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Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro using Machame Route

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Day 1: Drive from Moshi to the Mount Kilimanjaro National Park gate

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
The Drive from Moshi to the Mount Kilimanjaro National Park gate takes about 50 Minutes. The Journey Passes through the village of Machame which is located on the lower slopes of the mountain. Once we reach the park gate, climbers are requested to make their final preparations for the climb. Porters will be seen arranging their packs containing the food, water, gas cookers and other equipment. Make sure you have all your day pack items with you as the porters travel very quickly. The guides will be pleased to assist with any additional information. We now leave the park gate and walk through the rain forest on a winding trail to the first uniport hut which is located at an altitude of (3048 m) we continue a short distance until we reach the Machame hut. Here we make camp, rest, enjoy our dinner and overnight. We have now reached an altitude of (3100m)
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Machame hut

Day 2: Machame hut (3100 m) - River gorge at (3658 m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
After breakfast we leave the Glades of the Rain Forest and continue on an ascending path, crossing the little valley walking along a steep rocky ridge, covered with heather, until the ridge ends. The route now turns west onto a river gorge at (3658 m) time for a rest, dinner and overnight at the Shira Hut camp site.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at the Shira Hut camp site.

Day 3: The Shira Plateau (3658 m) -The Barranco hut at an altitude of (3950 m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
From the Shira Plateau we continue to the East passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue our direction changes to South East towards the Lava Tower, called ‘The Sharks Tooth) shortly after the tower we come to the second junction which brings us up to the arrow glacier. We have now reached an altitude of (3876 m). we now continue down to the Barranco hut at an altitude of (3950 m) here we rest, enjoy dinner and camp overnight.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Barranco hut camp

Day 4: Barranco hut (3950 m) - Barafu hut (4600 m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
After breakfast we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge passing the Barranco wall passing through the Karanga valley and the junction which connects with the Mweka trail. We continue to the Barafu hut which is located at an altitude of (4600 m) here we make camp. Rest enjoy dinner and overnight. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are to be seen from this position.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Barafu hut camp

Day 5: Barafu hut (4600 m) - Uhuru Peak (5895) - Barafu hut (4600 m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
An early start for the ascent to the rim of the Kibo Crater between the Rebmann and Ratzel Glaciers, (4 hours); the last section before the rim can sometimes be snow-covered and an ice-axe or ski stick is useful for balance. From here a further hour leads to Uhuru Peak, from where there are often fine views of Meru to the west and the jagged peak of Mawenzi to the east. Descend to the Barafu Hut for a rest and lunch before continuing on down to camp at Mweka Hut in the giant heather zone on the forest edge. Those with energy on the summit may wish to descend to the Reutsh Crater and visit the dramatic ice pinnacles of the Eastern Icefields.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Barafu hut camp

Day 6: Barafu hut (4600 m) - Mweka Park gate

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
After breakfast we continue the descent (3-4 hours) down to the Mweka Park gate and then drive back to Moshi. Overnight at your hotel.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Four Points by Sheraton Arusha, The Arusha Hotel, Fire Road, Clocktower Roundabout, Plot 2, Arusha 23100, Tanzania

Traveler pickup is offered
The driver guide or tour leader will be waiting for you outside the airport's Arrival area.

Airports

  • Kilimanjaro International Airport, Kilimanjaro Airport Rd, Tanzania
Departure Time
8:30 AM
Duration
6 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 5x Breakfast
  • 5x Dinner
  • 6x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 5 nights
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
Exclusions
  • Climbing gear
  • Oxygen Tank
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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kelvinmollel
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
10
Very impressed
I was recommended by a friend for a short honeymoon trip with my wife to the park and they suggested I should go
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432
A ‘Luxurious but Affordable’ tour operator
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20
It was not just a holiday but an adventure
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10
A day to Remember
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