8 Days Mt Kilimanjaro Machame Route
Mt Kilimanjaro Trek (Machame Route)
Max Altitude 5895m
Trip Summary 6 days on the Mountain
Join in Date: 16-23 June 2017
Best Season Jan, Feb & Sep (Best time to go) Jun-Aug, Oct and Dec (Still good to go)
THIS IS THE SECOND MOST POPULAR ROUTE and is considered the most beautiful route up Kilimanjaro. With a gradual ascent through the forest you emerge to see wide views of the moorland on Shira Plateau, Kibo and Western Breach. The variety of vegetation found along the route make it the most scenic route. For a slightly more technical climb on Kilimanjaro, one can conquer Uhuru peak from Arrow Glacier camp, but a less challenging route can be taken from Barranco hut.
Day 01: Kilimanjaro International Airport/ Nairobi International Airport to Arusha
Day 02: Drive Arusha to Machame Gate (About 45 minutes). Hike to Machame Camp 2980m (7 hrs)
Day 03: Hike to Shira 3480m (5-6 hrs)
Day 04: Hike to Baranco 3950m (5~7hrs)
Day 05: Hike to Barafu 4550m (6-7 hrs)
Day 06: Hike Summit 5895m (6~7hrs), then descend to Mweka 3051m (5~7hrs)
Day 07: Hike to Mweka gate (3~4hrs), transfer to Arusha
Day 08: Transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport or Nairobi Airport
08 Days Mt Kilimanjaro Machame Route
Day 1 Arrival
Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport.
You’ll be met upon arrival and transferred to your hotel in Arusha: Planet Lodge
Day 2 Arusha to Machame Gate to Machame Camp (2980m) ~ (BLD)
After breakfast, we drive from Arusha to Machame Gate (About 45 minutes). After registering and paying park fees, we start climbing along a clear trail through plantation and natural forest, and then follow a narrow forest path to the Machame Camp
Day 3 Trek to Shira 3480m (5-6 hrs) ~ (BLD)
Today we ascend through the forest and along a steep ridge passing through heather and open moorlands. From there we cross a large gorge to Shira Camp 3480m).
Day 4 Trek to Baranco 3950m (5~7hrs) ~ (BLD)
After breakfast, we will ascend to Lava Tower (4627m) with lunch on the way to Barranco, and then descend into Barranco Camp (3950m) for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 5 Trek to Barafu 4550m (6-7 hrs) ~ (BLD)
This morning, we leave for Barafu Camp (4550m) where we pass through the last water drop at Karanga Valley on the way up. We overnight at Barafu Camp
Day 6 Trek Summit 5895m (6~7hrs), then descend to Mweka 3051m (5~7hrs) ~ (BLD)
We wake up at midnight and, after a small snack, ascend to Uhuru Peak through the Stella Point (5681m). After reaching the summit, we head down to Mweka Camp (3051m) for dinner and overnight stay
Day 7 Mweka gate (3~4hrs), transfer to Arusha ~ (BL)
After breakfast, we head down to Mweka Gate with lunch packet, a waiting vehicle will take you to Planet Lodge
Day 8 Departure Kilimanjaro Airport or Nairobi Airport~ (B)
Transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport or Nairobi Airport by Scheduled riverside bus shuttle, or proceed onto a safari with us!
Tour Code: ATZ-KMC_08 (Machame Route)
LAND Price per person in SGD:
Date: 16-23 June 2017
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Additional night in the mountain : S$ 375
Additional night in crater lake : S$ 600
Day trip to Arusha National Park for a game drive and hiking with additional night in Arusha : S$ 345
Single supplement in hotel : S$ 100
Price is subjected to changes without prior notice
Airfare: SIN-Nairobi-SIN: From S$ 1600 including taxes
A deposit of S$ 1500 per person is required upon confirmation and the balance must be paid in full 30 days prior to the departure date. Non-payment by required date may result in the cancellation of your booking and subjected to cancellation charges.
LAND Price includes
- Return scheduled riverside bus shuttle: Nairobi-Arusha-Nairobi OR airport transfer Kilimanjaro Airport – Arusha – Kilimanjaro Airport
- Transport from the hotel to the mountain and back to the hotel
- 2 Nights twin share at Arusha Planet Lodge
- Accommodation in mountain huts or mountain tents with mattresses; we use the highest quality of expedition tents by Eureka or Mountain Hardware.
- Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
- All park fees, including mountain rescue fees, government taxes, and all applicable fees and taxes
- Services of a professional leading guide who is medically trained, certified, licensed, and English speaking
- Dining tent on the trek for meals
- Services of English-speaking assistant guide(s), a skilled cook, and enough porters for a guest’s luggage, food, water, and dinning tent
- Use of radios/phones to increase your safety
- Briefing prior departure
- 15% discount for travel gears at X-Boundaries, Montbell & Ice-Breaker
- All airfares, Airport taxes and fuel surcharge
- Expenses of personal nature
- Visa fees if applicable
- Tips to porters, guides and cook (recommended in USD, Cash)
- Climbing gears (can be rented on arrival)
- Medical Equipment, which can be rented well in advance for the following costs: U$250/group for hyperbaric chamber, U$210/group for an emergency Oxygen cylinder and U$140/group for a stretcher. Please note these prices include a porter to carry the equipment.
- Portable toilets: If you do not want to use public toilets which some of climbers have been complaining about being dirty, then add U$110/person (or U$180/group) for a portable toilet. Kindly, let us know at the time you make a booking and not afterwards.
- Travel Insurance (Compulsory)
– The pack that the porters carry is limited to 15kgs
– Overweight or extra luggage will require an extra porter at US$10/bag/day.
– You can leave extra luggage in Hotel in Arusha or at our local office (do not leave any valuables like cash, jewellery, electronics, etc)
“The climb was absolutely the best experience. We had wonderful guides, porters & cook who tried their utmost to cheer our spirits, feed us when our appetites were down and celebrate with us when we summited. It is an inspiration to see their unflagging good cheer despite their daily fight for survival (they are really poor!) & their determination to succeed in their own lives. They, due to their warm welcome & sincere interest, always made us feel as though we are not foreigners.”
“By Jorge – 5 to 13 Feb 2013”
- there was always someone waiting with a sign (my name) waiting for me upon arrival at my destination……this really made me feel comfortable knowing where I was going to next….even when i was delayed at NBO waiting for my backpack and then completing all the related forms for lost luggage.
- since i arrive at NBO very early (6:30AM) and my luggage did not arrive with the plane, I was glad to spend the day in Nairobi taking a walking tour, otherwise i would not have know what to do next…..it was worth spending the day in NBO.
- The local tours were well organized and accommodated my “slow” hiking and were constantly reinforcing the you can do it attitude…..which paid off even after my dyarea and vomiting (due to acclimatization)…..it worked as I made it to the peak!
- the food cooked was delicious and abundant, Milo, tea, chocolate powder for hot drink, good coffee, fresh vegetables, crepes and french toast, and everything in between!
- the porters were warm, helpful, encouraging, and their sincerity came from the heart, not just lessons of courtesy for how to treat the clients….
- shuttle vans/buses were punctual and the porters made the trip to/from the mountain enjoyable with their conversation
- the aid provided by Alpa and the various handouts and face-to-face meetings made making the arrangements a personal experience to remember!!
- the accommodations in Arusha were first rate, clean, courteous, and attentive.