Kilimanjaro Mountain Climb: Machame Route

Day 0 – Arusha
Arrive in Arusha. A comprehensive pre trek briefing at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel

Day 1 – Machame camp
Drive to Machame village . The trek begins from the gate winding up to the mountain rain forest and out into heather moorland. Overnight at Machame camp 3000 (5hrs)

Day 2 -Shira camp
Trek to Shira plateau, trek through fine open moorland . Overnight at Shira Cave camp 3840m (4hrs)

Day 3 – Barranco camp
A long trek to Barranco, this camp lies in a sheltered area below spectacular cliffs of the breach wall. The helm glacier dominate the head of the valley. Overnight at Barranco camp 3950m (6hrs)

Day 4 -Barafu camp
In the morning trek to Barafu, huge glacier and cliffs can be seen here which mark this part of the mountain. This camp is where you rest or sleep for a short time while waiting for the final ascent to the top -Uhuru peak (6hrs)

Day 5 -Summit
At midnight the trek begins to the final steep and scree section to reach Stella point then trek steadily up the ridge and around the crater to reach Uhuru peak 5895m, then descend to Mweka hut 3100m (11-13hrs)

Day 6 -Arusha
This covers the last section of the climb, the trek continues down through the forest to Mweka gate where our vehicle will be ready to take you back to arusha