KILIMANJARO- 7 Days Machame Route +2 N in Hotel

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Travel 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 – Karanga Camp
  • Day 6: Karanga Camp – Barafu Camp
  • Day 7: Barafu Camp – Uhuru Peak – Mweka Camp
  • Day 8 Mweka Camp – Mweka Gate – Arusha
  • Day 9: Arusha – Departure – Transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport

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 von Arusha zum Machame Gate, Hike to the Machame Camp

Transfer from your hotel to Machame Gate, where we take care of the formalities. Then we start the hike to Machame Camp

Height 1.800m to 2.835m

Distance: 11 km

Hiking time: 4-5 hours

Habitat: Rainforest www.climbthekilimanjaro.com Seraphin Mosha +255 755 026 907 info@climbthekilimanjaro.com Sonja Egger +43 650 6043632 sonja@climbthekilimanjaro.com 3

The drive from Arusha to Mount Kilimanjaro National Park Gate takes about 50 minutes. The journey leads through the village of Machame, which is located on the lower slopes of the mountain.

We now leave the gate and walk up a ridge through the rainforest on a winding path. Further down the trail can be muddy and slippery. We recommend gaiters and trekking poles. We continue a short distance until we reach Machame Camp.

Overnight stay: Tent

Catering: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Machame Camp – Shira Camp

On this day, after breakfast in the morning, you start another day and hike to Shira Camp. Dinner and overnight at Shira Camp.

Altitude: 2.835m to 3.750m

Distance: 5 km

Hiking time: 4-6 hours

Habitat: Moorland

After breakfast we leave the clearings of the rainforest and continue on an ascending path. We cross the small valley and hike on a steep cliff covered with heather until the ridge ends. The route now turns west into a river gorge. Time for rest, dinner and overnight at Shira Camp.

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: 6-8 hours

Habitat: semi-desert

From the Shira plateau we continue east on a mountain ridge, past the turnoff to the summit of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes southeast towards the Lava Tower, called “Shark’s Tooth”. Shortly after the tower we come to the second turn-off, which brings us to Arrow Glacier at an altitude of approx. 4,877m. Now we continue down to Barranco Camp at an altitude of 3.950m. Here we rest, enjoy dinner and spend the night. Although you end the day at the same altitude as at the beginning, this day is very important for acclimatisation and will help your body to prepare for the summit day.

Overnight stay: Tent

Catering: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner www.climbthekilimanjaro.com Seraphin Mosha +255 755 026 907 info@climbthekilimanjaro.com Sonja Egger +43 650 6043632 sonja@climbthekilimanjaro.com 4

Day 5: Barranco Camp – Karanga Camp

Height: 3.950m – 3.995m

Distance: 5 km

Hiking time: 4-5 hours

Habitat: Alpine desert

After breakfast we leave the Barranco Camp and continue on a steep ridge past the Barranco Wall to the campsite in the Karanga Valley. This is a short day for acclimatisation.

Overnight stay: Tent

Catering: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Karanga Camp – Barafu Camp

Height: 3.995m – 4.673m

Distance: 4 km

Hiking time: 4-5 hours

Habitat: Alpine desert

After breakfast we leave Karanga and reach the crossroads connected to the Mweka Trail. We continue to Barafu Camp. At this point you have completed the South Circuit, which offers you a view of the summit from many different angles. Here we set up camp, rest, enjoy dinner and prepare for the summit day. From here you can see the two peaks Mawenzi and Kibo.

Overnight stay: Tent

Catering: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Barafu Camp – Uhuru Peak – Mweka Camp

Height: 4.673m – 5.895m – 3.100m

Distance: 5 km ascent / 12 km descent

Hiking time: 7-8 hours ascent / 4-6 hours descent

Habitat: Alpine Desert

Very early in the morning (midnight until 2 am) we continue our way to the summit between the glaciers Rebmann and Ratzel. They go northwest and ascend through heavy screes to Stella Point at the crater rim. This is the most physically and mentally demanding part of the hike.

At Stella Point (5.745m) you will take a short break and be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you will ever experience (depending on weather conditions). From Stella Point you can encounter snow on your one-hour ascent to the summit. At Uhuru Peak you have reached the highest point on Kilimanjaro and the African continent. Faster hikers can see the sunrise from the summit.

From the summit we continue downhill to Mweka Hut Camp, where we stop for lunch in Barafu. We recommend gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel. The Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest and in the late afternoon fog or rain can be expected. Later in the evening we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well deserved sleep.

Overnight stay: Tent

Catering: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner www.climbthekilimanjaro.com Seraphin Mosha +255 755 026 907 info@climbthekilimanjaro.com Sonja Egger +43 650 6043632 sonja@climbthekilimanjaro.com 5

Day 8: Mweka Camp – Mweka Gate – Arusha

Height: 3.100m – 1.640m – 1.400m

Distance: 10 km

Hiking time: 3-4 hours

Habitat: Rainforest

After breakfast we continue the descent to Mweka Park Gate, where you will receive your summit certificates after a successful pass. At lower al-titudes it can be wet and muddy. We recommend you use gaiters and trekking poles. Make sure you have a sufficient number of shorts and T-shirts and keep rainwear and warmer clothing handy. From Mweka Gate it’s another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will pick you up at Mweka Village and take you back to your hotel in Arusha.

Accommodation & Catering: Tulia Boutique Hotel & Spa or Similar (B & B) http://www.tuliahotelandspa.com/

Day 9: 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 2.000,– 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

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. www.climbthekilimanjaro.com Seraphin Mosha +255 755 026 907 info@climbthekilimanjaro.com Sonja Egger +43 650 6043632 sonja@climbthekilimanjaro.com 7

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). www.climbthekilimanjaro.com Seraphin Mosha +255 755 026 907 info@climbthekilimanjaro.com Sonja Egger +43 650 6043632 sonja@climbthekilimanjaro.com

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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