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7 Day Mt Kilimanjaro Machame Route

7 Day Mt Kilimanjaro Machame Route

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Machame Route is approaching the summit through the forest from the west and joins the other trekking routes before traversing beneath the southern ice fields of Kibo. The rainforest is extremely beautiful.

Machame route is a best choice for people who want to enjoy a scenic hike on a challenging route in the shortest amount of time.Is popularly known as the Whiskey route, begins at Kilimanjaro climbing Machame Gate, and you can takes 7 days or 6 days for the best acclimatization the machame route located in the southern base of mountain, within its green, abundant rainforest.

7 Days
5+ Age
  • Destination
  • Departure
    Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • Departure Time
    You, with our experienced safari guides will depart from Arusha at 07:30 AM with picnic lunch to Machame Camp
  • Return Time
    Approximately 1:00 PM of the 7th day so that you can catch your flight to get back home.
  • Dress Code
    It is important to pack clothes for warm days and cool evenings, as well as a warm jacket for early morning game drives. Light, quick-drying, practical clothes are advisable for this safari trip.
  • Included
    7 Day Mt Kilimanjaro Machame Route
    Porters- a minimum of 2 per client.
    6 days Kilimanjaro trek- Machame.
    Transfer to / from the Mountain
    All meals and accommodations during safari. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
    Transfers to and from the Airport.
    Departure Taxes
    Entry Fees
    Personal Guide
    Breakfast
  • Not Included
    Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)
    Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
    Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival
    Expenses of personal nature such as laundry, beverages, etc.
    All tipping or gratuities (Highly recommended)
    Optional Serengeti Balloon safari $520pp
    Optional Maasai Village visit ($50 per vehicle)
    International flights from home and back
    Bottle of water per day.
    Game drives as per the Itinerary.
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Day 1: Kilimanjaro International Airport - Hotel in Arusha
Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport; where you will be welcomed by one of our Safari Guide and he will transfer you to your hotel in the beautiful city of Arusha.
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Day 2: Transfer to gate hike - Machame camp (2850 m)
Departure from Arusha will be at around 7:30 am for Machame gate (ca. 4 hrs transfer), where you will complete the entry formalities and have lunch. You start trekking through dense mountain rain forest to Machame camp, located just above the forest zone, in the heather zone, with views of the summit. 5-7 hrs trekking. Accommodation: Machame camp (B, L, D)
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Day 3: Machame - Shira2 camp (3810 m)
Trek up a steep path leading into the more arid moorland, passing tall grass, rocks and bearded heather. Continue through an eery landscape of lava rocks, caves and foamy streams framed by exotic plants until you reach the Shira plateau, where camp is set. 5-6 hrs trekking. Accommodation: Shira 2 camp (B, L, D)
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Day 4: Shira 2 Camp (3,810 m/ 12,500 ft) to Lava Tower (4630 m / 15,190 ft) - Barranco Camp (3,976 m / 13,044 ft)
6 – 7 hrs trekking Habitat : Alpine Desert. After breakfast, you will hike east up steepening path above the highest vegetation towards Kilimanjaro?s looming mass. After several hours, you walk through a rocky landscape to reach the prominent landmark called Lava Tower at 4,630 m / 15,190 ft. This chunky remnant of Kilimanjaro?s earlier volcanic activity is several hundred feet high, and the trail passes right below it. For extra credit, the sure footed can scramble to the top of the tower. After a lunch stop near Lava Tower, descend for 2 hours below the lower cliffs of the western breach and breach wall to Barranco camp at 3,976 m / 13,044 ft. There are numerous photo opportunities on this hike, especially if the walls are festooned with ice. Barranco Camp is in a valley below the Breach and great Barranco Walls, which should provide you with a memorable sunset while you wait for your dinner. On this day, be careful to notice any signs of altitude sickness.
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Day 5: Barafu camp Uhuru Peak (5895 m) descend - Mweka camp (3068 m)
A hot drink will arrive very early this morning. A midmight wake-up call will be the start of a juggernaut (12-17 hrs of trekking). At around 1 am, you start trekking; temperatures usually range from just below freezing at midnight to seomwhere between -12 deg. C (10 deg. F) to -23 deg. C (-10 F.) on the summit just before dawn. The winding path of endless switchbacks will slowly take form and shape in the shadows of the Ratzel and Rebman glaciers at early dawn and behind you the spires of Mawenzi are silouhetted against the red glow of the sun rising behind the clouds. After about 6 hrs of slowly walking uphill, you arrive at the edge of the crater: Stella Point, at 19,000 ft (5790 m) on the crater rim, is the end of the steep part of the hike. From here, it's a gentle slope to Uhuru Peak (ca. 1 hr), the true summit of Kili at 19,340 ft (5896 m). The strength it takes to ascend this final piece is for many monumental. After a short time at the summit, we start descending. The path goes down a steep scree slope back to Barafu Camp for some rest, before you have to summon your strength again to descend further to Mweka Camp for the last night on the mountain. Accommodation: Mweka camp (B, L, D)
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Day 6: Final Mweka camp (3068 m) descend Transfer to Arusha
Its an easy 2-3 hours trek through rain forest to go down the final parts of the trail back to the Mweka Gate. After receiving your certificates, lunch and saying goodbye to many of your crew, later in the afternoon, return to Arusha, Accommodation in Arusha (BB)

TOUR LOCATION

Kilimanjaro International Airport - Machame camp - Shira2 camp - Lava Tower - Barranco Camp - Barafu camp (Uhuru Peak) - Mweka camp

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