7 Days Climb Kilimanjaro
Experience the beauty of Kilimanjaro Holiday Package on the most popular route, the Machame Route is considered as a second scenic route on the Kilimanjaro, We arrange Treks, Hikes up to Kilimanjaro, affordable Tanzania Wildlife Safaris and tours packages, the Machame Route can take from 6 / 7 Days round trip. Get in touch with us for the best travel deals to Tanzania.
Day 1: Machame Gate to Machame camp
The Machame Route trek starts with a 2 hours’ drive from your Peace hotel in Arusha to the Machame Village where you will meet your porters. If there has been heavy rainfall and road is too muddy, you may have to begin your trek from the village to the Machame Gate. After you have registered at the park office, you will being your ascent through the stunning rain forest and will stop for lunch in the rain forest before reaching the Machame camping area in the afternoon for your first night on Kilimanjaro.
Day 2: Machame Camp to Shira Camp 2
Day 2 begins with an hour’s trek to the top of the rain forest and into the moorland zone. You will break for lunch and then continue along the trail, up a rocky ridge and onto the Shira Plateau. This will be your first sighting of Kibo, the Western Breach and famous glacier for the first time. After a short hike to the west across the plateau, you will reach the Shira 2 campsite.
Day 3: Shira Camp 2 to Barranco Camp
Your first acclimatization day; the morning begins with trekking up a steepening path above the vegetation towards Kibo. You will leave the moorland zone and enter the rocky landscape of the alpine desert zone until you reach the prominent rock standing over one hundred feet tall called Lava Tower at 15,190 ft where you will stop for a hot lunch. From the Lava Tower you will then descend below the lower cliffs of the Western Breach to Barranco Camp. You may begin to feel the symptoms of altitude sickness during this acclimatization trek, ensure you drink plenty of water, eat well and rest in the evening.
Day 4: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp
Day five begins with climbing the 300 m high Barranco Wall. You will need to use your hands as you negotiate the large rocks and boulders of this face. The top of the wall is situated just below the Heim Glacier, where you can begin to appreciate the beauty and magnitude of Kilimanjaro and Kibo. You will once again descend, this time into the lush Karanga Valley to the Karanga Valley campsite. A hot lunch is served in camp and the afternoon is for resting or exploring the local area. This shorter day is designed to help with acclimatization and to rest before the build up to summit night.
Day 5: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
The route from Karanga to Barafu is a short, undulating walk which joins the Mweka Route trail which you will follow for your descent. The trail turns north towards Kibo where you will hike up the ridge to Barafu Hut camp where you will receive a hot lunch. The campsite is situated on a narrow, wind-swept ridge, so be careful when walking around camp after dark. Use the afternoon to prepare your rucksack and clothing for your summit climb. Ensure you drink plenty of water and after an early dinner, try to sleep and rest before the final trek to the summit – Uhuru Peak.
Day 6: Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp
Summit Night! You will be woken at around 23:00, for tea and biscuits before you head off into the night. You will walk over scree and rocks for around 6 hours until you reach Stella Point at the crater rim. This will be the most challenging part of the trek for most climbers with the highest chance of suffering from altitude sickness. From Stella Point you stop for a short rest before following the crater rim to Uhuru Peak the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. Take in the view and ensure you have plenty of photographs before starting your descent back to Barafu Camp. After a short rest and some food you will and hike down the rock and scree covered path to the moorland zone and into the rain forest to Mweka Camp.
Day 7: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate
After your final breakfast on Kilimanjaro, there is a short, scenic, hike through the rain forest to Mweka park gate. This is where the climbers who reached Stella Point or Uhuru Peak will receive certificates, from the Mweka Gate; you will drive through the Mweka Village and back to Peace hotel in Arusha for overnight which will be the end of your 7 Day Kilimanjaro Climb Tour Package.
Kilimanjaro Package Included:
- All nights’ accommodation in tents;
- Purified water;
- Professional, experienced, mountain& safari guides;
- All Park fees and Rescue fees;
- Camping Equipment’s;
- All meals while on the Mountain;
- Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees;
- Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food:
Kilimanjaro Package Excludes:
- Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival;
- Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc;
- Optional Tours;
- Tips and any items of personal nature;
- International and Local Flights;
- Yellow fever vaccinations;