CKC 809: 6 Day Mount Kilimanjaro, Machame Route Trek; Moshi . Machame . Shira . Barranco . Barafu . Mweka . Moshi 6 days/ 5 nights

Machame route


Tour Details


Day 1:  We have a briefing and final gear check for the Mount Kilimanjaro Hike at Moshi Town. You are then  picked up and transferred to the Mount Kilimanjaro National Park gate at Machame for entry registration then start the trek to Machame Camp through thick rain forest. You have a packed lunch at a picnic site along the trail. Later, you have dinner and retire for the day at Machame Camp. (3000 m ). Full board

Machame route is arguably the most scenic and beautiful one. The trek begins on the South Western area of the Mountain and descend on the South Eastern side; this offers the climbers a varied scenery of Mount Kilimanjaro. Machame route is known as the ‘Whisky route’ compared to the Marangu route which is called ‘The coca cola route’ for it is more difficult for trekkers. Here, you sleep in camping tents as opposed to huts on the Marangu route. Machame route is ideal for those who want a more difficult climb, and are confident of their ability to hike for long periods over somewhat steep terrain.

Day 2: After breakfast, ascend to the Shira area through ridges and valleys heading to the next night stop at Shira hut; with your packed lunches on the way. Dinner and overnight at Shira Camp (3800 m). Full board

Day 3: Head eastward to a junction where we continue to Lava Tower Campsite (4500m), then descend to Barranco Camp thus allowing your body to adjust to altitude change. Enjoy your packed lunch at a picnic site. Overnight at the Barranco Camp. Full board

Day 4: After breakfast, hike the great Barranco wall then across the Karanga Valley and ascend to Karanga campsite for lunch. This day you have a hot lunch. You have the afternoon hike to Barafu Camp. 1700 hrs: Have dinner and take the day’s rest ready for the hike to the summit. This Night is spent at Barafu Camp (4600 m). Full board

Day 5: 0000 hours : Have a cup of coffee/tea and start the midnight trek to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro via Stella Point.   0600 hours : Reach the summit, Uhuru peak (5895m),have a short period of photo taking session and then descend to Barafu camp for breakfast/Brunch and a little rest. Then continue down to Mweka Camp for the days rest. Overnight at the Mweka Camp. Full board 

Day 6: 08h00: Walk down to the park gate where you say bye to the guides and porters, have packed lunches on the way and are dropped off at Moshi Town. Breakfast and lunch

Cost in USD based on per person sharing (minimum 02 clients) is:

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 The rates above are valid from 2nd January to 31st December 2017

 Costs above Include:

• Pick up and drop off at  Moshi Town.

•  Full board ( breakfast, lunch & dinner) during the Hike

  • Service of a Mount Kilimanjaro Guide during the Hike

   • Service of porters during the Hike

   • Mount Kilimanjaro Hiking fees

    • Bottled water during the Hike

     • Transfers Keys Hotel, Moshi Town/Mount Kilimanjaro Gate/ Moshi Town

     • Rescue to a Private Hospital ( if need be)

    • Services of a professional safari cook during the Hike

  Cost excludes:

• Items not mentioned as included

• Mount Kilimanjaro Hiking equipment


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