Mt. Kilimanjaro Machame Day-1; Machame Gate to Machame Camp

6-days Mt. Kilimanjaro Machame route Solo Hike in Tanzania
July 14 to July 21, 2014

Crossborder Shuttle Bus Travel between Kenya and Tanzania (Namanga)

The day starts early with a briefing, followed by breakfast a 1hr 45-minute drive from Arusha to Machame village (1,800m). Total distance to be covered is 8kms in duration of 4 hours.The guides and porters prepare and pack the supplies and your equipment in the village. You get a lunch pack and you can also buy mineral water in the village. Depending on the condition of the road, it is possible to drive from the village to the Machame gate, but if not, the muddy 3 km walk will take about 1 hour to complete. After registering at the gate office, you start your ascent and enter the rain forest almost immediately. In most occasions, it rains turning the trails to muddy and slippery experience. You will have a welcome lunch stop about half way and will reach the Machame camping area in the late afternoon. Your porters who in most cases are faster will have pitched your tent on your arrival. In the evening the porters will boil drinking and washing water and the cook will prepare dinner, before you retire to your tent for the night. Night temperatures can sometimes drop to freezing point at this campsite.

DAY 1: MACHAME GATE (1,800m) TO MACHAME CAMP (3,000m) Rainforest trail (4-5hrs)
0815H    ETD Arusha Center Inn (bed & breakfast)
1030H    ETA Machame Gate (registration & porters weighing)
1300H    Trek Start (1,800m)
1400H    Pack Lunch eat along the trail
1800H    ETA Machame Camp (3,000m) (registration)
2000H    Camp dinner and sleep

SUMMARY: 4 hours & 45 minutes hiking at 8km distance on 1,200m altitude gain

Mt. Kilimanjaro Machame Day-1; Machame Gate to Machame Camp (rainforest trail)

Mt. Kilimanjaro Machame Day-1; Machame Gate to Machame Camp (the gate)

Mt. Kilimanjaro Machame Day-1; Machame Gate to Machame Camp (porters weighing lane)

Mt. Kilimanjaro Machame Day-1; Machame Gate to Machame Camp (starting point)

Mt. Kilimanjaro Machame Day-1; Machame Gate to Machame Camp (rainforest trail)

Mt. Kilimanjaro Machame Day-1; Machame Gate to Machame Camp (rainforest trail)

Mt. Kilimanjaro Machame Day-1; Machame Gate to Machame Camp (lunch area)

Mt. Kilimanjaro Machame Day-1; Machame Gate to Machame Camp (toilet)

Mt. Kilimanjaro Machame Day-1; Machame Gate to Machame Camp (the camp)

Mt. Kilimanjaro Machame Day-1; Machame Gate to Machame Camp (registration office at camp)

Mt. Kilimanjaro Machame Day-1; Machame Gate to Machame Camp (camp tent)

Mt. Kilimanjaro Machame Day-1; Machame Gate to Machame Camp (dinner)


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