Machame Route

Machame Route,Mount Kilimanjaro Routes

Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing on Machame Route SUMMARY: Mount Kilimanjaro, the Africa’s highest peak 5895m. Ascend thru Machame route and descend thru Mweka route, are no huts for accommodation, instead, camping grounds and toilets, with wonderful scenery and fine weather which does not bring tiresome to climbers though fitness is required. At the end of your climb, you will recognize that you have refreshed mind, heart and the spirit. Physically you will experience quick recovering Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival Day: – Arrive JRO (Kilimanjaro International Airport)

- On your arrive, meet and assist at the Airport and transfer to Arusha Impala Hotel,MC Ellys Hotel for overnight booked on bed and breakfast basis, BB.

DAY 2: MACHAME GATE {1800m} – MACHAME CAMP {3000m}

-In the morning at 0900hrs pick up from hotel and arrive some minutes to the Machame Gate, introduction to your guide and porters. Registration is done and thereafter start climb {Trekking} with picnic lunch through rain forest for approximately 4 to 5 hrs where you arrive to the Machame camp. Later afternoon walk up to a little higher altitude is done for acclimatization. Return to Machame camp for dinner and overnight.

DAY 3: MACHAME CAMP (3000m)-SHIRA CAMP (3800m)

-After breakfast, start climb through short Savannah forest and other vegetation for approximately 4 to 5hrs, with picnic lunch en route before arriving in the afternoon at the Shira camp for dinner and overnight.

DAY 4:SHIRA (3800m)- BARANCO camp(3950m)

-After breakfast a slow walk through semi glacier and sandy areas with picnic lunch 3 to 4 hrs before arriving at the Baranco camp for dinner and overnight.

DAY 5: BARRANCO (3950m) – BARAFU camp (4600m)

-After breakfast, with picnic lunch enroute climb through glaciers for approximately 4 to 5 hours before arriving the Barafu camp for dinner and overnight.

DAY-6: BARAFU (4600m)-UHURU-PEAK (5895m)-MWEKA camp (3100m)

-An early wake up call around 01.00hrs for preparation and light breakfast before starting final ascent to the summit i.e. either the Stella Point reached in approximately 5 to 6 hrs and a further ascent to the Uhuru Peak reached in another approx 45minutes. After signing and short rest at Barafu camp descend via the Gilman’s Point down to Mweka camp for an hours rest with light breakfast then descent down for dinner and overnight at Mweka camp.

DAY 7: MWEKA (3100m)-MWEKA GATE

- Arusha -After breakfast, final descent to Mweka gate, thereafter say Goodbye to your Guide/ Porters and connect a private transfer to Arusha. Afternoon rest and relax at leisure in the hotel waiting overnight at Arusha(Hotel as booked).

The Kilimanjaro climb include: Ground transfers with pick up and drop off at Arusha or JRO, park entrance fees, rescue fees, Mountain Guide, porters, accommodation and meals with 2 nights at the hotel as indicated on the above itinerary. They do not include: Lunch on the last day, climbing equipment, sleeping bags, drinks, tipping and all other expenses of personal nature.