8 Days 7 Nights Kilimanjaro climb on Machame route (Tanzania)
Day 1: Arrive Moshi
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro airport you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel in Moshi, where you will meet you’re climbing guide for briefing and final gear check. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 2: Moshi – Machame hut (9,840ft/3000m)
After breakfast leave the lodge for the Kilimanjaro National Park gate at Machame for entry registration then start the trek to Machame hut through thick rain forest. Have packed lunch at a picnic site along the trail. Dinner and retire for the day at Machame hut.
Day 3: Machame hut – Shira hut (12,470ft/3800m)
After breakfast, ascend past the Shira and through ridges and valleys heading to the next night stop at Shira hut. Have packed lunch at a picnic site along the trail. Dinner and retire for the day at Shira hut.
Day 4: Shira hut – Barranco camp (12,960ft/3950m)
Head eastward to a junction where we continue to Lava Tower Campsite (14,760ft/4500m), then descend to Barranco camp thus allowing your body to adjust to altitude change. Have packed lunch at a picnic site along the trail. Dinner and overnight at Barranco camp.
Day 5: Barranco camp – Barafu camp (15,090ft/4600m)
After breakfast, hike the great Barranco wall then across the Karanga Valley and ascend to Karanga campsite for lunch. Hot lunch at the Karanga campsite. Afternoon hike to Barafu camp. Have dinner and take the day’s rest ready for the hike to the summit.
Note: An extra day for acclimatization can be added by staying overnight at Karanga camp then proceed to Barafu camp the next day.
Day 6: Barafu camp-Summit (19,340ft/5895m)-Mweka
Have a cup of coffee/tea and start the midnight trek to the summit via Stella Point. Reach the summit, Uhuru peak, have a short period of photo taking then descend to Barafu camp for breakfast/Brunch and a little rest. Continue down to Mweka hut for the days and night’s rest.
Day 7: Mweka camp – Moshi
Walk down to the park gate where say bye to the guides and porters, have packed lunches on the way to your Hotel for a well deserved hot shower. Afternoon spent at leisure relaxing by the pool.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 8: Depart Moshi/Kilimanjaro airport-Departure
Breakfast at the hotel then you will be picked up by our representative and transferred to Kilimanjaro airport for departure flight home or further holiday destination