Machame Route 9 Days
Day 1: Arrive in Arusha
Stay in lodge in Moshi town a perfect place to prepare for your adventure. We will gather in the evening at 5:30 pm for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check. We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance.
Overnight: Lodge in Moshi Meals: Full board
Day 2: Machame Gate to Machame Hut
The climb starts from machame gate (1830m), we walk through the lush lower slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Slowly gaining altitude while enjoying the diverse flora and fauna of the rain forest, you will arrive to the first Machame Hut, situated at 3000m above sea level. If is a clear day we may get our first closer look at the glaciated dome of Kibo if the evening clouds permit.
Overnight: Machame Hut Meals: Full board
Day 3: Machame Camp to Shira Camp
A shorter day climbing up a steep ridge to reach a small semicircular cliff known as Picnic site, and continue up a gentler ascent through the lower alpine moorland, which is known for beautiful wild alpine flowers. The most spectacular views of Kibo peak can be seen from Shira Camp.
Machame Hut to Shira Camp (3,840m): 4-6 hours walking.
Overnight: Shira Camp Meals: Full board
Day 4: Shira Camp to Barranco Valley
Today we walk on a gentle ascent and panoramic views. We traverse the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, passing underneath the Lava Tower and the final section of the Western Breach and after hot lunch the bottom of the Lava Tower (4,600 m.) we descend to the bottom of the Great Barranco valley (3,900 m.).
Shira Camp to Barranco Camp (3,900 m.): 5-7 hours walking.
Overnight: Barranco Camp Meals: Full board
Day 5: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp
A steep climb up the eastern wall leads us just below the Heim Glacier, where we may have some spectacular views of Kilimanjaro. We then take a steep exit up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo, the trail continues down into the alpine desert of the Karanga Valley, finally we have a steep climb up to Karanga Camp
Barranco Camp to Karanga camp (4,000 m): 4-5 hours walking.
Overnight: Karanga Camp Meals: Full board
Day 6: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
A steep climb out of Karanga, and an easy path on compacted scree with wide views through this empty and dry landscape up to Barafu Camp. The two peaks Kibo and Mawenzi can been seen from Barafu Camp. After a hot lunch at the Camp, The remainder of the day is spent resting as we prepare for the final ascent before an early night summit walk.
Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp (4,600 m.); 3-4 hours walking.
Overnight: Barafu Camp Meals: Full board
Day 7: Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Camp
Wake up before midnight in the cover of darkness. We begin a steep climb over loose volcanic scree has some well-graded zig-zags and a slow but steady pace will take us to rim of the main crater, Stella Point, at 5,735m. We will rest there for few minutes to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling good can continue slowly to make the two hour round trip from here along the crater rim to main peak (5,895 m), which is the highest point in Africa. After a few minutes to appreciate your accomplishment we descend to Barafu is amazingly fast, and we stop at Barafu Camp for some refreshment, we continue to descend to reach Mweka Camp.
Barafu Camp to Mweka Camp (3100 m): 13-15 hours walking.
Overnight: Mweka Camp
Meals: Full board
Day 8: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate to Arusha
A gentle walk takes us down through the rainforest to Mweka gate successful climbers will receive their summit certificates. After lunch we drive to Arusha for overnight.
Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate: 3-5 hours walking.
Overnight: Lodge in Arusha
Meals: Full Board
Day 9: Depart Arusha
Arusha to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) Private departure transfer is included.
Overnight: Not Applicable
Accommodation shown in the itinerary above
Quality, waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tents:
Professional, experienced, mountain guides:
Two nights hotel in Arusha
All Park fees
All meals while on the Mountain
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
Emergency Evacuation by Flying Doctor Society of Africa:
Medical insurance, Laundry, visa,
Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
Meals not listed above
Tips and gratuities to driver/guide, hotel/camp and restaurant staff, room service,
Change in itinerary
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