Journey to Kilimanjaro
19,341 ft. (5,895 m. ) above Sea Level






“Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.”
- ​Henry David Thoreau
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7 - Day Machame Route

We have chosen Thomson Safaris for our expedition.
  • ​Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project (KPAP)
  • 98% Summit Success
  • Maximum Acclimatization
  • WFR-Certified Guides
  • Expert Consultants

Gear Listing

  • VASQUE Breeze 2.0 GTX Hiking Boots
  • WILDHORN OUTFITTERS Cloud Ripper Carbon Fiber Trekking Poles
  • REI Co-Op 650-Fill Down Jacket
  • The North Face Venture Rain Jacket
  • Outdoor Research Rocky Mountain High Gaiters
  • The North Face Base Camp Duffel XXL (150-Liters)
  • Osprey Stratos Backpack (36-Liters)

Trek Day 1 - Begin Trek to Macheme Camp

Begin the Kilimanjaro journey on narrow rainforest trails, where we'll set out on this popular trail.

Overnight: Machame Camp (9,850 feet)

Hours Trekking: 5 - 7

Trek Day 2 - Machame Camp to Shira 2 Camp

Vegetation gets sparser as we'll ascend into the heath, where alien-looking giant groundsels tower over the rocky slopes.

Overnight: Shira 2 Camp (12,795 feet)

Hours Trekking: 4 - 5

Trek Day 3 - Shira 2 to Barranco Camp

Enjoy expansive views of the Barranco Valley from the camp at the base of the Barranco Wall.

Overnight: Barranco Camp (13,004 feet)

Hours Trekking: 6 - 7

Trek Day 4 - Barranco Camp to Karanga

A challenging scramble up the Barranco Wall is rewarded with breathtaking views from the top. Continue over ridges and valleys before a steep hike to camp.

Overnight: Karanga Camp (13,231 feet)

Hours Trekking: 4 - 5

Trek Day 5 - Karanga to Barafu Camp

As you near the summit, the landscape starts to resemble the surface of the moon. Keep an eye out for towering lava formations, remnants of Kili's fiery past.

Overnight: Barafu Camp (15,331 feet)

Hours Trekking: 3 - 4

Trek Day 6 - Barafu to Summit/ Mweka Millennium Camp

Headlamps snaking up the mountain light the way during an overnight summit bid. Celebrate your success with a few quick pictures at the top before trekking much of the way back down the mountain.

Overnight: Mweka Millennium Camp (12,500 feet)

Hours Trekking: 8 - 10 to Summit/ 4 - 7 to Mweka Millennium Camp

Trek Day 7 - Complete Trek

Complete the descent through the rainforest to Mweka Gate at 5,364 feet.

Hours Trekking: 4 - 6
"So often we become so focused on the finish line that we fail to enjoy the journey."
- Dieter F. Uchdorf
"Cool Runnings means Peace be the journey."
- Derice Bannock, Cool Runnings

Sources:

https://www.thomsontreks.com/route/machame-route/#itinerary
https://www.thomsontreks.com/route/machame-route/#photos
https://www.google.com/search?q=Uhuru+peak&biw=1229&bih=716&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwidk_u4s4vRAhUm6oMKHVKhAP8Q_AUIBigB#imgrc=kQ7XgKyXUmm5cM%3A