Saturday, 27 April 2019

6 Days 5 Nights Mount Kilimanjaro - Machame Route


Trekking Price Per Person 
Solo $ 1,880
2-4 Person $ 1,590
5-7 person $1,490
8 -12 person $ 1,380
 Contact us for discount 
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The Machame route, also referred to as the Whiskey route, is one of the most popular routes on Kilimanjaro and a favorite for us. Machame route is one of the highest summit success rates given the topography and nature of the route which allows climbers to “trek high & sleep low” hence making it a more favorable route for acclimatization. This route offers some of the most spectacular scenery while on the mountain. The Machame route starts in the south west side of the mountain and proceeds steeply north, traversing the Shira plateau and eventually joining the Shira and Lemosho routes just after the Shira cave camp. The Machame route can be done in minimum 6 days or7 days

Day 0   : Pickup from Airport & Briefing

Arrival at  Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), where you will meet  with African love birds   representative, and transfer   to the Panama Garden Resort  in Moshi  for an orientation on  your trek. The hotel will provide all the essentials for a comfortable stay: nice  rooms, hot water, polite staff, a swimming pool, and Internet access. In the evening  you will meet with our  guides  who will be there to provide you a short briefing  on your trek and  also checking your trekking gears  also to  make sure you are ready to begin the climb.
Dinner and Overnight Panama Garden Resort   in Moshi
Day 1 : Moshi-Machame gate-Machame Hut/camp.{FB}
In the morning transfer from your hotel to Machame Gate.This will take us one-hour drive. We will pick up the park passes, signing-in and weighing our luggages before heading off to the first camp. The firs section of the route climbs steadily and involves real jungle-bashing through magnificent forest.  This start is a good introduction to Kilimanjaro and with prime examples of the forest that laces the foot of the mountain though is often wet and muddy underfoot. We will have our Dinner and overnight at Machame camp.(3100m)
 Trekking Time:4-6 hours –Distance:9 km-Altitude Gain is 740
Day 2  :   Machame camp-Shira Camp{FB}
  The rout continues on up through the forest until we are at the steep ascent on the Shira Plateau,where there are rewarding views of the mountain. Looking back, you will see Mt.Meru rising high above Arusha town. We camp at Shira caves (3840m).We will have an evening walk of 100m high for altitude acclimatization(Walk high and sleep low).
Trekking Time:4-6-Distance:9 km-Altitude Gain: 740m
Day 3   Shira  Camp via Lava Tower -Baranco Camp{FB}
After breakfast we start a day by walking on high moorland, the landscape changes the entire character of the trek. We traverse the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, passing underneath the lava Tower and the final section of the Western Breach and finally reach camp at Barranco camp (3900m). The day has been spent at altitude (up to 4600m), but we have also followed the mountaineering code of ‘walk high, sleep low’ to avoid altitude sickness.
Trekking Time: 6-7hours-Distance: 15 km-Altitude Gain:60 m

 Day 4     :Baranco Camp – Barafu Camp{FB}

Leave slowly crossing the floor of the great Barranco Valley and up the Barranco wall; continue the trek on the South Circuit path through the Karanga Valley. Then slowly trek (7 hours) to Barafu Hut (4600m). From Barafu you will have excellent views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. Barafu Hut is situated on an exposed and dangerous ridge, so it is necessary to familiarise yourself with the terrain before dark. We will have our dinner,  rest and prepare for summit night.
Trekking Time: 7-8 Hours-Distance: 9km-Altitude Gain 800 m

Day 5    : Barafu Camp – Uhuru Peak (Summit)– Mweka/High Camp{FB}
We normally start our ascent by torchlight around midnight so that we can be up on the Crater rim by sunrise. The steeply climb over loose volcanic scree has some graded zigzags and a slow but steady pace will take us to Stella point (5735m.), in about 5-6 hours. We will rest there for a short time to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi. Those are still feeling strong can make the 2hours round trip from here along the Crater rim to Uhuru Peak (5895m.), passing close to the spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area. The descend to Barafu campsite is surprisingly fast, and after lunch and other refreshments, we continue to descend to reach our final campsite (3100m.) Most of us will be too tired to notice the beauty of the forest surrounding the crowded campsite. (11-14 hours walking)
Day 6   : Mweka  Camp – Mweka gate to Moshi Camp{FB}
After breakfast, finish the trek with a descent to Mweka Gate. Your last hike on Kilimanjaro is a beautiful one, passing through Kilimanjaro's cloud forest. Watch your step during the descent, as the trail can be slippery. Our vehicles will be waiting at the lower station of Mweka Gate to take you back to Moshi.
At Mweka Gate gate you sign your name and details in a register book. This is also where successful climbers receive their summit certificates. Those climbers who reached Stella Point are issued with green certificates and those who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m),receive Golden certificates.
You now drive back to Moshi for a long overdue hot shower, dinner descent bed and celebrations!!
Dinner and Overnight at Panama Garden Resort   in Moshi
Day 7   : Departure Day
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Included in the packages;
·         Private transport from the hotel to the Parks gate (starting point for the climb), and transport back to the hotel after the climb
·         2 Nights Hotel the night before and the night after the climb with  breakfast included
·         Qualified medical guides
·         Salaries for Guides, cook and porters.
·         Pickup and drop off  to the airport
·         All National Park entry fees
·         All camping fees
·         Kilimanjaro National Park certificate for your successful summit attempt
·         Rescue fees (Kilimanjaro Park rescue team fees)
·         Government taxes
·         Breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as hot drinks on the mountain
·         Evacuation services
·         Friendly and competent Trained Mountain Guides, assistant guides, porters and professional  cook.
·         3 full fresh meals daily. We provide fresh food on the mountain in plentiful and well prepared by skilled professional cook(we also consider your choice of food that you would prefer -Vegetarian and Non Vegetarian). Menu especially designed for climbers.
·         Hot drinks on the mountain and Hot water for washing will be provide everyday on the mountain.
·         Quality specious tents, sleeping mats,  camping tables ,camping chairs and Mess/Dining Tent.
·         Supplementary Portable Oxygen and Complete First Aid Kit (used in case of emergency only)
·         Pulse oxy-meter carried by all chief guides
·         Public toilet on the mountain
·         3-4 liters of mineral/treated water (per Climber) provided daily during the climb
NOT INCLUDED IN OUR PACKAGES PRICES
Excluded from above package rates:
    Items of a personal nature
    Tanzania entry Visa
    Flights
   Tips for your  guides, porters and cook recommended $ 20 per guide per day, $ 15 - $ 12 per cook per day & $ 8 or 10 per porter per day. This can be split between each Client in the climb. Costs of additional services: cook (this is a guide to tipping on the mountain http://www.kiliporters.org/tipping_recommendations.php

    Personal Hiking/Trekking gears (Some Gears are available for Rent)
    Snacks&  personal medicine
    Drinks  lunch and dinner at hotel
    Optional tours (Short safari after climb can be arranged with extra cost


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