7 Day Mt. Kilimanjaro Climbing - Machame Route

The 6 day Machame route approaches Kilimanjaro through forest and moorland from the south-west, and joins the Shira route before traversing beneath the southern ice fields of Kibo. The rainforest is extremely beautiful and there is a tangible sense of ‘wilderness’ once the higher elevations are reached. The views of Mt. Meru floating on the clouds are simply unforgettable, and we make our final ascent to the summit by the stunning Barafu route. The six day itinerary gives maximum possible acclimatization, and also gives us plenty of time to enjoy the magnificent scenery.
 

Tour Summary

Day by Day

Mt Kilimanjaro Hike

You’ll be picked up from Tulia Boutique Hotel & Spa and make the drive to Kilimanjaro National Park. Here, you’ll liaise with your guides and begin your ascent through the verdant rainforest that clothes the lower reaches of Kilimanjaro. Hiking for 5-6 hours through this ancient jungle, you’ll get to go on a miniature safari as you spot wildlife such as black and white colobus monkeys along the way. You’ll finish your day at Machame Camp (3,000 meters), where your porters will be waiting with your tents pitched, hot water ready for bathing, and food ready to re-energise you for the day to come.

Main Destination:

Mt.Kilimanjaro

Accommodation:

Machame Camp

Meals & Drinks:

Full Board

Mt Kilimanjaro Hike

Today it’s a shorter hiking day .The lush forest gives way to scrubby moorland, making an entirely different hiking experience.You’ll arrive at Shira Camp by the mid-afternoon, giving you time to relax and soak in the stunning views of Kibo glacier from the Shira Plateau.Dinner and overnight at Shira at Camp.

Main Destination:

Mt.Kilimanjaro

Accommodation:

Shira Camp

Meals & Drinks:

Full Board

Mt Kilimanjaro Hike

After breakfast your first goal will be heading to the Lava Tower Form (4,640m).After ascending 700m to the Lava Tower, you’ll descend gradually towards Barranco Camp at 4,500m. Your trek takes you through different vegetation zones and you’ll set up camp at the scenic Barranco Camp in the shadows of the imposing Barranco Wall. Considered the most beautiful of all the camps on Kilimanjaro, Barranco will be your base for the evening.

Main Destination:

Mt.Kilimanjaro

Accommodation:

Barranco Camp

Meals & Drinks:

Full Board

Mt Kilimanjaro Hike

You’ll get your first real taste of mountain climbing today, as you’ll tackle Barranco Wall for a bit of old-fashioned rock climbing.After this initial trial, you’ll continue for another 3-4 hours until you reach your camp in the Karanga Valley, stopping in time for lunch, you’ll have the afternoon to relax and acclimatize.

Main Destination:

Mt.Kilimanjaro

Accommodation:

Karanga Camp

Meals & Drinks:

Full Board

Mt Kilimanjaro Hike

After your breakfast, you’ll continue on for another 2-3 hours until you reach Barafu Camp. Your hike takes you across an alpine desert, making for a truly amazing day of hiking.As you’ll be summiting tomorrow, it’s important that you eat a full meal and drink plenty of fluids before turning in for the evening.

Main Destination:

Mt.Kilimanjaro

Accommodation:

Barafu Camp

Meals & Drinks:

Full Board

Mt Kilimanjaro Hike

This is the big day, you’re starting your day early today – just after midnight, in fact! Your climbing team will wake you with a cup of hot tea and a light snack for energy as you get dressed and prepare your daypack for the adventure ahead. You’ll be hiking in utter darkness for the next 5-7 hours, so take it slow and you’ll arrive at Stella Point a few hours before dawn. From here, there’s another two hours of intense hiking before you reach your ultimate goal, Uhuru Peak.Standing at 5,985m, you’ll be able to experience a spectacular sunrise and take in the panoramic view. You’ve done it! After snapping your photos and soaking it all in, you’ll begin the descent back down towards Barafu Camp, where you’ll stop for lunch and some celebration.After a bit of rest, you’ll continue down to Mweka Camp for overnight.

Main Destination:

Mt.Kilimanjaro

Accommodation:

Mweka Camp

Meals & Drinks:

Full Board

Mt Kilimanjaro Hike

It’s a day of celebration today, as you’ll enjoy one last breakfast on the mountain before descending to the Mweka Gate.Here, you’ll get to celebrate with your porters and guides, as you bid them goodbye you may provide them with their tips for their hard work, collect your certificate of completion.Your driver will then whisk you away to Arusha hotel or the AirPort for your homebound flight.

Main Destination:

Arusha

Accommodation:

No Accommodation

Meals & Drinks:

Breakfast

Getting There

This tour starts and ends in Arusha

International Flights to arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport

No domestic flights for this tour

A transfer from and back to the airport is included

Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for an extra cost

Inclusions

  • A Professional Driver Guide
  • All Transportations in a 4x4wD Vehicle
  • All Accommodations
  • All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • All Park Fees
  • All Game Drives
  • All Taxes and VAT
  • Bottled Water During Game Drives

Exclusions

  • Visa entry to Tanzania
  • Personal Items of Nature
  • International Flights
  • Accommodation before and after the end of the Tour
  • Drinks
  • Tips 

Rates Per Person

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