TREKKING FROM MACHAME GATES TO MACHAME CAMP
Ascending to the Machame camp whereby the guide and a mountain support crew can reach the building within the morning so as to fulfill you with a fast/ short briefing to inform you about the trek, after which you will travel by vehicle to Kilimanjaro National Park’s entrance: Machame Gate (1,800 m).
After the fast formality of feat ascension permits and registering with the search and rescue service, the group will start trekking up to Machame Camp (3,010 m).
The trekking route includes passage through the rain forest so we recommend you take not only spare clothes but also your raincoats due the weather.
This will be your first day at this altitude, so it is strongly recommended you heed the following instructions from this point on:
– Abstain from consuming alcohol and caffeine
– we advise you to consume over four liters of drinking water daily (it can be frequently, or from time to time)
– Take a Diamox pill to help prevent symptoms of altitude sickness. Mostly climbers usually take Diamox in the early morning, before they start their ascent, in order to reduce discomfort associated with altitude sickness.
We advise you to consult your doctor before the trip just in case of allergies.
At night you will expertise/ experience certain discomfort related to adjustment to the high altitude of the area: as a result of a discount in your waking respiration pattern, your body gets less chemical element than throughout the day.
Taking altitude into consideration, you will thus begin feeling sick and have a headache.
Kindly Pay attention to your own body and tell your guide if you begin feeling any symptoms of sickness.
TREKKING FROM MANDARA HUT TO HOROMBO HUT
After breakfast, you may begin trekking up to the second high-altitude camp, Shira Camp (3,845 m).
At the present time you may be able to see gorgeous views of the Shira tableland set to come in front of you. Physically speaking, the trekking is not very difficult, but you may feel the changes in altitude, so pay attention to your body and remember that choosing the proper pace is extremely important for good trekking.
When you reach the camp, you will have lunch and some rest, after which the group will go on an acclimatization hike towards Lava Tower Camp with a 300-meter gain in altitude. Back down at Shira Camp, you may be served a hot dinner.
Note: The acclimatization hike is an easy trek with a slight gain in altitude done in order to speed up the acclimatization process. You should take the acclimatization hikes very seriously.
They help increase your possibilities of success summiting mountain peak and prevent from the results of dizziness.
TREKKING FROM SHIRA CAMP TO THE VOLCANO ROCK TOWER AND DESCENT TO BARRANCO CAMP
After your morning breakfast, you’ll leave Shira Camp (3,845 m) and start your way to the key point of the route: Lava Tower (4,630 m).
This part of Machame route features a heap of ascents and descents that finish during a camp at over 4,600 meters. Its steep may be very difficult, and you may feel some discomfort and dizziness, but in order to successfully acclimate/ trek to the altitude you will have to spend at least 1-2 hours here, so this is where you will take your lunch and have a short break rest. Then you will descend to Barranco Camp (3,960 m). Here you’ll see the so-called Barranco Wall, spectacular in each its large size and steepness!
Next day you’ll be ascension it, but don’t worry: it features a very simple hiking trail.
Note: If one or additional participants fall sick, the group may refrain from passing the Lava Tower and adjust the route, following instead the road for porters.
In this case you’ll not reach associate degree altitude of four,630 meters, obtaining up solely to most of four,400 meters.
TREKKING FROM BARRANCO CAMP TO BARAFU CAMP
An early morning wakeup is necessary in order to leave the camp to avoid crowds of other trekkers that will ascend on the same day, you will have breakfast and the start of summiting to Barranco Wall.
Hiking up to the gorge wall isn’t troublesome associate degreed solely takes around an hour.
After the climb, you’ll have a rest and take photos ahead of the Kibo volcano.
Then you begin a tougher hike to Karanga Camp, that options varied ascents and descents throughout the route, also our guides are excellent experts at selecting an optimal
pace for the group.
After reaching the camp you’ll be offered an incredible lunch.
After a handful of hours, you’ll get to complete ascend to Barafu Camp (4,640 m) wherever you’ll be served a hot dinner.
It is higher to pay the rest of the day resting and sleeping before night summiting.
ASCENT TO UHURU PEAK AND DESCENT TO MILLENNIUM CAMP
You will depart from Barafu Camp (4,640 m) at night and then start summiting Kilimanjaro: Uhuru Peak (5,895 m).
Normally the climb is comparatively easy and very simple; but, the only challenging part is the high altitude. Each pair of climbers will be given a personal guide all along in order to monitor your physical and mental conditions. After your prosperous ascent to Uhuru Peak, you can descend to the nearest glacier upon your wish. Then you’ll come to Barafu Camp and when a 2-hour rest continue your descent to Millennium Camp (3,820 m).
Note: 90% of all accidents that tend to occur throughout the descent, including all broken arms and legs. Your feet and toenails have a high risk of getting damaged.
DESCENT FROM MILLENNIUM CAMP TO MWEKA GATE
The camp is situated in a tropical rainforest.
When you come to life, you will feel relief from the reduction of the height and the satisfaction of reaching the summit.
After a heat breakfast, you’ll head for the park’s exit: Mweka Gate (1,650 m).
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. Lastly, we will present you with your commemorative certificates in our office and provide you a transfer back to the hotel.
Machame conjointly named as booze route is one in every of the foremost in style ones on Mount Kilimanjaro, however within the same time thought-about a tough route.
We would recommend it to experienced climbers that have already been acclimatized before and physically fit.
Starting within the woodland at (1850 meters), the trail goes through all the climate zones of Kilimanjaro, providing you a good acclimatization due to smooth elevation gain combined with the daily changing equatorial wonderful landscapes. Although it is important to note that some parts of this route can be quite steep.
In case you are planning to climb in rainy season (November, April and May), the path can be eroded on Machame, which will make your hike even more difficult.
End of Machame Route