6 Days Machame Route Trekking

MACHAME ROUTE 6 DAY begins and ends at Safari Lodge in Arusha.

Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), there will be a private transfer waiting at the airport to pick you to Arusha Safari Lodge.

All airport transfers are the part of the package, no extra fee is required.

THE BEST MONTHS TO CLIMB KILIMANJARO.

Normally March, April, and May are the months with long rains and should be avoided.

November is usually short rains but it does not often rain all the days so Climbing is possible.

The best Months for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro are January, February and also August and September.

July can be colder and November to December can be wet.

January to February is the warmest months, almost clear of clouds each evening and morning.

The success rates with our guides are outstanding compared to the overall success rates for all climbers who attempt to reach the top.

per adult from

$2,987

NZD

Duration

8 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
    What's excluded :

    • Day 1: ARRIVE IN TANZANIA:

      Pass By: Arusha Village Experience, Arusha Tanzania
      We stay at Arusha Safari Lodge, which is a beautiful Hotel located on the lower slopes of Mount Meru and is a perfect place to prepare you for adventure.

      We will gather in the evening at 5:30 pm for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check.

      We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance.

      Dinner and overnight at Arusha Safari Lodge: Bed, dinner and Breakfast-included.

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

      Day 2: MACHAME GATE TO MACHAME HUT (FULL BOARD)

      Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      The climb starts from Machame gate (1830m), we walk through the lush lower slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Slowly gaining altitude while enjoying the diverse flora and fauna of the rain forest, you will arrive at the first Machame Hut, situated at 3000m above sea level

      It is a clear day we may get our first closer look at the glaciated dome of Kibo if the evening clouds permit.

      Machame Gate to Machame Hut (3,000 m): 6-7 hours walking.
      Duration: 7 minutes

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

      Day 3: MACHAME CAMP TO SHIRA CAMP (FULL BOARD)

      Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      A shorter day climbing up a steep ridge to reach a small semicircular cliff known as a picnic site, and continue up a gentler ascent through the lower alpine moorland, which is known for beautiful wild alpine flowers. The most spectacular views of Kibo peak can be seen from Shira Camp.

      Machame Hut to Shira Camp (3,840m); 4-6 hours walking.
      Duration: 6 minutes

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

      Day 4: SHIRA CAMP TO BARRANCO VALLEY (FULL BOARD)

      Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      Today we walk on a gentle ascent and panoramic views. We traverse the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, passing underneath the Lava Tower and the final section of the Western Breach and after hot lunch the bottom of the Lava Tower (4,600 m.) we descend to the bottom of the Great Barranco valley (3,900 m.).

      Shira Camp to Barranco valley (3,900 m.): 5-7 hours walking.
      Duration: 6 minutes

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

      Day 5: BARRANCO CAMP TO BARAFU CAMP (FULL BOARD)

      Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      A steep climb up the eastern wall leads us just below the Heim Glacier, where we may have some spectacular views of Kilimanjaro. We then take a steep exit up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo, the trail continues down into the alpine desert of the Karanga Valley. After a short break for a hot lunch, we take a steep climb out of Karanga, and an easy path on compacted scree with wide views through this empty and dry landscape up to Barafu Camp. The two peaks Kibo and Mawenzi can been seen from Barafu Camp. After a hot lunch at the Camp, The remainder of the day is spent resting as we prepare for the final ascent before an early night summit walk.

      Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp (4,600 m): 7-9 hours walking.
      Duration: 7 minutes

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

      Day 6: BARAFU CAMP TO SUMMIT TO MWEKA CAMP (FULL BOARD)

      Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      Wake up before midnight in the cover of darkness. We begin a steep climb over loose volcanic scree has some well-graded zig-zags and a slow but steady pace will take us to the rim of the main crater, Stella Point, at 5,735m. We will rest there for a few minutes to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling good can continue slowly to make the two hour round trip from here along the crater rim to main peak (5,895 m), which is the highest point in Africa. After a few minutes to appreciate your accomplishment we descend to Barafu is amazingly fast, and we stop at Barafu Camp for some refreshment, we continue to descend to reach Mweka Camp.

      Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Camp (3100 m): 13-15 hours walking.
      Duration: 14 minutes

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

      Day 7: DESCENT – MWEKA CAMP TO MWEKA GATE TO ARUSHA (FULL BOARD)

      Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      A gentle walk takes us down through the rainforest to Mweka gate successful climbers will receive their summit certificates. After lunch, we drive back to Arusha Safari Lodge.

      Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate: 3-5 hours walking.

      Dinner and overnight at Arusha Safari Lodge: Bed, dinner and Breakfast-included.
      Duration: 4 minutes

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

      Day 8: DEPARTING DAY:

      Pass By: Arusha Village Experience, Arusha Tanzania
      After saying bye to our team of guides then you need a private departure transfer which is included from Arusha to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) for your flight unless you have an option to have a short safari or any other option we will discuss.

      No meals included on this day.
      No accommodation included on this day.
    • Departure Point :
      Traveler pickup is offered
      Departure Time :
      7:30 AM
      Return Detail :
      -
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
      • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    Language

    English

    Age Req.

    -

    Fitness Req.

    None

    Group Size

    15

    Organised by Kilipeak Adventure

    Activity ID: V-140010P5

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