Machame Route

Trip Information

This is a Mountain Climbing; it is the opportunity to get on the roof top of Africa, 5895m above sea level. Mt. Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa located on the North East of Tanzania, covered by permanent snow. There are several routes to get up to the summit; common routes are MARANGU ROUTE AND MACHAME ROUTE.

** The best months for climbing are January, February, March and September as they are the warmest months and almost clear of clouds, though one could easily succeed throughout the year. April and beginning of May could get heavy rain or snow. The temperatures will still be up, but massive clouds will block visibility, on top it might snow and heavy rains occur on the lower slopes of Kilimanjaro.

June to August (though colder), and November/December (could be wetter); through September and October it gets steadily warmer. October is particularly good if you want little or no rain, mild weather and few people on the mountain.

January to March is the warmest months, almost clear of clouds except of occasional brief rain showers, followed by the main rainy season during April & May.

However, we always stress that the main reason to climb Kilimanjaro is to have a safe and enjoyable time. Reaching the summit is a bonus, but should never be seen as the aim of the climb.

Itinerary



ParisDAY OO: ARRIVAL DAY

DAY OO: ARRIVAL DAY Pick up from Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer to Arusha town for …
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New YorkDAY 01: MACHAME GATE TO MACHAME.

DAY 01: Machame Gate to Machame Camp Elevation (m): 1830m to ..
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San FranciscoDAY 02: MACHAME CAMP TO SHIRA

DAY 02: Machame Camp to Shira Camp Elevation (m): 3100m to 3840m Elevation (ft): 10,200ft to
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San FranciscoDAY 03: SHIRA CAMP TO LAVA…

DAY 03: Shira Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp Elevation (m): 3840m to 4630m to 3860m Elevation (…
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San FranciscoOPTIONAL DAY (7-DAYS TREK): BARRANCO CAMP

OPTIONAL DAY (7-days trek): Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp Elevation (m):
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San FranciscoDAY 04: BARRANCO CAMP TO BARAFU

DAY 04: Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp Elevation (m): 3860m to 4600m
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San FranciscoDAY 05: BARAFU CAMP TO SUMMIT

DAY 05: Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Hut Elevation (m): 4600m to 5895m (and down to 3100m) El…
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