8 Days/7 Nights Kilimanjaro Climbing – Machame Route
Itinerary for the 8days/ 7nights Mpount Kilimanjaro Climbing/Hiking/Trekking safari in Tanzania
This is the second most popular route, and it is considered the most beautiful route up Kilimanjaro. With a gradual ascend through the forest you emerge to see wide views of the moorland on Shira plateau, Kibo and Western Breach. The different kinds of vegetation found along the route make it the most sceneric route.
For a slightly more technical climb on Kilimanjaro, one can conquer Uhuru peak from Arrow Glacier camp, but a less challenging route can be taken from Barranco hut.
Day 1: Arrival (Kilimanjaro International airport)
Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport, transfer to the hotel in Moshi/Arusha.
Day 2: Moshi/Arusha – Machame Gate
Breakfast, drive from your hotel in Moshi/Arusha to Machame gate (about 45min.). After about an hour of registration and park fees payments, start climbing along a clear trail through plantation and natural forest, thereafter a narrow forest path follows to the Machame hut (9,900ft), B.L.D.
Day 3: Machame – Shira
Breakfast, ascending through the forest, steep ridge passing through heather and open moorlands, and crossing a large gorge to Shira hut (12,600ft). The distance is about 5-6 hours.
Day 4: Shira – Baranco Hut
After breakfast, we will ascend to Lava tower (15,180ft) with lunch on the way to Baranco, then descend slowly to Baranco hut (12,850ft) for dinner and overnight, B, L ,D.
Day 5: Baranco hut – Barafu hut
After breakfast, we leave Baranco hut for Barafu hut (14,910ft). We will pass through the last water drop at Karanga valley on the way up. Overnight Barafu hut, B, L, D.
Day 6: Barafu hut – Uhuru Peak
Wake up at midnight, and after a small snack, start ascending to Uhuru Peak through the Stella point (18,640ft), then after reaching the summit, we will head down to Mweka hut () for dinner and overnight, B, L, D.
Day 7: Mweka hut – Mweka Gate
After breakfast, we will head down to Mweka gate with lunch packet, and the waiting vehicle will take you to your hotel in Moshi/Arusha, B, L.
Day 8: Departure
Transfer to the airport for your return flight home. through the Western Breach. Breakfast, descend to either route of your choice, however we recommend Mweka or Marangu routes. The Marangu route for its popularity and Mweka route for offering nice views, B. or go on a safari with us!
Cost will be provide on request and may go down depending on number of participants and safari lodges/tented camp you will choose to use.