MACHAME ROUTE, 7 DAYS

DAY 1-Drive to Machame Gate

Drive to machame gate starts after breakfast (1800m), after park formalities the trek’s continue to a steeping trails which leads to natural rain forest on a clearing ridge to machame camp (3000 m, 5hrs).

Day 2-Trekking up on a moorland ridge

The trekking continues up on a moorland ridge through the giant heathers though it is gradually becomes very rocky before leveling out on shira plateau ( 3840m, 4-5hrs).

Day 3-Proceed Climbing up Wards on a Rocky path

After breakfast proceed climbing up wards on a rocky path which leads east towards lava tower impressive views of Breach wall precipices, shortly further beyond the trek’s descends to Barranco campsite (3950m, 4-5 hrs).

DAY 4-Climb to the top of the Great Barranco

Scramble easily to the top of the Great Barranco and then a traverse over screes and ridges to the Karanga Valley campsite (4000m. 3hrs), beneath the icefalls of the Southern Glaciers.

DAY 5-The Ridge to Barafu Hut

The trail goes a head and ascends to the ridge to Barafu Hut an airy location with little vegetation (4600m.3hrs).

DAY 6-The Striving to the summit starts

The striving to the summit starts just after the midnight which allows you to be on the Summit by sunrise then ascent to the screes which leads to Stella Point (5725m. 6hrs). From here a further 40mins. Leads you to Uhuru Peak the SUMMIT 5895M. Descend to Barafu Hut for a rest and brunch before continuing down to Mweka Hut at 3100m, (11-14 hrs walking time).

DAY 7-Descent Through the Beautiful Forest

Start your 3- hrs descent through the beautiful forest which brings you to Mweka Park Gate. Drive back to Moshi at Kindoroko Hotel (B&B).