7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Western Breach Route Machame – With an ovenight at the Crater Floor

Tour Overview

It was very unfortunately to loose 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. To day 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.

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