6 DAYS KILIMANJARO - MACHAME ROUTE ITINERARY


Known as the "Whiskey" route, the Machame route is now the most popular route on the mountain. Compared with Marangu, the days on Machame are longer and the walks are steeper. The Machame route is considered a difficult route, and is better suited for more adventurous folks and those with some hiking or backpacking experience.

The route begins from the south, then heads east, traversing underneath Kilimanjaro's southern ice field before summiting. The minimum number of days required for this route is six days, although seven days is recommended. The Machame route is scenically beautiful and varied. However, due to the heavy crowds, it loses some of its spendor.

Day 0 : Pickup to Airport
You will be picked up from airport. From there you will go to the hotel in Moshi for an orientation on your trek. Your guides will be there to provide you with details on your trek and will also check your trekking gears.

Dinner and overnight at PANAMA GARDEN RESORT or similar hotel in Moshi

Day 1: Moshi-Machame gate-Machame Hut/camp.
In the morning transfer from your hotel to Machame Gate.This will take us one-hour drive. We will pick up the park passes, signing-in and weighing our luggages before heading off to the first camp. The firs section of the route climbs steadily and involves real jungle-bashing through magnificent forest. This start is a good introduction to Kilimanjaro and with prime examples of the forest that laces the foot of the mountain though is often wet and muddy underfoot. We will have our Dinner and overnight at Machame camp.(3100m)
Trekking Time:4-6 hours –Distance:9 km-Altitude Gain is 740
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 2: Machame camp-Shira Camp
The rout continues on up through the forest until we are at the steep ascent on the Shira Plateau,where there are rewarding views of the mountain. Looking back, you will see Mt.Meru rising high above Arusha town. We camp at Shira caves (3840m).We will have an evening walk of 100m high for altitude acclimatization(Walk high and sleep low).
Trekking Time:4-6-Distance:9 km-Altitude Gain: 740m
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 3: Shira Camp-Baranco Camp After breakfast we start a day by walking 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 at Barranco camp (3900m). The day has been spent at altitude (up to 4600m), but we have also followed the mountaineering code of 'walk high, sleep low' to avoid altitude sickness.
Trekking Time: 6-7hours-Distance: 15 km-Altitude Gain:60 m
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 4: Baranco Camp – Barafu Camp
Leave slowly crossing the floor of the great Barranco Valley and up the Barranco wall; continue the trek on the South Circuit path through the Karanga Valley. Then slowly trek (7 hours) to Barafu Hut (4600m). From Barafu you will have excellent views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. Barafu Hut is situated on an exposed and dangerous ridge, so it is necessary to familiarise yourself with the terrain before dark. We will have our dinner, rest and prepare for summit night.
Trekking Time: 7-8 Hours-Distance: 9km-Altitude Gain 800 m
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 5: Barafu Camp – Uhuru Peak (Summit)– Mweka/High Camp
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 are still feeling strong can make the 2hours round trip from here along the Crater rim to Uhuru Peak (5895m.), passing close to the spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area. The descend to Barafu campsite is surprisingly fast, and 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 crowded campsite. (11-14 hours walking)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 6: Mweka camp to mweka Gate
After breakfast, finish the trek with a descent to Mweka Gate. Your last hike on Kilimanjaro is a beautiful one, passing through Kilimanjaro's cloud forest. Watch your step during the descent, as the trail can be slippery. Our vehicles will be waiting at the lower station of Mweka Gate to take you back to Moshi.

At Mweka Gate gate you sign your name and details in a register book. This is also where successful climbers receive their summit certificates. Those climbers who reached Stella Point are issued with green certificates and those who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m), receive Golden certificates.
You now drive back to Moshi for a long overdue hot shower, dinner descent bed and celebrations!!
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch Included

Dinner and overnight at PANAMA GARDEN RESORT or similar hotel in Moshi



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INCLUDED IN THE PRICE PACKAGE

  • Private  Portable mobile  toilet with tent on the mountain

  • 2 Night Hotel accommodation in Moshi, a day before trek and a day after trek

  • Transportation to and from your selected route

  • Transfer from Airport/Bus station in Moshi on arrival and return to airport/Bus station after climb.

  • Quality, Waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tent

  • Quality Mess tents with table and chairs

  • Certified, experienced, English speaking mountain guides:

  • All Tanzanian National Park Fees

  • Government Climbing Taxes

  • Climbing permits

  • All hot Meals prepared by our cook while on Mountain

  • Guides, Porters and Cook Salaries

  • Fair and ethical treatment of Porters

  • Enough porters to carry your luggage

  • Safety Equipment:

  • Emergency Oxygen

  • Pulse Ox meter

  • Hot drinks at every meal

  • Water provided on climb, mineral water for the first day and boiled water every day

  • Emergency rescue fees

  • Personal Summit Certificate signed by the National Park and your Guide

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Personal items and toiletries

  • Tips for guides, porters and cook (this is a guide to tipping on the mountain

  • Tipping on Kilimanjaro from the trekking group (not per climber):

Guides: $20/day/guide

Cook: $15/day

Porter: $10/day/porter

N/B: Our Guides, cooks and Porters are always satisfied with your thanks giving (tip) you have and not beyond your ability.

  • International airfares and departure taxes

  • All items of person nature such as telephone call, fax, email etc

  • Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks

  • Laundry services

  • Visa and International flight tickets fees.

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  • We offer you a personal approach. We will listen to you precisely to what you want for your ideal vacation, and then we will give you various options tailored to your needs.

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  • We pay close attention to our clients’ safety because we recognize that safeties along with trust are essential for an enjoyable journey.

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. **Please note that we are completely flexible and able to customize your trip to suit your time, budget and interests. Any of the above itinerary can be adjusted to best suit you.

 

Safety:

Success is what we want during our trip. We are prepared for any urgent situation and also have in place a complete evacuation procedure in case of altitude sickness. We carry first aid supplies, supplement summit oxygen and Pulse Oximeters).
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