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“EA” Kilimanjaro 6 Days Machame Route climb

Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
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Duration

6 days/ 5 nights

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

30 people

Languages

English, Kiswahili

Overview

EAST AFRICAN CITIZENS ONLY

Machame route on Mount Kilimanjaro is a little harder than the Marangu route and is well known as the “Whisky route”. Your accommodation will be in spacious tents. We also provide chairs, tables, and dining tents for your comfort. Accommodation before and after is included at Kundayo Service Apartments or similar (upgrade can be booked), Domestic and International transport to Arusha is not included (Transport to Kilimanjaro from Arusha is Included), we can arrange transport domestically to Arusha and Shuttle bus from Nairobi to Arusha, and transport from other locations.

DAY:

  1. An early start with a drive to Machame gate. Begin trekking through the rain forests on a winding trail for 5-7 hours until you arrive at Machame Campsite. Overnight at Machame Camp (3100 m)
  2. After breakfast, leave the glades of the rain forest and continue on an ascending path, crossing a little valley and walking along a steep rocky ridge covered with heather until the end of the ridge. The route then turns west onto a river gorge at 3658m (5-7 hours). Overnight at the Shira Campsite. Overnight at Shira Camp
    (3800 m)Machame route Kilimanjaro view of peak
  3. From the Shira plateau continue trekking east towards the lava tower called “the shark’s tooth”. Shortly after the tower, you come to a junction leading to the arrow glacier. Continue to Barranco Campsite overnight. (5-7 hours). Overnight at Barranco Camp (3950 m)
  4. Leaving Barranco to continue walking on a steep ridge passing the Barranco Wall, through the Karanga Valley and the junction which is connected to the Barafu Campsite for overnight (8-9 hours). The two peaks, Mawenzi and Kibo can be seen from this point. Overnight at Barafu Camp (4600 m)
  5. Just after midnight trek past the Stella point (5745m) on the way to the summit, the Uhuru peak. This part of the climb takes about 8 hours. You have now reached the highest point in Africa at 5895 meters!!! From the summit descend to Mweka Campsite (3100m) overnight, this takes about 5 hours. Overnight at Mweka Camp (3100 m)
  6. The day is spent descending towards the Mweka park gates (3-4 hours). Transfer to Arusha.

End of tour!

NB: Do you have your own group of people you wish to climb with, you are welcome to contact us for a separate program.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Notice that children down to the age of 10 can participate in a climb, but depending on their strength they might be staying back waiting for the adults to return at Horombo Hut at 3807 meters altitude.
  • An 8-year-old has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and reached the top, but for safety reasons, we only accept children down to the age of 10.
  • An 80-year-old has climbed Kilimanjaro as well, as blind, and people with amputations.
  • Notice that this program is only to be booked by East African residents and if a person booking is not an East African resident, the booking will be cancelled and a fee of 15% for misuse will be charged.

Included/Excluded

  • Transport to/from park gate from Hotel in Arusha or Moshi
  • Park, rescue fees
  • Overnight the night before and the night after the climb
  • The flying Doctors society of Africa Rescue service.
  • Professional English speaking guide(s); porters & cook
  • All Meals
  • Water; tea and coffee with meals
  • Entry visas for Tanzania
  • International flights - Transport to and from Arusha from your home
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of personal nature (alcohol, phone calls, etc)
  • Tipping to the guides/crew
  • Personal equipment
  • Sleeping bag (Can be rented)

Tour's Location

Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

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