8 days kilimanjaro machame route
DAY 1: NAIROBI- ARUSHA.
Pick up at Nairobi hotel at 0700hrs, leave for Arusha by a tourist shuttle bus via Namanga border town. Arrive in time for lunch afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight at a hotel.
DAY 2: ARUSHA-MAACHAME.
Drive to machame village. The climb begins at the end of the tarmac road. Walk through h the shamba and the forest the machame hut 3000m in about 6 hrs. (Dinner and overnight in tent).
DAY 3: MAACHAME SHIRA.
Cross the village and continue along the steep ridge on to rock ridges and through heathen. The route turns west into a river gauge, reaching shira hut (3800m).dinner and overnight tent.
DAY 4: SHIRA-BARRANCO.
Continue east towards kibo passing the junction, then east towards the Lara towers. Shortly after this you climb down to barranco hut (3,940m).dinner and overnight in tents.
DAY 5: BARRANCO-BARARU.
From barranco a steep rocky climb, passing the barranco wall then up and down until you come to karanga valley and then on to bafafu hut( 4,600m).dinner and overnight in tents.
DAY 6: BARAFU –MWEKA-HOROMBO.
Very early start for the summit, first to Stella point and then to Uhuru peak (5,896m).there are thought ways to descend on this route-Marangu or Mweka. The Mweka hut will take about 6hours.the route is steep but picturesque. The Marangu route-Uhuru-kibo-Horombo is the main route.it is easier but can be dusty and busy.it is also longer.
DAY 7: MWEKA-HOROMBO-ARUSHA.
Mweka hut to Mweka gate will take about 3hours.horombo –Marangu gate will take about 6hours.drive to Arusha for hot showers, dinner and warm bed.
DAY 8: ARUSHA- NAIROBI.
After breakfast leave for Nairobi by morning or afternoon shuttle bus where the tour ends…
- Transport in 4by4 safari van with a pop view.
- Accommodation and meals.
- Park entry fees and government taxes.
- Professional driver guide.
- Mineral water.
- Airport transfers.
- One night accommodation in Nairobi