Enjoy your vacation with adventurous Mount Kilimanjaro trek via 7 days Kiilimanjaro hiking via Machame route. The hike begins on December 20 and offers an exceptional hike with a wide range of physical challenges. The trek allows you to enjoy the mesmerizing Christmas sunrise atop the highest mountain in Africa. This7 days Kiilimanjaro hiking is ideal for families and groups with mixed interests, descending on December 26 via the Mweka route.
On this Day 1 of 7 Days Kilimanjaro hiking,The journey from Moshi to the entrance of Mount Kilimanjaro National Park takes approximately 50 minutes. The road passes through the village of Machame, which is on the lower slopes of the mountain. We now leave the park gate and hike through the rainforest on a winding path to a ridge. Further on the trail can be muddy and slippery. Trekking poles are a good idea here. We continue Days Kilimanjaro hiking for a short distance until we reach Machame Camp.
Traveled distance: 10.6 km
Operating time: 6 hours
Meals: lunch and dinner
Accommodation: Machame Camp
On this Day 2 of 7 Days Kilimanjaro climbing After breakfast we leave the rainforest clearings and continue on an ascending path, crossing the small valley and walking along a steep rocky ridge covered in heather to the end of the ridge. The road now curves west into a river gorge. Rest time, dinner and overnight at Shira campsite.
Distance traveled: 5.4 km
Usage time: 4-6 hours
Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Overnight at: Shira Campsite
On this Day 3 of 7 Days Kilimanjaro hiking From the Shira plateau, continue east on a ridge past the turnoff to the summit of Kibo. As we continue our direction changes to the southeast towards the lava tower called "Shark Tooth". Shortly after the tower we come to the second fork which takes us to the Arrow Glacier at 16,000 feet. We now continue to Barranco Camp at an elevation of 13,000 feet. Here we rest, have dinner and spend the night. Although you end the day at the same altitude as when you started it, this day is very important for acclimatization and helps your body prepare for the day Days Kilimanjaro hiking at the top.
Traveled distance: 10.8 km
Usage time: 8 - 10 hours
Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Barranco camp
On this Day 4 of 7 Days Kilimanjaro climbing After breakfast we leave Barranco and continue up a steep ridge along the Barranco Wall to the Karanga Valley Campground. This is a short day for acclimatization.
Traveled distance: 5.5 km
Operating time: 5 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Karanga camp
On this Day 1 of 7 Days Kilimanjaro hiking After breakfast, we leave Karanga and reach the junction that connects the Mweka trail. We continue to the Barafu Hut. At this point you have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we set up camp, rest, dine and prepare for the Kilimanjaro hiking summit day. From this position, the two peaks Mawenzi and Kibo are visible.
Traveled distance: 3km
Operating time: 3 hours of ascent
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
A night stay: Barafu camp
On this Day 6 of 7 Days Kilimanjaro climbing Very early in the morning (around midnight) we begin our ascent to the summit. This is the most mentally and physically difficult part of the trek. The wind and cold at this altitude and time of day can be extreme. We ride in the dark for several hours, taking frequent but short breaks. Near Stella Point (18,900ft) you will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you can see over Mawenzi Peak. Finally we arrive at Uhuru Peak, the highest point of Kilimanjaro and the African continent.
From the top we now descend directly to the Mweka Hut campsite and stop at Barafu for lunch. The trail is very rocky and can be quite hard on the knees; walking sticks are useful. Mweka camp is located in the upper forest and fog or rain is expected in the late afternoon. Later in the evening we enjoy the last dinner in the mountains and a well-deserved night's sleep after 7 Days Kilimanjaro climbing. Camp Barafu at Uhuru Peak
Altitude: 15,331 feet to 19,341 feet
Walking time: 7-8 hours
From Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp
Altitude: 19,341 feet to 10,065 feet
Distance: 12 km/7 miles
Walking time: 4-6 hours
On this Day 7 of 7 Days Kilimanjaro hiking After breakfast we continue the descent to Mweka Park Gate to receive summit certificates. At lower elevations it is wet and muddy. Gaiters and walking sticks help. Shorts and T-shirts will probably be enough to wear (have waterproof gear and warmer clothes handy). From the gate, continue for another hour to Mweka Gate. A vehicle will meet you at the Mweka gate to take you back to your hotel in Moshi.
a Distance traveled: 9.1 km
Usage time: 3 - 5 hours
Meals: breakfast and lunch
During the climb you will spleep in Tents
A good percent of climbers choose this route, because it is scenery though Machame Route presents the
the most challenging climb.
This route can be done in 6 days but it is advised to take an extra day for
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