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9 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing - Machame Route | Arusha, Tanzania

9 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing - Machame Route

location_onArusha, Tanzania | Hiking & Trekking
The Machame route is one of the most beautiful routes to the top of Mt Kilimanjaro. The climb begins in the lush rainforest and follows a path that offers occasional views of Mt Meru, Shira Ridge as well the main summit of Mount Kilimanjaro - Kibo.
Starting at USD $2,070.00 per trip pp
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DAY 1 - ARRIVE AT KILIMANJARO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/ ARUSHA AIRPORT :
Arrival in Kilimanjaro International Airport, Meet and assist at the airport and after going through Immigration, Baggage Claim and Customs, Transfer to Tulia Boutique Hotel & Spa to stay overnight on Bed and Breakfast basis.

DAY 2 - MACHAME GATE :
Machame Gate to Machame Hut (2,850m)
Hike time : 7.5 hrs. Elevation change : +1200 M
Estimated distance : 10 KM Final elevation : 3100 M
an early pick up from hotel and then drive to Machame gate (5,400) where trekking formalities take about 30 minutes. From the gate, we begin our trek following an easy track for the first hour through the dense forest. The path continues to follow the ridge, rising steadily with several steep sections. The gradient eases slightly as the forest merges into heather covered ground we will reach Machame Campsite in 10 KM (6.2 miles) after a 1,200–meter (3,936) ascent and 5-7 hours of walking.

DAY 3 - SHIRA HUT (3,840M) :
Hike time : 7 hrs. Elevation change : +800 M
Estimated distance : 6 KM Final elevation : 3,840 M
From the Machame Hut we cross the stream onto its west bank and follow the path up the steep rocky ridge crises-crossing a few times before reaching Shira Hut at the base of a semi-circular wall of rocks. We will have ascended 900 meters (3,000) in 5–7 hours and about 6 km (3.72 miles) of walking.

DAY 4 - BARRANCO HUT (3,976M) :
Hike time : 5 hrs. Elevation change : +100 M
Estimated distance? Final elevation : 3900 M
From Shira Hut hike to Lava Tower (15,000) and then proceed to Barranco via the Great Barranco Wall. This route offers panoramic views of Kibo through Karanga Valley as we hike high and sleep low, dropping back down to Barranco after lunch. Today hike will take most of the day Barranco campsite located on elevation of 3950m.

DAY 5 - ACCLIMATISATION AT KARANGA VALLEY (14,800) :
Hike time : 3.5 hrs. Elevation change : +100 M
Estimated distance : 4 KM, Maximum elevation : 4590 M
Final elevation: 4000 M
From Barranco Hut we climb up through the edge of great Barranco 95 percentage of that day walking will be on elevation of 4250 M. We will break our day at Karanga valley campsite at elevation of 4,000 M walking time is 4 to 5 hrs. on this day.

DAY 6 - BARAFU HUT (4,600 M) :
Hike time : 3.5 hrs. Elevation change : + 600 M
Estimated distance : 4 KM, Final elevation : 4600 M
Today involves gaining a little more elevation, acclimatizing and resting for the summit attempt the next morning. This day will take us 4 to 6 hrs of walking.

DAY 7 - SUMMIT AND THEN MWEKA CAMP (3,068M) :
SUMMIT DAY! Summit time : 7 Hrs. Elevation change : +1300 M
Estimated distance : 5 KM, Final elevation : 5895 M
Descent time : 5 hrs. Elevation change : -2800 M
Estimated distance : 12 KM, Final elevation : 3100 M

We will start trekking early before sunrise (1-2 am) as the walk today will take 10-14 + hours. We will avoid the mist that sets in later in the day; the scree and snow will still be safely frozen. The 1,100-meter (3,600) ascent in just over 3 KM (1.86 miles) will take us about 6-8 hours. After a brief stay at the summit of the highest point in Africa, Uhuru Peak, at over 5,898 meters (19,340'), we descend via the Barafu Route roughly 2,500 meters (8,200) in 12 km (7.44 miles) in about 4-7 hours to Mweka Camp.

DAY 8 - MWEKA GATE (1,640 M) & THEN DRIVE BACK TO ARUSHA :
Descent time : 4 hrs., Elevation change : -1250 M
Estimated distance : 10 KM, Final elevation : 1828 M
Today we descend about 1400 meters (4,592) through the forest on a jungle path for about 10 km (6.2 miles) in 3 - 4 hours to reach Mweka Gate where you will be picked by our driver and transferred back to Arusha to stay overnight Transfer to Tulia Boutique Hotel & Spa on Bed and Breakfast basis.

DAY 9 - AIRPORT DEPARTURE TRANSFER :
After breakfast, you will be provided a private departure transfer to Arusha Airport to fly to Zanzibar or Kilimanjaro International Airport to fly back home!

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Once everyone's pronounced fit and healthy, we'll hit the trail, usually at around 8 am. Trekking poles in hand, we'll be hiking at a slow-to-moderate pace, with plenty of rest stops for you to catch your breath, eat a snack, and appreciate the dramatic scenery of this unique mountain. The team will stay behind to break camp, and will most likely overtake you during the course of the morning, moving quickly to establish our next camp.

Your guides will hike with you, making sure the group stays together, giving frequent reminders of “pole pole” (slowly, slowly). Keeping the pace slow helps with acclimatization and prevents anyone from getting unnecessarily fatigued.

NOTE: “Be sure to let your guide know if you have a headache, nausea, disorientation, or any other unusual symptoms.”
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Swahili Street, Arusha, Tanzania +255



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7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing - Machame Route

Swahili St, Arusha, Tanzania
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Arusha National Park

Arusha, Tanzania
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Mount Kilimanjaro National Park

Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania
Nearby Attractions and Serviceskeyboard_double_arrow_up
DistanceDescription
30Arusha National Park
120Tarangire National Park
120Lake Manyara National Park
192Ngorongoro Crater
325Serengeti National Park
5Cultural Heritage
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(All rates in USD $)
June 1,2022 to July 15,2022
US$ 2,0702,260Excluding flight ticket
July 15,2022 to August 24,2022
2,070.00
2,260.00
Excluding flight ticket
August 24,2022 to March 31,2023
2,070.00
2,260.00
Excluding flight ticket
Us$ 2,260

*Please contact advertiser for rates & availability for your travel dates.

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You should keep in your mind that; anyone from children over the age of 10 to older generations in their 60s and 70s! All you need is determination and the will to get to the Kilimanjaro summit (Uhuru Peak). The real challenge with climbing Kilimanjaro is the altitude and the rate of ascent. Don't worry we will be with you every step of the way. Our guides are highly skilled professionals and are a key component to your success. Join the thousands of climbers who have stood on the Mount Kilimanjaro Summit Guided by our trekking expert team.

We accept groups of all size, Family trek, Couples, ingles, Youth as well as seniors.
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On all our climbs, we use Mountain Hard-wear's rugged, 4-season tents, designed specifically for mountain conditions. Built to accommodate three people, we only ever gave two people in a tent, leaving enough room for your duffle bag containing all your gear.

A vestibule at the front provides a sheltered spot for you to stow muddy boots and gaiters. These tents are manufactured to withstand high winds, heavy rain and snow cover, making them ideal for the environment on Kilimanjaro. When you arrive at camp, your tent will be already set up for you by our team and your gear safely inside. The campsites are flat, not subject to any water accumulation, and our team will make sure there are no stray rocks underneath.

Sleeping Bags on Mount Kilimanjaro:
You will need to bring your own sleeping bag or rent one through us. If you are bringing your own, make sure it's rated down to -18 Celsius (0 F). You need an ‘expedition' sleeping bag, not one you'd use for kid's sleepovers or car camping in the summer. Rent or Buy? A good quality winter sleeping bag is quite a substantial investment, and if you're not traveling regularly to high-altitude or very cold climates it can seem like a lot of money to spend for one trip. We can help you get one from a rental gear store in Tanzania.
Restrictionskeyboard_double_arrow_up
No pets are allowed to enter the park in Tanzania. The park is the home of wildlife only no domestic animals are allowed to enter in to the National Park in Tanzania. Smoking in the National Park in Tanzania is not allowed, as this poses a risk to the habitat and the animals in Serengeti National Park. Smoking is only allowed in designated in smoking areas. Camping in Tanzania National Park is only allowed in designated areas.
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Starting at USD $2,070.00 per trip pp
Philemon Joel
Aardvark Expeditions is a Tanzanian based specialist adventure outfitter, providing a range of easy to book departures and professional outfitting services for adventure trips in Tanzania including treks on Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru, Ol Doinyo Le Ngai, Zanzibar Beach Holidays, Cultural Tourism P...
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9 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing - Machame Route
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Swahili Street
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Arusha, Tanzania +255

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