6 Days Machame route
You will be picked and transferred to the accommodation in Arusha. Your guides will be introduced to you and they will check with the facilities you have for the trekking. If anything is missing you can buy or hire in Arusha but we recommend you come with all that you are requested to come with.
Day 1 of 6
Machame Gate to Machame Camp (1800m – 3000m)
After a drive to the Machame trail (1800m), you will start hiking through the lush lower slopes of Mt.Kilimanjaro.Slowly gaining altitude while admiring the diverse flora and fauna of the rain forest; you will arrive to your first campsite which is the Machame Camp, situated at 3000m above sea level.(Hiking time: 5-7hrs).Lunch at the half way to Machame Hut. Walking in the rain forest enjoy seeing the monkeys and different kinds of birds and flowers.
Day 2 of 6
Machame Camp to Shira Cave Campsite (3000m – 3800m)
A short distance walking but a bit steeper with our well trained guides you will be well instructed and soon you will be walking through the savannah, and continue up a gentler ascent through the lower alpine moorland, which is notable for beautiful wild alpine flowers and the unique Giant Lobelia and giant groundsel (senecio)plants.Traverse across the Shira Plateau west towards a river the gorge; If it is clear day,you will have direct views of Kibo,the peak and ultimate goal of your adventure.Here you’ll camp at Shira Cave Campsite,at 3840m,(Hiking time: 4-5hrs)hence lunch at Campsite. After a short rest from the lunch time you will hike up to Shira two Hut for acclimatization where you can meet other people from other routes like Lemosho and Shira route and to see the nice peak of Shira peak and Shira plateau. You will hike back to the Shira cave campsite for dinner and an overnight.
Day 3 of 6
Shira Cave Camp to Barranco Camp ( 3800m – 3950m)
Today we turn east and continue to climb ‘’pole pole ‘’ (slowly,slowly) through increasingly rocky and barren terrain. We have lunch and ascend the rockyscree path to the Lava Tower (4630m).From the Lava Tower,we descend steeply for 2hours,more than 600m,into the Great Barranco Valley.This descent affords fantastic views and some great photo opportunities of the Western Breach and Breach Wall.You will feel the benefits of this acclimatization day as we lose altitude down to the camp,situated at 3950m.(Hiking time: 7-8hrs)
Day 4 of 6
Barranco Camp 3950m / Karanga Camp 3950m (Barafu base camp for the 6 days climbers 4600m)
This is a day with the different options depending on the number of days chosen by the clients. For the seven days climbers they tackle the Great Barranco Wall – an imposing face above your camp.A steady climb up the eastern wall takes us just below the Heim Glacier,where we may have some an Awesome views of Mt.Kilimanjaro Uhuru peak.Our trail continues down into the alpine desert of the Karanga Valley. For the six days climbers,will go directly to Barafu Base camp while the seven days climbers will spend a night at Karanga Hut.
Day 5 of 6
Day-5 Karanga Hut to Barafu Base Camp (3930m – 4600m)
The very short hiking day of 3-4hrs to Barafu Base Camp walking in an Alpine desert where you will be able to see a great view of Kibo and Mawenzi peak.The lunch will be served at base camp and dinner today will be early as you need time to rest before the midnight summit hiking. You will start hiking to the summit around 12:00 midnight and get to the Kibo peak at the summit which is Uhuru peak 5895m which will be around 7:30 in the morning with the great sunrise view.Take photos and see the great view of Mount Meru,Northern ice field with the Crater. You will descend back to the base camp have lunch and a short rest before going down to the last camp (Millennium or Mweka Camp).
Day 6 of 6
Mweka Camp 3100m or Millennium Camp 3700m to Mweka Gate to Arusha
Enjoy the forest and higher oxygen levels of the slopes of Mt.Kilimanjaro as you complete this Adventure. Upon arrival atthe Mweka gate,successful hikers will receive their summit certificates.From the Mweka Gate you will continue down into the Mweka village for lunch, normally a muddy 1-hrs hike.At the Mweka gate you will meet our drive and after receiving your certificates and depart to Arusha. Upon arrival to Arusha in the afternoon,relax,or have that much-deserved shower.(Hiking time: From Millennium 4-5 while from Mweka Camp 3hrs).
You will be transferred to the airport ready for departure
|Number of Pax||2-3 pax||4-6 pax||7-14 pax|
|Price Per Person||$1,920||$1,770||$1,620|
|Ground transport for all the above days|
|Accommodation (two nights in Arusha Before and after the trekking) and all the night at Kilimanjaro|
|All park fees|
|Guides, porters and cooks salaries|
|Three meals a day|
|All other items of a personal nature|
|Tips to your guide|
|Soft drinks other than the mineral water|
|Person mountain gears such as sleeping bags, Rain gears( see list below)|
WHAT TO PACK
Below is the recommended packing list for a multi-day safari. Items numbered with a "+" can be adjusted upwards based on the number of safari days on your itinerary. Neutral colors are recommended to avoid attracting tsetse flies.
|1 - Waterproof Jacket, breathable with hood|
|1 - Soft Jacket, fleece or soft-shell, for cold temperatures at night|
|1+ Long Sleeve Shirt, for protection from the sun|
|1+ Short Sleeve Shirt, light-weight, moisture-wicking fabric|
|1+ Hiking Pants|
|1 - Shorts (optional)|
|1 - Bathing suit (optional)|
|1 - Bathing suit (optional)|
|2+ Underwear, moisture-wicking fabric recommended|
|1 - Brimmed Hat, for sun protection|
|1 - Bandana, Buff or Dust Mask, for face coverage for dust and sweat (optional)|
|1 - Hiking Boots or Shoes|
|1 - Sandals or Flip-Flops (optional)|
|2+ Socks, wool or synthetic,|
|1 - Sunglasses|
|1 - Neck Pillow, for napping in the vehicle (optional)|
|1 - Daypack, small|
|Insect Repellent, containing DEET|
|Face Mask (REQUIRED)|
|Hand Sanitizer (REQUIRED)|
|Headlamp or Flashlight|
|Camera, with zoom lens of 300mm or more (optional)|
|Electrical Outlet Adapter|
|Visa (available at JRO)|