The highest mountain in Africa and the highest single free-standing mountain in the world: 5,895 metres (19,341 ft) above sea level and about 4,900 metres (16,100 ft) above its plateau base. Kilimanjaro is the fourth most topographically prominent peak on Earth.
Machame Route: 6 Nights on the Mountain and
2 Nights in Moshi (Arrival and Departure nights)
DAY 1 – YOUR ARRIVAL
Upon Arrival go through Customs and meet your Diver guide at the Arrivals. You will then be transfers to your accommodation in Moshi Town. Your Mountain guide will meet you today afternoon and whereby you will get a briefing for your adventure and he will check your Mountain kit to check that you have all you require for the Climb.
DAY 2 – MACHAME CAMP
Start Climb At – 1800m And End Climb At 2835m For Today.
You Will Cover A Distance Of 11km / Time – 5-7 Hours
Climate Zone – Afromontane Forest
After breakfast you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro National Park, after needful paperwork and final packing you will start your climb from Machame Gate. The climb is through verdant afromontane forest and is steep in certain areas. A picnic lunch will be served. Dinner and overnight at Machame Camp for the night.
DAY 3 – SHIRA
Start Climb At – 2835m And End At 3750m You Will Cover A Distance Of 5km / Time – 4-6 Hrs
Climate Zones – Afromontane Forest / Heath After Breakfast you will climb to Shira Camp. The first part of the climb is quite steep as altitude is gained rapidly. The area you pass is known as the heath zone where attractive heliochrysum and lobelia plants can be found. Various geologic features can be seen today from lava tubes to glacial valleys.
DAY 4 – BARRANCO CAMP
Start Climb At 3750m And End At 3900m
You Will Cover A Distance Of 10km / Time – 6-8 Hrs
Climate Zone – Alpine Desert
After breakfast, You ascend into alpine desert to Lava Tower (Alt is 4600m) where lunch will be served. Then descending to Barranco Camp for Dinner and overnight
DAY 5 – KARANGA CAMP Start Climb At 3900M and end at 3995M
You Will Cover A Distance Of 5KM / TIME – 4-5 HRS
CLIMATE ZONE – ALPINE DESERT After Breakfast you will ascend to the Barranco Wall and hike glacial valleys to Karanga Camp. Spend the afternoon relaxing and acclimatizing. Dinner and overnight. DAY 6 – BARAFU CAMP Start Climb At 3,995M and end at 4673M
You Will Cover A Distance Of 4KM / TIME – 4-5 HRS
CLIMATE ZONE – ALPINE DESERT After Breakfast, ascending to Barafu Camp. Enjoy the splendid views of Mawenzi Enjoy an early dinner before turning in for the evening.
DAY 7 – KILIMANJARO SUMMIT / MWEKA CAMP
Start Climb At 4673m And End At 3100m
You Will Cover A Distance Of 18km / Time 14 -16 Hrs
Climate Zones – Alpine Desert, Arctic, Heath
You will depart just before midnight for the final summit of Uhuru Peak which stands tall at 5895m reaching the summit by dawn as the first rays of light start to appear.
You then start your descend and hike downhill to Mweka Camp for Dinner and overnight.
DAY 8 – MOSHI
Start Climb At 3100m And End At 1640m
You Will Cover A Distance Of 10km / Time 3-4 Hrs
Climate Zone – Afromontane Forest
After breakfast you descend once again through afromontane forest and around midday. You will then be transferred back to your lodge for Overnight.
DAY 9 – DEPARTURE.
Breakfast, day at Leisure. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight departure home.
The Luxury Comfort Package includes:
- - Pick-up and drop-off Airport Transfers and Transfer to the Mountain Gate and Back to Hotel in Moshi.
- - All park fees camping fees, crew fees, rescue fee.
- - Two Nights Hotel accommodation in Moshi Town and tented Accommodation Mount Kilimanjaro walk-in tents
- - All meals on the Mountain climb, and drinks on the hike (juices, coffee, tea, hot chocolate and water);
- - 10-cm thick and comfortable sleeping mats, Camping cots, Sleeping bag.
- - Dining tent, camping table and chairs, crockery and cutlery.
- - Portable toilet & shower
- - Oxygen cylinders & oximeters;
- - Emergency Medical Insurance package evacuation to the nearest Hospital in Tanzania or Kenya.
- - GPS-tracking service;
- - Complete medical kits.
- - Professional guides, licensed by Kilimanjaro National Park and support crew (assistant guides, camp master, porters, cooks, etc.).
The above cost excludes: - All Domestic and International tickets, Visa fee, Medical Insurance, Personal gear rentals, items of a personal nature, Tips for the crew and all items not mentioned in the inclusive part.
Water : Drinking water offered on the Mountain is water that is boiled, treated then filtered before being filled into the client’s bottles. This is due to all disposal plastic bottles not allowed on the mountain.