7 Days Machame route


7 Days Machame route: Africa Natural Tours (For Kilimanjaro, Serengeti and Zanzibar) Tanzania safari company in Moshi
Specialized in:  Wildlife safaris, Mountain climbing, Cultural tourism and Beach holidays in East Africa
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The seven day Machame variation is the ideal schedule for this route. On the 7 day Machame route, the trek from Barranco to Barafu is broken up into two days, allowing for a short day just prior to the summit attempt. This is important because summit day begins very early, around midnight, so climbers are sleeping deprived going into the toughest day on the mountain. By having a short day beforehand, climbers can be better rested. The 7 day Machame route is highly recommended and used by most prominent Kilimanjaro operators

1 day Machame Gate to Machame Camp
Elevation (ft): 5,400ft to 9,400ft Distance: 11 km Hiking
Time: 5-7 hours
 Habitat: Rain Forest

2 day Machame Camp to Shira Camp
 Elevation (ft): 9,400ft to 12,500ft,
 Distance: 5 km, Hiking
Time: 4-6 hours,
 Habitat: Moorland

3 days Shira Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp
Elevation (ft): 12,500ft to 13,000ft
Distance: 10 km Hiking
Time: 6-8 hours
Habitat: Semi Desert

4 days Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp
Elevation (ft): 13,000ft to 13,100ft
Distance: 5 km Hiking
Time: 4-5 hours Habitat: Alpine Desert

5 days Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
Elevation (ft): 13,100ft to 15,300ft
Distance: 4 km Hiking
Time: 4-5 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert

6 days Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Hut
Elevation (ft): 15,300ft to 1345ft (and down to 10,000ft)
Distance: 5 km… ascent / 12 km descent hiking
Time: 7-8 hours ascent / 4-6 hours descent

Days 7 Mweka Camp to Moshi
Elevation (ft): 10,000ft to 5,400ft
Distance: 10 km Hiking
Time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest

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