7 Day Machame Route, ascent via Stella Point


Figure 1: Kilimanjaro Route Map - Machame 7 days

Kilimanjaro Machame Route in a nutshell

Route / Safari / Trip Name Machame Route 7 days via Stella Point
Overview Ascent from the south western side of Kilimanjaro which then traverses around to final ascent from the Southern side via Stella Point.
Pros See all the main parts of the mountain in one itinerary. Great scenery and with 7 days this route is considerably easier than the 6 day Machame on the same routing. If time or budget are limited then this is the shortest Kilimanjaro hike that we recommend. Contact us for up to date success rates.
Cons Night time ascent to the summit. It is quite crowded as well but to be fair to other routes, most of Kilimanjaro is actually quite busy these days and so this factor can normally be discounted.


Machame Route Camps & Altitudes

Day Camp

Camp Altitude

Max Altitude
Hike Time
Hike Distance
1 Machame 3000 3000 7 10
2 Shira 3850 3900 7 8
3 Barranco 3950 4600 10 12
4 Karanga 4100 4200 4 4
5 Barafu 4600 4600 4 4
6 Mweka 3100 5895 8 + 4+ 4 14
7 End   1500 4 9
      Totals Approx 36 65

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