6 Days Kilimanjaro Climb via Machame Route

Climbing Mount KilimanjaroClimbing Mount Kilimanjaro

6 days Kilimanjaro climb via Machame route approaches summit through forest from the west and joins the other trekking routes before traversing beneath the southern icefields of Kibo. The rainforest is extremely beautiful. The 6 days route gives a complete maximum time to acclimatization, and also gives the perfect view of the Barranco walls.


Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania

  • Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • Pick up by Joica Tours & Safaris
  • Tonight we overnight in a mid range hotel/lodge

Day 2:
Circa 4-5 hours hiking
After breakfast 08:30 you leave and drive to the start of the Machame route we drive to Machame road head (70 kms) and start hiking to 3,100m,we now leave the park gate and walk through the Rain Forest on a winding trail to the first uniport hut which is located at an altitude of (3048 mtrs) we continue a short distance until we reach the Machame Hut, where we spend the night at our first campsite BLD

Day 3:
Circa 4-5 hours hiking
leaving the “glades of rain forest” we now follow the steep ridge, which veers west, and after 3-4 hours gradually ascend the Shira Plateau and our campsite at an altitude of 3,840 mtrs BLD

Day 4:
Circa 6 hours hiking
From Shira we walk east on the plateau, following the trail leading to the Lava Tower (Sharks Tooth). Shortly before the tower we branch off onto the path to the Umbwe Ridge and Barranco Hut which is situated at 3900m. Our campsite is a further 30 minutes walk beyond the hut beside a glacial stream.  From here there are superb views of the Southern Ice Cliffs and the Breach Wall. BLD

Day 5:
Circa 8 hours hiking
today we scramble to the top of the Great Barranco and traverse over scree and ridges beneath the ice falls of the heim kersten and decken glaciers. After a steep pull out of the Karanga Valley we ascend the ridge leading to the Barafu Huts at 4600m. BLD

Day 6:
Circa 11 hours hiking
After an early start, we ascend directly to the rim of Kibo between the Rebmann and Retzel glaciers. From here it is about a 45 minute walk to Uhuru Peak 5, 895 mtrs – the roof of Africa, with fine views of Mt. Meru to the west and the Jagged Peak of Mawenzi to the east. We then descend to Barafu Hut and our overnight camp Mweka BLD

Day 7:
We descend to Mweka Gate, passing Karanga Hut through the forest.On arrival at the gate you will receive your Certificate of Accomplishment and be taken by our vehicle back to your lodge for a much needed hot shower and rest.

  • Overnight in a mid range hotel/lodge D

Day 8:

  • After breakfast.
  • Transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for those returning home.


1 Pax 2 Pax 3 Pax 4 Pax 5 Pax 6 Pax +
$ 2,150 $ 1,850 $ 1,805 $ 1,770 $ 1,733 $ 1,705

Safari Overview


6 Days

Rates Includes

  • Quality, waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tents
  • Professional, experienced, mountain guides
  • Airport transfers
  • Rescue fees
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
  • Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy nutritious food
  • Clean, purified drinking water
  • Crisis management and safety procedures
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters

Rates Excludes

  • International Flights
  • Visa Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Drinks (Soda, Alcohol)
  • Tips
  • Vaccination
  • Laundry
  • Other Personal Items

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