7 Days and 6 nights Machame Route

7 Days and 6 nights Machame Route

Its probably the most popular ascending route to the summit of mount Kilimanjaro, Its is this route that has a very nice enroute view of all three summits of mountain kilmajarono namely Shira, Kibo, and Mawezi, it is relatively easy to acclimatize along the way as you ascend to the summit, above all these routes is considered to be the most difficult due to the number of days of used to reach the summit and steepness and the quick attitude change over a relatively short period of time its a nice route for most of you who are used to hiking and one who makes adventurous trekking, however, this is not a limitation to a first-time climber also.

Machame route,  Number of Days: 7-6 Nights. For both individuals and Groups.

Prices start from 1890$  per person for groups and 2350$ for individuals.

Day 1:Machame gate to Machame camp.

Drive from your Hotel to Machame gate the journey will depend on whether you started from Arusha or Moshi town it is 2-3 Horus from Arusha or 50minutes from Moshi

 As we depart from Machame gate this first day we will walk through the dense rainforest zone at the foot of mount Kilimanjaro and ride up to Machame camp this is approximately 11 Km curved within a 5-7 hours walk, up to the attitude of 2850 meters above sea level. Camp at Machame camp for overnight stay and meals.

Day 2:Machame camp to Shira 2 Camp.

 On this day we depart from Machame camp and trek up a steep path main into the extra arid moorland, passing tall grass, rocks, and bearded heather. Proceed by means of an eery panorama of lava rocks, caves, and foamy streams framed by unique vegetation till we attain the Shira plateau, it’s approximately 4-6 hours trek depending on your endurance covering a distance of 5km, to the attitude of 3810meters above sea level and we will camp at Shira camp for overnight stay and meal.

Day 3:Shira camp -Lava tower to Barranco camp.

 On this day After breakfast, we will walk approximately 4-5 hours for an estimated 7km to Lava Tower then another 2-3 hours estimated 3 km to Barranco camp after two initial days this is a bit exhausting day with a total of 10km trekked in 8 hours. Up to the altitude of 4690 meters above sea level. On this day we will cover both ascending and descending points there is quite nice photographic scenery especially if the partitions are festooned with ice, Barranco Camp is in a valley beneath the Breach and nice Barranco Partitions, which ought to give you memorable sundown whilst you wait for your dinner camp at Barranco for overnight and meal

Note: notify your guide of any indicators of altitude illness for proper attention and mitigation

Day:4 Barranco camp to Karanga camp.

In this approximately 4-5 hours hike we will cover a walking distance of 5km relatively shorter hike since day one will take us to the altitude of 3995 meters, start by descending into a ravine on the base of the great Barranco wall then we climb the normal but strange cliff of nearly 300 meters from the top of the Barranco wall and pass through a chain of mountains up and down and further descending to a steep Karanga valley and a little bit of uphill hike to the Karanga camp for overnight stay.

 Day 5:Karanga camp to Barafu camp.

Nearly done deal,4-5 hours hike which covers ad distance of 5km  up to the altitude of 4673 meters above sea level on this day we will ascend and meet the connection to the Mweka trail and proceed up to the very locky areas to Barafu Hut, by now we have completed the southern hike route and we are able to witness the summit from a different direction, almost there and we normally start the party early and have some good rest to be ready for the due day to the summit

 Days 6: From Barafu camp to Uhuru peak then Mweka camp.

Around midnight we will hijack our sleep and begin our journey to the summit, trust me this is the ultimate challenge to your Kilimanjaro hike both emotionally, psychologically, and mentally at this altitude normally is windy and ever cold, mind you we do this on the darkness with several short rests toward Stella point, it’s worthwhile after moments of the dark walk start seeing splendid sunrise coming your way over Mawezi peak, and knowing we are at the Uhuru peak the highest point in Africa what an awesome feeling. Congratulation we have made it.!!!!.

Now we will start our descent to the Mweka hut campsite through Barafu camp for meals then proceed with our descent to the Mweka camp, after 6 days of ascending this is sometimes quite challenging and tiresome but don’t worry your hiking poles will be of great help here.

Day 7:From Mweka camp to Mweka Gate.

This is our last day where we will take approximately 3-4 hours walk covering 10km decent, just after breakfast, we will start our descent to mweka gate for the certification ceremony and bid farewell here you will have a chance to celebrate the summit concur achievement and proceed with our walk down to Mweka village normally this lower evelevention with rain forest is wet and muddy there we will meet our driver and start our transfer back to the hotel or airport depending own travel arrangement.

 Package includes:

  • All transfers to and from Airport to the hotel and hotel to Kiimajaro gates
  • Expert English-speaking safari guide throughout the trip.
  • All entrance fees to parks and visits are described.
  • Bottled mineral water throughout the trip.
  • Any costs associated with the vehicle (gasoline, taxes, etc)
  • Fully flexible safaris rate schedules and daily travel by personal request.
  • All meals along the hike (breakfast launch and dinner).

Package excludes.

  • International flight.
  • Visa ($ 50) upon arrival at the airport in Tanzania.
  • Gratuities to guide and cook.
  • Travel insurance or medical insurance.
  • Activities and visits are not specified in this itinerary. Optional hiring.
  • Extra meals or drinks in the accommodation

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