6 Days Machame Route

Tanzania

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Overview

Start Your 6 Days Machame Route Journey. Climb Mount Kilimanjaro on a 6 days hike via Machame Route with us as a private climb according to your preferred travel dates and wishes. Our guides will lead you to the highest peak of Africa!

Included/Excluded

  • Quality, waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tents
  • All Park fees Airport transfers Rescue fees
  • Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy nutritious food
  • Emergency oxygen
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Clean, purified drinking water
  • Accommodation in tents and hotels as indicated in the itinerary
  • Camping equipment – tents, sleeping mattress and camping furniture
  • Portable toilet and toilet tent
  • Flights
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Tips Personal spending monies for souvenirs etc.

Tour Plan

DAY 1

You will be picked up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to your hotel in Moshi town; you will meet your guide who will brief you on your upcoming trek and do an equipment check to make sure you have all the necessary mountain gear. The missing gear can be rented on this day.

● Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

DAY 2

The drive from Moshi to the Machame Gate takes about 1 hrs. The journey passes through the village of Machame which is located on the lower slopes of the mountain. As we leave the park gate, we walk through the dense rain forest on a winding trail up a ridge until we reach the Machame Camp.

● Machame Gate to Machame Camp
● Elevation: 5,380 ft to 9,350 ft
● Distance: 11 km/7 miles
● Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
● Habitat: Rain Forest

DAY 3

We leave the glades of the rain forest and continue on an ascending path up to a steep, rocky ridge. On the Shira Plateau, we pass through heather and open moorlands, then cross a large river gorge to Shira Camp.

● Machame Camp to Shira Camp
● Elevation: 9,350 ft to 12,500 ft
● Distance: 5 km/3 miles
● Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
● Habitat: Heath

DAY 4

We continue to the east up a ridge and then head southeast towards the Lava Tower – a 300 ft tall volcanic rock formation. We descend down to Barranco Camp through the strange but beautiful Senecio Forest to an altitude of 13,000 ft. Although you begin and end the day at the same elevation, the time spent at higher altitude is very beneficial for acclimatization.

● Machame Camp to Shira Camp
● Elevation: 12,500 ft to 15,190 ft
● Distance: 7 km/4 miles
● Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
● Habitat: Alpine Desert

● Lava Tower to Barranco Camp
● Elevation: 15,190 ft to 13,044 ft
● Distance: 3 km/2 miles
● Hiking Time: 2-3 hours
● Habitat: Alpine Desert

DAY 5

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. It’s 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.

● Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp
● Distance: 8 km/5.3 miles
● Hiking Time: 7-8 hours
● Habitat: Arcti

DAY 6

The day is left free to wind down after the trek before your flight home. Depending on flight times you could go and explore Moshi town and grab some souvenirs before heading to the airport.

*Safari, Zanzibar and other add-ons are available if you wish to continue exploring Tanzania.

● Meals: Breakfast Included

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