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Absolutely Amazing Kilimanjaro Tours and Travel Company, Arusha, Tanzania Tour Operators in Tanzania

6 DAYS KILIMANJARO CLIMB VIA MACHAME ROUTE

Day 1: ARUSHA – MACHAME GATE 1600M –MACHAME CAMP 3100M

Around 8h30 you will be picked up from your Hotel in Arusha and transfer to Machame gate where trekking formalities are done. Normally formalities and other logisitics for climbing the mountain take about 30minutes to 1 hour. From there you will start your easy track through a dense forest for the first hour. The path continues to follow the ridge rising steadily with several steep sections. The gradient eases slightly as the forest merges into heather covered ground. A walk will be done for 7.5hours. Elevation change 1500m. Estimated distance to be covered is 10km Final elevation 3,100m and Dinner and Overnight Machame Camp FB.

Day2: MACHAME CAMP 3100M TO SHIRA CAMP 3,840M

Early after breakfast continue from Machame camp across the stream onto its west bank and follow the path up the steep rocky ridge rises – crossing a few times before reaching Shira Camp at the base of semicircular wall of rocks. Hike time 5-6hours. Elevation change 740m. Estimated distance to be covered is 6km while the final elevation 3,840.Dinner and Overnight Shira Camp.

Day 3: SHIRA 3,850M TO BARRANCO CAMP 3,950M

From Karanga Camp hike to Lava Tower 4,700m and then proceed to Barranco 3,950m via the great Barranco Wall. This route offers panoramic views of Kibo through Karanga Valley as we hike high and sleep low, dropping back down from Barranco after lunch. Today’s hike will most of the day. Barranco Campsite is located on elevation of 3,950m. Hike time 5hours. Elevation change 110m. Estimated distance 8km. Dinner and Overnight Barranco Campsite.

Day 4: BARANCO TO KARANGA VALLEY. 3,950 TO 3930M THEN KARANGA VALLEY 3,930M TO BARAFU CAMP 4,600M

Today involves gaining a little more elevation acclimatization and resting for the summit attempting the next morning. This day takes us 4hours of walking. Elevation change 650. Estimated distance 7km. Final elevation 4,600m.Dinner and Overnight Barafu Camp.

Day 5: BARAFU CAMP 4,600M TO THE SUMMIT 5,895M.

We will start trekking early before sunrise (1-2am) as the walk will take 10- 14 hours. We will avoid the mist that sets in later in the day. The snow will still be safely frozen. The 1,100 m (3,600) ascent in just over 3km will take us about 6 – 8hours. After brief stay at the summit of the highest point in Africa, Uhuru Peak at over5, 895 m we descent via the Mweka route in 12km in about 2hours to Mweka Camp. Dinner and Overnight at Mweka Camp.

Day 6: MWEKA CAMP 3,100M TO MWEKA GATE 1,600M

Today we descend about 1,500 meters through the forest on a jungle path for about 10km in 3 to 4 hours to reach Mweka gate where you will meet our driver for transfer you back to Arusha.

Price Quotations:

USD 1500 per person climbing Mount Kilimanjaro through Machame Route. Please note that payments can be made in USD, Euro or TZS (at the prevailing exchange rate of the business date).

Price Includes:

- Mountain climbing fees ,Camping fees ,Rescue fees ,Food 3 times a day -

- Professional mountain guide,Cook,3poters per client ,Mountain tent for two room, mattress, sleeping bag,

- Transport from Arusha to Machame gate and back to Arusha on the last day.

- 3 to 4 liter of boiled drinking water per person per day during climbing.

Price Quoted does not include:

- Sleeping bags and any other climbing gears,

- Tips for the crews, personal stuffs like telephone, gifts, alcohol, cigarette etc..

- Mountain gears, like clothes, shoes, walking poles, head light, gloves and other staff for climb.


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