8 Day Machame Kilimanjaro Climbing : One of the best climbing routes on earth, its beautiful trail makes it the recommended route with a panoramic view and stunning Barranco wall. This route offers the best acclimatization.

On your climb to the Machame Kilimanjaro route, you will be staying in high-quality mountain tents specifically designed to adapt to the mountain conditions; some of our brands are Mountain Hardwear and Vango Tents for the best security and comfort during your climb. 

Along with you, hiking expert guides will lead you up to the summit; they do an outstanding job ensuring every climber is in good health. Condition: not only will they remind you to drink enough water to avoid dehydration, but they will also examine your health condition regularly to ensure none of you stop on the way.

Porters are the backbone and are the ones who ensure the mission is complete; they will carry all of your belongings, luggage, tents, food, chairs, tables, water, bedding, and private toilets. Please remember to pack all the necessary gear because the porters are allowed to carry only 20kg, and this is strictly inspected at the entrance gate. At each camp, you stay to avoid some other company that forces the porters to carry more than 20 kg so that they can reduce the number of porters and make more profit by charging clients more; at East Africa Safari Guide, we highly follow the regulations from the KINAPA, Kilimanjaro National Park Authority. 

Day 1. Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport.

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, your transfer guide will be waiting to transfer you to the hotel, where you will relax and rejuvenate from a long flight.

You will stay at Ilboru Safari Lodge; this is the perfect place to enjoy nature and dinner.

Your guide will meet you tonight. Have a good word about the upcoming Kilimanjaro adventure, and ensure you have all the necessary gear for the trek.

Day 2. Arusha to Machame Gate to Machame Camp.

Start at 1800 m and finish at 3000m

Early in the morning, after breakfast, a transfer guide with a private vehicle will pick you up and transfer you to the Machame gate, the starting point of our trekking. 

Together with your private trekking guide, the Machame route takes you through scenic rainforest characterized by humid on either side. Today, you will walk for about 6 hours before reaching Machame camp. Please follow the instructions from your guide; drinking enough water will help you achieve this goal. 

Cook will prepare delicious foods to fill you with energy to keep going.

Once you reach the camp, you will find all the tents set for you by porters.

Day 3. Machame Camp to Shira Camp

Start at 3000 m and finish at 3840 m

After an early breakfast, the journey commences at Shira Camp; you will walk through moorland vegetation; the route leads through beautiful view of Shira and Kibo peaks; you will start feeling the majestic of Kilimanjaro Mountain; lunch will be at Picnic Rock and proceed to Lava Tower for better acclimatization the heights here is 4120 m. A trekking guide will be with you to ensure you stay active.

Day 4. Shira Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp

Altitudes: Shira Camp 3,840 m

Lava Tower 4,630 m

Barranco Camp 3,690 m

Today, you will proceed with this authentic climbing adventure; our destination is Barranco Camp, and we will hike via Lava Tower; the route is arduous but offers unparalleled trekking experiences. Lunch will be served at Lava Tower, and we recommend spending at least two hours here to allow your body to acclimatize. Afterward, you will start walking to Barranco camp. The walking trail to the camp isn’t that difficult; once you arrive at the camp, you will be amazed at how the Barranco wall looks, and yes, tomorrow morning, we will kiss that wall; the wall is famously known as “Jiwe la Kubusu” meaning a stone to kiss.

Day 5. Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp

Starting at 3,690 m to 4,640 m.

Today, we will be walking through the alpine desert; we will spend about 10 walking hours and cover a distance of roughly 12 kilometers. 

This route is arduous but offers the best experience; once you reach some point on the left, you will see the Kibo volcano peak and Mount Meru from the right side. You will stop at Karanga Camp for lunch and then head towards Barafu Camp; the hiking trail has various ups and downs, but don’t feel tired. Follow your guide’s information; they know so much about this route, which will help you successfully reach the summit. 

8 Day Machame Kilimanjaro Climbing
Barafu Camp

The trek to the summit will start later today; you only need to eat well, drink enough water, and take some Diamox if you feel sick.

Day 6. Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak to Millennium Camp

Altitudes: Barafu Camp 4,640 m, Uhuru Peak 5,895 m, and Millennium Camp 3,820 m.

You will wake up at midnight and begin your trekking; the vegetation will change to arctic and gain an elevation of 1255 m. The trek will last for 12 hours to and from the peak, covering a distance of 15 kilometers. 

Typically, during the summit, each 1 of the climbers will have two guides to ensure everything is well monitored. After a few hours of climbing, you will reach the summit, take as many pictures as you need, and celebrate with your guides, friends, wife, or husband. We will try the sunrise to catch us at the top. 

And indeed, you’ve made it to the top of Africa.

Later, descend to Millennium Camp, where you will rest while rejoicing. 

Day 7. Millennium Camp to Mweka Gate.

Start at an elevation of 3,820 m and finishes at 1,650 m

After breakfast, you will descend from the Millennium Camp to Mweka gate, where your transfer driver will be waiting to take you back to Arusha town for relaxation.

The walks today are straightforward, passing through the tropical rainforest.

Once you reach the exit gate, the team will gather to celebrate your achievement. 

You will stay at Ilboru Safari Lodge.

Day 8. Transfer to the airport.

Depending on your international flight, your private transfer guide will escort you to Kilimanjaro Airport or Arusha Airport if you have a Zanzibar extension. 

Remember: The check-out time at the lodge is at 11 a.m.; however, it is possible for the day room use, though it needs an advance booking. If you want a little extension on a wildlife safari, add a few days and enjoy the Tarangire and Ngorongoro Safari.

What is included & excluded? 

  • All airport transfers
  • Transfer to/from the mountain
  • All crews (cook and porters)
  • Professional climbing guide fluent in English, Spanish, German, French or Italian
  • All park fees & government taxes
  • Foods & mineral drinking water
  • Accommodation before and after climbing
  • Quality tents and mats. 
  • Private toilets.


  • Visa expenses (100 USD for US and 50 USD for other nationals)
  • Travel insurance (Highly recommended to purchase the comprehensive plan)
  • Tips
  • Sleeping bags (can be rented from our office)
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