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MOUNT KILIMANJARO-7 DAYS MACHAME ROUTE TREKKING

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    Kilipeak Adventure

  • Locations

    Tanzania, Kilimanjaro

  • Activities

    Adventure, Mountaineering

  • Price
    $2100 USD per person
  • Duration

    9 Days

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Any day

  • Price Includes

    • All meal • Emergency oxygen • First aid kit • Qualified mountain guides, porters and cook • Camping equipment • Water • Kilimanjaro National Park certificate • Chemical Portable toilet

  • Notes

    require a visa for Tanzania,Health requirements (Yellow Fever compulsory if traveling to Tanzania recommended) • Highly recommended travel and medical insurance.

Highlights

  • Good acclimatisation
  • Beautiful scenery
  • High success rates
  • Variety of terrain

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Trip Info

MOUNT KILIMANJARO-7 DAYS MACHAME ROUTE TREKKING, known as the “Whiskey” route, begins at Machame Gate, located in the southern base of Mount Kilimanjaro, within its green, abundant rainforest. We climb to the Shira Plateau, then traverse the mountain beneath Kilimanjaro’s Southern Icefield, before summiting from Barafu Hut and descends using Mweka Gate. Machame 7 Day route is recommended because it provides an additional acclimatization day and shortens some of the daily hikes. The total time on the mountain is 7 days.
DAY 1: ARRIVE IN TANZANIA.
Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), You will be picked up by the staff of Kilipeak Adventure from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and driven to your accommodation in Arusha. Participants will be given a short briefing for the climb for the next day. Kits and the necessary equipment will be checked as well.
Dinner and overnight at Ilboru Safari Lodge: Bed, dinner, and Breakfast-included.
DAY 2: MACHAME GATE TO MACHAME HUT (FULL BOARD)
After breakfast we will drive to Machame gate then completing the necessary registration formalities at Machame National Parkgate, we begin to trek through a beautiful and lush forest. We have a picnic lunch en route. We camp at Machame Camp (9,800 ft). [5-6 hours walking] DAY 3: MACHAME CAMP TO SHIRA CAMP (FULL BOARD)
We soon leave the forest behind and enter the moorland zone of giant heather. The trail climbs steadily through rocky hills with wide views of the Shira Plateau (11,000 ft). From our camp near Shira Hut (12,600 ft), we take in the unforgettable views of Mt. Meru as she floats among the clouds. [4-5 hours walking] DAY 4: SHIRA CAMP TO BARRANCO VALLEY (FULL BOARD)
A morning of sustained ascent and panoramic views brings us to lunch near Lava Tower (14,900 ft). The trail then descends to the bottom of the Barranco Valley (12,800 ft), where we stay in the spectacular Barranco Camp sheltered by towering cliffs and with extensive views of the plains far below. [7-9 hours walking] DAY 5: BARRANCO CAMP TO KARANGA CAMP (FULL BOARD)
A steep climb up the Barranco Wall leads us to an undulating trail on the south-eastern flank of Kibo, with superb vistas of the Southern Icefields. The terrain changes to scree, with pockets of lush vegetation in sheltered hollows, and there is only a short distance to our camp at Karanga Camp (13,100 ft), the last water point on the approach to the summit. [5-7 hours walking] DAY 6: KARANGA CAMP TO BARAFU CAMP (FULL BOARD)
We follow an easy path on compacted scree with wide views that gains altitude unrelentingly to reach Barafu Hut (14,800 ft) for lunch. There is a short acclimatization hike to the plateau at the bottom of the southeast valley (15,700 ft). The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the early morning final ascent. [3-5 hours walking] DAY 7: BARAFU CAMP TO SUMMIT TO MWEKA CAMP (FULL BOARD)
We start our ascent by torchlight about 1 a.m. so that we can be up on the crater rim by sunrise. The steep climb over loose volcanic scree has some well-graded zig-zags and a slow but steady pace will take us to Stella Point (18,800 ft), in about five or six hours. We will rest there for a short time to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling strong can make the two-hour round trip from here along the crater rim to Uhuru Peak (19,345 ft), passing close to the spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area. The descent to Barafu is surprisingly fast, and after some refreshments, we continue to descend to reach our final campsite, Millenium Camp (12,500 ft). [11-15 hours walking] DAY 8: MWEKA CAMP TO MWEKA GATE TO ARUSHA (HALF BOARD)
A sustained descent on a well-constructed path takes us through a lovely tropical forest alive with birdsong and boasting lush undergrowth with considerable botanical interest. Our route winds down to the Kilimanjaro National Park gate at Mweka (5,400 ft); and on through coffee and banana farms to Mweka village, where we are transferred to our lodging in Arusha.
[4-6 hours walking] Dinner and overnight at Ilboru Safari Lodge: Bed, dinner, and Breakfast-included.
DAY 9 DEPARTING DAY:
After saying bye to our team of guides then you need a private departure transfer which is included from Arusha to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) for your flight unless you have an option to have a short safari or any other option we will discuss.

Your adventure awaits!

Kilipeak Adventure

Kilipeak Adventure specialized in tailor-made and custom-made tour programs. Our team of experts is experienced in arranging and planning wildlife safaris, special trips for couples, family, honeymoons and professional groups. We can take you to see world famous icons like Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru, Serengeti Animal Migration, Ngorongoro Crater, Zanzibar beaches for relaxation and visit Tanzania local people where you will learn local cultures, Also, we offer Budget Camping Safaris, Luxury Lodge Safaris, Walking Safaris, Culture Tour, Balloon Safari. Welcome and enjoy your visit to Tanzania “When it comes to Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing and African safaris, nobody does it better than Kilipeak Adventure” Health and Safety

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