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6 Day Mt Kilimanjaro/ Climb, Machame Route

6 Day  Mt Kilimanjaro/ Climb, Machame Route

Program Highlights

Duration:  6 Days
Category:  Kilimanjaro Trekking
Destinations:  Mt Kilimanjaro via Machame Route
Major Attractions:

  •  Vegetation zones, Wildlife, Mt Kilimanjaro

Tour Guides Language:

  • English, Spanish, French, German, Italian
  • For other languages please send a special request prior to your safari -additional fee may apply.

Start in: Arusha/Moshi
End in: Arusha
Recommended Packing list: Camera with enough zoom and memory space and extra batteries, binoculars, light clothes, safari boot, mosquito repellents, sunhat, sunglasses with UV radiation filtering etc.

Additional note:

  • Porters will escort and guide you all your climbing along the mountain
  • Machame known as “Whiskey route” is very scenic, providing hikers with incredible views and varying landscapes

Itinerary Description

Day 0: Arrival, Tour Briefing and Resting

  • You will be picked up from the airport in Moshi (Kilimanjaro International Airport) and be transferred to the booked hotel in Arusha
  • Get the safari general briefing from the prepared safari consultant/guide
  • Dinner and overnight at the booked hotel in Arusha

Day 1: Registration at Machame Gate and climb through Montana forest

  • Perform registration formalities at Machame Gate
  • The climb starts from Machame gate (1800m) after a short walk through the attractive banana and coffee farms of Machame village
  • The path follows a ridge through dense Montana forest
  • This is the richest forested area on the mountain, and also the water on Kilimanjaro originates
  • On sunny days, and especially in the dry season is very lush and beautiful
  • It can also be a very muddy experience, particularly if it has rained recently
  • We have lunch at halfway clearing, a small opening in the trees, and continue climbing steadily

Day 2: Climb through Shira Camp

  • Our shorter day begins by climbing up a steep ridge to reach a small semicircular cliff known as picnic rock
  • There are excellent views of kibo and the jagged rim of Shira Plateau from here and it is a good rest point
  • The trail continues less steeply to reach the Shira Plateau
  • We camp near Shira Hut (3840m) which has some of the most stunning views on Kilimanjaro

Day 3: Kilimanjaro through Moorland Plateau

  • A morning of gentle ascent and panoramic views, leaving the moorland plateau behind to walk on lava ridges beneath the glaciers of the Western Breach
  • After lunch near lava camp (4540m) we descend to the bottom of the Great Barranco Valley (3900m), sheltered by towering cliffs and with extensive views of the plains far below

Day 4: Walking through Southern Ice Fields.

  • A steep climb up the Barranco wall leads us to an undulating trail on the south-eastern flank of Kibo, with superb vistas of the southern ice fields
  • Lunch is normally taken at camp, the last water point, in a steep valley
  • After lunch, the terrain changes to scree and we climb steeply to reach the Barafu Hut (4600m.) by mid afternoon
  • The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent before a very early night

Day 5: Climbing through Mawenzi and Uhuru Peak

  • We normally start our ascent by torchlight around midnight so that we can be up on the Crater rim by sunrise
  • The steeply climb over loose volcanic scree has some graded zigzags and a slow but steady pace will take us to Stella point (5735m.), in about 5-6 hours
  • We will rest there for a short time to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi
  • Those who are still feeling strong can make the 2hours round trip from here along the Crater rim to Uhuru Peak (5895m.)
  • The descends to Barafu campsite is surprisingly fast
  • After lunch and other refreshments, we continue to descend to reach our final campsite (3100m.)
  • Most of us will be too tired to notice the beauty of the forest surrounding the crowed campsite

Day 6: Climbing Retrace through Tropical Forest

  • A sustained descend on a well maintained trail through lovely tropical forest alive with birdcalls and boasting lush undergrowth with considerable botanical interest
  • We will start our route to the National Park Gate at Mweka (1650m.) and on through coffee and banana farms to Mweka village
  • We will be transferred to Arusha for dinner and overnight stay

 

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Tour Code: NSBS201

6 Day Mt Kilimanjaro/ Climb, Machame Route

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