Kilimanjaro On Foot

6 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking

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Kilimanjaro trekking 6 Days Tour

6 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro via Machame route 6 days – a slightly challenging but very scenic route. Often called the Whiskey Route this is a scenically beautiful trail, longer and much gentler than Umbwe or Marangu. Our itinerary provides valuable acclimatization by having shorter walking days during the trek.

Although an extra day at Shira or Karanga valley is recommended to help acclimatize the 6 days Kilimanjaro trekking is a standard package. This is a much quieter route as opposed to Marangu and involves a rather gradual ascent unlike that on Umbwe Route. The walking is rather strenuous compared to starting in the lower Lemosho route which meets Machame at Shira camp.

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Day 11 hour drive, hours walking

Drive to Machame gate, trek to Machame camp

From Moshi drive to the Machame route, often called the “Whiskey Route”. From the Machame Park gate is a gentle climb up through the original montane forest, carpeted with unique -busy lizzie- flowers, begonias and ferns. First camp amongst the giant heather at 3,000m. Ascent of 1,200m and 5 to 6 hours walking.

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Machame Camp
Day 24 Hours

Trek to Shira Camp

Emerge from the giant heather zone and hike through fine open moorland to camp by the Shira Cave at 3,840m. Herds of eland up here (& occasional lion!) and there are fascinating geological features in the old volcanic caldera which can be viewed during a half-hour optional walk in the afternoon. Ascent 840m and 4 to 5 hours walking.

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Shira Camp
Day 36 Hours

Trek to Barranco Camp

From Shira, climb towards the main peak Kibo, with the western glaciers clearly visible across the rugged high-altitude desert of volcanic rocks and boulders. Skirting around its base and under the imposing western Breach, descend into the sheltered Barranco Valley for mid-way camp at 3,950m. 6 to 7 hours walking and only 110m total ascent but having climbed much higher and dropped back down assists acclimatization.

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Barranco Camp
Day 47 hours

Trek to Barafu Camp

Up the steep Barranco wall with some sections of very easy scrambling and drop down again to the Karanga Valley where you take a break for lunch.

After lunch hike on to Barafu Hut 4600m, having hiked a total of 7 to 8 hours and ascended 650m. You have fantastic views across to Mawenzi peak from the camp after having completed a longer day of hiking which now requires you to adequately relax in preparation of the challenging summit hike early the following morning.

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Trek to Barafu Camp
Day 56 hours up and 5 hours down

Trek to the Summit then down to Mweka Camp

A bracing 1am start to climb the steep frozen scree. This is unavoidable on any route but we aim to go past Gillman’s Point to reach Stella Point on the crater rim for sunrise another 40 minutes and you are at the highest point on the continent (Kibo:5900m), usually in warm sunshine. Return on the Mweka descent route.

Ascent of 1,300m and about 7 hours trek to the summit; 2,600m descent and 6 to 7 hours trek to the Mweka campsite (3400m) above Mweka gate. This is a long hard day but you feel absolutely ecstatic when you have done it!

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Mweka Camp
Day 63 - 4 hours

Final trek to Mweka gate, drve to hotel/airport

From Mweka campsite it is a 3 to 4 hours descent through the forest to Mweka gate (depending on individual fitness) to collect certificates and meet the vehicle. Return to hotel or drop off in airport. End

Breakfast and Lunch
Options on this day
You can add safari or extend your stay to Zanzibar.

Rates including VAT

Price Per person Nº of persons Traveling together
$2,210 1
$1820 2
$1760 3
$1730 4
$1680 5
$1650 6
$1620 7+

Items included:

  • Transport from arrival point to Moshi

  • Transport from Moshi to the Departure point

  • Accommodation before climb

  • Accommodation after climb

  • All accommodation in tents on the mountain

  • Park fees on Kilimanjaro

  • Rescue fees on the mountain (by car)

  • 3 meals daily on the mountain

  • Sleeping tents and dining tents (all camping gears)

  • Guide and porters

  • Cooks and waiters

  • First aid kit

  • Service of an English speaking mountain guide

  • Transportation to the mountain

  • Transportation from the mountain

  • All government taxes

  • Oximeter on the mountain

Items not included:

  • Extras in the hotel
  • Drinks rather than water
  • Tips to mountain Crews
  • Meals in Moshi
  • Personal gears like sleeping bags, hiking poles, etc.
  • Flights
  • And all not listed above

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