A 7-day Machame Route climb is perfect for trekkers on a budget. This popular Kilimanjaro route includes fewer amenities in camp and lower weight limits on luggage, while still offering the peace of mind you get by choosing Baraka trails.


  • Additional acclimatization day on Kilimanjaro
  • Challenging nighttime summit bid
  • Private toilet tents & nutritionist-planned meals
  • Perfect for group and charity treks
  • Baraka Trails’s most budget-friendly option
  • Personal porters available to all trekkers*
  • 7 days trekking, 9 days in Tanzania
*Personal porter hire available for an additional fee
*Extend your trip with a safari!

Visit the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater a 4-days safari, or a 7-days safari, or call us for custom safari options


Overnight at Park View hotel-Moshi

Single accommodations: $90/night
Personal Porter: $100 for 7days


Arrive Tanzania

Baraka Trails staff member/guide will greet you at the airport and escort you to your lodge in moshi, 30.05 kms equal to 18.67 miles and 16.21 nautical miles. Your guide will check your gears and trip briefing at your hotel for next day Kilimanjaro climb

Trek Day 1

Begin Trek to Machame Camp

Begin your journey on narrow rainforest trails, where you’ll set out with many other groups on this popular trail.

Overnight: Machame Camp (9,850′)

Hours of trekking: 5-7

Trek Day 2

Machame Camp to Shira 2 Camp

Vegetation gets sparser as you ascend into the heath, where alien-looking giant groundsels tower over the rocky slopes.

Overnight: Shira 2 Camp (12,795′)

Hours of trekking: 4-5

Trek Day 3

Shira 2 to Barranco Camp

Enjoy expansive views of the Barranco Valley from your camp at the base of the Barranco Wall.

Overnight: Barranco Camp (13,004′)

Hours of trekking: 6-7

Trek Day 4

Barranco Camp to Karanga

A challenging scramble up the Barranco Wall is rewarded with breathtaking views from the top. Continue over ridges and valleys before a steep hike to camp.

Overnight: Karanga Camp (13,231′)

Hours of trekking: 4-5

Trek Day 5

Karanga to Barafu Camp

As you near the summit, the landscape starts to resemble the surface of the moon. Keep an eye out for towering lava formations, remnants of Kili’s fiery past.

Overnight: Barafu Camp (15,331′)

Hours of trekking: 3-4

Trek Day 6

Barafu to Summit/ Mweka Millennium Camp

Headlamps snaking up the mountain light your way during an overnight summit bid. Celebrate your success with a few quick pictures at the top before trekking much of the way back down the mountain.

Overnight: Mweka Millennium Camp (12,500′)

Hours of trekking: 8-10 to Summit/ 4-7 to Mweka Millennium Camp

Trek Day 7 / Departure Day

Complete Trek

Complete your descent through the rainforest to Mweka Gate at 5,364 feet. The car will be waiting to take you back into Moshi town for a shower and some rest at your hotel before your transfer to the airport this evening or next day.

Hours of trekking: 4-6

Dates & Prices

$1,900 solo climber

Not included in price:

  • International Flights/Visa
  • Tips to porters and guides (Customary and much appreciated)
  • Meals other than breakfast while in Moshi hotel
    Items considered to be non-essential, such as alcohol, beverages, cigarettes, snacks, etc
  • Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)
  • Personal gear like Sleeping bags, hiking boots, head touch etc (Can be rented in Moshi)
  • Tipping on Kilimanjaro from the trekking group (not per climber):
  • Guides: $20/day/guide
  • Cook: $15/day
  • Porter: $15/day/porter

N/B: Our Guides, cooks and Porters are always satisfied with your thanks giving (tip) you have and not beyond your ability.

Kilimanjaro price Includes:

  • 2 nights’ accommodation in Moshi, one night prior to start date and the last day of trek, room sharing (twin bed) BED & BREAKFAST ONLY
  • Arrival and Departure Airport transfers
  • Highly experienced, Professional mountain guides and porters
  • Quality 4 season camping equipment – Sleeping Tents/Mess tents, tables and chairs
  • All Park fees
  • Rescue fees
  • Private Toilet tent
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Guides, Porters, cook salaries
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food, 3 times per day
  • Clean, purified drinking water, the first day of climb
  • Crisis management and safety proceduresPulse Oximeters/Oxygen tanks (Included in Mid-Tier service)
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters
  • Moshi Town guide, we are not suggest to walk alone, walking in group in town is more safe all the time
  • Town tour escort with guide

Can’t find a date that works for you? Call us to set up a private trek!

Some things do help like

  • Drink loads of water 1litter for 1000m
  • Go slow (pole pole)
  • Take a longer route and don’t go direct
  • Rest and stay warm (especially on summit morning)
  • Keep nourished everyday.
  • But mostly listen to your guides

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