Tanzania > Kilimanjaro Peak Climbing Routes
Machame Route 6 Days 5 Nights
Total hiking distance: About 100 km's
This is probably the most beautiful route up Mount Kilimanjaro. It is more a direct and shorter climb than the others. It is ideal if you only have 6 nights to spend on the mountain
Day 1: LEAVE/ MOSHI and drive to the entrance gate. The route start at Machame gate walking through thick forest until it eventually breaks into giant heath near Machame Hut Campsite at 10,000ft.
Day 2: Ascend through heath and moorland to Shira Hut at 12,598ft, staying overnight with fine views of KIBO's western breach and the wide Shira plateau.
Day 3: Proceeding to Kibo peak, then turn southwards just before reaching the Lava outcrop beyond which the Lava tower Hut is located. Crossing several ridges and valleys you arrive at the lip of the great Barranco. This is a view from the campsite at Barranco hut at 12,795ft.
Day 4: Descend into the Gorge then climb its vertical Eastern wall, walk beneath Kibo's Southern ice field. Still going until the path descends into the shallow Karanga valley (Last water) Crossing Lava ridge to the Barafu Hut 15,094ft.
Day 5: You begin the summit climb in the frigid past midnight hours, passing through boulder stwen ridge and gap between Rebman and Ratrel Glaciers to arrive at the rim, near Stella Point about midway between Gillman's Point and Uhuru. You then proceed to UHURU PEAK, at 19,340ft. From there you descend straight to Rau Campsite via barafu swahili for "ice".
Day 6: You will descend from Rau camp continue to the gate. There you'll be picked up by car to Moshi or Arusha.
All Meals Included
End of Trip
One (1) night in hotel before climb and One (1) after (B&B)
All transfers to and from Moshi and to and from Mt. Kilimanjaro
Park fees, guide fees and mountain rescue fees
Four (4) porters per person
Food and water while on the mountain
Tents (Individual if requested for no additional cost), sleeping pads and all eating utensils.
What's NOT Included:
Tanzania passport visa (approx $50)
Items of a personal nature
Tips for porters ($80-120 per climber)
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