Kilimanjaro Machame Route 7 Days

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Day 1: Machame Gate (1490m) – Machame Camp (2980m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
After an early breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up from Arusha (1400m) and driven to the Machame Village. In the village, you can buy mineral water and will receive a packed lunch. From the village, depending on the road conditions, you will either continue to drive from the village to the Machame gate...
Itinerary

Day 1: Machame Gate (1490m) – Machame Camp (2980m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
After an early breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up from Arusha (1400m) and driven to the Machame Village. In the village, you can buy mineral water and will receive a packed lunch. From the village, depending on the road conditions, you will either continue to drive from the village to the Machame gate, but if not, the muddy 3 km walk will take about 1 hour to complete. After registering at the gate office, you start your ascent and enter the rain forest almost immediately. There is a strong possibility of rain in the forest, which will transform the trail into a very soggy, muddy and slippery experience. You will have a welcome lunch stop about half way and will reach the Machame camping area in the late afternoon.
Your porters (arriving at the camp site long before you) will have erected your tent on your arrival. In the evening the porters will boil drinking and washing water and the cook will prepare dinner, before you retire to your tent for the night. Night temperatures can already drop to freezing point at this campsite.
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: An overnight Camping at Machame Camp (2980m)

Day 2: Machame Camp (2980m) – Shira Camp (3840m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
After an early morning breakfast, you will start you ascent leaving the rain forest and entering the heathland moorland vegetation. You will cross many streams and walk over a rocky ridge onto the Shira plateau that leads to Shira Camp (3840m). At this campsite, you will be next to a stream and have a spectacular view of the Western Breach and its glaciers in the East. Similar to the first night, your tents will be set up prior to arriving at camp and the porters will prepare drinking and washing water for you. You will enjoy evening snacks then dinner prepared by our chef. Be prepared for a cold night as temperatures drop below freezing at this exposed camp.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: An overnight Camping at Shira Camp (3840m)

Day 3: Shira (at 3840m) – Lava Tower (at 4630m) – Barranco camp (at 3950m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Following an early morning breakfast, you will leave the moorland environment and enter the semi desert and rocky landscape. After 5 hours of walking east, you will be come face to face with the Lava Tower (4630m). Packed lunches are served at the Tower and hikers have the option of climbing the massive Lava Tower weather permitting. At this point of the hike, it is normal for hikers to start feeling the effects from the altitude including headaches and shortness of breath.
After lunch, you will descend from Lava Tower (4630m) to the Barranco Campsite (3950m). The 6800m descent gives hikers a huge advantage to allow their bodies to adjust to the conditions of high altitude. The descent to camp takes around 2 hours to reach. It is located in a valley below the Breach and Great Barranco Wall (“Breakfast Wall”). Drinking and washing water and dinner will be served as hikers view the sun setting.
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: An overnight Camping at Barranco Camp (3950m)

Day 4: Barranco Camp (3950m) – Karanga Camp (3950m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
After an early morning breakfast, it is now time to conquer the Great Barranco Wall! Although it may look intimating at first glance, hikers state that this Class 2 hike is usually much easier than they anticipated. At the top of the Wall, you will have a view of Heim Glacier and will be above the clouds. The trail then winds up and down in the Karanga Valley. This is an ideal hiking day for acclimatization.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: An overnight Camping at Karanga Camp (3950m)

Day 5: Karanga Camp (3959m) – Barafu Hut (4600m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Following breakfast, you will leave Karanga Camp (3959m). The trail intersects with the Mweka Route, which is the trail used to descend on the final two days. As you continue hiking for an hour, you will reach Barafu Hut. This is the last water stop for the porters because there is no accessible water at Barafu Camp (4550m). The word “barafu” in Swahili means “ice” and this camp is located on a rocky, exposed ridge. Tents will be exposed to wind and rocks so it is important for hikers to familiarize themselves with the campsite before dark. An early dinner will be served so hikers can rest before attempting the summit the same night. Your guide will brief you in detail on how to prepare for summit night. Get to sleep by 19:00!
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: An overnight Camping at Barafu Hut (4600m)

Day 6: Summit Attempt - Barafu camp (4600m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Mweka (3100m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Your guide will wake you around 23:30 for tea and biscuits. You will then begin your summit attempt. The route heads northwest and you will ascend over stone scree. During the ascent, many hikers feel that this is the most mentally and physically challenging part of the climb. In about 6 hours, you will reach Stella Point (5685m), located on the crater rim. After enjoying the magnificent sunrise, you will continue ascending for about 2 hours on a snow-covered trail to Uhuru Peak (5895m). Reaching the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro is a lifetime accomplishment! You will be able to spend a short time on the summit taking photographs and drinking tea before the descent to Barafu begins. The hike down to Barafu Camp takes about 3 hours.
At camp, you will rest and enjoy a hot lunch in the sun. After eating, you will continue descending down to Mweka Hut (3100m). The Mweka Trail will lead you through the scree and rocks to the moorland and eventually into the rain forest. Mweka Camp (3100m) is located in the upper rain forest, so fog and rain should be expected. You will have a dinner, wash, and rest soundly at camp.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: An overnight Camping at Mweka Camp (3100m)

Day 7: Mweka camp (3100m) – Mweka Gate (1980m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Following a well-deserved breakfast, your staff will have a big celebration full of dancing and singing. It is here on the mountain that you will present your tips to the guide, assistant guides, chef(s), and porters. After celebrating, you will descend for three hours back to Mweka Gate. The National Park requires all hikers to sign their names to receive certificates of completion. Hikers who reached Stella Point (5685m) receive green certificates and hikers who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m) receive gold certificates. After receiving certificates, hikers will descend into the Mweka village for 1 hour (3 kilometers). After receiving certificates, you will drive back to your hotel in Moshi.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: An overnight to your previous Hotel/Lodge
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Important Details

Included
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Sleeping tents and Sleeping Mats
  • 7x Lunch
  • Camping Facilities
  • Professional Guide
  • Crew salaries
  • Emergency oxygen
  • Government Taxes
  • Airport Transfers
  • All Park Fees
  • 7x Breakfast
  • 7x Dinner
  • Helicopter Rescue
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
Not Included
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Visa Fees
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Other Optional Activities
  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
On your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, a member of our staff will be at holding a Tanzania
Travelers placard. You will then be transferred to your Hotel in Moshi town, based on Bed and
breakfast basis.

Airports

  • Kilimanjaro Airport, Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania


Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 11/25/2019 - 3/12/2021
Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) 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 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.