Machame Route 7 Days Kilimanjaro Climb
The climb starts from Machame Gate (1,800 m.) and follows a ridge through dense montane forest. This is the richest forested area on the mountain, and also the zone from where 96 % of the water on Kilimanjaro originates. On sunny days, and especially in the dry season, this section is very lush and beautiful; it can also be a very muddy experience, particularly if it has rained recently! We have lunch at ‘Halfway Clearing’, a small opening in the trees, and continue climbing steadily. The gradient becomes gentler as the forest slowly merges into giant heather close to the next camp near the ruins of Machame Hut (3,000 m.). We may get our first closer look at the glaciated dome of Kibo if the evening clouds permit. [6-8 hours walking]
A shorter day that begins by climbing up a steep ridge to reach a small semicircular cliff known as Picnic Rock. There are excellent views of Kibo and the jagged rim of Shira Plateau from here,and it is a good rest point too! The trail continues less steeply to reach the Shira Plateau. We camp near Shira Hut(3,840m.) which has some of the most stunning views on Kilimanjaro; close to the huge volcanic cone of Kibo, the spectacular rock formations of Shira Plateau, and looking across to Mt. Meru floating on the clouds. [4-6 hours walking]
A morning of gentle ascent and panoramic views, leaving the moorland plateau behind to walk on lava ridges beneath the glaciers of the Western Breach. After lunch near the Lava Tower junction (4,550 m.) we descend to the bottom of the Great Barrancovalley (3,900 m.), sheltered by towering cliffs and with extensive views of the plains far below. [5-7 hours walking]
A steep climb up the Barranco Wall leads us to an undulating trail on the south-eastern flank of Kibo, with superb vistas of the Southern Icefields. The terrain changes to scree, with pockets of lush vegetation in sheltered hollows, and there is only a short distance to our camp at Karanga (4,000 m.), the last water point on the approach to Barafu, in a narrow valley. There is plenty of time to rest, or for a short optional acclimatisation walk in the afternoon up the valley above the camp. [4-5 hours walking]
A short but steep climb out of Karanga, and an easy path on compacted scree with wide views to reach Mweka Junction (4,150 m.). We then climb steadily to reach the Barafu campsite (4,600 m.) and continue to the plateau at the bottom of the South-East valley (4,800 m.). The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent before an early night. [4-5 hours walking]
We will start our ascent by torchlight at about 1 a.m. so that we can be up on the Crater rim by sunrise. The steep climb over loose volcanic scree has some well-graded zig-zags and a slow but steady pace will take us to Stella Point (5,735 m.), in about five or six hours. We will rest there for a short time to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling strong can make the two hour round trip from here along the crater rim to Uhuru Peak (5,896 m.), passing close to the spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area. The descent to Barafu is surprisingly fast, and after some refreshment, we continue to descend to reach our final campsite (3,800 m.) Millenium. Most of us will be too tired to notice the beauty of the forest surrounding the crowded campsite. [11-15 hours walking]
A sustained descent on a well constructed path through lovely tropical forest alive with birdsong and boasting lush undergrowth with considerable botanical interest. Our route winds down to the National Park gate at Mweka (1,650 m). Here we sign out from the national park before walking on for a further 15 minutes through coffee and banana farms to Mweka village where our vehicle awaits. The shower, the beer, and the swimming pool are tantalisingly close! [4-6 hours walking]
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Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route Climb
To / from: Londorossi Gate (2100 meters) – Mti Mkubwa Camp (2750 meters).
Duration: 3 hours.
Setting: Tropical rainforest.
You depart from Moshi or Arusha to the Londorossi National Park Gate, here fills you with your guide the necessary paperwork, the climb can begin below. The first day to Mti Mkubwa camp is a simple route (two to three hours), you walk on a trail through the rainforest up, you get a multitude of monkeys and tropical birds at even zebras, impalas and giraffes can encounter here because there are buffalo roam you will be accompanied by an armed ranger. Arriving at the camp, you can enjoy the environment, and dinner.
To / from: Mti Mkubwa Camp (2 750 meters) – Shira Camp 2 (3840 m).
Duration: 6 to 7 hours.
Surroundings: Moorland (Lunar).
Today you leave the tropical rainforest, and starts the ‘moorland, this is a lunar landscape of sand and stone with only a few cacti here and there, lobelia and proteas. You can route to the Shira Cave, take a stroll to the Shira Cathedral, these are huge rocks. Arriving at the camp, you have one of the best views of the whole mountain, you will see include the ice walls of Kibo, and the rock face of the Shira Plateau. The view of Mount Meru is great.
To / from: Shira Camp 2 (3840 m) – Lava Tower (4630 meters) – Barranco Camp (3950 meters).
Duration: 7 hours, about 15 km
You wake up with a beautiful panoramic view over the vast savannas. You let ‘moorland’achter you now walk between the lava rock of the’ western breach. After you have lunch at the Lava Tower at 4630 meters, you descend to the Barranco valley at 3950 meters. Barranco camp is characterized by steep cliffs and deep ravines.
From / to Barranco Camp (3950 meters) – Karanga Camp Site (4000 meters)
Duration: 3 hours, 4 km
Environment: Alpine Moorland
The path rises steeply from the Barranco Valley to the southeast flank of Kibo, with superb views over the plains. You will have lunch in the Karanga Valley, and here is the last water point.
From / to Karanga Camp Site (4000 meters) – Barafu Campsite (4700 meters).
Duration: 3 to 5 hours.
You walk today along the ice walls and snowfields, to the Barafu Campsite (Barafu means ice), the top is now very close! Arriving at the camp equips you for the long journey to you the next day ahead.
To / from: Barafu Campsite (4700 meters) – Uhuru Peak (5895 m, top) – Mweka Camp (2800 meters).
Duration: Barafu Campsite – Uhuru Peak 6 to 7 hours, Uhuru Peak – Mweka Camp 5 to 6 hours.
Environment: snow / ice fields, moorland.
You are in the middle of the night, at around one o’clock to begin the ascent to the summit. You leave the camp and climbs in about five to six hours to Stella Point, where you can rest a bit and you will see an unforgettable sunrise. After that you climb in about two hours at the actual summit; Uhuru Peak, after you take pictures here can begin the return journey. You walk out of Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp in about five to six hours. By now you sit up there a climb of about twelve to fourteen hours, and is exhausted but happy in the camp, where you will likely find your bed immediately.
From / to Mweka Camp (2800 meters) – Mweka Gate (meters).
Duration: 3 to 4 hours.
Setting: Moorland, tropical rainforest.
After breakfast begins the retreat, where you descend the last hour through the tropical rainforest, where you will encounter the necessary mountain rivers. Arriving at the gate, you will be in Moshi or Arusha to your hotel, where you can take a refreshing dip in the pool!
* It is also possible for this route in six days to do, then you climb on day four of Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp Site, this trip takes approximately seven hours. *
· National Park fees, camping fees, rescue fees.
· Meals and accommodation in Arusha
Kilimanjaro 7 Days Lemosho Route Prices:
Six days, five nights
2 persons: $ 1,715 per person
3+ persons: $1,654 per person
Plus $ 50pp for Forest fees and transport.
Most of our customers climb this route in eight days.
If you have reached Stella Point or Uhuru Peak, you get at the entrance / exit with a certificate with the message that you have reached the highest point in Africa.
Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro is often taken lightly, because no ropes, irons or other attachments are needed, this does not mean that you will reach the top. Every year approximately 22 000 people start the climb to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro only 60% gets the actual summit also (Uhuru Peak). 40% do not make it have different reasons, it may be because their condition is not good enough, or that they deal with altitude sickness get (throbbing headache, vomiting, nausea, and feeling tired and lethargic), in most cases, this time will be noticed by your guide, but unfortunately there are still too many incompetent guides, or not notice this too late.
Every year people die by incompetent guides, be sure you book with a professional and competent company.
I climbed itself Kilimanjaro second time, it is a fantastic ascent you the rest of your life with will continue, but beginning well organized the climb, these are a few tips which I definitely would recommend, also improve these tips your chances of reaching the summit considerably:
Train at least two months before your departure two to three times a week, you can go jogging or take long walks.
Train with a backpack of at least five kilos you carry on Mt. Kili itself a backpack that weighs about five kilograms (packed lunch, camera, binoculars, water, etc.), if you’ve never trained with this you get great muscle soreness in your shoulders.
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