6-Days Kilimanjaro Climb Via Machame Route.
6-Days Kilimanjaro Climbing Machame Route itinerary is the best for climbers with limited time since Machame route can be done in 7 days for acclimatization with altitude sickness. The main accommodation in this 6-days machame route will be in campsite and we at the company will supply necessary camping gears and equipment for your comfortable stay while climbing. At the begin of your guide will inspect your gears and equipment if they are best for trekking. all the time being on mountain you will be together with your guides, porters who will carry your luggage and cook who will prepare your meal all the time until the end of trekking.
6-Days Kilimanjaro Climb – Tour Itinerary.
Day 1: Kilimanjaro Climb, Duration: 5-6 hours, 11km/7 miles
We will give a briefing about the details of the trek; our guides will check your trekking gear before we depart. Then the adventure begins with a 1 hour drive, the journey passes through Machame village which is located on the lower slopes of the Kilimanjaro Mountain. We will arrive at the Machame Gate, where we register and start the climb.
Our 6-days Kilimanjaro Climbing begins while we are walking through the mystical rain forest on a winding trail up a ridge. As the forest get thinner, the tall grasses and wild flowers will appear. We continue a short distance until we reach the Machame Camp at 3000 meter.
Day 2: Kilimanjaro Climb, Today’s Time: 4-5 hours, 5km/3 miles
After breakfast we leave the glades of the rain forest and continue on an ascending path, crossing the valley along a steep rocky ridge. Notice the change in vegetation as you gain altitude. The route now turns west onto a river gorge until we arrive at the Shira campsite at 3840 meter. Here we take our lunch; the rest of the day will be spend resting and acclimatized.
Day 3: Kilimanjaro Climbing Time: 5-6 hours, 10km/6 miles
From the Shira Plateau we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo with its barren landscape. As we continue, our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the “Shark’s Tooth” at 4650 meter. Shortly after the tower we will follow the trail to the Arrow Glacier. We will descent down to the Barranco Camp at 3950 meter where take our dinner and rest. Although you end the day by gaining only 110 meters, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.
Day 4: Kilimanjaro Climb, Interval: 6-8 hours, 9km/6 miles
We leave Barranco Camp behind and continue on a steep ridge up the Barranco Wall at 4250 meter. This will take us 1.5 hour to get reach the top of the wall. We reach a more level terrain and hike towards the steep descent into the Karanga Valley at 4050 meter. Here we come across the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the Barafu Camp. Here we set up camp with views of the summit in the distance.
Day 5: Hiking Time: 5-7 hours up to summit / 5-6 hours down to Mweka Camp, : 5km/3 miles up and 13km/8 miles down
At midnight around 2 am in the morning, we continue our way to the summit of Uhuru Peak. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all the way on your 1 hour ascent to the summit. Once at Uhuru Peak at 5895 meter, you have reached the highest point of the Kilimanjaro and Africa!
From the summit we begin our descent by continuing straight down to the Mweka Camp, stopping at Barafu for lunch. We arrive at Mweka Camp and enjoy our last evening on the mountain.
Day 6: Kilimanjaro Trek, Time: 3-4 hours, 10km/6 miles
After breakfast at 3090 meter, we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. Our vehicle will be waiting for you at Mweka gate to drive you back to your hotel.