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Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro using Machame Route

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Mount Kilimanjaro climbing tour using the Machame Route is the best way to experience the tallest and free standing mountain in Africa. This route is not going to make you exhausted and can be taken even by the ederly.

Itinerary Details

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Day 1 Drive from Moshi to the Mount Kilimanjaro National Park gate

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro

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. Once we reach the park gate, climbers are requested to make their final preparations for the climb. Porters will be seen arranging their packs containing the food, water, gas cookers and other equipment. Make sure you have all your day pack items with you as the porters travel very quickly. The guides will be pleased to assist with any additional information. We now leave the park gate and walk through the rain forest on a winding trail to the first uniport hut which is located at an altitude of (3048 m) we continue a short distance until we reach the Machame hut. Here we make camp, rest, enjoy our dinner and overnight. We have now reached an altitude of (3100m)

Duration: 24 hour

Day 2 Machame hut (3100 m) - River gorge at (3658 m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro

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 at (3658 m) time for a rest, dinner and overnight at the Shira Hut camp site.

Duration: 24 hour

Day 3 The Shira Plateau (3658 m) -The Barranco hut at an altitude of (3950 m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro

From the Shira Plateau we continue to the East passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue our direction changes to South East towards the Lava Tower, called ‘The Sharks Tooth) shortly after the tower we come to the second junction which brings us up to the arrow glacier. We have now reached an altitude of (3876 m). we now continue down to the Barranco hut at an altitude of (3950 m) here we rest, enjoy dinner and camp overnight.

Duration: 24 hour

Day 4 Barranco hut (3950 m) - Barafu hut (4600 m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro

After breakfast we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge passing the Barranco wall passing through the Karanga valley and the junction which connects with the Mweka trail. We continue to the Barafu hut which is located at an altitude of (4600 m) here we make camp. Rest enjoy dinner and overnight. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are to be seen from this position.

Duration: 24 hour

Day 5 Barafu hut (4600 m) - Uhuru Peak (5895) - Barafu hut (4600 m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro

An early start for the ascent to the rim of the Kibo Crater between the Rebmann and Ratzel Glaciers, (4 hours); the last section before the rim can sometimes be snow-covered and an ice-axe or ski stick is useful for balance. From here a further hour leads to Uhuru Peak, from where there are often fine views of Meru to the west and the jagged peak of Mawenzi to the east. Descend to the Barafu Hut for a rest and lunch before continuing on down to camp at Mweka Hut in the giant heather zone on the forest edge. Those with energy on the summit may wish to descend to the Reutsh Crater and visit the dramatic ice pinnacles of the Eastern Icefields.

Duration: 24 hour

Day 6 Barafu hut (4600 m) - Mweka Park gate

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro

After breakfast we continue the descent (3-4 hours) down to the Mweka Park gate and then drive back to Moshi. Overnight at your hotel.

Duration: 8 hour