6 Days Machame route

For those who only have six days to climb Kilimanjaro, the Machame route is the best choice because of its acclimatization profile. 6 Days Machame Route Climbing Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, this trek on Kilimanjaro will takes 6 Day Machame Route round trip, Climbing 6 Day Machame Route is a popular Kilimanjaro Climb tour Itinerary, Trekkers opt to attempt a trek up to the Mountain via Machame Route as a route itself believed to have 96% summit success rate.

This 6 days Machame route Kilimanjaro climbing, total Days will be 8 days;The arrival day, 6 days on the Mountain and the Departure day. On the Arrival day you will meet your Guide at Moshi (Keys Hotel) for Pre briefing as well as Checking all the Mountain equipmentís to make sure that youíre well-equipped.

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Day 1: Moshi to Machame camp.

in the morning, we depart from our hotel to the Gate at approximately 8:00 AM. This will take 45 minutes up to one hour Drive. It will take about one hour to do registration before you start trekking. You will walk for about four to five hours depending on the pace of the climbers. You will walk through a dense forest of fig and rubber trees, begonia flowers, and other tropical vegetation. A stop for picnic lunch will be made halfway to this eveningís campsite. As you continue your ascent, you will find that the tropical forest has given way to tall grasses and giant heather.

Day 2: Machame Camp to  Shira Camp

On this day you will wake-up at 6:00 or 6:30 AM. You will be greeted with a steaming cup of tea or coffee, and weather permitting, by a fabulous view of Uhuru peak if the view will be clear. Todayís trek takes you up a steep track through a savannah of tall grasses, volcanic rock, and bearded heather. You will encounter giant groundsels as you hike through a ghostly landscape of volcanic lava, caves, and streams.

Lunch will be taken just below the Shira Plateau, about three to four hours from Shira Camp. The hike to the next campsite takes approximately five hours and you should arrive between 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM. Most climbers tend to pace themselves, walking slowly and resting about every half-hour.
Overnight: Shira Camp (3800 Mts).

Day 3: Shira Camp to Barranco Camp

The entire Shira Plateau greets you this morning with sweeping vistas across to Meru and the Shira Needles. A steady walk takes you up to the pass at Lava Tower (4600 Mts), where you stop to have lunch. Crossing the Bastains stream, you will begin to descend towards Barranco Camp. The descent takes you along an immense canyon called Grand Barranco. Along the way, you will see numerous waterfalls, which are fed, by streams coming from the mountain, converging here to form the Umbwe River. Your camp is set at almost the same altitude as the night before. Todayís trek lasts for about six hours and arrival at camp is between 4:30PM and 5:30PM.
Overnight: Barranco Camp (3950 Mts).

Day 4: Barranco Camp to  Barafu Camp

This morning you begin your hike to Barafu Camp via Karanga Camp, which is on the same altitude as Barranco Camp.
You will encounter a bit of a climb at Barranco Cliff and spend the rest of the trek climbing up and down the slopes of the mountain most of the way to camp. The climbing is not considered difficult and you should arrive in time for lunch (approximately 1:00PM) having trekked for about four hours.

Day 5: Barafu Camp to  Mweka Camp (3100 Mts)

You will be awakened at midnight and after a light breakfast, start climbing at around 12.00 0r 1:00 AM. It is at this stage that the climb becomes much more difficult. Here, very few will not be suffering from altitude sickness in some form or another; and climbers should carry as little as possible on this portion of the climb. Temperatures will range from -4∞ to 5∞ Fahrenheit. Making your way up a path that is flanked by the Ratzel and Rebman glaciers, you will climb for about six hours before reaching the edge of the crater, between Stella and Hans Meyer points. Another hour of climbing brings you to the summit.

Uhuru stands at 19,340 feet and is the highest point on the continent of Africa. The track around the edge of the crater is rocky and icy. Concentrate on your feet, and follow your guide very closely for this portion of the journey. 6 Days Kilimanjaro climb Machame route
The descent is no easier than the ascent. You will reach Kibo Hut after about three hours (around 11:30 AM). Climbers will be given the opportunity to rest and have some refreshments before continuing on to Mweka Camp for the night. Arriving into camp at around 5:00PM, you will have trekked a total of thirteen hours today.
Overnight: Mweka Camp (10,200ft) Mweka to the Gate.

Day 6: Mweka Camp to Gate:-

On the final day of the journey, climbers descend from Mweka camp to the base. The descent to the gate will take approximately 3 hours and climbers usually arrive before noon. Upon arrival at the gate climbers will be rewarded with certificates for their success at climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and then get transferred back to Keys hotel.

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