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Machame 7 Days Itinerary


Day 1: Arusha to Machame Gate to Machame Campsite

Elevation: 1800 to 2835, Distance: 11km, Hiking Time: 5-7 hours, Habitat: Montana forest

After breakfast we drive from the hotel to Machame gate (2hours). Here you will do the required registration procedures then you will start the trek through the rainforest to Machame camp where you will find the tents are already setup for you. Dinner and overnight at the Machame campsite

Day 2: Machame Camp to Shira Camp

Elevetion: 2835m to 3750m, Distance: 5km, Hiking Time: 4-6 hours, Habitat: Moorland

After breakfast leave the glades of rainforest and continue ascending by crossing little valleys and steep rocky ridge covering with heather plants to the western side of the mountain where the camp is situated. At this camp you will able get the spectacular views of Mount Meru, Shira Plateau, Kibo Peak and sunset. Then dinner and overnight

Day 3: Shira Camp to Barranco Camp

Elevation: 3750m to 3900m, Distance: 10km, Hiking time: 5-7, Habitat: Moorland

This long and important acclimatization day, so you will be having an early breakfast then continue trekking east to a junction leading to Lava tower rock 4600m for acclimatization. Afterwards you will continue down to Barranco camp. The camp location is in bottom valley of Barranco wall where you will stop for dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Barranco Campsite to Karanga Campsite

Elevation: 3900m to 3995m, Distance: 6km, Hiking Time: 4-5 hours, Habitat: Moorland

Today is short day walk. In the morning you will start climbing Barranco wall and reach 4150m for acclimatization and continue crossing ridges and valleys to Karanga campsite for lunch. After lunch you will have a bit of rest and get acclimatization by trekking up the scree slopes towards the southern ice field. You will then return to the camp for supper and overnight.

Day 5: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

Elevation: 3995m to 4675m, Distance: 4km, Hiking Time: 3- 4 hours, Habitat: Alpine Desert

On this day, the trek up to the Barafu ridge campsite is tough because of altitude. The walk takes few hours because of the short distance but is steep needing a slow pace to avoid fatigue. You will trek across an alpine desert. Chances are that a strong, cold wind will be blowing from Kibo peak and its ice. You will have an early dinner at 1700hrs then rest until midnight when you will attack the summit.

Day 6: Barafu Camp to Uhuru Campsite the Mweka Camp

Elevation: 4675m to 5895m to 3100m, Distance: 5km up and 12km down, Hiking Time: 5-7 up, 5 – 6 hours down, Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit

Wake at midnight to a light breakfast and then prepare for your summit ascent. The goal is to climb before dawn so that can reach Uhuru peak shortly before or after sunrise. The trail is a series of switchbacks up steep scree or possibly snow, and reaches stella point on the crater rim at 5756m between 4 and 5 am. At this point you will be having the views of the fabled crater and its glaciers facing you. Then after one hour of hiking along the Kibo Crater rim near the celebrate snows takes you to Kilimanjaro true summit, Uhuru peak. Here you will spend some times for taking photo’s but it will depend on how you feel. After you are summit activities done, you will descend bsck to the Barafu campsite, for lunch and rest, then you will collect your equipments and continue down through moorland and heath zone to Mweka campsite. Dinner and overnight at Mweka campsite

Day 7: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate, drive to Arusha

Elevation: 3100m to 1646m, Distance: 10km down, Time 3-4 hours descent, Habitat: Forest

Today is your last day on the mountain. After breakfast you will descend down to Mweka park gate walking across Montana forest. This descent will take 3 -4 hours. At Mweka gate you sign your name and details in a register. This is also where successful climbers receive their summit certificates. Those climbers who reached Stella Point (5756m) are issued with green certificates and those who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m) receive gold certificates.

From the Mweka Gate you will continue down into the Mweka village where you will be served a delicious hot lunch!! After lunch you drive back to Arusha for a long overdue hot shower, dinner and celebrations!!(2 to 3 hours)

Package Inclusive,

·         All Park Fees, including the 18% VAT

·         Airport transfers

·         Transport to and from the hotel and the trailhead

·         Tents on the mountain (high quality Mountain Hardwear) and

·         Other communal equipment (eg. mess tent, private chemical toilet with toilet tent, table and chairs, etc)

·         All meals while you are on the mountain

·         Salaries for guides, cooks and porters

Package Exclusive,

·         International and domestic flights

·         Tips for guides, porters and other staff

·         Sleeping bags, sleeping pads and other personal gear.

·         Soft drinks and beers

·         Pre and post accommodation in Arusha before Climbing Kilimanjaro

·         Laundry

·         Visas, Travel Insurance Medical Insurance

·         Items of a personal nature


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