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October 8, 2015

Climber to the Roof of Africa “Kilimanjaro Mountain”

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Below find our proposal program and prices based on 2pax and joining other people.

MACHAME GATE TO MACHAME CAMP (10,000 ft)

Begin your trek from Machame park entrance gate, through a dense forest of fig and rubber trees, begonia flowers and other tropical vegetation.  A walk of about two to three hours will take you to this evening’s campsite. As you continue your ascent, you will find that the tropical forest has given way to tall grasses and giant heather.

 

Day 1: MACHAME GATE TO MACHAME CAMP (1600 – 3100M)

Today you begin your trek from Machame park entrance gate, through a dense forest of fig and rubber trees, begonia flowers and other tropical vegetation.

A walk of about two to three hours will take you to this evening’s campsite. As you continue your ascent, you will find that the tropical forest has given way to tall grasses and giant heather.

Watch your steps as you walk on a ridge, to the left of which is the Semira stream and on the right, the Weru Weru. Depending on the pace of climbers, arrival at Machame Camp is usually between 5 and 6 p.m.

Tranquil and relatively easy are the words which best describe the initial stage of this climb.

Take time to admire the beauty of the rainforest. Your guides are very knowledgeable about the botany in this area and listening to them will make the walk all the more interesting and rewarding.

Dinner and overnight at Machame camp FB

 

Day 2: MACHAME CAMP TO SHIRA CAMP (3100M-3840M)         
Enjoy the fabulous view of UHURU Peak as it greets you this morning. Today’s trek takes you up a steep track through a savannah of tall grasses, volcanic rock and bearded heather.

You will encounter giant groundsels as you hike through an ethereal landscape of volcanic lava, caves and foaming streams.

A trek of approximately six hours will take you to your next campsite; you should arrive between 2 and 3 p.m. Most climbers tend to pace themselves, walking slowly, sipping at their water bottles and resting about every half-hour. Dinner and overnight at Shira camp

 

Day 3: SHIRA PLATEAU TO BARRANCO CAMP (3840-3950M)

On your 6 a.m. wake-up call today, you will find the entire Shira Plateau at your feet, with sweeping views across to Mount Meru and the Shira Needles. A steady walk takes you up to the pass at Lava Tower (15,000 ft), where you will stop to have lunch. After crossing the Bastains stream, you begin the descent towards Barranco Camp. Dinner and overnight at Barranco campsite Grand Barranco is an immense canyon. Numerous waterfalls, which are fed by streams coming from the mountain, converge here to form the Umbwe River.

Your camp is set at almost the same altitude as on the previous night. Today’s trek lasts for about six hours and arrival at camp is between 4.30 and 5.30 p.m.

 

Day 4: BARRANCO CAMP TO BARAFU CAMP (3950-4600M)

Today involves gaining a little more elevation acclimatization and resting for the summit attempting the next morning. This day takes us 4 hours of walking. Elevation change +650.

Estimate distance 7km. Final elevation 4,600M. Dinner and overnight at Barafu camp

 

Day 5: BARAFU CAMP TO THE SUMMIT (4600-5895M)

We will start trekking early before sunrise (1-2am) as the walk will take 10-14 hours. We will avoid the mist that sets in later in the day. The snow will still be safety frozen. The 1,100 m (3600)ascent in jus over 3km will take us about 6-8hours. After brief stay at the summit of the highest point in Africa, UHURU Peak at over 5,895m we descend via the Mweka route in 12km in about 2 hours to Mweka camp. Dinner and overnight at Mweka camp

 

Day 6: MWEKA CAMP TO THE GATE

Today we descend about 1,500 m through the forest on a jungle path for about 10km in 3 to 4 hours to reach Mweka gate; Upon arrival at the gate, you will be rewarded with a certificate attesting your success at conquering Mount Kilimanjaro and meet your driver for transfer you back to Arusha. Overnight at Backpackers hotel BB

 

Each person to pay USD 1550 x 2pax = $3100

Additional Info
Country: Tanzania
Region: Kilimanjaro
City: Kilimanjaro
Address: P.O.Box 237 Usa - River
Website URL: You need to be a club member - if you want to see it!
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