7 Days Machame Route
The Machame Route gives you the greatest chance to make it to the summit (Uhuru Peak) and is a good all-rounder in terms of value for money and length of the climb.There’s no receiving away from the statement that it’s a tough climb, but it’s not technical, you don’t need climbing tackle and ropes and so on. All you have to do is walk slowly (Pole Pole) so the altitude doesn’t get you too much as you go upper, keep focused on your goal and keep optimistic. And of course you’ll be hiking through some unbelievable, awe inspirational scenery, with the support of your excellent guides and porters who have done this many many times before. They will absolutely keep you working, and look after you by putting up your tents and nourishing you good vigor meals each day. With you own energy and their help, you have every chance of making it to the top Uhuru Peak.
Day 1: Pick up from Lodge/Hotel – Machame Gate 1840m – Machame Hut – 9kms – 6 to7hrs – Altitude gain 1140m
To Machame Hut, 3000m. After a transfer to the park gate, a 7 hour walk through the forest takes you to Machame Hut. You camp throughout the climb, and your crew will take good care of you, erect and dismantle the camp, and provide you with tasty, filling food. Full board.
Day 2: Machame Hut 2980m — Shira Cave – 7kms – 5 to 6hrs – Altitude gain 890m
To Shira Cave, 3800m. An initial steep climb followed by a gentle incline. After lunch a descent and ascent brings you to the camp. Walking time approx. 5 hours. Full board.
Day 3: Shira Hut 3840m — Barranco Camp – 10kms – 6 to 7hrs – Altitude gain 700m down 600m: To Barranco Wall, 3900m. Today you climb slowly for some 5kms. This is a fairly strenuous day as the altitude begins to tell. Walking time approx. 8 hours. Full board.
Day 4: Barranco Camp 3950m — Karanga Valley Camp – 6kms – 3 to 4hrs – gain 250m down 250m: To Karanga Valley Camp 3930m. Today you climb to Barranco Wall 1hr and view Arrow Glacier then walking down Karranga Valley 2hrs and overnight on top of the Valley. Full board
Day 5: Karanga Camp 3930m — Barafu Camp 4kms – 3 to 4hrs – gain 650m: To Barafu Camp, 4600m. Climb Karanga Valley to Barafu. Full board.
Day 6: Barafu Hut 4600m – Uhuru Park 5895m – Millennium Camp 19kms-12 to 14hrs – Alt. gain 1295m down 2105m:
Barafu to Uhuru, 5895m, then descend to Mweka, 3100m. You will wake at about midnight for the torchlight climb to Stella Point, approx. 7 hours with rest stops, and finally to the highest point, Uhuru Peak with fantastic views of glaciers and plains far below. Descend to Mweka or High Camp, arriving late afternoon. Full board.
Day 7: Millennium Camp – Mweka Gate – 10kms – 5hrs – descend 1050m – Transfer to Lodge/Hotel:
A descent of some 4 hours takes you to Mweka Village where you are met and transferred back to the Keys Hotel. Full board
• 2 Nights, twin-shared, hikers class accommodation in the lodges, with bed and breakfast (dinner can be arranged on request and at additional cost)
• Transfer from your hotel to starting point for your climb, and return to your hotel after your climb
• All National Park gate fees
• All camping fees
• Rescue fees (Kilimanjaro rescue team fees)
• Qualified mountain guide, assistant guides, porters and cooks
• Salaries for mountain crew as per guidelines set by KINAPA
• Breakfast, lunch and dinner on the mountain
• Hot drinks on the mountain
• Camping equipment (tents, camp chairs & sleeping mat) (Not applicable on the Marangu route as all meals is served at the camps in designated mess halls)
• Climbing permit
• Portable oxygen (use in case of emergence)
• Walkie talkie (Communication during the trek)
• Optional return airport transfers between Kilimanjaro International Airport to the lodge
• Items of a personal nature
• Compulsory tips for guides, porters and cook (average tip is anything from US$ 150 to US$ 200 per hiker – depending on number of days / how many hikers in the group and route chosen)
• Entry visa for Tanzania (US$50 per passport holder for most nationalities / US $ 100 per visa for USA passport holders)
• Health requirements (Yellow Fever – compulsory depending on how you travel to Tanzania, Meningitis & Hepatitis A optional but recommended)
• Optional travel insurance
• Personal hiking/trekking gear
• Airfares and departure taxes
• Optional but highly recommended Portable toilet (Portable toilet not allowed on the Marangu route)
• Snacks, personal medicine and water purifying tablets
• Meals & drinks not specified and snacks
• Optional Emergency Portable oxygen to be used in emergencies only, not as summiting aid.
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