6 Days Kilimanjaro Machame Route


Climbing the 6 days Machame route can be done in a minimum of six days (five nights) on the mountain. However, it is most often tackled over seven days (six nights), for a better altitude acclimatization schedule. The success rate is significantly higher when using the seven day route. With an approximation of 62 km/ 37 miles from gate to gate. It is designed for physically fit people with some hiking experience, but plenty of first time trekker use the route as well and do just fine.

Day 1:Arrive in Moshi, Kilimanjaro

Arrive in Tanzania via Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), Done Adventures Safari staff will pick you up and transfer you to Moshi town where you will spend the first night at Park View Inn. Those who will arrive through Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Kenya, we will pick them up and get them transferred by Riverside Shuttle bus to Moshi.

Day 2:A Drive to Machame Gate

Drive to Machame Gate (1,640 meters or 5,380 ft) and Climbing to Machame Camp/Machame hut (2,850 meters or 9,350 ft)

  • Hiking hours: 5-6 hours.
  • Distance: 11 Km or 7 miles.
  • Zone: Rain forest

Day 3:Climbing from Machame Camp to Shira Camp Two

Climbing from Machame Camp to Shira Camp two (3,810 meters or 12,500 feet)

  • Hiking hours: 5-6 hours.
  • Distance: 5 Km or 3 miles.
  • Zone: Low Alpine Zone

Day 4:

Climbing from Shira Camp 2 to Barranco Camp (3,976 meters or 13,044 feet)
Climbing from Shira Camp 2 to Barranco Camp

  • Hiking Hours: 8- 9 hours.
  • Distance: 10 Km or 6 miles.
  • Zone: Low alpine zone to High alpine zone

Day 5:

Climbing from Barranco Camp to Karanga Valley Camp
Climbing from Barranco Camp to Karanga Valley Camp (3,995 meters or 13,106 feet) after lunch continue from Karanga Valley to Barafu (4.673 meters to 15,331 feet)

  • Hiking Hours: 4- 5 hours.
    Distance: 4 Km or 2 miles.
    Zone: High alpine zone

Day 6: Climbing to Uhuru Peak

Climbing to Uhuru Peak (5,895 meters or 19,341feet) and descend to Mweka Camp (10,000ft)

  • Hiking Hours: 4-6 hours.
  • Distance: 12 Km or 7 Miles.
  • Zone: Glacial zone and all preceding zones.

Day 7:Descend from Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate

Descend from Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate (1,640 meters or 5,340 feet) for a walk of 3 – 4 hours with a distance of 10 Km or 6 Miles. Transfer to the hotel for the summit certificate and celebration party. Overnight at Park View Inn.

  • Zone: Rain forest
  • Total distance covered is: 62 Km or 37 miles

Day 8: Transfer Back to Airport

Transfer to the airport or continue with a safari.

End of the climb.

CALL 255 684 727 299

or speak to your travel professional

Book / Enquire this Tour

safari packages

design your own safari

Done Adventures Safari is a unique tour/safari operator that provides private and tailor-made tours in East Africa with an emphasis on safaris in the world’s most stunning and famous national parks, such as the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Amboseli, Bwindi & Mount Kilimanjaro. These exciting activities can easily be combined with a lovely, relaxing beach in East Africa.