8 Days Machame Route

8 Days Machame Route

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Climbing Kilimanjaro through Machame route is considered possibly the most scenic route to the summit; Machame boasts several paths to its highest point and back. En route to Uhuru, emerge onto high-alpine deserts with amazing views of ice fields and the peak of Mt Kilimanjaro! Known as the “Whiskey Route” because of the tougher challenge, this path leads you through magnificent forests before traversing a ridge leading through moorland to the Shira Plateau. It offers great scenery beneath the glaciated precipices of the southern ice fields before summiting from the higher Barafu Camp. Camp along the route with support from local guides and porters. Eastland we’ll take you to new heights in adventure! 8 Days Machame Route

Day 0: Kilimanjaro International Airport to Moshi

Pick up from Kilimanjaro Airport and transfer to Moshi town for overnight at your designated hotel. 8 Days Machame Route

Day 1: Moshi to Machame Gate to Machame Camp

Pick up from Lodge/Hotel – Machame Gate 1840m – Machame Hut – 9kms – 6 to 7hrs – Altitude gain 1140m

8 Days Machame RouteDay 2: Machame Camp to Shira Cave

Machame Hut 2980m — Shira 2 Hut – 7kms – 5 to 6hrs – Altitude gain 890m

Day 3: Shira Camp to Moir Hut

Shira 2 Hut 3840m — Moir – 5kms – 2-3hrs – Altitude gains 600m Acclimatization Lent Hills 4200m in the afternoon

Day 4: Moir Hut to Lava Tower Camp

Moir Camp 4175m — Lava Tower Camp – 5kms – 3-4hrs – Altitude gain 465m Acclimatization Arrow Glacier 4800m in the afternoon

Day 5: Lava Tower Camp to Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

Lava Tower 4640m — Karanga Camp 6kms – 6 to 7hrs – Altitude loss 677m

Day 6: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

Karanga Camp 3963m — Barafu Camp 4kms – 3 to 4hrs – gain 650m

Day 7: Barafu Camp to Summit Uhuru to Mweka Camp

Barafu Hut 4600m — UHURU PEAK 5895m — Millennium Camp 19kms – 12 to 14hrs – Alt. gain 1295m down 2105m

DAY 8: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate to Moshi

Millennium Camp 3730m — Mweka Gate 1800m – 13kms – 5 to 6hrs – Descend 1650m – Transfer to Lodge/Hotel

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