7 days Machame route Kilimanjaro climb

Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

  • 7 Days
  • Max People : 12
  • Type of Tour: private/group

Kilimanjaro 7 days Machame route climb overview

The 7 days Machame Route Kilimanjaro climb for both solo and group trekkers is one of the most scenic and popular routes for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. 7 days Machame route climb offer a diverse and picturesque journey to the Kilimanjaro summit. The Machame route 7 days climb is of challenging nature and provides a good balance between high success rates and an impressive array of landscapes. Starting from Machame Gate, climbers ascend through moorlands and alpine deserts before reaching the icy summit. The Kilimanjaro 7 days Machame route itinerary allows for better acclimatization compared to shorter routes, increasing the chances of reaching Uhuru Peak. Each day presents a unique and breathtaking environment, making the Machame Route a favorite for both experienced and beginner climbers seeking an unforgettable adventure on Africa's highest peak.

7 days Machame route Kilimanjaro climb Distance

The 7 days Machame Route Mount Kilimanjaro climb covers distance of 62 kilometers (about 37 miles) from start to finish. The 7 days machame route trek begins at the Machame Gate and traverses through varied landscapes.The 7 days Machame route include walking from lush rainforests, moorlands, alpine deserts, and rocky ridges, before reaching the summit at Uhuru Peak. The Machame route length and gradual ascent profile provide ample time for acclimatization, enhancing the climbers' chances of a successful summit while experiencing the diverse beauty of Kilimanjaro.

Kilimanjaro 7 days Machame route climbing difficultness

The 7 days Machame Route Kilimanjaro climb is considered moderately difficult,requiring a good level of physical fitness and mental determination. Machame route 7 days climb's steep ascents, high altitudes, and varied terrain pose significant challenges. With the extra day for acclimatization helps increase success rates. Climbers face diverse conditions, from lush rainforests to barren alpine deserts, waiting for the strenuous final push to Uhuru Peak. Despite the difficulties, the Machame route is manageable for those well-prepared and determined, offering a rewarding and scenic ascent to Africa's highest summit.

7 days Machame route Kilimanjaro climb success rate

The Kilimanjaro 7 days Machame Route climb is known for its relatively high success rate, exceeding 90%. The 7 days Machame route success rate is largely attributed to the additional acclimatization day, which helps climbers adjust to the altitude gradually. The Machame route's varied terrain and elevation profile, with its Climb High, Sleep Low strategy, further enhance acclimatization. This make it a preferred choice for those aiming to reach Uhuru Peak. The 7 days Machame Route is not only popular for its scenic beauty but also for its effective support in helping climbers achieve their goal of summiting Africa's highest mountain.

The 7 days Machame route Kilimanjaro climbing cost

The cost to climb Kilimanjaro via 7 days Machame route is $ 1600 per person. For climbers who would like to join our daily Kilimanjaro group departures through 7 days Machame route. Private 7 days Machame route climb costs $ 1750 per person. The cost for 7 days Machame route Kilimanjaro climb includes all essential services and equipments needed to successful reach the highest peak in Africa comfortably and without shortcoming.

Day-to-day Itinerary for 7 days Kilimanjaro climb

Day 0 : Arrival in Tanzania

As for preparation,you are advised to arrive atleast one day before the kilimanjaro climbing day.Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, Driver will take you to your overnight accommodation. Your head guide will meet you for briefing, a health checkup, gear check and arrange for you to hire any equipment you may need.

Day 1 of 7 Days Machame route: Machame Gate (1790m) to Machame Camp (3010m)

One hour drive from moshi to Machame route, where we complete park formalities, meet our crew of porters from Africalife tours and start to climb! The first section of the route climbs steadily and passes through magnificent, dense rainforest. This path is less well-trodden so it can get somewhat overgrown in places and it is often wet and muddy underfoot.
Distance covered: 10.8km / 6.7mi
Approx. time taken: 6 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 2 of 7 Days Machame route : Machame Camp (3010m) to Shira Camp (3845m)

Our route continues on up through the forest until we reach the steep ascent onto the Shira Plateau, where there are rewarding views of the mountain. Looking back, you will be able to see Mt Meru rising high above Arusha town in the distance.
Distance covered: 5.4km / 3.4mi
Approx. time taken: 5 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 3 of 7 Days Machame route : Shira Cave (3845m) to Barranco Camp (3960m)

Walking now on high moorland, the landscape changes the entire character of the trek. We traverse the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, passing underneath the Lava Tower and the final section of the Western Breach and finally reach camp The day has been spent at altitude (up to 4600m), but we have followed the mountaineering code of walking high, sleep low to aid your body acclimatization to altitude.
Distance covered: 10.8km / 6.7mi
Approx. time taken: 8 hrs
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 4 of 7 Days Machame route : Barranco Camp (3960m) to Karanga Camp (3963m)

Our day starts by descending into the start of the Great Barranco, a huge ravine. We then exit steeply, up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo. Its a climb over rock, not technical but long and tiring. Passing underneath the Heim and Kersten glaciers, we head towards the Karanga valley. From here we have a steep climb up from Karanga valley to our night camp at Karanga camp, set at 3963m. For those feeling strong we will go for a mid-afternoon acclimatization trek up to around 4200m before descending back to camp for the night.
Distance covered: 5.5km / 3.4mi
Approx. time taken: 5 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 5 of 7 Days Machame route : Karanga Camp (3963) to Barafu Camp (4640m)

After a good night rest and breakfast, we set off on our walk to Barafu camp at 4640m. The climb will take us across desolate scree slopes with no vegetation around us at all. Its a tough steep walk made more difficult by the altitude. On arriving at camp we eat and spend the afternoon resting as we prepare for a long night and day ahead. It is important to keep hydrated and warm. We have an early dinner and then try to get some sleep as we will be getting up at between 11pm and 12pm to start the climb to the summit.
Distance covered: 3km / 1.9mi
Approx. time taken: 3 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 6 of 7 Days Machame route : Barafu Camp (4640m) to UHURU PEAK (5895m) & down to Millennium Camp (3790m)

We start off at around midnight, and walk steeply upwards to the summit glaciers. We will be climbing scree for 4 to 5 hours but gain incredible height over a short distance. The views are spectacular. We should be on the crater rim at Stella Point (5739m) as the first rays of the sun hit us. Spectacular ice cliffs within the crater surround us and the views to jagged Mawenzi peak and beyond are breathtaking. Another hours walking takes us to the summit, Uhuru Peak (5895m). We begin our descent by returning to Stella Point and then descending on scree slope and track back to Barafu Camp for breakfast, before finally heading down to Millennium Camp for a long well-earned rest.
Distance covered: 13.4km / 8.3mi
Approx. time taken: 12 to 15 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 7 of 7 Days Machame route : Trek Millennium Camp (3790m) to Mweka Gate (1630m)

A gentle trek takes us down through the rainforest to Mweka Gate, where we complete park formalities and receive certificates, which you can hang up with pride! We are then met by our vehicles and return to the hotel in Arusha, where you can treat yourself to a welcome shower (and a cold beer or two!) before our big celebration. Overnight at the Mvuli Hotel (or alternative)
Distance covered: 12.1km / 7.5mi
Approx. time taken: 6 hours
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch Included

7 days Machame route cost Includes

  • All taxes and VAT applicable
  • National Park Entrance fee
  • Transport
  • pre-tour briefing with the guide
  • Mountain guide and crew
  • meals & Accommodation

Machame route 7 days cost Excludes

  • Tips / gratuities
  • Beverages such as soft drinks, alcohol etc.
  • International flights
  • Insurance
  • Visas
  • Items of a personal nature

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