JTS Tours Kenya

JTS090 – 8 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Climb, Machame Route

Day 1. Moshi.
Depart Arusha for Moshi for acclimatization, overnight at a Moshi hotel.

Day 2. Machame Hut.
Drive to Machame village, the climb begins at the end of the tarmac road. Walk through shambas then forests to the Machame Hut, (3000m,6hours).

Day 3. Shira Hut.
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,5hours).

Day 4. Baranco Hut.
Continue east towards the Lava tower. Shortly after this, you descend to Baranco Hut,(3940m,4hours).

Day 5. Barafu Hut.
A short scramble to the top of the great Baranco and then a traverse overscree and a ridge to the Karanga valley 4000m,3hours,Beneath the icefalls of the Heim, Kersten and Decken Glaciers, After climbing out of the Karanga valley the trail ascends a ridge to the Barafu Hut. A Bleak location with little vegetation at 4600m, 3hours walking.

Day 6. Barafu Hut.
An early start for the ascend to the rim of the Kibo Crater between the Rebmann and Ratzel Glaciers-4hours, the last section before the rim can sometimes be snow-covered and an Ice-axe or Ski-stick is useful for balance. From here a further hour leads you to Uhuru Peak, from where there are often fine views of Mt. Meru to the west and the jagged peak of Mawenzi to the east. Descend to the Barafu Hut in the giant heather zone on the forest edge, those with energy on the summit may wish to descend to the Reutsh crater and visit the dramatic Ice pinnacles of the eastern Ice fields.

Day 7.
A 3 to 4 hour descend through beautiful forest brings you to the Park gate and your transport will be there waiting to take you back to the campsite

Day 8. Arusha. Depart your campsite after breakfast and proceed to Arusha for overnight.


Tour Price Includes:

  • Full board accommodation whilst on safari.
  • Meal plan as described, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner.
  • Accommodation in double/twin/triple room sharing.
  • All park entrance fees to include government taxes and service of an English speaking professional driver/guide.
  • Game drives as detailed in the itinerary.
  • Exclusive transport in a safari tour bus 4 x 4 or 4×4 Toyota Jeep with a game viewing roof hatch and UHF radio.
  • Recommended Mineral Water while on safari

Things you need to budget for. The price does not include:

  • Tips
  • Laundry
  • Drinks
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Christmas and Easter Supplements
JTS090 - 8 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Climb, Machame Route
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