6 Days Machame route

Whisky route
6 Days Machame route: They name Whisky route because the route is popularized as somewhat difficult and more expensive than Marangu route.
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Arusha, TAnzania
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive by 8:15 AM for a prompt departure at 8:30 AM.
RETURN TIME Approximately 6:30 PM.
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
[icon_tick state=”on”]Professional instructor [icon_tick state=”on”]Meals
[icon_tick state=”on”]1 hour of free time [icon_tick state=”on”]Transportation in mini-coach
NOT INCLUDED
[icon_tick state=”off”]Surfing equipment
[icon_tick state=”off”]Instructor gratuity
 
[timeline][timeline_item item_number=”1″ title=”DAY 1: Airport to Moshi Hotel”] We will pick you up from Kilimanjaro Airport or Arusha airport and transfer you to your hotel in Moshi. Today we will spend in having a pre-trek briefing. We will also review your equipment and rent any equipment which is needed Dinner and Overnight at Moshi Hotel [/timeline_item] [timeline_item item_number=”2″ title=”DAY 2: Hotel to Machame camp”] After breakfast, We depart to machame gate and walk through the rain forest on a winding trail up a ridge. At lower elevations the trail can be muddy and slippery. Gaiters and trekking poles are a good idea here. We continue a short distance until we reach the Machame Camp.
  • Elevation: 1830m/6000ft to 3050m/9950ft
  • Distance: 11km/7mi
  • Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
  • Habitat: Montane Forest
  • Meals: Lunch and Dinner
[/timeline_item] [timeline_item item_number=”3″ title=”DAY 3: Machame to Shira Camp “]After breakfast we leave the glades of the rain forest and continue on an ascending path, crossing the valley along a steep rocky ridge. The route now turns west onto a river gorge until we arrive at the Shira campsite.
  • Elevation: 3050m/9950ft to 3850m/12,600ft
  • Distance: 5km/3mi
  • Walking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Moorland
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
[/timeline_item] [timeline_item item_number=”4″ title=”DAY 4: Shira Camp to Lava to Baranco Camp “] From the Shira Plateau we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the “Shark’s Tooth” (elev 4650m/15,250ft). Shortly after the tower we come to the second junction which goes to the Arrow Glacier. We now continue down to the Barranco Camp. Although you end the day around the same elevation as when you began, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.
  • Elevation: 3850m/12,600ft to 4000m/13,000ft
  • Distance: 10km/6mi
  • Walking Time: 5-6 hours
  • Habitat: Semi-desert
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
[/timeline_item] [timeline_item item_number=”5″ title=”Day 5: Barranco camp to Barafu Camp “] After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge up the Barranco Wall (elev 4250m/13,900ft), through the Karanga Valley (elev 4050m/13,250ft) to the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the Barafu Camp. You have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp with views of the summit in the distance.
  • Elevation: 4000m/13,000ft to 4700m/15,350ft
  • Distance: 9km/6mi
  • Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
[/timeline_item] [timeline_item item_number=”6″ title=”Day 6: Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka”] Very early in the morning (midnight to 2 am), we continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. You head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. At Stella Point you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see. Faster hikers may view the sunrise from the summit. From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all the way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. Once at Uhuru Peak you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa! From the summit we begin our descent by continuing straight down to the Mweka Camp, stopping at Barafu for lunch. You may want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. We arrive at Mweka Camp and enjoy our last evening on the mountain.
  • Elevation: 4700m/15,350ft to 5895m/19,340ft
  • Down to 3090m/10,150ft
  • Distance: 5km/3mi up / 13km/8mi down
  • Hiking Time: 5-7 hours up / 5-6 hours down
  • Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
[/timeline_item] [timeline_item item_number=”7″ title=”Day 7: Mweka camp to Mweka gate to Hotel”] After breakfast we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy). The Guide Safaris Car will be waiting for you at Mweka gate to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi or Arusha (about 30 to 60 minutes).
  • Elevation: 3090m/10,150ft to 1680m/5500ft
  • Distance: 10km/6mi
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Forest
  • Meals: Breakfast
[/timeline_item] [timeline_item item_number=”8″ title=”Moshi Hotel to Airport”]Afterbreakfast Our Driver will drive you back to the Airport ready for your home depature Depend on your schedule flight detailes . [/timeline]

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