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6 Nights/7 Days Machame Route Mt.Kilimajaro Tour

offered by supplier M15725 (read about supplier)

Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 8 people
Destination(s): Tanzania  
Specialty Categories: Mountain/Rock Climbing   Hiking & Trekking  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 950 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1200 US Dollar (USD)

Enjoy an unforgettable ascent of the Mount Kilimanjaro, also having the possibility to visit the Machame village and the ice falls of the Heim, Kersten and Decken glaciers.

Day 1: Moshi. Depart Nairobi at 8.00 am via Arusha for Moshi arriving late evening around 5.30 pm. Dinner and overnight at a Hotel in Moshi.

Day 2: Machame Hut. Drive to Machame village. The climb starts at the end of the tarmac road. Walk through shambas (farms) then forest to the Machame hut (3000m, 6 hours).

Day 3: Shira Hut. Continue along the steep ridge going on to rock ridges and through heather. The route turns west into a river gorge, reaching Shira hut (3800m, 5 hours).

Day 4: Baranco Hut. Continue east towards the lava tower. Shortly after this, You descend to Baranco Hut. (3940m, 4 hours).

Day 5: Barafu Hut. A short scramble to the top of the great Baranco and then a traverse over scree and ridge to the Karanga Valley 4000m, 3 hours. Beneath the ice falls of the Heim, Kersten and Decken glaciers. After climbing out the Karanga Valley the trail ascends a ridge to the Barafu Hut. A bleak location with little vegetation at 4600m, 3 hours walking.

Day 6: Barafu Hut. An early start for the ascent to the rim of the Kibo Crater between the Rebbmann and Ratzel Glaciers 4hours.the last section before the rim can sometimes be snow- covered and an ice axe or ski-stick is useful for balance. From here a further hour leads to Uhuru peak, from where there are often fine views of Mt. Meru to the west and the jagged peak of Mawenzi to the east.

Descend to the Barafu hut in the giant heather zone on the forest edge, those with energy on the summit may wish to descend to the Reutsh Crater and visit the dramatic ice pinnacles of the eastern ice fields.

Day 7: Barafu Hut - Moshi. A three to four hour descend through beautiful forest brings you to the park gate and your waiting transport back to the hotel for overnight.

Day 8: Arusha. Depart after breakfast, transfer back to Arusha.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

About This Supplier
Location: Kenya
Joined InfoHub: Jan 2007

With a record of more than 15 years, M15725 stands out as one of the most experienced and reliable tour operator in Kenya. Over those years, we have been able to build a dependable organization with an elaborate ground transport network. Our itineraries have been planned carefully to take maximum advantage of viewing...

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