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4 DAYS SHORT KILIMANJARO HIKE - SPECIAL KILIMANJARO TREK CHALLENGE
The 4 Days Kilimanjaro Short Trek via Machame route by Kilinge Adventures is referred as Special Kilimanjaro Climbing challenge to get to the summit for shortest period of time. It is NOT more affordable than a 6 days Kilimanjaro hike but it is a challenge for most fit hikers. We invite the most fit hikes across the globe to test this special hiking on Kilimanjaro. The majority of participants who join us on a Kilimanjaro Challenge have never done anything like it before and really do have a mountain to climb in every sense of the word. This is what makes our challenges special. Whether you choose to fundraise for a charity close to your heart, or climb to reach a personal goal, we can guarantee that you'll get the greatest sense of achievement on reaching the roof of Africa in the short period of time. If you are not most fit hiker, you can still choose this route and go back before summit!
- 3 Meals while on the mountain + evening tea with popcorn or peanuts.
- 3-4 porters per climber, which includes porters to carry up to 30 lbs of your personal gear.
- Airport pick up and drop off
- Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
- Hot water for washing up daily and treated water for drink while climbing.
- Kilimanjaro certificate for your successful summit attempt.
- Medical insurance and emergency insurance
- Medically qualified mountain guides, cooks and porters
- Orientation meeting in Moshi and gear check as well.
- Oxygen Cylinder
- Professionally guided tour
- Twice a day medical health checkup, monitoring with pulse-oximeter and stethoscope with basic first kit
- Unlimited bottled water
- Entry visa for Tanzania
- Laundry Services
- Other International flights
- Personal expenses
- Services not specifically stated in the itinerary
- Tips to mountain crew
- Visa arrangements
4 Days Kilimanjaro Short Trek
This 4 Days Kilimanjaro Short trek is a Special Kilimanjaro Climbing hiking Challenge for ‘most-fit’ hikers who want to publish a record of Hiking Kilimanjaro to the summit for 4 Days! This can also be a choice for normal Kilimanjaro hikers whose aim is not a must to get to the summit.
Kilinge Adventures can customize your itinerary according to your need! You can Choose 2 Days Kilimanjaro short hike or 3 Days Kilimanjaro short hike, both are non-summit trek. 4 Days Kilimanjaro Short trek via Machame is a sample itinerary published by Kilinge Adventures, but still you can request more options when you contact us.
This Kilimanjaro short trek is referred as non summit hike or summit hike challenge for most fit hikers.
- Day 1
- Day 2
- Day 3
- Day 4
Machame Gate (1,790 m) – Machame Camp (3,010 m)
After breakfast you will be picked up at the lodge and taken to the entrance gate of Kilimanjaro National Park to start your Kilimanjaro Private hike or Joining group on Kilimanjaro or Solo hike on Kilimanjaro. While your guide is busy with the registration forms, you can watch the mountain team prepare for the climb and once this is all done, your Kilimanjaro adventure will begin. In no time you will be deep within the magnificent mountain rainforest with ancient trees, primeval ferns, liana, lichen and moss that carpets the ground and drapes from the trees. You will hear and with a little luck, even spot the beautiful black and white colobus monkeys in the treetops. After 5 to 6 hours, you will reach today’s destination – the Machame Camp which is situated just above the tree line. Here, at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro, you will have your first dinner followed by an overnight stay in tents.
Machame Camp (3,010 m) – New Shira Camp (3,845 m) – Lava Tower (4,640 m) – Barranco Camp (3,960 m)
After an early morning start, the path steepens. The landscape changes into heath and moorland and the open landscape allows you to see the impressive mountain range. At this camp you will take break for two hours for taking lunch. Today you will climb about 800 m but you will be camping at an elevation higher than the previous night. This will allow your body to acclimatize as a height of over 4,500 m will be reached over the next day. The trek begins with a long ascent above the Shira Plateau in the direction of the Lava Tower. The vegetation becomes sparser as the landscape changes to an afro-alpine desert. The route passes through the sweeping Barranco Valley with its lobelia and giant senecio plants. After 1 to 7 hours, you will arrive at the most beautiful camp on the mountain – the Barranco Camp.
Barranco Camp (3,960 m) – Barafu Camp (4,640 m)
Today’s stretch starts with the climb of the Barranco Wall. Safety is paramount and your guides will assist you wherever necessary. Following the ridge as it traverses up and down, you can enjoy the splendid views of the south glacier of Kibo. In the Karanga Valley you will have lunch, followed by a 2 to 3 hours climb to Barafu Camp. Once at the camp, you can relax, have dinner and call it an early night.
Barafu Camp (4,640 m)-Uhuru Peak (5,895 m) -Barafu Camp (4,640 m) – Mweka Camp (3,080 m) – Mweka Gate (1,630 m) – Moshi
After a cup of hot tea and a light snack, the climb begins at around midnight. By torchlight, you will climb the screes of Kibo. After 5 to 7 hours of ascending in the dark you will arrive at Stella Point (5,730 m), the crater rim of Mt Kilimanjaro. Another 1 to 2 hours climb along the crater ridge will lead you to Uhuru Peak. Here you will see Kilimanjaro in all its glory, enjoying the 360° view over the landscape below as the sun rises. You are now standing on the “Roof of Africa”. The simple descent runs almost along the same route and shortly before midday you should arrive at Barafu Camp, where the porters and the cook will be waiting for you. After a warm meal and a well-deserved break of approximately 0.5 to 1hours, you will be on your way down to Moshi that will be end of our trip.