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This 7 days trekking with acclimatization day, all accommodation basis are camping with 3 meals per day. The trek pickup can be in Moshi or Arusha depends on where the group will start the trek. Pickup point is at your lodge/hotel where you stayed a day before trek day. Macahe route is most adventurous route for those who needs to archive to the summit point of Highest Mountain in Africa.
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Time : 8:00 am
Machame Gate - Machame Huts07h30 After breakfast transfer to Kilimanjaro National Park Gate at Machame. Start the first section of the climb through the mountain forest to Machame Campsite at 10000ft/3000m. Approximate walking time is 5 to 7 hours. Meals and overnight at Machame camp Walking distance: 5.5 km/3.5 miles Walking time: 5-7 hours Altitude gain: 1200 m/3940 ft
Machame Huts - New Shira CampFollow the steep ridge across heath and moorland to picnic rock and the Shira plateau, to Shira Campsite at 12500ft/3800m (approx. 5 to 7 hours). Meals and overnight at Shira camp . Walking distance: 5.5 km/3.5 miles Walking time: 4-6 hours Altitude gain: 820 m/2690 ft
New Shira Camp - via Lava Tower (4640 m/15220 ft) - Barranco Huts (3985 m/13070 ft)nFrom the Shira Plateau, we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo . As we continue, our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower , called the "Shark's Tooth." Shortly after the tower, we come to the second junction which brings us up to the Arrow Glacier at an altitude of 4,876 meters. We now continue down to the Barranco Hut at an altitude of 3,860 meters. Here we rest, enjoy dinner, and overnight. Although you end the day at the same elevation as when you started, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day. Walking distance: 10 km/6.2 miles Walking time: 5-7 hours Altitude gain: 135 m/440 ft (790 m/2590 ft to Lava Tower)
Barranco Huts - Karanga Camp (4040 m/13255 ft)After breakfast cross the floor of the Great Barranco Valley, over the Barranco wall to the Karanga River - the last water point on this route. Dinner and overnight at Karanga Camp. Walking distance: 5.5 km/3.5 miles Walking time: 4-5 hours Altitude gain: 55 m/185 ft
Karanga Camp - Barafu Huts (4680 m/15360 ft)A steep climb over rocky slabs to Barafu Campsite at 15360ft/ 4680m. (8-9 hours). Dinner and overnight at Barafu camp Walking distance: 3.5 km/ 2.2 miles Walking time: 4-5 hours Altitude gain: 640 m/2105 ft
Summit attempt via Stella Point (5752 m/18871 ft) to Uhuru Peak (5895 m/19340 ft) and descent via Mweka Route to Millenium Camp (3820 m/12530 ft)An early start for the summit - Uhuru Peak, which is the highest point in Africa at 19340ft/5896m (6 to 7 hours. Descend via Barafu Campsite through the forest to Mweka Campsite at 10000ft/3000m. Meals and overnight at Mweka Camp Walking distance: 5 km/3 miles ascent + 10 km/6.2 miles descent Walking time: 5-6 hrs + 1-2 hours up, 5-6 hours down (the overall walking time may vary from 10 - 16 hours) Altitude gain: 1072 m/ 3511 ft (Stella Point) or 1215 m/3980 ft (Uhuru Peak) Descent: 2075 m/6810 ft
Mweka Camp - Machame GateAfter breakfast descend through to the park gate at Mweka Wildlife College (3 to 5 hrs). Meet your vehicle and drive to Arusha, drop off at Arusha town. Walking distance: 20 km/12.5 miles Walking time: 5 hours Descent: 1990 Meet your vehicle and drive to Arusha, drop off at Arusha town/Moshi. End of Trekking
Transport on 4wheel drive land cruiser while pick up & drop off transfer, park fees & levy, camping equipment like tent with mattresses and sleeping bags, camping fees, accommodation at Arusha before trek, and meals on FB while on Kilimanjaro trekking, English guide & porters, cook. Rescue fee, oxygen gas tank, pick up and drop off at your lodge.
All type of alcohol drinks, trekking poles, touch, medical insurance, laundry, visa, and expenses of a personal nature and tipping. International & domestic flights.
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