(Up via Machame Down via Mweka Route)
Duration: 7 Days + 2 (spent in Moshi hotel)
Machame route is regarded as the most scenic of the trails up Kilimanjaro. You ascend gradually through the forest till you emerge onto the Moorland of Shira Plateau, from which there are superb views of the Kibo Peak and the Great Western Breach.
Depart from Nairobi via Shuttle at 0800hrs and head onwards to Namanga border. After border clearance, depart to Arusha City and proceed to the hotel n Moshi for rest and overnight.
After breakfast depart for the gate. After registration at the Machame gate you then start trekking through rain forest with picnic lunch provided en route until you arrive at Machame hut later in the day.
Walking duration: 5-7hrs, 11km
After breakfast, start climb through short Savannah, forest and other vegetation for approximately 4 to 5hrs, with picnic lunch en route before arriving in the afternoon at the Shira Hut, dinner and overnight camping at Shira hut.
Walking Duration: 4-6hrs, 5km
After breakfast The route now turns east into a semi desert and rocky landscape surrounding Lava Tower, where you reach an altitude of 4642m after about a 5 hour trek. Lunch is served at a designated area. After lunch you descent again by almost 658m to the Barranco camping area. Dinner and overnight.
Walking duration: 6-8hrs, 10km
Start hiking from the Barranco camp at 8:00am and hike approximately 6.6km to Karanga camp via the spectacular Karanga valley for lunch.
Relax in the afternoon at camp as you acclimatize for the summit bid the next night.
Walking duration: 3 hrs
After breakfast hike 3.3km from Karanga camp to Upper Barafu camp/Kosovo. Lunch and take an afternoon walk up the summit ridge for acclimatization.
Return for early dinner, prepare your summit gear and rest till 2330hrs when you will be woken up for the start of the summit attempt.
Walking duration: 3 hrs
An early wake up call around 01.00hrs for preparation and light breakfast before starting final ascent to the summit i.e. either the Stella Point reached in approximately 5 to 6 hrs and a further ascent to the Uhuru Peak reached in another pprox. 45minutes. After signing and short rest at Summit descend via the Gilmans Point down to Barafu Camp for an hour rest with light breakfast then descent down for dinner and overnight at Mweka hut (ETA. 1600hrs).
Walking duration: 11-14hrs, 16km
Descend from Mweka hut a 4 hour walk to the park gate, collect certificates transfer back to the hotel in Moshi for a well-deserved shower and rest. . We will also have a celebration to award the certificates and recount moments of the climb.
After breakfast spend the morning resting in Moshi and epart north to Nairobi via the Namanga border in the afternoon.
Arrive in Nairobi late in the evening.
Due to the nature of the exercise, you need to prepare your body well. It is recommended you do daily cardio based exercises before the hike.We will organize Pre-Hikes to prepare the Nairobi group.If you leave near or at sea level, its recommended you spend some time in Nairobi before the climb.
Meals will be provided, as well as basic snacks like cookies and fruit. You should also bring your own energy snacks.
Any special dietary requirements such as diabetic, vegetarian, lactose intolerant, non beef must be communicated in advance.
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