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7 Days Machame route staying at crater Camp Mt.Kilimanjaro



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Naick Abswai

Kilisa Tours & Safaris

We are local owned company specialize for Mount kilimanjaro trekking and Safaris in East Africa

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7 Days Machame route staying at crater Camp Mt.Kilimanjaro

If you are not pushed for time we highly recommend you to take this route. The Machame route itself is quite undulating giving you a good variety of altitudes each day. With the 7 day itinerary you can take things a notch slower, giving you more time to relax and enjoy the scenery and of course a better chance of reaching the summit. If you don’t have previous experience of trekking at altitude then this is the itinerary for you!


Machame gate to Machame Camp

You will be picked up at your hotel in the morning after breakfast and head towards Machame Gate which is an easy 45-minute drive from Moshi. At the gate you will be registered by the National Park authorities. Once everything is prepared you can start your trek into the lush rainforest. There is the possibility of spotting some Black-and-White Colobus monkeys on the way to Machame camp, which will take you about 5 to 6 hours to reach. You will spend the night just above the forest line at 3010 meters. Read more

Machame Camp

Machame camp to new shira

Today the trail will be a somewhat steeper than on day one but it’s is a shorter stretch and you should reach your destination by early afternoon. After some rest you have the option to hike further to Shira 2 Camp for beautiful views of the Shira Plateau. Mount Meru, the second highest mountain in Tanzania, can be seen in the distance. The night will be spent at New Shira Camp. Read more

Barranco Hut

New shira camp-Barranco Camp

Today you will ascend about 700 meters to the striking and rugged Lava Tower before descending again to Barranco Camp. This will give your body a good chance to acclimatize for the following days as you will reach an altitude of over 4600 meters. The landscape will change dramatically over the course of today as you enter the afro-alpine desert close to Lava Tower and then descend back into the lush, green Barranco Valley. Barranco Camp is situated just below the imposing Barranco Wall and is reached after about 6 to 7 hours of trekking. This camp is considered by many to be the most beautiful and scenic on Kilimanjaro. You will be treated to a hearty dinner before getting into your sleeping bag for some well-deserved rest. Read more


Baranco camp to Karanga camp

Today you will tackle the steepest part of this route – the famous Barranco Wall, also known as the ‘Breakfast Wall’. It’s not as difficult as it looks, and your guide will assist you through this passage in just a little more than an hour. On top of Barranco Wall you can get a glimpse of the southern glaciers of Kibo and take a short rest before continuing towards Karanga Camp. This camp is located less than 100 meters higher then Barranco Camp which gives your body some more time to acclimatize to the altitude. After your lunch at the camp you have the option to do a short round trip towards Barafu Camp for further acclimatization, or you can just relax at your camp. Read more

Barafu Campsite

Karanga camp to Barafu camp

The trail that you will take today passes back through striking alpine desert expanses and leads you to your final camp before the summit hike – the Barafu Camp. This camp will be reached after about 3 to 4 hours and sits at an altitude of 4640 meters. You will have some time to relax before the evening meal is served. After dinner you are advised to get as much sleep as possible before ta testing climb tomorrow. Read more

Mweka hut

Barafu Camp to Crater camp

In the early morning you will start the most challenging part of the ascent as the sun rises. You should reach Stella point, the crater rim of Kibo, after about 5-7 hours of strenuous climbing up the scree and ash paths. From Stella Point you will head towards the highest camp on Kilimanjaro – the Crater Camp – which is situated at an altitude of 5730m. From here there are breath-taking views of the surrounding glaciers. Read more

Mweka Camp

Crater camp to Mweka camp

The first sunlight marks the start of your final ascent towards the summit. It will be a slow and arduous 2 hours or so before you reach the highest point in Africa, Uhuru Peak, which towers above anywhere else in Africa at 5895 meters. From the peak, you will be able to see the surrounding summits, glaciers and landscapes being lit up by the warm morning sun – a truly unforgettable experience. After a short break and the mandatory summit pictures, you will return to Barafu Camp where the rest of the climbing crew will await you. Here you will have some time to rest and a much-needed warm meal will be served. Afterwards, you will continue your descent to Mweka Camp (3080m) which will take you about 3 hours. At Mweka Camp you will have an evening meal followed by a well-deserved deep night’s sleep. Read more


Mweka camp to mweka gate

After breakfast you will be invited to take part in the traditional farewell ceremony with your mountain crew before the final leg of your climb leads you back through the lush rainforest. A gentle descent of up to 3 hours takes you to Mweka Gate where our driver will meet you and bring you back to your hotel in Moshi. Read more


Day in trip
Day 1
Location crater Camp Mt.Kilimanjaro
Hotel Camping


Package includes

  • Portable Toilet tent
  • Crater fee
  • 2 Night of accommodation, a day before trek and a day after trek
  • Transportation to and from your selected route
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Quality, Waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tent
  • Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
  • Professional, experienced, mountain guides:
  • All Tanzanian National Park Fees
  • Government Climbing Taxes
  • Climbing permits
  • All hot Meals prepared by our cook while on Mountain
  • Guides, Porters Cook Salaries
  • Fair and ethical treatment of Porters
  • Enough porters to carry your luggage
  • Safety Equipment:
  • o Emergency Oxygen
  • o Pulse Oximeter
  • Hot drinks at every meal
  • Emergency rescue fees
  • Personal Summit Certificate signed by the National Park and your Guide

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular 76fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers


4 Reviews

Julie, United States

Much thanks to Kilisa Tours & Safaris team for being helpful to us every thing was perfect, pick up and drop off from Moshi, We most have fantastic time in Tarangire and Ngorongoro Crater and I can recommend them

Davis, United States

Me and my two Colleagues have recently returned from Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing via Lemosho route 8 Days arranged by KILISA TOURS & SAFARIS. It was really hard but manageable what required is to be papered and well equipped that you can make it to the top. The food was superb prepared by our cook Peter in every camp site, Our Guides and Porter they are really supportive and like a family through the 8 Days and do a great job to make sure we reach to the summit and make us feel like we exceed our expectation All in all it was a memorable experience and I highly recommend KILISA TOURS & SAFARIS. Thanks Read more

Pat Pollard, United States

The Kilisa team was excellent and very happy to us, Jackson who was a chief guide and his assistant Andrew reminded us to drink water every time also our cooker prepared fresh and delicious meals every day and the porter who used to carry our luggage they were very happy too. Generally this team is very professional and I can recommend Kilisa Tours & Safaris for anyone who plan for Kilimanjaro Trekking Read more



Endrew Mshuza

Mountain Guide

Hillary Chrispine

Safari Guide.


Mountain Guide

Ridhiwani Mohamedi

Assistant Director

We are local owned company specialize for Mount kilimanjaro trekking and Safaris in East Africa

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