Kilimanjaro Climbs - Machame Route - 8 Days / 7 Nights
Join daily in Kilimanjaro (min. 2 participants)
Day 1 Arrive Kilimanjaro - Moshi
On arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport we meet and transfer you to the town of Moshi and your hotel for the night before ascending Mount Kilimanjaro. Relax and enjoy the hotel’s facilities. Tonight there will be a pre-climb briefing.
Day 2 Machame Gate (1490m) - Machame Camp (2980m)
Following breakfast we transfer you to the Kilimanjaro National Park's entrance at the Machame Gate for the start of your ascent that takes you through mountain forest. Stop en route for a picnic lunch before reaching the Machame camping area in the late afternoon.
Day 3 Machame Camp (2980m) - Shira Camp (3840m)
Departing the camp we climb to the top of the forest following a steep ridge, then through the moorland zone to "picnic rock" for lunch. Upon reaching the Shira Plateau enjoy wonderful views of the Western Breach with its stunning glaciers, before arriving after a short hike at the Shira campsite.
Day 4 Shira (3840m) - Lava Tower (4630m) - Barranco Camp (3950m)
Today's hike takes us through semi desert and the rocky landscape surrounding Lava Tower. After lunch we descend to the Barranco camping area, crossing a river en route.
Day 5 Barranco Camp (3950m) - Barafu Camp (4550m)
Today make your way along a steep ridge, passing the Great Barranco Wall and through the Karanga Valley, arriving at the camp where you will prepare to climb the summit starting late tonight.
Day 6 Summit Attempt: Barafu (4550m) -Uhuru Peak (5895m) - Mweka (3100m)
Just at midnight, we set off to Stella Point on the crater rim, the most challenging part of the trip. Weather permitting; watch a magnificent sunrise before continuing to the summit at Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa. The balance of the day is spent descending via Barafu to Mweka Camp where a well-earned dinner awaits your triumphant return.
Day 7 Mweka Camp (3100m)- Mweka Gate (1980m) - Moshi
After a short, scenic hike this morning, we arrive at the Mweka Gate where we exit the Park. Close by at the Mweka village we'll enjoy a delicious hot lunch before driving back to Moshi to overnight at your hotel and savour this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Day 8 Departure
Today we will transfer you from Moshi back to the Kilimanjaro Airport.
Dates & Pricing
PLEASE NOTE: An extra night acclimatization is highly recommended at Karanga Camp on day 5. With the extra night to acclimatize to the altitude this will greatly enhance the chances of reaching the summit. Extra acclimatization day on the mountain will be USD $270 per person.