KILIMANJARO CLIMB MACHAME ROUTE
Machame Route 7 Days Kilimanjaro Climb, the Machame route , or (Whiskey Route) at a total length of 65km, is one of the most popular for Kilimanjaro climbers. We, at Kilimanjaro On Foot, would recommend the short 6-day programme only to those with climbing experience, reasonable level of fitness and a yearning for a challenge.
DAY 1: KILI AIRPORT (JRO)-MOSHI
On arrival with you are personally met by one of our representatives and transferred to Moshi to a well-appointed hotel. In the evening there is a full briefing with the climbs Manager and your guide. Dinner is included at your hotel. Overnight Salinero (HB)
DAY 2: MOSHI / MACHAME HUT
Machame Gate (1640m) to Machame Camp (2850m) After breakfast you depart by vehicle to Kilimanjaro. At the gate your crew finalize packing and after finishing with formalities you start of from Machame gate. Today`s hiking is through verdant Afromontane forest to Machame camp and on route you have a picnic lunch. Look out for pretty endemic flora and a gradation of forest zones! Overnight Machame Camp (breakfast-lunch-dinner)
DAY 3: MACHAME HUT/SHIRA HUT. Machame Camp (2850m) to Shira Camp (3840m)
From Machame camp you hike to Shira Hut. The first section is relatively steep and altitude is gained rapidly. A picnic lunch is taken on trail today. The zone you pass through today is known as the heath zone where attractive Helichrysum and lobelia plants become apparent. Various geologic features can be seen today from lava tubes to glacial valleys.
Overnight Shira Hut (breakfast-lunch-dinner)
DAY 4:SHIRA CAMP (3840M) TO Barranco Camp (3995m)
SHIRA HUT / BARRANCO
Today is a walk high sleep low day. You ascend into alpine desert and for those that are feeling strong you can even head up to Lava Tower before descending to Barranco camp. Lunch is taken as a picnic lunch on route. This is long day but note that the next time you head to this altitude is in two days time-great acclimatization day!
Overnight Barranco Camp (breakfast-lunch-dinner)
DAY 5:KARANGA HUT / BARAFU CAMP
Karanga Camp (3995m) to Barafu Camp (4550m)
Today is another half day ascending to Barafu Camp. Once again lunch is taken in camp allowing plenty of time to relax before the summit bid. Desolate alpine desert and at times strong winds rip over this camp and yet in the evening splendid views of Mawenzi Peak are the norm. A relatively early dinner is taken before heading to rest for the evening.
Overnight Barafu Camp (breakfast-lunch-dinner)
DAY 6: BARAFU HUT-SUMMIT / MWEKA
Barafu Camp (4550m) to Uhuru Peak (4895m) to Mweka Camp (3100m)
Most bpeople depart just before midnight for the summit bid. Patience and persistence is the name of game to reach the summit and by dawn as the first rays of light start to appear, most arrive near the rim. Ascending via Stella Point affords a relatively short final section to Uhuru Peak, the Roof of Africa! What goes up must come down and your goal today is to reach Mweka Camp.
Overnight Mweka Camp (breakfast-lunch-dinner)
DAY 7: MWEKA / MOSHI Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate
After breakfast you descend once again through montane forest and around mid-day after saying farewell to your crew, you are picked up and transfer back to your hotel for a well-deserved shower!
Overnight Sal Salinero Moshi (breakfast-lunch-dinner