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8 Days Machame Route Out Marangu

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8 Days 7 Nights

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Overview

Machame Route Out Marangu Mt. Kilimanjaro Climb 8 Days

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Duration: 5-6 Days
  • Total hiking distance: About 96 km's

Itinerary

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Day 1:

Board Riverside shuttle bus from Nairobi at 0800 hrs and proceed to Arusha arriving at 1300hrs. Depart for Moshi at 1400hrs arriving at 1530hrs. Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Moshi or (Pick up from Kilimanajaro airport and transfer to hotel in Moshi)

Day 2: Machame Gate (1490m) - Machame camp (2980m)

Hiking time: 7 hours
Distance: About 18 km's
Habitat: Montane forest
Transfer from your hotel to the Kilimanjaro National Park gate at Machame. From here, you trek through the lush forest to Machame hut . Overnight stay at the camp.

Day 3: Machame camp (2980m) - Shira camp (3840m)

Hiking time: 6 hours
Distance: About 9 km's
Habitat: Moorland
Leave the forest. The path follows a steep ridge passing through open moorlands crossing a large gorge to reach Shira hut. Overnight stay at the camp

Day 4: Shira (3840m)-Lava Tower (4630m)-Barranco camp (3950m)

Hiking time: 7 hours
Distance: About 15 km's
Habitat: Semi desert
You turn Eastwards and continue ascending through the dry landscape before dropping again to reach Barranco hut . Overnight stay at the camp.

Day 5: Barranco camp (3950m)- Barafu camp (4550m)

Hiking time: 7 hours
Distance: About 13 km's
Habitat: Alpine desert
The path climbs steep out of the Barranco valley and crosses the Karanga valley, then turns North to reach Barafu Hut . Overnight stay at the camp.

Day 6: SUMMIT ATTEMPT

Barafu camp (4550m)-Uhuru Peak (5895m)-Mweka (3100m)
Hiking time: 8 hours to reach Uhuru Peak
7/8 hours to descend to Mweka
Distance: About 7 km's ascent - 23 km's descent
Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit
Along day with an early start to reach the crater, ream at the Stella point in time for sunrise, then to Uhuru peak , the highest point in Africa. After wards, descend to Gilman's point and down to Horombo hut. Over night, stay at the camp

Day 7:

Descend down passing Mandara hut to the gate where you are transferred back to your hotel in Moshi for dinner and over night.

Day 8:

After breakfast board shuttle bus from your hotel and proceed to Nairobi arriving late in the afternoon (6.30 PM).

Included/Excluded

  • 2 way Shuttle bus transfer: Nairobi- Moshi - Nairobi or 2 way KIA transfers
  • 2 transfers from Moshi to Machame park gate -return
  • 3 meals per day while trekking - Vegetarian/Non-Vegetarian
  • 6 days Kilimanjaro trek- Machame
  • 5 nights accommodation in Tents while trekking (bring your own tent or hire one locally)
  • First and Last night accommodation at YMCA /Buffalo Hotel Moshi -Bed and Breakfast.
  • All park entrance fees and government levies
  • English speaking mountain Guide and assistant guides
  • Porters- a maximum of 2 per client.
  • Tents and Sleeping mats
  • Gloves
  • Sun glasses
  • Sleeping bag
  • Hats
  • Rain suits
  • Warm Jacket
  • Heavy boots
  • Scarfs
  • Rain Trousers
  • (Tipping guide 5 USD per day per porter and 10 USD per day to Guide)

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