Machame Route-7 Days

Machame Route-7 Days2019-03-01T09:23:06+00:00

Day 1: Machame gate(1490m) to Machame Camp(2980m)

Pick up from your hotel after breakfast to Machame gate, at the gate there will be  registration and arranging staffs before starting hiking.it takes approximately 7 hrs from Machame gate to Machame camp where hikers will relax, have meals and overnight.

Day 2: Machame camp(2980m) to Shira camp (3840m)

The second day of hiking which will take approximately 6hrs from Machame to Shira camp. Along the way you will pass through Montane Forest, Moorland vegetation also rocky ridge into shira plateau, west of Kibo and later you will reach at shira camp where you will stop for relaxing meals and overnight. The campsite is very much exposed therefore expect much colder night as temperature drop further than the freezing point.

Day 3:Shira Camp(3840m) to Lava tower(4630m) and then Barranco camp(3950m)

After breakfast continue ascending for approximately 7 hrs, the route will take you into semi desert and rocky landscape surrounding lava tower, along the way you stop for picnic lunch the after start descending back to Barranco camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 4:Barranco camp(3950m) to Barafu camp(4550m)

After breakfast start off the hike of approximately 7 hrs, which lead down through Karanga valley, over the superseding ridges and the valley eventually join with the famous Mweka route(descent only). In this valley you will meet the last water point since there is no water at Barafu camp so you will have to collect enough water for further use then after reach at Barafu camp for meals and relaxing ready for the summit. Hikers will have to sleep early around 19hrs until 23hrs ready for the summit

Day 5: Barafu Camp(4550m) to Uhuru peak(5895m) and down to Mweka Hut(3100m)

Summit attempt begins around 23hrs after having some tea and biscuits, hiking will take approximately 8 hrs to reach the summit. Start ascending from Barafu camp toward Stella point where you will take a short break and observe a magnificent sunrise (if the weather allows). From Stella point to the summit it normally takes approximately 2hrs to Uhuru Peak. After taking sometime at the summit, taking pictures and enjoying the view you will start descending back to Barafu hut for collection of your belongings before continue descending to Mweka hut(3100m) where you will have meals and overnight.

Day 6:Mweka hut(3100m) to Mweka gate(1980)

After full breakfast you will continue descending to Mweka gate where you will do registration and for the successful hikers who made to the top will get certificates and then after start off back to your hotel.

Total costs, 1300 USD per person

Package includes

-Pick up from the airport and return

-Accomodations(2 nights, night or arrival and the last night after hiking)

-All park fees

-Rescue fees

-Camping fees

-professional Mountain Guide

-Porters

-Professional cook

-3 meals a day(breakfast, Lunch & dinner)during hiking

-pure drinking water