Trip to Tanzania

8 Day Kilimanjaro Trekking on the Machame Route

Ref: TZKT08TE

Tour

Perfect for the adventure souls. We will guide you to the top of the Mount Kilimanjaro, enjoy this climb with this amazing spots!

  • 7 Breakfast
  • 5 Lunch / 7 Dinner
  • 1 English Guide
  • Dates on Request
  • Tanzania
  • Starting & Ending in Kilimanjaro Airport

Country

Tanzania

Camping

Price

Single Tent Supplement

USD135


Itinerary

Day 1 – Kilimanjaro Airport to Arusha

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, you will be welcomed by our transfer driver and taken to the Lodge in Usa River on the outskirts of Arusha. The rest of the day will be at leisure and you can either relax at the lodge or explore the town of Arusha (taxi required). In the evening you will attend a briefing in preparation of the upcoming trek.

Distance approx.: 35km

Driving time approx.: 45 minutes

Meals: Dinner

Day 2 – Arusha, Machame Gate (1790m), Machame Camp (3010m)

After breakfast you will be picked up at your hotel and taken to the entrance gate of the Kilimanjaro National Park. 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.

Altitude: 1220m

Walking time approx.: 5-6 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 – Machame Camp (3010m) to New Shira Camp (3845m)

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. Today’s stage is shorter than the previous day and you will arrive at the New Shira Camp by mid-afternoon. The camp has a breath-taking view of the mountain and during sunset, the evening sun lights the rock face and glacier of Kibo.

Altitude: 835m

Walking time approx.: 4-6 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 – New Shira Camp (3845m), Lava Tower (4640m), Barranco Camp (3960m)

Today you will climb about 800 metres, but you will be camping at an elevation only slightly higher than the previous night. This will allow your body to acclimatise as a height of over 4500 metres will be reached over the next two days. 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 6 to 7 hours, you will arrive at the most beautiful camp on the mountain.

Altitude: 795m

Walking time approx.: 6-7hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 – Barranco Camp (3960m) to Barafu Camp (4640m)

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.

Altitude: 680m

Walking time approx.: 5-6 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 – Barafu Camp (4640m), Uhuru Peak (5895m), Mweka Camp (3080m)

After a cup of hot tea and a light snack, the climb begins at 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 (5730m), the crater rim of Mount 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 degree 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 1 to 2 hours, you will be on your way down to Mweka Camp where supper and a well-earned rest await you.

Altitude: 1255m

Walking time approx.: 10-14 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 – Mweka Camp (3080m), Mweka Gate (1630m), Arusha

The final leg of your amazing adventure begins after breakfast with a traditional farewell ceremony from the mountain crew. Then a gentle 2 to 3 hours descent through the rainforest continues to Mweka Gate, where your driver will be waiting for you. He will take you back to the Lodge and after a hot shower, the rest of the day is free to rest, relax at the pool or celebrate your achievement.

Altitude: 1450m

Walking time approx.: 2-3hours

Meals: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 8 – Arusha to Kilimanjaro Airport

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro Airport. Alternatively you can extend your trip in Tanzania and go on safari or relax at the Indian Ocean.

Meals: Breakfast

Terms

Included:

  • Professional, English-speaking Guide
  • Mountain crew (cook & porters)
  • 7 nights‘ stay in lodges and mountain tents
  • Camping equipment (tents, sleeping mats, chairs, tables etc)
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Drinking water
  • All national park fees
  • All mentioned transfers

Excluded:

  • Flights (international and domestic)
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Sleeping bag
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance

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Accommodation

Price per person - Terrestrial

Camping

Season Room type Value
until 24/12/2020 Twin Share USD 2140
Single USD 2200


Group Size: Minimum 1; Maximum 2

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