5 Nights / 6 Days Trek Kilimanjaro
Our Mount Kilimanjaro Machame Route 6 Days tour in Tanzania, Machame is a popular route among the six established route on the Kilimanjaro, It can take from 6 Days to attempt to the main peak, we strongly recommend a 7 Days program as you will get a time for acclimatization.
Machame Route 6 Days Itinerary | Tanzania Tours and Safaris
Day 1: Arusha to Machame Gate
A day on trek Kilimanjaro will start with a drive from Arusha to Machame Gate takes about 2-3 hours, the journey passes through the village of Machame which is located on the lower slopes of the mountain, and you will depart the park gate and walk through the rain forest on a winding trail up a ridge. At lower elevations the trail can be muddy and slippery. Gaiters and trekking poles are a good idea here. We continue a short distance until we reach the Kilimanjaro Machame Camp.
Day 2: Trek Machame Camp to Shira Camp
Trek start after breakfast we leave the glades of the rain forest and continue on an ascending path, crossing the valley along a steep rocky ridge. The route now turns west onto a river gorge until we arrive at the Shira campsite.
Day 3: Trek Shira Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp
Day there Kilimanjaro Trek start from the Shira Plateau we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower elevation 4650m/15,250ft, shortly after the tower we come to the second junction which goes to the Arrow Glacier. We now continue down to the Barranco Camp. Although you end the day around the same elevation as when you began, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for a summit day.
Day 4: Trek Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp
Climb Kili start after breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge up the Barranco Wall (elevation 4250m/13,900ft), through the Karanga Valley (elevation 4050m/13,250ft) to the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the Barafu Camp. You have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp with views of the summit in the distance.
Day 5: Trek Barafu Camp to Summit, down to Mweka Camp
Trek early in the morning / midnight, you will continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. You head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. At Stella Point you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see. Faster hikers may view the sunrise from the summit, From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all the way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. Once at Uhuru Peak you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa! From the summit we begin our descent by continuing straight down to the Mweka Camp, stopping at Barafu for lunch. You may want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. We arrive at Mweka Camp and enjoy our last evening on the mountain.
Day 6: Trek Mweka Camp to Arusha
After breakfast we continue the descent down to the Mweka National Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. drive back to Arusha for overnight at your hotel, which will be the end of you Kilimanjaro machame route itinerary.
Kilimanjaro Tour Includes
Quality, waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tents;
2 Nights’ Hotel accommodations in Arusha / Moshi;
Professional, experienced, mountain guides;
All Park fees & all meals while on the Mountain;
Arrival and Departure transfers;
Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees;
Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food;
Clean, purified drinking water;
Kilimanjaro Tour Excludes:
Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival;
Personal Expenses, Meals not listed above;
Optional Tours, Tips & items of personal nature;