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 KILIMANJARO CLIMB ON MACHAME ROUTE

9 nights/10 days Kilimanjaro Trekking tour (7 days/ 6 nights on the Mountain)

Pick up and Drop off at Kilimanjaro International Airport

Package rate per person sharing: $2376

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 Itinerary

Day 1:       Arrive

Day 2:       Orientation & Climbing Gear check.

Day 3:       Machame hut

Day 4:       Shira hut

Day 5:       Barranco camp

Day 6:       Karanga camp

Day 7:       Barafu camp

Day 8:       Mweka hut

Day 9:       Moshi

Day 10:     Departure

 

Itinerary in detail

Machame route is argueably the most scenic and probably the most beautiful route by which to ascend the mighty Mount Kilimanjaro.  The trek begins in the south-west area of the mountain at Machame Gate and descends down Mweka, on the south-east side of the mountain thus offering climbers the Most varied scenary of Kilimanjaro. Additionally, Machame visits stunning places such as Shira Plateau, Barranco, and Lava Tower.

Nights are spent in ‘mountain tents’ sleeping two persons per tent (3 man tents, so there is space for your luggage).  All your supplies and camping equipment are carried by porters and your meals are prepared. 

Machame is ideal for those who want a more difficult climb, and are confident in their ability to hike for long periods of time over somewhat steep terrain. The route takes six days minimum to complete, although seven days is recommended to increase the chances of summiting. The descent is down Mweka, on the south-east side of the mountain.

Day 1-July 2015: Arusha/Transfer Moshi Hotel

Pick up from Arusha hotel for transfer to Moshi Salsanero Hotel

Day 2-July 2015: Gear check and Orientation

08h00: Breakfast at the lodge, meet  your climbing guide

10h00: Briefing and gear check

Leisure time/rest. Dinner own arrangements.

Day 3-July 2015: Moshi – Machame hut (9,840ft/3000m)

07h00: After breakfast arrive at Kilimanjaro National Park gate for entry registration; trek through thick rain forest.

12h30: Enjoy a lunch picnic.

19h00: Dinner and retire for the day at Machame hut.

Day 4-July 2015: Machame hut – Shira hut (12,470ft/3800m)

08h00: After breakfast, ascend past the Shira and through ridges and valleys heading to the Shira hut.

12h30: Enjoy a lunch picnic.

19h00: Dinner and retire for the day at Shira hut.

Day 5-July 2015: Shira hut – Barranco camp (12,960ft/3950m)

08h00: Continue to Lava Tower Campsite (14,760ft/4500m), then descend to Barranco camp, allowing your body to adjust to altitude change.

12h30: Enjoy a lunch picnic.

19h00: Dinner and overnight at Barranco camp.

Day 6-July 2015: Barranco camp – Karanga camp (13,450ft/4100m)

08h00: After breakfast, hike the great Barranco wall then across the Karanga Valley and ascend to Karanga campsite. This day is a short hike of about 3 hrs gaining only 490ft/150m of elevation which is good for acclimatization.

13h00: Hot lunch at the campsite.

19h00: Dinner and overnight at Karanga campsite.

Day 7-July 2015: Karanga camp – Barafu camp (15,090ft/4600m)

08h00: After breakfast, hike to Barafu campsite.

13h00: Enjoy a lunch picnic.

17h00: Have dinner and take the day’s rest ready for the hike to the summit.

Day 8-July 2015: Barafu camp-Summit (19,340ft/5895m)-Mweka

00h00: Have a cup of coffee/tea and start the midnight trek to the summit via Stella Point.

06h00: Reach the summit, Uhuru peak, have a short period of photo taking then descend to Barafu camp for breakfast/Brunch and a little rest.

12h00: Continue down to Mweka hut for the days and night’s rest.

Day 9-July 2015: Mweka – Moshi

08h00: Walk down to the park gate then drive to the Salsanero Lodge for well deserved shower.

14h00: Afternoon at leisure

Day 10-July 2015: Moshi-JRO Departure

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to JRO for departure flight home/further holiday destination.

 

Assistance

  • You will be guided and transported by Kilele Afrika’s expert guides who speak fluent English and are very familiar with the Flora and Fauna, Culture and Geography of Tanzania.
  • Our mountain climbing guides are very knowledgeable on altitude related sickness and are experienced in handling victims of the same on the mountain.
  • Kilele Afrika Limited provides Gamow bags for climbers on request at a reasonable fee.
  • Kilimanjaro National Park Rescue team has VHS communication system to convey messages to all stations on the mountain.
  • Our guides use mobile phones to contact the offices throughout the climb.
  • Regular porters are hired to carry the clients’ climbing gear and other supplies.
  • Personal porters to carry clients’ daypacks can be hired on request at an extra fee.
  • Chemical eco-friendly toilet provided as a complimentary service for groups of 4 persons and above.

 

10 Days/9 nights Kilimanjaro Climb on Machame (7 Days/ 6 Nights on the Mountain)

Package rate per person sharing:  $2376

  • single supplement: $230

Included in the price • All meals while on climb • Mountain tent accommodation • All park fees & camping fees • Guides’ and porters’ salaries • English speaking, Professional guide • 3 nights’ accommodation (Bed & Breakfast) in Moshi. 2 before and 1 after the climb. • Full briefing and Gear check/Orientation.

Not Included • Sleeping bags and climbing gear (can be hired at Kilele Afrika) • Items of a personal nature • Traveler’s insurance • Tips to guides and porters

 

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