7 days Machame route Kilimanjaro Trekking

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A set-date, set-itinerary, group safari
Price per person*:
$2200 - $2600
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
7 days
Best months:
All year
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Parks visited:
Activity level:
Extreme - Technical climbing (Kilimanjaro, Mt. Meru)
Safari type:
Camping safaris Camping
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Challenge yourself by climbing the highest mountain in Africa ''the Kilimanjaro'' and become one of the great family of hero trekkers. Kilimanjaro mountain stands 5895m high and most covered by different attractive ecological zones from its feet to its ice cape top. Kilimanjaro mountain has became an adventurous point for all trekkers yearly around. There are more than five routes going to the top each providing a unique features that will probably make your trek/climb memorable.

7/6 DAYS MACHAME ROUTE

 

Day 1: Kilimanjaro Climb - Arusha to Machame Gate

At 7:30 a.m., we'll transfer to the Machame Park Gate (5,950 ft./ 1,815 Mt.). After registering with the park authority, we'll begin our climb through the lush forest. Trekkers will likely hear the many exotic birds in the canopy above, and many even see black & white colobus monkeys and Sykes monkeys as they hike along the knotted roots and mud on the forest floor.

We'll continue on to some heath land before reaching our overnight camp at Machame Camp (9,850 feet, 6-7 hours of walking), just above the forest zone. The trek is quite long, thus not steep

Day 2: Kilimanjaro Climb - Machame Camp to Shira Camp.
Today's segment of the ascent will continue across beautiful heath land and alpine moorland with magnificent views of Kilimanjaro Peak. We begin up the steep track through a savannah of tall grasses, and trees of Giant Heather and Erica. Scramble around large boulders as you enter the moorland zone, marked by lobelia and scenario plants, and volcanic rocks draped with lichen beards, which protect wild alpine flowers growing at their bases. We'll overnight at Shira Camp (12,600 feet, 5-6 hours of walking).

Day 3: Kilimanjaro Climb - Shira Camp to Barranco Camp
we’ll draw nearer the peak as we get closer to the Lava Tower. The trek becomes a bit more strenuous as the trail steepens on the approach to the lava Tower, a 300 foot tall volcanic plug which marks an exposed pass at 15,000 feet. In the afternoon, descend the steep track into the Great Barranco Valley. Barranco Camp is set on a col (flat area) enclosed on three sides with steep valley walls and the Kibo massif itself. Hanging glaciers glint in the sunshine above, amidst the eerie landscape of plants such as the giant groundsels (Senecio Kilimanjaro), and the uniquely endemic Giant Lobelia. Then we slowly ascent to our overnight stop at Barranco Camp (12,950 feet, 5-6 hours of walking). This day and the following day will be your acclimatization day

Day 4: Kilimanjaro Climb - Barranco Camp to Karanga Valley Camp
The day will begin with a descent into the Gorge, before we climb its eastern wall where we will enjoy views of Kilimanjaro's ice fields, an equatorial anomaly. We will continue trekking until we reach our camp in Karanga Valley (13,900 feet, 4-5 hours of walking).

Day 5: Kilimanjaro Climb - Karanga Valley Camp to Barafu Camp
We'll trek up through the Karanga Valley, the trail turns steadily uphill, following the lava ridge to the Barafu camp. The temperature will grow colder and the landscape more sparse as we near Barafu Camp. Barafu Camp is set on a small, exposed flat area on a ridge, acting as a base camp from which you will make your summit attempt at midnight tonight. Barafu camp (15,200 feet, 6-7 hours of walking).

Day 6: Kilimanjaro Climb - Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Camp
Just after midnight we start of a challenging trek (12-17 hours of trekking). You begin trekking at 12:30 to 1am, passing between the Rebmann and Tarzel glaciers to the rim at Stella Point. The temperatures range from just below freezing at midnight, to between 10 deg. F (-12 deg. C) to –10 F. (-23 deg. C) just before dawn at the summit. As dawn nears, we'll summit at Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa at 19,340 feet. Uhuru will be the culmination of - and the reward for - 6-7 hours of strenuous hiking. We'll then descend back to Barafu Camp, resting for a while before continuing our descent to Mweka Camp (9,840 feet, 3-4 hours of walking on the descent).

Day 7: Kilimanjaro Climb - Mweka Camp to Park Gate, transfer to Arusha
We'll make our final descent to the park gate, a walk of about 3 or 4 hours. After bidding our farewells to our guide and porters, we'll drive to Arusha.

NB For the people who are using this route for six days they will have no acclimatization day at Karanga valley

 The package includes

  • all transfers in private car
  • 7 days Mt.Kilimanjaro Climb / Machame Route
  • Full board during climb including mineral /drinking water
  • Professional well experienced Kilimanjaro Team with English speaking Mountain guide, porters and cook
  • All camping gears including mountain tents, mattresses, - mess tent, chairs and table
  • pls bring your own sleeping bag
  • All entry fees, rescue fees, Climbing Certificates
  • 2 ways transfer to-from the airport.
  • Free town tour on the last day depending on your flight schedule.

 

The Package does not include

 

  • All items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities for mountain guide, porters and cooks.
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fee (50 US$/100 US$ for Americans & Irish Passport Holders - to be paid upon arrival)
  • sleeping bag (rental fee 20 US$)
  • drinks and beverages in hotel
  • Dayroom on departure day

 

 

 

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