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Mount Kilimanjaro Trek, 7 Days Machame Route.

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What to Expect
Itinerary

Day 1: Pick up from Lodge/Hotel – Machame Gate (1790m) to Machame Camp (3010m)

Stop At: Machame Gate - Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
To Machame Hut, 3000m. After a transfer to the park gate, a 7 hour walk through the forest takes you to Machame Hut. You camp throughout the climb, and your crew will take good care of you, erect and dismantle the camp, and provide you with tasty, filling food.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Machame camp.

Day 2: Machame Camp (3010m) to Shira Camp (3845m)

Stop At: Shira Camp, Tanzania
To Shira Cave, 3800m. An initial steep climb followed by a gentle incline. After lunch a descent and ascent brings you to the camp. Walking time approx. 5 hours.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Shira camp.

Day 3: Shira Camp (3845m) to Barranco Camp (3960m)

Stop At: Barranco Camp, Tanzania
Walking now on high moorland, the landscape changes the entire character of the trek. We traverse the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, passing underneath the Lava Tower and the final section of the Western Breach and finally reach camp The day has been spent at altitude (up to 4600m), but we have followed the mountaineering code of ‘walk high, sleep low’ to aid your body’s acclimatization to altitude.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Barranco camp.

Day 4: Barranco Camp (3960m) to Karanga Camp (3963m)

Stop At: Karanga Camp, Tanzania
Our day starts by descending into the start of the Great Barranco, a huge ravine. We then exit steeply, up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo. It’s a climb over rock, not technical but long and tiring. Passing underneath the Heim and Kersten glaciers, we head towards the Karanga valley. From here we have a steep climb up from Karanga valley to our night’s camp at Karanga camp, set at 3963m. For those feeling strong we will go for a mid-afternoon acclimatization trek up to around 4200m before descending back to camp for the night.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Karanga camp.

Day 5: Karanga Camp (3963) to Barafu Camp (4640m)

Stop At: Barafu Camp, Tanzania
After a good night’s rest and breakfast, we set off on our walk to Barafu camp at 4640m. The climb will take us across desolate scree slopes with no vegetation around us at all. It’s a tough steep walk made more difficult by the altitude. On arriving at camp we eat and spend the afternoon resting as we prepare for a long night and day ahead. It is important to keep hydrated and warm. We have an early dinner and then try to get some sleep as we will be getting up at between 11pm and 12pm to start the climb to the summit.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Barafu camp.

Day 6: Barafu Camp (4640m) to UHURU PEAK (5895m) & down to Mweka Camp (3100m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
We start off at around midnight, and walk steeply upwards to the summit glaciers. We will be climbing scree for 4 to 5 hours but gain incredible height over a short distance. The views are spectacular. We should be on the crater rim at Stella Point (5739m) as the first rays of the sun hit us. Spectacular ice cliffs within the crater surround us and the views to jagged Mawenzi peak and beyond are breathtaking. Another hour’s walking takes us to the summit, Uhuru Peak (5895m). We begin our descent by returning to Stella Point and then descending on scree slope and track back to Barafu Camp for breakfast, before finally heading down to Mweka Camp for a long well-earned rest.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Mweka camp.

Day 7: Trek Mweka Camp (3100m) to Mweka Gate (1630m)

Stop At: The College of African Wildlife Management Mweka, Tanzania
A gentle trek takes us down through the rainforest to Mweka Gate, where we complete park formalities and receive certificates, which you can hang up with pride! We are then met by our vehicles and return to the hotel in Moshi, where you can treat yourself to a welcome shower then celebrate with cold drinks.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight at your hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from any hotel in Moshi and Arusha.

Airports

  • Kilimanjaro Airport, Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania
Departure Time
6:00 AM
Duration
7 days
Inclusions
  • 7x Breakfast
  • 6x Dinner
  • 7x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • 2 nights of accommodation in Moshi.
  • Private transportation
  • Accommodation in wooden cabins on the mountain.
  • 4 season mountain tents.
  • Double layered sleeping mats.
  • Friendly and professional mountain guides, cook and porter.
  • 3 hot meals daily while on the mountain.
  • Enough treated and filtered drinking water throughout the trek.
  • Portable oxygen tanks and ox-meter.
  • Emergence first aid kit.
  • Hot water for washing.
  • Entry/Admission - Machame Gate - Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Entry/Admission - Shira Camp
  • Entry/Admission - Barranco Camp
  • Entry/Admission - Karanga Camp
  • Entry/Admission - Barafu Camp
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Entry/Admission - The College of African Wildlife Management Mweka
Exclusions
  • Tips for guides, porters and cook.
  • Portable flush toilet tents are available for extra charges $ 70 for entire trek.
  • Lunches, dinners and drinks at your hotel before and after climb.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Flights.
  • Personal items at toiletries.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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