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1 Day Kilimanjaro Climb via Machame Route

It involving going up to the first camp Machame camp 3000m and come back via the same route on the same day – there is a drive about 35km from Moshi, which will take 45 minutes – 1 hour, then at Machame get you make registration and payment and get valid permit. The hiking starts at Machame gate at 1800 and the distance to cover to Machame camp is 11km (22km round trip) which will take 4-5 hours for each direction.

The Machame Day Trip offers a condensed taste of the famed Machame Route on Kilimanjaro. Starting from the Machame Gate, hikers ascend through lush rainforests, encountering diverse flora and fauna. 

The trail gradually steepens as it approaches the Shira Plateau, offering stunning panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. 

Despite its shorter duration, hikers still gain significant elevation, reaching approximately 3,000 meters above sea level. 

With a total hiking time of around 6-8 hours, covering approximately 11 kilometers round trip, this day trip provides a challenging yet manageable trek. 

While the terrain can be demanding, especially as it transitions from forest to alpine desert, the breathtaking scenery and rich biodiversity make it a rewarding experience. 

Hikers traverse through various habitats, from dense forest to open moorland, experiencing Kilimanjaro’s ecological diversity in a single day.

Machame Day Trip — Mount Kilimanjaro Full Tour Itinerary

Compare Kilimanjaro Tours offers a thrilling 1-Day Machame Day Trip via the Machame Route, curated by top tour operators. Embark on a condensed journey through Kilimanjaro’s diverse landscapes, from lush rainforests to alpine desert. Ascend to approximately 3,000 meters, experiencing breathtaking scenery and rich biodiversity along the way. With expert guides and efficient logistics, this day trip provides an unforgettable Kilimanjaro experience in just one day.

Day 0:  Arrival Tanzania

Welcome to Tanzania! As your plane descends into Kilimanjaro International Airport between the snow-capped peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru/Arusha airport your Affordable Kilimanjaro Day Hike into the wilds of the country will finally begin. A representative will meet you in the arrivals hall of the airport, and together you will make a short drive to the Venice Hotel just inside the city.

Our safari manager will come to meet you and provide you with a safari briefing. A wonderful home-cooked dinner will be served on the spot – either in the dining room or the terrace overlooking the beautiful landscape. If you will arrive in the afternoon or morning time you will have city tours with our guide.

Arusha City To Machame Route, Mount Kilimanjaro

It involves going up to the first camp, Machame camp 3.000m and coming back via the same route on the same day – there is a drive about 35km from Moshi, which will take 45 minutes – 1 hour, then at Machame you make registration and payment and get a valid permit.

The hiking starts at Machame gate and the distance to cover Machame camp is 11km (22km round trip) which will take 4-5 hours for each direction.

The montane forest is the main attraction and it starts a few minutes after crossing the main gate. It is a dense forest with a lot of species of plant such as Impatiens Kilimanjaro, a flower which is found only at Mount Kilimanjaro.

You might also see Blue Monkeys and black and white Colobus Monkeys.

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