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Kilimanjaro Climb: Machame Route

Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,659

The Machame Route is one of the more scenic routes up the mountain. Generally a 6-day climb, you’ll start on the southwestern side of the mountain, then descend on the southeastern side.


The most technically demanding of the Kilimanjaro routes, Machame is also perhaps the most rewarding, offering ever changing scenery over an 8-day trek.

The Machame Route is Kilimanjaro’s second most popular route, allowing more time for acclimatisation than Marangu, though it is also steeper and more challenging. This camping-based route takes you past sights such as the Lava Tower and Shira Cathedral, descending along the Mweka Route to offer you a wide variety of scenery.


 

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Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,659

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Day 1

Moshi

You will arrive at your hotel in Moshi, located on the southern slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Excess clothing or baggage can be stored at the hotel. You must remember to pack your bag carefully for the climb, as there is a strict weight limit of 12 kg.

Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Keys Hotel

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    Keys Hotel


    Keys Hotel on Uru Road is a modern tourist hotel. The hotel is located in an area where you can easily see the snow of Mount Kilimanjaro. The hotel has 15 en-suite bedrooms and 15 en-suite African style cottages with traditional thatched roofs. The facilities ...

    Keys Hotel on Uru Road is a modern tourist hotel. The hotel is located in an area where you can easily see the snow of Mount Kilimanjaro. The hotel has 15 en-suite bedrooms and 15 en-suite African style cottages with traditional thatched roofs. The facilities include a restaurant, bar, room service, full laundry services, swimming and car parking.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Internet Access
    • Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Swimming Pool

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Day 2

Machame Camp

After an early breakfast, you will have a climb briefing with a senior guide, after which you will depart for the National Park Gate at Machame for registration and to meet your guide and porters.
From here, you will trek through the lush forest, a 5-7 hour walk to Machame Camp (3000 m). During your trek, you will come across very wet and muddy ground and steep terrain on the climb.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Day 3

Shira Camp

Today, you will take a 5-7 hour hike down a path that follows a steep ridge, passing through heather, the open moorlands, and a large gorge on the way to Shira (3800 m).

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Day 4

Barranco Camp

From Shira, you will turn eastward and ascend the barren mountain landscape, before dropping towards Barranco (3900 m), skirting just below Lava Tower. In cold conditions, this trek will take from 5-7 hours. The routes will contain a few steep sections and valleys, a small section of rocks, and some sand dunes. This route is part of your acclimatization, where you will walk from heights of 3800 m to 4800 m, and spend the night at an altitude of 3900 m.
From you base camp the views of the glaciers on Kibo and the Umbwe Valley below are breathtaking.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Day 5

Barrafu Camp

The path will climb steeply out of Barranco Valley and cross the Karanga Valley, before turning north to reach Barrafu Camp (4600 m), which will amount to an 8-9 hour trek in cold conditions.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Day 6

Mweka Camp - Summit Day

You will proceed with a midnight ascent to Stella Point (5750 m) in time for sunrise. Continue on to Uhuru Peak (5895 m), the highest point in Africa, taking 6 -7 hours in total. Afterwards, you will descend to Barafu and after a short rest continue down into Mweka (3000 m) in 5-7 hours.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Day 7

Moshi

You will descend to the park gate through the rainforest in 3-4 hours. You will then be transferred back to your hotel for your overnight stay.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Keys Hotel

More Info

  • starstarstar

    Keys Hotel


    Keys Hotel on Uru Road is a modern tourist hotel. The hotel is located in an area where you can easily see the snow of Mount Kilimanjaro. The hotel has 15 en-suite bedrooms and 15 en-suite African style cottages with traditional thatched roofs. The facilities ...

    Keys Hotel on Uru Road is a modern tourist hotel. The hotel is located in an area where you can easily see the snow of Mount Kilimanjaro. The hotel has 15 en-suite bedrooms and 15 en-suite African style cottages with traditional thatched roofs. The facilities include a restaurant, bar, room service, full laundry services, swimming and car parking.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Internet Access
    • Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Swimming Pool

    More Details

Day 8

Departure

After having breakfast at the hotel, your tour will conclude.

Meal Plan Breakfast

Other Information

DEPARTURES:

Daily

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation at base hotel including breakfast
  • Roundtrip transfers to the park gate
  • Accommodation in mountain huts or tents depending on the route
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary by BLD
  • Porters and guides on the mountain
  • Park and hut fees
  • Mountain Rescue Fees

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

OTHER INFORMATION:

Please ask us for information on packing, exercise and health matters.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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15 Dec 2018
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