Machame Route 6 to 7 Days

6 Day Luxury Safari

Tour Overview

The Marangu route is a classic trek on Mount Kilimanjaro. It is the oldest, most well established route. Many favor the Marangu route because it is considered to be the easiest path on the mountain, given its gradual slope. It is also the only route which offers sleeping huts in dormitory style accommodations. The minimum days required for this route is five, although the probability of successfully reaching the top in that time period is quite low. Spending an extra acclimatization day on the mountain is highly recommended when climbing Klimanjaro using the Marangu route.7Days-machame-route-kilimanjaro-climbing

Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking Packages in Tanzania, the Machame Route is well known and it is a popular route on Kilimanjaro, among the six established Kilimanjaro Routes Machame Route is the second scenic route, a 6 Days Climb Machame Route will complete your round trip activity up and down.

Day 1 Transfer from the hotel to Machame Gate (1790m) – Machame Camp(3010m)

After breakfast and a general briefing for your upcoming tour (including equipment check), the drive first goes to the National Park gate, which takes about an hour. While your guide does the necessary formalities, you can relax and watch the various mountain teams in their preparation. As soon as everything is done, your adventure begins. In short time you will be immersed in the magnificent mountain forest with its huge jungle trees, ferns, moss carpets and lianas. With luck, you will observe the black and white colobus monkeys in the tree tops. After about 5 – 6 hours, you will reach the day’s destination – Machame Camp. This is just above the tree line at about 3010 meters above sea level. After dinner, you will spend your first night on Kilimanjaro.

Lunch; Dinner

Day 2 Machame Camp (3010m) – New Shira Camp (3845m)

After an early start, you will begin the day’s walk through heath and moorland before the trail becomes steeper and the landscape more open. Soon you will glimpse the summit region of

Kilimanjaro. Today’s stage is shorter and you will soon arrive at the New Shira Camp, where the view of Kilimanjaro with its rock faces and hanging glaciers is something you should not miss – particularly at sunset. An early night will be needed tonight as tomorrow the trail becomes more strenuous.

Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 3 New Shira Camp (3845m) – Lava Tower (4640m) – Barranco Camp (3960m)

Today you will ascend approx. 800 meters, but the night is spent only slightly higher than the previous night at Shira Camp. This allows your body a better acclimatization for the further climb.

The hike begins with a long ascent over the Shira Plateau to the Lava Tower. Here the vegetation becomes barren and turns into an alpine desert landscape. The path then leads through the extensive Barranco Valley, with its lobelias and the huge senecios. After approximately 6-7 hours you will reach the Barranco Camp, which many claim is the most beautiful camp on the mountain.

Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 4 Barranco Camp (3960m) – Karanga Camp (4035m)

Today we will lead you through the Barranco Wall and it is another day to help with acclimatization. The climbing is relatively easy, although sometimes you need to use hands to hold on. Enjoy the amazing views before you reach Karanga Camp after approx. 3-4 hours.

Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 5 Karanga Camp (4035m) – Barafu Camp (4640m)

After a leisurely breakfast, you will set off for today’s destination, the Barafu Camp. The hike leads you through a barren landscape, and after 3-4 hours you reach the camp. For the rest of the day you can relax because tomorrow is summit day! After dinner, we will have a very early bedtime as tomorrow will be exciting, but also exhausting and very long. Try to sleep a bit!

Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 6 Barafu Camp (4640m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Mweka Camp (3080m)

You will be woken around midnight. To strengthen yourself, you will first have a hot coffee or tea and a small snack. Using the light of your headlight, the next few hours are steadily upwards. After approximately 5-7 hours, in the early morning light, you will reach the crater rim at the Stella Point. After a short rest you will continue for about an hour to the highest point, the Uhuru Peak. Finally, it is done, and the rewards are fantastic views in all directions. The shadow that the Kilimanjaro casts over Mount Meru in the morning is a special experience. After you have enjoyed the summit, and taken a few memorable photos, it is time for the descent. At the Barafu Camp you have a short rest, where your mountain team will greet you with a hot drink and snacks. Afterwards, you will slowly go to Mweka Camp, where you will spend the last night at the mountain.

Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 7 Mweka Camp (3080m) – Mweka Gate (1630m) – Transfer to the hotel

After breakfast, and strengthened by the increasingly oxygen dense air, you will begin a leisurely walk towards the Mweka Gate. The trail continues through the dense rainforest, and after about 2-3 hours you will reach the gate. At this point it will be time to say goodbye to your team. Once you arrive at the hotel, you can finally enjoy a well-deserved shower and celebrate your summit success.

Breakfast; Lunch

Package Included:

  • 2 nights’ accommodation at Peace Hotel in Arusha.
  • All nights’ accommodation in Huts.
  • Professional, experienced, mountain.
  •  All Park fees and Rescue fees.
  •  All meals while on the Mountain.
  • Arrival and Departure transfers.
  • Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees.
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food.
  • Clean, purified drinking water.
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters.

Package Exclude:

  • Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.
  • Optional Tours.
  • Tips and any items of personal nature.
  • International and Local Flights.
  • Yellow fever vaccinations.

Important: Luggage on the Serengeti – Arusha flight is restricted to 15 kg per person (incl. hand luggage) in a soft bag.

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