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6 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Machame Route Climb

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Day 1: Machame Gate (1830 m) - Machame Huts (3030 m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Walking distance: 8 km, Time: 3-5 hrs, Altitude gain= 840 m
Pick at 8:00am from hotel to Marangu gate(1,860 m) takes 2hrs. Registrations, meet your guide and porters then pack all equipments. Takes 1hrs to 2hrs.
Start Marangu Route walking through rain forest.
The path is wide a bit steep but the forest is amazing a real fairytale forest, lush and deep and green, albeit misty.
Lunch will be at a clearing near a stream. In 2hrs you will reach Machame Huts. Before the vegetation will change to the forest will open up.
Walking Highlights
• blue monkeys • colobus monkeys • Streams • colorful birdlife • lichens and mosses • variety of flowers
Machame Hut camps easily meets your needs in the best possible way. You can find frame mountain huts comprising of bunk bed at this hut or have at a camp with a tent and matress. At this place, all trekkers gather for the same purpose. You can interact with a lot of similar minded climbers
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Machame camp

Day 2: Machame Huts - New Shira Camp (3850 m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Walking distance: 5.5 km Time: 4-6 hours Altitude gain: 820 m
In the morning you will start walk through the forest. Soon their will be no more trees. In moorland the dominating plant is heather.
You will get good view of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. The vegetation offers more open views. Through the hills across a few dry creeks.
Lunch stop will be 2hrs to the Shira Camp. (No pressure during walking. It takes as long as it takes!)
Walking Highlights
• Hills • Kibo Peak • Mawenzi peak • colobus monkeys • giant senecios and loblelias • creeks
Shira camp is an open area where you will rest for today and have dinner and overnight at the camp. You will be provide with a tent accommodation.
Duration: 1 day 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Shira Camp

Day 3: New Shira Camp - Barranco Huts (3985 m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Walking distance: 10 km Time: 5-7 hours Altitude gain: 135 m.
In the morning you will start climbing up towards the Lava Tower, a 100 m/300 ft volcanic plug. Even the short heather disappears altogether to reveal the rocky ground of the lava ridges.
Lunch break near the Lava Tower you descend to the Barranco Valley. Sheltered by towering cliffs and is much greener.
The Barranco Camp the most spectacular campsite of this route, with fantastic views of Kibo, the Western Breach and the first of the southern glaciers.
This was an important day acclimatisation.
Walking Highlights
• Barranco Wall • Lava Tower • alpine desert • ridge • Mawenzi and Kibo peak•
The most spectacular camp in kilimanjaro because of the great views it has. Accommodation using tents at the camp.
Duration: 1 day 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Barranco Camp

Day 4: Barranco Huts - Karanga Camp (4040 m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Walking distance: 11 km Time: 8-10 hrs Altitude gain: 680 m
Early in the morning you will tackle the Barranco Wall for 1:30hrs. It is strenuous to climb and very steep.
The wall is exposed and you will use your hands to steady yourself, but you can pretty much walk all the way to the top and have a breathtaking view of kibo peak.
From there it's 2 hrs over volcanic scree to Karanga Valley where you will have lunch, it is a green oasis, albeit a cold, windy one.
After lunch the walk is short to Barafu camp but on steep path increasinlgy inhospitable landscape on the left will be Southern Glaciers.
Barafu Camp is perched on a ridge in a landscape of barren and bleak.
Walking Highlights
• Hills • Valley • Ridge • Barren and bleak landscape • creeks

Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Barafu Camp
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