Machame 6 Days
Why the Machame Route: This is one of the most popular routes to take when climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. This is because it is a very scenic route while also being more budget friendly than some of the longer hikes. As such, the traffic on this route is denser than others. Known as the whisky route, the journey is a little harder than other routes (such as the Marangu route) however the success rate is higher!
The Route: This route takes you through dense rainforest to Shira Plateau, past the lava tower and Barranco Hut then onto Barafu before you summit. You will descend via a different route, the Mweka Route.
Accommodation: On the mountain you will be staying overnight at tented campsites. Mauly Tours can organize accommodation for you the night before and after as well as transport to and from your accommodation both days.
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Day 1 - Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), where you will be meet by Mauly Tours representative, transfer to hotel B&B, pre-climb preparation & briefing in the evening.
Machame gate (1800m/5905 ft) - Machame Camp (3000m/9842ft)
5-7 hours trek – 9km
Mountain forest, heather and moorland zone
Your trek to the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro will start at the Mount Kilimanjaro National Park Gates. Here you will meet you guide and porters, who will be your family for the next week!
When your registers, packed and ready to go, your guide will lead you through a winding trail through the rainforest to your first camp, Machame Camp, where you will have dinner and spend the night.
Machame Camp (3000m/9842ft) – Shira camp (3500m/11483ft)
5-7 hours trek – 7km
Heather & Moorland zone
In the morning you will leave the glades of the rainforest and make your way passed a valley along a rocky ridge to the end of the ridge. Here your path leads you to a river gorge where you will make camp for the night. Here at Shira Camp some groups will stay an extra night to acclimatize, you however, will press on in the morning to the next camp!
Shira camp (3500m/11483ft) - Lava Tower (4630m/15190 ft) - Barranco Camp (3960m/12992ft)
6-8 hours trek – 10km
Heather & Moorland zone
Today you will see many different things on your hike upwards! From the Shira Plateau you will make your way towards Kibo Peak. On your way you will pass the Lava Tower followed by the Arrow Glacier at an altitude of 4,876 meters. You will then decend to the Barraco camp where you will have dinner and camp for the night.
This day is important for acclimatization. Even though you camp at a similar elevation to your previous night, you will have reached a great height today!
Barranco Camp (3960m/12992ft) – Barafu Camp (4640m/15223ft)
7-8 hours trek – 8km
Heather, Moorland & Alpine desert zone
Today is a day full of breathtaking views! In the morning you will ascend the Barranco Wall before trekking across rock and ridges to the Karanga valley. Here you will be met with breathtaking views of the Western Breach and southern glacier. From there, having completed the Southern Curuit and seen every angle of the summit, you will continue to your next campsite, the Barafu camp.
Some choose to spend an extra day in the Karanga valley area to further acclimatize.
Barafu Camp (4640m/15223ft) - Uhuru Peak (5895m/19341ft) - Mweka Camp (3100m/10170ft)
13-15 hours trek – 19km
Alpine desert, snow, heather & moorland zone
Today is the day! You’ll awake before midnight to start your 6 hour assent. The climb will take you past the final waypoint, Hans Meyer point (5888m / 19,318ft) after which you will reach the summit of Uhuru Peak! You have finally done it! You have reached the highest point on in Africa at 5895m / 19341 ft! This achievement will be tough to top, that’s for sure.
After a moment of basking in your triumph you will start your descent down past Barafu Camp to to Mweka Camp. Here you will enjoy your last dinner on the mountain and some well-earned sleep.
Mweka camp (3100m/10171ft) – Mweka gate (1680m/5512ft)
3-4 hours trek – 10km
Heather, Moorland & Montane forest zone
After breakfast, we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep raingear and warmer clothing handy). A vehicle will meet you at Mweka village to drive you back to hotel in Moshi.
Day 8: Departure
Rest in the hotel and transfer to the airport.
Note: Hotel check-out is at 11:00 AM. In case you need a late check-out because of an evening flight, there is the option to extend your stay for an extra fee.
If you wish to cancel your holiday you must notify the Company in writing as soon as Possible. Your notice of cancellation is only effective when it is received in writing. In such case the following cancellation charges will be payable: · If cancelled out of 90 days, full deposit will be forfeited. · If cancelled 60 days prior to arrival, 25% cancellation charges will apply . If cancelled 30 days prior to arrival, 50% cancellation charges will apply . If cancelled 15 days prior to arrival, 100% cancellation charges will apply · Unused portion of any Safari or Tour is not refundable.
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