6 Days Machame Route Charity Tour

MACHAME ROUTE

Overview

This is an attempt to climb Mount Kilimanjaro via Machame route. It’s a beautiful, the most popular and busiest route overall. It allows you to experience the southwest and south east side of the mountain since you go up one way and down another. This is also referred to as the “Whisky Route” better suited to more adventurous hikers.

We have many years experience in delivering this challenge. Over the years hundreds of people have completed the event with us. We will be delighted to help you with yours, if you want to do this challenge but think that you might benefit in both doing adventure to Tanzania as well as supporting education to vulnerable children.

Depending with the amount donated 25% will be allocated to students needs and 75% will pay the costs required for the tour. The travel will include both group charity tour and solo traveler; all tours will be held throughout the year with consideration of best time (season) to travel and budget.

CHARITY INFORMATION

How to take part for Charity
To do this challenge for a charity there is a non-refundable registration fee, payable to Habari Foundation at the time of booking.  You can then choose between the two different options below:

Self-Funding
Pay a registration fee at the time of booking then the balance you can pay in cash after arrival to Tanzania. With the self-funding option, you personally cover the full cost of the challenge.  This option means that there is no minimum sponsorship target due, but we encourage you to raise as much money as you can for the charity.

Minimum Sponsorship Pledge
Pay a registration fee at the time of booking and confirm with your charity their minimum fundraising requirements for the balance.  This will typically be double the cost of the adventure, less the registration fee.  With the minimum sponsorship pledge option, you must submit 80% of your fundraising target to the charity 2 weeks before the departure date.

ITINERAY

Arrive in Tanzania (Kilimanjaro International Airport)

After arrival to Tanzania you will have to spend some days / a day in Moshi, whereby first of all we start to visit our children in schools and their families as well. You can gather all informations about their life styles and sharing ideas as well. If you will be interested to do some volunteering work there will be appreciated also. Afterwards we can start a new challenge of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and itinerary stated as follows:

 Day 1: Machame Gate (1800 m) to Machame Camp (2835 m)

Hiking time: 7 hours

Distance covered: 11 km

Habitat: Montane forest

Meal: breakfast, lunch and dinner included

After breakfast you will be picked up at the hotel around 8:00 am and transferred to Machame gate. On the way you will see coffee and banana plantations grown by Chagga people. After arriving at Machame gate you will go through some park formalities such as registration then you will start your Mount Kilimanjaro climbing at the Machame gate. Your first day hike is through a tropical rain forest up to Machame camp (2835 m). On the route you will have a picnic lunch. Overnight at Machame camp.

Day 2: Machame Camp (2835 m) to Shira Cave Camp (3750 m)

Approx. hiking time: 3 hours

Distance covered: 5 km

Habitat: Moorland

Meal: breakfast, lunch and dinner included

You start to hike around 8:00 am. You will climb an hour to the top of the forest and then 1 hour at a gentler gradient through the moorland zone. After a short lunch (snacks) and break, you continue up a rocky ridge, the Shira plateau. At this point you will be able to see an eastern direction, the western breach with its stunning glacier. Overnight at Shira Campsite (3750 m).

Day 3: Shira Cave Camp (3750 m) to Baranco camp (3900 m)

Approx. hiking time: 6 hours

Distance covered: 10 km

Habitat: Alpine desert

Meal: breakfast, lunch and dinner included

To take advantage of acclimatization, we will hike to high altitude and then descend to a lower altitude. The trek will take us into alpine desert up to lava tower (4600 m) before descending to Baranco Camp (3900 m). This descent to Barranco Camp takes about 3 hours and offers great opportunities to take some beautiful pictures of the Western Breach and Barranco wall. The campsite is situated in a valley below the Barranco wall which should provide you a memorable sunset while waiting for dinner. Overnight at Barranco Camp (3900 m).

Day 4: Barranco Camp (3900 m) to Karanga Camp (4000m)

Approx. hiking time: 4 hours

Distance covered: 6 km

Habitat: Alpine desert

Meal: breakfast, lunch and dinner included

After breakfast we continue up a steep ridge to the great Barranco wall, then you climb this imposing obstacle which turn to be easier than it looks. Topping out just below the item 6 lacer you can now appreciate just how beautiful Kilimanjaro really is. With Kibo glaciers soaring overhead, you descend into the lush Karanga Valley camp site. From the camp you can look east and see the jugged peaks of Mawenzi. After a hot lunch in camp, your afternoon is at leisure for resting. This short day is very important for you acclimatization since your summit push is about to start.

Day 5: Karanga Camp (4000 m) to Barafu Camp (4640m)

Approx. hiking time: 3 hours

Distance covered: 4 km

Habitat: Alpine desert

Meal: breakfast, lunch and dinner included

After breakfast you will start hiking to Barafu Camp (4640 m). On the way you will have a good view of the Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. After arriving at the campsite we have lunch and a long rest waiting for long-night and a day ahead. Dinner will be early and then try to get some sleep as we will be getting up around midnight to start climb to the summit

Day 6:Barafu Camp (4637 m) to UHURU PEAK (5895m) then down to Millennium Camp                (3950 m)

Approx. hiking time: 12-15 hours

Distance covered: 15 km

Meal: breakfast, lunch and dinner included

We will wake up very early, at around 00:00, some light tea with cookies will be ready for you. We will climb scree for 4 to 5 hours but gain incredible height over a short distance. The view is spectacular. We should be on the crater rim at Stella point (5756 m) as the first rays of the sun hit us. Then it will take us 1 hour form Stella point to Uhuru peak (5895 m) were you take some photos for a few minutes before we start descending to Barafu Camp for lunch and some rest, and then walk down to Millennium Camp (3950 m) for dinner and overnight.

Day 7: Millennium Camp (3950m) to Mweka Gate (1630m)

Approx. hiking time: 5 hours

Distance covered: 14 km

Habitat: Montane Forest

Meal: breakfast and lunch included

After breakfast you continue the final descend, it’s a couple of hours further now from Millennium Campsite to Mweka Gate, where you will collect your certificates. After complete park formalities and receiving the certificates, a private car will take you back to your hotel where you can have a warm shower. It’s definitely time to celebrate!

END OF TOUR

PRICING

Prices (quoted in USD/per person)

MACHAME ROUTE

GROUP SIZE

PRICE PER PERSON

1 person

$ 2,100/person

2-4 people

$ 1,800/person

5 & Above

$ 1,600/person

 

Included in the price:

  • 25% Donation.
  • All accommodation
  • Environmental responsibility
  • National park fees
  • 18% VAT on tour fees and services
  • All huts accommodations
  • Camping fees.
  • Transport
  • Rescue fees
  • All needs on the mountain (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Guides and porters’ accommodations and their entry fees on the mountain
  • Pulse oximeter
  • First aid kit
  • Emergence oxygen
  • Sleeping bags
  • Katady filtered water through the trek
  • Fair wages to guides and porters as approved by Kilimanjaro National Park authority

Not included

  • Flights
  • Visa
  • Tips to mountain crew
  • Items of personal natur

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