Country
Tanzania
Duration
8 Days/7 Nights
Travel Type
Tour
 

This is probably the most beautiful route up Kilimanjaro. The accommodation on the way up and down is strictly camping (mobile tents) only. This trek is strenuous and may be better suited to more adventurous hikers.

Inclusions

7-night accommodation in double occupancy
19 meals: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners
Transfers to/from airport
English-speaking mountain guide
Experienced cooks, guides and porters
Tents
Dining or mess tents, camping table and chairs
Emergency evacuation insurance

Exclusions

International air – E-Visa for Tanzania +/- USD $50.00 https://eservices.immigration.go.tz/visa/ – Mountain gear – Sleeping bag – Items of a personal nature – Gratuities to hotel personnel, guides and drivers – Insurance

1

DAY 1 ARUSHA - MOSHI

Pick up from Arusha town or Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer to Moshi town, which is commonly known as the gateway to Mount Kilimanjaro.

Meals : Dinner

Accommodation : Moshi for 1 night

2

DAY 2 MOSHI - MACHAME CAMP

Today you will be transferred to the Machame Gate to begin your climb. Depending on the weather this can be a moderate to very demanding day as the trek winds through a beautifully lush rain forest.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation : Overnight in mountain tents at Machame (3000m).

3

DAY 3 MACHAME CAMP – SHIRA CAMP

A full day as you start early, leaving the forest behind and climb a steep ridge for 3-4 hours. The path then drops into a gorgeous river gorge before you climb more gently up onto the moorland of the Shira Plateau. The Shira Plateau is all that remains of an older volcano that was engulfed when the much larger Kili formed. On clear days the views are absolutely breath-taking: a seemingly endless expanse of multi-colored heath to the gargantuan rim at the end of the plateau where billows of clouds melt down onto the plateau floor.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation : Overnight camping in mountain tents at Shira (3840m).

4

DAY 4 SHIRA CAMP - BARRANCO CAMP

Today’s 5-6 hours walk across the plateau makes little net elevation, although there are ups and downs throughout the day. We’ll enjoy sightings of the typical Kilimanjaro Mountain vegetation and rewarding views of the spectacular Barranco Valley.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation : Overnight camping in mountain tents at Barranco (3950m).

Extra ($): An additional night for altitude acclimatization at Karanga Hut is highly recommended.

5

DAY 5 BARRANCO CAMP - BARAFU CAMP

The standard day includes about 6-8 hours of trekking, up the Barranco Wall, then across scree and ridges to the Karanga Valley (4100m) for lunch, before continuing up to Barafu Camp at 4600m.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

6

DAY 6 BARAFU CAMP - UHURU PEAK - MWEKA CAMP

You will rise around 2330hrs and after some tea and biscuits you will shuffle off into the night. You will head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This 8- hour walk to Stella point is for many climbers, mentally and physically, the most challenging on the route. At Stella point (5685m) you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see (weather permitting). From Stella Point you will normally encounter snow all the way on your 2-hour ascent to Uhuru Peak (5896m). Despite the actual distance of the trek not being too far the progress is slow – there is less than half the oxygen than at sea level! Uhuru Peak provides a unique reward and usually a plethora of emotions. If your progress has been good you can watch the sunrise from the rooftop of Africa! Most people then start returning quite soon after sunrise as the return journey today is quite long. Take a brief respite at Barafu Camp before descending all the way down to Mweka Camp at 3100m.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation : Overnight at Mweka Camp.

7

DAY 7 MWEKA CAMP - MOSHI

After breakfast descend through the lower heath section that quickly turns into rainforest. Your time on Kilimanjaro ends at Kibololoni Gate where you will be met and transferred back to a Base Hotel in Moshi for dinner and overnight.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation : Moshi for 1 night

8

DAY 8 MOSHI - ARUSHA

After breakfast, transfer back to Arusha town.

Meals : Breakfast

HOTEL OPTIONS OR SIMILAR

Moshi

Park View Inn

Machame

Machame Camp

Shira

Shira Camp

Barranco

Barranco Camp

Barafu

Barafu Camp

Mweka

Mweka Camp

Rates in CA$, per person, starting from, in double occupancy 

Land Package
Daily departures 2024 Standard Climb Deluxe Climb
Double Single Double Single
January 1 – December 31 3739 4699 4969 6929
Extra Night +469
ITEMS INCLUDED/NOT INCLUDED: STANDARD CLIMBS: DELUXE CLIMBS:
4 SEASON MOUNTAINEERING TENTS YES YES
COMFORTABLE MESS TENTS YES YES
FOAM CAMPING MATRESSES NO YES
CAMPING CHAIRS YES YES
CAMPING TABLES YES YES
HOT WATER BOTTLE FOR SLEEPING BAG NO NO
PERSONAL PORTER FOR CARRYING DAY PACKS NO NO
DRINKING WATER ON THE MOUNTAIN YES YES
FOOD RESUPPLY (ONCE ON TREK) NO YES
SOLAR LIGHTING IN DINING TENT YES YES
SOLAR LIGHTING IN SLEEPING TENT NO NO
KILIMANJARO MAP FOR EACH CLIENT NO NO
DAILY HEALTH MONITORING (TWICE A DAY WITH AN OXIMETER) YES YES
GUIDES EXPERIENCED IN FIRST AID AND LIFE SAVING SKILLS YES YES
COOKS WHO FOR ALL DIETARY REQUIREMENTS YES YES
PORTERS YES YES
OXYGEN CYLINDER (1 CYLINDER EVERY 4 PASSENGERS) NO YES
HYPERBARRIC PRESSURE BAG (1 EVERY 5 PASSENGERS) NO YES
CHEMICAL TOILET (1 EVERY 5 PASSENGERS) NO YES
FOOD DEPENDING ON THE DIETARY REQUIREMENTS OF THE CLIENTS YES YES
AED HEART SAVING MACHINE NO YES
PARK FEES YES YES
HOT WATER FOR GETTING FRESH IN THE MORNING AND ONCE YOU REACH CAMP YES YES
ASSISTANT GUIDES YES YES
ALTITUDE SICKNESS CHECKLIST YES YES
FULL TRIP AND SAFETY BRIEFING YES YES
FULLY STOCKED FIRST AID KIT YES YES
WASH BASIN FOR EACH CLIMBER AT CAMP YES YES
THREE DELICIOUS AND HEARTY MEALS PER DAY YES YES
SNACKS UPON ARRIVAL IN CAMP YES YES
MOBILE PHONES YES YES
VHF RADIOS NO YES

**Prices in this document are for information only; they were issued at press time, for the current year. Please note that due to exchange rates and temporary promotions, they can increase or decrease at any time. Contact your travel agent for the price and promotion of the moment. Prices include the contribution of customers to the Compensation Fund for clients of Quebec travel agents.

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Kilimanjaro – The Machame Route- Detailed itinerary
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