Climb Mount Kilimanjaro Machame route 7 days 6 nights

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Hello! My name is Dismas, I am passionate about mountains; I am worked as a Kilimanjaro guide since 2001 and have climbed the mountain more than 250 times leading 🌎 Let me tell you about the trip: Embark on this trekking experience through the Machame route of Mount Kilimanjaro. A very popular route for experienced trekkers. No worries, I will be there to guide you through the whole route. We will have enough time to acclimate ourselves and take in the beautiful views all throughout this route. Be sure to wear/bring comfortable and secure trekking shoes for this route. A detailed description of our itinerary you can find down below, day-by-day. Pricing includes: - All park fees (entry fees, camping fees, rescue fees) - All equipment for the climb; Tents, chairs, tables, mess tent, cooking tent, mattresses for clients, forks, knives, plates, cooking gas, lamps (Everything to guarantee a good quality and successful climb) - Oxygen, pulse oximeter - All meals for clients and porters for all the duration of the climb - All wages for porters, guides, cooks at authority recommended wages - All transport costs for organization of the climb and preparation and any cost related to the climb/porters/food, etc. - Meeting with client 1 day prior to the climb for briefing. - All transfers from Hotels to park gates and from airport to hotel - Private chemical toilet - Two nights hotel accommodations at Lindrin Hotel in Moshi (1 before + 1 after the climb) - 2 pairs of walking poles, sleeping mattresses - Guides Pricing does not include: - Tipping of guides, porters, cooks…
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Trip Itinerary

Lindrin Lodge

Day 1-2
DAY 01: Arrival day, Pick up service from Kilimanjaro International Airport and drive to Moshi at Lindrin Lodge or any hotel of your option according to the availability The stay at Moshi Lindrin Lodge/ bed and breakfast

Machame Camp

Day 2-3
02: Machame Gate to Machame Camp Elevation (m): 1830m to 3100m Elevation (ft): 6000ft to 10,200ft Hiking Time: 4-5 hours Habitat: Montane Forest At 0800 hrs, drive from the Hotel in Moshi to Machame National Park Gate, it takes about forty minutes from Moshi. The journey passes through the village of Machame which is located on the lower slopes of the mountain. After registration and all the formalities, with the porters and guides you leave the park gate and walk through the rain forest on a winding trail up on a ridge. Lower down, the trail can be muddy and slippery. We continue a short distance until we reach the Machame Camp.

Shira Cave

Day 3-4
DAY 03: Machame Camp to Shira Camp Elevation (m): 3100m to 3840m Elevation (ft): 10,200ft to 12,600ft Walking Time: 4-5 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. In the midday you arrive at Shira for Hot lunch and siesta until afternoon when you take a short walk to Shira Hut/cave.

Barranco Camp

Day 4
DAY 04: Shira Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp Elevation (m): 3840m to 4630m to 3860m Elevation (ft): 12,600ft to 12,700ft Walking Time: 5-7 hours Habitat: lower alpine desert From the Shira Plateau, we continue northeast 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, where we will be having picnic hot lunch, you can see second junction which leads up to the Arrow Glacier at an altitude of 4,876 meters. We now continue down to the Barranco Hut at an altitude of 3,860 meters. 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.

Barafu Camp

Day 4-5
DAY 05: Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp Elevation (m): 3860m to 4600m Elevation (ft): 12,700ft to 15,100ft Hiking Time: 6 to 7 hours Habitat: Alpine Desert After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge passing the Barranco Wall, to Karanga Valley for hot lunch and continue 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.

Millenium Camp

Day 5-6
DAY 06: Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Hut Elevation (m): 4600m to 5895m (and down to 3100m) Elevation (ft): 15,100ft to 19,300ft (and down to 10,200ft) Hiking Time: 6- 8 hours ascent / 7-8 hours descent Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit Very early in the morning (midnight), we continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. We heading in a northwest 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), 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 1-hour ascent to the summit brings you at Uhuru Peak, you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. You will need 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 need gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. 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.

Lindrin Lodge

Day 6-7
DAY 07: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate to Moshi Elevation (m): 3100m to 1830m Elevation (ft): 10,200ft to 6000ft Hiking Time: 3 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. A vehicle will meet you at Mweka gate to drive you to the Lindrin Lodge in Moshi for dinner and overnight.
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Hotel & Camping & Bed & Breakfast & Other
7 days trip
Lindrin Lodge, Machame Camp & 5 more
Car, Trekking
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