Machame Route

Machame Route

Machame route is regarded as the most scenic of the trails up Kilimanjaro. You ascend gradually through the forest till you emerge onto the Moorland of Shira Plateau, from which there are superb views of the Kibo Peak and the Great Western Breach. Travellers through Machame route.

Day 1-8 | Tanzania

Day 2 Machame Gate - Machame Camp

Start: Machame Gate (1,800 m)
Finish: Machame camp(3,000 m)
Altitude: 12, 520ft
Walking time: 7h


Day 3 Machame Camp - Shira Camp

Start: Machame camp (3,000 m)
Finish: Shira Camp (3,800 m)
Altitude:  15, 520ft
Walking time: 5-6h


Day 4 Shira - Barranco

Start: Shira camp(3,800 m)
Finish: Horombo Hut (3,950 m)
Altitude: 
Walking time: 6h


Day 5 Barranco camp - Karanga valley camp

Start: Baranco Camp (3,950 m)
Finish: Karanga valley (3,995 m)
Altitude:  10k m
Walking time: 4-5hrs

Day 6 Karanga valley - Barafu hut

Start: Karanga Hut (3,950 m)
Finish: Barafu hut (4,600 m)
Altitude: 4km
Walking time: 4-5hrs



Day 7 Barafu Hut - Uhuru Peak - Mweka

Start: Barafu Hut (4,600 m)
Finish: Uhuru Peak (5,895 m)

Descending: Mweka (3,100 m)
Altitude:  17km
Walking time: 11- 14hrs

 

Day 7 Mweka Camp - Mweka Gate

Start: Mweka camp (3,100 m)
Finish: Uhuru Peak (1,640 m)
Walking time: 3-4hrs

Day 1 Kilimanjaro Airport – Moshi

On arrival at the airport you are personally met by one of our drivers and transferred to Moshi 45minutes away from Kilimanjaro international airport, check in and overnight. 


Day 2 Moshi – Machame gate (1,800 m) – Machame camp (3,000 m)

In the morning 08.00am after breakfast you will meet with your guide for briefing, then you departs to Machame gate 40min drive. Arrive to the Machame Gate, introduction to your guide and the whole crew then do the registration at the park’s gate. After registration is done you start climb {Hiking/Trekking} through rain forest with picnic lunch for approximately 4 to 5 hrs where you arrive to the Machame Hut. Later afternoon walk up to a little higher altitude then you return to Machame Hut for dinner and overnight. 


Day 3 Machame camp (3,000 m) – Shira Camp(3,800 m)

After breakfast, start climb through short Savannah, forest and other vegetation for approximately 4 to 5hrs, with picnic lunch en route before arriving in the afternoon at the Shira Hut, dinner and overnight at Shira hut. 
Walking Duration: 4-6hrs, 5km
All meals are included (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner


Day 4 Shira camp (3,800 m) – Barranco (3,950 m)

After breakfast a slow walk through semi glacier and sandy areas with picnic lunch 3
to 4 hrs before arriving at the Barranco Hut for dinner and overnight. 
Walking duration: 6-8hrs, 10km
All meals are included (breakfast, lunch and dinner)


Day 5 Barranco camp (3,950 m) – Karanga valley camp(3,995 m) - Acclimitization day

A day of acclimatization with a walk to Karanga Valley Camp (3963 m)
Walking duration: 4-5hrs, 5km
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner


Karanga Valley (3995m) - Barafu Hut (4600m)

After breakfast, with picnic lunch enroute climb through glaciers for approximately
4 to 5 hours before arriving the Barafu Hut for dinner and overnight. 
Walking duration: 4-5hrs, 4km
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner


Barafu Hut (4600m) - Uhuru Peak (5895m) - Mweka (3100m)

An early wakeup call around 01.00hrs for preparation and light breakfast before starting final ascent to the summit i.e. either the Stella Point reached in approximately 5 to 6 hrs and a further ascent to the Uhuru Peak reached in another approx 45minutes. After signing and short rest at barafu hut descend via the Gilman’s Point down to Mweka hut for an hours rest with light breakfast then descent down for dinner and overnight at Mweka hut. 
Walking duration: 11-14hrs, 17km

Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner


Mweka Camp(3100) – Mweka Gate(1640m)

Descend from Mweka hut to the park gate from where you are transferred back to your hotel for a well deserved shower
Walking duration: 3-4hrs, 10km

Breakfast



Price Include
Kilimanjaro trekking according to the itinerary
Professional, English-speaking guide
Mountain crew (cook & porters)
Overnight stays in hotels and mountain tents
Camping equipment (tents, sleeping mats, chairs, tables etc.)
Meals according to the itinerary
Drinking water
All national park fees
All mentioned transfer

Price exclude
Sleeping bag
Flights
Alcoholic and soft drinks
Visa fees
Tips
Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
Travel insurance

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