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Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Expedition - Machame Route

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 6 - 10 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 30 people
Destination(s): Tanzania  
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking   Mountain/Rock Climbing  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1250 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1570 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival – Kilimanjaro international airport. Pick up at Kilimanjaro international airport to Arumeru river lodge. Stay overnight.
- Distance: 50 km
- Duration: 1 hour.

Day 2: Machame Gate to Machame Hut (9,300’). Drive to Machame gate (5,400’) where trekking formalities take about 30 minutes. 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.
- Hike time: 7.5 hours
- Elevation change: +1200 meters
- Estimated distance: 10 km
- Final elevation: 3100 meters.

Day 2: Machame Hut to Shira Hut (12,300’). 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.
- Hike time: 7 hours
- Elevation change: +800 meters
- Estimated distance: 6km
- Final elevation: 3800 meters.

Day 3: Shira Hut to Barranco Hut (12,800’). 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 3950 m.
- Hike time: 5 hrs
- Elevation change: +100 meters
- Final elevation: 3900 meters.

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

Day 5: Karanga Valley to Barafu Hut (4,600 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.
- Hike time: 3.5 hours
- Elevation change: +600 m
- Estimated distance: 4 km
- Final elevation: 4600 m.

Day 6: High Camp to the Summit and then Rau Camp (10,500’). Summit day! We will start trekking early before sunrise (1:00-2:00 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.
- Summit time: 7 hours
- Elevation change: +1300 m
- Estimated distance: 5 km
- Final elevation: 5895 m
- Descent time: 5 hours
- Elevation change: -2800M
- Estimated distance: 12km
- Final elevation: 3100 m.

Day 7: Mweka Hut to Mweka Gate (6,000’). 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. Our driver will transfer you back to Arumeru river lodge. Stay overnight on bed and breakfast basis.
- Descent time: 4 hrs
- Elevation change: -1250 m
- Estimated distance: 10km
- Final elevation: 1828 M.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Note: The price quoted is land only, based on 2 persons sharing. It does not include airfare and items of a personal nature.

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Location: Tanzania
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