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6 Day Machame Itinerary

Price: $ 1450
DAY 1 – Machame Gate to Machame Camp
Elevation (ft): 5,400ft to 9,400ft
The drive from Arusha to the Mount Kilimanjaro National Park Gate takes about 1.5hours from Arusha and 30minutes from Moshi. We continue a short distance until we reach the Machame Camp.

DAY 2 – Machame Camp to Shira Camp
Elevation (ft): 9,400ft to 12,500ft
after breakfast, we leave the glades of the rain forest and continue on an ascending path, crossing the little valley walking along a steep rocky ridge, covered with heather, until the ridge ends. Time for rest, dinner, and overnight at the Shira campsite.

DAY 3 – Shira Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp
Elevation (ft): 12,500ft to 13,000ft
From the Shira Plateau, we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. Shortly after the tower, Although you end the day at the same elevation as when you started, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.

DAY 4-Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
Elevation (ft): 13,000ft to 15,000ft
After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge passing the Barranco Wall, to the Karanga Valley campsite. We continue up to the Barafu Hut. At this point, Here we make camp, rest, enjoy dinner, and prepare for the summit day.

DAY 5 – Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Hut
Elevation (ft): 15,300ft to 19,345ft (and down to 10,000ft)
Very early in the morning (midnight to 2am), we continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.

DAY 6 – Mweka Camp to Moshi / Arusha
Elevation (ft): 10,000ft to 5,400ft
After breakfast, we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. A vehicle will pick you at Mweka gate and drive you back to hotel in Moshi / Arusha.


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