Kilimanjaro Trek on the Machame Route 7 Days Itinerary, this tour program is attracting many clients as it’s allow one extra day to acclimatize on the mountain, it’s such a very scenic route to take on Kilimanjaro 7 days is highly recommended.
Day 1: Drive from Arusha to Machame Camp
After breakfast drive to Machame Gate, a path follows a ridge through dense montane forest and also the zone from where 96 % of the water on Kilimanjaro originates. On sunny days and especially in the dry season, this section is very lush and beautiful; it can also be a very muddy experience, particularly if it has rained recently we have lunch at and continue climbing steadily. The gradient becomes gentler as the forest slowly merges into giant heather close to the next camp near the ruins of Machame Hut.
Day 2: Machame Camp to Shira Camp
Today will be a short day, begins by climbing up a steep ridge to reach a small semicircular cliff known as Picnic Rock. There are excellent views of Kibo and the jagged rim of Shira Plateau from here, and it is a good rest point too, The trail continues less steeply to reach the Shira Plateau. We camp near Shira Hut 3,840m, which has some of the most stunning views on Kilimanjaro; close to the huge volcanic cone of Kibo, the spectacular rock formations of Shira Plateau.
Day 3: Shira Camp Barranco Camp
After a very early morning breakfast, we will leave the moorland plateau behind to walk on lava ridges beneath the glaciers of the Western Breach. After lunch near the Lava Tower junction we descend to the bottom of the Great Barranco valley sheltered by towering cliffs and with extensive views of the plains far below.
Day 4: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp
A steep climb up the Barranco Wall leads us to an undulating trail on the south-eastern flank of Kibo, with superb vistas of the Southern Ice fields. The terrain changes to scree, with pockets of lush vegetation in sheltered hollows, and there is only a short distance to our camp at Karanga, the last water point on the approach to Barafu, in a narrow valley. There is plenty of time to rest, or for a short optional acclimatization walk in the afternoon up the valley above the camp
Day 5: Karanga Camp to Barafu Hut
A short but steep climb out of Karanga, and an easy path on compacted scree with wide views to reach Mweka Junction 4,150 m, we then climb steadily to reach the Barafu campsite 4,600 m. and continue to the plateau at the bottom of the South-East valley 4,800 m. The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent before an early night
Day 6: Barafu Hut to Mweka Camp
Will start our ascent by torchlight at about 1 a.m. so that we can be up on the Crater rim by sunrise, The steep climb over loose volcanic scree has some well-graded zig-zags and a slow but steady pace will take us to Stella Point 5,735 m, in about five or six hours. We will rest there for a short time to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling strong can make the two hour round trip from here along the crater rim to Uhuru Peak 5,896 m passing close to the spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area. and after some refreshment, we continue to descend to reach our final Mweka forest camp.
Day 7: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate
In the morning after breakfast, we will start with a descent through lovely forest with lush undergrowth takes us to Mweka Gate. Register for your awards while guides sorting your staff in a car for driving back to the hotel.
- Salaries for Guide, Porters and cooker
- Meal on the Mountain.
- Experienced mountain guide.
- Daily supplied Purified water.
- Two night’s hotel accommodations
- Transfer to and from airport.
- All camping Equipment’s.
- Trekking fees cost.
- Government taxes.
- Person climbing gears, Visa
- Personal equipment
- Optional activities.