Climb Kilimanjaro Machame Route 6 Days - GS 011

Climb Kilimanjaro on Machame Route is a 6 days of trekking Mount Kilimanjaro, the Africa's highest peak 5895m of which trekkers ascend through Machame route and descend through Mweka route using tents camping accommodation as there are no wood huts for accommodation in this route, instead, camping grounds and toilets are available, with wonderful scenery and fine weather does not cause tiresome to climbers. Although Machame route is a bit challenging, but at the end of your climb, you will recognize that you have refreshed both mind, heart and the spirit. Physically you will experience quick recovering.

Trip Info

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Minimum Rate Per Adult: US$ 1998

Departing From: Arusha or Moshi

Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights NOTE: The tour ban be extended from 6 days to 7 or 8 days on request

Departure Time: 0830 Hrs (possible to leave earlier than)

Departures: Daily

Minimum Persons Required: 2

Best Time: All the year round

Detailed Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Machame Gate (1800m) - Machame Camp (3000m)
Arrive to the Machame Gate from Arusha/ Moshi in a 4WD vehicle, introduction to your guide and porters. Registration is done and thereafter start climb {Hiking/Trekking} with picnic lunch through rain forest for approximately 4 to 5 hrs where you arrive to the Machame Hut. Later afternoon walk up to a little higher altitude is done for acclimatization. Return to Machame Hut for dinner and overnight. FB

Day 2: Machame Camp (3000m) - Shira Camp (3800m)
After breakfast, start climb through short Savannah, forest and other vegetation for approximately 4 to 5hrs, with picnic lunch en route before arriving in the afternoon at the Shira Hut. In Shira is where an extra day can be spent for acclimatization when climbing takes 7 days or more, dinner and overnight at Shira hut. FB

Day 3: Shira (3800m) - Barranco Camp (3950m)
After breakfast a slow walk through semi glacier and sandy areas with picnic lunch 3 to 4 hrs before arriving at the Barranco Hut for dinner and overnight. FB

Day 4: Barranco (3950m) - Barafu Camp (4600m)
After breakfast, with picnic lunch enroute climb through glaciers for approximately 4 to 5 hours before arriving the Barafu Hut for dinner and overnight. FB

Day 5: Barafu (4600m) Uhuru Peak (5895m) Mweka Camp (3100m)
An early wake up call around 01.00hrs for preparation and light breakfast before starting final ascent to the summit i.e. either the Stella Point reached in approximately 5 to 6 hrs and a further ascent to the Uhuru Peak reached in another approx 45minutes. After signing and short rest at barafu hut descend via the Gilman?s Point down to Mweka hut for an hours rest with light breakfast then descent down for dinner and overnight at Mweka hut. FB

Day 6: Mweka - gate - Arusha
After breakfast, final descent to Mweka gate, thereafter say Goodbye to your Guide/ Porters and connect a private transfer to Arusha. END OF TOUR


- Extra day for acclimatization is subject to USD 250
-The above prices are based on a minimum of 2 persons. Group Incentive Safari Prices Available contact us and enjoy up to 25% saving on the per person rate!
-Christmas and New Year Supplements US$ 45 per person per day 23 December to 3 January
-Tour Rates in US$ (Click here to convert rates shown below to major world currencies)

Package Includes:

- Flying Doctors Emergence
- All applicable fees on the climb
- Full board accommodation on climbs
- Knowledgeable Mountain Guide and porters on climbs for professional trekking.
- Transport to and from the mountain gates.
- Cook and all kitchen utensils on the climbs and Tents
- Service of an English speaking mountain guide
- Crew allowances and park fees
- Complementary of printed safari hat and T-shirt
- Government taxes

Package Excludes:

- Extras at the lodges i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry, Internet etc.
- International flight
- Arrival and Departure airport transfers (book with us)
- A night before and after the climb (book with us)
- Tips to drivers (highly recommended)
- Visa, Travel Insurance

Below find other important detail:
K I L I M A N J A R O -P A C K I N G -L I S T -A D D I T I O N A L -I N F O R M A T I O N

Kilimanjaro Gear Packing List: Food/Meals
Meals will be provided, as well as basic snacks like cookies and fruit. You should also bring your own energy snacks, for example:
Dried fruit
Trail mix
Glucose sweets
Energy gel sachets
Sports drink powder
Some recommend vitamin C fizzy tablets to improve the water's taste and added vitamin benefit
If you prefer de-caf tea, it's best to pack a few bags
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Kilimanjaro Gear Packing List: Gear
Important: Sleeping bag: -15°C/0°F (or warmer weather sleeping bag with extra fleece liner for warmth)
Self-inflating mattress
Small travel pillow, or you can use your polar fleece/windbreaker
Daypack (approx. 35 litres)
Waterproof cover for daypack
Large kit bag/duffel bag, to be carried by a porter
Plastic bags: normal and "Ziplock" type (for rubbish/wet washing/muddy shoes/organise clothes in duffel bag -for the latter you can also use stuff sacks). Smaller Ziplock bags for glucose or other gel packets -lower air pressure may cause them to break and mess.
Headlamp (with spare batteries and spare bulb)
Insulated water bottle/"flexi-flask"/Camel Back with drinking tube (the latter is most recommended as water bottles usually freeze on summit attempt)
Water purifying tablets/drops
Telescopic trekking poles
Important: Sunglasses (preferably the polarized glacier type)
Camera and/or video camera and extra film/memory cards
USB cable, battery charger (nowhere to plug it on the mountain, but perhaps for afterwards)
Extra batteries (headlamp, camera, iPod etc. -batteries may freeze)
Lens cleaning cloth (for cameras, sunglasses)
Earplugs (for the busier camps)
Pocket Knife (Swiss/Leatherman type)
Small scissors, if not on your pocket knife
Small unbreakable mirror
String/rope (washing line, tying sleeping bag, multitude of uses!!)
Small calculator (or if you're taking your mobile phone) for currency calculations
Some form of entertainment, e.g. deck of cards/travel size game/reading book
Plug adaptors: 3-prong round (like South Africa/India) or square (like Britain)(not needed during your time on the mountain) -Tanzania is on 220V
If applicable to you/optional:-
Tripod for camera/video camera
Alarm clock (your guide/porter will usually wake you)
Prescription glasses (plastic type lens is better as glass might crack in the extreme cold)
Goggles if you wear contacts, to keep dust out (especially on the descent) and prevent your eyes from drying out when there's wind
Small compass or GPS (optional, for interest’s sake only -your guide will be your compass)
Waterproof matches
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Kilimanjaro Gear Packing List: Clothing
Important: Waterproof trekking boots (well broken-in)
Extra shoes, like sneakers (when you're not hiking and as a back-up)
Gaiters to ensure water, mud and snow stays out of your boots
Thermal outer socks
Inner socks -moisture wicking ones are best (moisture promotes blisters)
Waterproof trousers
Long trousers (warm)
Long trousers (light)
Short pants
Thermal underwear (longs)
About 5 sets of underwear, bras
Waterproof outer gloves
Inner gloves
Wind- and waterproof jacket with inner fleece
Long sleeved shirt
Bandana (dust)
Cap or hat for the sun
Ski beanie or balaclava
Mini sewing kit, safety pins (needle and thread can also be used to drain blisters on your feet)
Extra shoelaces
Washing powder/travel soap for laundry (not during your time on the mountain)
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Kilimanjaro Gear Packing List: Toiletries & First Aid
Toilet paper
Tissue (nose)
Sun block and after sun
Lip balm with sun protection
Skin lotion
Wet wipes
body bath/soap
Travel Towel / light-weight and takes very little space
Foot powder to help keep feet dry and avoid blisters
Shampoo (normal or better yet "no-rinse" type)
Brush, comb
Toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss
Insect repellent
Q-tips & cotton balls
Nail clippers/scissors
Razor & shaving cream/gel
Medicines/First Aid:
Diamox or similar (high altitude)
Anti malaria medication
Band aids & moleskin (blisters, small cuts)
Bandages, gauze pads
Emergency blanket
Nasal decongestant
Antiseptic cream
Heartburn remedy
Indigestion medicine
Anti-diarrhea medicine
Re-hydration salts
Cold/flu tablets
Throat lozenges
Some people take a basic antibiotic, just in case
Sterile needles (in case you need an injection and don't trust the hygiene conditions)
If applicable to you/optional:-
Feminine products -the Mooncup is ideal for this kind of travel
Contact lens solution & extra set of disposable lenses
Eye rinse/moisturising drops
Prescribed medicine (enough to last your trip)
Allergy remedy
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Kilimanjaro Gear Packing List: Money & Documents
Some of the documents won't be needed on the mountain, but some of it (like money and passport) you should keep with you anyway, even if you're storing excess luggage somewhere during your trek.
Important: Cash (to buy drinks, tipping etc.) USD or Tanzanian Shilling
Other money: credit card (Visa is best) and/or travellers cheques
Passport & relevant visa papers
Flight ticket(s)
Africa travel insurance policy
Notebook & pen/pencil
Your itinerary & Kilimanjaro consultant contact numbers
Emergency phone numbers
Addresses and mobile numbers (postcards/e-mails/texts)
Medical history
Vaccinations certificates (e.g. yellow fever)
Phone card and international access numbers
Extra passport photos
Copy of your passport, kept in a separate place than your passport (or scan a copy electronically and keep it in your e-mail box where you can access and print at an internet terminal)
Back-up ID (e.g. driver's license)
If applicable to you/optional -
Kilimanjaro guide book, worth more to read prior to your trek
International Youth Hostel card (depending on your type of trip and accommodation)
Copy of marriage certificate, especially if you recently tied the knot
Copies of prescriptions
Business card