7 Days CLIMBING KILIMANJARO - MACHAME ROUTE

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This is probably the most beautiful route up Kilimanjaro. The accommodation on the way up and down is camping (mobile tents) only. This trek is strenuous and may be better suited to more adventurous hikers. Experience the real adventure of climbing the highest stand alone Mountain in Africa.
Pick up from Arusha town or Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer to Moshi town, which is commonly known as the gateway to Mount Kilimanjaro. Half Board accommodation at a Base Hotel in Moshi
Transfer to Machame Gate and begin ascent of Mt. Kilimanjaro via Machame Route. Today you will be transferred to the Machame Gate to begin your climb. Depending on the weather this can be a moderate to very demanding day as the trek winds through a beautifully lush rain forest. Overnight in mountain tents at Machame (3000m.)
A full day as you start early, leaving the forest behind and climb a steep ridge for 3-4 hours. The path then drops into a gorgeous river gorge before you climb more gently up onto the moorland of the Shira Plateau. The Shira Plateau is all that remains of an older volcano that was engulfed when the much larger Kili formed. On clear days the views are absolutely breath-taking: a seemingly endless expanse of multi-colored heath to the gargantuan rim at the end of the plateau where billows of clouds melt down onto the plateau floor. Overnight camping in mountain tents at Shira (3840m).
Today''s 5-6 hours walk across the plateau makes little net elevation, although there are ups and downs throughout the day. We''ll enjoy sightings of the typical Kilimanjaro mountain vegetation and rewarding views of the spectacular Barranco Valley. Overnight camping in mountain tents at Barranco (3950m)
The standard day includes about 6-8 hours of trekking, up the Barranco Wall, then across scree and ridges to the Karanga Valley (4100m) for lunch, before continuing up to Barafu Camp at 4600m. Overnight camping in mountain tents at Barafu
You will rise around 2330hrs and after some tea and biscuits you will shuffle off into the night. You will head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This 8-hour walk to Stella point is for many climbers, mentally and physically, the most challenging on the route. At Stella point (5685m) 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 will normally encounter snow all the way on your 2-hour ascent to Uhuru Peak (5896m). Despite the actual distance of the trek not being too far the progress is slow - there is less than half the oxygen than at sea level! Uhuru Peak provides a unique reward and usually a plethora of emotions. If your progress has been good you can watch the sunrise from the rooftop of Africa! Most people then start returning quite soon after sunrise as the return journey today is quite long. Take a brief respite at Barafu Camp before descending all the way down to Mweka Camp at 3100m. Overnight at Mweka Camp
After breakfast descend through the lower heath section that quickly turns into rainforest. Your time on Kilimanjaro ends at Kibololoni Gate where you will be met and transferred back to a Base Hotel in Moshi for dinner and overnight - End of our Safari

Tour Includes

- Transport from Kilimanjaro Airport or Arusha to the base hotel and to the Mountain gate. - Park fees. - Fees of national park approved guide and porters. - Food on the mountain (B/L/D). - Drinking water and soft drinks. - Experienced cooks, guides and porters. - 2 Nights hotel in Moshi HB (B/A the climb) Hotel depending on availability.

Tour Does Not Include

- Tips.. - Visas. - Airline tickets.. - Airport transfers.. - Airport taxes.. - Laundry.. - Insurances.. - Items of a personal nature.. - Beverages other than mineral water.. - Mountain gear.

Park View Inn

Sal Salinero Hotel

Kibo Palace

Ilboru Lodge

Contract variations The contractual rates mentioned in this agreement are subject to change without prior notice; however, every effort will be made to maintain them. In the event of a change in Government Taxes or Levies affecting the rates mentioned herein, We reserves the right to pass on any increases to the Tour Operator or a client. Payment Policy A deposit of 50% is required at the time of booking. The balance is due 45 days before commencement of the tour program. If the reservation is made within 45 days of departure the whole amount must be paid at the time of confirmation. Children Policy: Children between the age of 3 and 12years Pays 60% of the adult rate if sharing a room with two adults Pays 80% of the adult rate if sharing a room with another child Pays 100% of the adult rates if sharing a room with one adult No discount on Holiday and other supplements Cancellation Policy All cancellations must be received in writing. As all suppliers charge cancellation fees, they are in turn passed on to us. Reservations that are cancelled, reduced in length of stay or reduced in number of occupancy are subject to cancellation and no-show fees. Following is the scale for cancellation charges: • 35% if cancelled between 60 and 45days prior to arrival • 50% if cancelled between 44 and 15 days prior to arrival. • 100% if cancelled within 14 days or in the case of a ‘No Show’ Itinerary Changes: Although every effort is made to adhere to schedules, it should be noted that the hoteliers in Tanzania may be obliged to occasionally change routes on safaris as dictated by changing conditions. Such conditions may be brought about by seasonal rainfall on bush tracks, airfields and in game areas, by game migrations from one region to another, or airline or other booking problems, etc. We will communicate with you for such itinerary or accommodation changes NOTE:- Please note that some bookings might straddle between two seasons making the shown seasonal quotations on accommodation NOT APPLICABLE. In such cases, please contact us for TAILOR-MADE QUOTATIONS cutting across seasons.

CLIMBING ESSENTIALS & PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS Before you arrive, We arranges for all guides, porters, Park fees, huts or camping, and all food necessary for your climb. The day before you climb you will usually arrive at Hotel for dinner and overnight, as well as a full briefing by our skilled & experienced staffs. Physical Fitness Preparation Embarking on Kilimanjaro trek is a challenging and serious activity which requires a good level of physical fitness, stamina, and realistic awareness of risk posed by high altitudes. We strongly recommend that you should do plenty of exercise at least fourteen weeks before your trek. On your physical fitness preparations please consider the followings; 1. Medical Checkup You must have a physical checkup for overall fitness before your preparation for Kilimanjaro trek and do it continuously at least 2 times up to one week before your climb. 2. Gym We advise a gym program for eight weeks before your climb. Gym program may include, • Stretching and warm up • Leg development aerobics (cycling) • Leg combination (squats and leg presses) • Thighs isolation (leg extensions and leg curts) • Lower legs isolations (calf raises and pulls) • Lower back combination (Hyper extensions & Good Morning exercise) • Abdominal (crunches and Leg raises) • Stairs master as well as stretching and cool down NOTE Before your do the above seek the approval from your medical doctor. But again always ask the local gymnasium instructor to shows you how to perform each exercise correctly and safely. 3. Walking Program We advise a walking program which include uphill (3-4 km per hour), down hills (4-7 km per hour), and flat terrain (4.5 km per hour). Make sure you warm up and stretch at least before for 10 minutes before you start your walk. ESSENTIALS 1. Travel Documents • Valid passport and visa • Airline ticket • International health card with immunizations (Yellow fever) • Travel insurance • Medical insurance • US$ cash / Travelers Checks / Credit Card 2. Essential Items • Duffel bag - large enough for all climbing gear and clothing. To be carried by the porters. An extra bag to be left at the hotel with extra gear • Small luggage lock - to lock zippers • Day backpack. Large enough to carry your water, camera, raincoat, lunch pack, snacks & warm clothing • Sleeping bag • Ski-pole / walking stick • Water bottle / containers • Kilimanjaro map (Can be bought at the hotel) 3. High Altitude & Hiking Gear • Waterproof, breathable & windproof jacket • Waterproof, breathable & windproof pants (outer wear) • Polar fleece (middle layer) • Thermal underwear (under layers) • Mittens or warm gloves • Glove liners (if necessary) • One pair thermal (polertex) socks • Balaclava • Gaiters • Thermal water flask • Shorts • Hiking pants • Regular underwear • T-shirts • Raincoat or Poncho 4. Essentials for Footwear • Water resistant semi-stiff hiking boots - mid weight boots work great • Shoes for overnight camps. For example sneakers, running shoes. • Socks - several pairs for the climb • Liner socks - to keep your feet dry and limit the risk of blisters 5. Equipment’s • Sun hat or similar (with a brim) • Water bottles - two or three (total capacity at least 4 liters) • Head lamp, good strong one with spare batteries and an extra light bulb • Water purification tablets • Sunglasses, good quality dark lenses for the climb, with a securing strap • Flashlight (torch) with spare batteries • Personal Items • Toilet kit (soap, tooth brush, toilet articles, wet wipes, etc.) • Towel • Sun screen and lip protection, SPF 30+ • Ziploc bags, to protect camera, binoculars, etc. from dust • Toilet paper • Money belt for passport and valuables • Camera, extra lenses and film (ASA 200 film recommended) • Binoculars • Powdered sports drinks for the climb (ex. Game or Isotonic drinks) • Pocket knife • Notebook & pencil • Plastic bags to keep clothing dry (masking tape) • Energy snacks and sweets • Video camera, tapes, battery packs and tri-pod (optional) 6. Medical and First Aid Supplies • Headache tablets • Altitude sickness-Diamox (as recommended by your doctor) • Diarrhea - Imodium • Nausea - Valoid • Malaria - Prophylaxis • Water purification tablets • Painkillers • Muscular sprains • Abrasions blisters and cuts - Plaster, bandages • Antiseptic cream - Betadine • Flu and colds • Eye drops • Insect repellent THINGS TO NOTE Precaution regarding altitude sickness medicine we strongly recommend to follow advice from your doctor Health Requirements Yellow Fever Inoculation is necessary and must be done no later than 10 days prior to departure, (If you had previous Liver disorders you must consult your physician first). Your International Vaccination Certificate must be taken with you. Anti-Malaria tablets are also necessary Please consult your pharmacist or physician. Hire of Equipment Certain items of equipment may be available for hire at our Hotel, in Moshi. Extra Day you may wish to spend an extra day at Horombo on the Marangu route, or Shira on the Machame route, in order to acclimatize more fully, although this may not always be possible during the busiest climbing periods. Gratuities we are often asked about gratuities – they are, of course, always at your discretion. Please let us know if your guide or his porters press you for tips as they have all been forbidden to do this. Visas Visas are required for all passport holders. Your passport should be valid for minimum 6 months after return date from Tanzania, and have ample pages for visas. Travel Insurance we strongly recommend that you take out Travel Insurance, to cover your Medical Costs during the Kilimanjaro Climb.

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