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Machame Route Climbing

Package Duration
7 Days / 6 Nights
Destination Covered

  • Day 1 : Nairobi - Moshi

    Description :

    8.00 a.m. Depart for Moshi via Arusha aboard the shuttle bus, lunch enroute. Spend the afternoon organizing any gear you may require for the trek. Overnight at Hotel on bed and breakfast basis. Lunch and dinner on own arrangement.

    Day 2 : Moshi - Machame Camp

    Description :

    Elevation (m): 1830m to 3100m
    Distance: 18km
    Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
    Habitat: Montane Forest
    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. We now leave the park gate and walk through the rain forest on a winding trail up a ridge. Lower down, the trail can be muddy and slippery. Gaiters and trekking poles are a good idea here. We continue a short distance until we reach the Machame Camp.

    Day 3 : Machame Camp - Shira Camp

    Description :

    Elevation (m): 3100m to 3840m
    Distance: 9km
    Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
    Habitat: Moorland
    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. Time for rest, dinner, and overnight at the Shira campsite.

    Day 4 : Shira Camp - Lava Tower - Barranco Camp

    Description :

    Elevation (m): 3840m to 4630m to 3860m
    Distance: 15 km
    Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
    Habitat: Semi-desert
    From the Shira Plateau, we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the "Shark's Tooth." Shortly after the tower, we come to the second junction which brings us up to the Arrow Glacier at an altitude of 4876m / 15,997 ft. We now continue down to the Barranco Hut at an altitude of 3860m / 12,664 ft. Here we rest, enjoy dinner, and overnight. Although you end the day at the same elevation as when you started, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.

    After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge passing the Barranco Wall, to the Karanga Valley

    Day 5 : Barranco Camp - Barafu Camp

    Description :

    Elevation (m): 3860m to 4600m
    Distance: 13km
    Hiking Time: 8 hours
    Habitat: Alpine Desert
    After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge up the Barranco Wall, through the Karanga Valley (lunch at 4200m / 13,779 ft), and the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the Barafu Hut. You have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest, enjoy dinner, and prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are to be seen from this position.

    Day 6 : Barafu Camp- Summit(Uhuru peak 5895m) - Mweka Hut

    Description :

    Elevation (m): 4600m to 5895m to 3100m
    Distance: 7km ascent / 23km descent
    Hiking Time:6- 8 hours ascent / 7-8 hours descent
    Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit
    Very early in the morning (midnight to 2am), we continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. You head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. At Stella Point (5685m / 18,652 ft), you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see (weather permitting).From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all they way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. At Uhuru Peak, you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. Faster hikers will see the sunrise from the summit. It can be very cold at night at these elevations, but it will be quite warm by the end of the hiking day. You will want clothing for both extremes with you. From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for lunch. You will want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can

    Day 7 : Mweka Camp – Arusha

    Description :

    Elevation (m): 3100m to 1830m
    Distance: 15 km
    Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
    Habitat: Forest
    After breakfast, we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).From the gate, continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet you at Mweka village to drive you back to hotel in Arusha.To advise further travel destinations.

  • Other Benefits (On Arrival)
    Package Excludes :
    • Tipping to the guide & porters, cooks
    • Personal climbing gear - clothing’s & rucksack
    • Personal travel insurance
    • Beverages & mineral water
    • Items of personal nature.

  • Package Terms & Conditions :
    30% booking deposit and balance on arrival

Contact Detail

Pam Tours and Travel Company

Contact Person :-

Paul SN Ndege

Address :- P.O. BOX 48061 00100, Nairobi, Kenya
Contact Number :- 7079XXXXXX View Contact

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