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Hiking to the summit of Kilimanjaro in 6 days via the Machame route

Join one of our certified guides for a 6-day ascent to the summit of the great Kilimanjaro Peak in Tanzania along the Machame Route.

Duration6 days
Offer periodSep
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate and Group


  • Enjoy a 6-day journey to the summit of Kilimanjaro.

  • Climb along the challenging, but immensely rewarding Machame Route.

  • Perfect for adventurers looking for a truly memorable experience.


Also known as the Whiskey Route, the Machame Route that will take you to the summit of Kilimanjaro (5,895m) in Tanzania is as challenging as it is rewarding.

A great contrast to the easier Marangu Route, which is also known as the Coca Cola Route, the Machame Route is much steeper and longer. Moreover, instead of comfortable huts, participants on this trip, which will last for 6 days, will be sleeping in tents, under the stars. However, if challenge, adventure and roughing it are what you desire in your climb of Kilimanjaro, then this route will be ideal.

Our journey will begin at the Machame Gate, which is positioned at the southern base of the peak, within the surrounding vibrant rain forest. From there, we will make our way through the Shira Plateau before making our way up the peak. Throughout the ascent, you will be astounded by the views, which reach their apex at the summit. After you’ve soaked in the glory of the summit, we will make our descent along the Mweka Trail.

Due to the challenging nature of the Machame Route, participants should be in good physical condition. Also, prior climbing experience is recommended as well.

If you want to enjoy a climbing adventure you will never forget, send a request, and join us for 6 amazing days to the top of Kilimanjaro. We have no doubt you’ll have the time of your life.

We also offer a 7-day ascent of Kilimanjaro along the newer, Lemosho Route.


Hotel in Moshi and various camps during the expedition.

Meeting point

Kilimanjaro International Airport




Day 1: Arrive in Tanzania

Day 2: Machame Gate (1790m) to Machame Camp (3010m)

Day 3: Machame Camp (3010m) to Shira Camp (3845m)

Day 4: Shira Cave (3845m) to Barranco Camp (3960m)

Day 5: Barranco Camp (3960m) to Barafu Camp (4640m)

Day 6: Barafu Camp (4640m) to UHURU PEAK (5895m) & down to Millennium Camp (3790m)

Day 7: Trek Millennium Camp (3790m) to Mweka Gate (1630m)

Day 8: Depart Tanzania

About the guide

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My name is Manase Mwanga, I am the founder and Managing Director of Top Climbers Expedition, a small local company, offering a wide range of unique safaris, including Mount Kilimanjaro ascent, wildlife adventures, bike tours, beach holidays and cultural tourism. I am Tanzanian, born and raised in the Kilimanjaro region. I have extensive experience and a great team of people and guides, that guarantees the highest quality service to our clients.

As a Director my focus is on organizing tours with an ethical and professional approach to exceed tourist expectations. All our tours benefit native people i.e. hard-working local porters and guides by creating job opportunities in order to eradicate poverty. We utilize natural resources in a sustainable way, taking care of the benefits of it for present and future generations. We are not the agency that rents guides. WE are the guides and we always take care of your satisfaction.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 1959 each

Group of 2

USD 1805 each

Group of 3

USD 1805 each

Group of 4

USD 1805 each

Group of 5

USD 1753 each

Group of 6

USD 1753 each

Group of 7

USD 1753 each

Group of 8

USD 1702 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

• Transport during the trip

• Permit and entrance fees

• Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

• Camping equipment: Tents, Sleeping pad

Price details

• The price for 8 to 10 people is 1650 USD per person, and the price for 11 or more people is 1600 USD per person.

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