6 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking – Machame Route
6 days Mount Kilimanjaro: Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and one of the largest extinct volcanoes, It can be climbed any time of the year but best time is July to February, Well April and May is not good time cause of long rains . The mountain itself is 5895 meters high and is made up of three different volcanic peaks: Kibo, Mawenzi and Shira.
Day 1: Arusha – Machame Gate – Machame Camp
After breakfast leave the lodge/hotel drive for 1hour to Machame gate, Finish the formalities and start the hiking through the rain forest to Machame camp (3000m) in about 6hrs all meals and overnight. Machame camp.
Day 2: Machame Camp – Shira Camp
Breakfast, the hike begin through the forest, crosstie valley along the steep bridge going into the rock ridges and through heather. The route turns west into a river gorge, reaching Shire camp (3800m) in about 6 hrs .All meals and overnight.
Day 3: Shira Camp – Baranco Camp
Breakfast , Continue with the hiking east towards Kibo passing the junction ,then east towards the Lava Tower .shortly after this you climb down to Baranco camp (3940m) in 4-5hrs all meals and overnight Baranco .
Day 4: Baranco Camp – Barafu Camp
Breakfast , continue with the hiking through a steep rocky , Baranco walls then ups and down until you come to Karanga valley and then to Barafu camp 4600m in about 6-7hrs all meals and overnight.
Day 5: Barafu Camp – Uhuru Peak – Mweka Camp
Very early breakfast, then start for the summit to Stella point and then to Uhuru peak (5895m). It is recommended to take few minutes for Photo, and then descend to Mweka camp for dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Mweka Camp – Mweka Gate – Moshi – Arusha
Breakfast the descend down wards to Mweka gate for 3-4hrs , collect you diploma if you make to the summit the transfer back to Arusha in 2hrs or Moshi in 30minutes
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