Machame route Climbing mount Kilimanjaro trip
KILIMANJARO CLIMBING MACHAME 7DAYS/6NIGHTS
Machame route is one of scenic beauty Kilimanjaro route and hence best choice because is short and cheap than Lemosho. Machame route meets with Lemosho route at Shira plateau.
Acclimatization is important aspect when trekking Kilimanjaro. Acclimatization helps tourists adapt well to local Kilimanjaro weather and hence get success summiting. So choice of climbing Kilimanjaro in 7 days, will add more acclimatization and hence guarantee success summiting Kilimanjaro snow.
Machame route 7 Days detailed itinerary
DAY 1. - Machame Gate (1634 m/5,363 ft) to Machame camp. (2834 m/9,300 ft)
Drive to Machame gate the first day of 7 Days Machame route, after registration you begin your climb. Today is a nice leisurely hike through the tropical rain forest. As you pass through the rainforest, you are likely to spot colobus monkeys and wild birds’ .Dinner and Overnight at Machame camp.
DAY 2. – Machame camp (2834 m/9,300 ft) to Shira camp (3749 m/12,300 ft)
From the Machame Hut, you cross the stream onto its west bank and follow the path up the steep rocky ridge – criss-crossing a few times before reaching Shira camp, at the base of a semi-circular wall of rocks. Have dinner and overnight at Shira camp.
DAY 3. – Shira camp (3749 m/12,300 ft) to Barranco camp (3901 m/12,800 ft)
From Shira camp, you hike to Lava Tower (15,000’) to acclimatize and then proceed down to Barranco Camp via the Great Barranco Wall. Tonight’s camp is one of the best on the mountain. Have dinner and overnight at Barranco camp.
DAY 4. – Barranco camp (3900 m/12,800 ft) to Karanga Valley (3963 m/13,000 ft)
From Barranco camp, you climb up through the edge of great Barranco Wall. It’s a tough morning climb on a steep trail, but once you reach the top, the views are very rewarding. You can see some glacier like Heim and Furtwangler Have dinner and overnight at Karanga camp.
DAY 5. – Karanga Valley (3963 m/13,000
ft) to Barafu camp (4,600 m/15,091 ft)
Today is a shorter climb than the past few days, hiking up to the final camp before your last ascent day to the summit. You must get lots of rest as you will need all your energy for the climb to the roof of africa. Get dinner and over night at Barafu camp.
DAY 6. – Barafu Camp (4,600m/15,091 ft) to the Summit (5896 m/19,343 ft) and then to Mweka Camp (3100 m/10,170 ft)
You will start trekking early just after midnight, as the walk today will take 10 – 14 + hours. The 1,100-meter (3,600’) ascent in just over 3 km (1.86 miles) will take us about 6-8 hours, as you try to reach the summit to watch the sunrise over the Great Rift Valley. After watching the sunrise and taking enough pictures, you then start descending down the mountain to below the tree line. Have dinner and overnight at Mweka Camp.
DAY 7. – Mweka camp (3100 m/10,170 ft) to Mweka Gate (1828 m/6,000 ft)
On your final day, we will have a short three hour hike out, walking through the lush forest. You meet our driver with the vehicle at the Mweka park gate to drive back to Moshi. Have overnight at the Hotel.
Our Package includes
- Pick up from Kilimanjaro Airport and transfer to Hotel.
- 2 Nights accommodation at the Hotel
- Entry Park fees
- Park accommodation fees
- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner while on the Mountain
- Treated water while on the Mountain
- Professional English speaking Guide
- Porters and a Cook
- Return transfers to the park Gate
- Camping equipment where applicable
- Supplementary Oxygen
It does not include:
- Personal climbing equipment
- Personal Travel insurance
- Other items of personal nature
- Other items of personal nature
Note: Machame route 6 days is done by skipping Day 5.