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  • Kilimandjaro - Machame route

  • MACHAME Route / Down MWEKA Route   (6 days, 5 nights)

     

    This is Kilimandjaro's most scenic but also more sports route. Although more rustic, this route is less direct than Marangu and recommends that climbers should be physically fit. On the Machame route only tented accommodation is available.

    Kili 3

    Day 1 : Machame camp
    Drive to Machame Gate from Moshi. Then start trekking to Machame camp (2 990m)
    Begin trekking through the thick forest of cahoutchouc, huge ferns and ficus. Little by little, by taking altitude the vegetation modifies until it is transformed into a forest of huge heather.

    5-6hrs walk

     

    Day 2 : Shira camp
    After breakfast, Climb through the huge heather and the fern, then the first ones huge seneçons until Shira Hut (3 880m). Overnight at the Shira campsite with sight on the West side of Kibo and the wide plateau of Shria.

    5-6hrs walk

     

    Day 3 : Barranco camp
    From the Shira Hut continue trekking to the east towards the lava tower (4 570m) called the sharks tooth. Shortly after the tower you come to a junction leading to the arrow glacier. Continue to Barranco camp campsite (3 965m) for overnight with some wonderful views for the top.

    6hrs walk

     

    Day 4 : Barafu camp
    In the morning an easy day continue trekking to the Barafu hut campsite (4540m) for overnight. The two peaks, Mawenzi and Kibo can be seen from this point.

    6hrs walk

     

    Day 5 : The Summit Uhuru peak
    Start the ascent towards midnight. After a good warm tea, the last part of the ascent begins with a relatively easy passage even if the slope is quickly abrupt. At the end of 6 hours of walking, in the lights of dawn, you arrive on the edge of the crater. Along the way, you touch the glaciers of Rebmann and Ratzel to reach then Stella Point (5 700m).
    One hour and a half of walking still separates you from the Uhuru peak dreamed (5 985m), on the roof of Africa.

    7.30hrs walk
    From there, you will come down directly to Mweka Hut

    Day 6 : Back to Moshi
    The day is spent descending to the Mweka gates, (5 hours), where you will be transferred to Moshi.

     

     

     

     

     

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