Mount Kilimanjaro Climb 6 Days Machame Route

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Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro, beautiful and often mysterious, is one of the great...

The Machame route is one of the most beautiful ascents of Kilimanjaro; the others are Shira and Lemosho. Machameprovidesspectacular scenery and variety of habitats. It can be accomplished in a minimum of six days (five nights on the mountain.)  However, for better altitude acclimatization, our recommendation would be to tackle it over seven days (six nights) The trek begins at Machame Gate.

DAY 1
After breakfast, departwith your mountain crew from Arusha to Machame gate for registration and park fee payments. Then the climb begins along a clear trail through plantation and natural forest, and then a narrow forest path to Machame camp (9,900ft) B L DAY 2
After breakfast start trekking through the forest, along a steep ridge passing through heather and open moorlands, and crossing a large gorge to Shira camp (12,600ft).
About 5-6 hours. B L D

DAY 3
After breakfast, hike to Lava tower (15,180ft) with lunch on the way to Baranco, then descend slowly to Branco camp (12,850ft) for dinner and overnight, B LD.

DAY 4
After breakfast, leave Baranco hut for Barafu camp (14,910ft), passing through the last water drop at Karanga valley on the way up. Overnight Barafu camp, B L D.

DAY 5
At midnight, after a snackof biscuits and chocolate, start ascent to Uhuru Peak through  Stella point (18,640ft), then after reaching the summit, head down to Mweka camp for dinner and overnight, B LD.

DAY 6
After breakfast, further descent to Mweka gate with lunch box, and the waiting vehicle will take you to your hotel in Arusha, B, L

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