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7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Climb: Machame Route

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    Day 1: Moshi to Machame Camp

    Stop At: Machame Camp, Tanzania
    Elevation: 5,380 ft to 9,350 ft The drive from your Moshi Hotel to the Machame Gate . The journey passes through the village of Machame which is located on the lower slopes of the mountain. As we leave the park gate, we walk through the dense rain forest on a winding trail up a ridge until we reach the Machame Camp.
    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Machame Camp

    Day 2: Machame camp to Shira 2 camp

    Stop At: Shira Camp, Tanzania
    Elevation: 9,350 ft to 12,500 ft We leave the glades of the rain forest and continue on an ascending path up to a steep, rocky ridge. On the Shira Plateau, we pass through heather and open moorlands, then cross a large river gorge to Shira 2 Camp.
    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Shira 2 camp

    Day 3: Shira 2 Camp to Lava Tower

    Stop At: Lava Tower, Tanzania
    Elevation: 12,500 ft to 15,190 ft We continue to the east up a ridge and then head southeast towards the Lava Tower – a 300 ft tall volcanic rock formation. We descend down to Barranco Camp through the strange but beautiful Senecio Forest to an altitude of 13,000 ft. Although you begin and end the day at the same elevation, the time spent at higher altitude is very beneficial for acclimatization.
    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Barranco Camp

    Day 4: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

    Stop At: Karanga Camp, Tanzania
    We begin the day by descending into a ravine to the base of the Great Barranco Wall. Then we climb the non-technical but steep, nearly 900 ft cliff. From the top of the Barranco Wall we cross a series of hills and valleys until we descend sharply into Karanga Valley. One more steep climb up leads us to Karanga Camp. This is a shorter day meant for acclimatization.
    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Karanga Camp

    Day 5: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

    Stop At: Barafu Camp, Tanzania
    We leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the rocky section to Barafu Hut. At this point, you have completed the Southern Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest and enjoy an early dinner to prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are viewable from this position.
    Duration: 10 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Barafu Camp

    Day 6: Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak

    Stop At: Uhuru Peak, Mweka Trail, Tanzania
    The last day will be a really early beginning for the summit, probably 00:00 am, passing through the Ratzel and Rebmann glaciers to the Highest point of Africa Uhuru Peak 5,896m above the sea level. After relaxing, watching the sun rise and taking memorable pictures, start descending to the Mweka Hut and spend overnight there.
    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Mweka Hut

    Day 7: Mweka Hut to Mweka Gate

    Stop At: The College of African Wildlife Management Mweka, Tanzania
    Mweka Gate to the Hotel After breakfast descend to Mweka Gate and drive away to your local accommodation or Kilimanjaro Airport.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up available from airbnb and private apartments

    Airports

    • Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport, Nairobi Kenya
    • Wilson Airport, Nairobi Kenya
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Duration
    7 days
    Inclusions
    • 5x Breakfast
    • 5x Dinner
    • 6x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 6 nights
    • 6 nights accommodation
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
    • Professional guide
    • Local guide
    • Porters
    • Cook
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Entry/Admission - Machame Camp
    • Entry/Admission - Shira Camp
    • Entry/Admission - Lava Tower
    • Entry/Admission - Karanga Camp
    • Entry/Admission - Barafu Camp
    • Entry/Admission - Uhuru Peak
    • Entry/Admission - The College of African Wildlife Management Mweka
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
    • Gloves, Sun glasses, Sleeping bag, Hats , Rain suits, Warm Jacket, Heavy boots, Scarf's, Rain Trousers.Price is exclusive of First and last Night accomodation in Arusha
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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