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7 Days Machame Route

DAY 1. ARRIVAL; Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), where you will meet an Emandy Adventures representative, and pick you up and transfer to the hotel.  DAY 2. TREKKING FROM MACHAME GATE TO MACHAME CAMP; Your day starts early with a briefing, followed by breakfast and a 45-minute drive from Moshi (910m) to the Machame village (1,490m).Change in elevation:Machame Gate (1,490m) - Machame camp (3,010m)Hiking time: 7hHiking distance: 5kmDAY 3. TREKKING FROM MACHAME CAMP TO SHIRA CAMP; You rise early at Machame camp and after breakfast you climb an hour or so to the top of the forest and then for 2 hours at a gentler gradient through the moorland zone. The night at this exposed camp will even be colder than the previous night, with temperatures dropping to well below freezing. Change in elevation:Mti Machame camp (3,010m) - Shira camp (3,840m)Hiking time: 6hHiking distance: Approximately 9km DAY 4. TREKKING FROM SHIRA 2 CAMP TO THE LAVA TOWER AND DESCENT TO BARRANCO CAMP; The route now turns east into a semi desert and rocky landscape surrounding Lava Tower, where you reach an altitude of 4630m after about a 5 hours walk. Then you will descent to Barranco camp, it takes about 2 hours and offers great opportunities to take some beautiful photographs of the Western Breach and Breach Wall. Change in elevation:Shira (3,840m) - Lava Tower (4,630m) - Barranco camp (3,950m)Hiking time: 7hHiking distance: Approximately 15kmDAY 5. TREKKING FROM BARRANCO CAMP TO BARAFU CAMP; After spending a night at the Great Barranco Wall (a very imposing sight at first), you make your way up this awesome looking obstacle, which in the end normally turns out to be easier than anticipated. Change in elevation: Barranco camp (3,950m) - Barafu camp (4,550m)Hiking time: 7hHiking distance: Approximately 15km DAY 6. TREKKING AND ASCENT TO UHURU PEAK AND DESCENT TO MWEKA CAMP; The time you will spend on the summit will depend on the weather conditions.The camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Dinner, and washing water will be prepared as well as drinking water. Change in elevation: Barafu camp (4,550m)-Uhuru Peak (5,895m)-Mweka (3,100m)Hiking time: 8h to reach Uhuru Peak, 7 - 8h to descend to MwekaHiking distance: Approximately 7km ascent and 23km descentDAY 7. DESCENT FROM MWEKA CAMP TO MWEKA GATE; After an early and well-deserved breakfast, it is a short 3-hour and scenic hike back to the Park gate.Change in elevation:Mweka camp (3,100m) - Mweka Gate (1,980m)Hiking time: 3h Hiking distance: Approximately 15km

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7Days Kilimanjaro climb - Machame Route

Day 1: Machame Gate (1790m) to Machame Camp (3010m) After breakfast we will pick you from your hotel in Moshi to Machame gate, where we complete park formalities and start up our climbing. The first section of the route climbs steadily and passes through magnificent, dense rain forest. This path is less well-trodden so it can get somewhat overgrown in places and it is often wet and muddy underfoot. Distance covered: 10.8km / 6.7miDay 2: Machame Camp (3010m) to Shira Camp (3845m)Our route continues on up through the forest until we reach the steep ascent onto the Shira Plateau, where there are rewarding views of the mountain. You will be able to see Mt Meru rising high above in the distance. Distance covered: 5.4km / 3.4mi.Day 3: Shira Cave (3845m) to Barranco Camp (3960m)Walking now on high moorland, the landscape changes the entire character of the trek. We traverse the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, passing underneath the Lava Tower and the final section of the Western Breach and finally reach camp. Distance covered: 10.8km / 6.7miDay 4: Barranco Camp (3960m) to Karanga Camp (3963m)Our day starts by descending into the start of the Great Barranco, a huge ravine. We then exit steeply, up the Great Barranco wall. It’s a climb over rock and bit technical. Passing underneath the Heim and Kersten glaciers, we head towards the Karanga valley.  In the evening we do acclimatization up to around 4200m before descending back to camp for the night. Distance covered: 5.5km / 3.4mi.Day 5: Karanga Camp (3963) to Barafu Camp (4640m)After a good night’s rest and breakfast, we set off on our walk to Barafu camp at 4640m.  On arriving at camp we eat and spend the afternoon resting as we prepare for a long night and day ahead. You will getting up at between 11pm and 12pm to start the climb to the summit. Distance covered: 3km / 1.9mi.Day 6: Barafu Camp (4640m) to UHURU PEAK (5895m) & down to Mweka Camp (3100m)We start off at around midnight, and walk steeply upwards to the summit, where we arrive at Stella Point (5739m) as the first rays of the sun hit us. Another hour’s walking takes us to the summit, Uhuru Peak (5895m). We begin our descent to Stella Point and then descending on scree slope to Barafu Camp for breakfast, before finally heading down to Mweka Camp. Distance covered: 16.4km / 9.6miDay 7: Trek Mweka Camp (3100m) to Mweka Gate (1630m)A gentle trek takes us down through the rain forest to Mweka Gate, where we complete park formalities and receive certificates. We are then met by our vehicles and return to the hotel in Moshi. Overnight at your arranged hotel. Distance covered: 9.1km / 7.5miles. Hotel: Bed &Breakfast.

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Mount Kilimanjaro Climb, Lemosho Route, 8 Days

Day 1:     Start: Lemosho Start Point (2385m) Finish: Big Tree Camp (2708m)                  Total distance: 4.8km                   Hiking Time (approx.): 2 hours                      The starting point of the Lemosho climb is located some distance from Moshi town (approximately 2 hours’ drive). Day 2:     Start: Big Tree (2708) Finish: Shira 1 Camp (3500m)                  Total distance: 7.9km                   Hiking Time (approx.): 5-6 hoursThis day is always among the favourites from our trekkers as you leave the forested glades to emerge out into moorland with fantastic views to the Shira plateau,Day 3:     Start: Shira 1 Camp (3500m) Finish: Shira Huts (3895m), via Shira Cathedral (3862m)                  Total distance: 10.5m                  Hiking Time (approx.): 6-8 hoursNot long after setting off across the plateau you will already be able to see your camp for that night – at Shira Huts.Day 4:     Start: Shira Huts (3895m) Finish: Barranco Camp (3960m)                  Total distance: 10.1km                  Hiking Time (approx.): 6-8 hoursYour final morning on the quieter Lemosho route before joining up with the Machame trekkers later on.  Day 5:      Start: Barranco Camp (3980m) to Karanga Camp (4035m)                  Total distance: 6.6km                  Hiking time: 3-4 hoursA shorter day, giving you a good chance to adjust but still a little challenge as you leave  the camp, climbing up what has been nicknamed the ‘breakfast rock’. Day 6: Start: Karanga Camp (4035m) to Barafu Camp (4640m)            Total distance: 3.9km            Hiking time: 3-4 hoursDuring your trekking this day you will find the trail to get steadily steeper all the way to Barafu camp.Day 7: Summit (5895m) to Mweka Camp (3080m)            Total distance: 10.8km            Hiking time: Summit- Barafu Camp (2-3hours) Barafu Camp- Mweka Camp (4-5 hours)From the summit you will descend back down to Barafu Camp.Day 8: Mweka Camp (3080m) to Mweka Gate (1800m)            Total distance: 8.5km            Hiking time: 3-4 hours.   Passing through the montane forest, similar to your first day trekking, you will make your way down to Mweka Gate, stopping to watch the monkeys and spot turaco birds or hornbills. 

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Among the most popular routes, Machame is preferred by the majority of the tourists became of the impressive views all around and variety of habitats. Most seasoned climbers which make up 50% of all the climbers choose this route.The Machame route is nicknamed “The Whiskey Route” which is in contrast to the nickname of Marangu Route “Coca-Cola route.” It is so because Machame is a relatively difficult route to climb, and as opposed to Marangu where there is gradual incline and hut accommodations, there is a lack of such facilities in Machame and trekkers have to sleep in tents.The climbing journey in Machame Route takes about six days and five nights, however seven days and six nights is set aside for better acclimatization purposes. The trek begins at Machame Gate which is located in the southern base of the mountain within a dense lush rainforest. The route heads toward the Shira Plateau, before circling along the southern circuit halfway around the mountain, exposing the climber to great views from all angles. The approach to the summit is made from the east, and the descent follows the Mweka trail.When measured from gate to gate, Machame Route is approximately 62 km in length. This route is recommended for people with some trekking experience and who are physically fit. The table below presents the variation of the entire 7 day Machame climb from starting to finish points including altitude, distance, and total hiking time. This is considered the ideal Machame route variation

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7-Day Kilimanjaro Trek via Machame Route

Day 1: Arrive Tanzania - Moshi 3,000-ft/ 914-m We will pick you up at Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) and transfer to Moshi. Your tour guide will meet, greet and brief you about your trek to the Kilimanjaro. He will also make sure that you have taken all the gear necessary for the trek. Day 2: Machame Camp 10,600-ft/ 2,972-m | 7.2 miles/ 11 km | 6-7 hrs. Transfer to Machame gate, and start the trek via the ever-changing rainforest alive with birdsong. The path turns to narrow following a rocky ridge to thicker vegetation to alpine moorland Day 3: Shira Plateau 12,480-ft/ 3,804-m | 3.1 mi/ 5 km | 7-8 hrs. The climb continues to Shira walking along the rocky ridge scatted with giant heather and passing several clearings. Ascending to across several ravines via land studded with giant lobelia and giant groundsels to Shira cave before reaching the last point of the day Day 4: Barranco 12,950-ft/ 3,950-m | 6.2 mi/ 10 km | 7-8 hrs. Ascending further to Lava Tower for acclimatization along the trails, walking gently where the vegetation is limited to lichens and Moses then the trails takes the series of shallow up and down the valley in the base of the western breach and then branch off to Barranco. Day 5: Karanga 13,200-ft/ 4,033-m | 3.6 mi/ 5.8 km | 4-5 hrs The climb continues in a steep and stretches of Barranco Wall the zigzagging path and a narrow path to follow a spectacular traverse east along the base of Kibo, walking further to Karanga Valley   Day 6: Barafu 14,950-ft/ 4,556-m | 2.1 mi/ 3.4 km | 4 hrs Breakfast then take the path from the Karanga valley. The path contours around the mountain and via a patch moorland before cresting a ridge reaching a crossroads, the left-hand path lead to the scale broad ridge that climbs to the northeast towards Kibo.The virtue of it is elevated and exposed position the views from Barafu, the jagged outline of Mawenzi will be visible across the broad expanse of the saddle. Day 7: Barafu | Summit - Uhuru Peak | Mweka Summit: 19,340-ft/ 5,895-m | 2.75 mi/ 4.5 km | 7-9 hrs Mweka: 10,400-ft/ 3,170-m | 6.8 mi/ 10.9 km | 7-8 hrsSummit day! This day normally starts after midnight, take the trails following an increasing steep valley on the edge of Scree fields,passing between Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers to emerge at Stella point (5681m) on the southern rim of Kibo then ascending further to Uhuru peak(5895m) Later descend to Barafu for a short rest then proceed to Mweka camp. Day 8: Mweka Gate | Moshi Gate: 5,500-ft/ 1,676-m | 5.3 mi/ 8.5 km | 4-5 hrs Moshi: 3,000-ft/ 914-m | 30 minute driveThis is a short relatively swift and final day on the mountain, descending via the forest with lush and extremely picturesque to Mweka gate. We will pick you up and drive to the hotel for a hot shower.

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7 Days Machame Route Kilimanjaro Climb

Day 1: Hotel – Machame Gate – Machame CampsiteAfter breakfast our vehicle will transport you from the hotel drive to Machame gate. Here you will do the required registration procedures then you will start the trek through the rainforest to Machame camp where you will find the tents are already setup for you.Day 2: Machame Hut Campsite to Shira Campsite  After breakfast leave the glades of rainforest and continue ascending by crossing little valleys and steep rocky ridge covering with heather plants to the western side of the mountain where the camp is situated. Day 3: Shira Campsite to Barranco Campsite This is long and important acclimatization day so you will be having an early breakfast then continue trekking east to a junction leading to Lava tower rock 4600m for acclimatization. Afterwards you will continue down to Barranco camp. The camp location is in the bottom valley of Barranco wall where you will stop for dinner and overnight.Day 4: Barranco campsite to Karanga campsite Today is short day walk. In the morning you will start climbing Barranco wall and reach 4200m for acclimatization and continue crossing ridges and valleys to Karanga campsite for hot lunch. After lunch you will have a bit of rest and get another acclimatization of trekking up the scree slopes towards the southern ice field.Day 5: Karanga campsite to Barafu campsite On this day, the trek up to the Barafu ridge campsite is tough because of altitude. The walk take few hours because of the short distance but are steep needing a slow pace to avoid fatigue. You will trek across an alpine desert. Chances are that a strong, cold wind will be blowing from Kibo peak and its ice.Day 6: Barafu Hut Campsite / Uhuru Peak / Mweka Campsite Wake at midnight to a light breakfast and then prepare for your summit ascent. The goal is to climb before dawn so that you can reach Uhuru Peak shortly before or after sunrise. Then after 1 hour of hiking along the Kibo crater rim near the celebrated snows takes you to Kilimanjaro true summit, Uhuru Peak. Here you will spend some times for taking photo’s but it will depend on how you feel. After your summit activities done, you will descend back to the Barafu campsite, for lunch, rest, collect your equipment, and continue down through moorland and heath zone to Mweka campsite. Dinner and overnight at Mweka campsiteDay 7: Mweka campsite to Mweka gate.  Today is your last day on the mountain. After breakfast you will descend down to Mweka park gate walking across Montane forest. This descent will take 3-4 hours. Here at the gate you will sign out and get ready to board the vehicle from Braventure Africa ready for the transfer back to the hotel for your certificate presentation and a well deserved celebration.