6 Days Kilimanjaro Machame Route
We arrange Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Packages and Tanzania Wildlife Safaris; this is all what Leken Adventure dedicated to offer in super standards, 6 Days Kilimanjaro Machame Route will take you 4 Days ascending and 2 days descending. Optional you can exceed your stay experiencing Big 5 Wildlife Safaris with us in affordable Tanzania Safari prices.
Machame Route is the best route to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro On
Day One: Arusha to Machame Gate
After breakfast we will depart Peace Hotel in Arusha drive to Machame Park Gate for registrations formalities, after all this process will 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 Machame Camp.
Day Two: Machame Camp to Shira Camp
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 Cave campsite.
Day 3: Shira Camp to Barranco Camp
After breakfast will leave continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo, as we continue, and our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, 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 summit day.
Day Five: Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp
After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge up the Barranco Wall through the Karanga Valley 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.
Day Five: Summit to Mweka Camp
Very early in the morning (midnight to 2 am), we 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. And procced to Mweka camp for overnight.
Day Six: Mweka Camp to Arusha
After breakfast we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear, keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy. A driver will be waiting to pick up you with a team and drive back to Peace Hotel in Arusha and to end our Mount Kilimanjaro Tour Package.
Kilimanjaro Tour Package Includes:
- Two Nights’ accommodation
- Professional, experienced, mountain guides:
- All Park fees
- Rescue fees
- All meals while on the Mountain
- Arrival and Departure transfers
- Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
- Quality Mess tents with table and chairs:
- Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food:
- Clean, purified drinking water:
- Fair and ethical treatment of porters:
Kilimanjaro Tour Package Excludes:
- Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival
- Personal Expenses
- Meals not listed above
- Optional Tours
- Tips and any items of personal nature.