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Machame Route

We have over 40 Open Group Kilimanjaro climbs, including the Machame Route throughout the year departing from the UK and Ireland. Anyone can join and sign up. Alternatively, if you have your own group of 10 or more people we can help you plan your own Private Trip on the Machame Route.


10 - 11 day trip
6 - 7 days / 5 - 6 nights - (extra acclimatisation days can be included for Private Trips).

A group of tents pitched on KilimanjaroClimbers in front of the Kilimanjaro summit2 climbers on a snow covered path


The Machame route is the most popular on the mountain and not without good reason. Acclimatisation allowance combined with varied topography and features along the way, make it one of the most interesting ascents of Kilimanjaro. Its popularity does mean that the Machame route can get busy in peak season, but we always try to ensure that we leave early in the mornings, taking advantage of a quieter trail, arriving in to camps earlier in the afternoon and evenings. The Machame Route begins in the south through the humid rainforest with spectacularly rewarding climb up to the Shira Plateau, where sunset over the jagged features of Johnsell Point and Klute Peak provides fantastic photo opportunities from our camp that evening. The infamous Barranco Wall, a steep cliff with rocky outcrops makes for a tough but interesting scramble, before the route continues on to summit base camp at Barafu. Seeing sunrise over Mawenzi peak on summit day from Stella Point is simply breathtaking, as Heim, Kersten, Decken and Rebmann glaciers come in to light 

Main features:

  • Good acclimatisation due to walking high in the day and sleeping lower at night, adhering to the ‘climb high, sleep low’ principle that many guide books talk about.
  • The summit can be achieved in 6 days due to good acclimatisation.
  • High summit success rates.
  • The most popular route on the mountain.
  • Good accessibility due to its close proximity to Moshi Town.
  • Joins up with the Lemosho, Shira and Umbwe routes at Barranco.
  • Approaches the summit from the south via Barafu and Stella Point.
  • Descends via the Mweka Route with a stop over at Millennium Camp.

To view our Open Group 6 day Machame trip and depature dates please click here >

To plan your own Private Kilimanjaro Trip on the Machame Route, you can complete our on-line Private Trip Planner click here >

Alternatively, please give us a call on +44 (0) 207 609 6695 or send an email to with your requirements and we will be happy to help.




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