The six days Mount Kilimanjaro climbing via Machame route is a difficult route even though it’s the best choice because of its acclimazation profile. Compared to other routes the Machame route exposes the climber to higher elevations quicker (day three) which kick starts the body’s adaptation to altitude. However six routes require the person to have physically strength to be able to survive over challenges elevation gains and losses.
Machame Gate (1,850 m.) is what you will enjoy after breakfast. We take you on a hike towards your personal crew. The trek is about seven hours (15 km.) which enters a beautiful rain forest. The Rivers Weru and Makoa lead you through the giant heather to the Machame Hut (3,000 m.)
Day 2 :
After a hike of five to six hours (8 km), you are lead down a gorge of dry river beds that evoke a time gone past; the cliffs you ascend after passing the beds leads to a lovely view of the Shira Plateau. The plateau, which looks out upon the oldest of Kilimanjaro calderas, which provides a lunch break as well. Our guides move your group on towards the Shira Hut at (3,800m.)
Leaving Shira is a long hike (7-8 hours) via the Karanga Valley on the southern circuit. The Alpine desert is a beautiful but long hike that takes you to the Barranco Hut. After passing the Lava Tower Rock on your left, your overnight camping is will be at Barranco Hut.
The Karanga River is a lovely sight that you will pass as you hike towards Barafu Hut (4,600 m.) Gently hiking through the moorland and the heather, your travels with bring you to a rocky trail and in three hours, the sweet sight of Barafu greets you with views of Kibo, Mawenzi and the plains below.
The ascension of Kibo begins at midnight or so after a short night and hot drink. Trekking frozen ground for five to six hours is what you have in store to reach the snow fields. Stella Point (5,700 m.) is the pentacle of magnificence as well as the ice fields which lay below. The sunrise is not to be missed and after a short break, you will find yourself along the crater rim of Uhuru Peak. (5,895 m.) Photos will be taken before you descend to Barafu Hut for a delicious meal. Afterwards, a trek down to Mweka Camp (3,100 m.) will be spent in a flycamp.
As you descend through the rain forest, you will reach Mweka gate (1,400 m.) Certificates of achievement will be given as you head towards your lodgings for dinner, a bath and a warm cozy bed. After five – seven hours of descent towards the park gate, our clients are met to be taken to their local accommodation. Then other schedules will follow whether to transfer to the airport or somewhere else as per requested applied.
• Food 3 meals a day and drinking water,
• Guide, Porters & cook,
• All fees for National Park Entry, Camping, Rescue,
• Transfers /from Arusha to Climbing gate and back after climb
• Camping equipments – Tents, sleeping mattresses, tables, chairs and Transport to/from Arusha.
• Professional, experienced, mountain guides.
• Arrival and departure transfers.
• Clean, purified drinking water.
• Crisis management and safety procedures.
• Insurance and ethical treatment of porters.
• Meals outside the regular itinerary
• Tips for guides and porters
• Airfares and airport taxes
• International visas for Tanzania
• Personal Expenses (eg. Laundry, telephone, beverages e.t.c)
• Optional Tours (short safari after your climb).
• Tips and any other items of personal nature.
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