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6 Days Kilimanjaro, Machame route

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Six days machame route allows you take a breath taking trip to the summit of Kilimanjaro. the nature of the route and our experienced team of guides and porters will help you achieve your dream.

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DAY 1 MACHAME GATE (1790M) TO MACHAME CAMP (3010M) The drive from Moshi to the Machame Gate takes about 1 hrs. The journey passes through the village of Machame which is located on the lower slopes of the mountain. As we leave the park gate, we walk through the dense rain forest on a winding trail up a ridge until we reach the Machame Camp. DAY 2 MACHAME CAMP (3010M) TO SHIRA CAMP (3845M) We leave the glades of the rain forest and continue on an ascending path up to a steep, rocky ridge. On the Shira Plateau, we pass through heather and open moorlands, then cross a large river gorge to Shira Camp. DAY 3 SHIRA CAVE (3845M) TO BARRANCO CAMP (3960M) We continue to the east up a ridge and then head southeast towards the Lava Tower – a 300 ft tall volcanic rock formation. We descend down to Barranco Camp through the strange but beautiful Senecio Forest to an altitude of 13,000 ft. Although you begin and end the day at the same elevation, the time spent at higher altitude is very beneficial for acclimatization. DAY 4 BARRANCO CAMP (3960M) TO BARAFU CAMP (4640M) 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. DAY 5 BARAFU CAMP (4640M) TO UHURU PEAK (5895M) & DOWN TO MILLENNIUM CAMP (3790M) Very early in the morning (around midnight), we begin our push to the summit. This is the most mentally and physicallychallenging portion of the trek. The wind and cold at this elevation and time of day can be extreme. We ascend in the darkness for several hours while taking frequent, but short, breaks. Near Stella Point (18,900 ft), you will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see coming over Mawenzi Peak. Finally, we arrive at Uhuru Peak- the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for lunch. The trail is very rocky and can be quite hard on the knees; trekking poles are helpful. Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep. DAY 6 TREK MILLENNIUM CAMP (3790M) TO MWEKA GATE (1630M) On our last day, we continue the descent to Mweka Gate and collect the summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. From the gate, we continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet us at Mweka Village to drive us back to Moshi Town.


Private transport to & from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your accommodations in Moshi. 2 nights of accommodation in Moshi. Transportation to & from the Kilimanjaro gate Park entry fees, Camping fees Team Kilimanjaro Rescue fees Mountain tents Sleeping Mats Professional mountain guides, cook and porters Constant health checkups during your climb 3 hot meals daily while on the mountain Enough treated & filtered drinking water throughout the trek Hot water for washing Fair wages for the mountain crew Government taxes Emergency first-aid kit 18% VAT on tour fees & services

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