Girrafe in Mikumi National Park
Girrafe in Mikumi National Park
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Machame Route 6 Days Trek

Day One: From the Hotel to Machame Gate (5,905ft / 1,800m) then start hiking to Machame Camp (9,840ft / 3,000m/) 10 kilometers
Guide will pick you from the hotel at 0900am after your breakfast to machame gate where you will have your registration and see your porters and cooker. You will start hiking through the rainforest which is dense forest. Here you will enjoy viewing different flora and fauna. Half on the way you will have lunch and proceed to machame camp where you will find the camp has already setup by the crews. At the camp you need to sign in and waiting for the dinner before sleep.

Day Two: Machame Camp (9,840ft / 3,000m) to Shira Camp (12,600ft / 3,840m) 7 kilometers
This is a shortest day but steeper one. You will Wake up and get breakfast, start proceed your hiking for the second day where you will trek several uphill where there are several viewpoints from which you can see the plains and forests below and Kibo peak above and also mount Meru which is the second highest mountain in Tanzania, also as you gain high altitude you will notice changes in vegetations and the trees diminish in size, giving way to Kilimanjaro's famous high altitude plants, Scenecio kilimanjari and Lobelia deckenii.

For this day you may have hot lunch at the camp or lunch box because it only three hours for the normal steps which depend on the fitness you had on the first day or the weather of that day, after eating lunch, you will get time to acclimatize and get back to Shira Camp, where you will have dinner and relax for the rest of the day.

Day Three: Shira Camp (12,600ft / 3,840m) to Barranco Camp (12,960ft / 3,950m) 10 kilometers
In the morning you will have breakfast and get start hiking. This day we call it acclimatization day because we have to hike to lava tower which is 14000ft/4640m before descent to Barranco camp 12960ft/3950m where you will camp and overnight. At Barranco camp you will enjoy the beautiful view of mount Kilimanjaro and also scenery of Moshi town depending on the weather day, sometimes you may fear the Barranco wall as it looks because the next day we suppose to cross there, it is simple than how you may think.

Day four: Barranco Camp 12960ft/3950m to Barafu Camp 15100ft/4600m via Karanga Valley Camp
Wake up very earlier in the morning, get breakfast, and start hiking crossing Barranco Wall it will take 45 minutes to one hour. At the top of Barranco Wall you may get the nice view of the mountain, you may be interested to also get some more pictures. From there we proceed to Karanga camp where we gonna get hot lunch and continue to the base camp called Barafu Camp the last camp before summit, here we will have earlier dinner to get time for preparation of midnight hiking

Day five: Barafu Camp (15,100ft /4,600m) to Uhuru Peak (19,340ft / 5,895m) to Mweka Camp (10,170ft / 3,100m) 18 kilometers
At the mid night we wake up at 11:30pm and get a light breakfast before we start hiking to the summit. We should start at 12:00am and it will take 5 hours to reach to the Stella point 14000ft/ 5730m which is at the rim of the crater. And from Stella point to UHURU Peak the highest peak of Kilimanjaro mountain which it will take one hour hiking through the rim of the crater. Approximately we will be at the Summit at the sunrise time 6:00am to 7:00am, where you will get time to enjoy and taking pictures. Afterward you will start to descent back to Barafu Camp where we will have lunch packing and keep descending to Mweka camp where you will have dinner and rest.

Day Six: Mweka Camp (10,170ft / 3,100m/) to Mweka Gate (4,920ft / 1500m/) 10 kilometers
After camping and overnight at Mweka camp you will start descent to Mweka gate crossing the rainforest again. Watch your steps because the trail can be slippery. Our vehicles will be waiting at the lower station of Mweka Gate to take you back to the hotel, where you can get a hot shower and small part time with your crews and guides.

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