8 Day Kilimanjaro Trek : Machame Route

Aug 22, 2012   //   by Sam Wingate   //   Safaris  //  Comments Off on 8 Day Kilimanjaro Trek : Machame Route

Kilimanjaro Airport to Moshi                                                         From US$ 1,570 p.p.s.

If you have energy, oxygen and the desire to see what its like to be on top of the world, fly to Kilimanjaro Airport in Tanzania and take part in this great walking experience.
From the airport you will be transferred to a hotel in Moshi where you can spend some time exploring the town and familiarising yourself with local culture.
The next day you are transferred to Machame Gate where your trek begins. You will walk through the rainforest up to Machame Camp at the base of Kilimanjaro (3,010 m).
Day 3 sees you climbing to Shira Camp at 3,845 m where the vegetation and terrain changes to moor and heathland.
On Day 4 you move through afro-alpine landscapes to reach Barranco Camp and  then on to Barafu Camp at 4,640 m the next day in preparation for the final assault on the peak.
The climb begins at midnight and after 7 – 9 hours you will reach Uhuru Peak at 5,895 m.
Standing on the Roof of Africa is a truly liberating experience.
You then descend to Mweka Camp at 3,080 m for the night.
Day 7 sees you doing the final descent and being transferred back to your hotel in Moshi.
Your safari ends on Day 8.

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