7 DAYS MOUNT KILIMANJARO CLIMB VIA THE SCENIC MACHAME ROUTE AND DESCENDING DOWN VIA MWEKA ROUTE.
Get ready for an adventure of a lifetime with the 7-day Machame Route on Mount Kilimanjaro! This trail is the perfect choice for thrill-seekers who are looking for a unique and unforgettable experience.
Unlike the “CocaCola” Marangu Route, the Machame Route is the “whiskey” of trails – bold, scenic, and full of character. You’ll be amazed at every turn as you make your way through some of the most breathtaking landscapes on the mountain.
But this climb is not just about the scenery, it’s also about the challenge. With the Machame Route, you’ll be able to test your physical fitness and hiking skills while having the time of your life. Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or just looking for a new adventure, the Machame Route will not disappoint.
Sleep under the stars in your tent and dine in style with the mess tent complete with tables and chairs. And with the option to extend the route by one or two days, you’ll increase your summit chances, enjoy your climb even more, and decrease your chances of Acute Mountain Sickness.
So, why settle for the ordinary when you can have the extraordinary? Join us for a 7-day Machame Route climb on Mount Kilimanjaro, and get ready to make memories that will last a lifetime!
Day 01: After breakfast in your Hotel drive to Machame Gate.
On arrival finalize the climb formalities including registrations and with your professional Mountain Guide Porters and Cook start the climb upto Machame hut for meals and overnight stay.
Machame Gate to Machame Hut (3,000 m): 6-7 hours walking
Day 02: After breakfast at Machame hut continue with the climb upto Shira hut.
On arrival at Shira hut you will take Lunch and thereafter and if the weather permits the Guide will take you for the Tour of Shira Plateau on the western breach which commands the most beautiful scenery. Dinner and overnight stay at Shira hut.
Machame Hut to Shira Camp (3,840m): 4-6 hours walking
Day 03: After breakfast continue with the trek via Lava Tower upto Baranco hut for meals and overnight stay.
Shira Camp to Barranco Camp (3,900 m.): 5-7 hours
Day 04: Day of acclimatization at Karranga Valley. Here is the short hiking.
Afternoon a walk can be taken with your guides for great views of the Southern walls of Kibo and deep glacial valleys.overnight at Karranga Valley
Barranco Camp to Karanga camp (4,000 m): 4-5 hours walking.
Day 05: After early breakfast start the hardest trekking day.
This is one of the most demanding section of the climb crossing the Barranco Walls up to Karanga Valley. At times you may need to use your hands to support yourself scrambling on the bare Lava Rocks. Picnic Lunch at Karanga valley and thereafter continue with the climb upto Barafu hut. On arrival take meals and a chance to relax as the next stage begins immediately after midnight.
Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp (4,600 m.); 4-5 hours walking
Day 06: Early departure for the summit.
At the early hours of the morning with your Professional Mountain Guides you will start the final climb to the summit. On arrival at Uhuru Peak you will take Pictures and thereafter you will descend down to Barafu hut for breakfast and then continue descending down to Mweka hut for meals and overnight stay.
Barafu Camp to Mweka Camp (3100 m): 11-12 hours walking
Day 07: After breakfast at Mweka hut descend down to Mweka Gate
where you will be awarded with Victory Certificates for reaching the summit the highest point in Africa Uhuru Peak. Thereafter the driver will drive you back to Hotel for your next destination.
Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate: 3-5 hours walking