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Mt Kilimanjaro Trekking and climbing 2010, Machame Route climbing Mt Kilimanjaro Machame route With extra day of acclimatisation

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Kilimanjaro, Machame Route
climbing Mt Kilimanjaro Machame route With extra day of acclimatisation at Karanga Valley
The Machame is a wilderness route which combines spectacular views and
scenery, good acclimatisation. it is perhaps the best of the standard routes on the mountain, and the one recommended for those wanting an uncomplicated but rewarding trek on Kilimanjaro

MACHAME ROUTE MT KILIMANJARO CLIMB 9 DAYS

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DAY 1: 
Board Riverside shuttle bus or Davanu shuttle bus from Nairobi at 0800 hrs and proceed to Arusha arriving at 1300hrs. Depart for Moshi at 1400hrs arriving at 1530hrs. Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Moshi or (Pick up from Kilimanajaro airport and transfer to hotel in Moshi)

DAY 2 :
Machame Gate (1490m) - Machame camp (2980m)
Hiking time: 7 hours
Distance: About 18 km's
Habitat: Montane forest

Transfer from your hotel to the Kilimanjaro National Park gate at Machame. From here, you trek through the lush forest to Machame hut . Overnight stay at the camp.

DAY 3:
Machame camp (2980m) - Shira camp (3840m)
Hiking time: 6 hours
Distance: About 9 km's
Habitat: Moorland

 Leave the forest. The path follows a steep ridge passing through open moorlands crossing a large gorge to reach Shira hut. Overnight stay at the camp

DAY 4:
Shira (3840m)-Lava Tower (4630m)-Barranco camp (3950m)
Hiking time: 7 hours
Distance: About 15 km's
Habitat: Semi desert

You turn Eastwards and continue ascending through the dry landscape before dropping again to reach Barranco hut . Overnight stay at the camp.

DAY 5:Extra Day
We strongly recommend an extra day on this route to assist acclimatisation. This can be either at Shira with a leisurely walk to Shira Pinnacles or at Karanga, between Baranco and Barafu. Staying Karanga means that you avoid a long day before the summit day and get to Barafu early for a good rest. The extra day is extremely valuable for acclimatisation and it's an ideal day
to rest.

DAY 6:
Barranco camp (3950m)- Barafu camp (4550m)
Hiking time: 7 hours
Distance: About 13 km's
Habitat: Alpine desert
 The path climbs steep out of the Barranco valley and crosses the Karanga valley, then turns North to reach Barafu Hut . Overnight stay at the camp.

DAY 7:
SUMMIT ATTEMPT
Barafu camp (4550m)-Uhuru Peak (5895m)-Mweka (3100m)
Hiking time: 8 hours to reach Uhuru Peak
7/8 hours to descend to Mweka
Distance: About 7 km's ascent - 23 km's descent
Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit

Along day with an early start to reach the crater, ream at the Stella point in time for sunrise, then to Uhuru peak , the highest point in Africa. After wards, descend to Gilman's point and down to Horombo hut.  Over night, stay at the camp

DAY 8:
Descend down passing Mandara hut to the gate where you are transferred back to your hotel in Moshi for dinner and over night.

DAY 9: After breakfast board shuttle bus from your hotel and proceed to Nairobi arriving late in the afternoon (6.30 PM).

The price for the above climb is US$ 1450 per person.2012 rates

Making it possible for climbers to achieve their dreams they are commited to!

Tipping guide 5 USD per day per porter and 10 USD per day to Guide)

INCLUSIVES

2 way Shuttle bus transfer: Nairobi- Moshi - Nairobi or 2 way KIA transfers
2 transfers from Moshi to Machame park gate -return
3 meals per day while trekking - Vegetarian/Non-Vegetarian
6 days Kilimanjaro trek- Machame
5 nights accommodation in Tents while trekking (bring your own tent or hire one locally)
First and Last night accommodation at YMCA /Buffalo Hotel Moshi -Bed and Breakfast.
All park entrance fees and government levies
English speaking mountain Guide and assistant guides
Porters- a maximum of 2 per client.

For Group prices and private transfers please contact us.............

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Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro Machame route With extra day of acclimatisation at Karanga Valley

 

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