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Kilimanjaro climb via Machame Route

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Day 1: Kilimanjaro Airport to Moshi

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Get ready for the start of your amazing Kilimanjaro Machame Route journey! You’ll receive a warm welcome at the airport by our driver and be transported in comfort to your hotel in Moshi. After settling down, you’ll gather for a group orientation session. Our expert team leaders will guide you through the important details of your route and offer advice for a successful trek. Your hiking gear will then be inspected and adjusted if necessary. The rest of the day is spent preparing for your life-changing journey.
Duration: 1 day

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Rafiki Backpackers and Guesthouse

Day 2: Day 2: Moshi to Machame Gate (1,800m/5,905ft) to Machame Camp (3,000m/9,840ft)

Stop At: Machame Camp, Tanzania
Elevation Gain: 1,200 meters (3,935 feet) Walking Time: 6-7 hours Distance: 9km
After waking up to a warm hotel breakfast, you’ll depart Moshi for the Machame Gate, the start of numerous Kilimanjaro climbing routes. The 45-minute journey will take scenic turns off the beaten path, traversing coffee plantations and traditional local villages. After reaching the park gate, our team will assemble all your gear while you register with the Kilimanjaro National Park authorities. Meet and get to know the rest of your support team, including our friendly chefs. Then begins your first trekking experience to Machame Camp. Here you’ll venture across spectacular terrain, including tropical rainforests and grasslands. Catch glimpses of wild animals and exotic plant species as you move through moss-covered forest underpasses. Travel into drier terrain surrounded by high grasses and fields of sprouting wildflowers. You’ll then stop and admire a view of Mount Kilimanjaro’s mighty summit, Kibo Peak. All the while, your porters and cooks prepare the camp ready for your arrival.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight camping at Machame Camp

Day 3: Machame Camp (3,000m/9,840ft) to Shira Camp (3,840m/12,600ft)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Elevation Gain: 840 meters (2,760 feet) Walking Time: 4-6 hours Distance: 7km

You’ll wake up on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro awaiting the most spectacular stretch of your journey so far. Gather your gear, including plenty of water, and set off on an exposed trail where you’ll soak up plenty of sun. Sudden shifts in the scenery will make you catch your breath: a panorama of lush forest canopies towering above, vast golden savannah plains below, and a sight of the jagged volcanic peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo. You’ll also have gradual exposure to increasingly higher altitudes to help with the acclimatization process. After lunch, you’ll climb the lava-filled Shira Plateau then hike through arid pathways. Watch for the shrinking vegetation the higher you ascend Kilimanjaro, including the exotic Lobelia Deckenii and the Scenecio dwarf shrub. Finish the day at Shira Camp where you’ll rest and recuperate for the next part of your exciting journey.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight camping at Shira Camp

Day 4: Shira Camp (3,840m/12,600ft) to Barranco Camp (3,950m/12,960ft)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Elevation Gain: 690 meters (2,264 feet) Walking Time: 6-7 hours Distance: 10km
Now more than halfway through one of the best Mount Kilimanjaro climbing routes, you’ll encounter the most varied and rewarding stretch so far. Get ready for a hike eastwards towards the gorgeous Shira Plateau along ever-steeper terrain. The highlight of your day will be the approach towards Lava Tower, an incredible 300 ft tall volcanic plug that transforms into a looming passageway. Then you’ll take a rapid descent towards the Barranco campsite, famous for being the most scenic one on the route. You’ll set up for the night surrounded by massive valley walls and the stunning Kibo massif. View spectacular glaciers draped with sunlight while you enjoy a hot, steaming meal.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight camping at Barranco camp

Day 5: Barranco Camp (3,950m/12,960ft) to Barafu Camp (4,600m/15,100ft)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Elevation Gain: 650 meters (2,140 feet) Walking Time: 7-8 hours Distance: 8km
The day before your final ascent is filled with thrilling exploration and adventure. Start the morning with an invigorating 90-minute climb up Barranco Wall, also known as the Breakfast Wall, and down into the gorgeous green territories of the Karanga Valley. Survey spectacular vistas of bleached glaciers and gleaming shards of light then journey near the Heim, Kersten and Decken Glaciers. As the bronzed peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi Peaks come into view, you’ll stop and have an energy-dense dinner in preparation for the upcoming push to the summit.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Ovenight camping at Barafu Camp

Day 6: Barafu Camp (4,600m/15,100ft) to Uhuru Peak (5,895m/19,340ft) to Mweka Camp (3,100m/10,170ft)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Elevation Gain: 1,295 meters (4,240 feet) Elevation Loss: 2,795 meters (9,170 feet) Walking Time: 14-16 hours Distance: 19km
At midnight, you’ll rise to begin the final ascent to Uhuru Peak, Africa’s highest point. Journey amid gleaming glaciers to Stella Point while the sun rises, illuminating the amazing peaks of the summit. Savor the final hours of your unforgettable journey before reaching Uhuru Peak, your final destination. Standing on the rooftop of Africa, you’ll be filled with a sense of exhilaration looking down over the swirling cloudscape and oceans of ice. Celebrate with your team and soak in the atmosphere before returning to Barafu Camp for a hot, steaming breakfast. The day ends with your arrival at Mweka Camp, where you’ll spend the night lying beneath the stars.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Ovenight camping at Mweka Camp

Day 7: Mweka Camp (3,100m/10,170ft) to Mweka Gate (1,500m/4,920ft) to Moshi

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Elevation Loss: 1,600 meters (5,250 feet) Walking Time: 3-4 hours Distance: 10km
Wake up on your last day on the mountain rested and triumphant—you’ve just conquered Mount Kilimanjaro! After a leisurely breakfast, you’ll stroll towards Mweka Gate through gorgeous forest scenery draped in cloud and mist. A Viva Africa Tours vehicle will be there to transport you back to Moshi where a hot shower, soft mattress and fresh set of clothes await.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight at Rafiki Backpackers and guesthouse, Moshi

Day 8: Moshi to Kilimanjaro Airport

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Today we will take you to Kilimanjaro Airport, from where you will embark on your flight home. If you’ve chosen to participate in a safari – well, that’s a different adventure and we’ll take care of that too!
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Rafiki Backpackers & Guesthouse, Uru Road, Moshi 7292, Tanzania

Traveler pickup is offered
Free airport pick up.

Airports

  • Kilimanjaro Airport, Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania
Duration
8 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 7x Breakfast
  • 5x Dinner
  • 6x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Entry/Admission - Machame Camp
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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