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MACHAME ROUTE KILIMANJARO TREKKING

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MACHAME ROUTE KILIMANJARO TREKKING

Machame route is one of the highest summit success rates given the topography and nature of the route which allows climbers to “trek high & sleep low” hence making it a more favorable route for acclimatization. This route offers some of the most spectacular scenery while on the mountain. The Machame route starts in the south west side of the mountain and proceeds steeply north, traversing the Shira plateau and eventually joining the Shira and Lemosho

DAY 1

Arrive in Tanzania

You will be picked up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to your arranged Hotel in Arusha 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. Gear which is missing can be rented on this day. Hotel is bed & Breakfast Hotel: Bed & Breakfast basis Read more

Arusha
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DAY 2

Arusha to Machame Gate

Machame Gate (1790m) to Machame Camp (3010m) Machame Camp Two hour’s drive from Arusha lies the gate to the Machame route, where we complete park formalities, meet our crew of porters and start to climb! The first section of the route climbs steadily and passes through magnificent, dense rainforest. This path is less well-trodden so it can get somewhat overgrown in places and it is often wet and muddy underfoot. Distance covered: 10.8km / 6.7mi approx. time taken: 6 hours Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included Read more

Machame Camp
DAY 3

Machame Camp (3010m) to Shira

Our route continues on up through the forest until we reach the steep ascent onto the Shira Plateau, where there are rewarding views of the mountain. Looking back, you will be able to see Mt Meru rising high above Arusha town in the distance. Distance covered: 5.4km / 3.4mi Approx. time taken: 5 hours Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included Read more

Shira Camp
DAY 4

Shira Cave (3845m) to Barran

Walking now on high moorland, the landscape changes the entire character of the trek. We traverse the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, passing underneath the Lava Tower and the final section of the Western Breach and finally reach camp The day has been spent at altitude (up to 4600m), but we have followed the mountaineering code of ‘walk high, sleep low’ to aid your body’s acclimatization to altitude. Distance covered: 10.8km / 6.7mi Approx. time taken: 8 hours Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included Read more

Barranco Camp
DAY 5

Barranco Camp (3960m) to Barafu camp

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. Distance covered: 8.5km / 5.3mi Approx. time taken: 8 hours Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included Read more

Barafu Camp
DAY 6

Barafu Camp (4640m) to UHURU

We start off at around midnight, and walk steeply upwards to the summit glaciers. We will be climbing scree for 4 to 5 hours but gain incredible height over a short distance. The views are spectacular. We should be on the crater rim at Stella Point (5739m) as the first rays of the sun hit us. Spectacular ice cliffs within the crater surround us and the views to jagged Mawenzi peak and beyond are breathtaking. Another hour’s walking takes us to the summit, Uhuru Peak (5895m). We begin our descent by returning to Stella Point and then descending on scree slope and track back to Barafu Camp for breakfast, before finally heading down to Mweka Camp for a long well-earned rest. Distance covered: 16.4km / 9.6mi Approx. time taken: 13hours – 15hours Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included Read more

Mweka Camp
DAY 7

Trek Mweka Camp (3100m) to Mweka Gate

A gentle trek takes us down through the rainforest to Mweka Gate, where we complete park formalities and receive certificates, which you can hang up with pride! We are then met by our vehicles and return to the hotel in Arusha, where you can treat yourself to a welcome shower then celebrate with cold drinks. Overnight at your arranged Hotel Distance covered: 9.1km / 7.5miles Approx. time taken: 3 hours Hotel: Bed & Breakfast Read more

Mweka Camp

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Arusha
Hotel Arumeru River Lodge
Day 2
Location Mount Kilimanjaro
Hotel Machame Camp
Day 3
Location Mount Kilimanjaro
Hotel Shira Camp
Day 4
Location Mount Kilimanjaro
Hotel Barafu Camp
Day 5
Location Mount Kilimanjaro
Hotel Mweka Camp
Day 6
Location Arusha
Hotel Arumeru River Lodge

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular 76fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

More information

  • Kilimanjaro & Meru Trekking
  • We recommend you bring the listed items for Mount Kilimanjaro or Mount Meru climbs. Items with * are mostly important. Since the rain is not predictable on the mountain, you are advised to bring a set of waterproof pants and jacket to carry in your day pack. A good pair of waterproof hiking boots is also necessary for each day of hiking and most importantly, the final summit day. We also recommend that each person has own first aid kit with essentials such as topical antibiotic, bandages, moleskin and prescription medicines.
  • It is likely that you will have limitations in your safari vehicle, trekking, and in some cases, travel on small aircraft (if part of your itinerary) limits you to 15 kgs/33 pounds.
  • Some of the items are also available for rent in Tanzania but we strongly advise our customers to bring their own gears for the reason that you take what you see fits better for you.

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We choose Expect In Africa Safari because it matched our needs. A small business who is ran perfectly. We had all the information we needed before to do the safari for 2 days. They helped to choose the best option for the national park. We choose Tarangire and Ngorogoro Crater. During the safari, the guide was great always taking time to explain us the wildlife and other facts about the park. He has a lot of experience. The accommodation they booked for us was beyond expectation. Overall the safari was amazing and we saw a lot of animals especially babies lions. I recommend them. Read more

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Safari Tour Guide

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Founder & Kilimanjaro Trek Guide

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