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Mt Kilimanjaro Trek - Machame Route (9 Days)

Experience the splendour of Kili with an extra day on your trek to acclimatize to the summit of Africa's highest peak. Considered by many to be the most scenic path to the summit, the Machame boasts different routes to the summit and back. Known as the "Whiskey Route" because of the tougher challenge, this path leads you through magnificent forests before traversing a ridge leading through moorland to the Shira Plateau. It offers beautiful scenery beneath the glaciated precipices of the Southern Icefields before summiting from the higher Barafu Camp. Camp along the route with support from local guides and porters. As a world leader in Kili treks, we'll take you to new heights in adventure!


Duration: 9 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Hiking, Parks & Nature Reserves, Wildlife, Trekking Physical rating: Challenging
Accommodation standard:   Not Rated% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 126926
Starts: Moshi, Tanzania Finishes: Moshi, Tanzania
You will visit
  • Moshi
  • Moshi

Itinerary

01

Day 1: Moshi

Arrive in Moshi and go to the hotel. Attend a pre-departure meeting with your guide scheduled for the evening.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day

02

Day 2: Moshi/Machame camp (1B, 1L, 1D)

Hike lower slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro to Machame Camp.

Included Activities:
Machame Gate to Machame Camp

Transport:
Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))

03

Day 3: Machame camp/Shira 2 Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)

Hike through the lower alpine moorland to Shira 2 camp and observe the spectacular view of Kibo Peak.

Included Activities:
Machame Camp to Shira 2 Camp

04

Day 4: Shira 2 Camp/Barranco Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)

Hike to Barranco Camp via Lava Tower. Enjoy the fantastic view of Western Breach and Breach Wall.

Included Activities:
Shira 2 Camp to Lava Tower
Lava Tower to Barranco Camp

05

Day 5: Barranco Camp/Karanga Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)

Hike to Karanga camp via the Great Barranco Wall and the vast alpine desert of Karanga Valley.

Included Activities:
Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

06

Day 6: Karanga Camp/Barafu Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)

Make the short trek to Barafu Camp. Prepare for the upcoming hike to the summit.

Included Activities:
Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

07

Day 7: Barafu Camp/Mweka Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)

The route from Barafu Camp to the summit is mentally and physically, the longest, most challenging day of the entire trek. Despite the difficulty, the memory of conquering Mt Kilimanjaro will stay with you forever.

Included Activities:
Barafu Camp to Stella Point
Stella Point to Summit
Summit to Mweka Camp

08

Day 8: Mweka/Moshi (1B, 1L)

Arrive to Moshi in the afternoon. Time to relax, take a shower, and celebrate with a drink. Cheers to climbing Mt Kilimanjaro! Before dinner, you will be welcomed and congratulated on your climb by the mamas of the Moshi Women's Cooperative, a project supported by G Adventures. They will present you with a gift and a certificate to remember all your efforts on the mountain.

Included Activities:
Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate
G Adventures-supported Moshi Women's Cooperative Visit

Transport:
Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s))

09

Day 9: Moshi (1B)

Today is departure day, and you are free to leave at any time.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Guided group trek up Mt Kilimanjaro's Machame Route with local guides, cooks, porters
    • Additional acclimatization day during ascent
    • All permits and fees
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Simple hotels (2 nts), full-service alpine camping (6 nts)
    Meals Included
    • 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners
    Transport
    • Private minibus, trekking
    Group Leader
    • Certified mountain guide throughout, local representative, cook, porters
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Tour Highlights:
  • Stand atop the world's highest free-standing mountain
  • Take in all the stunning scenery while hiking
  • Use an extra day to acclimatize.