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7-day Machame route trek to the summit of Kilimanjaro

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Come and join one of our experienced tour operators for an unbelievable 7-day climb of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania along the Machame Route.

7 Days

All year




* Climb to the top of Kilimanjaro in Tanzania in just 7 days.

* Trek along the challenging, but rewarding Machame Route.

* Spend your nights in different, comfortable mountain huts.


One of, if not the most popular climbing route to the summit of Kilimanjaro (5,895m), the Macheme Route is a great way to explore, enjoy and conquer this incredible peak.

The highest mountain in all of Africa, Kilimanjaro stands like a titan, surrounded by gorgeous landscape. And, along the Machame Route, you will get to make your through a great deal of the amazing forest on the way to the mountain all the way to the Shira Plateau. From there, we will go to the Machame Gate before making our way progressively up the mountain.

The Macheme Route, which is also known as the Whiskey Route, has one of the highest success rates when it comes to reaching the summit of the peak. The reason for that is it offers great acclimatization by helping climbers walk high and sleep low. You will also get to rest in comfortable mountain huts during the expedition as well.

Well known for the fantastic viewpoints that offer some of the best views of and from Kilimanjaro, the Macheme Route is not without its challenges. Since it offers the shortest itinerary, the route is quite demanding. It is also quite steep and physically tiring. As a result, participants on this trip should be in good physical condition. Prior hiking experience is recommended as well.

To climb a mountain like Kilimanjaro is to make the dream of many adventurers come true. To enjoy the experience for yourself, please send a request. We look forward to guiding you.

We also offer an 8-day climb of the mountain along the quieter and less used Shira Route.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Transportation start and back

- Permit and entrance fees


Day 1: Arusha – Moshi

Day 2: Moshi – Machame

Day 3: Machame – Shira Hut

Day 4: Shira Hut – Baranco Hut

Day 5: Baranco – Barrafu Hut

Day 6: Barrafu Hut – Mweka Hut

Day 7: Mweka Hut – Arusha


About the guide

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Tour Operator

Claudious Tours and Safaris is an East Africa based firm offering Mountain climbing tours and services in East Africa including Mount Kenya climbing safaris, Mount Kilimanjaro Hiking, Mount Elgon walking tours and Mount Rwenzori Trekking. Climbing Africa Mountains offers you an experience of a lifetime. We provide you with Africa Mountain Climbing Safari Packages accompanied by experienced mountain guides, cooks and potters: ensuring that you have safe and adventurous hikes up to some of the highest and most challenging mountains in Africa which includes Mount Kenya, Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Mount Rwenzori in Uganda and Mount Elgon. These hikes offer an opportunity to sample some of the most exciting Mountain climbing safaris in Africa. We design mountain packages for solo travelers, small and large groups looking at trekking in Africa.


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What people are saying about Claudious



The Climbing Guides and service in both Kenya and Tanzania were super (5+ stars) Kenya Shem, Joxhu, Joseph & Agustin super and thanks. For Kilimanjaro, Deus and Goodlucky were fantastic. However Claudios needs to update the schedule (Lake Nakuru day 7 was canceled) and make available lunches (they were missing on 3 days to and from Nairobi) and make clear when travel will be alone. Finally the Nairobi service agent pushes additional add on Nairobi packages. These are of poor value and should be avoided. These additional package coverage was misleading and I should have avoided completely. This was a Nairobi issue only. Everyone else was above board and super to work with. in summary, the climbs are great and highly recommended. Note the published schedule is not exact and deal with the Nairobi service agent with caution. (Don't take the additional offerings.) Overall it was a very good experience where I met with many great people. Thanks to all.



Super fun!



I had a successful hiking trip with Shem as my chief guide! We were successful in summiting Mt Kenya and came back down via the Chogoria route well! The team worked really well together and communication was professional as well as clear/transparent. I appreciated that every single person in the crew were up to task, responsible, and respectful. Shem, my guide, was very friendly and accomodating to my questions, needs and requests. He was also very kind and encouraging, i.e. encouraging me to walk on my own pace and take breaks while going up and down the mountains and valleys. The team also consisted of a cook, Augustine, and two porters - Joshua and Julius. They all seem to be working as a team really well. Augustine would check on how I feel each day (e.g. stomach and gut health) and he is such a good cook! Joshua and Julius are both quiet, strong and helpful porters. Despite the heavy loads on their backs, they would always have no problem getting to every destination on time (waaaaay earlier than me!). I had a great and memorable time in Mt Kenya. We started off the trek on the last day of 2023 and it was so special welcoming the new year above the clouds! I highly recommend for adventurers out there who are looking for the perfect team to enjoy Mt Kenya with to reach out to these guys! Ask for Shem as the guide -- guarantee that he won't disappoint! 😊



Edmond and team from Claudious Tours Safari put in a lot of effort and dedication to make this expedited 5-day ascent of Mount Stanley a success! Amazing experience in breathtaking environment with fantastic views and wildlife sightings from rainforest up to alpine conditions.



My partner and I had a fantastic experience hiking the Chogoria to Sirimon Mt Kenya route. The full team (Shem the guide, the chef (Gustin) and the Porters (Joshua, Peter, Jackson and Gilbert) were excellent and thoroughly looked after us. We were never hungry and the food was excellent and kept our energy levels up. When we were a little poorly they looked after us. Shem the guide always made sure we were OK, and was great at excellent the plants and sharing information about the surroundings. Would highly recommend this team.

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