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7 Days: Kilimanjaro Climbing Machame Route Down Mweka

Day 1: Nairobi –Arusha
Pick up from your Nairobi hotel at 7.30 am and thereafter depart for Arusha via Namanga border town for immigration formalities. Rest of the afternoon at leisure.arranging your climbing gears with safari briefing from one of our staff in Arusha overnight at Arusha hotel.

Day 2 :Arusha- Machame Gate to Machame Hut (9,300’) Hike time: 7-5 hrs,
Pick up from your Hotel in Arusha at 8.00 am for an early start to Kilimanjaro National Park, once we reach the Machame park gate we will proceed directly to Machame hut campsite Elevation change: +1200 M Estimated distance: 10km, Final elevation: 3100 M, From the gate, we begin our trek following an easy track for the first hour through the dense forest. The path continues to follow the ridge, rising steadily with several steep sections. The gradient eases slightly as the forest merges into heather covered ground we will reach Machame Hut in 10 km (6.2 miles) after a 1,200-meter (3,936’) ascent and 5-7 hours of walking.

Day 3: Machame Hut to Shira Hut (12,300’), Hike time: 7 hrs,
Elevation change: +800 M, estimated distance: 6km, Final elevation: 3800 M, From the Machame Hut we cross the stream onto its west bank and follow the path up the steep rocky ridge crises-crossing a few times before reaching Shira Hut at the base of a semi-circular wall of rocks. We will have ascended 900 meters (3,000’) in 5-7 hours and about 6 km (3.72 miles) of walking.

Day 4: Shira Hut to Barranco Hut (12,800’), Hike time: 5 hrs,
Elevation change: +100 M Estimated distance: Final elevation: 3900 M, From Shira Hut hike to Lava Tower (15,000’) and then proceed to Barranco via the Great Barranco Wall. This route offers panoramic views of Kibo through Karanga Valley as we hike high and sleep low, dropping back down to Barranco after lunch. Today’s hike will take most of the day Barranco campsite located on elevation of 3950m.

Day 5: Barranco Hut to Karanga Valley (14,800’), Hike time: 3.5 hrs,
Elevation change: +100 M, Estimated distance: 4km, Maximum elevation: 4590 M, Final elevation: 4000 M FromBarranco Hut we climb up through the edge of great Barranco 95percentage of that day walking will be on elevation of 4250m. We will break our day at Karanga valley campsite at elevation of 4,000m walking time is 4 to 5 hrs on this day.

Day 6: Karanga Valley to Barafu Hut (4,600m), Hike time: 3.5 hrs,
Elevation change: +600 M, Estimated distance: 4km, Final elevation: 4600 M, Today involves gaining a little more elevation, acclimatizing and resting for the summit attempt the next morning. This day will take us 4 to 6 hrs of walking. SUMMIT DAY! Summit time: 7 hrs, Elevation change: +1300 M, Estimated distance: 5km, Final elevation: 5895 M
Descent time: 5 hrs, Elevation change: -2800M, Estimated distance: 12km, Final elevation: 3100 M, We will start trekking early before sunrise (1-2 am) as the walk today will take 10-14 + hours. We will avoid the mist that sets in later in the day; the scree and snow will still be safely frozen. The 1,100-meter (3,600’) ascent in just over 3 km (1.86 miles) will take us about 6-8 hours. After a brief stay at the summit of the highest point in Africa, Uhuru Peak, at over 5,898 meters (19,340'), we descend via the Barafu Route roughly 2,500 meters (8,200’) in 12 km (7.44 miles) in about 4-7 hours to Mweka Camp.

Day 7: Mweka Hut to Mweka Gate (6,000’)
Descent time: 4 hrs, Elevation change: -1250M, Estimated distance: 10km, Final elevation: 1828 M, Today we descend about 1400 meters (4,592’) through the forest on a jungle path for about 10 km (6.2 miles) in 3-4 hours to reach Mweka Gate for transfer to Arusha.

WHAT’S INCLUDED ON THE PRICE OF THE SAFARI.

  1. Transport based on customized seven-sitter safari Van with specially modified suspension.
  2. Seats designed with seat belt and all clients are guaranteed window seats.
  3. All applicable game Park Entrance fees.
  4. All Camping Fees.
  5. Finest accommodation offered in tent.
  6. Three meals a day while on Safari.
  7. Airport picks up on arrival in Nairobi.
  8. Professional Safari Guide/Driver.
  9. Guaranteed departures for two or more passengers booking this safari.
  10. Round trip transport from Nairobi to the designated National Park.
  11. Pre–tour itinerary document.
  12. Free binocular for use during the safari
  13. Drinking water
  14. Extensive Game drives.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF THE SAFARI

Personal expense such as communication charges like emails, faxes, and phone calls

  • Drinks like sodas, water, beer and wines
  • Gratuity for the driver guide, waiter
  • Laundry
  • The cost of obtaining visa
  • Visa entry into Tanzania
  • Pre- tour accommodation which can be arranged on request.

Contact Information

AFRICAN GAME TREK
P.O Box 35627 - 00200, Nairobi, Kenya

Telephone: +254 722 467 516
                 +254 752 467 516
Email: info@africangametrek.com
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Website: www.africangametrek.com