climbing Mt Kilimanjaro Machame route With extra day
of acclimatisation at Karanga Valley
The Machame is a wilderness route which combines spectacular
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
ROUTE MT KILIMANJARO CLIMB 9 DAYS
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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
Gate (1490m) - Machame camp (2980m)
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.
Machame camp (2980m) - Shira camp
time: 6 hours
Distance: About 9 km's
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
Shira (3840m)-Lava Tower (4630m)-Barranco
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.
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
Barranco camp (3950m)- Barafu camp
time: 7 hours
Distance: About 13 km's
Habitat: Alpine desert
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.
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
down passing Mandara hut to the gate where you are transferred
back to your hotel in Moshi for dinner and over night.
breakfast board shuttle bus from your hotel and proceed
to Nairobi arriving late in the afternoon (6.30 PM).
price for the above climb is US$ 1450 per person.2012
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guide 5 USD per day per porter and 10 USD per day to Guide)
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.
Group prices and private transfers please contact us.............
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on this route
Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro Machame route With extra day of acclimatisation
at Karanga Valley