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Climb The Roof of Africa – 7 Days Machame Route



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Day 1: Pick up from Lodge/Hotel – Machame Gate 1840m – Machame Hut – 9kms – 6 to7hrs – Altitude gain 1140mTo Machame Hut, 3000m. After a transfer to the park gate, a 7 hour walk through the forest takes you to Machame Hut. You camp throughout the climb, and your crew will take good care of you, erect and dismantle the camp, and provide you with tasty, filling food. Full board. Day 2: Machame Hut 2980m — Shira Cave – 7kms – 5 to 6hrs – Altitude gain 890mTo Shira Cave, 3800m. An initial steep climb followed by a gentle incline. After lunch a descent and ascent brings you to the camp. Walking time approx. 5 hours. Full board. Day 3: Shira Hut 3840m — Barranco Camp – 10kms – 6 to 7hrs – Altitude gain 700m down 600mTo Barranco Wall, 3900m. Today you climb slowly for some 5kms. This is a fairly strenuous day as the altitude begins to tell. Walking time approx. 8 hours. Full board. Day 4: Barranco Camp 3950m — Karanga Valley Camp – 6kms – 3 to 4hrs – gain 250m down 250mTo Karanga Valley Camp 3930m. Today you climb to Barranco Wall 1hr and view Arrow Glacier then walking down Karranga Valley 2hrs and overnight on top of the Valley. Full board Day 5: Karanga Camp 3930m — Barafu Camp 4kms – 3 to 4hrs – gain 650mTo Barafu Camp, 4600m. Climb Karanga Valley to Barafu. Full board. Day 6: Barafu Hut 4600m — UHURU PEAK 5895m — Millennium Camp 19kms – 12 to 14hrs – Alt. gain 1295m down 2105mBarafu to Uhuru, 5895m, then descend to Mweka, 3100m. You will wake at about midnight for the torchlight climb to Stella Point, approx. 7 hours with rest stops, and finally to the highest point, Uhuru Peak with fantastic views of glaciers and plains far below. Descend to Mweka or High Camp, arriving late afternoon. Full board. Day 7: Millennium Camp — Mweka Gate – 10kms – 5hrs – descend 1050m – Transfer to The Hotel To Moshi.A descent of some 4 hours takes you to Mweka Village where you are met and transferred back to the Keys Hotel. Full board


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