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WHY PEOPLE CHOOSE TO CLIMB MOUNT KILIMANJARO?
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Reasons to why people choose to climb Mount Kilimanjaro over other adventure destinations are Many. Several geographic nature attractions include volcano, wildlife, rocks, glacier, machame route ice fields and snow are some of things which Made Kilimanjaro to be chosen as one of 7 Natural wonders Africa.

(TRAVPR.COM) TANZANIA - March 18th, 2016 - Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is a natural wonder tours to explore.

Mount Kilimanjaro is among 7 natural wonder Africa which was announced in 2013. Reasons to be natural wonders are countless however few are Volcano features like Rocks.

Kilimanjaro is made of three distinct volcanic peaks: Kibo, the highest at 5,895 m (19,341 ft); Mawenzi at 5,149 m (16,893 ft); and Shira, the shortest at 3,962 m (13,000 ft).

Mount Kilimanjaro Nature forest and beauty wildlife flowers make part of Kilimanjaro. ; Kilimanjaro has a large variety of forest types over an altitudinal range of 3,000 m (9,843 ft) containing over 1,200 vascular plant species. Montane Ocotea forests occur on the wet southern slope. There are unique plants like heath, moor and wildflowers.

Forests hosts different kind of wildlife species on different Kilimanjaro routes. Tourists trekking Kilimanjaro on Lemosho route can see big game wildlife such as buffalo and elephants. 

Glacier and Ice fields are more on Machame route. Machame route climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is cheap and beauty. Lemosho route is beauty scenic but need more $ than Machame. So most tourists who trek Kilimanjaro choose cheap travel package which fits pocket budget of most.

Climbing Kilimanjaro trip - 6 days machame route itinerary is below:

Day 1.Machame Gate (1634 m/5,363 ft) to Machame camp (2834 m/9,300 ft)

Drive to machame gate after registration begins your climb. The first day is a nice leisurely hike through the tropical rain forest. As you pass through the rainforest, you are most likely to spot Colobus monkeys and wild birds. Have dinner and overnight at Machame Camp.

Day 2. Machame camp (2834 m/9,300 ft) to Shira camp (3749 m/12,300 ft)

From the Machame camp, you cross the stream onto its west bank and follow the path up the steep rocky ridge - criss-crossing a few times before reaching Shira camp, at the base of a semi-circular wall of rocks. Have dinner and overnight at Shira camp.

Day 3.Shira camp (3749 m/12,300 ft) to Barranco camp (3901 m/12,800 ft)

From Shira Hut, you hike to Lava Tower (15,000’) to acclimatize and then proceed down to Barranco Camp via the Great Barranco Wall. This night’s camp is one of the best on the mountain. Have dinner and overnight at Barranco camp.

Day 4.Barranco camp (3900 m/12,800 ft) to Barafu camp (4,600 m/15,091 ft)

Today is a long and tough hike than the past few days, hiking up to the final camp before your last ascent day to the summit.

From Barranco Hut, you climb up through the edge of great Barranco Wall. It's a tough morning climb on a steep trail, but once you reach the top, the views are wonderful. Today is the best day to get lots of rest. Have dinner and over night at Barafu camp.

Day 5 .Barafu Camp (4,600m/15,091 ft) to the Summit (5896 m/19,343 ft) and then to Mweka Camp (3100 m/10,170 ft)

You will start trekking early before sunrise (1-2 am), as the walk today will take 10 - 14 + hours. The 1,100-meter (3,600’) ascent in just over 3 km (1.86 miles) will take you about 6-8 hours. As you try to reach the summit t watch the sunrise over the Great Rift Valley. After watching the sunrise and taking pictures, descend down back to Barafu camp for lunch then proceed to Mweka camp. Have dinner and overnight at Mweka camp.

Day 6.Mweka camp (3100 m/10,170 ft) to Mweka Gate (1828 m/6,000 ft)

On the final day, you will have a short three hour hike out, walking through the lush forest. you meet our driver with the vehicle at the Mweka park gate to drive back to Moshi . Have overnight at the Hotel.

Price is ……………………..

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THE prices include all services:  Airport transfers from Kilimanjaro Airport, Transport from Hotel to Kilimanjaro Machame gate, all park fees, salaries of guides/porters/cook, all meals on the mountain, clean safe drinking water, accommodation equipment, and Government tax, certificate of climbing, first aid, rescue and transfer to/from Arusha or Moshi. 

 Services not included: Flight to Tanzania, Good deluxe hotel, Entry VISA, Climbing gears (available for rent), tips to guides, porters, coordinator and items of a personal nature.

Equipments: Pulse Oximeter (25 $) and Oxygen bottle (150 $) can be provided on Request.

If you want extra time to acclimatize, book 7 days Machame route and so add extra day to above itinerary. Meaning Day 4.Barranco camp (3900 m/12,800 ft) to Barafu camp (4,600 m/15,091 ft) will be divided to 2 days and hence you have one night at Karanga Valley. This gives you extra energy before summiting day.

To Add extra day, add 200 US $ per person.

More information and Travel tips are: More details we can discuss as we go ahead.

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