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Mt Kilimanjaro Trek - Machame Route (8 Days) Adventure Tour

Africa

  • Tanzania, United Republic of

Possibly the most scenic route to the summit, Machame boasts several paths to its highest point and back. En route to Uhuru, emerge onto high-alpine deserts with amazing views of ice fields and the peak of Mt Kilimanjaro! 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 great 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!


Highlights

Conquer Africa's highest peak, witness the curvature of the earth, trek past verdant forests and silent glaciers, watch sunrise from Uhuru Peak.


What's Included

Your G for Good Moment: Moshi Women's Cooperative Visit, Moshi Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group. 6
day guided group trek up Mt Kilimanjaro's Machame Route with local guides, cooks and porters. All permits and fees. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.


Accommodation

Simple hotels (2 nts), full
service alpine camping (5 nts).


Meals Included

7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners


Transport

Private minibus, trekking.


About our Transportation

Land Transfers & Included Tours/activities: Many of the land transfers and included tours will be by private van, car or taxi, while others may be shared with other travellers depending on availability, nature of the activity and destination. Please note for your own safety it is mandatory to wear your seat belt at all times when in a vehicle.


Group Leader

Certified mountain guide throughout, local representative, cook, porters.


Emergency Fund

Please also make sure you have access to at least an additional USD $200 (or equivalent) as an 'emergency' fund, to be used when circumstances outside our control (ex. a natural disaster) require a change to our planned route. This is a rare occurrence!


Solo Travellers

We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi
share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.


Spending Money

Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.


What to Take

As you will be trekking up Africa's highest mountain, you will be passing through a number of different climate zones, and should pack to prepare for a number of extremes ' hot and sunny, cool, cloudy, and misty, fog, rain (your first day you will ascending through a section of rain forest), wind, and lastly snow and cold. You may experience one or all of these conditions in the same day on your trek. In the lowlands, temperatures in the shade can reach 35C, and in the highlands it will be below freezing, with possible rain and fog. The use of lightweight, breathable, easily removable layers of clothes works best to allow you to adapt to the local conditions. We recommend breathable, moisture
wicking fabrics made of wool or synthetic fibres. Cotton is not recommended for hiking as it does not allow for heat or moisture to enter or escape, and it will not dry once wet. Please note that is gets extremely cold near the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro, and you will begin hiking your final ascent to the summit at approximately midnight, and hike through the coldest part of the day. For this, in addition to several warm layers and good boots to grip as you climb over frozen scree, ice, and snow, you will need warm protection for your extremities ' warm socks, gloves, and a warm winter hat. Cameras need to be protected against the severe cold weather either in warm pouch or the interior pockets of your clothing. A selection of lenses will aid the final results although weight and bulk will obviously influence your selection. For digital equipment and mp3 players, check with the manufacturer's specifications for temperature range (especially battery life), water tightness, altitude range, and general hardiness. You will need to supply your own sleeping bag and pillow. Lastly, Mt. Kilimanjaro is located only a few hundred kilometres from the equator, and at altitude, the sun's affects are heightened. Use a hat, sunglasses, sun screen, and wear proper clothing to protect yourself from the sun, to reduce the risk of sunstroke. Please note, secure luggage and valuables storage facilities are available at your Moshi hotel while you climb. Your hotel in Arusha also offers storage facilities for any extra mountain gear/clothing that you do not require for the safari portion of the trip. With regard to the type of pack(s) to use, two packs would be useful: 1. One larger pack (preferably a duffle bag) that will be carried by the porters inside large, canvas duffle bags. This pack should not exceed 15kg, and should be within the following dimensions: 30cm (height) x30cm (width) x 60cm (length) 2. One smaller 20
30L pack (5kg) that you will carry containing your water, snacks and wet weather gear. Please note that binoculars are not provided on this tour. If you are interested in using binoculars, you must pack your own.

Day 1 Moshi

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Day 2 Moshi/Machame camp

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Day 3 Machame camp/Shira 2 Camp

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Day 4 Shira 2 Camp/Barranco Camp

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Day 5 Barranco Camp/Barafu Camp

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Day 6 Barafu Camp/Mweka Camp

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Day 7 Mweka Camp/Moshi

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Day 8 Moshi

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Details

Prices from: €2099.00

Duration: 8 Days

Trip Style: Active

Service Level: Camping

Physical Demands Rating: 5 - Challenging

Group Size Notes: Max: 12

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My Own Room

Please note that if you have booked the "My Own Room/Tent" option for this tour, you will receive your own single room/tent for all night stops.

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