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Machame Route - 6 days, Kilimanjaro

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Day 1 - Hotel to Machame Camp
Drive from Moshi to Machame Gate takes about 45 minutes. The journey passes through the village of Machame which is located on the lower slopes of the mountain.
We depart the park gate and walk through the rain forest on a winding trail up a ridge. At lower elevations the trail can be muddy and slippery. Gaiters and trekking poles are a good idea here. We continue a short distance until we reach the Machame Camp.
Day 2 - Machame Camp to Shira Camp
After breakfast we leave the glades of the rain forest and continue on an ascending path, crossing the valley along a steep rocky ridge. The route now turns west onto a river gorge until we arrive at the Shira campsite.
Day 3 - Shira Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp
From the Shira Plateau we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. Shortly after the tower we come to the second junction which goes to the Arrow Glacier. Although you end the day around the same elevation as when you began, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.
Day 4 - Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp
After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge up the Barranco Wall (elev 4250m/13,900ft), through the Karanga Valley (elev 4050m/13,250ft) to the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. You have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp with views of the summit in the distance.
Day 5 - Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Camp
Very early in the morning (midnight to 2 am), we continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. You head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. At Stella Point you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see. Faster hikers may view the sunrise from the summit.
From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all the way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. Once at Uhuru Peak you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa!
From the summit we begin our descent by continuing straight down to the Mweka Camp, stopping at Barafu for lunch. You may want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. We arrive at Mweka Camp and enjoy our last evening on the mountain.
Day 6 - Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate to Hotel
After breakfast we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Monkey Adventures vehicle will be waiting for you at Mweka gate to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi (around 60 minutes).
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I did my climb to Kilimanjaro in July this year with my guide Attley. The whole experience was fabulous. Service and the team were highly professional and very helpful on every step. The amount and variety of food they provide is spectacular and my chef...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great experience, great staff. Everything was so well organized and reliable. Isaac (Esaac Moise, I think), the main guide, is very experienced and thoughtful.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I finished 6 days Machame Route Kilimanjaro trekking with Monkey Adventures (solo) in July 2019Overall service was extremely impressive. I’ve never done trekking much but, for me, It was far beyond my expectation; the food, the tents, services --everythings. The guide, Frank, was very professional,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank you to our guide, Emmanuel, and his team. If anyone is looking to do Kilimanjaro trek, you would be regret not to choose Emmanuel as your guide leader. It would be inpossible for us to reach to the top without his assistance. You've made...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a 6 days Machame route with Monkey Adventures and the crews were unbelievable. We were very happy with this team. They are so kind and very good take caring us. Thank you so much to our lovely and professionally guide, Emmanuel who lead...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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