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MACHAME ROUTE MT KILIMANJARO CLIMB 8 DAYS

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: Sunrise mt Kilimanjaro climb

Machame camp (2980m) - Shira camp (3840m)

Hiking time: 6 hours

Machame camp Mt Kilimanjaro trekkingDistance: 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: 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 6: SUMMIT ATTEMPT

Barafu camp (4550m)-Uhuru Peak (5895m)-Mweka (3100m)

Be there Top of Africa!!!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 7: Climbing gears Mt Kilimanjaro

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

 

DAY 8: After breakfast board shuttle bus from your hotel and proceed to Nairobi arriving late in the afternoon (6.30 PM).