KILIMANJARO CLIMBING 7 DAYS VIA MACHAME

DAY 1

MACHAME GATE TO MACHAME HUT CAMP

Drive from Arusha or Moshi to machame gate it might take 1 from Moshi or 2 hours from Arusha. The journey passes through the village of Machame which is located on the lower slopes of the mountain.

We depart the park gate and walk through the rain forest on a winding trail up a ridge. At lower elevations the trail can be muddy and slippery. Gaiters and trekking poles are a good idea here. We continue a short distance until we reach the Machame Camp.

Machame Gate to Machame Hut (3,000 m): 5-7 hours walking.

6,000 ft / 1,830 m to 10,200 ft / 3,100 m.

Distance: 11 km.

Hiking Time: 5-7 hours.

Habitat: Montane Forest.

Full Board at Machame Hut Camp.

DAY 2

MACHAME CAMP TO SHIRA CAMP

After breakfast we leave the glades of the rain forest and continue on an ascending path, crossing the valley along a steep rocky ridge.

The route now turns west onto a river gorge until we arrive at the Shira campsite.

Machame Hut to Shira Camp (3,840m): 4-6 hours walking.

10,200 ft / 3,100 m to 12,600 ft / 3,840 m.

Distance: 9 km.

Walking Time: 4-6 hours.

Habitat: Moorland.

Full Board Shira Cave Camp

DAY 3

SHIRA CAMP TO LAVA TOWER 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 (3,950 m.).

Shira Camp to Barranco Camp (3,950 m.): 5-7 hours walking.

12,600 ft / 3,840 m to 12,700 ft / 3,860 m.

Distance: 15 km.

Walking Time: 5-7 hours

Habitat: Semi-desert.

Full Board Barranco Camp.

DAY 4

BARRANCO CAMP TO BARAFU CAMP

After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge up the Barranco Wall (elev 4250m/13,900ft), through the Karanga Valley (elev 4050m/13,250ft) to the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the Barafu Camp. You have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp with views of the summit in the distance.

Barranco Camp to Barafu Hut Camp {4600m} 6-8 hours.

4000m/13,000ft to 4700m/15,350ft

Distance: 9km/

Walking Time: 6-8 hours

Habitat: Alpine Desert

Full Board at Barafu Camp.

Day 5

Climb Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

We continue up to the Barafu Camp. You have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest, enjoy dinner, and prepare for the summit day.

Elevation: 4050m/13,250ft to 4700m/15,350ft

Distance: 4km/2mi

Climbing Time: 3-4 hours

Habitat: Alpine Desert

Day 6

Climb Barafu Camp to Summit, down to Mweka Camp

Very early in the morning (midnight to 2 am), we continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. You head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. At Stella Point you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see. Faster hikers may view the sunrise from the summit.

From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all the way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. Once at Uhuru Peak you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa!

From the summit we begin our descent by continuing straight down to the Mweka Camp, stopping at Barafu for lunch. You may want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. We arrive at Mweka Camp and enjoy our last evening on the mountain.

Elevation: 4700m/15,350ft to 5895m/19,340ft

Down to 3090m/10,150ft

Distance: 5km/3mi up / 13km/8mi down

Climbing Time: 5-7 hours up / 5-6 hours down

Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit

Day 7

Climb Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate and then drive to Moshi

After breakfast we continue descending down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).

Vehicle will meet you at Mweka gate to drive you back to arusha or moshi

Experiences:
Attractions
Art and History
Farmers Market
Landmarks
Nightlife
Outdoor Activities
Shopping
Workshops
Other
Languages spoken: ENGLISH
Recommended gear: should with all trekking gears except camping material such as tent, matress and others
Included in price: meals and accomodation during safari, professional tour guide, porters, oxygen, rescue fee, airport transfer
Not Included in price: VISA, flight ticket, optional tour, tips and Luxury tour
Additional Information: price depends on group of people can be discussed and revised
Cancellations : 10% will be deducted from actual amount