp, stopping at Barafu for lunch. You may want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. We arrive at Mweka Camp and enjoy our last evening on the mountain.

Day 6: Mweka Camp to Arusha

After breakfast we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear; our driver will be at the get to transfer you back to the hotel in Arusha to end your best Kilimanjaro tours.

Package Included:

Package Excluded:

  • 2 Nights’ hotel accommodations
  •   Tanzania Visa
  • Professional, experienced, mountain guides:
  •    Personal Expenses.
  • All Park fees, Rescue Fees.
  •    Meals not listed above.
  • All meals while on the Mountain.
  •    Optional Tours.
  • Arrival and Departure transfers.
  • Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
  • Quality Mess tents with table and chairs:
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food:
  • Clean, purified drinking water:

6 Days Kilimanjaro Climb Machame Route Prices

1 person $ 2000 Group Join $ 1598

2 people USD 1631 per person sharing

3 people USD 1531 per person sharing

4 people USD 1472 per person sharing

5 – 6 people USD 1430 per person sharing

Single Traveler – Ask for a discounted price – Click here for a discounted price

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Our Customer Reviews

Well organized 6 Days Machame Route climb of Kilmanjaro. We had great time all the way. The food was exellent. Great guides and porters.
We had a fantastic time. Would recommend them to anyone. We were concerned in advance that Leken Adventure may not be legitimate but they are and provided us with an excellent trip. The driver / guide (Ayubo) was excellent, knowledgeable, patient and a safe driver (unlike some we saw). The organisation by Alex (Leken Lead) was good and flexible as we changed our route and accommodation options several times. We believe we got very good value for money. The vehicle was in good condition and when we pointed out the day before we set off that one of the spare tyres was a bit bald, it was changed for our trip.
Trustworthy Company in Arusha Tanzania!
Booked a private safari for 10 days across from Ngorongoro Crater to Serengeti. While I am sure the whole company is just as fantastic, I would like to give special praise to our guide Raymond, who made our trip so amazing. He is knowledgeable, courteous and always goes the extra mile to make sure you have the best experience possible. If you are booking with Leken Adventure, make sure to ask for him for the best experience possible. We were on honeymoon, and after such an amazing experience, will always remember our time on safari in Tanzania as a life highlight. Ray always made sure we were comfortable, had seen and photographed what we needed and made sure everything was covered before we moved on with our safari.

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