Kilimanjaro – 6 Days Machame Route
$2200 per person
Climbing the 6 days Machame route can be done in a minimum of six days (five nights) on the mountain. However, it is most often preferred to do seven days (six nights), for a better altitude acclimatization schedule. The success rate is significantly higher when using the seven day route. With an approximation of 62 km/ 37 miles from gate to gate. It is designed for physically fit people with some hiking experience, but plenty of first time trekker use the route as well and do just fine.
6 Days 5 Nights
DepartureMoshi Town to Machame Gate
Departure TimePlease be ready by 8:15 AM for a prompt departure at 9:00 AM.
Return TimeApproximately 1:00 PM in the last day.
Dress CodeCasual. Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat, cold weather jacket, gloves, pants, spare clothing.
IncludedKilimanjaro – 6 Days Machame RouteAirport transfersTransfers to and from the national parksTents (camping safaris & trekking)Mattress (camping safaris & trekking)Crew salaries (safari & trekking)Camping facilities (camping safaris & trekking)Hotel accommodationsEmergency oxygen (trekking)All taxesNational Park entry feesPersonal guideAll meals while on tour (safari & trekking)
Not IncludedBottled water (safari)Game drives in a custom built 4×4 safari Land Cruiser (safari)Tips (safaris & trekking)Personal expensesMeals not listedPersonal trekking equipment & climbing gearTravel insuranceVisas
Day 1: Arrive in Moshi, Kilimanjaro
Arrive in Tanzania via Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), KLM Safaris' staff will pick you up and transfer you to Moshi town where you will spend the first night at Park View Inn or Keys Hotel in Moshi.
Day 2: A Drive to Machame Gate
Drive to Machame Gate (1,640 meters or 5,380 ft) and Climbing to Machame Camp/Machame hut (2,850 meters or 9,350 ft) Hiking hours: 5-6 hours. Distance: 11 Km or 7 miles. Zone: Rain forest
Day 3: Climbing from Machame Camp to Shira Camp Two
Climbing from Machame Camp to Shira Camp two (3,810 meters or 12,500 feet) Hiking hours: 5-6 hours. Distance: 5 Km or 3 miles. Zone: Low Alpine Zone
Day 4: Climbing from Shira Camp 2 to Barranco Camp (3,976 meters or 13,044 feet)
Climbing from Shira Camp 2 to Barranco Camp Hiking Hours: 8- 9 hours. Distance: 10 Km or 6 miles. Zone: Low alpine zone to High alpine zone
Day 5: Climbing from Barranco Camp to Karanga Valley Camp
Climbing from Barranco Camp to Karanga Valley Camp (3,995 meters or 13,106 feet) after lunch continue from Karanga Valley to Barafu (4.673 meters to 15,331 feet) Hiking Hours: 4- 5 hours. Distance: 4 Km or 2 miles. Zone: High alpine zone
Day 6: Climbing to Uhuru Peak
Climbing to Uhuru Peak (5,895 meters or 19,341feet) and descend to Mweka Camp (10,000ft) Hiking Hours: 4-6 hours. Distance: 12 Km or 7 Miles. Zone: Glacial zone and the all preceding zones.
Day 7: Descend from Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate
Descend from Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate (1,640 meters or 5,340 feet) for a walk of 3 – 4 hours with a distance of 10 Km or 6 Miles. Transfer to the hotel for summit certificate and cerebration party. Overnight at a hotel. Zone: Rain forest Total distance covered is: 62 Km or 37 miles
Day 8: Transfer Back to Airport
Transfer to airport or continue with a safari. End of climb.
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