Moshi Tours
7 Days Private Climbing trough Machame Route to Kilimanjaro

7 Days Private Climbing trough Machame Route to Kilimanjaro

By Pinnacle Adventures and Safaris
Machame is one of our favourite routes for several reasons. Firstly, it has one of the highest success rates - 90% for a 7-day trek. Secondly, it's great for acclimatisation, allowing you to naturally "walk high, sleep low" every day. Great scenery that changes every day as you climb up higher, plus you get to take on the challenge of the Great Barranco Wall. If reaching Kilimanjaro's summit is your number one priority, then the Machame route will give you the best shot at this. Since it has a great success rate and is attractive, the Machame route is undoubtedly the busiest on the mountain. To help mitigate this, we make sure all our groups hit the trail early and get ahead of the crowds. We also send part of the porter team ahead of you so that they get into the campsites early to get a good spot, as well as making sure that your tent is ready and a nice hot drink and snacks are waiting for you when you arrive.
per adult (price varies by group size)
Lowest price guaranteeFree cancellation

Ages 1-99
Duration: 7 days
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
Written guide
Print or digital reading material such as a guide, map, brochure, etc.
: German, Portuguese, Chinese, Italian, French, Spanish

  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Return transfers Kilimanjaro airport to Moshi and Moshi to Kilimanjaro airport
  • Hotel the night before and the night after the climb, with breakfast included
  • Emergency oxygen (for use in emergencies only – not as summit aid) & Basic first aid kit
  • Qualified mountain guide, assistant guides, porters and cook + Their Wages
  • Camping equipment (tents, camp chairs, tables & sleeping mattress)
  • Fresh Water for drinking & Hot water for a wash daily
  • Entry/Admission - Machame
  • Entry/Admission - Arusha
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
What's not included
  • Flights and Visas
  • Travel & Health Insurances (Yellow fever vaccination is compulsory)
  • Gratuities
  • items of personal nature
  • Personal hiking/trekking gear–you opt to rent the gears from equipment stores in Moshi
  • Optional but highly recommended Portable toilet
  • Personal medicine and water purifying tablets
  • Meals & drinks not specified and snacks

Start:Traveller pickup offered.
  • Moshi Urban, Tanzania
    Kindly inform us of your spot (It may be a hotel, a restaurant, a bus stop etc.) and with our excellent knowledge of the region, we will reach you.
Pickup details
  • Our Airport Pick-up Team always have a paper with your name on it; kindly observe right after coming out to spot her/him/them.
Airport pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
  • Kilimanjaro Airport, Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 253782P9

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 253782P9

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    Pasadena, CA1 contribution
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    Jul 2020 • Business
    This was my second time climbing Kibo Peak, and I feel blessed that I chose Pinnacle for this experience. We chose a seven-day trek and went via Machame up to the summit and down via Marangu, which I have since found out is not an easy thing to arrange with the park authorities. The leaders of our climb (Jonas, Manase, and Seif) paid attention to every detail - lodging, tents, food, etc. - so we could focus on our adventure and develop memories that will last a lifetime. You could really sense our guides' joy in being a part of these expeditions, and I must say their enthusiasm was infectious. I felt like we mattered to them and were more than clients, but were friends as well. This is not just a job for the Pinnacle staff. This is their passion. These guys rock!!!
    Written 13 August 2020
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    Dear Regan; We can give a billion words just to express how grateful we are, first and foremost for believing in us and pick us among many other companies. We are glad to have had you and happy for your success. Please keep recommending us and welcome back.
    Written 18 August 2020
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    Jonathan C
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    Aug 2020 • Business
    My two cousins and I did Kilimanjaro with Pinnacle Adventures and Safaris, our team was simply the best. We had beyond what we expected. From meals on the mountain, the care our guides showed us, they frequently checked on us to see if the oxygen level was perfect especially before the summit. Words won't be enough to express our gratitude to the porters who worked really hard to make sure our triple was memorable. I highly recommend Pinnacle Adventures for Mount Kilimanjaro and Safaris. We also had a chance to a day trip in Tarangire, perfectly organized by Pinnacle. We shall definitely come back for more.
    Written 12 July 2021
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    Dear Jonathan, we are so happy that you had the most of your trip to Tanzania. Your presence here was such a joy and a blessing to all of us, please welcome back and bring more friends, family and colleagues with you cheers
    Written 13 July 2021
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    Jonathan K
    Austria1 contribution
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    Jul 2024 • Family
    I cannot say enough about how amazing Frazier and his team were in guiding us to the top of Kilimanjaro. By the end of the journey we felt bonded to everyone. The team did everything to make sure we were safe, comfortable and well fed! Most of all they embodied Hakuna Matata, a positive attitude!
    Written 10 July 2024
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