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 Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport 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 Top 5 game parks in Africa Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Kenya: Masai Mara Fly-in Tour Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.