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KILIMANJARO CLIMBING, MACHAME ROUTE,7 DAYS.

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Day 1: MOSHI TO MACHAME CAMP

Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
The drive from Moshi to the Mount Kilimanjaro National Park Gate takes about 50 minutes. The journey passes through the village of Machame which is located on the lower slopes of the mountain.

We now leave the park gate and walk through the rain forest on a winding trail up a ridge. Lower down, the trail can be muddy and slippery. Gaiters and trekking poles are a good idea here. We continue a short distance until we reach the Machame Camp.

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: MACHAME CAMP

Day 2: MACHAME CAMP - TO SHIRA CAMP

Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
After breakfast, we leave the glades of the rain forest and continue on an ascending path, crossing the little valley walking along a steep rocky ridge, covered with heather, until the ridge ends. The route now turns west onto a river gorge. Time for rest, dinner, and overnight at the Shira campsite.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: SHIRA CAMPSITE

Day 3: SHIRA CAMP TO LAVA TOWER TO BARRANCO CAMP

Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
From the Shira Plateau, we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the "Shark's Tooth." Shortly after the tower, we come to the second junction which brings us up to the Arrow Glacier at an altitude of 16,000ft. We now continue down to the Barranco Hut at an altitude of 13,000ft. Here we rest, enjoy dinner, and overnight. Although you end the day at the same elevation as when you started, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: BARRANCO CAMP

Day 4: BARRANCO CAMP TO KARANGA CAMP

Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge passing the Barranco Wall, to the Karanga Valley campsite. This is a short day meant for acclimatization

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: KARANGA CAMPSITE

Day 5: KARANGA CAMP TO BARAFU CAMP

Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
After breakfast, we leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the Barafu Hut. At this point, you have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest, enjoy dinner, and prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are to be seen from this position

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: BARAFU CAMPSITE

Day 6: BARAFU CAMP TO SUMMIT TO MWEKA HUT

Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Very early in the morning (midnight to 2am), we continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. You head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek.

At Stella Point (18,600 ft), you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see (weather permitting). From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all they way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. At Uhuru Peak, you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. Faster hikers will see the sunrise from the summit.

From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for lunch. You will want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: MWEKA HUT CAMPSITE

Day 7: MWEKA KAMP TO MOSHI

Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
After breakfast, we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).

From the gate, you continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet you at Mweka village to drive you back to hotel in Moshi.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: PANAMA HOTEL
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
we pick the traveler at their hotel. or airport/border at extra cost
Duration
7 days
Inclusions
  • 6x Breakfast
  • 6x Dinner
  • 7x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • • Arrival and Departure transfers
  • • Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
  • • Quality Mess tents with table and chairs:
  • • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food:
  • • Clean, purified drinking water:
  • • Private, portable chemical flush toilets:
  • • Crisis management and safety procedures
  • • Fair and ethical treatment of porters:
  • • Summit Emergency Oxygen:
Exclusions
  • • Tips and any items of personal nature.
  • • Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival
  • • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.) •
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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