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One day longer on trek than the standard Marangu Route, climbing a natural, rather than man-made path, the Machame Route is a more demanding but much quieter and scenic route up the mountain. 

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Kilimanjaro : Machame Route

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One day longer on trek than the standard Marangu Route, climbing a natural, rather than man-made path, the Machame Route is a more demanding but much quieter and scenic route up the mountain. 

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DAY 1: ARUSHA TRANSFER TO MOSHI/MARANGU (BASE HOTEL)

At 14.00 hours, collected from your Arusha hotel and transfer to Moshi/Marangu area, the base for the climb.  Dinner and overnight at KEYS HOTEL OR SIMILAR OR SIMILAR(the base hotel).

 

DAY 2:  Morning transfer to Machame Gate and start the climb through the Shambas and passing the forest guard for the first section of the climb through the montane forest, up to the first uniport hut. Dinner and overnight at Machame Hut – Camping (3100hrs). (About 5 to 7 hours walking). Dinner and overnight Machame camp

 

DAY 3:  After breakfast, we leave the glades of the rain forest and continue on an ascending path following the steep ridge and across heath and moorland to ‘picnic rock', crossing the little valley walking along steep rock ridge (3658m). (About 4hours to 6hours walking). Dinner and overnight Shira camp

 

DAY 4: Continue to the East passing Junction, crossing a broad valley and climbing to a ridge crest and crossing scree slopes and a river valley towards the peak of Kibo and Lava Tower. (4876m). Continue down to Barranco Campsite (3860m) for overnight (About 5hours to 7hours walking).Dinner and overnight Barranco campsite.

 

DAY 5:  Cross the floor of the Great Barranco Valley, up the Barranco Wall to the Karangariver - the last water point on this route. A steep climb over rocky slabs to Barafu Campsite at 15500ft/ 4600m.for overnight camp taking 8 to 9 hours. Overnight Barafu camp

 

DAY 6 :  CLIMB TO THE PEAK

An early start, ascend to Stella Point (5745m) en route to the summit - Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa at 19340ft/5896m taking 6 to 7 hours.

Descend via Barafu Campsite through the forest to Mweka Campsite at 10000ft/3000m. for overnight camp.- taking 5 to 7 hours.

This is the hardest day of the climb.

Dinner and overnight Mweka Camp

 

DAY 7: Descend through the forest to the park gate at Mweka Wildlife College taking 3 to 4 hours.  Met and transfered to KEYS HOTEL OR SIMILAR OR SIMILARfor dinner and overnight.

 

DAY 08:            MOSHI/MARANGU TO ARUSHA/KILIMANJARO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Breakfast at the Hotel.  In the morning transfer to Arusha and dropped of at your Arusha hotel (use of room and lunch are excluded) or at the Kilimanjaro International Airport for your international/local departure flight.

 

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Kilimanjaro : Machame Route

Kilimanjaro : Machame Route

Small Groups| Solo Travellers|Couples

One day longer on trek than the standard Marangu Route, climbing a natural, rather than man-made path, the Machame Route is a more demanding but much quieter and scenic route up the mountain. 

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