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MACHAME ROUTE 8 DAYS 7 NIGHTS


Overview


Program

Day 1 Machame Gate to Machame Hut camp

  • Distance:10.5km
  • Altitude gained:1210m
  • Machame Gate:1811m/5942ft/Machame Hut:3021m/9911ft

Drive from your hotel/Lodge to Machame gate for registration and start your climb,today is nice leisurely hike through the tropical rain forest.As you pass through the rain forest,you are likely to spot monkeys,blue sky and white colubus monkeys and different spps of terestial birds.You will camp and overnight at Machame huts campsite.

Day 2 Machame Camp to Shira Camp

  • Distance:5.3km
  • Altitude gained:818m
  • Machame Huts camp:3021m/9911,Shira Camp:3839m/12595ft

After breakfast you will stark walk across the stream onto its west bank and follow the path up the steep rocky ridge - criss-crossing a few times before reaching Shira camp,at the base of a semi-circular wall of rocks.You will camp and overnight at Shira Campsite.

Day 3 Shira Huts campsite-Lava Tower Rock campsite

  • Distance:7km
  • Altitude gained:788m
  • Shira campsite:3839m/12595ft
  • Lava tower Rock campsite:4627m/15180ft

You will walk to lava tower Rock where you will overnight ad climb Lava tower rock the following day before descent to Barranco valley,the aim to overnight at this camp is to enable your body to acclimatize with the higher elevation.

 

Day 4 Lava Tower Rock Camp to Barranco Huts

  • Distance:3.75km
  • Altitude Lost:641m
  • Lava Tower Camp:4627m/15180ft,Barranco huts:3986m/13077ft

After Breakfast you will climb Lava Tower Rock and then after descent down to barranco valley for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 5 Barranco Camp to Karanga Valley Camp

Distance:5.1km

Altitude gained:48m

Barranco Camp:3986m/13077ft,Karranga Valley Camp:4034m/13235ft

from Barranco campyoull climb up through the edge of great Barrancowall.its a tough morning climb on a steep trail,on top of you will have real good view.Here you will see valleys down the wall,town of moshi and Mountain Meru.after taking a pictures you will descent down the valley to karanga vallet then ter climb another wall to Upper karanga Campsite where you will have dinner and overnight.

Day 6 Karanga Valley Camp to Barafu Camp

  • Distance:3.4km
  • Altitude gained:628m
  • Karanga Huts Upper camp:4034m/13235ft/Barrafu:4662m/15295ft

After breakfast you will have shoter climb than the past few days,hikiking up to the final camp before your last ascent day to the summit.you must get lots of rest as you will all your energy for the climb to the roof of Africa(uhuru Peak)Freedom point.Dinner and overnight at Barrafu base camp

Day 7 Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Camp

  • Ascent distance:4.86km
  • Altitude gained:1233m
  • Descent distance11.5km
  • Altitude Lost:2789m
  • Barafu camp:4662m/15295ft/Uhuru:5895m/19341ft,Mweka Huts camp:3106m/10190ft

Start your trek at midnight as the walk today will take 12-15hrs,the ascent just over 4.86km will take us about 7-9hrs to reach Uhuru Peak to watch the sunrise over the great Rift valley.After watching the sunrise and taking enough pictures,then  you"ll descent down to Barafu Camp for short rest and light lunch.After one hr rest you will descend down to Mweka hut or Millenium campsite depend how strong you ll feel.Dinner and overnight at Campsite.

Day 8 Mweka Camp to Park Gate, transfer to Arusha

  • Distance:9.1km
  • Altitude lost:1473m
  • Mweka Hut:3106m/10190ft,/Mweka Gate:1633m/5358ft

We’ll make our final descent to the park gate, a walk of about 3 or 4 hours via montane forest where is very rich for flora and fauna. After bidding our farewells to our guide and porters, we’ll drive to your Hotel/lodge for dinner and overnight.

 

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