Machame route 7 days is adventure climbing Kilimanjaro trip with highest success rate summiting Kilimanjaro. When you get a night at Karanga camp, it is good rest to increase hike to summit Kilimanjaro. You just increase a little cost for more value
Kilimanjaro trek. Experienced mountaineers can summit through Arrow glacier, but normal people hike to summit through Barranco, Karanga, Barafu camps to summit, just easier way.
Machame route is one of Kilimanjaro trekking trails designated and officially recognized to be safe and high security for hiking Kilimanjaro to the summit.
Advantages of choosing to climb Kilimanjaro through machame route are that has best chance
for acclimatization, has beautiful scenery and has high success rates.
Machame route itinerary- travel schedule
DAY 1: Machame gate to MACHAME camp.
After breakfast you depart by vehicle to Kilimanjaro. At the gate your crew finalize packing
and after finishing with formalities you start of from Machame gate. Today's hiking is through verdant afro montane forest to Machame camp and on route you have a picnic lunch. Look out for pretty endemic flora and a gradation of forest zones --Overnight Machame
Camp (breakfast - lunch – dinner.
DAY 2: from machame camp to shira camp.
From Machame camp you hike to Shira Camp. The first section is relatively steep and altitude is gained rapidly. A picnic lunch is taken on trail today. The zone you
pass through today is known as the heath zone where attractive wild flowers and lobelia plants become apparent. Various geologic features can be seen today from lava tubes to glacial valleys--Overnight Shira Camp (breakfast - lunch - dinner)
Shira camp to Barranco Camp.
Today is a walk high sleep low day. You ascend into alpine desert and for those that are feeling strong you can even head up to Lava Tower before descending to Barranco camp. Lunch is taken as a picnic lunch on route. This
is long day but note that the next time you head to this altitude is in two days time - great acclimatization day---Overnight Barranco Camp (breakfast - lunch - dinner)
DAY 4: Barranco camp.
From Barranco camp, famous for its' giant
groundsels, you ascend the Barranco wall and hike glacial valleys to Karanga camp. Today is a relatively short day hiking and lunch is taken at Karanga camp. In the afternoon a walk can be taken with your guides for great views of the Southern walls of Kibo
and deep glacial valleys---Overnight Karanga Camp (breakfast - lunch - dinner)
DAY 5: Barranco camp to Barafu camp.
Today is another half day ascending to Barafu camp. Once again lunch is taken in camp allowing plenty of time to
relax before the summit bid. Desolate alpine desert and at times strong winds rip over this camp and yet in the evening splendid views of Mawenzi peak are the norm. A relatively early dinner is taken before heading to rest for the evening---Overnight Barafu
Camp (breakfast - lunch - dinner)
DAY 6: Barafu camp Kilimanjaro summit/kibo peak – Mweka.
Most people depart just before midnight for the final summit bid. Patience and persistence is the name of game to reach the summit
and by dawn as the first rays of light start to appear, most arrive near the rim. Ascending via Stella Point affords a relatively short final section to Uhuru peak, the Roof of Africa! What goes up must come down and your goal today is to reach Mweka camp.
Have overnight Mweka Camp (breakfast - lunch - dinner)
DAY 7: Mweka to Arusha or Moshi
After breakfast you descend once again through montane forest and around mid day after saying farewell to your crew, you are picked up and transfer
back to your hotel for a leisure. Then have overnight the Hotel (breakfast - lunch - dinner).
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