Seven Summit-Kilimanjaro(5895m)

The Seven Summits are the highest mountains of each of the seven continents. Summiting all of them is regarded as a mountaineering challenge, first achieved on 30 April 1985 by Richard Bass.

image courtesy of thesevensummit.com

The Seven Summits, from highest to lowest, are:

  • Asia:Mount Everest 29,035 feet (8850 meters)
  • South America:Aconcagua 22,829 feet (6962 meters)
  • North America:Denali AKA Mount McKinley 20,320 feet (6194 meters)
  • Africa:Kilimanjaro 19,340 feet (5895 meters)
  • Europe:Mount Elbrus 18,510 feet (5642 meters)
  • Antarctica:Mount Vinson 16,067 feet (4897 meters)
  • Australia:Mount Kosciusko 7,310 feet (2228 meters)OR
  • Australasia/Oceania:Carstensz Pyramid 16,023 feet (4884 meters)

Mount Kilimanjaro, with its three volcanic cones, “Kibo”, “Mawenzi”, and “Shira”, is a dormant volcano in Tanzania. It is the highest mountain in Africa, and rises approximately 4,900 m from its base to 5,895 metres above sea level. It is one of the Seven Summits in the world.

Cost : (Exclude International Flights)

3-5pax : SGD3200/Pax
6-9pax : SGD2900/Pax
10pax and above : SGD2600/Pax – Special group discount
(*Make an initial deposit of SGD1000 for confirmation of the trip)

Event Date: 20Jan2020 – 28Jan2020 – (Chinese New Year Holidays)

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 Staff Contact No.: +65 92700908 (WhatsApp)

TRIP OVERVIEW: 7Days Machame Route

  • Day 01: Flight from Singapore to Kilimanjaro Airport and coach to Hotel
  • Day 02: Machame Gate (1834 m) to Machame Camp (3000 m).
  • Day 03: Machame camp (3000 m) to Shira camp (3847 m).
  • Day 04: Shira Camp (3847 m) to Lava Tower (4630 m) to Barranco Camp (3950 m)
  • Day 05: Barranco Camp (3950 m) to Karanga Camp (3995 m)
  • Day 06: Karanga Camp (3995 m) to Barafu Camp (4600 m)
  • Day 07: Barafu Camp (4600 m) to the Summit (5896 m) and back to Barafu Camp
  • Day 08: Mweka Camp (3100 m) to Mweka Gate (1641 m)
  • Day 09: Depart from Tanzania to Home Country

Trip Summary

 Elevation: 5,895 m
First ascent: 1889
Prominence: 5,885 m
Mountain range: Eastern Rift mountains
First ascenders: Ludwig Purtscheller, Hans Meyer

Route Description – with 7 days climb, more time for acclimatization

The Machame route is also called the “Whiskey Route” the most popular climbing route up Kilimanjaro. The Machame route is not technically difficult. It is more strenuous with long walks on daily basis. The trail is often steeper and it involves many ups and downs, crossing a lot of valleys and ridges.

image courtesy of Mt. Kilimanjaro, The Machame Route by Chiu-Ki Chan

Barranco Wall is one of the steepest climb in the route which needs an hour and a half with some rock climbing skills.  If you are adventurous enough you would definitely love this section. Scenery along the trail everyday is very beautiful specially, the lava tower, shira plateau and the barrano wall. Machame is considered the most scenic Kilimanjaro climbing route

DETAILED ITINERARY:

Contact us for flight details. You can book your own flights or our representatives will help you with the flight booking accordingly. Once you arrive at the same time in TANZANIA AIRPORT our Local representative will pick up the group.

Dinner is served from in the restaurant.
Retire to your room early to obtain a good night’s rest.
Please ensure that your kit is ready for tomorrow morning departure.
(Hike briefing and gear collection times will be arranged by our representative).

 Day 02: Machame Gate (1834 m) to Machame Camp (3000 m).
Breakfast then drive to Machame gate, after registration and other formalities you begin your Kilimanjaro Climb. This is a nice leisurely hike through the tropical rain forest. As you pass through the rainforest, you may spot Colobus monkeys, wild birds. En route you will take your packed lunch. Today’s dinner and overnight is at Machame Camp.

 Day 03: Machame camp (3000 m) to Shira camp (3847 m).

Wake to breakfast, breaks the camp, and begin the short hike from Machame camp to Shira Cave campsite elevation 3847 m on Southern edge of Shira Plateau. Those choosing to take Diamox should begin their course this morning with half a tablet (125mg) in the morning and the other half prior to supper in the evening. Distance hiked today is 5.2km.

The west face of Kibo volcano (usually referred as Kilimanjaro) looms above the campsite. Have lunch, set up camp, rest or take a day hike, and eat dinner during early evening. This hike traverses the lower moorland where large shrubs and wildflowers dominate 5 the landscape.

 Day 04: Shira Camp (3847 m) to Lava Tower (4630 m) to Barranco Camp (3950 m)

Today’s trail turns east into a semi desert and rocky landscape up to lava Tower. This is a great acclimatization day where you reach an altitude of (4630m) at lava tower, of which the next time you head this high is in two day time. The descent to Barranco camp via the Great Barranco wall offering great views and an opportunity to take some memorable pictures .Barranco camp is one of the best camps on the mountain.

Breakfast. Trek from Shira Camp to Lava Tower (4642m). If the weather’s good you can ask your guide to guide you to the summit of the Lava Tower (4688m) where the views are excellent. Lunch is normally taken at the foot of the tower. Descend from Lava to Barranco Camp (3950m). Distance from Shira to Lava Tower is 7.0km. Distance Lava Tower to Barranco is 3.7km.

 Arrive at the camp, refresh (each couple will be supplied with hot shower for washing), and enjoy Hot dinner prepared by your cook with passion.

Day 05: Barranco Camp (3950 m) to Karanga Camp (3995 m)

Today is a long and tough day. First we trek on a steep trail up the Barranco wall and glacier valleys to Karanga Camp. It’s a very steep climb for the day today specially the barranco wall. You reach the camp early enough to have hot lunch prepared by your cook. Rest for the night after dinner.

Day 06: Karanga Camp (3995 m) to Barafu Camp (4600 m)

More rest day today and you would have proper acclimatized by today. The day starts with a continuous ascent to Barafu Camp, which has impressive views of Mawenzi peak. Today’s dinner is taken early so as to allow enough rest for the big summit night.

 Day 07: Barafu Camp (4600 m) to the Summit (5896 m) and back to Barafu Camp

 Around midnight (your guide will judge the time that is optimal for you based on your pace thus far). Quit camp for the assault via Stella Point (5752m) to the summit. Tonight is very difficult – particularly the final 500m-and you will need to commit to fight for the summit. You will inevitably feel like giving up and going to sleep. This is normal and can be overcome with perseverance. When taking a rest please ensure you only stand or sit and do not lie down or close your eyes.

Please trust your guide; he is very adept at judging whether your condition will allow safe progress or whether you have succumbed to a potentially dangerous condition and to proceed will not be safe. Nausea and headaches are normal and around a quarter of climbers will vomit at or near Stella Point. While very uncomfortable, these are not symptoms that are indicative of being at risk, per se. The onset of cerebral and pulmonary oedema are marked by distinctive early warning symptoms that your guide is capable of identifying. Please maintain regular dialogue with him and frequently update him on how you are feeling.

When you reach Stella Point you will sit and rest. At this point the body often thinks you have finished your uphill fight and will be trying to coerce you into giving up and turning around. While you may genuinely believe that you have already exhausted your reserves in reaching this point, this is actually very unlikely to be so. Remember that you are only 143 vertical meters short of the summit, the journey from here is much less steep and you have plenty of time for further pauses. If you do feel the need to give up at Stella Point please proceed towards the summit for just two minutes before making your final decision. In most cases this act of re-establishing momentum is enough to persuade the mind and body to co-operate with your intentions and you will ordinarily find hidden reserves for a final push, reserves that you were not aware you still had. Almost there.

Keep your thought positive, as your thought become your words, 
Keep your words positive, as your words become your actions, 
Keep your actions positive; as your actions become your destiny you can do it!

On the summit your guide will advise how much time you can spend there in consideration of your condition, your timings and the weather. The brain does not function very intelligently at this altitude so please remember to take many photographs in all directions or you will probably regret not having done so at a later stage.

From summit you will descend to Stella Point and from here your guide may opt to switch left onto the loose scree, a departure from the ridge up which you ascended. On arrival at Barafu your tents will still be erected and ready for you to rest an hour or so before continuing the descent after some refreshments.

From Barafu you will usually descend to Mweka Forest Camp (3100 m) for overnight also you can have another option to overnight at Mweka High Camp ( 3995 m) which will take two hours from Barafu Camp to Mweka High Camp or Millennium Camp. If your guide judges that a shorter day will benefit you and preserve sore knees and ankles, he may decide to stop short at Millennium Camp (3995 m) instead.

Distances on summit day 
Barafu to Stella Point 3.3km 
Stella Point to Summit 1.2km 
Summit to Barafu 4.5km 
Barafu to Mweka Camp 6.3km 
Total= 15.3km

Day 08: Mweka Camp (3100 m) to Mweka Gate (1641 m)

Descend from Mweka Camp (or Millennium) to Mweka Gate (1641m). Transfer from the gate back to Moshi. You should return back to Moshi sometime between 45 minutes to the hotel depending on whether you slept at Mweka or Millennium, and on your descent pace.

Distances from Mweka Camp to Mweka gate is 8.5km.

This is our Team, on the left side is our First Aid attendant and experienced Chief guide Fredy Msinga and on the right side is Bariki our assistant Guide, while in between is the our best porters and cookers.

TIPS & Gratitudes for Guides and Porters

 Typical tips for mountain crew tend to average some US$ 270- US$ 300/pax. All climbers’ contributions are usually added together and the total amount is presented to the chief guide at the Hotel or Mweka Gate. Our guides always divide these tips fairly amongst their crew according to a customary scale that is determined by the responsibilities and experience of each staff member.

Day 09: Depart from Tanzani to Singapore

Time to Say Good Bye from an adventure Dream Trip.  End of Trip.

Whats Included/Excluded

Cost Includes

  • All accommodation in Tanzania,
  • All transport in Tanzania,
  • All hot meals everyday at the Mountain on trek,
  • Camping fees,
  • Rescue fees,
  • Government climbing taxes,
  • First Aid attendant Chief Guides,
  • Assistant guides,
  • Porters,
  • Cooks,
  • Tents,
  • Sleeping Mat,
  • Supplemental portable emergency oxygen kit,
  • First Aid Kit.

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare with tax,
  • Entry visa (not required for Singaporeans),
  • Inoculations,
  • Personal travel insurance,
  • Personal climbing equipment e.g. down jacket, trekking poles (can be rented in Moshi),
  • Tips for Guides and Porters
  • Sleeping Bags (can be rented in Moshi),
  • Items of a personal nature.

IF ANYONE WISH TO EXTEND THEIR TRIP FOR SAFARI DO CONTACT US FOR ARRANGEMENTS.

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