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Kilimanjaro Climb Machame route 6 days

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Day 1: Machame Gate (1490 m) - Machame camp (2980 m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Machame Gate (1490 m) - Machame camp (2980 m), Hiking time: 7 hours,

Distance: About 18 km's - Habitat: Montane forest.

Your day starts early with a briefing, followed by breakfast and a 45-minute drive from Moshi (910m) to the Machame village (1490m). The guides and porters prepare and pack the supplies and your equipment in the village. Depending on the condition of the road, it is possible to drive from the village to the Machame gate, but if not, the muddy 3 km walk will take about 1 hour to complete. After registering at the gate office, you start your ascent and enter the rainforest. You will receive a lunch pack at the gate and you can also drink bottled water you bought at Springlands Hotel in Moshi. There is a possibility of rain in the forest, which will transform the trail into a very soggy, muddy and slippery experience. In the evening the porters will boil drinking and washing water and the cook will prepare dinner before you retire to your tent for the night. Night temperatures can already drop to freezing point at Machame campsite. Machame Gate (1490 m) - Machame camp (2980 m), Hiking time: 7 hours,

Distance: About 18 km's - Habitat: Montane forest.

Your day starts early with a briefing, followed by breakfast and a 45-minute drive from Moshi (910 m) to the Machame village (1490 m). The guides and porters prepare and pack the supplies and your equipment in the village. Depending on the condition of the road, it is possible to drive from the village to the Machame gate, but if not, the muddy 3 km walk will take about 1 hour to complete. After registering at the gate office, you start your ascent and enter the rainforest. You will receive a lunch pack at the gate and you can also drink bottled water you bought at Springlands Hotel in Moshi. There is the possibility of rain in the forest, which will transform the trail into a very soggy, muddy and slippery experience. In the evening the porters will boil drinking and washing water and the cook will prepare dinner before you retire to your tent for the night. Night temperatures can already drop to freezing point at Machame campsite
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Accommodation is in tented camp

Day 2: Machame camp (2980m) - Shira camp (3840m),

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
You rise early at Machame camp and after breakfast, you climb an hour or so to the top of the forest and then for 2 hours at a gentler gradient through the moorland zone. After a short lunch and rest, you continue up a rocky ridge onto the Shira plateau. By now you will be able to see in an easterly direction, the Western Breach with its stunning glaciers. You are now due west of Kibo and after a short hike, you will reach the Shira campsite at 3 840m. The porters will boil drinking and washing water, before serving dinner. The night at this exposed camp will even be colder than the previous night, with temperatures dropping to well below freezing.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Accomodation is in shira camp

Day 3: Shira (3840m)-Lava Tower (4630m)-Barranco camp (3950m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Shira (3840m)-Lava Tower (4630m)-Barranco camp (3950m), Hiking time: 7 Hrs, Distance: About 15 km's - Habitat: Semi-desert

The route now turns east into a semi desert and rocky landscape surrounding Lava Tower, where you reach an altitude of 4630m after about a 5 hours walk. Lunch is served in a designated area before ascending the rocky scree path to Lava Tower (4630m). Definitely the toughest day so far. It is normally at this point, where for the first time, some climbers will start to feel symptoms of breathlessness, irritability, and headaches. After lunch, you descent again by almost 680m to the Barranco camping area and after reaching the high altitude of 4600m at Lava Tower, the true acclimatization benefit of this day becomes clear. This descent to Barranco camp takes about 2 hours and offers great opportunities to take some beautiful photographs of the Western Breach and Breach Wall. The camp is situated in a valley below the Breach and Great Barranco Wall, which should provide you with a memorable sunset while you wait for the preparation of your dinner and overnight at Barranco Campsite.

Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Accommodation is at Barranco camp

Day 4: Barranco to Karanga Valley - Barafu camp (4550m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Barranco to Karanga Valley - Barafu camp (4550m), Hiking time: 7 hours

Distance: About 13 km's - Habitat: Alpine desert

Totally exposed to the ever-present gales the tents are pitched on a narrow, stony, and dangerous ridge. Make sure that you familiarize yourself with the terrain before dark to avoid any accidents. The summit is now a further 1345m up and you will make the final ascent the same night. Prepare your equipment, ski stick and thermal clothing for your summit attempt. This should include the replacement of your headlamp and camera batteries and make sure you have a spare set available as well. To prevent freezing it will be wise to carry your water in a thermal flask. Go to bed at round about 19h00 and try to get some precious rest and sleep for not more than 5 Hours
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: accomodation is at barafu camp

Day 5: Barafu camp (4550m)-Uhuru Peak (5895m)-

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
SUMMIT/DESCENT ATTEMPT

Barafu camp (4550m)-Uhuru Peak (5895m)-Mweka (3100m), Hiking time: 8 hours to reach Uhuru Peak, 7/8 hours to descend to Mweka, Distance: About 7 km's ascent - 23 km's descent, Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit.

You will rise around 23h30, and after some tea and biscuits you shuffle off into the night. You will head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This 6-hour walk to Stella point is for many climbers, mentally and physically the most challenging on the route. At Stella Point (5685m) you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see (weather permitting). From Stella Point, you will normally encounter snow all the way on your 2-hour ascent to Uhuru Peak. The time you will spend on the summit will depend on the weather conditions. Do not stop here for too long, as it will be extremely difficult to start again due to cold and fatigue. Enjoy your accomplishment and a day to remember for the rest of your life. The walk back to Barafu from the summit takes about 3 hours. Here you will have a well earned but short rest and collect the rest of your gear, before heading down to Mweka Camp (3100m) for Dinner and Overnight.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: accomodation is at mweka camp

Day 6: Mweka camp (3100m)- Mweka Gate (1980m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Mweka camp (3100m)- Mweka Gate (1980m)

Hiking/Descend time: 3 hours,

Distance: About 15 km's Habitat: Forest

After Breakfast, From the Mweka Gate, you will continue down into the Mweka village, normally a muddy and long hour walk. In the Mweka village drive to the Hotel and you will be served a delicious hot lunch!! You now drive back to Moshi for a long overdue hot shower, Overnight in Springlands hotel. It is recommended and tips are highly appreciated at the end of their trip. Tips can be given to the Guide at the Hotel. This is also where successful climbers receive their summit certificates. Those climbers who reached Stella Point (5685m) are issued with green certificates and those who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m) receive gold certificates.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: accomodation is at your hotel
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Important Information
Departure Point
Mount Kilimanjaro, Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Traveler pickup is offered
You will be picked at kili cottage hotel at 8:30 AM
Departure Time
8:30 AM
Duration
6 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 6x Breakfast
  • 6x Dinner
  • 6x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 6 nights
  • Return transportation from Moshi to/from the starting/finishing point on the mountain
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Qualified guides with mountain crew
  • Mess tent (for dining) / Mini camping chairs / Tables / Candles
  • Rescue Fees
  • Guides, porters, cook, waiter salaries
  • Guides, porters, waiter, cook accommodation and entry fees on the mountain
Exclusions
  • Emergency oxygen
  • Visas
  • Items of personal nature
  • Gear for your climb
  • Guides, Porters, Cook & Waiters tips
  • Meals and drinks not specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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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As complete novices, Trekking Hero made our Kilimanjaro experience as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. The team they have behind them are very professional, experienced and down to earth. Everyone was looked after, the food was delicious and the guides very helpful and
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Response from almightykilimanjaro, Owner at Kilimanjaro Climb Machame route 6 days
Responded 31 Aug 2019
Thanks ,and see you again in Tanzania
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I received excellent support from knowledgeable and friendly guides that made this a memorable experience.
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Response from almightykilimanjaro, General Manager at Kilimanjaro Climb Machame route 6 days
Responded 28 Jul 2019
Thanks you Avi,
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