Route- II: 6 Days / 5 Nights
route is regarded as the most scenic of the trails up Kilimanjaro. You
ascend gradually through the forest till you emerge onto the Moorland
of Shira Plateau, from which there are superb views of the Kibo Peak and
the Great Western Breach. Travellers through Machame rout
1: Transfer from your hotel to the Machame gate.From
here you trek through the lush forest to Machame Hut (10,000ft/3000m)
2: Leaving the forest, the path follwos a steep ridge passing through
heather and open moarlands and crossing a ridge to reach shira hut (12,500ft
/ 3,800m) Stay/Camp overnight.
3: Acclimitaztion day at Shira Plateau. The Shira Plateau is very
beatiful withgood views of the Western Glaciers. There are several fine
minor summits to be climbed. dinner and overnight -Shira Hut.
4: After breakfast, a tough walk up steep scree with some esy rocks
scrambling. snow cove makes the scree easier but an ice axe is then required.
Dinner and overnight - Arrow glacier.
5: The start of summit is made in the early hours o the morning for
more than 4.5 hours you climb the stepest glacier to summit (Uhuru Peak).
From here you descend down to Mweka Hut for dinner and overnight.
6: Descend from Mweka hut to the park gate from where you are transfered
back to your hotel
US$ 1350 per person
additional day is US$ 210
The price is inclusive
2 transfers from Moshi
to Machame park gate -return
3 meals per day while trekking - Vegetarian/Non-Vegetarian
6 days Kilimanjaro trek- Machame
5 nights accomodation in camps while trekking Machame
First and Last night accommodation at YMCA/Buffalo hotel Moshi -Bed and
All park entrance fees and government levies
English speaking mountain Guide and assistant guides
Minimum of 3 Porters per client
The Price does not
Gloves, Sun glasses, Sleeping bag, Hats , Rain
suits, Warm Jacket,
Heavy boots, Scarf's, Rain Trousers
Note: All the above
items can be hired at a reasonable price
Summit Gear List
Leather or thermal boots
Gore-Tex, Microtex or K-Tech Trilaminate jacket
Gore-Tex, Microtex or K-Tech pants
Gore-Tex mittens or gloves
Fleece gloves (use as inner for Gore-Tex mittens)
Thermal glove liners (use as inner for Gore-Tex gloves)
Thermal long johns
Sunglasses with UV protection
Kilimanjaro Trekking gear: (Wear between
Rain suit or poncho (mainly used in the rain forest)
Hiking boots or cross trainers
. Day pack
. Short pants
. Tracksuit pants
. Sun hat (peak
caps do not offer enough protection)
. Woolen socks
. Fleece beanie
. Water bottle
Kilimanjaro General gear & equipment
. Walking stick
. Sleeping bag (-10
. Sleeping mat
Kilimanjaro Helpful hints
Drink at least three to four litres of water a day.
. Use water filters and purifying pills to minimize
. Take enough snacks like energy bars, drink mixes,
. Do not move too fast, walk at a slow steady pace.
. Move as lightly as possible, do not carry unnecessary
. All clothing in Duffel bags or backpacks must be protected
with sack-liners to avoid getting wet, especially through the rainforest.
. High factor lip balm and sun block is essential.
. Nausea and headache pills should be kept handy on summit
. Symptoms of altitude sickness can be reduced by using
medication (consult your doctor).
. New boots should be walked-in; this avoids blisters.
. Use a sleeping mat when camping.
. Use a thermal flask on summit night; other water bottles
. Allow camera or video camera to acclimatize; do not
wrap or place them in plastic bags.
. Thermal glove liners allow easier camera handling on
. Use only new camera and headlamp batteries on summit
. Guides and porters will expect tips; confirm amounts
with your tour operator.