6 DAYS MOUNT KILIMANJARO TREKKING SAFARI- MACHAME ROUTE
$1450 per person
This route is said to be a bit complex than the other Marangu route but is the most favorable route for acclimatization.
DAY 01: ARUSHA –MACHAME GATE
After breakfast at your hotel, your driver will drive you to the Machame gate where your journey is destined to begin. You will go through the registration process at the gate before beginning the journey through the rain forest where there is a great possibility of rain making the trekking trails to be muddy and soggy. You will arrive at the Machame camp afterwards during the day where your porters will have arrived earlier and pitched the tents for you. Dinner and over night at the camp.
DAY 2: MACHAME CAMP –SHIRA CAMP
After breakfast you will depart for the shira camp ascending through the forest for an hour or so and proceed through the moorland zone a trekking distance of around 2 hours. You will stop over for some rest and probably grabbing a bottle of water before proceeding through the shira plateau and arriving at the camp later during the day the porters having arrived earlier than you to make preparations for accommodation as well as dinner. Dinner and overnight at the camp.
DAY 3: SHIRA CAMP-BARRANCO CAMP
After breakfast, you will proceed with you the trekking where the journey goes through the rocky landscape and after a trekking of approximately three hours you will stop over for light lunch and rest. This is normally the toughest day of this trip where some climbers may develop complications such as breathlessness as well as extreme fatigue and headaches. After lunch you will descend for about 6545m down to the Barranco camp for diner and overnight. Again the porters will have arrived earlier than you to make preparations for dinner and overnight.
DAY 4: BARRANCO CAMP-BARAFU CAMP
After breakfast at the camp, you will proceed further to the Barafu hut that is not too far from Barranco camp. You will arrive earlier on this day to make preparation for the summit day. You will have a chance to prepare your thermal clothes as well as replace your head lamp batteries and trekking poles. It will be wise to carry your water in a thermal flask to avoid freezing. You will have your dinner earlier and try getting some sleep at around 7pm.
DAY 05: BARAFU CAMP-UHURU SUMMIT-MWEKA CAMP
You will wake up at 2330hrs and have some snack before proceeding to the summit that you will ascend 4.5km higher, to the Uhuru peak to arrive early on time for sunrise. You will have a chance to take some pictures as well as enjoying the beautiful serene view before later descending to the Mweka camp for full breakfast later. You will rest on this day as well as spend the night here before leaving on the following day. Day and overnight at the Mweka camp.
DAY 06: MWEKA CAMP-MWEKA GATE
After a good breakfast you will descend further to mweka gate and where you will go through the check out process. The driver will pick you from here and he will drop you to Arusha with lunch en route you will arrive later for dinner and overnight.
- Transport to and from Nairobi
- Park entrance fee
- All meals inclusive
- Drinking water
- Drinking water
- Trekking poles.
- Camping tents
- Sleeping bag
- Hiking boots
- Sleeping pads
- Warm clothing
- First aid kit and insect repellant
- Sunglasses, sun hats, sunscreen and lip balm