Machame Route - Mt. Kilimanjaro Trekking

Machame Route - Mt. Kilimanjaro Trekking

This Safari include Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing using the Machame route and takes 8 days. Accommodation is provided in form of camping for the best experience in Africa's Tallest Mountain.

Country: Tanzania

Locations: Mount Kilimanjaro,Kilimanjaro

Detailed Safari Itinerary

Duration: 9 Days

This route uses small tents for accommodation on the mountain.

Day 0: Arrival day

On arrival transfer to Arusha Tourist Inn for dinner and overnight.


Day 1
Machame Camp: At 7:30 AM transfer to the Machame Park Gate. After registering with the park authority, begin to climb through the lush forest. Continue on to some heath land before reaching our overnight camp at Machame Camp (10,000 feet, 6-7 hours of walking).

Day 2
Shira Camp: This section ascent will continue across beautiful heath land and alpine moorland with magnificent views of Kilimanjaro Peak. Overnight at Shira Camp (12,500 feet, 6-7 hours of walking).

Day 3
Barranco Camp: Draw nearer the peak as we pass the Lava Tower. The trek becomes a bit more strenuous as the trail becomes steeper on the approach to our overnight stop at Barranco Camp (13,800 feet, 5-6 hours of walking).

Day 4
Karanga Valley Camp: The day begins with a descent into the Gorge, before climbing its eastern wall with views of Kilimanjaro's ice fields, an equatorial anomaly. We will continue trekking until we reach our camp in Karanga Valley (13,900 feet, 4-5 hours of walking).

Day 5
Barafu Camp: Trek up through the Karanga Valley, following the lava ridge to the Barafu camp (15,500 feet, 6-7 hours of walking), for overnight.

Day 6
Mweka Camp: Just after midnight, begin the attempt on the summit attempt, passing between the Rebmann and Tarzel glaciers to the rim at Stella Point. As dawn nears, summit at Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa at 19340 feet. Uhuru will be the culmination of – and the reward for 6 to 7 hours of strenuous hiking. Descend back to Barafu Camp, resting for a while before continuing our descent to Mweka Camp (9,840 feet, 3-4 hours of walking on the descent).

Day 7
Park Gate & transfer to Arusha Make the final descent to the park gate, a walk of about 3 or 4 hours. After farewells to the guide and porters, we'll drive to Arusha for overnight at Arusha Tourist Inn.

Day 8
We recommend a Lodge Safari in the Serengeti or relax on the white beaches and warm seas of Zanzibar

Trip Highlights

Maximum Kilogram for this route is 15kg per person

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