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Machame Route – 6 days
Machame traverses through five varied climatic zones.
This route offers beathtaking scenery and can at times be steep and demanding. We acclimitize ourselves by sleeping low and trekking high to minimize the risk of altitude sickness.
Our journey starts at Machame, the charming mountain village at Kilimanjaro’s south side. Into the moorland zone, coming from the Machame forest, we climb up and over rocky terrain and eventually arrive at the Shira Plateau. We then move on to the southern face of Kibo, trek the Lava Tower for absolutely beautiful panoramas, advance to the Great Barranco Wall, a demanding and exciting rock scramble, and then aim for Uhuru Summit from Kossovo or Barafu Camp and the ridge of the Southeast valley. We experience amazing views of Kilimanjaro’s remnant volcanic cone and Mawenzi Peak while climbing from Barafu
Pre-trek briefing | Machame Gate (1830 m / 6000 ft) – Machame Camp (3048 m / 10, 000 ft)
After early breakfast you and one of your guides will go through a pre-trek briefing, gear check, an overview of the route and answer any questions regarding your time in Tanzania. After the briefing your trek begins from Machame park entrance gate, through a dense forest of fig and rubber trees, begonia flowers and other tropical vegetation.
A walk of about two to three hours will take you to the campsite of the evening. As you continue your ascent, you will find that the tropical forest has given way to tall grasses and giant heather.
Watch your steps as you walk on a ridge, to the left of which is the Semira stream and on the right, the Weru. Depending on the pace of climbers, arrival at Machame Camp is usually between 5 and 6 p.m.
‘Peacefull and relatively easy’ are the words which best describe the initial stage of this climb. Take some time to admire the beauty of the rainforest. Your guides are very knowledgeable about the botany in this area and listening to them will make the walk all the more interesting and rewarding.
Machame Camp – Shira Plateau (3810 m / 12, 500 ft)
Enjoy the fabulous view of Uhuru Peak as it greets you this morning.
Today’s trek takes you up a steep track through a savannah of tall grasses, volcanic rock and bearded heather. You will encounter giant groundsels as you hike through an ethereal landscape of volcanic lava, caves and foaming streams.
A trek of approximately six hours will take you to your next campsite; you should arrive between 2 and 3pm. Most climbers tend to pace themselves, walking slowly, sipping at their water bottles and resting about every half-hour.
Shira Plateau – Barranco Camp (3962 m / 13,000 ft)
On your 6 a.m. wake–up call today, you will find the entire Shira Plateau at your feet with sweeping views across to Mount Meru and the Shira Needles. A steady walk takes you up to the pass at Lava Tower (4572 m / 15,000 ft), where you will stop to have lunch. After crossing the Bastains stream, you begin the descent towards Barranco Camp. Grand Barranco is an immense canyon. Numerous waterfalls, which are fed by streams coming from the mountain, converge here to form the Umbwe River. Your camp is set at almost the same altitude as on the previous night. Today’s trek lasts for about six hours and arrival at camp is between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m.
Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp (4633 m / 15,200 ft)
The lovely scenic climb to Barafu is mostly on alpine desert terrain; a mainly mineral environment with few lichens and mosses. Mawenzi Peak towers majestically to the right and Kibo Peak seems just a stone’s throw away.
We arrive at Barafu camp around 4:30 p.m. We should retire early tonight, as the next day is the longest of the whole climb.
Feel the Nature around you
Ascent to summit (5895 m / 19,340 ft) – Descent to Mweka Camp (3108 m / 10,200 ft)
It is at this stage that the climb becomes much more difficult and hikers should carry as little as possible for the start at midnight. Temperatures range from 4 degrees to 5 degrees Fahrenheit.
Climbing steadily, flanked by the Ratzel and Rebman glaciers, for about six hours will bring you to the edge of the crater between Stella and Hans Meyer points.
Another hour of climbing brings you to the summit. Concentrate on your feet and follow your guide very closely for this section of the journey. The track around the edge of the crater is rocky and icy.
Uhuru tower´s is the highest point on the continent of Africa and this is where you now stand! Relax and partake of refreshment at Kibo Hut before continuing on to Mweka Camp for the night.
Arriving at th camp at around 5 p.m., you will look back and realize that today you have trekked a total of thirteen hours!
Mweka Camp – Mweka Gate (3048 m / 10,000 ft)
Congratulate yourself today on your great achievement! The descent to the gate takes approximately five hours and climbers usually arrive before noon. Upon arrival at the gate, you will be rewarded with a certificate attesting your success at conquering the mountains
Continue your dream trip with an amazing safari extension or head for departure. We also provide transfers to the bus station or Kilimanjaro International Airport.
Transfers to/from Kilimanjaro International Airport, Moshi shuttle bus terminus and to/from park entrance/exit gates for your selected route
Accommodation at https://nyumbani-hotels-resorts-moshi.booked.net/?fbclid=IwAR2sF0dgT-fwZlWAHZv2f7SROnzj-khbcvtNTv6Os-gpy9kpH5Rl4BGRorc
Kilimanjaro National Park entrance,camping/hut and rescue fees
Professional wilderness first responder trained guide and porters carrying a max 20kgs
Luxury chairs with backrest and arm supports
3 person expedition tents (2 clients).
8 person expedition walk in mess tent
Return transfer Moshi hotel to Park Gate.
porter sing song every days when clients arrived on the camp
Tips for Porter and Guide
Costs of visas
Excess baggage charges
Airport departure taxes
Flying doctors membership
The use of a Gamow bag
Sightseeing Game drives or meals not listed in each itinerary
Personal expenses such as beverages (other than those included with meals, as listed in each itinerary)
Medical or extra evacuation fees
Staff gratuities (tips)
Meals incurred by a client unable to continue a planned itinerary due to illness, health, medical conditions or due to airline schedule changes and accommodation before and after the trek.
Cost USD 1600 per person
Safaris 2 days
We start early in the morning drive to Fanaka Lodge and we will left our stuff there on the room and drive to Manyara National park which is 10 minutes from the Lodge.We will have 5-6 hours game drive and back to the hotel for the dinner
We will have a breakfast in the morning and each client they will get Lunch Box and we drive to Tarangire which is 15 minute from the Lodge.We will inter on the park we can have game driver 7 hours and the after thats we will go to visit Masai Boma for 50 minutes and after thats we will drive back to Moshi overnight Stay on the lodge
Whats is include
lunch box on the safaris
english speak guide
What is not include
Tips for guide and cook
Cost USD 600 per pesron
Day 3 we will have sign out in hotel in Moshi and go for shopping and then drive you to airport
End of your trip
Date/Time: 01/06/2022 - 14/06/2022 at 12:00 am
Location: Manchester Airport
Available Spaces: 10
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