Climb Kilimanjaro 6 Days Machame Route - Moshi

Overview

Machame Route:Machame route is our most popular and successful route leading to the summit of Kilimanjaro. Hikers sleep in tents which are carried up the mountain by porters. The Machame route is a very scenic and beautiful route, which can be completed in 6 days, though we recommend hiking the route in 7 days, allowing for more time to acclimatize. The key to the success of the Machame route is its topography, allowing hikers to climb high and sleep low, helping towards better acclimatization.

Details about this tour

Itinerary
Day 1: Moshi to Machame Gate to Machame Camp
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
. Once you arrive, wait at the gate while we register your climb and the porters and guides make final preparations. Your first day's destination is Machame Camp. Each day, porters and cooks will walk ahead to set up the camp in time for your arrival. On the first day, hike through the moss-covered trees of Kilimanjaro's cloud forest. The forest will thin at the end of the hike and vegetation will change to include heathers, tall grasses and wildflowers. If the weather is clear, view the surrounding area and your ultimate destination, Kibo Peak.
Duration: 6 hours
Meals included:
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Accommodation will at Machame Camp
Day 2: Machame Camp to Shira Cave.
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Our route continues on up through the forest until we reach the steep ascent onto the Shira Plateau, where there are rewarding views of the mountain. Looking back, you will be able to see Mt Meru rising high above Arusha town in the distance.
Duration: 5 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Accommodation will be at Shira Camp
Day 3: Shira Cave to Barranco
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Walking now on high moorland, the landscape changes the entire character of the trek. We traverse the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, passing underneath the Lava Tower and the final section of the Western Breach and finally reach camp The day has been spent at altitude (up to 4600m), but we have followed the mountaineering code of walk high, sleep low to aid your bodys acclimatization to altitude.
Duration: 8 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Accommodation will be at Barranco Camp
Day 4: Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Our day starts by descending into the Great Barranco, a huge ravine. We then exit steeply, up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo. Its a climb over rock, not technical, but long and tiring. Passing underneath the Heim and Kersten glaciers, we head towards the Karanga valley, which is our last stop for fresh water before the summit. Scree now forms the terrain as we walk through arid and desolate land towards Barafu camp.
Duration: 8 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Accommodation will be at Barafu Camp
Day 5: Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peark to Mweka Camp
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
We start off at around midnight, and walk steeply upwards to the summit glaciers. We will be climbing scree for 4 to 5 hours but gain incredible height over a short distance. The views are spectacular. We should be on the crater rim at Stella Point (5739m) as the first rays of the sun hit us. Spectacular ice cliffs within the crater surround us and the views to jagged Mawenzi peak and beyond are breathtaking. Another hours walking takes us to the summit, Uhuru Peak (5895m). We begin our descent by returning to Stella Point and then descending on scree slope and track back to Barafu Camp for breakfast, before finally heading down to Millennium Camp for a long well-earned rest.
Duration: 15 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Accommodation will be at Mweka Gate
Day 6: Mweka Gate to the arranged Hotel
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
After breakfast, finish the trek with a descent to Mweka Gate. Your last hike on Kilimanjaro is a beautiful one, passing through Kilimanjaro's cloud forest. Watch your step during the descent, as the trail can be slippery. A vehicle will take you back to your hotel in Moshi, where it is definitely time for celebration!
Duration: 4 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Accommodation included: Accommodation will be at your arranged Hotel

Inclusions

  • 5x Breakfast
  • 5x Dinner
  • 6x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 6 nights
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Not wheelchair accessible

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

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Cancellation Policy

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From
USD 2000
Per Person