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Mountain Climbing


Machame route is regarded as the most scenic of the trails up Kilimanjaro. You ascend gradually through the forest till you emerge onto the Moorland of Shira Plateau, from which there are superb views of the Kibo Peak and the Great Western Breach. Travellers through Machame route sleep in TENTS. Machame route is also the most challenging / adventurous route up Kilimanjaro.

DAY 1: Board shuttle bus from Nairobi at 0800hrs and proceed to Arusha arriving at 13300hrs. Depart for Moshi at 1400hrs arriving at 1530hrs. Overnight at YMCA in Moshi.

DAY 2: Transfer from YMCA to the Machame gate.From here you trek through the lush forest to Machame hut (10,000ft). Dinner and overnight at the campsite.

DAY 3: Leaving the forest, the path follows a steep ridge, passing through heather and open moorlands,and crossing a ridge to reach Shira hut (12,500ft). Dinner and overnight at the campsite.

DAY 4: You return eastwards and continue ascending through the dry landscape before dropping again to reach Barranco Hut (13,000ft) Dinner and overnight at the Campsite.

DAY 5: The path climbs steeply out of the Barranco Valley, crosses the Karanga Valley, then turn north to reach Barafu hut (15,500ft). Dinner and overnight at the Barafu hut.

DAY 6: A long day and an early start to reach the crater rim at Stella Point for sunrise. Then to Uhuru Peak (19,340ft) the highest point in Africa. Afterwards descend to Gilman’s Point and down to Mweka hut stay overnight. Dinner and overnight at the Mweka hut.

DAY 7: Descend passing Mweka hut to the park gate from where you are transferred back to YMCA. Lunch, dinner and overnight at the YMCA.

DAY 8: After breakfast, depart for your next destination, which is optional either:
(a) The National Park (This can be arranged)
(b) Kilimanjaro International Airport
(c) Arusha Town
(d) Nairobi via Namanga border town .