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Kilimanjaro Trek – Machame Route

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  • Trek the amazing Machame Route to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest point. At high altitude, it’s a challenging journey through uniquely varied terrain. Camp out at night and enjoy incredible scenery along the way. Then at the very top of Uhuru Peak, rising 5,896m above sea level, feel the exhilaration of achievement and marvel at the incredible views.

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Trek Duration

More Than Five days

Destinations

Mount Kilimanjaro

Company

Trekking Spot

Suitable For

< 18 year olds, 18-39 year olds, 40-49 year olds, 50-59 year olds, 60+ year olds, Families

Trek Difficulty

Strenuous

Tour Languages

English

Guiding Method

Guide/Instructor

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Day 1: Tanzania

Meals included: None
Included Activities: Mount Kilimanjaro – Trek Briefing, Mount Kilimanjaro – Complimentary equipment hire (sleeping bag, sleeping mat and walking poles) – must be requested at time of booking
Accommodation: Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort or similar – www.kilimountresort.com

Jambo! Welcome to Tanzania. Pick up at Kilimanjaro airport then transfer to Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort. Rest of the day at leisure as you wait for the evening meeting where your climb starts with a full briefing and kit inspection before dinner by an experienced Kilimanjaro chief guide, in preparation for the start of our trek. Please note that it is sometimes necessary to have this meeting on the morning of Day 2 if someone arrives late. Please check at reception for up to date information on where and when this important meeting will take place.

Day 2: Machame Camp

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Activities: Fully catered trek including National Park entrance fees, climbing fee, tented camps & rescue services (7 days), Mount Kilimanjaro – Porterage of 1 bag (15kg max), Mount Kilimanjaro – Return transfers from hotel to park gate, Mount Kilimanjaro – Emergency oxygen and comprehensive first aid kits
Accommodation: Machame Camp or similar

After breakfast, meet the guides and porters after breakfast and sort out all our gear before we set off for our 1-hour transfer by road to the South-Western side of Kilimanjaro and the Machame Gate at the entrance to the Mt Kilimanjaro National Park. Each person has a personal porter and there are extra porters for the food, etc. We begin our walk around lunch time, starting with a pleasant stroll through the rainforest. In the forest, there are many species of brightly colored birds and different types of monkey can be seen and heard. Beneath the leafy canopy it can be wet and muddy but it is not very cold.
We arrive mid-afternoon at the Machame Huts where we make camp. The huts fell into disrepair some years ago, so with the help of our porters, we set up tents for the night. Enjoy an evening meal prepared by the porters and savour the first night of sleeping outdoors.

Day 3: Shira Camp

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Shira Camp or similar

Our second day on the mountain takes us out of the rainforest and up a steep ridge into moor land. You’ll notice the vegetation getting more sparse as we ascend and several distinct species, including the giant groundsel and lobelia, will soon be the only plants dominating the harsh landscape. We camp on the edge of Shira plateau where there are excellent views of the snow-dusted Kibo peaks.

Day 4: Barranco Camp

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Barranco Camp or similar

Today is a great day’s walk with many ups and downs as we traverse river valleys. The undulating landscape offers a great chance to acclimatize and as we ascend to the more rugged areas of the
mountain, there are great views of the Kibo Massif and its magnificent surrounds. Tonight, is spent at Barranco Camp.

Day 5: Karanga Valley

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Karanga Camp or similar

Today is an important acclimatization day as you are going to be walking for the morning only. Climb the Barranco Wall (not a technical climb) and then follow the Kibo South Circuit. If the weather is clear you can expect to have some magnificent views of Kibo’s southern glaciers. Arriving at your camp at around lunchtime you can enjoy great views by the river in the Karanga Valley.

Day 6: Karanga Camp – Barafu Camp – Uhuru Peak

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Baraffu Camp or similar

From Karanga you head up to the intersection of the South Circuit and the Mweka route where you’ll start climbing up a ridge to Barrafu Hut. Barrafu is Swahili for ‘ice’ – it can be very cold here at night!
You should arrive at Barrafu around late lunchtime, allowing plenty of time to rest before the final summit attempt.

Day 7: Uhuru Peak – Millenium Camp or Mweka Camp

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Millenium Camp or similar

At around midnight we are woken by our guides and hot tea and biscuits are served to give us energy before the long, difficult ascent up scree, and sometimes snow, to Stella Point (5,780 m). We pass the giant Rebmann Glacier en route and hopefully arrive at Stella Point in time for sunrise and superb views of the crater, the glacier glistening in the morning sun, and maybe even of the world around.
From Stella, it is a further 1-hour hike along the rim of the crater to Uhuru Peak (5,896 m), the highest point in Africa. From the summit, take in unforgettable views of the crater, the ice fields and the vast and distant East African plains below. After photos and back-patting we begin our descent. Back at Barafu Camp, enjoy a well-earned lunch and much thicker air. After lunch, we continue on to Mweka Camp for the night and have a well-deserved rest.
From Barafu Camp to the Uhuru Peak summit, we ascend 1296 m and cover about 4 km (approximately 8 hours). The descent takes approximately 3 hours.

Day 8: Marangu

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort or similar – www.kilimountresort.com

Continue your descent through alpine meadows and rainforest to the park gate. Mweka park gate. From Mweka Camp to the Mweka gate, we trek for 10 km (approximately 3-4 hours) descending a total of 1,300 m (4,300 ft.). Here we have lunch after checking out of the park and then the transport awaiting you returns you to Kilimanjaro Mt. Resort for a relaxing shower – a real treat after the physical exertions of the last few days! Over a celebratory meal, we can relive and share our experiences of the past five days on the mountain.

Day 9: Marangu – Depart

Meals included: Breakfast
Departure Transfer: Included

Breakfast at the hotel. Thereafter, check out followed by a transfer to the airport for your departure flight depending on the flight timings.

1 review for Kilimanjaro Trek – Machame Route

  1. 5 out of 5

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    Splendid route and would encourage all to trek this route.

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what’s included

  • Mount Kilimanjaro – Trek Briefing
  • Mount Kilimanjaro – Complimentary equipment hire (sleeping bag, sleeping mat and walking poles) – must be requested at time of booking
  • Fully catered trek including National Park entrance fees, climbing fee, tented camps & rescue services (7 days)
  • Mount Kilimanjaro – Porterage of 1 bag (15kg max)
  • Mount Kilimanjaro – Return transfers from hotel to park gate
  • Mount Kilimanjaro – Emergency oxygen and comprehensive first aid kits

what’s excluded

  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • International airport departure tax
  • Any visas required
  • Services not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Late check out at hotels
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tips for leaders, guide and driver
  • Expenditure of personal nature
  • Personal Insurance
  • Optional activities

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Company Information

At Trekking Spot, we are committed to providing our own Trekking Tours in some of the worlds must stunning destinations. Trekking Spot is one of the worlds largest Tour operators offering treks and we consistently exceed our customers expectations...

Tour Details

  • Availability
    Available Daily
  • Booking Type
    Instant Booking
  • Duration
    9 Days
  • Guiding method
    Guide/Instructor
  • Guide Language
    English
  • Meeting/Starts Point
    Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort Marangu
  • Maximum Altitude
    3500 Meters
  • Trek Difficulty
    Strenuous

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  • 5 out of 5

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    Splendid route and would encourage all to trek this route.

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