7 Days Machame Route Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro Climb - Moshi

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Details about this tour

Itinerary
Day 1: Machame Gate to Machame Camp
Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Machame Gate to Machame Camp
Elevation (ft): 5,400ft to 9,400ft
Distance: 11 km
Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
The drive from Moshi to the Mount Kilimanjaro National Park Gate takes about 50 minutes. The journey passes through the village of Machame which is located on the lower slopes of the mountain.
We now leave the park gate and walk through the rain forest on a winding trail up a ridge. Lower down, 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.

Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Machame camp
Day 2: Machame Camp to Shira Camp
Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Machame Camp to Shira Camp
Elevation (ft): 9,400ft to 12,500ft
Distance: 5 km
Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
Habitat: Moorland
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
After breakfast, we leave the glades of the rain forest and continue on an ascending path, crossing the little valley walking along a steep rocky ridge, covered with heather, until the ridge ends. The route now turns west onto a river gorge. Time for rest, dinner, and overnight at the Shira campsite.

Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Shira camp
Day 3: Shira Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp
Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Shira Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp
Elevation (ft): 12,500ft to 13,000ft
Distance: 10 km
Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
Habitat: Semi Desert
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
From the Shira Plateau, we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the "Shark's Tooth." Shortly after the tower, we come to the second junction which brings us up to the Arrow Glacier at an altitude of 16,000ft. We now continue down to the Barranco Hut at an altitude of 13,000ft. Here we rest, enjoy dinner, and overnight. Although you end the day at the same elevation as when you started, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.

Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Barranco camp
Day 4: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp
Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp
Elevation (ft): 13,000ft to 13,100ft
Distance: 5 km
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge passing the Barranco Wall, to the Karanga Valley campsite. This is a short day meant for acclimatization.

Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Karanga camp
Day 5: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
Elevation (ft): 13,100ft to 15,300ft
Distance: 4 km
Hikin g Time: 4-5 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
After breakfast, we leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the Barafu Hut. At this point, you have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest, enjoy dinner, and prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are to be seen from this position.

Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Barafu camp
Day 6: Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Hut
Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Hut
Elevation (ft): 15,300ft to 19,345ft (and down to 10,000ft)
Distance: 5 km ascent / 12 km descent
Hiking Time: 7-8 hours ascent / 4-6 hours descent
Habitat: Arctic
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Very early in the morning (midnight to 2am), 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. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek.
At Stella Point (18,600 ft), you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see (weather permitting). From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all they way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. At Uhuru Peak, you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. Faster hikers will see the sunrise from the summit.
From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for lunch. You will want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.

Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Mweka camp
Day 7: Mweka Camp to Moshi
Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Mweka Camp to Moshi
Elevation (ft): 10,000ft to 5,400ft
Distance: 10 km
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest
Meals: Breakfast
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. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).
From the gate, you continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet you at Mweka village to drive you back to hotel in Moshi.

Meals included:
Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Parkview Inn, a 3-star Hotel

Inclusions

  • 7x Breakfast
  • 6x Dinner
  • 6x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • 2 nights of accommodation in Moshi.
  • Private transport to & from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your accommodations in Moshi
  • Park entry fees,
  • Camping fees
  • Team Kilimanjaro Rescue fees
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services
  • Friendly and professional mountain guides, cook and porters
  • 3 hot meals daily while on the mountain
  • Enough treated & filtered drinking water throughout the trek
  • Portable oxygen tanks & ox meter
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Exclusions

  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for guides, porters and cook (this is a guide to tipping on the mountain
  • Flights
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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
From
USD 1900
Per Person