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Climbing Kilimanjaro - 6 DAYS MACHAME ROUTE

kilimanjaro hicking safaris

DAY 1:

Drive to Machame Village. The climb begins at the end of the tarmac road. Walk through the samba and through the forest to the Machame hut (3000m) in about 6 hours.

DAY 2:

Cross the village and continue along the steep ridge going on to rock ridges and through heather. The route turns west into a river gorge, reaching Shira hut (3800m)

DAY 3:

Continue east toward Kibo passing the junction, then east toward the lava Tower. Shortly after this, you climb down to Barranco Hut (3940).

DAY 4:

From Barranco a steep rocky climb, Barranco walls, hen ups and down until you come to Karanga Valley and then on to Barranfu Hut (4600).

DAY 5:

Very early for the summit, first to Stella point and then to Uhuru Peak (5895m). There are two main ways to descend on this route – Marangu or Mweka. The Mweka Hut will take about 6 hours. The route is steep but picturesque.

 The Marangu route – Uhuru –Kibo – Horombo is the main route it is easier but can be dusty and busy. It is also longer.

DAY 6:

Mweka Hut to Mweka Gate will take about 3 hours. Horombo to Marangu Gate will take about 6 hours. Drive to Arusha for hot showers, dinner and a warm bed.

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