This is the second most popular route, and it is considered
the most beautiful route up Kilimanjaro. With a gradual ascend
through the forest you emerge to see wide views of the moorland
on Shira plateau, Kibo and Western Breach. The different kinds
of vegetation found along the route make it the most sceneric
For a slightly more technical climb on Kilimanjaro, one can
conquer Uhuru peak from Arrow Glacier camp, but a less
challenging route can be taken from Barranco hut.
Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport, transfer to the
hotel in Moshi/Arusha.
Breakfast, drive from your hotel in Moshi/Arusha to Machame
gate (about 45min.). After about an hour of registration and
park fees payments, start climbing along a clear trail through
plantation and natural forest, thereafter a narrow forest path
follows to the Machame hut (9,900ft), B.L.D.
Breakfast, ascending through the forest, steep ridge passing
through heather and open moorlands, and crossing a large gorge
to Shira hut (12,600ft). The distance is about 5-6 hours.
After breakfast, we will ascend to Lava tower (15,180ft) with
lunch on the way to Baranco, then descend slowly to Baranco hut
(12,850ft) for dinner and overnight, B, L ,D.
After breakfast, we leave Baranco hut for Barafu hut
(14,910ft). We will pass through the last water drop at Karanga
valley on the way up. Overnight Barafu hut, B, L, D.
Wake up at midnight, and after a small snack, start ascending
to Uhuru Peak through the Stella point (18,640ft), then after
reaching the summit, we will head down to Mweka hut () for
dinner and overnight, B, L, D.
After breakfast, we will head down to Mweka gate with lunch
packet, and the waiting vehicle will take you to your hotel in
Moshi/Arusha, B, L.
Transfer to the airport for your return flight home. through
the Western Breach. Breakfast, descend to either route of your
choice, however we recommend Mweka or Marangu routes. The
Marangu route for its popularity and Mweka route for offering
nice views, B. or go on a safari with us!