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Moshi

KILIMANJARO MACHAME - 6 DAYS TREK


Hiking

Category

8 Days

Duration

Intermediate

Experience

Intense

Fitness

From 1 to 12

Partecipants


What you'll do

Embark on the Machame Route, Mount Kilimanjaro's revered path known as the Whiskey Route. A challenging yet rewarding climb, it boasts high success rates due to its "trek high, sleep low" approach, enhancing acclimatization. Starting southwest, this route offers stunning landscapes, steeper trails, and longer treks, contrasting the gradual ascent of Marangu. Join us for an unforgettable journey across the Shira Plateau, where scenic beauty and adventure intertwine.


Itinerary

We gather at Kilimanjaro International Airport, then head to Moshi to prepare. Our pre-trek briefing tonight ensures we're all set for the ascent, offering a chance to bond with our fellow adventurers. We set two pick-up times: 10 AM or 3 PM. So we recommend arriving at one of these two times.
Our ascent begins at the Machame Gate (1817m-5961ft), entering the lush rainforest that blankets Kilimanjaro's base. The journey to Machame Camp (3021m-9911ft) is the first step of our collective adventure. Length: 10 km (6,2 m) Time: 6-7 hours
We ascend to the Shira Plateau (3830m-12566ft), leaving the dense forest for expansive views of the mountain's vastness, with Kilimanjaro's summit in the distance beckoning us forward. Length: 4,8 km (3 m) Time: 5-6 hours
Crossing the moorland to Barranco Camp (3972m-13031ft), the terrain shifts, presenting new challenges and landscapes. Our path under the Lava Tower showcases the diverse environments of Kilimanjaro. Length: 10 km (6,2 m) Time: 7-8 hours
Tackling the Barranco Wall, we reach Barafu Camp (4640m-15223ft). The terrain changes again, preparing us for the final stretch to the summit. Length: 11,5 km (7,2 m) Time: 10-11 hours
Our summit bid begins in the dark, aiming for Uhuru Peak (5895m-19340ft). This challenging climb rewards us with the achievement of reaching the highest point in Africa, followed by our descent to Millennium Camp (3790m-12434ft) Length: 13,4 km (8,3 m) Time: 12-15 hours
Our journey back to civilization takes us through the rainforest to Mweka Gate (1630m-5348ft), where we conclude our trek and celebrate the completion of our Kilimanjaro journey. Length: 12,1 km (7,5 m) Time: 6-7 hours
As our Kilimanjaro adventure ends, we part ways, enriched by the experiences shared and the memories made on the slopes of Africa's tallest peak. We recommend leaving after dinner and having the last celebration with the guide.

What's included

Accident insurance
Medical and luggage insurance
Travel cancellation insurance
Hiking Guide
Emergency oxygen and first aid kit
Lodging includes hotel accommodations pre and post-trek, with tent accommodations during the hike
Inclusive of all necessary tour permits and camping fees
Provision of -15°C rated sleeping bags and sleeping mats for extreme conditions
Scheduled airport transfers, offering three-time options to match your flight schedule
Comprehensive meal plan (breakfast, lunch, and dinner throughout the 6-day trek)
Welcoming and farewell dinners at the hotel, plus a departure day breakfast
Access to filtered water during the trek
Contribution towards tree planting and supporting local environmental conservation efforts
Flight
Visa (if applicable)
Insurance over 4.500mt, mandatory for this trek
Tips
Laundry Services
Tanzanian mountain doctor
1 portable flush toilet with a toilet tent
Single Room supplement

Accomodations

Weru Weru River Lodge


The Weru Weru River Lodge offers 32 spacious, fully air-conditioned rooms designed for supreme comfort. Situated in an unbeatable location near Kilimanjaro, this eco-friendly lodge is the ideal pick for leisure travelers looking for an unforgettable and genuine African experience. Guests can enjoy spectacular views of Kilimanjaro, making it a perfect choice for those seeking to combine luxury with adventure​​.

Kilimanjaro Wonders Hotel


The Kilimanjaro Wonders Hotel is celebrated as one of the premier 4-star boutique hotels in Moshi, offering exceptional ambiance and facilities. Positioned 4km from Moshi's town center, 25km from Kilimanjaro National Park, and 40km from Kilimanjaro International Airport, its location is ideal for visitors to the region. This hotel stands out for its commitment to providing a luxurious stay with a range of amenities designed to cater to the needs of its guests, whether they are there to explore the nearby natural wonders, embark on an adventure, or simply enjoy a peaceful retreat​​.


Guides

Holyfield & Ahsante Tours

Holyfield & Ahsante Tours

Holyfield is a guide at Ahsante Tours. They are a local, family-owned tour operator specializing in adventure travel in Tanzania. For over the last 21 years, they have helped fellow travelers explore and experience some of the most amazing places and cultures in Tanzania. ​Their dedicated team of professionals has one goal: to provide the best and most memorable adventure experience for you!


Meeting point

-3.348645537.3435249
Moshi


Frequently asked questions


Departures

All departures are guaranteed to run

July 2024
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21 Aug
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11 Sep
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25 Sep
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7 Dec
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26 Dec
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