KILIMANJARO – 6 Days Machame Route + 2 N in Hotel Travel

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Overview:
Tanzania is one of the most attractive countries in Africa due to it´s diversity of facets. From Kili-manjaro, the breathtaking National Parks, to huge lakes, to the beautiful coast at the Indian Ocean with the offshore islands Zanzibar, Pemba and Mafia, the country invites you to stay. Tan-zania is also a true mosaic of ethnic diversity.
Look forward to extraordinary encounters with fascinating people and foreign cultures. Itinerary:
• Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport
• Day 2: Arusha – Machame Gate – Machame Camp
• Day 3: Machame Camp – Shira Camp
• Day 4: Shira Camp – Lava Tower – Barranco Camp
• Day 5: Barranco Camp – Barafu Camp
• Day 6: Barafu Camp – Summit (Uhuru Peak) – Mweka Camp
• Day 7: Mweka Camp – Mweka Gate – Arusha
• Day 8: Arusha – Departure – Transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport
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MACHAME ROUTE
The Machame Route, also known as the Whisky Route, has become very popular. It is a camping route that offers spectacular views of different landscapes such as Mt. Meru, the Pare Mountains, Chala Lake and Jipe Lake. There is a 6-day route, but it is very advantageous to choose the seven-day Machame as-cent because there is another day for acclimatisation and rest before the summit day. This increases the chance of reaching the summit. Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport
Welcome to Tanzania! We will pick you up from Kilimanjaro Airport and take you to your hotel in Arusha. There you will receive a briefing from us.
Accommodation & Catering: Tulia Boutique Hotel & Spa or Similar (B & B) http://www.tuliahotelandspa.com/
Day 2: Transfer from Arusha to Machame Gate, Hike to the Machame Camp
Height 1.800m to 2.835m
Distance: 11 km
Hiking time: 4-6 hours
Habitat: Rainforest
After breakfast our vehicle will transport you from the hotel to Machame gate, takes about 2 hours. The journey passes through the village of Machame which is located on the lower slopes of the mountain. At Machame gate you will do the required registration procedures then you will start the trek through the rainforest, at lower elevations the trail can be muddy and slippery. Gaiters and trekking poles are good idea here. We continue until we reach the Machame Camp where you will find the tents are already set up for you. Dinner and Overnight at the Machame Campsite.
Overnight stay: Tent
Catering: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3: Machame Camp – Shira Camp
Altitude: 2.835m to 3.750m
Distance: 5 km
Hiking time: 4-6 hours
Habitat: Moorland
After breakfast leave the glades of rainforest and continue ascending by crossing little valleys and steep rock ridge covering with heather plants to the western side of the mountain where the camp is situated. At this camp you will able get the spectacular views of Mount Meru, Shira Plateau, Kibo Peak and sunset. Dinner and overnight.
Overnight stay: Tent
Catering: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4: Shira Camp – Lava Tower – Barranco Camp
Start with a walk to the Lava Tower. At the Lava Tower you will have time for acclimatization and a warm lunch. After lunch we continue our walk towards Barranco Camp, where we have dinner and stay overnight.
Altitude: 3.750m – 3.950m
Distance: 10 km
Hiking time: 5-6 hours
Habitat: semi-desert
This is long and important acclimatization day. From the Shira Plateau we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the shark’s Tooth (elevation 4.600m). Shortly after the tower we come to the second junction which goes to the Arrow Glacier. We now continue down to the Barranco Camp. Although you end the day around same elevation as when you began, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit.
Overnight stay: Tent
Catering: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Barranco Camp – Barafu Camp
Height: 3.950m – 4.673m
Distance: 10 km
Hiking time: 6 -7 hours
Habitat: Alpine desert
After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge up the Barranco wall (elevation 4150m), through the Karanga Valley (elevation 3995m) to the junction which connects with the Mweka trail. We continue up to the Barafu Camp. You have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angels. Here we make camp with views of the summit in the distance.
Overnight stay: Tent
Catering: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6: Barafu Camp – Summit (Uhuru Peak) – Mweka Camp
Height: 4.673m – 5.895m – 3.100m
Distance: 5 km ascent / 12 km descent
Hiking time: 5-7 hours ascent / 5-6 hours descent
Habitat: Alpine Desert
Very early in the morning (midnight to 2am), we continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. You head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. At stella Point you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see. Faster hikers may view the sunrise from the summit. From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all the way on your one hour ascent to the summit. Once at Uhuru Peak you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. From the summit we begin our descent by continuing straight down to the Mweka Camp, stopping at Barafu for lunch. You may want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. We arrive at Mweka Camp and enjoy our last night on the mountain.
Overnight stay: Tent
Catering: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7: Mweka Camp – Mweka Gate – Arusha
Height: 3.100m – 1.640m – 1.400m
Distance: 10 km
Hiking time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Rainforest
Today is your last day on the mountain. After breakfast you will descend down to Mweka park gate walking across Montana forest. This descent will take 3 – 4 hours. At Mweka gate you sign your name and details in a register. This is also where successful climbers receive their summit certificates. Those climbers who reached Stella Point (5.756m) are issued with green certificates and those who reached Uhuru Peak (5.895m) receive gold certificates.
From the Mweka Gate you will continue down into the Mweka village where you will be served a deli-cious hot lunch!! After lunch you drive back to Arusha for a long overdue hot shower, dinner and cele-brations!! (2 to 3 hours)
Accommodation & Catering: Tulia Boutique Hotel & Spa or Similar (B & B) http://www.tuliahotelandspa.com/
Day 8: Departure – Kilimanjaro Airport
Today we will take you to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), where you will depart. (Flight time details must be provided) END OF SERVICE
Total cost if 2 PAX: USD 1.900,– per Person

included in price:
2 nights in Hotel (double room)
Transfer from Kilimanjaro Airport to Hotel
Transfer from hotel to Kilimanjaro Airport
All park entry, camping and rescue fees
All meals, cooked and filtered drinking water on the mountain
Warm water for washing every morning and evening
Oxygen cylinder – for emergencies only
English speaking guides (Wilderness First Responder – certified), cook and carrier
Staff salaries and fees
Transport to / from National Park Gates
First aid kit and pulse oximeter
3 delicious meals daily
On the first day of your hike 3 litres of bottled drinking water will be provided, on the mountain the porters will fetch water from the streams, which will be cooked and filtered for you.
not included in price:
Tips for your guide and porters
Prices do not include sleeping bags
Tips for hotel employees etc.
Soda / alcohol, unless otherwise stated
health insurance
Visa fees
International airfare
Laundry service
Meals not specified in the itinerary
our recommendation for tips:
USD 250 to USD 300 tip per participant for the entire team. Please hand over the total amount to the Chef Guide. The Chief Guide then distributes the tip fairly to the team members.
The tip is an expression of your satisfaction and it is up to you how much you tip.
Persons with reduced mobility:
Our trips are not suitable for persons with reduced mobility.
If capacity is available, we will endeavour to offer the requested travel services to guests with reduced mobility. We request that you provide details of the number of people and the type and extent of mobil-ity restrictions for each participant at the time of booking so that we can check whether the booking can be confirmed.

Booking confirmation:
Your booking will be confirmed by e-mail as soon as we have received the deposit of 20% of the cost of your booking and a signed booking confirmation form. The balance is due at least 30 days prior to de-parture. If you book a tour less than 30 days before the departure date, you must make full payment within 7 days of confirmation by us. The deposit is a non-refundable payment and will only be refunded under the circumstances set out in point 5b general terms and conditions
Cancellation conditions:
Cancellation with cancellation fee. The cancellation fee is a percentage of the tour price and depends on the amount at the time of the cancellation.
up to 30 days before the start of the trip 20%.
from 29th day until 20th day before departure 25%.
from the 19th day until the 10th day before departure 50%.
from 9th day until 4th day before departure 65%.
from the 3rd day before departure 85%.
from the 2nd day before departure 100%.
in case of non-appearance 100% of the tour price
Important information about your trip:
In future, travellers to Tanzania and Zanzibar can also apply for an electronic visa (https://eservices.im-migration.go.tz/visa/). You can apply for both tourist and business visas as well as multiple-entry visas. Fees range from 50 to 250 US dollars and can be paid by credit card or bank transfer. The existing appli-cation options are to remain in place for a transitional period. According to the Federal Foreign Office, there is no information available as to whether it will still be possible to apply for a visa upon arrival at the airport (as of 30 November 18).
Environmental protection:
When entering Tanzania and Kilimanjaro, plastic bags and plastic bottles are prohibited (solid plastic drinking bottles may be used).

INFORMATION KILIMANJARO – MOUNT KILIMANJARO NATIONALPARK
The majestic Kilimanjaro, the name comes from the natives of the Chagga people “Kilemakyaro”, which means an impossible journey, as it was very difficult for them to climb the summit with bad clothes and bad equipment.
Germans were the first explorers to visit the mountain in the middle of the 19th century. They mispronounced “Kilemakyaro” as Kilimanjaro.
The Kilimanjaro National Park covers an area of 756 square kilometers above the 2700 meter high contour. It includes the high mountain and high mountain zones, Shira Plateau, Kibo and the Mawenzi peak. The park preserves the scenic and geological features of Kilimanjaro. The Kilimanjaro lies 330 km 3° south of the equator, at the northern border of Tanzania. The impressive and magnificent Kilimanjaro is the highest freestanding mountain in the world.
It consists of three resting volcanoes: Kibo 5895(19340ft), Mawenzi 5149m(16896ft) and Shira 3962m(13000).
Temperatures vary from 30°C at lower altitudes to 0°C at higher altitudes with permanent ice and glaciers. However, no technical skills are required as you can walk all the way to the top!
TREKKING & CLIMBING – TRAINING PROGRAMM
Climbing tours are physically demanding and we cannot stress the importance of physical conditioning enough. We recommend that you start your training program at least two months before your departure. While strength is important, endurance training should be your main focus. Climbing hills and climbing stairs are both excellent ways to condition your lower body. Start slowly, without the weight of a rucksack, and possibly add more weight as you increase your training pace. Take a long hike (4-5) hours several times with a weight pack (40-60lbs) on and off hills or small mountains. Weigh your backpack with water containers and pour the water out before descending to minimize knee stress. Add running, cycling, swimming, racket sports, basketball, etc. to this activity for additional aerobic conditioning. If possible, try at least two longer hikes of 6-10 hours with at least 3000 feet difference in altitude. A few days before your departure you should rest and drink plenty of water.


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