12 Days Kilimanjaro Routes

Day 1: Arrive in Tanzania

After arriving at the Kilimanjaro International Airport, you’ll be transferred to one of the hotels in Moshi town by our tour guide who will also brief you on your upcoming trek and do equipment check to ensure every necessary mountain gear has been covered. This day is set aside for renting any missing gear.

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​​Note: Check-in starts at 2:00 PM.

Day 2: Machame Gate (1790m) to Machame Camp (3010m)

One hour’s drive from Moshi lies the gate to the Machame route, where we complete park formalities, meet our crew of porters and start to climb! The first section of the route follows a steady climb and then follows through a magnificent, dense rainforest. The path is fairly new and is overgrown in some places. The area, most of the time, remains wet and muddy

  • Distance covered: 10.8km / 6.7mi
  • Approx. time taken: 6 hours
  • Meals: BLD.

Day 3: Machame Camp (3010m) to Shira Camp (3845m)

The route then follows through the forest area until we reach the steep ascent onto Shira Plateau. From the plateau, there are all round rewarding views of the mountain. Majestic views of Mt. Meru above Arusha Town in the distance can be seen if you look back.

  • Distance covered: 5.4km / 3.4mi
  • Approx. time taken: 5 hours
  • Meals: BLD.

Day 4: Shira Cave (3845m) to Barranco Camp (3960m)

Walking on high moorland, the landscape will change the entire character of the trek. We’ll get to traverse the southwest side of Mount Kilimanjaro and pass underneath the Lava Tower and then the final section of the Western Breach. After crossing these two points, we’ll reach the camp. The entire day will be spent at an altitude of up to 4600 meters, but we have still followed the mountaineering etiquette of ‘walk high, sleep low’ to aid your body’s acclimatization to altitude.

  • Distance covered: 10.8km / 6.7mi
  • Approx. time taken: 8 hrs
  • Meals: BLD.

Day 5: Barranco Camp (3960m) to Barafu Camp (4640m)

We’ll start the day by descending down to Great Barranco which is a huge ravine. We’ll then exit the Great Barranco Wall steeply and get divided from the south-eastern slopes of Kibo. The climb is over a rock, but not technical, rather long and tiring. We’ll pass underneath the Heim and Kersten glaciers and head towards the Karanga Valley. The valley will be our last stop before we reach the summit. Scree in heavy amount will be formed on the terrain as we walk through the arid and desolate land and walk towards the Barafu Camp.

  • Distance covered: 8.5km / 5.3mi
  • Approx. time taken: 8 hours
  • Meals: BLD

Day 6: Barafu Camp (4640m) to UHURU PEAK (5895m) & down to Millennium Camp (3790m)

The trekking will start at around midnight and we’ll walk steeply upwards to the summit glaciers. Going through heavy scree for 4 to 5 hours, we’ll gain incredible height over a short span of time. We’ll be making it to the Stella Point at 5,739 meters before the first ray of sun hits us. The view from the top is spectacular. The ice cliffs within the crater area surround us and the views of jagged Mawenzi peak and area beyond are simply breathtaking. Trekking for another one hour will get us to the summit of Uhuru Peak located at an elevation of 5,895 meters. After spending few hours at the peak, we’ll descend down to Stella Point and then further to Barafu Camp through heavy scree slopes and track. After having breakfast at Barafu, you’ll head down to Millennium Camp where you’ll have your well-earned sleep.

  • Distance covered: 13.4km / 8.3mi
  • Approx. time taken: 12 – 15 hours
  • Meals: BLD.

Day 7: Trek Millennium Camp (3790m) to Mweka Gate (1630m)

A gentle trek through the rainforest will lead us to Mweka Gate which will mark the end of the Kilimanjaro trekking tour. You’ll complete the park formalities and receive your certificates which you can showcase with pride. Our guides will transfer you to your hotel, where you can treat yourself to a welcome hot shower.

  • Distance covered: 12.1km / 7.5mi
  • Approx. time taken: 6 hours
  • Meals: BL.

Day 8: Lake Manyara National Park
Today we will startour first day  game drive safari to Lake Manyara National Park. Game drives will be conducted at the base western wall of the Great Rift Valley of this spectacular park. After that, we’ll return back to our lodge on the Rift Valley rim. Overnight at  Tented lodge.BLD

Day 9 - Serengeti National Park
Serengeti  National  Park is our destination today. The most  famous of all wildlife sanctuary in Africa and home to the largest migration of wildlife in Africa. we enter and Game Drive to Serengeti  and overnight  at Tented lodge.BLD

Day 10 - Ngorongoro Crater
Ngorongoro Crater is a world heritage site. We spend the maximum of six hours allowed game driving in this the worlds largest Caldera (collapsed volcano) amongst the circa 30,000 resident animals. overnight at the Tented Lodge.BLD

Day 11: Ngorongoro Conservation Area [ Maasai Village visit ]

This day we will start game drive and we will go to visit Maasai village and here you will know their culture and many more of Maasai peoples and their tribes, and Late afternoon return to Arusha and overnight  at the  Lodge.BL

Day 12 - Departure 
Transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for those returning home.B


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Safari Overview


12 Days / 11 Nights
  • Also referred to as the Whiskey route, Machame is known for being a tough climb which is in stark contrast with the Marangu route which is also referred to as the Coca Cola route. As opposed to the gradual incline and hut accommodations on offer on Marangu Route, the climber on Machame experience steeper trails for long distances while sleeping in tents
  • A minimum of six days or five nights is needed for the completion  of the trekking tour through Machame Route, but seven days or six nights is recommended for better altitude acclimatization scheduling. The journey starts at Machame Gate which is located in the southern base of the mountain characterized by lush, fertile rainforest.
  • The route heads toward the Shira Plateau, before circling along the southern circuit halfway around the mountain, exposing the climber to great views from all angles. You’ll approach the summit from the east and descend through the Mweka trail.

Mount Kilimanjaro

  • Elevation  5895m
  • Location   Tanzania, Africa
  • Number of Climbers  25,000 Annually

Rates Includes

  • Private transport to and from airport to your accommodation at Moshi.
  •  2 nights of accommodation at Moshi hotel
  • Transportation to and from the gate of Kilimanjaro
  • Mountain guides, cooks, and porters who are both professional and friendly
  • Hot meals three times a day while on the mountain
  • Ample treated and filtered water for drinking throughout the trek.
  •  Hot water for washing
  •  Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
  •  Government taxes
  •  Portable oxygen tanks & ox meter
  •  Emergency first-aid kit
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch & dinner) accommodation while on safari
  • Transfers to and from the airport
  • All game drives viewing in a custom built 4×4 Safari Land Cruiser
  • All park and entrance fees
  • Transportation with 4×4 vehicles with viewing roofs
  • Professional English speaking driver/guide during the safari.
  • Bottled water in safari vehicles
  • Ngorongoro Crater car supplement fee
  • Current Government taxes and levies
  • 24-Hour support during the safari from our office in Arusha.

Rates Excludes

  • Lunches, dinners and drinks at your hotel before and after climb.
  • International Flights
  • Visa Fees
  • Vaccination
  • Laundry
  • Gear for your climb
  • A flush toilet which is portable is available at an extra charge of $70 for the entire trek
  • Items of personal nature
  • Additional nights beyond the two standard hotel nights included
  • Tips to Mountain crew & Safari (highly recommended)