Get Inspired / East Africa Tanzania: Mt Kilimanjaro Climb - Machame Route Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / East Africa Tanzania: Mt Kilimanjaro Climb - Machame Route story by: Mike Williams The Machame Route offers some of the best scenery – ascending the western side of Kilimanjaro and descending down the south face. This is a camping route with porters to assist with camping equipment, meals prepared by cooks, and accompanied by mountain guides. Day 1: Moshi Meet at your hotel for climb briefing. Day 2: Machame Transfer to base and commence the 5 hour hike to Machame Hut at 3,000m. All camping equipment is carried by porters who set up camp. Day 3: Shira The hike starts to the top of the forest, then 2 hours at a more gentle angle. After lunch acend to Shira Hut at 3,800m. Hiking time is approximately 6 hours. Day 4: Barranco Climb slowly for about 5km through barren terrain. Traverse across to Barranco Hut. A fairly long, strenuous day. Hiking time is approximately 8 hours. Day 5: Barafu A long day traversing hills to Barafu at 4,600m. Hiking time is approximately 9 hours. Day 6: The Summit Your final ascent departs midnight. Reach the the edge of the crater and the highest point in Africa, Uhuru peak at 5,895m with spectacular views! Arrive back at Mweka late afternoon. Hiking time is approximately 14 hours. Day 7: Moshi Descend to Mweka Village, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Moshi. Day 8: Moshi Transfer to the airport where your adventure ends. DEPARTURES: Moshi / Daily INCLUSIONS: 5 nights camping on the mountain, 2 nights base hotel in Moshi, all camping equipment, all meals, porters and professional guide, park and mountain fees. Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Alexandra Alexandra Ashburton Ashburton Auckland Albany Botany Junction Devonport St Heliers: St Heliers Browns Bay Parnell New Lynn: LynnMall Milford Whangaparaoa Newmarket Ellerslie Ponsonby Remuera Howick Takapuna Takanini Balclutha Balclutha Blenheim Blenheim Cambridge Cambridge Christchurch Barrington Central/City: On Victoria Upper Riccarton High Street Lanes Hornby Merivale Papanui: Northlands Riccarton: Riccarton Road Shirley Ferrymead Coromandel Coromandel Dunedin Dunedin Gore Gore Greymouth Greymouth Hamilton City East: Calder & Lawson Hamilton City: Hamilton City Hastings Hastings Havelock North Havelock North Hokitika Hokitika Invercargill Invercargill Kerikeri Kerikeri Masterton Masterton Matamata Matamata Morrinsville Morrinsville Motueka Motueka Nelson Nelson New Plymouth New Plymouth Oamaru Oamaru Orewa Orewa Palmerston North City: Stephen Parsons City: Broadway Paraparaumu Kapiti Coast Queenstown Wakatipu Rangiora Rangiora Richmond Richmond Rotorua Rotorua Taupo Taupo Tauranga Mt Maunganui Papamoa the Crossing Tauranga CBD Te Awamutu Te Awamutu Timaru Timaru Wanaka Wanaka Wanganui Wanganui Wellington City: Hunter St Lower Hutt Johnsonville City: Featherston Street Westport Westport Whangarei Whangarei I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Kenya: The Best of Kenya Tour Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Take Your Cubs for a Walk on the Wildside Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.