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8 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing - up Machame route, down Marangu route

8 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing safari, Trekking and Hiking safari

Day 1: Nairobi - Arusha - Moshi

Board shuttle bus from Nairobi at 0800 hrs and proceed to Arusha arriving at 1300hrs. Depart for Moshi at 1400hrs arriving at 1530hrs. Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Moshi or (Pick up from Kilimanajaro airport and transfer to hotel in Moshi)

DAY 2 : Moshi - Mount Kilimanjaro's Machame Gate - Machame camp

Hiking time: 7 hours
Distance: About 18 km's
Habitat: Montane forest

Transfer from your hotel to the Kilimanjaro National Park gate at Machame. From here, you trek through the lush forest to Machame hut . Overnight stay at the camp.

Day 3: Machame Hut - Shira camp

Hiking time: 6 hours
Distance: About 9 km's
Habitat: Moorland
Leave the forest. The path follows a steep ridge passing through open moorlands crossing a large gorge to reach Shira hut. Overnight stay at the camp

Day 4: Shira camp - Barranco camp

Hiking time: 7 hours
Distance: About 15 km's
Habitat: Semi desert

You turn Eastwards and continue ascending through the dry landscape before dropping again to reach Barranco hut . Overnight stay at the camp.

Day 5: Barranco camp - Barafu camp

Hiking time: 7 hours
Distance: About 13 km's
Habitat: Alpine desert

The path climbs steep out of the Barranco valley and crosses the Karanga valley, then turns North to reach Barafu Hut . Overnight stay at the camp.

Day 6: Summit Attempt; Barafu camp - Uhuru Peak (5895m)-Mweka (3100m)

Hiking time: 8 hours to reach Uhuru Peak
7/8 hours to descend to Mweka
Distance: About 7 km's ascent - 23 km's descent
Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit

Along day with an early start to reach the crater, ream at the Stella point in time for sunrise, then to Uhuru peak , the highest point in Africa. After wards, descend to Gilman's point and down to Horombo hut. Over night, stay at the camp

Day 7: Descend Mount Kilimanjaro

Descend down passing Mandara hut to the gate where you are transferred back to your hotel in Moshi for dinner and over night.

Day 8: Departure

After breakfast board shuttle bus from your hotel and proceed to Nairobi arriving late in the afternoon (6.30 PM).


 

 
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