Mt Kilimanjaro Trek - Machame Route (9 Days)

Active, Moshi to Moshi

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

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 it poses, 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 ice fields 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!

What’s included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Moshi Women's Cooperative Visit, Moshi
  • 7-day guided group trek up Mt Kilimanjaro's Machame Route with local guides, cooks, and porters
  • Additional acclimatization day during ascent
  • All permits and fees
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Stand atop the world's highest free-standing mountain
  • Take in all the stunning scenery while hiking
  • Use an extra day to acclimatize.

Itinerary

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
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))
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
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 the Breach Wall. Included Activities: Shira 2 Camp to Lava Tower Lava Tower to Barranco Camp
Day 5 Barranco Camp/Karanga Camp (1B, 1L, 1D) Hike to Karanga camp via the Great Barranco Wall and the vast alpine desert of the Karanga Valley. Included Activities: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp
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
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
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 Moshi Women's Cooperative Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s))
Day 9 Moshi (1B) Today is departure day, and you are free to leave at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
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