6-Days Best of Kilimanjaro

6-Days Best of Kilimanjaro

6-Days Best of Kilimanjaro Mountain Climb- Machame Route

6-Days Best of Kilimanjaro

Overview

6-Days Best of Kilimanjaro through Machame Route for Mount Kilimanjaro trekking in Tanzania, Machame Route is well known and it’s a popular route on Kilimanjaro, among established Kilimanjaro Routes Machame Route is the second scenic route, climb Machame Route will complete your round-trip activity up and down. To get the best Kilimanjaro Climb Machame route cost. Climb via Machame route is the best and you’ll love it. Accommodation before and after the climb and airport pick-up and transfer will be included.

 

Day 1: Arusha City to Machame Gate

Drive from Arusha to Machame Park Gate, for registrations formalities and there after we start walking through the rain forest on a winding trail up a ridge. At lower elevations, the trail can be muddy and slippery. Gaiters and trekking poles are a good idea here. We continue a short distance until we reach the Machame Camp, and finally you will have dinner and overnight.

 

Main Destination: Machame Gate (Mt Kilimanjaro)

Accommodation: Machame Camp (In or near Mt Kilimanjaro)

Meal Plan: Full board & drinking water (Excludes extra drinks)

 

Day 2: Trek Machame Camp to Shira Camp

You will have breakfast, after that we leave the glades of the rainforest and continue on an ascending path, crossing the valley along a steep rocky ridge. The Machame route now turns west onto a river gorge until we finally arrive at the Shira campsite for dinner and overnight.

 

Main Destination: Mount Kilimanjaro (Mountain)

Accommodation: Shira Camp (In or near Mt Kilimanjaro)

Meal Plan: Full board & drinking water (Excludes extra drinks)

6-Days Best of Kilimanjaro

Day 3: Trek Shira Camp to Barranco Camp

From the Shira Plateau, we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the Shark’s Tooth (elev 4650 m/15,250 ft). Shortly after the tower, we come to the second junction which goes to the Arrow Glacier. We now continue down to the Barranco Camp. Although you end the day around the same elevation as when you began, this therefore is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.

 

Main Destination: Mount Kilimanjaro (Mountain)

Accommodation: Barranco Camp (Budget)

Meal Plan: Full board & drinking water (Excludes extra drinks)

 

Day 4: Trek Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp

After breakfast, we then leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge up the Barranco Wall (elev 4250 m/13,900 ft), through the Karanga Valley (elev 4050 m/13,250 ft) to the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the Barafu Camp. You have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Finally, we camp here with views of the summit in the distance.

 

Main Destination: Mount Kilimanjaro (Mountain)

Accommodation: Barafu Camp (Budget)

Meal Plan: Full board & drinking water (Excludes extra drinks)

 

6-Days Best of Kilimanjaro

Day 5: Summit to Mweka Camp

Very early in the morning (midnight to 2 am), thereafter continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. You head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. Above all, this is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek.

At Stella Point you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see. Faster hikers may view the sunrise from the summit. From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all the way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. Once at Uhuru Peak you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa, from the summit we begin our descent by continuing straight down to the Mweka Camp, stopping at Barafu for lunch.

 

Main Destination: Mt Kilimanjaro Summit (Mountain)

Accommodation: Mweka Camp (Budget)

Meal Plan: Full board & drinking water (Excludes extra drinks)

 

Day 6: Mweka Camp to Arusha City

After breakfast, we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help and also shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear. In conclusion, our Pamoja Tours and Travel driver will be waiting to transfer you back to the hotel in Arusha to finally end your best Kilimanjaro trekking safari.

 

Main Destination: Mweka Gate (Mt Kilimanjaro)

Accommodation: No accommodation

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch & drinking water (Excludes extra drinks)

End of your 6-Days Best of Kilimanjaro safari 

 

Inclusives and exclusives in the 6-Days Best of Kilimanjaro

Includes

  • Porterage
  • Rescue fee
  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Round-trip
  • Airport transfers
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water (On all days)

Excludes

  • Climbing gear
  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$20.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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