This exciting and adventurous trip proposes you the Machame Route to Uhuru Peak, the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro.

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This exciting and adventurous trip proposes you the Machame Route to Uhuru Peak, the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro.

It is one of the most popular routes up Mount Kilimanjaro. It does have a reputation for being a tough climb however the rewards are huge! The scenery on this route is dramatic and varied with views of the Shira Plateau and Barranco Wall. You approach the summit of Uhuru from the East and descend on the Mweka trail.

Camp your way to the top and enjoy every step of the journey!

Trip summary

  • Departure Moshi
  • End Moshi
  • Countries
    • Tanzania
  • City
    • Moshi
    • Mount Kilimanjaro National Park
  • Theme Adventure and trekking
  • Travel style Group departure
  • Accommodation Standard
  • Flight Excluded
  • Guide Included
  • The tour has met our standards

Detailed itinerary

  • 1
    Arrival in Moshi
    Day 1

    Upon arrival in Moshi, the gateway to Mount Kilimanjaro, meeting and briefing about the climb and if the weather is favourable, catch a glimpse of the world’s tallest freestanding mountain (5 895 m).

    If you are making your own way to Moshi, please advise us of your estimated arrival time in order to organize the briefing. Your local payment is only handed to the representative at the briefing. 

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  • 2
    Moshi - Kilimanjaro National Park
    Distance: ± 9km

    After breakfast, you will be collected from your hotel, arrival at the entrance to the Kilimanjaro National Park after a 45-minute drive.

    Machame Gate is at 1790m.

    In a short time, you will be surrounded by the magnificent mountain rainforest. With a little luck, it is possible to see and hear the beautiful black and white thumb-less Colobus monkeys in the treetops.

    Today's destination is: The Machame Camp, situated just below the tree line at 3010m, reachable after 5 – 7 trekking hours.

    Dinner and overnight at the camp.

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  • 3
    Machame Camp - Shira Camp
    Distance: ± 7km

    In the early morning leave the Machame Camp and the timberline behind.

    The path gets steeper and the landscape turns into a moor and heath land, allowing you to take in the impressive mountain range.

    At mid-afternoon we arrive at today's destination: the New Shira Campsite at the Shira Plateau. The camp offers a breath-taking view of the mountain, especially at sunset.

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  • 4
    Shira Camp - Barranco Camp
    Distance: ± 10km

    Today's trek begins with a long ascent above the Shira Plateau in the direction of the Lava Tower Hut (4640m). After 6 – 7 hours, we arrive at perhaps the most beautiful camp on Kilimanjaro- the Barranco Camp.

    Althought today we climb approx. 800m, we camp at an elevation only slightly higher than the previous night. This will allow us to acclimatize as a height of over 4600m will be reached the next two days before descending again. 

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  • 5
    Barranco Camp - Barafu Camp
    Distance: ± 8km

    The trek of today starts with the climb of the “Barranco Wall”. Safety is paramount and you will be secured where necessary along this route. Following the ridge as it wanders up and down, it is possible to enjoy amazing views of the south glacier of Kibo.

    Lunch in the Karanga Valley, before climbing for 2 – 3 hrs to Barafu Camp (4640m).

    Dinner and overnight at the camp, take an early night in preparation for the next day. The guide will wake us up again at 11:30pm and the climb begins just after midnight.

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  • 6
    To the top of Mount Kilimanjaro
    Distance: ± 20km

    Beginning of the climb to the Uhuru peak at around 00.30 a.m. Climbing the steps of the Kibo you will arrive at Stella Point after 5-7 hours of hard trekking. This is the crater edge of Kilimanjaro, from which we continue for another 1-2 hours along the edge to reach the summit: Uhuru Peak (5895m)!

    The descent run is easier, we will climb along the same route. Arrival at Camp Barafu shortly before midday. After a well-deserved break of 1 – 2 hrs, we are on our way to Camp Mweka (3080m). Dinner and overnight at the camp.

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  • 7
    Mweka Camp - Moshi
    Distance: ± 10km

    After breakfast the final leg of this amazing adventure begins. Enjoy a traditional farewell ceremony from the mountain guides.

    Then a gentle 2 and a half hour descent through the rainforest to Mweka Gate, where the driver takes us back to the Hotel in Moshi.

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  • 8
    Last day
    Day 8

    After breakfast the tour ends; please let us know if you require any further transport.

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  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes
    • Meals as indicated on the itinerary (unless otherwise specified, all meals are prepared and served at the Nomad truck);
    • Accommodation;
    • Registered guides and transport.
    Price does not include
    • All items of a personal nature;
    • Entrance fees;
    • Alcohol;
    • Soft drinks;
    • Bottled water;
    • Snacks;
    • Souvenirs;
    • Tips;
    • National Park Fees and optional activities.