MACHAME ROUTE - 6 DAYS CLIMB- CODE AF57

Machame RouteThe most beautiful, but Technical, climbing skills required, is now often booked by many - a bit more expensive but worth it for frequent climbers. The climb crossing the breath rain forest gives you an open view of the glacier when you reach the Shira Plateau situated in the middle of the moorlands.

Machame Gate {1800m} - Machame Hut {3000m}

DAY 1

Arrive to the Machame Gate in a 4WD vehicle, introduction to your guide and porters. Registration is done and thereafter start climb {Hiking /Trekking}with picnic lunch through rain forest for approximately 4 to 5 hrs where you arrive to the Machame Hut. Later afternoon walk up to a little higher altitude is done for acclimatization. Return to Machame Hut for dinner and overnight.

Machame Hut {3000m} - Shira Hut {3800m}

DAY 2

After breakfast, start climb through short Savannah forest and other vegetation for approximately 4 to 5 hrs, with picnic lunch en route before arriving in the afternoon at the Shira Hut for dinner and overnight.

Shira Hut {3800m} - Barranco Hut {3950m}

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After breakfast a slow walk through semiglacier and sandy areas with picnic lunch 3 to 4 hrs before arriving at the Barranco Hut for dinner and overnight.

Barranco Hut {3950m} - Barafu Hut {4600m}

DAY 4

After breakfast, with picnic lunch enroute climb through glaciers for approximately 4 to 5 hours before arriving the Barafu Hut for dinner and overnight.

Barafu Hut {4600m} - Stella Point {5750m} - UHURU PEAK {5895m}

DAY 5

An early wake up call around 01.00hrs for preparation and light breakfast before starting final ascent to the summit i.e either the Stella Point reached in approximately 5 to 6 hrs and a further ascent to the Uhuru Peak reached in another approx 45minutes. After signing and short rest at barafu hut descend via the Gilmans Point down to Mweka hut for an hours rest with light breakfast then descent down for dinner and overnight at Mweka hut.

DAY 6

After breakfast, final descent to Mweka gate,thereafter say Goodbye to your Guide/Porters and connect a private transfers to Arusha.

NOTE

Optional 7 days climb on Machame route can be arranged with an Extra night at Shira Hut - where a full day Excursion is done by hiking/trekking around the Shira Plateau at extra cost

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