6 Day Kilimanjaro Climb Machame Route

7 Days/ 6 Nights

Tour Description

The second most popular route is the Machame Route, is called the Whiskey Route. This Route is 6 days with longer hiking distances than the Marangu Route. There are no sleeping huts, so climbers sleep in tents. This route is more beautiful and a higher percentage of climber to reach the summit. The Machame route is considered a difficult route, and is better suited for more hard adventurous climbers and those with some hiking or backpacking experience. Arrival Day: Pick up at Kilimanjaro International Airport met on arrival and transfer to Arusha for dinner and overnight at hotel.The second most popular route is the Machame Route, is called the Whiskey Route. This Route is 6 days with longer hiking distances than the Marangu Route. There are no sleeping huts, so climbers sleep in tents. This route is more beautiful and a higher percentage of climber to reach the summit. The Machame route is considered a difficult route, and is better suited for more hard adventurous climbers and those with some hiking or backpacking experience.

INCLUDED
Airport transfers accommodation in Arusha Private Professional mountain guides
All park fees Rescue fees All meals while on the Mountain
Arrival and Departure transfers Government taxes, VAT and all relating service charges Guides, porters, cook salaries and park fees
NOT INCLUDED
International flights Travel insurance Visa fee (50USD for American or Irish passport holders-to be paid upon arrival
Sleeping bag hire (rental fee 20 USD per person All items of personal nature
Prices
2-4 people 5-7 people Above 8 people
$1700 /person $ 1500 /person $ 1400 /person

A

Arrival Day

Pick up at Kilimanjaro International Airport met on arrival and transfer to Arusha for dinner and overnight at hotel.

1

Day 1: Machame Gate to Machame Hut (9,300)

After breakfast you will be transferred to Machame gate, after clearing all summits formalities ready to start your hiking. Hike time: 7.5hrs, Elevation change: +1200M Estimated distance, start your acclimatization through the dense forest. The path continues to follow the ridge, rising steadily with several sleep sections. The gradient eases slightly as the forest merges into heather covered ground we will reach Machame Hut in 10km (6.2 miles) after a 1,200-meter (3,936’) ascent and 5-7 hours of walking. Dinner and overnight at Machame Huts.

2

Day 2: Machame Hut to Shira Hut (12,300’)

Hike time: 7hrs, Elevation change: +800M Estimated distance 6km, Final elevation: 3800M from the Machame Hut we cross the stream onto its west bank and follow the path up the steep rocky ridge crises-crossing a few times before reaching Shira Hut at the base of a semi-circular wall of rocks. We will have ascended 900 meters (3,000’) in 5-7 hours and 6km (3.72 miles) of walking. Dinner and overnight at Shira Hut.

3

Day 3: Shira Hut

Final elevation: 3900m from Shira Hut hike to Lava Tower (15,000) and then proceed to Barranco via the Great Barranco Wall. This route offers panoramic views of Kibo through Karanga Valley as we hike high and sleep low, dropping back down to Barranco after lunch. Today’s hike will take most of the day Barranco campsite located on elevation of 3950m.Dinner and overnight at Barracco Hut

4

Day 4: Baranco to Barafu Hut (4,600m)

Hike time: 3.5 hrs, Elevation change: +600M Estimated distance: 4km, Final elevation: 4600M. Today involves gaining a little more elevation, acclimatizing and resting for the summit attempt the next morning. This day will take us 4 to 6 hrs of walking. Dinner and overnight will be at Barafu Hut.

5

Day 5: SUMMIT DAY-High Camp to the Summit and then Rau Camp (10,500’)

Summit time: 7 hrs, Elevation change: +1300M Estimated distance: 5km, Final elevation: 5895M Descent time: 5hrs, Elevation change: -2800M Estimated distance: 12km, Final elevation: 3100: 3100M We will start trekking early before sunrise ( 1-2 am) as the walk today will take 10-14+ hours. We will avoid the mist that sets in later in the day; the scree and snow will still be safely frozen. The 1,100-meter (3,600’) ascent in just over 3km (1.86 miles) will take us about 6-8 hours. After a brief stay at the summit of the highest point in Africa, Uhuru Peak, at over 5,898 meters (19,340’), we descend via the Barafu Route roughly 2,500 meters (8,200’) in 12km (7.44 miles) in about 4-7 hours to Mweka Camp..

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Day 6: Mweka Hut to Mweka Gate (6,000’)

Descent time: 4hrs, Elevation change:-1250M Estimated distance: 10km, Final elevation:1828M Today we descend about 1400 meters (4,592’) through the forest on a jungle path for about 10km (6.2 miles) in 3-4 hours to reach Mweka Gate. Dinner and overnight will be at hotel in Arusha.

D

Departure Day

Pick up from the hotel and transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for taking in a flight and back home. And thus mark the end of your tour

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