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8 Days Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro - Machame Route

Day 01:

Board a shuttle bus from Nairobi at 0800 hrs and proceed to Arusha arriving at 1300hrs.
Depart for Moshi at 1400 hrs arriving at 1530 hrs. Dinner & overnight at your hotel in Moshi.

Day 02:

Machame Gate (1490m) - Machame camp (2980m)
Hiking time: 7 hours
Distance: About 18 km's
Habitat: Montane forest
Transfer from your hotel to Kilimanjaro National Park gate at Machame.
From here, trek through the lush forest to Machame hut (10,000ft), dinner & overnight at the hut.

Day 03:

Machame camp (2980m) - Shira camp (3840m)
Hiking time: 6 hours, Machame camp Mt Kilimanjaro trekkingDistance: About 9 km's
Habitat: Moorland
Leave the forest. The path follows a steep ridge passing through open moorland crossing a large gorge to Shira hut (12,000ft), dinner & overnight at the hut.

Day 04:

Turn eastwards and continue ascending through the dry landscape to Barranco hut (13,000ft), dinner & overnight at the hut.

Day 05:

The steep path climbs out of the Barranco valley and crosses the Karanga valley, then turns North to Barafu hut (15,000ft), dinner & overnight at the hut.


Barafu camp (4550m)-Uhuru Peak (5895m)-Mweka (3100m)
Be there Top of Africa!!!Hiking time: 8 hours to reach Uhuru Peak
7/8 hours to descend to Mweka
Distance: About 7 km's ascent - 23 km's descent
Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit
An early start to reach Stella point in time before sunrise, then to Uhuru peak (19,340ft), the highest point in Africa. After lunch, descend to Gilmans point and down to Horombo hut for dinner and overnight at the hut.

Day 07:

Descend passing Mandara hut down to the park gate where you will be transferred back to your hotel in Moshi.
All meals & overnight at the hotel.

Day 08:

After breakfast, depart to your next destination.