6 Days Machame Route Kilimanjaro Hiking Tour with Africa Natural Tours

We will offer our Clients a good price and we provide good service to our clients. Our packages involve Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya and Mount Meru, Wildlife Safari such as Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, Culture tourism such as Masai and beach holiday such as Zanzibar.

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$1,819

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Duration

6 days

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  • What's included :
    • 5x Breakfast
    • 5x Dinner
    • 6x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 5 nights
    • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
    What's excluded :

    • Day 1: Machame Gate to Machame Camp

      Pass By: Moshi, Moshi, Kilimanjaro Region
      For those who only have six days to climb Kilimanjaro, the Machame route is the best choice because of its acclimatization profile. Compared to other six day routes, the Machame route exposes the climber to higher elevations quicker (day three) which kick starts the body's adaptation to altitude. However, this route requires that a person be in good shape to be able to tackle the challenging elevation gains and losses. The six day Machame variation is a difficult route. In particular, day four combined with day five makes for a very hard schedule. Day four is a full day of hiking from Barranco to Barafu. Then after dinner and a partial night's sleep, the very long and strenuous summit day begins around midnight. The 6 day Machame route requires 19-24 hours of demanding walking, at extremely high elevation, with only 4-6 hours of sleep.

      Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      For those who only have six days to climb Kilimanjaro, the Machame route is the best choice because of its acclimatization profile. Compared to other six day routes, the Machame route exposes the climber to higher elevations quicker (day three) which kick starts the body's adaptation to altitude. However, this route requires that a person be in good shape to be able to tackle the challenging elevation gains and losses. The six day Machame variation is a difficult route. In particular, day four combined with day five makes for a very hard schedule. Day four is a full day of hiking from Barranco to Barafu. Then after dinner and a partial night's sleep, the very long and strenuous summit day begins around midnight. The 6 day Machame route requires 19-24 hours of demanding walking, at extremely high elevation, with only 4-6 hours of sleep.

      Meals included:
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Tent

      Day 2: Machame Camp to Shira Camp

      Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      2 days Machame Camp to Shira Camp

      Elevation (ft): 9,400ft to 12,500ft, Distance: 5 km, Hiking Time: 4-6 hours, Habitat: Moorland

      After breakfast, we leave the glades of the rain forest and continue on an ascending path, crossing the little valley walking along a steep rocky ridge, covered with heather, until the ridge ends. The route now turns west onto a river gorge. Time for rest, dinner, and overnight at the Shira campsite.

      Duration: 6 minutes

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Tent

      Day 3: Shira Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp

      Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      3 days Shira Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp

      Elevation (ft): 12,500ft to 13000 ft, Distance: 10 km, Hiking Time: 6-8 hours , Habitat: Semi Desert

      From the Shira Plateau, we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the "Shark's Tooth." Shortly after the tower, we come to the second junction which brings us up to the Arrow Glacier at an altitude of 16,000ft. We now continue down to the Barranco Hut at an altitude of 13,000ft. Here we rest, enjoy dinner, and overnight. Although you end the day at the same elevation as when you started, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.

      Duration: 6 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Tent

      Day 4: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

      Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      4 day Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

      Elevation (ft): 13,000ft to 15,000ft, Distance: 9km, Hiking Time: 8-10 hours, Habitat: Alpine Desert

      After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge passing the Barranco Wall, to the Karanga Valley campsite. Then, we leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the Barafu Hut. At this point, you have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest, enjoy dinner, and prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are to be seen from this position.

      Duration: 8 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Tent

      Day 5: Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Hut

      Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      5 days Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Hut

      Elevation (ft): 15,300ft to 19,345ft (and down to 10,000ft) , Distance: 5 km ascent / 12 km descent , Hiking Time: 7-8 hours ascent / 4-6 hours descent , Habitat: Arctic

      Very early in the morning (midnight to 2am), we continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. You head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy screed towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek.

      At Stella Point (18,600 ft), you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see (weather permitting). From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all the way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. At Uhuru Peak, you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. Faster hikers will see the sunrise from the summit.

      From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for lunch. You will want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.

      Duration: 7 minutes

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Tent

      Day 6: Mweka Camp to Moshi

      Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      6 days Mweka Camp to Moshi

      Elevation (ft): 10,000ft to 5400ft, Distance: 10 km , Hiking Time: 3-4 hours, Habitat: Rain Forest

      After breakfast, we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).From the gate, you continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet you at Mweka village to drive you back to hotel in Moshi

      Duration: 3 minutes

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      No accommodation included on this day.
    • Departure Point :
      Moshi Urban, Tanzania
      Traveler pickup is offered
      We will pick you up by private car from at your HotelAirports
      • Kilimanjaro Airport, Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania
      • Arusha Airport, Arusha, Tanzania
      Departure Time :
      5/10/2019 - 10/21/2021
      Monday:08:00 AM - 01:30 PM
      Tuesday:08:00 AM - 01:30 PM
      Wednesday:08:00 AM - 01:30 PM
      Thursday:08:00 AM - 01:30 PM
      Friday:08:00 AM - 01:30 PM
      Saturday:08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      Sunday:10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
      Return Detail :
      Returns to original departure point
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
      • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
      • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
      • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
      • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
      • Guides required to regularly wash hands
      • Regular temperature checks for staff
      • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • 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

    10

    Organised by AFRICA NATURAL TOURS L.T.D : Serengeti Safari & Kilimanjaro Climbing Company in Moshi

    Activity ID: V-150526P1

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