Machame route is one of beautiful route of Kilimanjaro, others are Shira and Lemosho. Machame route provides spectacular view, variety of habitats and scenery view. The Machame Route climb can be done in a minimum of six days (five nights) on the mountain. However, it is most often tackled over seven days (six nights), for a better altitude acclimatization schedule. The trek begins at Machame Gate, located in the southern base of mountain, within its lush, fertile rain forest.
Day 1: Depart Arusha to Machame gate
After breakfast, you plus All mountain crew depart Arusha to Machame gate for about 45min.After about an hour of registration and park fees payments, start climbing along a clear trail through plantation and natural forest, thereafter a narrow forest path follows to the Machame camp(9,900ft), B.L.D.
Day 2:Start Trekking Through the Forest
As usual get breakfast and start trekking through the forest, steep ridge passing through heather and open moorlands, and crossing a large gorge to Shira camp (12,600ft).
The distance is about 5-6 hours.
Day 3:Hike to Lava Tower (15,180ft)
After breakfast, you hike to Lava tower (15,180ft) with lunch on the way to Baranco, then descend slowly to Baranco camp (12,850ft) for dinner and overnight, B, L ,D.
Day 4: Baranco hut for Barafu camp (14,910ft)
After breakfast, we leave Baranco hut for Barafu camp (14,910ft). We will pass through the last water drop at Karanga valley on the way up. Overnight Barafu camp, B, L, D.
Day 5: Start Ascending to Uhuru Peak
At midnight, and get bite like biscuits and chocolates , start ascending to Uhuru Peak through the Stella point (18,640ft), then after reaching the summit, we will head down to Mweka camp () for dinner and overnight, B, L, D.
Day 6: Descend to Mweka gate
After breakfast, we will descend to Mweka gate with lunch box, and the waiting vehicle will take you to your hotel in Arusha, B, L
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