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solo to up to 30 climbers

7 days kilimanjaro climb Machame route over view

7 days Machame route Kilimanjaro, Machame route known as a whisky Route and is one of the popular for Kilimanjaro climbers, April, May, and November Machame becoming so difficult because of the rain

Day 1: Hotel to Machame gate then Machame camp

After breakfast, you will drive from your hotel in Arusha or Moshi with your team to Machame gate. start your climb to Machame camp through the rain forest, at lower elevations, the trails may be muddy and slippery, gaiters and trekking poles is a good idea, 
 
  • Elevation: 1830m/6000ft to 3050m/9950ft
  • Distance: 11km/7mi
  • Habitat: Montane Forest
  • Meals: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2:Machame camp to shira camp

After having 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.

  • Elevation: 3050m/9950ft to 3850m/12,600ft
  • Distance: 5km/3mi
  • Habitat: Moorland
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 3: Shira Camp to Barranco Camp via an Ascent to the Lava Tower

You will climb from the Shira Plateau we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the “Shark’s Tooth” (elevation 4650m/15,250ft). Shortly after the tower, we come to the second junction which goes to the Arrow Glacier. We now continue down to the Barranco Camp. Although you end the day around the same elevation as when you began, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.

  • Elevation: 3850m/12,600ft to 4000m/13,000ft
  • Distance: 10km/6mi
  • Habitat: Semi-desert
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 4: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

After breakfast, you leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge up the Barranco Wall to the Karanga Valley and the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail.

  • Elevation: 4000m/13,000ft to 4050m/13,250ft
  • Distance: 5km/3mi
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

After your breakfast, you’ll continue on for another 2-3 hours until you reach Barafu Camp your hike takes you across an alpine desert, making for a truly otherworldly day of hiking, as you’ll be submitting tomorrow, it’s important that you eat a full meal and drink plenty of fluids before turning in for the evening.

  • Elevation: 4050m/13,250ft to 4700m/15,350ft
  • Distance: 4km/2mi
  • Climbing Time: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Barafu camp to Summit to Mweka camp

You’re starting your day early today – just after midnight, in fact!

Your climbing team will wake you with a cup of hot tea and a light snack for energy as you get dressed and prepare your daypack for the adventure ahead.

You’ll be hiking in utter darkness for the next 5-7 hours, so take it slow and you’ll arrive at Stella Point a few hours before dawn. From here, there are another two hours of intense hiking before you reach your ultimate goal: Uhuru Peak.

 Standing at 5,985m, you’ll be able to experience spectacular sunrise and take in the panoramic view. You’ve done it!

After snapping your photos and soaking it all in, you’ll begin the descent back down towards Barafu Camp, where you’ll stop for lunch and some celebration.

 After a bit of rest, you’ll continue down to Mweka Camp overnight.

  • Elevation: 4700m/15,350ft to 5895m/19,340ft
  • Down to 3090m/10,150ft
  • Distance: 5km/3mi up / 13km/8mi down
  • Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

INCLUDED

  • Transfer to and from Mountain
  • Mattress
  • Guides', Porters', cook's salaries and park fees
  • 3 meals while on mountains
  • Clean drinking water
  • Camping fees
  • Emergency Evacuation by Flying Doctor Society of Africa

NOT INCLUDED

  • Meals not listed above.
  • Visa fees
  • Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Tips and any items of personal nature.
  • Flights
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