machame route itinerary

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Itinerary

Starting Point:  Machame Gate 1,830 m (6,000 ft)

Duration:  6 - 7 days

Machame Gate (1,830 m/6,000 ft) – Machame Huts (3,030 m/9,940 ft)
Highlights:
Walking distance: 5.5 km/3.5 miles
Walking time: 5-7 hours
Altitude gain: 1,200 m/3,940 ft
Machame Huts – New Shira Camp (3,850 m/12,630 ft)
Highlights:
Walking distance: 5.5 km/3.5 miles
Walking time: 4-6 hours
Altitude gain: 820 m/2,690 ft
New Shira Camp via Lava Tower (4,640 m/15,220 ft) – Barranco Huts (3,985 m/13,070 ft)
Highlights:
Walking distance: 10 km/6.2 miles
Walking time: 5-7 hours
Altitude gain: 135 m/440 ft (790 m/2,590 ft to Lava Tower)
Barranco Huts – Karanga Camp (4,040 m/13,255 ft)
Highlights:
Walking distance: 5.5 km/3.5 miles
Walking time: 4-5 hours
Altitude gain: 55 m/185 ft
Karanga Camp – Barafu Huts (4,680 m/15,360 ft)
Highlights:
Walking distance: 3.5 km/2.2 miles
Walking time: 4-5 hours
Altitude gain: 640 m/2,105 ft
Summit attempt via Stella Point (5,752 m/18,871 ft) to Uhuru Peak (5,895 m/19,340 ft) and descent to Millenium Camp (3,820 m/12,530 ft)
Highlights:
Walking distance: 5 km/3 miles ascent + 10 km/6.2 miles descent
Walking time: 5-6 hrs + 1-2 hours up, 5-6 hours down (the overall walking time may vary from 10–16 hours)
Altitude gain: 1,072 m/3,511 ft (Stella Point) or 1,215 m/3,980 ft (Uhuru Peak)
Descent: 2,075 m/6,810 ft
Millenium Camp – Machame Gate
Highlights:
Walking distance: 20 km/12.5 miles
Walking time: 5 hours
Descent: 1,990 m/6,530 ft
+ Day 1
Machame Gate (1,830 m/6,000 ft) – Machame Huts (3,030 m/9,940 ft)
Highlights:
Walking distance: 5.5 km/3.5 miles
Walking time: 5-7 hours
Altitude gain: 1,200 m/3,940 ft
+ Day 2
Machame Huts – New Shira Camp (3,850 m/12,630 ft)
Highlights:
Walking distance: 5.5 km/3.5 miles
Walking time: 4-6 hours
Altitude gain: 820 m/2,690 ft
+ Day 3
New Shira Camp via Lava Tower (4,640 m/15,220 ft) – Barranco Huts (3,985 m/13,070 ft)
Highlights:
Walking distance: 10 km/6.2 miles
Walking time: 5-7 hours
Altitude gain: 135 m/440 ft (790 m/2,590 ft to Lava Tower)
+ Day 4
Barranco Huts – Karanga Camp (4,040 m/13,255 ft)
Highlights:
Walking distance: 5.5 km/3.5 miles
Walking time: 4-5 hours
Altitude gain: 55 m/185 ft
+ Day 5
Karanga Camp – Barafu Huts (4,680 m/15,360 ft)
Highlights:
Walking distance: 3.5 km/2.2 miles
Walking time: 4-5 hours
Altitude gain: 640 m/2,105 ft
+ Day 6
Summit attempt via Stella Point (5,752 m/18,871 ft) to Uhuru Peak (5,895 m/19,340 ft) and descent to Millenium Camp (3,820 m/12,530 ft)
Highlights:
Walking distance: 5 km/3 miles ascent + 10 km/6.2 miles descent
Walking time: 5-6 hrs + 1-2 hours up, 5-6 hours down (the overall walking time may vary from 10–16 hours)
Altitude gain: 1,072 m/3,511 ft (Stella Point) or 1,215 m/3,980 ft (Uhuru Peak)
Descent: 2,075 m/6,810 ft
+ Day 7
Millenium Camp – Machame Gate
Highlights:
Walking distance: 20 km/12.5 miles
Walking time: 5 hours
Descent: 1,990 m/6,530 ft