7 Days Machame Route

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If you're looking for a challenging yet rewarding trekking experience in Tanzania, the 7 days Machame Route is a great option to consider. The Machame Route is one of the most popular routes on Mount Kilimanjaro, known for its stunning scenery and diverse landscapes.

The Machame Route is a seven-day trek that takes you through lush rainforests, alpine deserts, and rocky terrain, offering spectacular views of the surrounding landscapes along the way. This route is also known as the "Whiskey Route" due to its more difficult terrain compared to other routes on the mountain.

One of the highlights of the Machame Route is the Barranco Wall, a steep rock face that offers a thrilling climb and incredible views once you reach the top. The route also takes you through the stunning Barranco Valley, where you will witness towering cliffs and lush vegetation.

One of the key benefits of the 7 days Machame Route is its gradual ascent, allowing for better acclimatization to the high altitude. This increases your chances of reaching the summit successfully and enjoying the breathtaking views from the top of Mount Kilimanjaro.

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sleeping huts

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any day

Suitable for

solo travelers

Min age of

12 years

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Begin your trek on the iconic Machame Route at Machame Gate, where you will meet your guide and porters before embarking on your journey to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. The hike to Machame Camp is a challenging but rewarding one, passing through lush rainforest and offering stunning views of the surrounding landscape. Overnight at Machame Camp and rest up for the days ahead.

Today’s hike takes you through diverse terrain, from lush forest to moorland, as you make your way to Shira Camp. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to spot a variety of wildlife and enjoy panoramic views of the mountain. At Shira Camp, relax and take in the breathtaking scenery as you prepare for the challenges that lie ahead.

After breakfast, continue your ascent towards Barranco Camp, passing through the alpine desert and traversing the infamous Barranco Wall. This section of the trek offers some of the most stunning views of Kilimanjaro and is sure to be a highlight of your journey. Arrive at Barranco Camp in the afternoon and spend the evening acclimatizing to the altitude.

Today’s trek takes you through the Karanga Valley, a beautiful and remote area of Kilimanjaro with stunning views of the surrounding peaks. The hike to Karanga Camp is relatively short but steep, providing a good opportunity to acclimatize before your final push to the summit. Enjoy a hot meal and a good night’s rest at Karanga Camp.

Prepare for your summit push as you make your way to Barafu Camp, the final base camp before the summit. The trail is steep and challenging, but the reward of reaching Barafu Camp and being just a stone’s throw from the summit is well worth the effort. Rest up and prepare for an early start the next morning.

The big day has arrived! Start your summit attempt in the early hours of the morning, climbing under the stars and watching the sunrise over the African plains. Reach the summit of Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa, and celebrate your accomplishment before descending to Mweka Camp for a well-deserved rest.

Complete your trek with a descent through the lush rainforest, passing through Mweka Gate where you will receive your summit certificate. Say goodbye to your guides and porters before heading back to Moshi or Arusha to celebrate your successful climb of Mount Kilimanjaro on the Machame Route.

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