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KILIMANJARO CLIMBING - MACHAME ROUTE
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Tanzania Citizens: from USD 750 (double/triple sharing)

Tanzania Residents: from USD 1885 (double/triple sharing)

Non-Residents: from USD 2220 (double/triple sharing)

From USD   750* | from £ 0 547.5*

per person Min 4 Pax

Machame Route:-
This is probably the most scenic and most beautiful route to the summit. The 6-day route is however physically more challenging than the Marangu route. The day walks are longer and steeper; however the summit night is one hour shorter. The scenic traverse of the Western Breach offers some stunning views! Only tented accommodation available, which can be less comfortable and will require a good sleeping bag and hiking mattress. 

Day 01: 
Pick up from Kilimanjaro airport at, meet and greets and proceed to Moshi town.
After check in and settle down at hotel you will meet your mountain guide at hotel for pre-climb briefing and mountain climbing equipment check to see if you have the correct mountain climbing gear. Overnight at Lodge in Moshi Town on bed and breakfast basis.

Day 02:  Machame Gate (1,800m/5,900ft) to Machame Camp (3,000m/9,800ft) 

Elevation Gain: 1,200 metres / 3,900 feet 
Hiking Time: Approximately 6 to 7 hours 
Habitat: Rainforest  

After breakfast, you’ll get picked up from your hostel/hotel in Moshi and driven to the starting point at Machame Gate (approximately 45 minutes). After registration, you will begin your journey to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro using a well maintained trail through Montana Forest. On the way, you’ll walk through dense rainforest and coffee plantations as your guide talks you through some of the local flora and fauna. Here you will also get a very good chance of witnessing Black and White Colobus monkeys, as well as many different species of brightly colored birds. The climb is steady and gradual incline to Machame Camp which is located on the edge of the rainforest and giant heather zones.  

Day 03: MACHAME CAMP (3,000M/9,800FT) TO SHIRA CAMP (3,840M/12,600FT)
Elevation Gain: 840 metres / 2,800 feet
Hiking Time: Approximately 5 to 6 hours
Habitat: Moorland

On the second day, you’ll rise early for breakfast and begin climbing a slightly steeper gradient through the moorland vegetation zone. Here you will start to get fantastic views of Kibo, the summit cone of Mt. Kilimanjaro while continuing along a rocky ridge to Shira Plateau. Shira is actually a collapsed volcanic crater and was the first of Kilimanjaro’s three volcanic cones to expire. Once on the plateau, the trail becomes a little easier as you make your way to Shira Camp. If it’s a clear day, you’ll also get to enjoy superb panoramic views. Shira Camp is very exposed and will feel much colder with temperatures dropping below freezing point

Day 04: SHIRA CAMP (3,840M/12,600FT) TO BARRANCO CAMP (3,850M/12,650FT) VIA LAVA TOWER (4,550M/14,900FT)
Elevation Gain: 710 metres / 2,300 feet
Elevation Loss: 700 metres / 2,250 feet
Hiking Time: Approximately 6 to 7 hours
Habitat: Alpine desert
The route now takes you into semi-desert and rocky landscapes surrounding Lava Tower, a 300ft high volcanic rock formation. You’ll then ascend the rocky scree path to Lava Tower for great panoramic views, before a steep descent into the Barranco Valley. You may find this trek a little tougher than the previous days as some hikers usually start to experience symptoms of altitude sickness. Although you will finish today’s climb at almost the same elevation as you started, this is a very good practice for acclimatization and will help prepare your body for summit day. Barranco Camp lies below the imposing Barranco Wall in a beautiful, sheltered valley.

Day 05: BARRANCO CAMP (3,850M/12,650FT) TO KARANGA CAMP (3,995M/13,106FT)
Elevation Gain: 145 meters / 456 feet
Hiking Time: Approximately 4 to 5 hours
Habitat: Alpine desert

This will be a shorter day of hiking to allow for acclimatization. After breakfast, you will begin to ascend the Barranco Wall and hike glacial valleys – but don’t worry, it is easier than it looks! From the top of the wall, you will then cross a series of hills and valleys before descending into Karanga Valley. After one steeper climb, you’ll reach Karanga Camp where you will relax for the afternoon before dinner and an overnight rest.

Day 06: KARANGA CAMP (3,995M /13,106FT) TO BARAFU CAMP (4,600M /15,100FT)
Elevation Gain: 605 meters / 1,994 feet
Hiking Time: Approximately 3 to 4 hours
Habitat: Alpine desert

After breakfast, you will leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects to the famous Mweka Trail. You will then continue along the rocky ridge for 1 to 2 hours before reaching Barafu Camp, which offers stunning views of Mt. Kilimanjaro’s summit from various angles. Your tents will be pitched along a narrow and rocky ridge with high winds. It’s therefore worth taking some time to familiarize yourself with your surroundings before it gets dark. Rest for the night at Barafu Camp and prepare for the upcoming hike to the summit.

Day 07: BARAFU CAMP (4,600M/15,100FT) TO UHURU PEAK (5,895M/19,300FT) THEN DESCENDING TO MWEKA CAMP (3,110M/10,200FT)
Elevation Gain: 1,295 metres / 4,200 feet
Elevation Loss: 2,785 metres / 9,100 feet
Hiking time: 6 to 7 hours to Uhuru Peak; 7 to 8 hours to Mweka Camp
Habitat: Arctic conditions

This is where the going gets really tough! Just before midnight, you will venture into the night and begin your final ascent to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro. Head northwest through the heavy stone scree following multiple switchbacks between Ratzel and Rebmann glaciers until you reach Stella Point (5,685m). This section is probably the most challenging part of the route and will require great physical and mental effort. Continue to move slowly, always listening to your guide.
After a short rest at Stella Point, you will hike along the crater rim for another hour before reaching your ultimate goal – Uhuru Peak! Congratulations! You have now made it to the “Roof of Africa”.

Weather conditions on the summit will determine how long you will be able to spend there, but it is important to start your descent within good time to ensure you get enough rest back at Barafu Camp. After your rest, you’ll gather the rest of your belongings and descend to Mweka Hut (3,100m) where you’ll enjoy dinner and a well-earned sleep!

Day 08: MWEKA HUT (3,100M) TO MWEKA GATE (1,980M)
Elevation Loss: 1,280 metres / 4,220 feet 
Hiking time: Approximately 3 to 4 hours 
Habitat: Rainforest 
After eating breakfast, you will begin the easiest part of your adventure on Mount Kilimanjaro via scenic path through the forest to Mweka Gate. Successful hikers who made it to Stella Point and Uhuru Peak will be awarded their certificates at the gate. Then it’s time to drive back to your hotel to enjoy a shower, dinner and celebrations with a Kilimanjaro beer!!!!

Day 09: Kilimanjaro airport
After breakfast check out from lodge and transfer to Kilimanjaro airport for your onward flight to Dar Es Salaam. 

End of climbing.

Includes:

  • Machame route trekking for 7days/6nights 
  • All park fee for client.
  • 3 meals a day plus a cup of hot drink.
  • Entry fee for crew
  • Payments of the crew
  • Meals for the crew.
  • Pick up and drop off from Kilimanjaro Airport.
  • Transfer from Moshi to park entrance gate.
  • Service of a private English speaking professional and qualified mountain guide.
  • Cook and adequate porters to carry both trip provisional and client’s private bags,
  • All food and catering equipment’s,
  • Sleeping pad and tents
  • Boiling water on the trek.
  • Pre and post accommodation on Bed and breakfast basis.

Excludes:

  • Tips for guides, Cooks and Porters,
  • Personal mountain equipment (sleeping Bag)  and all types of hard and soft drinks
  • Hire of any Equipment or gear besides those arranged and provide by the office.
  • Medical Treatment or check up.
  • Laundry service, telephone calls, Bear/ Soft drink, Gift and souvenirs.
  • Personal and luggage Insurance.
  • Any rescue fee apart from the Kilimanjaro national park authority.
  • All other Items of a personal nature.
  • Any return transfer from boarder.
  • Any luggage more than 15kg per client.

Kindly note that the on the Machame route accommodation will be in tents; the toilets are not en-suite and are of a very basic quality. The rescue at mountain is manually by one wheeled gurney, the rescue vehicle can only come up to the first hut.

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