7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Machame Route Climb - Moshi

Overview

Kilimanjaro climb on Lemosho Route is a premium trek designed for 6, 7 or 8 days. Climbing through different climate zones it starts on heaths and winds further across alpine meadows to ascend to the arctic zone near Uhuru Peak. The descent, in turn, passes through rainforest. All this makes this route the most scenic on Kilimanjaro. Lemosho Route offers the smoothest acclimatization and the highest success rates of 85%, 90% and 95% for 6, 7 and 8-day programs, respectively.The total distance covered on Lemosho Route is 46 kilometers (28.5 miles). We recommend this trail for those ready to pay a bit extra for high-altitude drop off by a vehicle. The best views on the mountain and increased chances of successful summiting come free of charge.

Details about this tour

Itinerary
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 Machame 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.
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 Hut
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!)
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: 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.
The most spectacular camp in Kilimanjaro because of the great views it has. Accommodation using tents at the camp.
Duration: 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.
Duration: 6 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Barafu Camp
Day 5: Karanga Camp - Barafu Huts (4680 m)
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Walking distance: 3.5 km Time: 4-5 hrs Altitude gain: 640 m
Today the walk is short but on steep path increasinlgy inhospitable landscape on the left will be Southern Glaciers. Lunch will be at Barafu Camp.
The advantage of the extra night at Karanga is give you plenty of time to rest, eat, acclimatise, recover and prepare for the summit attempt.
Barafu Camp is perched on a ridge in a landscape of barren and bleak.
Duration: 6 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Barafu Camp
Day 6: Summit (5895 m)
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Walking distance: 5.5 km(up) + 15 km Time: 10hrs
Wake up at 11.00 and 11.30 pm. Get ready with your gear and have break fast. Around midnight start the hike to the summit you will see strings of little lights for climbers ahead of you.
As steep as the slope is the path itself isn't that bad. Take all the time you need.
There are two landmarks that are resting points only minutes. Then 1:30hrs after leaving the cave rocks appear on the path a bit slippery called Jamaican Rocks. Its another 1:30hrs to reach Uhuru Peak.
Descend for Lunch at barafu camp. You have no choice but to pack up your gear and keep going 3hrs to the Millenium Camp or Mweka Huts.
Dinner and overnight at Millenium Camp or Mweka Huts.
Duration: 6 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Millenium Camp
Day 7: Horombo Huts - Marangu Gate
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
After beakfast you set continue descending down. The path is already known so its just getting down to the mweka gate.
At the gate you'll have to clear more formalities, but eventually you will say good bye to your guides and you climb into the vehicle waiting for you and be carried away to your hotel for hot showers and cold beers.
After a hard treck of kilimanjaro drive back to Arusha you will spend the night at Arusha tourist inn hotel.
Duration: 6 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Arusha Tourist Inn

Inclusions

  • 7x Breakfast
  • 7x Dinner
  • 7x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Sleeping bag
  • Bath towels
  • Drinking water and Wine
  • Other dietary requirements on request
  • Airport pickup and Drop-off
  • A professional driver/guide
  • Free Day tour on Request
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
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Exclusions

  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and gratitude for driver Guide and safari cook
  • Visas
  • All things of personal nature
  • International flights
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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

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

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers

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From
USD 2400
Per Person