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6-Day Machame Route Climbing Adventure

6-Day Climbing Kilimanjaro Via Machame Route

The 6-Day Climbing Via Machame Route is one of the popular routes to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. It is known for its scenic beauty and offers a challenging yet rewarding experience for climbers. Typically, the Machame Route takes around 6-7 days to complete, including the ascent and descent. However, for the purpose of your question, I'll provide you with an overview of a 6-day climbing itinerary via the Machame Route:

Details Of 6-Day Climbing Kilimanjaro Via Machame Route itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania
  • Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport in Tanzania.

  • Transfer to your hotel in Arusha, where you'll have a pre-climb briefing with your tour operator.

  • Rest and prepare for the climb.

Day 2: Machame Gate (1,800m/5,905ft) to Machame Camp (3,000m/9,840ft)
  • After breakfast, drive to the Machame Gate at Mount Kilimanjaro National Park.

  • Complete the necessary registration and paperwork.

  • Begin your trek through the rainforest to reach Machame Camp.

  • The first day is relatively easy and serves as a good warm-up.

Day 3: Machame Camp (3,000m/9,840ft) to Shira Camp (3,840m/12,600ft)
  • Continue your ascent through the heather and moorland.

  • Pass through the scenic valleys and cross a series of ridges.

  • Reach Shira Camp, which offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

Day 4: Shira Camp (3,840m/12,600ft) to Barranco Camp (3,950m/12,960ft)
  • Trek across the Shira Plateau, which provides breathtaking views.

  • Ascend gradually towards Lava Tower (4,630m/15,190ft) for acclimatization.

  • Descend to Barranco Camp, located in the valley beneath the Great Barranco Wall.

Day 5: Barranco Camp (3,950m/12,960ft) to Karanga Camp (3,995m/13,106ft)
  • Climb the Great Barranco Wall, a challenging section with some scrambling.

  • Traverse below the glaciers of the Southern Icefields.

  • Reach Karanga Camp, situated on a ridge with panoramic views.

Day 6: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp, then Uhuru Peak
  • Depart from Karanga Camp early in the morning.

  • Reach Barafu Camp (around 4,600 meters/15,100 feet) for a short rest.

  • Begin the final ascent to Uhuru Peak (5,895 meters/19,341 feet), the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.

  • After reaching the summit, descend to Mweka Camp (around 3,100 meters/10,170 feet) for overnight camping.

Day 7: Mweka Camp (3,100m/10,170ft) to Mweka Gate (1,640m/5,380ft)
  • Descend through the lush rainforest, enjoying the changing scenery.

  • Arrive at Mweka Gate, where you'll receive your summit certificates.

  • Transfer back to your hotel in Moshi or Arusha

Trip Included
  • Rescue fee

  • Climbing gear

  • Park fees(For non-residents)

  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)

  • All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)

  • A professional driver/guide

  • All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)

  • All Taxes/VAT

  • Roundtrip airport transfer

  • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)

Trip Excluded
  • International flights(From/to home)

  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour

  • Tips(Tipping guideline US$25.00 pp per day)

  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)

  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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