7 Days Machame Route Trek

The course accesses the roof of Affrica Mount Kilimanjaro from the south, opening with a short drive from Arusha to Machame Gate. The path takes climbers over the rain forest to Shira Plateau. Right at this place, several of Kilimanjaro’s ways meet. From that point the way turns east and crosses below Kilimanjaro’s Southern Ice Field on a trail named as the Southern Circuit before the peak from Barafu. Decline is made through the Mweka way.



Day 1: Machame Gate to Machame Camp

Altitude: 5,380 ft to 9,350 ft
Distance: 11 km
Trekking Time: 5-7 hours
Habitation: Rain Forest
After having an early scrumptious breakfast at your lodge/hotel, you will be transferred from Arusha to Machame Village. In this village, you will have some time to buy things like mineral water and you will be provided with a packed lunch. From this village, contingent on the road situations, you will either proceed driving 3 kilometers or walk to the Machame Entrance (1490m).
At the Machame entrance, the porters will organize and pack the stuffs for the trek at the same time you and your guide you will be registered with the Tanzania National Park (TANAPA). After these formalities you will commence your ascent into the tropical forest.

Day 2: Machame Camp to Shira 2 Camp

Altitude: 9,350 ft to 12,500 ft
Distance: 5 km
Trekking Time: 4-6 hours
Habitation: Heath
We will have an early morning good breakfast, then we will begin our ascent separating ourselves from the rain forest and inflowing the heathland upland undergrowth. We will pass several streams and hike through a rocky ridge onto the Shira plateau that heads to Shira Camp (3840m). At this overnight campsite, we will be close to a stream and have a remarkable sight of the Western Breach and its glaciers in the East. Alike to the first night, your tents will be pitched up preceding to arriving at campsite and the porters will get ready drinking and washing water for you. Be ready for a cold night as temperatures drop below freezing at this open camp.

Day 3: Shira Carve to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp

Altitude: 12,500 ft to 15,190 ft
Distance: 7 km
Trekking Time: 4-5 hours
Habitation: Alpine Desert
Lava Tower to Barranco Camp
Altitude: 15,190 ft to 13,044 ft
Distance: 3 km
Trekking Time: 2-3 hours
Habitation: Alpine Desert
Having an early morning energy breakfast, we will depart from the moor situation and get in touch to the semi desert and stony scenery. After 5 hours of hiking east, we will face tit for tat with the Lava Tower (4630m).
After having lunch, you will incline from Lava Tower (4630m) to the Barranco Campsite (3950m). The 6800m decline gives trekkers a huge benefit to allow their bodies to regulate to the conditions of high elevation. The decline to camp consumes about 2 hours to arrive It is situated in a valley beneath the Breach and Great Barranco Wall (“Breakfast Wall”).

Day 4: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

Altitude: 13,044 ft to 13,106 ft
Distance: 5 km
Trekking Time: 4-5 hours
Habitation: Alpine Desert
After having scrumptious early morning breakfast, it is now time to master the Great Barranco Wall! Though it may seem hinting at first peep, climbers say that this Class 2 trek is typically much at ease than they expected. At the peak of the Wall, we will have a sight of Heim Glacier and will be above the hazes. The track then goes up and down in the Karanga Valley. This is a perfect climbing day for adaptation.

Day 5: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

Altitude: 13,106 ft to 15,331 ft
Distance: 4 km
Trekking Time: 4-5 hours
Habitation: Alpine Desert
Having eaten breakfast, we will move from Karanga Camp (3959m). The way crosses with the Mweka Way, which is the path used to derive on the final two days. As we proceed climbing for an hour, we will arrive at Barafu Hut. This is the final water point for the porters since there is no nearby water at Barafu Camp (4550m). The word “barafu” in Swahili language means “ice” and this camp is situated on a stony, open ridge. Tents will be open to wind and pillars so it is significant for climbers to familiarize themselves with the campsite before dark. Today the climbers will have an early dinner so that they can rest before the midnight wake up as we will be attempting the summit. Our guide will brief you in detail on how to get ready for summit night.

Day 6: Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp

Altitude: 15,331 ft to 19,341 ft
Distance: 5 km
Trekking Time: 7-8 hours
Habitation: Arctic
Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp
Altitude: 19,341 ft to 10,065 ft
Distance: 12 km
Trekking Time: 4-6 hours
Habitation: Rain Forest
This night our guide will wake up you about 23:30 for tea and snacks. After that will start your roof of Africa summit attempt. The way leads northwest and you will climb through the stone screen. For the duration of the slope, several climbers’ sense that this is the most mentally and physically puzzling part of the hike. In around 6 hours, you will arrive Stella Point (5685m), situated on the crater edge. After experience the superb sunrise, you will proceed arising for around 2 hours on a snow-covered path to Uhuru Summit (5895m). Conquering the roof of Africa the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro is a lifetime achievement! You will be capable to have a short time on the peak taking pictures and drinking tea before the decline to Barafu.
Getting at the camp, you will relax and have a hot lunch in the sun. After eating, you will proceed downhill to Mweka Hut (3100m).

Day 7: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate

Altitude: 10,065 ft to 5,380 ft
Distance: 10 km
Trekking Time: 3-4 hours
Habitation: Rain Forest
Having a well-earned breakfast, you and our staff will have a big gala full of dancing and singing. It is right at this place of the mountain that you will be tipping your guide, assistant guides, chef(s), as well as porters. After celebrating, you will slope for 3-hours back to Mweka Entrance.


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