Wakuwaku Adventures - Masai Mara Camping Safari Kenya

7 Days – Mount Kilimanjaro Climb – Machame route

After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge passing the Barranco Wall, to the Karanga Valley campsite.

Day 5 Barranco Camp - Barafu Camp
Elevation (m): 3860m to 4600m
Distance: 13km
Hiking Time: 8 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert
After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge up the Barranco Wall, through the Karanga Valley (lunch at 4200m / 13,779 ft), and the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the Barafu Hut. You have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest, enjoy dinner, and prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are to be seen from this position.

Day 6 Barafu Camp- Summit(Uhuru peak 5895m) - Mweka Hut
Elevation (m): 4600m to 5895m to 3100m
Distance: 7km ascent / 23km descent
Hiking Time:6- 8 hours ascent / 7-8 hours descent
Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit
Very early in the morning (midnight to 2am), we continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. You head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. At Stella Point (5685m / 18,652 ft), you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see (weather permitting).From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all they way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. At Uhuru Peak, you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. Faster hikers will see the sunrise from the summit. It can be very cold at night at these elevations, but it will be quite warm by the end of the hiking day. You will want clothing for both extremes with you. From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for lunch. You will want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon.

Day 7 Mweka Camp – Arusha
Elevation (m): 3100m to 1830m
Distance: 15 km
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Forest
After breakfast, we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).From the gate, continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet you at Mweka village to drive you back to hotel in Arusha.To advise further travel destinations.

Package cost :
INCLUDED

        Transport to & from the mountain ex Nairobi (Shuttle Bus)
        Accommodation at  Arusha Hotel BB (2nights)
        Porters, Guide & Cooks Fee
        Three meals a day whilst on the mountain
         Accommodation in the mountain (Tents)
        Camping fees
         All park entry fees
         Certificate of achievement


    NOT INCLUDED

        Tipping to the guide & porters, cooks
        Personal climbing gear - clothing’s & rucksack
        Personal travel insurance
        Beverages & mineral water
        Items of personal nature.


    MOUNTAIN GEAR CHECK-LIST

         A Racksack For Your Equipments - To Be Carried By Porters
        Sleeping Bag [Mountain Type], Day Pack – For Your Personal Items
         Hiking, Climbing Boots ,Camp Shoes, Trainers Not Sandals
        Socks. 2 Thin Polypro Type For Quick Drying, 4 Thick Wind Pants, Wind shirts
        High Gaiters, Warm Pants [Fleece], Jacket Or Pullover, 1 Rain Parka
        2 Underwears,1 Hiking Shirt, Long Sleeve, 1 Bandanna
        1 Warm Hat, 1 Hiking Shorts, Pants ,Balaclava, Fleece Neck Warmer
        Headlamp, Bulb, Batteries, First Aid Kit, Pocketknife ,Sunglasses, Snow
        Goggles ,Water Purification Tablets
        Toiletry Item, Plus Sunblock, Lipsalve And Moisturizer
        Walking Stick.

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