Kilimanjaro, Machame Route - Moshi

Overview

We are Kili guides a local tour operator in Tanzania, we are convinced that the guides are the most important aspect of any African Adventure. Our guides are our real stars, the ones who can make the difference between a normal African Adventure and a once in a lifetime experience, and that why we have dedicated all our efforts into building a team of guides that we can proudly say are the best of the best Extremely professional and experienced but at the same time cheerful, talkative, funny and as flexible as it gets.

Details about this tour

Itinerary
Day 1: TREKKING FROM MACHAME GATES TO MACHAME CAMP
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
A guide and a mountain support crew will arrive at the hotel in the morning in order to meet you and hold a quick briefing, after which you will travel by vehicle to Kilimanjaro National Park's entrance: Machame Gate (1,800 m). After the quick formality of acquiring climbing permits and registering with the search and rescue service, the group will start trekking up to Machame Camp (3,010 m). The trekking route includes passage through the rainforest (where tropical showers are highly probable), so we recommend you take not only spare clothes, but also your raincoats.
Duration: 2 hours
Meals included:
Lunch: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Accommodation included: Tents
Day 2: TREKKING FROM MACHAME CAMP TO SHIRA CAMP
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
After breakfast you will start trekking up to the second high-altitude camp, Shira Camp (3,845 m). On this day you will emerge from the rainforest and for the first time be able to see stunning views of the Shira Plateau laid out in front of you. Physically speaking, the trekking is not very difficult, but you may feel the changes in altitude, so pay attention to your body and remember that choosing the proper pace is extremely important for good trekking. When you reach the camp, you will have lunch and some rest, after which the group will go on an acclimatization hike towards Lava Tower Camp with a 300-meter gain in altitude. Back down at Shira Camp you will be served a hot dinner.
Duration: 2 hours
Meals included:
Lunch: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
No accommodation included on this day.
Day 3: TREKKING FROM SHIRA CAMP TO THE LAVA TOWER AND DESCENT TO BARRANCO CAMP
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
After breakfast you will leave Shira Camp (3,845 m) and start your way to the key point of the route: Lava Tower (4,630 m). This section of the route has a lot of ascents and descents that end in a camp at over 4,600 meters. It might be difficult, and you may feel some discomfort, but in order to successfully acclimate to the altitude you have to spend at least 1-2 hours here, so this is where lunch will be.
Then you will descend to Barranco Camp (3,960 m). Here you can see the famous Barranco Wall, impressive in both its massive size and steepness! Next day you will be climbing it, but don't worry: it features a very simple hiking trail.
Note: If one or more participants feel sick, the group may refrain from passing the Lava Tower and adjust the route, following instead the road for porters. In this case you will not reach an altitude of 4,630 meters, getting up only to a maximum of 4,400 meters.
Duration: 2 hours
Meals included:
Lunch: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation included: Tents
Day 4: TREKKING FROM BARRANCO CAMP TO BARAFU CAMP
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Early wakeup, breakfast and the start of summiting Barranco Wall (we recommend you leave the camp as early as possible to avoid crowds of the other groups). Hiking up the gorge wall is not difficult and only takes around an hour. After the climb you can have a rest and take photos in front of the Kibo volcano.
Then you start a more difficult hike to Karanga Camp, which features numerous ascents and descents during the route, but don't worry: our guides are experts at choosing an optimal pace for the group. After reaching the camp you will be offered warm lunch. After a couple of hours you will have to complete ascend to Barafu Camp (4,640 m) where you will be served a hot dinner. It is better to spend the remainder of the day resting and sleeping before night summiting
Duration: 2 hours
Meals included:
Lunch: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation included: Tents
Day 5: ASCENT TO UHURU PEAK AND DESCENT TO MILLENNIUM CAMP
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Departure from Barafu Camp (4,640 m) at night and the start of summiting Kilimanjaro: Uhuru Peak (5,895 m). Technically the climb is relatively simple; however, the most challenging part is the high altitude. Each pair of climbers will get a personal guide for the entire ascent to monitor your physical and mental conditions. After your successful ascent to Uhuru Peak, you can descend to the nearest glacier if desired. Then you will return to Barafu Camp and after a 2-hour rest continue your descent to Millennium Camp (3,820 m).
Note: Don't forget that 90% of all accidents occur during the descent, including all broken arms and legs. Please pay attention to your feet, as there is a high risk of damaging your toenails.
Duration: 2 hours
Meals included:
Lunch: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation included: Tents
Day 6: DESCENT FROM MILLENNIUM CAMP TO MWEKA GATE
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
The camp is situated in a tropical rainforest. When you wake up, you will feel relief from the reduction of the height and the satisfaction of reaching the summit. After a warm breakfast, you will head for the park's exit: Mweka Gate (1,650 m). After your descent the whole group will gather to congratulate you, followed by offering you a chance to share your opinions on the climb in the guestbook. Lastly, we will present you with your commemorative certificates in our office and provide you a transfer back to the hotel.
Duration: 2 hours
No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions

  • 5x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 4 nights
  • Transport
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Tents
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Exclusions

  • Tips
  • Any other items of personal nature
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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
From
USD 1750
Per Person