Kilimanjaro Climbs – Machame Route

Kilimanjaro Climbs – Machame Route

per person

Test yourself on this more challenging but very scenic 8-day trek following the Machame Route to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Each day, in the company of professional guides, walk and climb through a variety of habitats; forests, moorlands, alpine fields and stone screen before…

Test yourself on this more challenging but very scenic 8-day trek following the Machame Route to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Each day, in the company of professional guides, walk and climb through a variety of habitats; forests, moorlands, alpine fields and stone screen before ascending at dawn towards your goal of Uhuru Peak to be rewarded with unprecedented views across Africa. While allowing extra time to acclimatize to the altitude during the first few days, the pace gradually picks up as you take on the more physically challenging walk from Barranco to Barafu and get closer to the ultimate goal, the summit. The final push to Uhuru Peak will be an event like no other as you test yourself against the elements, and if successful in reaching the top of Africa’s tallest mountain, your achievement will be commemorated with a treasured certificate. As you walk each day, there is always a stop for a nourishing packed lunch, and at the end of the day, a welcome sight awaits you – your camp which has been set up by the porters who will have erected your tent prior your arrival, and will have also prepared a delicious dinner. This is the very definition of a challenging adventure!


Accommodation available as per time of booking


Location: Bangkok

The Golden Tulip Mandison Suites is strategically located in sukhumvit soi 20, in the middle of Bangkok’s eventful business district and leisure area. The hotel is conveniently situated close to the Skytrain and metro, making it easy to get around the bustling metropolis. The Golden Tulip is just minutes away from the shopping and entertainment areas with easy and useful busses providing smooth transport from place to place. Every room at the Golden Tulip is a suite styled room, with 38-60 square meters and an excellent view of Bangkok’s gorgeous skyline.

The Facilities:
- Outdoor pool
- Televisions
- Free internet access
- Fitness center

  • Destination
  • Departure
    Join daily in Kilimanjaro (min. 2 participants)
  • Dress Code
    Casual. Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat, light jacket.
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. Accommodation: Moshi Mountain Inn Included Meals: D
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. Hiking time - 7 hours. 
Distance – approx. 18kms. Habitat – Montane Forest. Included Meals: BLD
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. Hiking time - 6 hours. Distance – approx. 9 kms.
 Habitat – Moorland. Included Meals: BLD
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. Hiking time - 7 hours. 
Distance – approx. 15 kms. 
Habitat - Semi desert. Included Meals: BLD
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. Hiking time - 7 hours. Distance – approx. 13 kms. 
Habitat - Alpine desert. Included Meals: BLD
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. Hiking times - 8 hours to Uhuru Peak &
7 to 8 hours descent to Mweka. 
Distance 7 kms ascent & 23 kms descent. 
Habitat - Stone scree and ice-capped summit. Included Meals: BLD
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. Hiking time - 3 hours. 
Distance – approx. 15 kms. 
Habitat – Forest. Included Meals: BLD
Day 8 - Departure
Today we will transfer you from Moshi back to the Kilimanjaro Airport. Included Meals: B
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InclusionsNot Included
Meet and greet on arrivalInternational airfares and departure taxes
All airport transfersMeals not indicated
Transportation to/from base campsGratuities
2 nights at Springlands hotel Moshi with breakfastItems of a personal nature
5 nights camping on Machame Route with all mealsOptional tours
Local taxes and service chargesEntry visa fees (if applicable)
Services of professional English speaking guidesTravel insurance
Park and rescue fees
Services of local guides/porters/cooks