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Gary Barlow reaches the top of Mount Kilimanjaro on the seventh day of The BT Red Nose Climb of Kilimanjaro on March 7, 2009 in Arusha, Tanzania. Celebrities Ronan Keating, Gary Barlow, Chris Moyles, Alesha Dixon, Chris Moyles, Fearne Cotton, Denise Van Outen, Kimberley Walsh, Cheryl Cole and Ben Shepard are climbing the nineteen thousand feet high mountain over eight days raising money for Comic Relief (Photo by Chris Jackson/Comic Relief - Gary Barlow

Machame Route 7 Days


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Day 1: Machame Gate (1800m) – Machame Camp (3000m)

In the morning 08.00am after breakfast you will meet with your guide for briefing, then you departs to Machame gate 40min drive. Arrive to the Machame Gate, introduction to your guide and the whole expedition team then do the registration at the park’s gate. After registration is done you start hiking through rain forest with picnic lunch for approximately 4 to 5 hrs where you arrive to the Machame Hut. Later afternoon walk up to a little higher altitude then you return to Machame Hut for dinner and overnight.

  • Walking duration: 5-7hrs, 11km
  • All meals are included (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

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, dinner and overnight at Shira hut.

  • Walking Duration: 4-6hrs, 5km
  • All meals are included (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 3: Shira (3800m) – Barranco (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.

  • Walking duration: 6-8hrs, 10km
  • All meals are included (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 4: Barranco Camp (3950m)-Karanga Valley Camp(3995m) – Acclimitization day 

A day of acclimatization with a walk to Karanga Valley Camp (3963 m).

  • Walking duration: 4-5hrs, 5km
  • All meals are included (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 5: Karanga Valley (3995m) – Barafu Hut (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.

  • Walking duration: 4-5hrs, 4km
  • All meals are included (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 6:Barafu Hut (4600m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Mweka Camp(3100m)

An early wakeup 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.

  • Walking duration: 11-14hrs, 17km
  • All meals are included (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 7: Mweka Camp(3100) – Mweka Gate(1640m)

Descend from Mweka hut to the park gate from where you are transferred back to your hotel in Moshi or Arusha for a well deserved shower.

  • Walking duration: 3-4hrs, 10km
  • BB Included

Book this tour

    You can make reservation on the equipment below:

    Included in the Prices

    • Kilimanjaro International Aport (JRO) Transfers, 2-Way
    • All park entrance, hut and rescue fees
    • All meals, boiled and filtered drinking water while on the mountain.
    • Warm water for washing to be provided every morning and evening.
    • Oxygen Cylinder - only for emergency
    • English Speaking Guides (Wilderness First Responder certified), cook and porters
    • Staff salaries and fees
    • Transport to/from national park gates
    • First aid kit and pulse oximeter
    • Emergency telephone between the guides and our office in Moshi town
    • 3 delicious meals daily on the mountain
    • 3 litres of bottled drinking water to be provided on the first day your hike, on the mountain porters will fetch water from the streams to be boiled and filtered for you
    • 2 nights lodging at Panama Inn in Moshi or Natron Palace Hotel in Arusha
    • Breakfast included at Panama Inn in Moshi or Natron Palace Hotel in Arusha

    Excluded from the Prices

    • Prices do not include sleeping bags
    • Gratuities
    • Soda/alcohol unless otherwise noted
    • Health insurance
    • Visa fees
    • International airfare
    • Laundry
    • Meals not noted on the itinerary

    Kilimanjaro Rental Equipment 

    • Rucksack/Daypack $12
    • Balacava US$ 6
    • Sleeping bag (-12°C) US$ 20
    • Sleeping bag (-25°C) US$ 40
    • Ponchour – Heavy/Western/Europe US$ 18
    • Ponchour – Light/Loca US$ 12
    • Socks US$ 4
    • Duffel Bag US$ 6
    • Hiking Poles (2) US$ 10
    • Gaiters US$ 8
    • Gloves US$ 6
    • Sweater US$ 5
    • Long Underwear US$ 5
    • Raincoat US$ 6
    • Raincoat – G.T, Waterproof US$ 12
    • Rain Pants US$ 12
    • Torch / Flashlight US$ 5
    • Camel Pack US$ 7 (rent 1 extra water bottle US$ 5)
    • Sunglasses US$ 5
    • Hiking Boots US$ 9
    • Fleece Pants US$ 6
    • Warm Jacket/Down Jacket US$ 12
    • Hat or Neck Scarf US$ 6

    The above list is a guide to what should be taken, little else need be taken – do not overpack. Warm head cover, thick fibre pile or down jacket, light waterproof top, trousers, light overtrousers, mittens, thermal underwear, sweater, warm socks and lightweight inner socks, watertight and well broken in sturdy boots, gaiters, sunglasses, walking poles, sleeping bag (three or four season, if three then a liner is recommended), sleeping pad, water bottle, high factor sun protection cream, small first aid kit, headtorch with extra batteries, toilet roll, small wash kit and a small daypack. A holdall or bigger rucksack to give to your porter with your main luggage. Optional: a hat with a brim.

    Recommended Minimum Tipping Scale:

    • Chief Guide: US$ 15-20 per day
    • Assistant Guide: US$ 10-15 per day per assistant guide
    • Cook: US$ 7-10 per day
    • Porters: US$ 5-7 per day per porter

    Tip amounts listed are per group, not per individual traveler. For instance, if 4 people are on Kilimanjaro, they should each contribute US$ 5/day if they want to tip the chief guide US$ 20.

    At the ceremony your group might choose to say a few words, sing a song or something else short in order to celebrate the moment.

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