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6 Days Kilimanjaro Climb via Machame Route - Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania

About This Tour

Duration: 8 days
Location: Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania
Product Code: 100203P1

Activity Details

At 5896m Mt Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain and one of the continent's magnificent sights, It has three main volcanic peaks, Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira. The name itself "Kilimanjaro" is a mystery wreathed in clouds. It might mean Mountain of Light, Mountain of Greatness or Mountain of Caravans.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport – Arusha

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, you will be welcomed by our transfer driver and taken to the Tulia Hotel and Spa in Arusha. The rest of the day will be at leisure and you can either relax at the hotel. Bed and Breakfast included

Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Arusha – Machame Gate (1,790 m) – Machame Camp (3,010 m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
After breakfast you will be picked up at the lodge and taken to the entrance gate of Kilimanjaro National Park. While your guide is busy with the registration forms, you can watch the mountain team prepare for the climb and once this is all done, your Kilimanjaro adventure will begin. You will hear and with a little luck, even spot the beautiful black and white colobus monkeys in the treetops. After 5 to 6 hours, you will reach today’s destination – the Machame Camp which is situated just above the tree line. Here, at the base of Mt Kilimanjaro, you will have your first dinner followed by an overnight stay in tents. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner included
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 3: Machame Camp (3,010 m) – New Shira Camp (3,845 m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
After an early morning start, the path steepens. The landscape changes into heath and moorland and the open landscape allows you to see the impressive mountain range. Today’s stage is shorter than the previous day and you will arrive at the New Shira Camp by mid-afternoon. The camp has a breath-taking view of the mountain and during sunset, the evening sun lights the rock face and glacier of Kibo.

Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 4: New Shira Camp (3,845 m) – Lava Tower (4,640 m) – Barranco Camp (3,960 m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Today you will climb about 800 m but you will be camping at an elevation only slightly higher than the previous night. This will allow your body to acclimatise as a height of over 4,500 m will be reached over the next two days. The trek begins with a long ascent above the Shira Plateau in the direction of the Lava Tower. The vegetation becomes sparser as the landscape changes to an afro-alpine desert. The route passes through the sweeping Barranco Valley with its lobelia and giant senecio plants. After 6 to 7 hours, you will arrive at the most beautiful camp on the mountain – the Barranco Camp. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner included

Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 5: Barranco Camp (3,960 m) – Barafu Camp (4,640 m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Today’s stretch starts with the climb of the Barranco Wall. Safety is paramount and your guides will assist you wherever necessary. Following the ridge as it traverses up and down, you can enjoy the splendid views of the south glacier of Kibo. In the Karanga Valley you will have lunch, followed by a 2 to 3 hours climb to Barafu Camp. Once at the camp, you can relax, have dinner and call it an early night. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner included

Duration: 3 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 6: 6 Barafu Camp (4,640 m) – Uhuru Peak (5,895 m) – Mweka Camp (3,080 m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
After a cup of hot tea and a light snack, the climb begins at around midnight. By torchlight, you will climb the screes of Kibo. After 5 to 7 hours of ascending in the dark you will arrive at Stella Point (5,730 m), the crater rim of Mt Kilimanjaro. Another 1 to 2 hours climb along the crater ridge will lead you to Uhuru Peak. Here you will see Kilimanjaro in all its glory, enjoying the 360° view over the landscape below as the sun rises. You are now standing on the “Roof of Africa”. The simple descent runs almost along the same route and shortly before midday you should arrive at Barafu Camp, where the porters and the cook will be waiting for you. After a warm meal and a well-deserved break of approximately 1 to 2 hours, you will be on your way down to Mweka Camp where supper and a well-earned rest await you. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner included

Duration: 11 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 7: Mweka Camp (3,080 m) – Mweka Gate (1,630 m) – Arusha

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
The final leg of your amazing adventure begins after breakfast with a traditional farewell ceremony from the mountain crew. Then a gentle 2 to 3 hours’ descent through the rainforest continues to Mweka Gate, where your driver will be waiting for you. He will take you back to the Meru View Lodge and after a warm shower, the rest of the day is free to relax, relax at the pool or celebrate your achievement. Breakfast; Dinner included

Duration: 3 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 8: Depature - Arusha – Kilimanjaro Airport

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro Airport. Alternatively you can extend your trip in Tanzania and go on safari . Breakfast included
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Type of Activity

Outdoor Activities > Climbing >

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