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Machame Route

Machame Route

Kilimanjaro Trek through Machame route


Day 1:

Met upon your arrival and transfer to a hotel  
O/N Meru House Inn


Transfer from the hotel to Machame gate, after a formal registration then start to climb through the ever changing rainforest alive with birdsong, the path turns to narrow following a rocky ridge to thicker vegetation (giant heather and Spanish mosses) to alpine moorland, arriving at Machame camp for diner and overnight stay.

O/N Machame Camp

Day 3:

The climb continues to Shira walking along the rocky ridge scatted with giant heather and passing several clearings with great views of Mt. Meru and Longido in the western corridor. Ascending to across several ravines through land studded with giant lobelia and giant groundsels to Shira cave before reaching the last point of the day

O/N Shira Camp

Day 4:

Ascending further to Lava Tower for acclimatization along the trails, walking gentle where the vegetation is limited to lichens and Moses then the trails takes the series of shallow up and down valley in the base of the western breach and then branch off to Baranco

O/N Baranco Camp

Day 5:

The climb continue in a steep and stretches of Baranco Wall the zigzagging path and a narrow path to follow a spectacular traverse east along the base of Kibo, walking further to Karanga Valley

O/N Karanga Valley



Day 6:

Breakfast then take the path from the Karanga valley undulating across two gentle river valleys. The path contours around the mountain and through  a patch  moorland before cresting a ridge reaching  a cross roads, the left hand path lead to the scale broad ridge that climb to the north- east towards Kibo.

The virtue of its elevated and exposed position the views from Barafu are spectacular when approached from the western side of Kilimanjaro, the jagged outline of Mawenzi will be visible across the broad expanse of the saddle.

O/N Barafu Camp.

Day 7:

Summit day is the most exhausting and involves at least Seventeen hours from Barafu to Uhuru peak then down to Mweka Camp. This day normally starts after midnight, take the trails following an increasing steep valley on the edge of Scree fields, passing between Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers to emerge at Stella point (5681m) on the southern rim of Kibo then ascending further to Uhuru peak (5895m) after spending some few minutes at the top roof of Africa then descending to Barafu after a short rest then descending to Mweka camp

Day 8:

This is a short relatively swift and final day on the mountain, descending through the forest with lush and extremely picturesque to Mweka gate. The climb will be concluded by registering the succession at the gate before transfer to the hotel.

O/N Meru House Inn

Day 9:

Leisure day with an option of going out to do some shopping before your transfer for the return flight. (B)