Tour Type: Trekking & Climbing
Every mountain is matchless from each other, and this makes it important to be well informed before deciding which one to climb. In Tanzania, most climbers likes to climb Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru.
DAY 1. Drive from Arusha to Machame Gate
This is the first day in the program of 7 Days Machame route, after registration the climb bigins. Today is a nice easy climb through the tropical beautiful and attractive rain forest. As you pass through the rainforest, you are likely to spot colobus monkeys and wild bird’s .Dinner and Overnight at Machame camp.
DAY 2 – Machame camp
After the breakfast, we start our walk leaving machame camp. We continue climbing, traversing a valley and going up a rocky ridge, quite steep and covered in heath. Then we go round west, to the river’s gorge. We end the day at the Shira Camp, where we have dinner and over night.
DAY 3 – Shira camp
Today you start adapt the enviroment; our bodies are getting prepared for the summit day. It’s an intense day and you may feel the altitude symptoms. We ascend until Lava Tower (4600m), where we take lunch and rest. Then we go down to Barranco campsite, where is situated in a beautiful valley under the Breach, here we will have a Dinner and overnight
DAY 4 – Barranco camp
Today we begin with a fun scramble, quite short and climbing up through the edge of great Barranco Wall. Then we cross over the steep trail to Karange Valley (3930 m), situated under the icefalls of Kersten, Heim and Decken Glaciers. We spend the dinner and overnight at the Karanga camp.
DAY 5 – Karanga Valley
After breakfast you will start walk to the base camp barafu 4673m. It will take as 3 to 4 hours to rich there. You will enjoy hot lunch then you can have afternoon nap. This day dinner will be early around 5:30pm. This means to give you a time to prepare for summit and also sleep early.
The guide will give you a summit breef immediately after dinner.
From this point to the summit you will spend 6_7 hours and another 3 hours from the summit way back to the base camp.
If you will arrive earlier you will have 1 hour lay down and changes your summit gear and after that our chief will arrange brunch to eat before start your way to the low elevation mweka camp 3100m.
This will also need 3_4 hour, and when you get there you will totally recover after you have warm water and dust your body.
And later evening some hot thing to drink dinner and overnight at mweka camp.
DAY 6-Barafu Camp
You will start climbing early just after midnight, as the walk today will take 10 – 14 + hours. The 1,100-meter (3,600) ascent in just over 3 km (1.86 miles) will take us about 6-8 hours, as you try to reach the summit to watch the sunrise over the Great Rift Valley. After watching the sunrise and taking enough pictures, you then start downhill the mountain to below the tree line.
Dinner and overnight at Mweka Camp.
DAY 7 – Mweka camp
we will have a short three hour going down to the Mweka Park Gate where you receive the summit certificate. At lower altitudes it may be muddy and wet. Gaiters and trekking poles will be helpful. It’s convenient to have t-shirts and shorts for this part, but keep your rain gear and warmer clothes at hand.