Mount Kilimanjaro Climb Machame Route 6 Nights 7 Days this most scenic route also known as Whisky Route
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Machame route is one of the scenic routes for those climbers climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Machame route starts from Machame village at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro. Machame route is also known as Whisky route due to its beautiful scenic as well as its land escarpment.
people climbing Mount Kilimanjaro through Machame route feels prestige
as this (Machame route) is one of the harder route in climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.
Though the Machame route is harder there is no technical climb when climbing
Mount Kilimanjaro using Machame route. Machame route start from Machame
gate to Machame Camp and proceed to Shira camp, lava tower camp, Barranco
camp, Karanga valley camp, Barafu camp, Uhuru Peak and descending through
Millennium camp, Mweka camp and thereafter to Mweka gate.
Day 1: 7 days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Machame Route
from Moshi town to Machame Gate (1490m) - Machame camp (2980m).
02 : 7 days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Machame Route
Early in the morning after breakfast, the day is spent to reach Shira campsite (3840 m) with our picnic lunch. The night at this bare camp will even be colder than the previous night, with temperatures dropping to well below freezing. The trail take us for an hour or so to the top of the forest and then for about two hours at a gentler gradient through the moorland zone. After a picnic lunch and rest, you continue up a rocky ridge onto the Shira plateau. Hiking to this point you will be able to see in an easterly direction, the Western Breach with its spectacular glaciers. You are now due west of Kibo and after a short hike you will reach the Shira campsite.
Day 03: 7 days Climb Mount Kilimanjaro Machame Route
(3840m) - Lava Tower (4630m) - Barranco camp (3950 m).
The route now turns east into a semi desert and rocky landscape surrounding Lava Tower, where you reach an altitude of 4630m after about a four hours walk. Lunch is served in a designated area before ascending the rocky scree path to Lava Tower (4630m). Definitely, the toughest day so far. It is normally around this point, where for the first time, some climbers will start to feel symptoms of breathlessness, irritability and headaches. After lunch you descent again by almost 680m to the Barranco camping area and after reaching the high altitude of 4600m at Lava Tower, the true acclimatization benefit of this day becomes clear. This descent to Barranco camp takes about two hours and offers great opportunities to take some beautiful photographs of the Western Breach and Breach Wall. The camp is situated in a valley below the Breach and Great Barranco Wall, which should provide you with a memorable sunset while you wait for the preparation of your dinner.
Hut (3950 m) to Karanga Valley Camp (4200 m).
The morning starts with a scramble up the almost vertical Barranco Wall to an altitude of about 4,200m. After lunch the climbers are advised to take a rest at this point. Dinner and overnight at Karanga Valley camp.
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Valley (4200 m) to Barafu camp (4600 m).
From here there is no water, so take care to stock them for there is no water at Barafu Hut. It is recommended that the climbers must familiarize with the camp before dark because of this camp is situated on an exposed and dangerous ridge. Dinner and overnight at Barafu camp.
Day 06: 7 days Hike Mount Kilimanjaro Machame Route
SUMMIT ATTEMPT, Barafu camp (4550m) - Uhuru Peak (5895m) - Mweka (3100m)
time: 6 hours to reach Uhuru Peak.
You will wake up around 2330hrs, and after some tea and biscuits you start climbing to Uhuru peak into the night. You will head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This 6-hour walks to Stella point is for many climbers, mentally and physically the most challenging on the route. At Stella Point (5685m) you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see (weather permitting). From Stella Point you will normally encounter snow all the way on your 2-hour ascent to Uhuru Peak. The time you will spend on the summit will depend on the weather conditions. Do not stop here for too long, as it will be extremely difficult to start again due to cold and fatigue. Enjoy your accomplishment and a day to remember for the rest of your life. The walk back to Barafu from the summit, takes about 3 hours. Here you will have a well earned but short rest and collect the rest of your gear, before heading down to Mweka hut (3100m). The route is not difficult and will take you down the rock and scree path into the moorland and eventually into the forest. The camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Dinner and washing water will be prepared.
Day 07: 7 days Climb Mount Kilimanjaro Machame Route
camp (3100m) - Mweka Gate (1980m).
After an early and well-deserved breakfast, it is a short 3-hour and scenic hike back to the Park gate. At Mweka gate you sign your name and details in a register. This is also where successful climbers receive their summit certificates. Those climbers who reached Stella Point (5685m) are issued with green certificates and those who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m) receive gold certificates. From the Mweka Gate you will continue down into the Mweka village, normally a muddy 3 km (1 hour) hike. At the Mweka Gate, meet Mount Kilimanjaro National Park Officials gives you the Certificate of Achievement. You now drive back to Moshi for a long over due hot shower.
More extra days Kilimanjaro climb through Machame route can as well be arranged to suit your preferences.
Price: US $ 640 Per Person
Park Fees for the6 nihgts 7 Days is 810 USD per person payble at
the Gate with Visa/Master Card
from Moshi to Machame Gate- return.
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