Choose this Kilimanjaro Machame seven days group joining trek on an extraordinary expedition to Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, via the legendary Machame Route. This exhilarating 7-day trek offers a thrilling adventure filled with stunning vistas, thrilling challenges, and the opportunity to join a group of like-minded adventurers. With the added allure of a full moon summit, this journey promises an unforgettable experience.

The Machame Route, often hailed as the most scenic path to the summit, winds its way through diverse landscapes, from lush rainforests to alpine deserts, offering breathtaking panoramic views along the way. As you ascend through various ecological zones, you’ll witness the ever-changing beauty of the mountain and its surrounding vistas.

Opting for the Group Joining option allows you to embark on this remarkable journey alongside a diverse group of fellow explorers. Together, you’ll forge unforgettable memories, share in triumphs and challenges, and create lasting bonds. The camaraderie and mutual support within the group will make your trek even more rewarding, as you motivate each other towards reaching new heights.

Summiting Mount Kilimanjaro on a full moon adds a touch of enchantment to your adventure. As you make your way to the summit, the moon’s radiant glow bathes the landscape in a mystical light, casting ethereal shadows across the terrain. The illuminated glaciers and snow-capped peaks create a truly magical ambiance, making your summit bid an awe-inspiring and unforgettable experience.

Whether you’re an experienced mountaineer seeking a new challenge or an adventurous spirit with a passion for exploration, the Machame Route with Group Joining and a full moon summit offers an extraordinary opportunity. Prepare to push your limits, form lifelong friendships, and stand atop Uhuru Peak under the enchanting glow of the full moon. Get ready to embark on a transformative journey and create memories that will last a lifetime on this remarkable expedition to the roof of Africa.

7-day Machame Route Group Departure Dates 2023:

Arrival Date Departure Date Price (USD) Trip Availability
August 5, 2023 August 13, 2023 $2,445 6 spaces
September 4, 2023 September 12, 2023 $2,445 6 spaces
September 25, 2023 October 3, 2023 $2,445 9 spaces
October 3, 2023 October 13, 2023 $2,445 10 spaces

7-day Machame Route Group Departure Dates 2024:

Arrival Date Departure Date Price (USD) Trip Availability
January 2, 2024 January 10, 2024 $2,445 6 spaces
January 21, 2024 January 29, 2024 $2,445 10 spaces
February 14, 2024 February 22, 2024 $2,445 8 spaces
February 21, 2024 March 1, 2024 $2,445 9 spaces
March 13, 2024 March 21, 2024 $2,445 9 spaces
June 13, 2024 June 21, 2024 $2,245 8 spaces
July 4, 2024 July 12, 2024 $2,445 9 spaces
July 17, 2024 July 25, 2024 $2,445 10 spaces
August 5, 2024 August 13, 2024 $2,445 6 spaces
September 4, 2024 September 12, 2024 $2,445 6 spaces
September 25, 2024 October 3, 2024 $2,445 9 spaces
October 3, 2024 October 13, 2024 $2,445 10 spaces

Day by Day Machame Group Joining Itinerary

1 Machame Gate 1,640m/ 5,380ft Machame Camp 2,850m/ 9,350ft 5-7 11km/ 7mi
2 Machame Camp 2,850m/ 9,350ft Shira 2 Camp 3,810m/ 12,500ft 4-6 5km/ 3mi
3 Shira 2 Camp 3,810m/ 12,500ft Lava Tower 4,630m/ 15,190ft 4-5 7km/ 4mi
Lava Tower 4,630m/ 15,190ft Barranco Camp 3,976m/ 13,044ft 2-3 3km/ 2mi
4 Barranco Camp 3,976m/ 13,044ft Karanga Camp 3,995m/ 13,106ft 4-5 5km/ 3mi
5 Karanga Camp 3,995m/ 13,106ft Barafu Camp 4,673m/ 15,331ft 4-5 4km/ 2mi
6 Barafu Camp 4,673m/ 15,331ft Uhuru Peak 5,895m/ 19,341ft 7-8 5km/ 3mi
Uhuru Peak 5,895m/ 19,341ft Mweka Camp 3,068m/ 10,065ft 4-6 12km/ 7mi
7 Mweka Camp 3,068m/ 10,065ft Mweka Gate 1,640m/ 5,380ft 3-4 10km/ 6mi

Machame route mapAdvantages of Group Joining treks using the 7 days Machame Route

Embarking on a Group Joining trek on the 7-day Machame Route on Mount Kilimanjaro offers several advantages that enhance your climbing experience. Here are the advantages of choosing a Group Joining trek:

  1. Cost-Effective: Opting for a Group Joining trek allows you to share the costs with other climbers, making it a more budget-friendly option compared to a private trek. By joining a group, you can split expenses such as transportation, permits, and camping equipment, resulting in significant cost savings without compromising the quality of your experience.
  2. Camaraderie and Support: Group Joining treks bring together individuals with a shared passion for adventure and conquering Kilimanjaro. Climbing with fellow trekkers fosters a sense of camaraderie, providing a supportive and encouraging environment throughout the journey. You can make new friends, share stories, and create lasting memories with like-minded adventurers from different backgrounds and cultures.
  3. Motivational Boost: Tackling the challenges of Mount Kilimanjaro can be physically and mentally demanding. In a Group Joining trek, you benefit from the motivation and encouragement of your fellow climbers. As you navigate the Machame Route together, you can provide support to one another, celebrate milestones, and inspire each other to keep going, boosting your overall morale and determination.
  4. Safety and Security: Joining a group trek on the Machame Route enhances your safety and security. With a team of experienced guides and porters accompanying the group, you can rely on their expertise, knowledge of the terrain, and ability to handle any emergencies that may arise. Group treks follow established protocols and safety measures, ensuring that you have a safe and well-organized climb.
  5. Shared Experiences and Learning Opportunities: Group Joining treks offer a platform for shared experiences and learning opportunities. As you climb alongside other trekkers, you can exchange insights, tips, and techniques, enriching your understanding of the mountain and the trekking process. It creates an environment for cultural exchange and personal growth as you learn from the diverse backgrounds and perspectives of your fellow climbers.
  6. Enjoyable Social Dynamics: The social dynamics of a Group Joining trek can enhance the enjoyment of your journey. From lively campfire conversations to shared meals and laughter along the trail, you have the opportunity to form connections and forge bonds with your trekking companions. The sense of togetherness and shared adventure create a vibrant and enjoyable atmosphere throughout the trek.
  7. Flexibility and Convenience: Group Joining treks on the Machame Route provide a level of flexibility and convenience. With pre-planned itineraries and logistical arrangements taken care of, you can focus on the adventure without the need to worry about the finer details. It offers a hassle-free experience, allowing you to immerse yourself fully in the trek and make the most of your time on Kilimanjaro.

See all the Kilimanjaro Group Joining Treks and dates

Embarking on a Group Joining trek on the 7-day Machame Route not only offers cost savings but also provides a supportive environment, shared experiences, safety, and the opportunity to form lasting connections. It is a rewarding and memorable way to climb Kilimanjaro, combining the thrill of the adventure with the camaraderie of fellow trekkers.

Advantages of summiting on a full moon using the 7 days Machame Route

Summiting Mount Kilimanjaro on a full moon while trekking the magnificent 8-day Lemosho Route offers a unique and awe-inspiring experience. Here are some advantages of undertaking this extraordinary adventure during a full moon:

  1. Enhanced Visibility: The full moon casts a gentle glow over the mountain, illuminating the surrounding landscape and providing excellent visibility during the night ascent. The well-lit trails and the sparkling snow create a surreal atmosphere, making it easier to navigate and appreciate the beauty of Kilimanjaro.
  2. Magical Atmosphere: The full moon summit adds a touch of enchantment to your climb. The silvery moonlight creates a captivating ambiance, infusing your journey with a sense of wonder and mystique. Standing on the summit under the moon’s radiant light is a truly magical and unforgettable experience.
  3. Scenic Beauty: The full moon reveals the stunning natural beauty of Kilimanjaro in a unique way. The moonlight highlights the snow-capped peaks, the rugged terrain, and the glaciers, accentuating their beauty and creating a breathtaking visual spectacle. It adds an extra layer of splendor to the already awe-inspiring landscapes.
  4. Spiritual and Symbolic Significance: The full moon holds profound spiritual and symbolic meanings in many cultures. Summiting Kilimanjaro under a full moon can evoke a sense of spiritual connection and personal achievement. It is a moment of harmony between the natural world and the human spirit.
  5. Shared Experience: Climbing Kilimanjaro during a full moon offers a shared experience among fellow trekkers. The moonlit trails and the collective journey under the moon’s glow create a sense of camaraderie and solidarity within the group. Sharing this remarkable adventure with others enhances the overall sense of accomplishment and creates lasting bonds.
  6. Photographic Opportunities: The full moon provides excellent lighting conditions for photography enthusiasts. Capturing the stunning landscapes, the silhouettes of fellow trekkers, and the moonlit summit can result in breathtaking and memorable photographs to cherish for a lifetime.

See the full moon dates for Mount Kilimanjaro treks here.

Summiting Mount Kilimanjaro on a full moon while trekking the Lemosho Route not only enhances the visual and spiritual aspects of your journey but also creates a sense of wonder and unity among fellow adventurers. It is a unique and extraordinary experience that adds an extra layer of magic and beauty to your Kilimanjaro ascent.


Arrive in Arusha: Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, meet your guide after passing through customs. Transfer to Chanya Lodge for a comprehensive briefing and equipment check with your climbing manager and guide. Overnight at Chanya Lodge.

Accommodations: Chanya Lodge

Meals Included: Dinner


Arusha to Machame Camp:

Elevation: 5,380 to 9,350’; Hiking time: 5-7 hours Distance: 7 miles

Start your ascent by driving from Arusha to Mt Kilimanjaro National Park. Meet your climb crew at the Machame Gate and begin the gentle ascent through the Afromontane rainforest. Observe the diverse flora and fauna along the trail, including colobus monkeys and various bird species. Reach Machame Camp, situated among giant heather. Overnight at Machame Camp.

Accommodations: Machame Camp (Camping)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Machame Camp to Shira Camp:

Elevation: 9,350 ft to 12,500 ft, Distance: 3 miles Hiking Time: approx. 4-6 hours

Leave the rainforest behind and ascend along a steep ridge onto heather-clad moorland. Observe geological features and enjoy a picnic lunch on the trail. Continue to the Shira Plateau, where you can admire the Western Breach and the glaciers. Overnight at Shira Camp.

Accommodations: Shira Camp(Camping)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Shira Camp to Barranco Camp:

Elevation: 12,500 ft to 15,223 ft (Lava Tower), down to 13,044 ft Distance: 7km Hiking Time: 6-8 hours

Ascend into alpine desert towards the main peak of Kibo, with lunch taken en route. Optionally ascend the Lava Tower before descending to Barranco Camp. Pass through the unique “Garden of the Senecios” and enjoy the scenic Barranco Valley. Overnight at Barranco Camp.

Accommodations: Barranco Camp (Camping)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp:

Elevation: 13,044 ft to 13,123 ft Distance: 3 miles Hiking Time: 4-5 hours

Conquer the intimidating Barranco Wall, using all four limbs to traverse it. Descend to the Karanga Valley and reach Karanga Camp in the late afternoon. Enjoy spectacular sunsets with views of the glacial valleys and ice fields. Overnight at Karanga Camp.

Accommodations: Karanga Camp (Camping)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp:

Elevation: 13,123 ft to 15,288 ft Distance: 2 miles Hiking Time: 4-5 hours

Ascend to Barafu Camp, taking a half-day to reach the high camp. Enjoy lunch and relax before the final summit bid. Experience the desolate alpine desert and splendid views of Mawenzi Peak. Overnight at Barafu Camp.

Accommodations: Barafu Camp (Camping)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Summit Ascent, Mweka Camp:

Elevation: 15,288 ft to 19,341 ft to 12,467 ft, Distance: 3 miles ascent, 7 miles descent Hiking Time: 7-8 hours ascent, 4-6 hours descent

Depart before midnight for the final summit bid. Persist and reach Stella Point, where a glorious sunrise over Mawenzi Peak awaits. Continue to Uhuru Peak, the Roof of Africa, and celebrate before descending to Mweka Camp. Overnight at Mweka Camp.

Accommodations: Mweka Camp (Camping)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Elevation: 12,467 ft to 5,380 ft, Distance: 6 miles, Hiking Time: 3-4 hours

Arrive in Moshi:

Descend through the Montane forest and bid farewell to your crew. Transfer back to your hotel for a well-deserved shower and a celebratory dinner.

Accommodations: Chanya Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Departure: Pack and freshen up in your dayroom before departing for your flight home or onward adventures in Tanzania

The cost for the whole 8 Days Group Joining Lemosho Route Trek includes and excludes the following items

8 Days Group Joining Price includes

All transfers to the mountain and back to your Arusha hotel

Professional, experienced, mountain guides

Guides, Porters, Cook salaries and park fees

Quality, waterproof, four-season mountain sleeping tents

Sleeping Mattress

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)

Surcharge for online payment of deposit (5%)

Price Excludes

Airport transfers

Accommodation in Arusha

Tanzania Visa


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

Meals not listed above

Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)

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