climbing Mt Kilimanjaro Machame route With extra day of acclimatisation
at Karanga Valley
The Machame is a wilderness route which combines spectacular views and
scenery, good acclimatisation. it is perhaps the best of the standard
routes on the mountain, and the one recommended for those wanting an uncomplicated
but rewarding trek on Kilimanjaro
Be close to Nature and feel out of the world!!
ROUTE MT KILIMANJARO CLIMB 9 DAYS
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Board Riverside shuttle bus or Davanu shuttle bus from Nairobi at 0800
hrs and proceed to Arusha arriving at 1300hrs. Depart for Moshi at 1400hrs
arriving at 1530hrs. Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Moshi or (Pick
up from Kilimanajaro airport and transfer to hotel in Moshi)
Gate (1490m) - Machame camp (2980m)
Hiking time: 7 hours
Distance: About 18 km's
Habitat: Montane forest
Transfer from your hotel to the Kilimanjaro National Park gate at Machame.
From here, you trek through the lush forest to Machame hut . Overnight
stay at the camp.
Machame camp (2980m) - Shira camp (3840m)
Hiking time: 6 hours
Distance: About 9 km's
Leave the forest. The path follows a steep ridge passing through
open moorlands crossing a large gorge to reach Shira hut. Overnight stay
at the camp
Shira (3840m)-Lava Tower (4630m)-Barranco camp (3950m)
Hiking time: 7 hours
Distance: About 15 km's
You turn Eastwards and continue ascending through the dry landscape before
dropping again to reach Barranco hut . Overnight stay at the camp.
DAY 5:Extra Day
We strongly recommend an extra day on this route to assist acclimatisation.
This can be either at Shira with a leisurely walk to Shira Pinnacles or
at Karanga, between Baranco and Barafu. Staying Karanga means that you
avoid a long day before the summit day and get to Barafu early for a good
rest. The extra day is extremely valuable for acclimatisation and it's
an ideal day
Barranco camp (3950m)- Barafu camp (4550m)
Hiking time: 7 hours
Distance: About 13 km's
Habitat: Alpine desert
The path climbs steep out of the Barranco valley and crosses the
Karanga valley, then turns North to reach Barafu Hut . Overnight stay
at the camp.
Barafu camp (4550m)-Uhuru Peak (5895m)-Mweka (3100m)
Hiking time: 8 hours to reach Uhuru Peak
7/8 hours to descend to Mweka
Distance: About 7 km's ascent - 23 km's descent
Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit
Along day with an early start to reach the crater, ream at the Stella
point in time for sunrise, then to Uhuru peak , the highest point in Africa.
After wards, descend to Gilman's point and down to Horombo hut.
Over night, stay at the camp
Descend down passing Mandara hut to the gate where you are transferred
back to your hotel in Moshi for dinner and over night.
9: After breakfast board shuttle bus from your hotel and proceed
to Nairobi arriving late in the afternoon (6.30 PM).
for the above climb is US$ 1650 per person.
it possible for climbers to achieve their dreams they are commited to!
guide 5 USD per day per porter and 10 USD per day to Guide)
2 way Shuttle bus transfer: Nairobi- Moshi - Nairobi or 2 way KIA transfers
2 transfers from Moshi to Machame park gate -return
3 meals per day while trekking - Vegetarian/Non-Vegetarian
6 days Kilimanjaro trek- Machame
5 nights accommodation in Tents while trekking (bring your own tent or
hire one locally)
First and Last night accommodation at YMCA /Buffalo Hotel Moshi -Bed and
All park entrance fees and government levies
English speaking mountain Guide and assistant guides
Porters- a maximum of 2 per client.
Group prices and private transfers please contact us.............
Pls read more about the huts/Acomodation
Kilimanjaro Machame and Marangu routes 2010 joining dates and prices-
Mt Kilimanjaro climb 8 days Marangu route
with extra day of acclimatisation at Hormbo Hut - 1350US$
Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro Machame route
With extra day of acclimatisation at Karanga Valley -from
1450US$ per person
Mount Kilimananjaro Trek Marangu
Route combined with a Tanzania Safari from 1890US$ per person
Mount Kilimananjaro Machame Route
combined with a Tanzania Safari from 1920US$ per person
Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya Climb Combined
-from 1920US$ per person
Mount Meru and
Mt Kilimanjaro climb
is no special equipment or expertise needed to ascend Mount Kilimanjaro
- the basic thing is having a slow pace. The routes have been chosen to
allow a slow gradual hike. Any physically fit person is able to trek Mount
Kilimanjaro. However, please note the following - you are not permitted
to trek the mountain if you have any respiratory problems, cold, high
/ low blood pressure, diabetics or any cardiac problem. Mount Kilimanjaro
is a big mountain and should not be under estimated.
OF RECOMMENDED ITEMS:
Waterproof Rucksack and Daypack, Sleeping bag (at least 3 seasons), Water
purifying tablets, Insulation pad, Boots and light walking shoes, Balaclava
and Woolen hat or Scarf, Snow goggles / Sun glasses, Gaiters, Gloves,
Sweaters / Jumpers Pants and Jackets (waterproof), Water bottle, Anorak
/ raincoat, Several pairs of socks, First aid kit and insect repellent
Sun protection cream and Lip salve, Personal toiletry requirements, Flash
light with spare batteries, Whistle and some plastic Bags, Walking stick
KILIMANJARO TREKKING - MEALS MENU WHILE ON TREK:
Fruit Juice, Fruit, Cereal / Porridge, Eggs bread / French-toast / Plain-toast
/ Pancakes, Sausages, Margarine, Jam / Honey, Tea / Coffee / Drinking
Peanuts / Crisps / Popcorn / Cookies.
Sliced Carrot and Cucumber stripes, Avocado slices, Boiled egg, Vegetable
/ Meat cutlets, Sandwiches (Egg / Cheese / Tomato/ Tuna / Meat / Peanut
Soup ( Mushroom /Asparagus / Chicken / Tomato / Vegetable), Bread, Salad,
Rice / Pasta / Potatoes, Chicken / Meat, Mixed Vegetables ( Zucchini /
Carrot / French -Beans / Cabbage), Lentils, Fruit Salad, Fruit with custard,
Tea / Coffee / Milo / Drinking chocolate.
AND COST FOR HIRING PER ITEM FOR THE ENTIRE TREK:
Day Pack: US$10.00, Torch: US$10.00, Mountain Boots: US$20.00, Sun Glasses:
US$5.00, Wool Hat / Balaclava: US$5.00, Wool Socks: US$2.00, Warm Trousers:
US$10.00, Sleeping Bag: US$15.00, Warm Bottle: US$5.00, Long Inner Wear:
US$5.00, Cutters: US$5.00, Rain Coat: US$5.00, Rain Trouser: US$5.00,
Walking Stick: US$5.00, Gloves: US$5.00, Warm Jacket: US$10.00, Pull Over
/ Sweater: US$10.00, Scarf: US$5.00, Ponchoo for Rain: US$10.00, Roll
Mat: US$10.00 .
NB: Your meal plan advices will be put into consideration too