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Heri Africa Tours & Safaris Ltd 

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6 Day Kilimanjaro Climb, Machame Route

Tour Summary:

  • You will visit Tanzania
  • This tour starts and ends in Arusha or Moshi (Tanzania)
  • You will visit Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Activities: Trekking
  • Trekking Route: Machame Route
  • Tour type: Private or Group trek
  • A transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) is included
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for extra cost

Day by Day trekking Itinerary

Route Overview

Machame route is regarded as the most scenic of the trails up Kilimanjaro. You ascend gradually through the forest till you emerge onto the Moorland of Shira Plateau, from which there are superb views of the Kibo Peak and the Great Western Breach. Travellers through Machame route

Day0: Arrival
This might be your arrival day to Tanzania where we will pick you from your arrival point either airport, shuttle bus office or in the border/custom to a hotel for dinner and overnight

Day1: Machame Gate (1800m) – Machame Camp (3000m)
Arrive to the Machame Gate from Arusha/ Moshi in a 4WD vehicle, introduction to your guide and porters. Registration is done and thereafter start climb {Hiking/Trekking} with picnic lunch through rain forest for approximately 4 to 5 hrs where you arrive to the Machame Hut. Later afternoon walk up to a little higher altitude is done for acclimatization. Return to Machame Hut for dinner and overnight. All meals are included

Day2: Machame Camp (3000m) – Shira Camp (3800m)
After breakfast, start climb through short Savannah, forest and other vegetation for approximately 4 to 5hrs, with picnic lunch en route before arriving in the afternoon at the Shira Hut. In Shira is where an extra day can be spent for acclimatization when climbing takes 7 days or more, dinner and overnight at Shira hut. All meals are included

Day3: Shira (3800m) – Barranco (3950m)
After breakfast a slow walk through semi glacier and sandy areas with picnic lunch 3 to 4 hrs before arriving at the Barranco Hut for dinner and overnight. All meals are included

Day4: Barranco Hut (3950m) – Barafu Hut (4600m)
After breakfast, with picnic lunch enroute climb through glaciers for approximately 4 to 5 hours before arriving the Barafu Hut for dinner and overnight. All meals are included

Day5: Barafu Hut (4600m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Mweka (3100m)
An early wakeup call around 01.00hrs for preparation and light breakfast before starting final ascent to the summit i.e. either the Stella Point reached in approximately 5 to 6 hrs and a further ascent to the Uhuru Peak reached in another approx 45minutes. After signing and short rest at barafu hut descend via the Gilman?s Point down to Mweka hut for an hours rest with light breakfast then descent down for dinner and overnight at Mweka hut. All meals are included

Day6: Descend from Mweka hut to the park gate from where you are transferred back to your hotel or proceed safari with us either 3days tour to Lake Manyara National Park or Serengeti National Park or 5day safari to Tarangire National Park or Ngorongoro crater and Serengeti National Park.

Price Includes

  • 2 transfers from Moshi to Machame park gate –return
  • 3 meals per day while trekking – Vegetarian/Non-Vegetarian
  • 6 days Kilimanjaro trek- Machame
  • 5 nights accomodation in camps while trekking Machame
  • First and Last night accommodation at excellent hotel in Moshi -Bed and Breakfast.
  • All park entrance fees and government levies
  • English speaking mountain Guide and assistant guides
  • Porters- a maximum of 2 per client

Price excludes

  • Tips to the crew
  • Visa and Flights
  • Gloves, Sun glasses, Sleeping bag, Hats , Rain suits, Warm Jacket,
  • Heavy boots, Scarf’s, Rain Trousers, tents

Note: All the above items can be hired at a reasonable price

End of Itinerary

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