Machame Route Climbing

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6days Kilimanjaro with Diakopés

Day 0 - Arrival at Airport

we will pick you up from Kilimanjaro Airport or Arusha airport and transfer you to your Lodge in Arusha. Pre-trek briefing at your Outpost Lodge. You should be planning to arrive atleast one day before the start of the trek. Today we will spend in having a pre-trek briefing. We will also review your equipment and rent any equipment which is needed.

Day 1 - Arusha - Machame Camp

Drive from Arusha to Machame Gate, We depart the park gate and walk through the rain forest on a winding trail up a ridge. At lower elevations the trail can be muddy and slippery. We continue a short distance until we reach the Machame Camp.

  • Distance: 11km/7mi
  • Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
  • Meals: Lunch and Dinner

Gaiters and trekking poles are a good idea here:

Day 2 - Machame Camp- Shira Camp

After breakfast we leave the glades of the rain forest and continue on an ascending path, crossing the valley along a steep rocky ridge. The route now turns west onto a river gorge until we arrive at the Shira campsite.

  • Distance: 5km/3mi
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3 - Shira Camp-Lava Tower-Barranco Camp

From the Shira Plateau we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the “Shark’s Tooth” (elev 4650m/15,250ft). Shortly after the tower we come to the second junction which goes to the Arrow Glacier. We now continue down to the Barranco Camp. Although you end the day around the same elevation as when you began, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.

  • Distance: 10km/6mi
  • Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 - Barranco Camp-Barafu Camp

After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge up the Barranco Wall (elev 4250m/13,900ft), through the Karanga Valley (elev 4050m/13,250ft) to the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the Barafu Camp. You have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp with views of the summit in the distance.

  • Distance: 9km/6mi
  • Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5 - Barafu Camp-Summit-Mweka Camp

Very early in the morning (midnight to 2 am), we continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. You head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. At Stella Point you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see. Faster hikers may view the sunrise from the summit.

From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all the way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. Once at Uhuru Peak you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of 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 spend the last evening on the mountain.

  • Distance: 5km/3mi up / 13km/8mi down
  • Hiking Time: 5-7 hours up / 5-6 hours down
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Gaiters and trekking poles are needed here:

Day 6 - Mweka Camp-Mweka Gate-Lodge

After breakfast we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy.Diakopés Expedition vehicle will be waiting for you at Mweka gate to drive you back to your Outpost Lodge in Arusha

  • Distance: 10km/6mi
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast

Gaiters and trekking poles are needed here:

6days Kilimanjaro

What included.

  • All transfers to the mountain and back to your Moshi hotel
  • Guides, Porters, Cook salaries and park fees.
  • Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
  • VAT (18% charged by the Government)
  • Sleeping Mattress

What Excluded.

  • International flight
  • Hotel (available as an optional addon)
  • Tanzania Visa
  • Personal trekking equipment such as sleepings bags, hiking boots, clothes, etc (available for renting))
  • Meals not listed in the itinerary

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Clients We Served

“I met Goodluck through a friend. At the time I was planning my vist, he did not have his own company but was coordinating tours with others. Goodluck arranged for me a 4 days group tour, being very attentive, prompt and kind in replying, and extremely caring. I will certainly join a tour by his own company if I will be back in Tanzania!.”

Fan, Wrote a review on Tripadvisor. Dec,2019

“I enjoyed the service with Diakopés, Friendly Guides. This is my second Expert Africa safari and it could not have been any better. All expectations were met, the camps excellent, the access to animals for viewing beyond dreams.”

Solomon E Florida,USA Experienced Solo travel. July,2019

“Exciting trip. Well planned and organized in terms of activities and timing. Breathtaking the view of the waterfalls. Interesting the explanations of local habits and coffee making.”

giuliap123 London,United Kingdom Wrote a review on Tripadvisor. July,2019