3 Days Kilimanjaro Machame Route Climbing

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3 Days Kilimanjaro Machame Route Climbing


The Machame route is one among the routes that can lead you to the roof of mountain Kilimanjaro. Being the route, which grants high summit success rate, the Machame route is preferred by many travelers who aspire to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. Unlike the 5, 6, & 7 days Machame route, the 3 days Machame route Kilimanjaro climbing is a short trekking which does not guarantee an opportunity to reach the summit. However it’s an amazing experience and favorable for our clients whose desire is to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.Unfortunately can’t go to high altitudes/have limited time to explore Tanzania. Machame Route Kilimanjaro includes the hiking from Machame gate through the dense rainforest to Shira Cave Camp or Gillman’s Point and finally descend to the gate for pickup back to Moshi town/Arusha city.

trip overview
trip overview
trip overview




Arusha/Moshi to Arusha National Park and back to Arusha Town

The Machame gate lies southwest side on the base of Mount Kilimanjaro above the Machame village. The journey to Machame gate takes approximately 35minutes drive from Moshi town and one hour and above from Arusha City. Upon your arrival at the gate, you will take lunch,a packed lunch box that you have carried from Moshi followed by completion of park registration & luggage checkup. The hike to Machame camp starts soon after receiving the Mount Kilimanjaro climbing permit.It involves walking from Machame gate through the dense rain forest where you will be granted with the spectacular friendly animal species and birds and finally reach the campsite in the late afternoon. At the camping area you will have some rest for some minutes.Then you will be welcomed with a cup of white or black aromatic coffee to warm up your body while waiting for the delicious super and a well-earned night sleep. End of the first day of the tour.

  • Elevation: 1800m
  • Distance: 11km
  • Trekking time: 5hours
  • Meals: Lunch & Dinner included
  • Accommodation: Spacious 2-person tent at Machame camping site
  • Day


    Machame camp to Shira cave camp

    The Machame route Kilimanjaro continues and our climb starts in the morning soon after breakfast. It’s a steep ascent from Machame camp through the last section of rainforest to the moorland zone crossing the Shira plateau.Where you will be able to capture the spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro as well as mount Meru and finally get to Shira cave camp.

  • Elevation: 1035m
  • Distance: 5km
  • Trekking time: 6hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included
  • Accommodation: spacious 2-person tent at Shira cave camping site
  • Day


    Shira cave camp to Machame gate

    The today’s hike starts in the morning, leaving Shira cave camp to Machame gate. It involves the descending down to the Machame gate which starts immediately after breakfast. It is going to be a long hike as we have to cover 16 km, skipping Machame camp to Machame gate for transfer to your respective hotel in Moshi/Arusha.

  • Elevation: 2835m
  • Distance: 16km
  • Trekking time: 7hrs
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included
  • Accommodation: at your hotel in Moshi/Arusha
  • Addons


    We offer the following hotel options

    • Lindrin Lodge (Single Room) - USD 55 per night

    • Lindrin Lodge (Double Room) - USD 70 per night

    • Lindrin Lodge (Triple Room) - USD 105 per night

    • Keys Hotel (Single Room) - USD 69 per night

    • Keys Hotel (Double Room) - USD 94 per night

    • Keys Hotel (Triple Room) - USD 122 per night

    • Parkview Inn (Single Room) - USD 81 per night

    • Parkview Inn (Double Room) - USD 91 per night

    • Parkview Inn (Triple Room) - USD 170 per night

    • Kilimanjaro Wonders (Single Room) - USD 140 per night

    • Kilimanjaro Wonders (Double Room) - USD 160 per night

    Note: if any hotel is booked out or is otherwise unavailable, we will book you in an alternate equivalent hotel.
    If you are booking a hotel directly, please do check with us before booking, to make sure we can meet you and pick you up from the hotel.


    We offer the following addons to your gear

    • Private Toilet - USD 150

    • Private Tent - USD 5 per day

    • Thicker sleeping mattress - USD 10 per mattress

    • Thermarest - USD 15 per thermarest

    Note: Our packages by default include a foam sleeping mattress of 2 inch thickness, if you want a thicker alternative you can opt a 4 inch foam mattress with above mentioned extra cost.


    We offer the following transfer optionsr

    • Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) to Moshi (one way) - USD 50 per vehicle

    • Moshi to Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) (one way) - USD 50 per vehicle

    • Arusha to Moshi (one way) - USD 100 per vehicle

    • Moshi to Arusha (one way) - USD 100 per vehicle


    • All transfers to the mountain and back to your Moshi hotel

    • Professional, experienced, mountain guides

    • Guides, Porters, Cook salaries and park fees

    • Quality, waterproof, four-season mountain sleeping tents (on twin sharing basis)

    • Sleeping Mattress

    • Emergency Oxygen Cylinder

    • All meals while on the Mountain

    • Quality Mess tents with table and chairs

    • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food

    • Clean, purified drinking water

    • Conservation fees (part of park fees)

    • Camping or Hut fees (part of park fees)

    • Rescue fees (part of park fees)

    • VAT (18% charged by the Government)

    • Kilimanjaro summit certificate


    • Tanzania Visa

    • International and domestic flights

    • Transfers (available as an optional addon)

    • Personal trekking equipment such as sleepings bags, hiking boots, clothes, etc (available for renting)

    • Tips and gratuities

    • Travel insurance

    • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)

    • Meals not listed in the itinerary

    • Liquors, beers and bottled beverages

    • Surcharge for online payment of advance and balance (5% on each payment)

    Payment Terms

    Deposit Payment

    • Deposit is 20% of the total booking amount.

    • Deposit can be paid either via a bank transfer or an online card payment.t

    • A 5% fee is applicable on all card payments (payment gateway charges), this is non-refundable.

    • We offer bank accounts in 10 different currencies for bank transfer.

    • Once you make the advance payment you will receive a booking confirmation.

    Balance Payment

    • Balance can be paid via bank transfer, online card payment, or with cash.

    • Bank payment can be done 15 days prior to the tour date (recommended 30 days prior).

    • Card Payment can be done 1 day prior to the tour date (recommended 7 days prior).

    • A 5% fee is applicable on all card payments (payment gateway charge), this is non-refundable.

    • Cash can be paid on arrival (USD printed in or after the year 2009).

    Cancellation Policy

    8 days and above departure

    • No cancellation fees.

    0 to 7 days before departure

    • 50% of the total tour price will be charged as cancellation fees.

    • Trek can be postponed to any new date without any extra cost at any point in time.

    • The 5% surcharge paid for either or both advance and balance payments is non-refundable in case of cancellation of the trek.

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