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7 DAYS MACHAME TREKKING ROUTE

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7 DAYS MACHAME TREKKING ROUTE

Duration :   7 Days
Total Seats :  198/200

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$2,250.00

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7 Days Machame Trekking Overview :

The Machame Route is the best option for hikers looking for a more gradual approach to the summit of Kilimanjaro. Embark on a transforming trip that will take you to the Roof of Africa over the course of seven days. Your journey starts at the Machame Gate, and on the first day of the 7 days Machame route trekking, as you make your way gradually into the verdant jungle, you will build a relationship with the diverse flora and animals that will stay with you forever. As you make your way farther into the moorland zone, stunning vistas of Kibo become available, giving you a sneak peek of the final peak. Acclimatization is quite important, and it takes place when you are climbing the Barranco Wall and on the trail that leads to the volcanic Lava Tower. This will ensure that you are ready for the last push to the summit. The day of the last summit marks the pinnacle of your efforts as you ascend Uhuru Peak and watch the dawn across Africa. After a well-earned celebration, you will start your descent through the jungle, and the trip will come to a close with the presentation of summit certificates at Mweka Gate. Come with us on this trip of a lifetime to the summit of Kilimanjaro!

Day 1: Machame Gate (1790m) to Machame Camp (3010m)

Our journey will start at Machame Gate, which is the primary entrance to Kilimanjaro National Park. Following the completion of necessary paperwork and inspections of our permits, we will start our perilous adventure into the thick jungle. The path winds its way upward in a gentle ascent, and along the way, there is an abundance of flora and animals to be seen. Our very first camp, which we will refer to as Machame Camp, is located in a clearing in the forest and offers a peaceful atmosphere in which to spend our very first night.

Day 2: Machame Camp (3,010m) – Shira Camp (3,845m)

As we make our way from Machame Camp to Shira Camp throughout the course of the day, we make our way out of the verdant jungle and into the moorland zone. This region is distinguished by its towering heather plants and diverse plant life. As we continue to climb, we get our first look of Kibo, the peak that marks the highest point on Kilimanjaro. When we arrive to Shira Camp, which is positioned high on the Shira Plateau and offers opportunity for additional acclimatisation, we will be greeted with beautiful views as a reward for our difficult trek.

Day 3: Shira Camp (3,845m) – Lava Tower Hut (4,640m) – Barranco Camp (3,960m)

Today, we will break camp at Shira and make our way to Lava Tower, a magnificent volcanic creation that is an important stop on the way to becoming acclimated to the mountain’s altitude. Following a break that was much earned, we make our way down to the Barranco Camp. The Barranco Wall, an adrenaline scramble that adds excitement to our trip, is one of the obstacles that we overcome along the road. Our evening will be set against a picture-perfect background provided by Barranco Camp, which is located in a beautiful valley.

Day 4: Barranco Camp (3,960m) – Karanga Camp (4,035m)

Our journey continues as we make our way through the verdant Karanga Valley. The path ahead of us will take us past peaks and valleys, each of which will provide us with breathtaking views of Kilimanjaro’s southern glaciers. We make it to Karanga Camp, which is a short but crucial halt for additional acclimatisation. This pause gives us the opportunity to relax and refuel for the days that lie ahead.

Day 5: Karanga Camp (4,035m) – Barafu Camp (4,640m)

We break camp at Karanga and continue on foot toward Barafu Camp, which will act as the staging area for our ascent of the mountain. As we continue to climb higher, the thinner air is a good indicator that we are getting closer to the peak. We spend the day in Barafu Camp, which is located high on the mountain, acclimatising to the altitude and psychologically preparing ourselves for the difficult climb that lies ahead.

Day 6: Barafu Camp (4,640m) – Uhuru Peak (5,895m) – Mweka Camp (3,080m)

As we start our ascent early this morning, today is going to be both the most challenging and the most rewarding day of the climb. The ascent to Uhuru Peak, which is Kilimanjaro’s highest peak, is arduous on both the body and the mind. We are determined to reach the peak, so we continue to push ourselves up the treacherous and snowy slopes as we are led by the dim light of our headlamps. Uhuru Peak, often known as the “Roof of Africa,” is where we are standing as the first light of dawn appears, and we celebrate our accomplishment there. After soaking in the spectacular scenery, we will start our descent and make our way down to the Barafu Camp. Following that, we continue with our descent to Mweka Camp, where we will spend the night and relax.

Day 7: Mweka Camp (3,080m) – Mweka Gate (1,630m) – Moshi/Arusha

The dry and harsh landscape that we experienced on the climb up Kilimanjaro is in sharp contrast to the lush and verdant jungle that we will be descending through on our last day on the mountain. As we continue our descent, the bright forest that once again envelops us with its verdant foliage and the symphony of bird sounds welcomes us back. After a while, we make it to Mweka Gate, which is where we get our summit credentials to show that we reached the top of the mountain. Our spectacular adventure up Mount Kilimanjaro comes to a close as we say our goodbyes to the hardworking guides and porters who helped us along the way and make our way to Moshi or Arusha, depending on which route we took.

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Cancelation Policy : 

Dodo Group Tanzania Ltd. requires that customers inform them if they desire to cancel their booking. The date on which the request to cancel was made will be used to establish the amount of the cancellation charge, which will be stated as a percentage of the total amount that was paid for the trip. If the notice of cancellation is submitted at least 35 days before the start of the trip, there will be no cost assessed for the cancellation. Cancellations made between 11 and 34 days before the commencement of the trip are subject to a charge of 30 percent of the total cost of the reservation. Cancellations received between 3 and 10 days before the commencement of the trip will be subject to a charge equal to 50 percent of the tour’s total cost. If the reservation is cancelled less than 48 hours before the commencement of the trip, the customer will be responsible for paying the full amount of the reservation. It is essential to be aware that clients who book bespoke vacations may be required to adhere to different cancellation policies. These policies will be explained to customers at the time of booking. In order to give our customers with a hassle-free and pleasurable booking experience that is also transparent, we make every effort to provide cancellation policies that are both clear and fair.

F.A.Q

Is the Death Zone comprised of Kilimanjaro?

Mount Kilimanjaro does not have a classic "Death Zone" like those found in high-altitude climbing due to the fact that its peak is located far below the 8,000-meter barrier. Despite its height of 5,895 meters (19,341 feet), the mountain does not have a traditional "Death Zone."

How much does it cost to use the Marangu route?

The price of this Kilimanjaro package, which includes an additional day for acclimatization lasts for six days, and follows the Marangu path, runs from $1,695 for a group of six people to $2,310 for an individual. As a result, it is the cheapest option available.

When is the ideal time to attempt the ascent of Kilimanjaro?

The authorities of Kilimanjaro National Park have established a minimum age requirement to summit the mountain, however due to the inherent dangers of hiking at high altitude, it is strongly recommended that parents do not hurry into beginning this expedition with their children. Because of this restriction, the majority of tour companies do not provide this excursion to children less than the age of 12 years old.

Is it possible for an unfit individual to climb Mount Kilimanjaro?

If you want to climb Kilimanjaro, you should be in decent physical form, but you don't have to be in peak condition to do it. After all, this is a trip, not a climb; if you are able to run for thirty minutes two to three times a week and love going on long hikes on the weekends, you should be able to handle it just fine.

Is taking a shower on the summit of Kilimanjaro possible?

On Kilimanjaro, there are no bathrooms or showers. As a result, it is in your best interest to give yourself a thorough clean during the last shower you take before beginning your ascent. On Kilimanjaro, the only means of maintaining personal hygiene are water and whatever kind of wipes or cloths that you carry with you. Every day, water will be given for you to use in washing your face and hands.

Are there too many people on Kilimanjaro?

Kilimanjaro attracts anything from 30,000 to 50,000 visitors per year, with the average amount being 50,000. Even though I've spent the majority of my ascents on the mountain during the high season, I've never once had the impression that there were too many people on the mountain. After all, there are seven primary paths that may be taken across the park's area of 1,652 square miles.

 

What's Included

  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services
  • 3 meals daily while on the mountain
  • Crater Fees
  • Double layered Sleeping Mats
  • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
  • Filtered water throughout the trek
  • Hot Water For Washing Purpose
  • Park fees, camping fees & rescue fees
  • Pick up and drop off at Kilimanjaro international airport.
  • Portable toilets and toilets tents
  • Pre & Post Trek accommodation
  • Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
  • Transportation to & from the mountain gate

What's Excluded

  • Bank transfer charges & card payments processing fee
  • Cost of Visas.
  • Expenses belong to person nature e.g Drinks not included on the meal plans, personal purchases, Laundry etc.
  • Insurance fees
  • International flights
  • Tips to mountain crew

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