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7-Day Mount Kilimanjaro Climb Machame Route

The Machame Route gives you the greatest chance to make it to the summit (Uhuru Peak) and is a good all-rounder in terms of value for money and length of the climb

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices and Dates: $1700 - $1700
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 7 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited Tanzania Tanzania
Parks visited Kilimanjaro
Activity level Extreme - Technical climbing (Kilimanjaro, Mt. Meru)
Safari type:
The Machame Route gives you the greatest chance to make it to the summit (Uhuru Peak) and is a good all-rounder in terms of value for money and length of the climb

Day 1: Arusha to Machame Campsite
An early start with a drive to Machame gate Begin trekking through the rain forest on a Winding trail for 5-7hours until you arrive at- Machame campsite.

 

Day 2: Machame to Shira camp
After breakfast, leave the glades of the rain forest and continue on an, ascending path, crossing a little valley and walking along a steep rocky ridge covered with heather until the end of the ridge. The route then turns west onto a river gorge at 3658m [5-7 hours]. Dinner and overnight at Shira Camp

 

Day 3: Shira to Barranco Camp
From the Shira plateau continue trekking east towards the lava tower called “the sharks tooth” Shortly thereafter you arrive at junction leading to the arrow glacier. Continue to Barranco campsite [3950m] for overnight. [5-7hours]. Dinner and overnight at Barranco Camp

 

Day 4: Barranco to Karanga Camp
From Barranco to Karanga Camp

 

Day 5: Karanga to Barafu camp
Leaving Karranga valley and the junction which is connected to the Barafucampsite [4600m] for overnight [8-9 hours] Barafu camp

 

Day 6: Mweka camp
 Just after midnight trek past the Stella point [5745m] on the way to the summit, The Uhuru peak. This part of the climb takes about 8 hours. You have now reached the highest point in Africa at 5895 meters!! From the summit descend to Mweka camp for overnight; this takes about 5 hours, Mweka Camp

 

Day 7: Mweka camp to Arusha
Day 7 The day is spent descending to the Mweka Park gates [3-4 hours]. Transfer to Arusha


 

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  • Machame campsite
  • Shira Camp
  • Barranco Camp
  • Barafu camp
  • Mweka Camp

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