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**Note: Christmas Supplement applicable

From USD 2195 * | from £ 1602.35*

per person sharing 4 pax

This is probably the most scenic and most beautiful route to the summit. The 6-day route is however physically more challenging than the Marangu route. The day walks are longer and steeper; however the summit night is one hour shorter. The scenic traverse of the Western Breach offers some stunning views! Only tented accommodation available, which can be less comfortable and will require a good sleeping bag and hiking mattress. 

Day 1:

Pick up from Kilimanjaro airport, meet and greet and proceed to Moshi town where you will meet your mountain guide for your equipment check and will brief you about the climbing.

Overnight at Lodge in Moshi Town on bed and breakfast basis.

Day 2:
After breakfast check out from lodge and transfer to Kilimanjaro National Park Gate at Machame for the first section of the climb through the montane forest to Machame Campsite at 10000ft/3000m. Overnight camp taking 5 to 7 hours. Overnight Machame camp 

Day 3: 
Following the steep ridge and across heath and moorland to "picnic rock" and the Shira plateau, to Shira Campsite at 12500ft/3800m for overnight camp taking 5 to 7 hours. Overnight Shira camp 

Day 4: 
Heading towards Kibo, crossing a broad valley and climbing to a ridge crest, crossing scree slopes and a river valley to reach Barranco Campsite 13000ft/3900m. For overnight camp taking 5 to 7 hours. Overnight Barranco camp. 

Day 5: 
Cross the floor of the Great Barranco Valley, up the Barranco Wall to the Karanga River - the last water point on this route. A steep climb over rocky slabs to Barafu Campsite at 15500ft/ 4600m. For overnight camp taking 8 to 9 hours. Overnight Barafu camp 

Day 6: 
An early start for the summit - Uhuru Peak the highest point in Africa at 19340ft/5896m taking 6 to 7 hours. Descend via Barafu Campsite through the forest to Mweka Campsite at 10000ft/3000m. For overnight camp.- taking 5 to 7 hours. Overnight Mweka Camp 
Day 7:
Descend through the forest to the park gate at Mweka Wildlife College taking 3 to 4 hours to met and transferred to Moshi Tow.
Overnight at Lodge on bed and breakfast basis.

Day 8: 
After breakfast check out from lodge and transfer to Kilimanjaro airport for your onward flight home. 


End of climbing.


  • Machame route trekking for 6 days/5 nights 
  • All park fees for client
  • 3 meals a day with one hot drink
  • Entry fee, payments and meals for the crew
  • Pick up and drop off from Kilimanjaro Airport
  • Transfer from Moshi to park entrance gate.
  • Service of a private English speaking professional and qualified mountain guide
  • Cook and adequate porters to carry both trip provisional and client’s private bags
  • All food and catering equipment
  • Sleeping pad and tents
  • Boiling water on the trek
  • Pre and post accommodation on Bed and breakfast basis


  • Tips for guides, Cooks and Porters
  • Personal mountain equipment (sleeping Bag) and all types of hard and soft drinks
  • Hire of any Equipment or gear besides those arranged and provide by the office
  • Medical Treatment or check up.
  • Laundry service, telephone calls, gifts and souvenirs
  • Personal travel and medical insurance.
  • Any rescue fee apart from the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority
  • All other Items of a personal nature
  • Any return transfer from boarder
  • Any luggage more than 15kg per client
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