Mt Kilimanjaro Climbing – 7 Day Machame Mweka-Route (Whiskey-Route)

DAY 01: Pick up from Nairobi hotel,then you will be picked by a tourist shuttle bus.We will then drive via namanga boarder to drive to Tanzania.We will arrive in moshi town in the late afternoon ready to start Kilimanjaro climb(Machame/Mweka Route) Dinner and overnight at a middle class hotel(B/B)
Day 02: Early pick-up at your hotel and a 1 hour30 minutes’ drive to Machame gate (5,400’) where trekking formalities take about 30 minutes. From the gate, we begin our trek following an easy track for the first hour through the dense forest. The path continues to follow the ridge, rising steadily with several steep sections. The gradient eases slightly as the forest merges into heather covered ground we will reach Machame Hut in 10 km  after a 1,200-meter  ascent and 5-7 hours of walking.Dinner and overnight at mahame camp

Day 03:From the Machame camp we cross the stream onto its west bank and follow the path up the steep rocky ridge crises-crossing a few times before reaching Shira Hut at the base of a semi-circular wall of rocks. We will have ascended 900 meters  in 5-7 hours and about 6 km of walking.Dinner and overnight at Shira camp

Day 04:From Shira Hut hike to Lava Tower and then proceed to Barranco via the Great Barranco Wall.This route offers panoramic views of Kibo through Karanga Valley as we hike high and sleep low, dropping back down to Barranco after lunch.Today’s hike will take most of the day,Barranco campsite located on elevation of 3950m.Here dinner and overnight

Day 05:From Barranco Hut we climb up through the edge of great Barranco 95 percentage of that day walking will be on elevation of 4250m. We will break our day at Karanga valley campsite at elevation of 4,000m walking time is 4 to 5 hrs on this day.Then dinner and overnight

Day 06:Today involves gaining a little more elevation, acclimatizing and resting for the summit attempt the next morning. This day will take us 4 to 6 hrs of walking.Dinner and overnight at Barafu Camp(4600m)

Day 07:We will start trekking early before sunrise (1-2 am) as the walk today will take 10-14 hours. We will avoid the mist that sets in later in the day; the scree and snow will still be safely frozen.The 1,100-meter ascent in just over 3 km will take us about 6-8 hours. After a brief stay at the summit of the highest point in Africa, Uhuru Peak, at over 5,898 meters (19,340′), we descend via the Barafu Route roughly 2,500 meters in 12 km  in about 4-7 hours to Mweka Camp for Dinner and overnight.

Day 08:Today we descend about 1400meters through the forest on a jungle path for about 10 km  in 3-4 hours to reach Mweka Gate. Our driver will transfer you back to moshi for overnight then you can proceed with next level of your holiday.

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