6 DAYS KILIMANJARO MACHAME ROUTE

  • County: Tanzania
  • Duration: 6 Days
  • City: kilimanjaro trek
  • Pricing : $1500 per person

6 DAYS KILIMANJARO MACHAME ROUTE

Overview

The Machame route is also known as the Whiskey route, given its reputation for being a tough climb, in contrast to the easier Marangu route, which is known as the Coca Cola route. Unlike the gradual incline and hut accomodations found on the Marangu Route, the climbers on Machame hike steeper trails, for longer distances, while sleeping in tents.

Day 1

At 7:30 a.m., you will transfer to the Machame Park Gate (5,950 ft./  1,815 mt.). After registering with the park authority, we'll begin our  climb through the lush forest. Trekkers will likely hear the many  exotic birds in the canopy above, and many even see black & white  Columbus monkeys and Sykes monkeys as they hike along the knotted roots  and mud on the forest floor. We'll continue on to some heather land  before reaching our overnight camp at Machame Camp (9,850 feet, 5-7  hours of walking), just above the forest zone. The trek is quite long,  thus not steep.Dinner and Overnight at Machame camp.

Day 2

Today's segment of the ascent will continue across beautiful heather  land and alpine moorland with magnificent views of Kilimanjaro Peak. We begin up the steep track through a savannah of tall grasses, and   trees of Giant Heather and Erica. Scramble around large boulders as   you enter the moorland zone, marked by  Seneciolobelia plants, and  
volcanic rocks draped with lichen beards, which protect wild alpine  flowers growing at their bases. We'll overnight at Shira Camp (12,600  feet, 5-6 hours of walking).Dinner and Overnight at Shira camp.

Day 3

After breakfast you will draw nearer the peak as we get closer to the Lava  Tower. The trek becomes a bit more strenuous as the trail steepens on  the approach to the lava Tower, a 300 foot tall volcanic plug which  marks an exposed pass at 15,000 feet. In the afternoon, descend the  steep track into the Great Barranco Valley. BarrancoCamp is set on a  
Col (flat area) enclosed on three sides with steep valley walls and  the Kibo massif itself. Hanging glaciers glint in the sunshine above,  amidst the eerie landscape of plants such as the giant groundsels  (SenecioKilimanjarica), and the uniquely endemic Giant Lobelia.Then we   overnight stop at Barranco Camp (12,950 feet, 5-6  hours of walking). This day and the following day will be your   acclimatization day.Dinner and Overnight at Barancco Camp.

Day 4

After breakfast you will trek up through the Karanga Valley, the trail turns steadily uphill, following the lava ridge to the Barafu camp. The  temperature will grow colder and the landscape more sparse as we near  Barafu Camp. Barafu Camp is set on a small, exposed flat area on a  ridge, acting as a base camp from which you will make your summit  attempt at midnight tonight. Barafu camp (15,200 feet, 6-7 hours of  walking).Dinner and Overnight at Barafu camp.

Day 5

Just after midnight we start of a challenging trekk(12-17 hours of  trekking). You begin trekking at 12:30 to 1am, passing between the  Rebmann and Tarzel glaciers to the rim at Stella Point. The  temperatures range from just below freezing at midnight, to between 10  
deg. F (-12 deg. C) to –10 F. (-23 deg. C) just before dawn at the summit. As dawn nears, we'll summit at Uhuru Peak, the highest point  in Africa at 19,340 feet. Uhuru will be the culmination of - and the  reward for - 6- 7 hours of strenuous hiking. We'll then descend back  toBarafu Camp, resting for a while before continuing our descent to  Mweka Camp (9,840 feet, 3-4 hours of walking on the descent).Dinner  and Overnight at Mweka camp.

Day 6


After breakfast. You will make our final descent to the park gate, a walk of  about 3 or 4 hours. After bidding our farewells to our guide and  porters, we'll drive to Arusha for bed/breakfast.
 

The above package will cost $1’450 pp

 

Included in the price:

• Guarantee price/guarantee trek on confirmation

• Transfer to and from the base of the mountain

• Full board accommodation whilst on the trek. Meal plan as detailed: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner

• Accommodations in camps/huts as per the itinerary

• All park entrance fees to include government taxes

• Service of an English speaking professional guide, porters and skilled cook

• Start and finish Arusha

• Treated water on the trek.

• On completion, successful climb Certificate

 

Excluded:

• Laundry, sleeping bags, beverages/Drinks, accommodation before the trek and climbing gears

• International flights

• Visas to Tanzania

• Items of personal nature

• Climbing gear

• Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary

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