Machame Route

The Machame Route gives you the greatest chance to make it to the summit (Uhuru Peak) and is a good all-rounder in terms of value for money and length of the climb.

It is also a chiefly scenic route as you ascend from the western side of Mount Kilimanjaro and run down the south face. Muddy Dusty has a very high victory record for Kilimanjaro trek on this route because most of his best guides was bone and live at Machame Village found on the slop of Mount Kilimanjaro.

The guides and crew that we use are brilliant. Some of the local guides have climbed and been trained by Kilimanjaro National Park Authority. Our Guide they have a key to your success, as they will motivate you and look after your every need, giving you the very best chance to get to the top. The  guide & porter to client ratio ensures a safe climb.

There’s no receiving away from the statement that it’s a tough climb, but it’s not technical, you don’t need climbing tackle and ropes and so on. All you have to do is walk slowly (Pole Pole) so the altitude doesn’t get you too much as you go upper, keep focused on your goal and keep optimistic. And of course you’ll be hiking through some unbelievable, awe inspirational scenery, with the support of your excellent guides and porters who have done this Number of times. They will absolutely keep you working, and look after you by putting up your tents and nourishing you good vigor meals each day. With you own energy and their help, you have every chance of making it to the top Uhuru Peak.

Main Features

  • Most escapade summit bound route
  • Most scenic route on the mountain Kilimanjaro. The traditional Machame Route via Barafu circumvents Kibo’s southern face, offering stunning views of the mountain and its surroundings
  • Finest route for acclimatization as a result of the locating of the campsites -climb highs-sleep low.
  • Great victory rate
  • Diverse options to the summit Uhuru Peak; the summit can be stretched from the Western breach -arrow glacier camp, crater camp and via barafu camp.


  • Park fees, camping fees, rescue fees
  • Camping Equipment: Four-season Vaude/Salewa tents and sleeping mats
  • Transport to and from mountain gates
  • Guide, assistant guides, cooks and porters
  • Three meals daily
  • Water: Day 1, we provide 1.5 liters of Bottled Mineral Water; Day 2 until the end of the climb, we provide Katalyn filtered water
  • Fair wages for porters and guides approved by Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project as well as Tanzanian Association of Tour Operators


  • Alcohol
  • Tips
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Airport transfer
  • Portable manual flush toilet is extra
  • Local Tanzanian Mountaineering Doctor for hire

Getting there

It is greatest to fly into Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Departure dates

We can arrange Kili climbs at any time of year for parties of two upwards. Indeed, even solo climbs are possible at all times too, though there is an extra cost attached to a solo climb.

We often arrange climbs for groups <small or large> whether it is a private group, or perhaps a group raising money for charity. Simply talk to us about when you’d like to consider climbing and we’ll start helping you plan your challenge!

Machame Route Itineraries

6 Days Machame Route

8 Days Machame Route

8 Days Machame Route with Crater Camp

Machame Route Itineraries

6 Days Machame Route.

Price USD 2, 260.00 per person (2-4 pax)

Price USD 2, 000.00 per person (5 and above)

Day 1:

Pick up from Lodge/Hotel- Machame Gate 1840 m – Machame Hut – 9 km – 6 to 7 hrs – Altitude gain 1140 m

To Machame Hut, 3000 m. After a transfer to the park gate, a 7 hour walk through the forest takes you to Machame Hut. You camp throughout the climb, and your crew will take good care of you, erect and dismantle the camp, and provide you with tasty, filling food. Full board.

Day 2:

Machame Hut 3000 m — Shira Hut – 7 km – 5 to 6 hrs – Altitude gain 800 m

To Shira Cave, 3800 m. An initial steep climb followed by a gentle incline. After lunch a descent and ascent brings you to the camp. Walking time approx. 5 hours. Full board.

Day 3:

Shira Hut 3800 m — Barranco Camp – 10 km  – 6 to 7 hrs – Altitude gain 700 m down 600 m

To Barranco Wall, 3900 m. Today you climb slowly for some 5 km. Then you climb high to 4600 m to lover tower and stay for 15 to 20 min for acclimatization then down to Barranco camp 3900 m. This is a fairly strenuous day as the altitude begins to tell. Walking time approx. 8 hours. Full board.

Day 4:

Barranco Camp 3900 m — Barafu Hut – 8 km – 7 to 8 hrs – Alt. gain 650 m

To Barafu Camp, 4600 m. Climb Barranco Wall to Karanga and excellent views of the West Breach and on to Barafu. Full board.

Day 5:

Barafu Hut 4600 m — Uhuru peak 5895 m — Millennium Camp 16 km – 12 to 14 hrs – Alt. gain 1295 m down 2105 m

Barafu to Uhuru, 5895 m, then descend to Mweka, 3100 m. You will wake at about midnight for the torchlight climb to Stella Point, approx. 7 hours with rest stops, and finally to the highest point, Uhuru Peak with fantastic views of glaciers and plains far below. Descend to Mweka or High Camp, arriving late afternoon. Full board.

Day 6:

Millennium Camp 3730 m — Mweka Gate 1800 m – 13 km– 5 to 6 hrs – Descend 1650 m – Transfer to Lodge/Hotel

To Moshi. A descent of some 4 hours takes you to Mweka Village where you are met and transferred back to the Keys Hotel. Full board


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