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Kilimanjaro - Machame Route Climb 

8 Days / 7 Nights Itinerary

 

This is the second most popular route, and it is considered the most beautiful route up Kilimanjaro. With a gradual ascend through the forest you emerge to see wide views of the moorland on Shira plateau, Kibo and Western Breach. The different kinds of vegetation found along the route make it the most scenic route.

For a slightly more technical climb on Kilimanjaro, one can conquer Uhuru peak from Arrow Glacier camp, but a less challenging route can be taken from Barranco hut.

Day 1

Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport, transfer to mid-level hotel in Arusha.

Day 2

Breakfast, drive from your hotel in Moshi/Arusha to Machame gate (about 45min.). After about an hour of registration and  park fees payments, start climbing along a clear trail through plantation and natural forest, thereafter a narrow forest path follows to the Machame Camp (9,900ft), B.L.D.

Day 3

Breakfast, ascending through the forest, steep ridge passing through heather and open moorlands, and crossing a large gorge to Shira Camp (12,600ft).
The distance is about 5-6 hours.

Day 4

After breakfast, we will ascend to Lava tower (15,180ft) with lunch on the way to Baranco, then descend slowly to Baranco Camp (12,850ft) for dinner and overnight, B, L ,D.

Day 5

After breakfast, we leave Baranco hut for Barafu hut (14,910ft). We will pass through the last water drop at Karanga valley on the way up. Overnight Barafu Camp, B, L, D.

Day 6

Wake up at midnight, and after a small snack, start ascending to Uhuru Peak through the Stella point (18,640ft), then after reaching the summit, we will head down to Mweka Camp (10,010ft) for dinner and overnight, B, L, D

Day 7

After breakfast, we will head down to Mweka gate with lunch packet, and the waiting vehicle will take you to a hotel in Arusha.

Day 8

Transfer to the airport for your return flight.

  Included in the package:

bullet Guarantee Departure and Guarantee Price once we receive your deposit.
bullet Arrival and departure Kilimanjaro Airport transfers. Also, free bus shuttle transfer Nairobi-Arusha-Nairobi if flying to/from Nairobi.
bullet 2 nights accommodations at a mid-class hotel (Bed & Breakfast) in Arusha, before and after the climb.
bullet Accommodation in mountain huts or mountain tents with mattresses
bullet Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner).
bullet All park fees, including mountain rescue fees, government taxes and all applicable fees and taxes.
bullet Services of a Professional leading guide who is medically trained, certified, licensed and English speaking
bullet Services of English-speaking assistant guide (s), a skilled cook, and enough numbers of porters for your luggage, food, and water, and a dinning tent.
bullet Dining tent (provided only when a group is of 5 or more trekkers. If less than 5 trekkers, and you want it to be included, we will have to charge you $90/group)
bullet Transport from your hotel to the mountain, and back to your hotel.
bullet Use of radios/phones to increase your safety.
bullet Group average of 4~6 climbers, maximum of 10
bullet Discount is available for group of 3 or more, booking together
Not Included in the package:
bullet Items of a personal nature such as passport, visa, travelerís insurance, medical evacuation insurance
bullet Tips to guides and porters.
bullet International Airfare .
bullet Medical Equipment which can be rented well in advance for the following costs: $250/group for hyperbaric chamber, $210/group for an emergency Oxygen cylinder and $140/group for a stretcher. Please note these prices include a porter to carry the equipment.
bullet Portable toilets: If you do not want to use public toilets which some of climbers have been complaining about being dirty, then add $110/person (or $180/group) for a portable toilet. Kindly, let us know at the time you make a booking and not afterwards.

 

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