Kilimanjaro Machame Route Down to Mweka Route, 7 Days 6 Nights Including the Arrival
Day 1: ARRIVAL:
Arrival at Kilimanjaro airport,Dar es Salaam or Nairobi airport where you will meet us for the transfer to Arusha town Karama Lodge< www.karama-lodge.com > for overnight on bed and breakfast services.
Day 2: ARUSHA – MACHAME GATE 1600M –MACHAME CAMP 3100M:
Around 8h30 you will be picked up from your Hotel and transfer to Machame gate where trekking formalities are done. Formalities takes about 30minutes to 1 hour. From there you will start your easy track through a dense forest for the first hour. The path continues to follow the ridge rising steadily with several steep sections. The gradient eases slightly as the forest merges into heather covered ground. A walk will be done for 7.5hours. Elevation change +1500m. Estimated distance 10km. Final elevation 3100m. Dinner and Overnight Machame Camp FB.
Day 3: MACHAME CAMP 3100M – SHIRA CAMP 3,840M
Early after breakfast continue from Machame camp across the stream onto its west bank and follow the path up the steep rocky ridge rises – acrossing a few times before reaching Shira Camp at the base of semi circular wall of rocks. Hike time 5-6hours. Elevation change 740m. Estimated distance 6km. Final elevation 3,840. Dinner and Overnight Shira Camp.
Day 4: SHIRA CAMP 3,850M – BARRANCO CAMP 3,950M
From Shira Camp hike to Lava Tower 4,700m and then proceed to Barranco 3,950m via the great Barranco Wall. This route offers panoramic views of Kibo through Karanga Valley as we hike high and sleep low, dropping back down from Barranco after lunch. Today’s hike will most of the day. Barranco Campsite is located on elevation of 3,950m. Hike time 5hours. Elevation change +110m. Estimated distance 8km. Dinner and Overnight Barranco Campsite.
Day 5: BARRANCO CAMP 3,950M – BARAFU CAMP 4,600M
Today involves gaining a little more elevation acclimatization and resting for the summit attempting the next morning. This day takes us 4hours of walking. Elevation change +650. Estimated distance 7km. Final elevation 4,600m. Dinner and Overnight Barafu Camp.
Day 6: BARAFU CAMP 4,600M – THE SUMMIT 5895M
We will start trekking early before sunrise (1-2am) as the walk will take 10- 14 hours. We will avoid the mist that sets in later in the day. The snow will still be safely frozen. The 1,100 m (3,600) ascent in jus over 3km will take us about 6 – 8hours. After brief stay at the summit of the highest point in Africa, Uhuru Peak at over 5,895 m we descent via the Mweka route in 12km in obout 2hours to Mweka Camp. Dinner and Overnight at Mweka Camp.
Day 7: MWEKA CAMP 3,100M – MWEKA GATE 1,600M
Today we descend about 1,500 meters through the forest on a jungle path for about 10km in 3 to 4 hours to reach Mweka gate where you will meet our driver for transfer you back to Arusha town Karama Lodge< www.karama-lodge.com > for overnight on bed and breakfast services.
The prices for the above program are :-
b) 2pax=$1,760 per person
c) 3 up 5pax=$1,705
d) 6 up to 9pax =$1,650
e) 10 or more = $1,595
1.Guarantee price/quarantee trek on confirmation
2.Transfers to and from the mountain gate
3.Full board accommodation whilst on the trek.Meal plan as detailed:B=Breakfast,L=Lunch and D=Dinner
4.Accommodation in camps as per the itinerary
5.All park entrance fees to include government taxes
7.English speaking professional guide,porters and cook
8.Hotel overnights for 2 nights before and after the trip
9.Treated drinking water on the trek
Services not included :-
1.Mountain climbing gears(boots,rain suit,warm trousers,warm coats/jackets,sleeping bag,warm socks,sun and wind glasses,gloves,warm hat,cotton t-shirts)
4.Visa to Tanzania
5.Tips to the crews