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6 Day Kilimanjaro Trekking Tour (Machame Route), Tanzania

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 6 - 7 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 8 people
Destination(s): Tanzania  
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking   National Parks  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: Yes
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1400 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1550 US Dollar (USD)

Although the trail can be a little crowded at certain times of the year, the views are beautiful and each day of walking progresses through a different climate zone, adding considerably to the interest of the trek. The views as the sun rises behind Mawenzi on a clear morning are absolutely magnificent – The Rift Valley, Mt. Meru and the Masai Steppes stand out from the endless plains, almost three vertical miles below.

Itinerary:
Day 1 Kilimanjaro Airport – Arusha.
Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, you will be welcomed by our transfer driver and taken to the Key’s Hotel in Moshi. The rest of the day will be at leisure and you can either relax at the hotel or explore the small town of Moshi (taxi might be required). In the evening you will attend a briefing in preparation of the upcoming trek. Dinner and overnight at the Silver palm Hotel.
Dinner.

Day 2 Machame Gate (1,790 m) – Machame Camp (3,010 m).
After breakfast you will be picked up at the Keys Hotel and taken to the entrance gate of Kilimanjaro National Park, about an hour’s drive away. While your guide is busy with the registration forms, you can watch the mountain team prepare for the climb and once this is all done, your Kilimanjaro adventure will begin. In no time you will be deep within the magnificent mountain rainforest with ancient trees, primeval ferns, liana, lichen and moss that carpets the ground and drapes from the trees. You will hear and with a little luck, even spot the beautiful black and white colobus monkeys in the treetops. After 5 to 6 hours, you will reach today’s destination – the Machame Camp which is situated just above the tree line at 3,010 m. Here, at the base of Mt Kilimanjaro, you will have your first dinner followed by an overnight stay in tents. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner.

Day 3 Machame Camp (3,010 m) – New Shira Camp (3,845 m).
After an early morning start, the path steepens and the landscape changes into moor- and heathland and the open landscape allows you to see the impressive mountain range. Today’s stage is shorter than the previous day and you will arrive at the New Shira Camp by mid-afternoon. The camp has a breath-taking view of the mountain and during sunset, the evening sun lights the rock face and glacier of Kibo. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner.

Day 4 New Shira Camp (3,845 m) – Lava Tower (4,640 m) – Barranco Camp (3,960 m).
Today you will climb about 800 m but you will be camping at an elevation only slightly higher than the previous night. This will allow your body to acclimatise better. The trek begins with a long ascent above the Shira Plateau in the direction of the Lava Tower (4,640 m). The vegetation becomes sparser as the landscape changes to an afro-alpine desert. The route passes through the sweeping Barranco Valley with its lobelia and giant senecio plants. After 6 to 7 hours, you will arrive at the most beautiful camp on the mountain – the Barranco Camp. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner.

Day 5 Barranco Camp (3,960 m) – Barafu Camp (4,640 m).
Today’s stretch starts with the climb of the “Barranco Wall”. Safety is paramount and your guides will assist you wherever necessary. Following the ridge as it traverses up and down, you can enjoy the splendid views of the south glacier of Kibo. In the Karanga Valley you will have lunch, followed by a 2 to 3 hours climb to Barafu Camp (4,640 m). Once at the camp, you can relax, have dinner and call it an early night. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner.

Day 6 Barafu Camp (4,640 m) – Uhuru Peak (5,895 m) – Mweka Camp (3,080 m).
After hot tea and a light snack, the climb begins at around midnight. By torchlight, you will climb the screes of Kibo. After 5 to 7 hours of ascending in the dark you will arrive at Stella Point, the crater rim of Mt Kilimanjaro. Another 1 to 2 hours climb along the crater ridge will lead you to Uhuru Peak (5,895 m). Here you will see Kilimanjaro in all its glory, enjoying the 360° view over the landscape below as the sun rises. You are now standing on the “Roof of Africa”. The simple descent runs almost along the same route and shortly before midday you should arrive at Barafu Camp, where the porters and the cook will be waiting for you. After a warm meal and a well-deserved break of approximately 1 to 2 hours, you will be on your way down to Mweka Camp (3,080 m) where supper and a well-earned rest await you. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner.

Day 7 Mweka Camp (3,080 m) – Mweka Gate (1,630 m) – Arusha.
The final leg of your amazing adventure begins after breakfast with a traditional farewell ceremony from the mountain crew. Then a gentle 2 to 3 hours’ descent through the rainforest continues to Mweka Gate, where your driver will be waiting for you. He will take you back to the Silver palm Hotel in Moshi and after a warm shower, the rest of the day is free to rest, relax at the pool or celebrate your achievement. Breakfast; Dinner.

Day 8 Arusha – Kilimanjaro Airport.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro Airport or alternatively you can extend your trip in Tanzania and go on safari. Breakfast.

Notes:
Airfare is included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Kilimanjaro trekking according to the itinerary
- Professional English-speaking guide
- Mountain crew (cook and porters)
- Meals according to the itinerary
- Drinking water
- Overnight stays in hotels and mountain tents
- Camping equipment (tents, sleeping mats, chairs, tables etc.)
- All national park fees
- All mentioned transfers.

Price Excludes:
- Sleeping bag
- Flights
- Optional activities
- Alcoholic and soft drinks
- Visa fees
- Tips
- Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
- Travel insurance.

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