Trek Mt. Kilimanjaro Via Machame Route With Kilimanjaro Top Guides - Moshi

Overview

The Machame route is one of the most scenic routes on Kilimanjaro. Once the budget operators discovered it, Machame quickly became the most popular Kilimanjaro route.Advantages: Relatively low cost. Very scenic. Higher success rate than Marangu.

Details about this tour

Itinerary
Day 1: Machame Gate to Machame Camp
Stop At: Mount kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
The drive from Moshi to the Machame Gate takes about 50 minutes. The journey passes through the village of Machame which is located on the lower slopes of the mountain. As we leave the park gate, we walk through the dense rain forest on a winding trail up a ridge until we reach the Machame Camp
Duration: 6 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner will be provided to all trekkers
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Machame camp
Day 2: Machame Camp to Shira 2 Camp
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
We leave the glades of the rain forest and continue on an ascending path up to a steep, rocky ridge. On the Shira Plateau, we pass through heather and open moorlands, then cross a large river gorge to Shira 2 Camp.
Duration: 4 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will be provided to all trekkers
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Shira 2 camp
Day 3: Shira 2 Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco camp
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
We continue to the east up a ridge and then head southeast towards the Lava Tower a 300 ft tall volcanic rock formation. We descend down to Barranco Camp through the strange but beautiful Senecio Forest to an altitude of 13,000 ft. Although you begin and end the day at the same elevation, the time spent at higher altitude is very beneficial for acclimatization
Duration: 6 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will be provided to all trekkers
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Barranco Camp
Day 4: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
We begin the day by descending into a ravine to the base of the Great Barranco Wall. Then we climb the non-technical but steep, nearly 900 ft cliff. From the top of the Barranco Wall we cross a series of hills and valleys until we descend sharply into Karanga Valley. One more steep climb up leads us to Karanga Camp. This is a shorter day meant for acclimatization.
Duration: 4 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will be provided to all trekkers
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Karanga Camp
Day 5: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
We leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the rocky section to Barafu Hut. At this point, you have completed the Southern Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest and enjoy an early dinner to prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are viewable from this position.
Duration: 4 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will be provided to all trekkers
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Barafu Camp
Day 6: Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
Very early in the morning (around midnight), we begin our push to the summit. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. The wind and cold at this elevation and time of day can be extreme. We ascend in the darkness for several hours while taking frequent, but short, breaks. Near Stella Point (18,900 ft), you will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see coming over Mawenzi Peak. Finally, we arrive at Uhuru Peak- the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa.
From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for lunch. The trail is very rocky and can be quite hard on the knees; trekking poles are helpful. Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.
Duration: 10 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will be provided to all trekkers
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Mweka camp
Day 7: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
On our last day, we continue the descent to Mweka Gate and collect the summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. From the gate, we continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet us at Mweka Village to drive us back to the hotel in Moshi.
Duration: 3 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will be provided to all trekkers
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Sal Salinero Kilimanjaro Hotel

Inclusions

  • 7x Breakfast
  • 7x Dinner
  • 7x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • Transfers, Hotel- Salinero Kilimanjaro, Food, Water for washing, Oxygen Cylinder, Guides, Fees
  • Private transportation
  • WiFi on board
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Certificate of successful completion
  • OFFER! We will provide you with poles and sleeping bag for free
  • 3 Delicious meals a days plus snacks if applicable
  • Boiled and filtered drinking water while on the mountain
  • 2 Airport Transfers, from JRO to Moshi when you arrive, and back to Airport for your flight home.
  • 2 nights at Sal Salinero Kilimanjaro Hotel in Moshi
  • Interpreter Guides (Wilderness First Responder certified), cook and porters
  • All huts and camping fee
  • Transport to/from national park gates
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro

Exclusions

  • Health insurance, International airfare, Laundry, All Meals and drinks in Moshi town

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 900 travelers

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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 2000
Per Person