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6 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Machame Route climb

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Day 1: Machame Gate (1830 m) - Machame Huts (3030 m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Walking distance: 8 km, Time: 3-5 hrs, Altitude gain= 840 m

Pick at 8:00am from hotel to Machame gate(1,860 m) takes 2hrs. Registrations, meet your guide and porters then pack all equipments. Takes 1hrs to 2hrs.

Start Machame Route walking through rain forest.

The path is wide a bit steep but the forest is amazing a real fairytale forest, lush and deep and green, albeit misty.

Lunch will be at a clearing near a stream. In 2hrs you will reach Machame Huts. Before the vegetation will change to the forest will open up.

Machame Hut camps easily meets your needs in the best possible way. You can find frame mountain huts comprising of bunk bed at this hut or have at a camp with a tent and matress. At this place, all trekkers gather for the same purpose. You can interact with a lot of similar minded climbers
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Machame Hut camp

Day 2: Machame Huts - New Shira Camp (3850 m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Walking distance: 5.5 km Time: 4-6 hours Altitude gain: 820 m

In the morning you will start walk through the forest. Soon their will be no more trees. In moorland the dominating plant is heather.

You will get good view of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. The vegetation offers more open views. Through the hills across a few dry creeks.

Lunch stop will be 2hrs to the Shira Camp. (No pressure during walking. It takes as long as it takes!)

Shira camp is an open area where you will rest for today and have dinner and overnight at the camp. You will be provide with a tent accommodation.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Shira Camp

Day 3: New Shira Camp - Barranco Huts (3985 m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Walking distance: 10 km Time: 5-7 hours Altitude gain: 135 m.

In the morning you will start climbing up towards the Lava Tower, a 100 m/300 ft volcanic plug. Even the short heather disappears altogether to reveal the rocky ground of the lava ridges.

Lunch break near the Lava Tower you descend to the Barranco Valley. Sheltered by towering cliffs and is much greener.

The Barranco Camp the most spectacular campsite of this route, with fantastic views of Kibo, the Western Breach and the first of the southern glaciers.

The most spectacular camp in kilimanjaro because of the great views it has. Accommodation using tents at the camp.
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Barranco Camp

Day 4: - Barranco Huts - Karanga Camp (4040 m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Walking distance: 11 km Time: 8-10 hrs Altitude gain: 680 m

Early in the morning you will tackle the Barranco Wall for 1:30hrs. It is strenuous to climb and very steep.

The wall is exposed and you will use your hands to steady yourself, but you can pretty much walk all the way to the top and have a breathtaking view of kibo peak.

From there it's 2 hrs over volcanic scree to Karanga Valley where you will have lunch, it is a green oasis, albeit a cold, windy one.

After lunch the walk is short to Barafu camp but on steep path increasinlgy inhospitable landscape on the left will be Southern Glaciers.

Barafu Camp is perched on a ridge in a landscape of barren and bleak.

Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Barafu Camp

Day 5: Day 4; Summit (5895 m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Walking distance: 5.5 km(up) + 15 km Time: 10hrs+

Wake up at 11.00 and 11.30 pm. Get ready with your gear and have break fast. Around midnight start the hike to the summit you will see strings of little lights for climbers ahead of you.

As steep as the slope is the path itself isn't that bad. Take all the time you need.

There are two landmarks that are resting points only minutes. Then 1:30hrs after leaving the cave rocks appear on the path a bit slippery called Jamaican Rocks. Its another 1:30hrs to reach Uhuru Peak.

Descend for Lunch at barafu camp. You have no choice but to pack up your gear and keep going 3hrs to the Millenium Camp or Mweka Huts.
• Uhuru Peak • crater rim • Glaciers • Sunrise At Africa Highest Point • breath Taking Views.

Millenium Camp or Mweka Huts

Dinner and overnight at Millenium Camp or Mweka Huts.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Millenium Camp or Mweka Huts

Day 6: Horombo Huts - Marangu Gate

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Walking distance: 20 km Time: 5 hrs

After beakfast you set continue descending down. The path is already known so its just getting down to the mweka gate.

At the gate you'll have to clear more formalities, but eventually you will say good bye to your guides and you climb into the vehicle waiting for you and be carried away to your hotel for hot showers and cold beers.

After a hard treck of kilimanjaro drive back to Arusha you will spend the night at Arusha tourist inn hotel.

Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Arusha Tourist Inn
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered

Airports

  • Kilimanjaro Airport, Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania
  • Arusha Airport, Arusha Tanzania
Duration
6 days
Inclusions
  • 6x Breakfast
  • 6x Dinner
  • 6x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 6 nights
  • All Park fees.
  • All activities of dame drive and (walking safari if indicated in itinerary)
  • All Camping equipments.
  • All transportation.
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
Exclusions
  • All Round trip airport transfers.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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