8 Days Machame Route

6 Days Machame Route

Day 1 of Machame route; From Machame Gate to Machame Camp

Find you at your hotel of overnight in Moshi/Arusha the drive to Machame Gate for signing in. This will be our preceding chance to use a suitable toilet before the trekking days in the rainforest of Kilimanjaro!

After reaching the park gate, all climbers are required to register for sign in Kilimanjaro Mountain for climbing and make the last preparations for the summit Kilimanjaro and make the last arrangements for the summit Kilimanjaro. Our porters will be arranging their packs and loading ready to carry to the rooftop, covering the food, water, cooking gas and most of your equipment. Dinner is prepared by our chef and served in a communal dining mess.

Elevation: 5,380 ft. to 9,350 ft.

Remoteness: 11 km/7 miles

Climbing Time: 5-7 hours

Habitat: Rain Forest

 

Day 2 of Machame route; Machame Camp to Shira 1 Camp

On this Day you will experience hiking to Shira 1 Camp. We’ll leave the forest overdue, sighted the vegetation grow thinner and the trails become sandier as we climb. We shall have rocks and sarsens to contend with as we near the famed Shira Plateau.

Elevation: 9,350 ft. to 12,500 ft.

Remoteness: 5 km/3 miles

Climbing Time: 4-6 hrs

Habitat: Heath

 

Day 3 of Machame route; Shira 1 Camp to Barranco Camp through Lava Tower

Today we step up to Barranco Camp with the great view of Lava Tower. After then descend to the Barranco Camp. This is a brilliant instance of the ‘walk high, sleep low’ plan in practice.

The Lava Tower is pretty gradual, and we will have a chance to rest and eat lunch when we arrive. Sideways, look for outstanding views of Helm Glacier, the Western Breach, and Kibo.

Elevation: From 3850 m to 3950 m

Highest point: 4600m Lava Tower

Trekking distance: 12 km

Trek time: 6 to 7 hours

Environment: Semi-desert

 

Day 4 of Machame route; Hiking Barranco Valley Camp to Barafu Camp

Today is a shorter trek, but a bouncing unique. After breakfast, we will hike to the top of the Boundless Barranco Wall. We’ll be overhead the clouds on point and shall be able to see the land feast out below us for miles.

Then, we will slope for the night, camping in Karanga Valley. Sideways, look for the Decken, Kersten and Heim Glaciers above the valley.

Elevation: From 3950 m to 3930 m

Highest point: Great Barranco Wall

Trekking distance: 7 km

Trek time: About 4 hrs

Environment: Mountainous desert

 

Day 5 of Machame route; SUMMIT DAY; Barafu Hut to Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp

Today starts just before midnight and shall be the toughest, both mentally and physically.

 

We’ll have a hot drink and a snack right before we set downward, threading among the Rebman and Reitzel glaciers. Then we’ll cross some weighty screen to reach Stella Point (5732 m) between the rim of the crater. There shall have a short relax and enjoy a unique sight: daylight on the rooftop of Africa.

Another hour’s trek brings us to Uhuru Peak, The real and live Summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro

After taking a picture with at the starts of Africa we’ll descend back to Barafu Hut for lunch, then continue to Mweka Camp (at 3100 m) for our last dinner on the Mt. Kilimanjaro, and about well-deserved sleep.

 

Elevation: From 4600 m to 3100 m

Highest point: 5895 m (Uhuru Peak)

Trekking distance: 20 km (7 km ascent / 13 km descent)

Trek time: 12 to 15 hrs (6 to 8 hrs ascent / 6 to 7 hrs descent)

Environment: Mountainous desert/stone scree/ice-capped summit.

 

Day 6 of Machame route; Descent from Mweka Camp to Kilimanjaro exit (Mweka Gate)

Day seven is our last on the Mt. Kilimanjaro trek and will see us trekking back to the Kilimanjaro National Park gate where you will receive a green certificate of your achievement. This provided to only who have succeeded to the summit at the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro otherwise you don’t.

Assume the last moment of the route to be muddy but keep your eye out for Columbus monkeys and other jungle wildlife in the trees!

Elevation: From 3100 m to 1800 m

Trekking distance: 8 km

Trek time: 3 to 4 hrs

Environment: Montane forest