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Great Kilimanjaro summit – 8 days Machame route

Great Kilimanjaro summit – 7 days Machame route

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  7. Tour Itinerary
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  10. Pick-Up locations
  11. Pick-Up time
  12. Cancellation policy
  1. Duration - 9 days, 1 hour
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    Language: English, French
  6. Moshi

If Marangu is the "Coca Cola" route, then the Machame Route is the "Whiskey" route. It is the second most popular and one of the most scenic routes on the mountain. All climbers sleep in tents (tents are included) and meals are served in a dinner tent or on a blanket outside.

  • Day 1 Arrive in Tanzania
  • Day 2 Machame Gate (1790m) to Machame Camp (3010m)
  • Day 3 Machame Camp (3010m) to Shira Camp (3845m)
  • Day 4 Shira Cave (3845m) to Barranco Camp (3960m)
  • Day 5 Barranco Camp (3960m) to Karanga Camp (3963m)
  • Day 6 Karanga Camp (3963) to Barafu Camp (4640m)
  • Day 7 Barafu Camp (4,680 meters) to Uhuru Peak (5,895 meters) and then Mweka Camp (3,100 meters)
  • Day 8 Mweka Camp (3,100 meters) to Mweka Gate (1,640 meters)
Great Kilimanjaro summit – 7 days Machame route

Great Kilimanjaro summit – 7 days Machame route

If Marangu is the "Coca Cola" route, then the Machame Route is the "Whiskey" route. It is the second most popular and one of the most scenic routes on the mountain. All climbers sleep in tents (tents are included) and meals are served in a dinner tent or on a blanket outside. It is done over 6 days, so acclimatization is easier, and the success rate is fairly high. It is for physically fit people with some hiking experience. Descent is down the Mweka trail staying at the Mweka or Millenium camp the final night on the mountain...

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What's included


  • Inclusions:
  • Park fees, government fees & taxes inclusive of 18% VAT
  • Accommodation as stated in the itinerary
  • Transport in 4X4 Toyota Land Cruisers
  • English speaking driver guide
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary
  • Bottled mineral water throughout the safari
  • One night Hotel accommodation in Moshi/Arusha.
  • Exclusions:
  • Tips to the driver guide
  • Alcoholic beverages, sodas and items of a personal nature
  • Laundry Service
  • Pre & Post Safari Accommodation in Moshi / Arusha
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Safari add-ons
  • Tanzania Visa USD 50 per person on arrival USA and CANADA passport holders USD100

Itinerary


  1. Visited Places:
  2. Mount Kilimanjaro National Park

Day1: Arrive in Tanzania

( Great Kilimanjaro summit – 7 days Machame route )

You will be picked up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to your hotel in Moshi town, you will meet your guide who will brief you on your upcoming trek and do an equipment check to make sure you have all the necessary mountain gear. Gear which is missing can be rented on this day.

Day2: Machame Gate (1790m) to Machame Camp (3010m)

( Great Kilimanjaro summit – 7 days Machame route )

One hour’s drive from Moshi lies the gate to the Machame route, where we complete park formalities, meet our crew of porters and start to climb! The first section of the route climbs steadily and passes through magnificent, dense rainforest. This path is less well-trodden so it can get somewhat overgrown in places and it is often wet and muddy underfoot.

Day3: Machame Camp (3010m) to Shira Camp (3845m)

( Great Kilimanjaro summit – 7 days Machame route )

Our route continues on up through the forest until we reach the steep ascent onto the Shira Plateau, where there are rewarding views of the mountain. Looking back, you will be able to see Mt Meru rising high above Arusha town in the distance.

Day4: Shira Cave (3845m) to Barranco Camp (3960m)

( Great Kilimanjaro summit – 7 days Machame route )

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..

Day5: Barranco Camp (3960m) to Karanga Camp (3963m)

( Great Kilimanjaro summit – 7 days Machame route )

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.

Day6: Karanga Camp (3963) to Barafu Camp (4640m)

( Great Kilimanjaro summit – 7 days Machame route )

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 12 pm to start the climb to the summit.

Day7: Barafu Camp (4,680 meters) to Uhuru Peak (5,895 meters) and then Mweka Camp (3,100 meters)

( Great Kilimanjaro summit – 7 days Machame route )

You will be awoken around 23:30 with hot tea and biscuits. Hopefully you have managed to get a few hours’ sleep; don’t worry if you haven’t as most people struggle to sleep before summit night. Do however make sure that all your kit, including warm clothes, headlamp, insulated water reserves and snacks are ready for a sharp departure at 24:00. The trek up Kibo is steep and slow. The trick is to keep your momentum moving forward, one step at a time. It takes about 6-8 hours to reach the top of the crater rim where you will see the sign for Stella Point (5,739 meters). You still have another 156 meters of altitude to walk around the crater rim to Uhuru Peak (5,895 meters). After reaching the summit of Kilimanjaro, a 4.5km / 3 mile ascent, you still have an 11km / 7 mile descent to Mweka Camp (3,100 meters)! Mweka is situated in the upper part of the rainforest zone. The richness of oxygen and moisture in the air will be a very welcome surprise....

Day8: Mweka Camp (3,100 meters) to Mweka Gate (1,640 meters)

( Great Kilimanjaro summit – 7 days Machame route )

In the morning after breakfast you will be trekking down to Mweka gate. The trek is a pleasant one through the lower rain-forested slopes and down to Mweka Gate (1,640 meters). Although you cover 9km / 5.5 miles, the trek only takes 3-4 hours. Assuming you successfully reach Stella Point or Uhuru Peak you will be presented with official certificates – a green certificate for the former and a gold certificate for the latter. It is customary to tip your trekking crew before being transported back to your hotel in Moshi.

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