7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS – Western Breach Machame – With an ovenight at the Crater Floor

7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS – Western Breach Machame – With an ovenight at the Crater Floor

It was very unfortunately to lose some of few people during the Mount Kilimanjaro trekking using the Western Breach path to the Roof to of Africa. The cause was the landslide which brought about covering summiteers that had hides themselves inside the caves. For this reason we highly recommend people not use the caves for any purposes will in Kilimanjaro. Today the route (path) is opened and allows again alpiners to explore the most adventurous route on Kilimanjaro.

Day One: This is arrival day whereby you will be transferred from Kilimanjaro International Airport to the hotel in Moshi – Kilimanjaro for late dinner and overnight.

Day Two: After breakfast we will pick you up from your hotel to after we have brief you about daily routine during your trek and thereafter we depart for Machame Gate for completing the all necessary registration formalities at Mount Kilimanjaro National Park – Machame gate. Begin trekking through the rain forests on a winding trail, to the Machame hut 3000m. Dinner and overnight camping in mountain tents at Machame hut.

Day Three: Early morning after breakfast we leave the glades of the rain forest and continue on an ascending path, crossing a little valley and walking along a steep rocky ridge covered with heather. The route then turns west onto a river gorge at 3658 m. Dinner and overnight camping in mountain tents at Shira Hut campsite 3800 m.

Day Four: In the morning after breakfast takes we will leave the moorland behind and continue up a rocky path through typical Kilimanjaro mountain vegetation of Senecios and Lobelia. From Lava Tower the views up towards Kibo, of the Western Breach, are fantastic. Camping in mountain tents at Lava Tower Hut at 4600 m.

Day Five: Early morning after breakfast we climb the slope behind the hut, through cliffs of rock forming the arrow glacier. We camp in mountain tents at the ruins of Arrow Glacier Hut at 4900 m.

Day Six: We leave Arrow Glacier and begin the climb up through the Western Breach until we reach a ridge like a staircase and scramble up onto the crater floor. Whilst the climb is non-technical, the altitude combined with the incline will be a significant barrier to pace. It takes about 6 hours to reach the crater floor. Accommodation in mountain tents at Crater Camp at 5700 m.

Day Seven: Early midnight trek to Stella point (5745 m) after a cup of hot chocolate, coffee or tea on the way to the Summit, the Uhuru Peak. This part of the climb takes about 7 hours. You have now reached the highest point in Africa 5896 m. From the summit descend to Mweka hut campsite 3000 m for dinner and overnight camping.

Day Eight: Early morning after breakfast the day is spent descending to the Mweka park gates, at the gate you will be awarded a certificate of competence by Kilimanjaro National Park Authority for successful reach Uhuru Peak. Thereafter you will be transferred to your hotel in Moshi for hot lunch total rest and depending on the itinerary you will be transfer to Airport, spending overnight at the hotel or explore the hundreds beauty of Tanzania’s wildlife and birdlife parks along with beach vacation to Zanzibar.

Price US$ 1750 per person:
Any additional day is US$ 250

Price includes:

• 2 transfers from Moshi to Marangu gate – return.
• 3 meals a day while trekking – vegetarian/non vegetarian.
• 6 days Kilimanjaro trek – Marangu route.
• 5 nights accommodation in huts while trekking Marangu Route.
• 2 nights hotel accommodation bed and breakfast in Moshi before and after climb.
• All park entrance fees and government Levies.
• English speaking mountain guide and assistant.
• Porters – Minimum 2 per client.
• First Aid Kit including Oxygen Kit.

Trekking Gear List

• Leather or thermal boots
• Gore-Tex, Microtex or K-Tech Trilaminate jacket
• Gore-Tex, Microtex or K-Tech pants
• Fleece jacket
• Fleece pants
• Gore-Tex mittens or gloves
• Fleece gloves (use as inner for Gore-Tex mittens)
• Thermal glove liners (use as inner for Gore-Tex gloves)
• Gaiters
• Fleece balaclava
• Thermal balaclava
• Thermal top
• Thermal long johns
• Thermal socks
• Sunglasses with UV protection
• Day pack
• Head torch
• Thermal flask
• Rain suit or poncho (mainly used in the rain forest)
• Hiking boots or cross trainers
• Day pack
• Short pants
• Tracksuit pants
• T-shirts
• Sun hat (peak caps do not offer enough protection)
• Woolen socks
• Fleece beanie
• Water bottle

Kilimanjaro Helpful hints

• Drink at least three to four litres of water a day.
• Use water filters and purifying pills to minimize stomach bugs.
• Take enough snacks like energy bars, drink mixes, etc.
• Do not move too fast, walk at a slow steady pace.
• Move as lightly as possible, do not carry unnecessary weight.
• All clothing in Duffel bags or backpacks must be protected with sack-liners to avoid getting wet, especially through the

rainforest.

• High factor lip balm and sun block is essential.
• Nausea and headache pills should be kept handy on summit night.
• Symptoms of altitude sickness can be reduced by using medication (consult your doctor).
• New boots should be walked-in; this avoids blisters.
• Use a sleeping mat when camping.
• Use a thermal flask on summit night; other water bottles will freeze.
• Allow camera or video camera to acclimatize; do not wrap or place them in plastic bags.
• Thermal glove liners allow easier camera handling on the summit.
• Use only new camera and headlamp batteries on summit night.
• Guides and porters will expect tips; confirm amounts with your tour operator.

INCLUDES :

  • Leather or thermal boots
  • Gore-Tex, K-Tech Trilaminate jacket
  • Gore-Tex, Microtex or K-Tech pants
  • Fleece jacket & pants
  • Gore-Tex mittens or gloves
  • Fleece gloves
  • Gaiters
  • Thermal glove liners
  • Thermal balaclava
  • Thermal top
  • Thermal long johns
  • Thermal socks
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Rain suit or poncho
  • Hiking boots or cross trainers
  • Sun hat

EXCLUDES :

  • Drink at least three to four litres of water a day.
  • Use water filters and purifying pills.
  • Take enough snacks like energy bars
  • Do not move too fast.
  • Move as lightly as possible.
  • High factor lip balm and sun block is essential.
  • Nausea and headache pills.
  • New boots should be walked-in
  • Use a sleeping mat when camping.
  • Use a thermal flask on summit night.
  • Thermal glove liners allow easier camera.
  • Use only new camera and headlamp batteries.
  • Guides and porters will expect tips.

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