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Mount Kilimanjaro 7 days, Machame route

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Day 1: Machame Gate (1790m) to Machame Camp (3010m)

Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Elevation: 5,380 ft to 9,350 ft Distance: 11
km/7 miles Hiking Time: 5-7 hours Habitat: Rain Forest

after breakfast we will pick you from your hotel in Arusha/Moshi to Machame gate, where we complete park formalities and start up our climbing. The first section of the route climbs steadily and passes through magnificent, dense rain forest. This path is less well-trodden so it can get somewhat overgrown in places and it is often wet and muddy underfoot.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at Machame Camp - waterproof mount tent, mess tent sleeping mat and sleeping bag will be provided.

Day 2: Machame Camp (3010m) to Shira Camp (3845m)

Pass By: Mount Meru, Arusha National Park 00255 Tanzania
Elevation: 9,350 ft to 12,500 ft Distance: 5km/3 miles Hiking Time: 4-6 hours Habitat: Heath

our route continues on up through the forest until we reach the steep ascent onto the Shira Plateau, where there are rewarding views of the mountain. You will be able to see Mt Meru rising high above in the distance.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at Shira Camp - waterproof mount tent, mess tent sleeping mat and sleeping bag will be provided.

Day 3: Shira Cave (3845m) to Barranco Camp (3960m)

Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Elevation: 12,500 ft to 15,190 ft Distance: 7 km/4miles Hiking Time: 4-5 hours Habitat: Alpine Desert

Walking now on high moorland, the landscape changes the entire character of the trek. We traverse the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, passing underneath the Lava Tower and the final section of the Western Breach and finally reach camp.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at Barranco Camp - waterproof mount tent, mess tent sleeping mat and sleeping bag will be provided.

Day 4: Barranco Camp (3960m) to Karanga Camp (3963m)

Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Elevation: 13,044 ft to 13,106 ft Distance: 5
km/3 miles Hiking Time: 4-5 hours Habitat: Alpine Desert

Our day starts by descending into the start of the Great Barranco, a huge ravine. We then exit steeply, up the Great Barranco wall. It’s a climb over rock and bit technical. Passing underneath the Heim and Kersten glaciers, we head towards the Karanga valley. In the evening we do acclimatization up to around 4200m before descending back to camp for the night.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at Karanga Camp - waterproof mount tent, mess tent sleeping mat and sleeping bag will be provided.

Day 5: Karanga Camp (3963) to Barafu Camp (4640m)

Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Elevation: 13,106 ft to 15,331 ft Distance: 4km/2 miles Hiking Time: 4-5 hours Habitat: Alpine Desert

after a good night’s rest and breakfast, we set off on our walk to Barafu camp at 4640m. On arriving at camp we eat and spend the afternoon resting as we prepare for a long night and day ahead. You will get up at between 11pm and 12pm to start the climb to the summit.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at Barafu Camp - waterproof mount tent, mess tent sleeping mat and sleeping bag will be provided.

Day 6: Barafu Camp (4640m) to UHURU PEAK (5895m) & down to Mweka Camp (3100m)

Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Elevation: 15,331 ft to 19,341 ft Distance: 5 km/3
miles Hiking Time: 7-8 hours Habitat: Arctic
Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp Elevation: 19,341 ft to 10,065 ft Distance: 12 km/7 miles
Hiking Time: 4-6 hours Habitat: Rain Forest

We start off at around midnight, and walk steeply upwards to the summit, where we arrive at Stella Point (5739m) as the first rays of the sun hit us. Another hour’s walking takes us to the summit, Uhuru Peak (5895m). We begin our descent to Stella Point and then descending on scree slope to Barafu Camp for breakfast, before finally heading down to Mweka Camp.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at Mweka Camp - waterproof mount tent, mess tent sleeping mat and sleeping bag will be provided.

Day 7: Trek Mweka Camp (3100m) to Mweka Gate (1630m)

Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Elevation: 10,065 ft to 5,380 ft Distance: 10 km/6miles Hiking Time: 3-4 hours Habitat: Rain Forest.

A gentle trek takes us down through the rain forest to Mweka Gate, where we complete park formalities and receive certificates. We are then met by our vehicles and return to the hotel in Arusha/Moshi.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at Traveler arranged hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from any Arusha or Moshi hotel.

Airports

  • Kilimanjaro Airport, Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania
Departure Time
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7/29/2019 - 9/29/2021Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 06:30 PM
Duration
7 days
Inclusions
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • Parking Fees
  • Two way Airport transfer
  • Transport from Arusha/Moshi to Machame gate and back to Arusha/Moshi after climbing
  • Rescue
  • First Aid
  • Water proof mount tend, mess tent, sleeping mat, sleeping bag, camping chairs and table
  • Trekking poles
  • Accomodation for 6 nights.
  • Three Meals for 7days
Exclusions
  • Gear for your climb
  • Things of person nature
  • Visas
  • Meals and drinks not specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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