Kilimanjaro 6 Days Tour
Kilimanjaro 6 Days Tour up to the Roof of Africa in Tanzania, Machame Route become more popular than any other route on the mountain, This route is attracting many climbers to trek through for some very great reasons, it allow them to trek through valleys of which it allow them to acclimatize while ascending,
Day 1: Drive from Arusha to Machame Gate
A tour will start after Breakfast drive to Machame Gate, We now leave the park gate and walk through the rain forest on a winding trail up a ridge, Lower down the trail can be muddy and slippery, Gaiters and trekking poles are a good idea here.
Day 2: Hike Machame Camp to Shira Camp
We leave the glades of the rain forest and continue on an ascending path, crossing the little valley walking along a steep rocky ridge covered with heather until the ridge ends. The route now turns west onto a river gorge, Time for rest dinner and overnight at the Shira campsite.
Day 3: Hike Shira Camp to Barranco Hut
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, called the Shark’s Tooth. Shortly after the tower, we come to the second junction which brings us up to the Arrow Glacier at an altitude of 16,000 ft. We now continue down to the Barranco Hut at an altitude of 13,000 ft. Although you end the day at the same elevation as when you started, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.
Day 4: Hike Barranco Hut to Barafu Hut
In the morning we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge passing the Barranco Wall, to the Karanga Valley campsite. We leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the Barafu Hut. At this point you have completed the South Circuit which offers views of the summit from many different angles. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are to be seen from this position.
Day 5: Final Ascend to the Roof of Africa
After a midnight 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 (18,600 ft) you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see (weather permitting) From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all the way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. At Uhuru Peak you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. Faster hikers will see the sunrise from the summit. From the summit we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for lunch. You will want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.
Day 6: Descent Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate
Just 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. From the gate you continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet you at Mweka village to drive you back to hotel in Arusha.
- 2 nights’ accommodation at Peace Hotel in Arusha.
- All nights’ accommodation in Tents.
- Professional, experienced, mountain.
- All Park fees and Rescue 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.
- Fair and ethical treatment of porters.
- 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.