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8 Days 7 Nights Mt. Kilimanjaro Climb - Machame Route

Destination
Mount Kilimanjaro Mountain Trekking
Country : Tanzania
Duration
8 days 7 nights

Mount Kilimanjaro

{8 Days 7 Nights Mt. Kilimanjaro Climb - Machame Route}

Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa's Highest Mountain, a perfectly shaped inactive volcano rising sheer from the plains. At 5895m it is the highest in Africa and is snowcapped. Mount Kilimanjaro can be climbed at any time of the year but there is usually a lot more rain during April, May and November. At the lower levels, you will pass through cultivated farmlands rising through tropical rain forest onto alpine meadows and finally the barren landscape leading to the snow and ice capped summit. The lower levels also offer the chance to view a wide variety of animals, birds and flora in their natural habitat.

Day 1: Nairobi - Arusha 

                                                                                                              

Travel to Arusha from Nairobi or meet and greet on arrival at the Mt. Kilimanjaro airport and transfer into a hotel in Arusha. Dinner and overnight in a Hotel in Arusha.

Day 2: Kilimanjaro Climb - Machame Gate (1500 m) - Machame camp (2980m)

Early rise and immediately after breakfast   a briefing  before  transferring  to Machame Park check point  after Machame village at the end of a tarmac road from Moshi Town.  A marker in the village indicate a 4 wheel drive tracks to the left, which leads for about 6.5km, through cultivated plots and forest to a curve where the park gate is clearly sign posted. The climb begins here along a steep and slippery path which winds up through rainforest emerging into heather at about 3000m.  Arrival at the Machame Hut after 4-5 hrs walk, which lies about 50 metres to the west of the path is a stream about 5 minutes’ walk away in the valley below. The stream provide plentiful of water supply. Dinner and overnight at Machame Hut

Day 3: Machame camp (2900m) - Shira camp (3800m)
Hiking time: 6 hours