Here at Mosha Climbing Tours we have a success rate of 95% for people reaching the Kilimanjaro summit, which is really high compared to other tour operators. We believe our success rate is so high because all of our guides have over 12 years of experience climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. They are familiar with the different routes and they know the mountain very well. One of the major factors in you successfully summiting Kilimanjaro is the knowledge our guides have of the mountain. You need a guide who is experienced, trustworthy, and helpful, and that is exactly what we provide at Mosha Climbing Tours.
7 DAYS MACHAME ROUTE
The Machame Route, also known as the Whisky Route, has become very popular. It is a camping route that offers spectacular views of different landscapes such as Mt Meru, the Pare Mountains, Lake Chala and Lake Jipe. There is a 6-day route, but it is very advantageous to choose the seven-day Machame ascent because there is another day for acclimatisation and rest before the summit day. This increases the chance of reaching the summit.
DAY 1. Arrival Kilimanjaro Airport
We will pick you up from Kilimanjaro Airport and take you to your hotel in Arusha. There you will receive a briefing from us.
DAY 2. Machame Gate (1634 m/5,363 ft) to Machame Camp. (2834 m/9,300 ft) Drive to Machame Gate the first day of 7 Days Machame route, after registration you begin your climb.Today is a nice leisurely hike through the tropical rain forest. As you pass through the rainforest, you are likely to spot colobus monkeys and wild birds’ .
Dinner and Overnight at Machame camp.
DAY 3. Machame Camp (2834 m/9,300 ft) to Shira Camp (3749 m/12,300 ft) From the Machame Hut, you cross the stream onto it´s 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.
Dinner and overnight at Shira Camp.
DAY 4. Shira Camp (3749 m/12,300 ft) to Barranco Camp (3901 m/12,800 ft) From Shira Camp, you hike to Lava Tower (15,000’) to acclimatize and then proceed down to Barranco Camp via the Great Barranco Wall. Tonight’s camp is one of the best on the mountain.
Dinner and overnight at Barranco Camp
DAY 5. Barranco Camp (3900 m/12,800 ft) to Karanga Valley (3963 m/13,000 ft) From Barranco Camp you climb up through the edge of great Barranco Wall. It’s a tough morning climb on a steep trail, but once you reach the top, the views are very rewarding.
Dinner and overnight at Karanga Camp.
DAY 6. Karanga Valley (3963 m/13,000 ft) to Barafu Camp (4,600 m/15,091 ft)
Today is a shorter climb than the past few days, hiking up to the final camp before your last ascent day to the summit. You must get lots of rest as you will need all your energy for the climb to the roof of Africa.
Dinner and over night at Barafu Camp
DAY 7. Barafu Camp (4,600m/15,091 ft) to the Summit (5896 m/19,343 ft) and then to Mweka Camp (3100 m/10,170 ft)
You will start trekking early just after midnight, as the walk today will take 10 – 14 + hours. The 1,100-meter (3,600’) ascent in just over 3 km (1.86 miles) will take us about 6-8 hours, as you try to reach the summit to watch the sunrise over the Great Rift Valley. After watching the sunrise and taking enough pictures, you then start descending down the mountain to below the tree line.
Dinner and overnight at Mweka Camp.
DAY 8. Mweka Camp (3100 m/10,170 ft) to Mweka Gate (1828 m/6,000 ft) On your final day, we will have a short three hour hike out, walking through the lush forest. You meet our driver with the vehicle at the Mweka park gate to drive back to Hotel in Arusha.
DAY 8. Departure
After breakfast you will be taken by one of our representatives to the airport , where you will start your journey home.
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