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Machame Route - Itinerary

7 Day Trip
Single Trekker    £1,572 +LP $500
2 – 4 people       £1,436 per person +LP $500
5 – 10 people     £1,363 per person +LP $500

8 day Trip
add an extra £180 per person
Approximate length in kilometers:  56km
The Machame route is offered as a 7 or 8 day trip
Please chose your own departure date for this trip

Due to the ascent and descent over its duration the Machame route offers some of the best acclimatization and the greatest summit success.

The Machame route begins on the South West side of the mountain and the trek starts by ascending through the cloud forest to Machame Camp. The Machame route is the busiest route on the mountain and in peak season there can be up to 150 treks ascending the route on a daily basis.  The route takes in some of the most famous features on Kilimanjaro including the Barranco Wall, the Lava Tower, the Western Breach and the Southern Ice fields. The route joins with the South Circuit path and ascends the mountain via Barafu Camp and Stella Point. Descent is via Mweka Route with a camp at either Millennium or Mweka camp during the descent.

Day 1: Airport, transfer to your hotel in Moshi
Day 2: Transfer to Machame Gate. Machame Gate to Machame Camp
(highest altitude 3000 meters) (trekking time 4/6 Hours)
Day 3: Machame Hut to Shira Camp
(highest altitude 3800 meters) (trekking time 5/7 hours)
Day 4: Shira Hut to Barranco Hut via Lava Tower
(highest altitude 4600 meters) (trekking time 6/8 hours)
Day 5: Barranco Hut to Barafu Hut
(highest altitude 4600 meters) (trekking time 6/8 hours)
8 day expedition only.  Barranco Hut to Karanga Camp, night spent at Karanga Camp before re-joining 6 day itinerary.  (Highest altitude 4400 meters)  (Trekking time 3/4 hours)
Day 6: Barafu Hut to Uhuru Peak to Millennium Camp
(highest altitude 5895 meters) (trekking time 10/14 hours)
Day 7: Millennium Camp to Mweka Gate transfer to your hotel or to Kilimanjaro Airport
(highest altitude 3800 meters) (trekking time 3/5 hours)

We do not include the last night hotel in the trip. If we will need we can book a hotel in Arusha or Moshi ranging from $US50 per person per night.

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