The Kilimanjaro Machame Trek - Arusha

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Departure Details :
    Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • Return Details :
    Our driver will transfer you to the Kilimanjaro International Airport from where you will connect your flight back home
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable

Overview

The Machame Route begins in the south west of the mountain and proceeds steeply north over two days until attaining the edge of the Shira Plateau at 3900m. From here it drops 50 metres to Shira Camp where it joins the Lemosho and Shira Routes onwards to the summit. From Shira Camp the view west over the jagged peaks forming the southern edge of the Shira Plateau is phenomenal at sunset.

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Day 1: Machame Climbing Route Mount Kilimanjaro Trek/Climb
Machame Gate to Machame Camp
The day starts with a hearty breakfast and briefing with your tour guide. From Arusha we drive to Moshi. 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.
Day 2: Machame Climbing Route Mount Kilimanjaro Road/Hike
Machame Camp to Shira Camp
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.Dinner, and overnight at the Shira campsite.
Day 3: Machame Ascending Route Mt Kilimanjaro Path
Shira Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp
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 Sharks Tooth 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.
Day 4: Machame Hiking Route Mount Kilimanjaro Trail
Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp
After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge passing the Barranco Wall, to the Karanga Valley campsite. This is a short day meant for acclimatization.
Day 5: Machame Ascent Route Mount Kilimanjaro Course
Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
After breakfast, we leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the Barafu Hut. At this point, 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: Machame Trekking Route Mount Kilimanjaro Passage/Trek
Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Hut
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.
Day 7: Machame Climb Route Mount Kilimanjaro Direction/Way
Mweka Camp to Moshi
We save the best for last. After breakfast, we embark on our final 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. Dinner and overnight at Karama Lodge
Day 8: Departure
You will be picked up from your hotel and driven to the Airport to catch a flight back home.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Local taxes
  • National Park fees
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Walking tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Beverages

Exclusions

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not recommended for pregnant women

Vehicles are collapsible wheelchair accessible, however the driver is unable to assist passengers boarding and disembarking due to insurance regulations