7 days Mount Kilimanjaro climbing Machame Route
Day 1: Moshi/ Machame
After breakfast proceed to Kilimanjaro national park. Once we reach the park gate proceed directly to Machame hut campsite in an average hiking time of 6 hrs for meal s and overnight in tents the altitude of 3100M.
Day 2: Machame/Shira (about 4 hrs walking)
After breakfast we leave the glades of the rain forest and continue on ascending path,crossing the little valley walking along a steep rocky ridge covered with heather until the ridge ends,the route now runs west onto a river Gorge at( 3,658 M) time for rest, Dinner and overnight at Shira Hut Campsite.
Day 3: Shira /Barranco (About 6 hrs walking)
From the shira plateau we continue to the East passing the junction toward the peak of kibo, as we continue our direction change to southeast toward the lava tower,called the shark thoot,shortly after the tower we come to the second junction which bring up to the arrow glacier,we have now reached an altitude of (4,876M) we now continue down to the Barranco Hut at an altitude of (3,860M).Here we rest enjoy dinner and Overnight.
Day 4: NB: You can spend extra day at Barranco for acclimatizing
before you head to Uhuru Peak.
Day 5: Barranco/Barafu (About 8 hrs walking)
After breakfast we leave Barranco and continue on steep ridge passing the Barranco wall passing through the Karanga valley and the junction, which connect with the Mweka trail. We continue to the Barafu Hut, which is located in the altitude of (4,600M) .Here we make a camp,rest enjoy dinner and overnight
Day 6: Barafu/Mweka via stella Point/Uhuru peak.(About 11 hours
walking) the hardest day. Early morning we continue our ascent to Stella point (5,745M) on our way to the summit (Uhuru Peak) (5,985M).This part of the climb takes about 6 hours. We have now reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the highest point in Africa.From the summit we now make our descend continuing straight down the Mweka hut campsite ( 3,100M) 9 this part of the descent takes about 5 hrs) Later in the evening we enjoy our last dinner on mountain and a well earned sleep.
Day 7: Mweka/Arusha (About 4 hrs walking)
After breakfast we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park gate as an average hiking time of 4 hrs and drive back to Arusha.Dinner and overnight at budget Hotel.