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Machame Route 7 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 (12,960ft / 3,950m/) to Karanga Valley (13,780ft / 4,035m) 7 Kilometers
Leave Barranco Camp after breakfast starting climbing Barranco wall, nicknamed as Breakfast wall because after breakfast you have to climb the wall (not technical climbing). Climbing Barranco wall it takes 45 minutes to 1 hour. From there we hike up and down to Karanga camp 13780ft/4035m probably it will take 2 hours also is another short hiking day where we can get a hot lunch, rest and doing acclimatization by the time you will be given from guide.

Day Five: Karanga Camp (/13,780ft / 4,035m) to Barafu Camp (15,100ft / 4,600m/) 6 kilometers
After breakfast, begin the hike to Barafu Camp. On the way to Barafu, you view several Kibo's glaciers, Mawenzi Peak as well as the junction that connects the descent route which is Mweka route. Although the trail to Barafu passes through alpine desert with little vegetation, Barafu Camp offers stunning views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. Try to sleep as soon as you finish dinner as you will awake before midnight for your summit hike, and take all your warm gears for hiking to the summit.

Day Six: 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 Seven: 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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