Mount kilimanjaro 7days hike (highest in africa)

kilimanjaro tanzania

Duration: 7 days
Group size: 1 - 999
Mount kilimanjaro 7days hike (highest in africa)
kilimanjaro tanzania

Duration: 7 days
Group size: 1 - 999

About this trip



Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa

The Machame route, also known as the "Whiskey" route, is the most popular route on Kilimanjaro. Machame’s draw is in its scenic beauty. However, the trail is considered difficult, steep and challenging but unlike the usually 6days hike this 7days hike provide one extra day for acclimatization. Therefore this route is better suited for more adventurous folks or those with some high altitude, hiking or backpacking experience.


What’s included

  • all meals & water
  • all taxes, tickets
  • guide, porters & chef
  • transfer to hike trail
  • tips (mandatory)


day 1
machame gate to machame camp

 Day 1  Machame Gate (1490m) – Machame Camp (2980m)

Hiking time: 7 hours

Distance: Approximately 18 kilometers

Habitat: Montane forest

After an early breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up from Arusha (1400m) and driven to the Machame Village. In the village, you can buy mineral water and will receive a packed lunch. From the village, depending on the road conditions, you will either continue to drive from the village to the Machame gate, but if not, the muddy 3 km walk will take about 1 hour to complete. After registering at the gate office, you start your ascent and enter the rain forest almost immediately. There is a strong possibility of rain in the forest, which will transform the trail into a very soggy, muddy and slippery experience. You will have a welcome lunch stop about half way and will reach the Machame camping area in the late afternoon.

Your porters (arriving at the camp site long before you) will have erected your tent on your arrival. In the evening the porters will boil drinking and washing water and the cook will prepare dinner, before you retire to your tent for the night. Night temperatures can already drop to freezing point at this campsite. 

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