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6 Days Kilimanjaro Machame Route

6 Days Kilimanjaro Machame Route
6 Days Kilimanjaro Machame Route

Alternatively see the Machame route 6 days another best choice for people who want to enjoy a scenic hike on a challenging route in the shortest amount of time.Is nowadays a popular well known as the “Whiskey” route, begins at Kilimanjaro climbing Machame Gate, and you can takes 7 days or 6 days for the best acclimatization. The Machame route located in the southern base of mountain, within its green, abundant rainforest.

Itinerary

Day 1: Day 1

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
From Arusha drive to the Machame route, often called the “Whiskey Route”. From the Machame Park gate is a gentle climb up through the original montane forest, carpeted with unique -busy lizzie- flowers, begonias and ferns. First camp amongst the giant heather at 3,000m. Ascent of 1,200m and 5 to 6 hours walking.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Dinner and Overnight at Machame camp.

Day 2: Day 2:

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Emerge from the giant heather zone and hike through fine open moorland to camp by the Shira Cave at 3,840m. Herds of eland up here (& occasional lion!) and there are fascinating geological features in the old volcanic caldera which can be viewed during a half-hour optional walk in the afternoon. Ascent 840m and 4 to 5 hours walking.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Dinner and overnight at Shira camp.

Day 3: Day 3:

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
From Shira, climb towards the main peak Kibo, with the western glaciers clearly visible across the rugged high-altitude desert of volcanic rocks and boulders. Skirting around its base and under the imposing western Breach, descend into the sheltered Barranco Valley for mid-way camp at 3,950m. 6 to 7 hours walking and only 110m total ascent but having climbed much higher and dropped back down assists acclimatization.
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Dinner and overnight at Barranco camp.

Day 4: Day 4:

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Up the steep Barranco wall with some sections of very easy scrambling and drop down again to the Karanga Valley where you take a break for lunch.

After lunch hike on to Barafu Hut 4600m, having hiked a total of 7 to 8 hours and ascended 650m. You have fantastic views across to Mawenzi peak from the camp after having completed a longer day of hiking which now requires you to adequately relax in preparation of the challenging summit hike early the following morning.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Dinner and over night at Barafu camp.

Day 5: Day 5:

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
A bracing 1am start to climb the steep frozen scree. This is unavoidable on any route but we aim to go past Gillman’s Point to reach Stella Point on the crater rim for sunrise another 40 minutes and you are at the highest point on the continent (Kibo:5900m), usually in warm sunshine. Return on the Mweka descent route.

Ascent of 1,300m and about 7 hours trek to the summit; 2,600m descent and 6 to 7 hours trek to the Mweka campsite (3400m) above Mweka gate. This is a long hard day but you feel absolutely ecstatic when you have done it!
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Dinner and overnight at Mweka Camp.

Day 6: Day 6:

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
From Mweka campsite it is a 4 to 5 hours descent through the forest to Mweka gate (depending on individual fitness) to collect certificates and meet the vehicle. Return to Arusha for the night.

Synopsis

Departure dates: Any time with a minimum of two people.

Season: the best times are January to March and June to December.

Scheduled group trips: Daily during best seasons.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight at Arusha



Duration:6 days
Commences in:Arusha, Tanzania
Country:Tanzania
City:Arusha Region

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