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6 days Kilimanjaro Climb Machame Route Safari Tanzania Tour, Kilimanjaro Climbing Trek Machame Route (Whiskey Route) Safari

6 Days Kilimanjaro Climb Machame Route/Whiskey Route Safari Trek Tanzania

6 Days Kilimanjaro Climbing Trek Safari Tanzania Tour – SAFARI OVERVIEW

This 6 Days Kilimanjaro Climbing Trek Machame Route/Whiskey Route Safari Tanzania tour is an adventurous 6 days Kilimanjaro trekking tour in Tanzania, offering you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of climbing to the highest point in Africa, the iconic Uhuru Peak at 5,895m (19,341ft) above sea level.

Your 6 days Kilimanjaro climbing trek safari Tanzania tour takes the tough-but-not-too-tough Machame Route. Machame is the most popular and one of the most beautiful paths up Kilimanjaro. It takes you through humid, tropical rainforest to cool moorland, and onwards to a dry, cold alpine desert. The summit is a dramatic moonscape of snow and shiny volcanic rock left over from the mountain’s historic final eruption.

On this route, you stay in tents and your meals are included. Mount Kilimanjaro hike does not require technical climbing skills but this route demands hiking-level fitness – the average day ranges from 5 to 8 hours of trekking. This 6 days Kilimanjaro hike allows you time to acclimatize and the success rate is fairly high. The trek helps to ensure that you reach the ‘Roof of Africa’ safely, and affordably.

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6 Days Kilimanjaro Climbing Trek Safari Tanzania Tour PRIME SAFARI ACTIVITIES

  • Summit Africa’s highest peak (Uhuru Peak) at 5 895m (19 340ft)
  • Trek past rainforest, moorland, glacial valleys & Alpine desert
  • Enjoy views of Mount Meru, Shira Ridge & Kibo Peak
  • See the spectacular Shira Plateau
  • Sleep in comfortable tents on the mountain
  • Watch the sunrise from Uhuru Peak

6 Days Kilimanjaro Climbing Trek Safari Tanzania Tour SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS

Day 1: Hike from Machame Gate (1,800m) – Machame Camp (3010m).

Day 2: Machame Camp – Shira Camp (3750m)

Day 3: Shira Camp – Lava Tower – Barranco Camp (3,960m).

Day 4: Barranco Camp – Barafu Camp (4,640m)

Day 5: Ascent to Uhuru Peak (5,895m) & Descent to Millennium Camp (3,820m).

Day 6: Descent from Millennium Camp to Mweka Gate (1,640m).

6 Days Kilimanjaro Climbing Trek Safari Tanzania Tour DETAILED SAFARI ITINERARY

Day 1: Machame Gate (1,800m) – Machame Camp (3010m).

On day one of your 6 days Kilimanjaro climbing trek, begin your trek to conquer the continent’s highest mountain: Mount Kilimanjaro.

You will be picked up from your hotel in Arusha and driven about 1½ hours to Kilimanjaro National Park’s Machame gate (1,800m). Here, you get your climbing permit and register with the search and rescue service.

You also be fully briefed, meet your dedicated crew that consists of guides, cooks, and porters, and have all your vital health checks done.

Your health will be monitored every step of the way to ensure you’re acclimatizing correctly to the thinning air. Your porters will carry everything necessary to set up a comfortable camp, including your rucksack.

Today’s hike will take you through the lush rainforest, so trails can be wet and muddy. Keep a look out for colobus monkeys and exotic birds. You end your day at the Machame Camp (3,010m) above the rainforest. Your accommodation will be a spacious pup tent with a 3-inch mattress, pillow, and extra-thermal sleeping bag.

Please note: Since this will be your first day at this altitude, you’re advised to abstain from consuming alcohol and caffeine and drink over 4 liters of bottled water daily (little by little, frequently).

Accommodation: – Machame Camp

Meal Plan: – Lunch & Dinner

Altitude: – Climb 1210 meters

Hiking Time: – 5-6 hours

Difficulty: – Medium

Habitat: – Rainforest

Day 2: Machame Camp – Shira Camp (3750m)

Your day two of the 6 days Kilimanjaro climbing trek starts with an early breakfast at the camp. After breakfast, continue climbing up to the second high-altitude camp, Shira Camp (3,750 m). Leave the Afromontane forest and proceed towards the heather zone, looking out for massive lobelia plants en route.

The Shira Plateau is a spectacular place with geographical features like lava tubes and glacial valleys. Physically speaking, hiking is not very difficult, but you may feel the altitude changes, so pay attention to your body and keep in mind that choosing the proper pace is crucial for successful hiking.

Once you reach the camp, have lunch. After lunch, take some time to rest and then go on an acclimatization hike towards Lava Tower Camp with a 300-meter gain in altitude. Back down at Shira Camp, and enjoy a hot dinner.

Accommodation: – Shira Camp

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Altitude: – Climb 740m

Hiking Time: – 4-5 hours

Difficulty: – Low

Habitat: – Alpine Moorland

Day 3: Shira Camp – Lava Tower – Barranco Camp (3,960m)

As with day two, day three of your 6 days Kilimanjaro climbing trek also involves an acclimatization hike. In fact, one of the most proven ways to acclimatize to increasing altitude is to ‘climb high, and sleep low, which entails trekking to a point above your campsite and then returning to camp to rest.

After breakfast, today, ascend into a barren alpine desert, head up to Lava Tower (4,630 m), and then back down to Barranco Camp (3,960 m). Although is it a long day of hiking, you’ll reap the benefits of hiking high and sleeping low over the next few days. Barranco is well-known for its giant groundsel plants (Dendrosenecio).

In addition, you will witness the famous Barranco Wall, impressive in both its massive size and steepness! The following day you’ll be climbing it, but don’t worry: it features an easy hiking trail.

Accommodation: – Barranco Camp

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Altitude: – Climb 880m, Descend 670m

Hiking Time: – 6-8 hours

Difficulty: – Medium

Habitat: – Alpine Moorland

Day 4: Barranco Camp – Barafu Camp (4,640m)

After an early breakfast on day four of your 6 days Kilimanjaro climbing trek, leave Barranco camp and begin summiting the Barranco glacial wall. Hiking up the wall is not hard and only takes about one hour.

After the climb, you can relax and take photos in front of the Kibo volcano.

Then, take a more difficult trek to Karanga Camp, with many ascents and descents, but, don’t worry: your expert guides will choose an optimal pace for you. After reaching the camp, enjoy a warm lunch. And after a couple of hours, complete your ascent to Barafu Camp (4,640m) and relax. Tonight, have an early hot dinner so that you can rest as much as possible before you tackle the summit.

You may experience a combination of nerves and excitement but it is worth trying to sleep as you have a long night ahead of you in very cold conditions.

Accommodation: – Barafu Camp

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner

Altitude: – 680m

Hiking Time: – 8-10 hours

Difficulty: – High

Habitat: – Alpine desert

Day 5: Ascent to Uhuru Peak (5,895m) & Descent to Millennium Camp (3,820m)

Most efforts to reach the summit of Kilimanjaro’s Uhuru Peak start at midnight.

There are many reasons for this; the loose shale is more stable and easier to walk on when it’s colder; there is a psychological benefit to not seeing how far you have to go, allowing you to focus totally on putting one foot in front of another; and summiting at sunrise allows you to greet a new day at Africa’s highest point.

Your guides will have taught you to hike slowly (‘pole, pole’) and to drink as much as possible because dehydration exacerbates altitude sickness.

Patience and persistence will get you to Stella Point, from where it is a relatively short trek to the world-famous Uhuru, where all those iconic photos are taken. Here, you get to bask in the glory of this magnificent setting and the empowering experience of reaching the “Roof of Africa” on your own two feet.

After taking the photos, descend to Barafu Camp, and after a 2-hour rest continue your descent to Millennium Camp. The higher oxygen levels will make you feel more energetic and exhilarated that you have conquered Kili.

Accommodation: – Millennium Camp

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Altitude: – Climb 1255m, Descend 2,075m

Hiking Time: – 8-12 hours

Difficulty: – High

Habitat: – Arctic

Day 6: Descent from Millennium Camp to Mweka Gate (1,640m)

On day six of your 6 days Kilimanjaro climbing trek safari Tanzania tour, hike downhill to the Mweka Gate: Mweka Gate (1,640 m). Enjoy the lower altitude and the view of the forested slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

The route can be muddy so take care. After your descent the whole group will gather to congratulate you, followed by offering you a chance to share your opinions on the climb in the guestbook.

You receive your trekking certificates: green for reaching Stella Point and gold for reaching Uhuru Peak. Last you’re driven to your hotel in Arusha for a soft bed, electrical lighting, and – often best of all – a hot shower!

Please note: An affordable Tanzania national park safari adventure and/or Zanzibar Beach Holiday can easily be added to your booking as an extension to your Kilimanjaro Hike. Also, extensions to Uganda/Rwanda (for gorilla trekking in Uganda), or parks in Kenya can easily be arranged. Don’t hesitate to contact us for more details

Meal Plan: – Breakfast

Altitude: – Descend 2,180m

Hiking Time: – 4-5 hours

Difficulty: – Low

Habitat: – Rainforest

End of the 6 Days Kilimanjaro Climbing Trek

6 Days Kilimanjaro Climbing Trek Safari Tanzania Tour SAFARI INCLUSIONS

  • Tented accommodation on Kilimanjaro
  • All Kilimanjaro National Park fees.
  • All meals on the hike.
  • All drinks on the hike – coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and water.
  • 4-inch thick and comfortable sleeping mats.
  • All group equipment – dining tent, table, chairs, crockery, and cutlery.
  • Oxygen cylinders and oximeters.
  • GPS-tracking service.
  • Complete medical kits including Diamox.
  • Professional guides licensed by Kilimanjaro National Park.
  • Dedicated support crew – assistant guides, camp master, porters, cooks, etc.
  • Taxes: 18% VAT, 1% TDL and 0.3% Service Levy.

6 Days Kilimanjaro Climbing Trek Safari Tanzania Tour − SAFARI EXCLUSIONS

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides, and service staff,
  • Laundry Services
  • Visa fee
  • Optional Activity fees
  • International flights
  • Airport transfers – can be arranged on request.
  • Accommodation in Arusha – can be arranged on request.
  • Personal gear rentals
  • Lunch and dinner at the hotel – before and after the climb.
  • Portable toilets – if required.
  • Mountaineering insurance.

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