7 Days Machame Route Kilimanjaro Trekking

Exhilarating Kilimanjaro trekking in Tanzania

Climb the highest mountain in Africa, Kilimanjaro! The mountain is characterized with the dormant volcano which is expected to erupt in the coming decades. Besides the stunning views of the landscape, you can also see stunning various animals, birds, waterfall, and different species of flora and fauna at the bottom of the mountain

Highlights

• Kilimanjaro trekking

• A professional driver / guide

• Climbing and camping equipment

• Daily meals and drinking water

• 6 nights' accommodation

• Park fees included

• Airport transfers

Day 1

You will drive you from Arusha to the Mount Kilimanjaro National Park Gate. The journey will pass through the village of Machame, which is located on the lower slopes of the mountain. After leaving the park gate, you will walk through the rain forest on a winding trail up a ridge. Lower down, the trail can be muddy and slippery. Gaiters and trekking poles can be helpful. You will then continue hiking for a short distance until you reach Machame Camp.

• Elevation: 5,400 feet to 9,400 feet

• Distance: 11 kilometers

• Hiking time: 5 - 7 hours

• Habitat: Rain Forest

Day 2

After having breakfast, you will leave the glades of the rain forest and continue on an ascending path, crossing the little valley and walking along a steep rocky ridge, covered with heather until the ridge ends. As you hike, you will turn the route to the west onto a river gorge. After that, you will rest, have dinner, and stay overnight at Shira Campsite.

• Elevation: 9,400 feet to 12,500 feet

• Distance: 5 kilometers

• Hiking time: 4 - 6 hours

• Habitat: Moorland

Day 3

From the Shira Plateau, you will continue the journey to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As you hike, you will change your way to the southeast toward the Lava Tower, called the "shark's tooth".

Shortly after the tower, you will come to the second junction which will bring you up to the Arrow Glacier at an altitude of 16,000 feet. You will then continue down to the Barranco Camp at an altitude of 13,000 feet. There, you will rest, enjoy dinner, and stay overnight. Although you end the day at around the same elevation as when you began, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for the summit day.

• Elevation: 12,500 feet to 13,000 feet

• Distance: 10 kilometers

• Hiking time: 6 - 8 hours

• Habitat: Semi-Desert

Day 4

After having breakfast, you will leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge passing the Barranco Wall, to the Karanga Valley Campsite. This is a short day meant for acclimatization.

• Elevation: 13,000 feet to 13,100 feet

• Distance: 5 kilometers

• Hiking time: 4 - 5 hours

• Habitat: Alpine Desert

Day 5

After having breakfast, you will leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. You will continue the journey up to the Barafu Camp. At this point, you will have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. There, you will make camp, rest, enjoy dinner, and prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo can be seen from this location.

• Elevation: 13,100 feet to 15,300 feet

• Distance: 4 kilometers

• Hiking time: 4 - 5 hours

• Habitat: Alpine Desert

Day 6

Very early in the morning (midnight to 02:00), you will continue your way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. You will head to the northwesterly direction and ascend through a heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim.

This will be the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. At Stella Point (18,600 feet), you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you will ever likely to see (weather permitting).

From the summit, you will then begin your descent by continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut Campsite and stopping at Barafu for lunch en route. You may want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Later in the evening, you will enjoy your last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.

Day 7

After breakfast, you will continue the descent 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 be helpful.

From the gate, you will continue walking for another hour to Mweka Village. Our Foot Slopes Tours & Safaris Ltd vehicle will meet you at Mweka Village to drive you back to your hotel in Arusha.

• Elevation: 10,000 feet to 5,400 feet

• Distance: 10 kilometers

• Hiking time: 3 - 4 hours

• Habitat: Rain Forest

Location

Your trekking will take place on Mount Kilimanjaro located in Tanzania.

Food

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinking water will be served for you daily.

The following meals are included:

• Breakfast

• Lunch

• Dinner

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered

Experiences:
Attractions
Art and History
Farmers Market
Landmarks
Nightlife
Outdoor Activities
Shopping
Workshops
Other
Languages spoken: English, french, spanish,german, italian
Included in price: • 6 nights’ accommodation • A professional driver / guide • All mountain trekking equipment • All transportation • Camping equipment • Daily drinking water • 2nights hotel accommodation the day before and after your trekking • Daily meals • Mount Kilimanjaro guided trekking • Park fees (for non-residents) • Porterage • Pre and post-program accommodation for 2 nights • Rescue fees • Roundtrip airport transfers(airport pick up and drop off either at ARK or JRO) • 16 pax minimum to be participate in this tour • 20-7000 maximum person to participate in this tour
Not Included in price: • Accommodation on the last day • International flights (from/to home) • Tips (tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day) • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
Refund policy : Deposit is non refundable if the booking is cancelled
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