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Kilimanjaro Climb Machame_Umbwe

7 DAY KILIMANJARO CLIMB (9 Days in Tanzania)

Machame Route - Moderate

Many people list Kilimanjaro as a lifelong dream adventure. This itinerary allows you the time to see all of Kilimanjaro's main areas and with a 7 day ascent it also allows you a great chance of successfully making it to the roof of Africa! If you are looking for a great adventure that does not compromise safety or ethics then climb with us.


This is a 7 day Kilimanjaro hike starting at Machame gate and ascending via Stella Point. There is a night time ascent to the summit. The trip is fully supported with spacious guest tents, mattress and pillow as well as a mess tent with lightweight tables and chairs and all cutlery. Our trips also include a toilet tent in camp and most importantly knowledgable professional guides that go through bi annual training. Our logistics team at our base monitors your trip from start to finish.


Kilimanjaro: afromontane forest, Shira plateau, glacial valleys and aline dersert, views of Mawenzi, ascent of Kibo and possible views of Kibo caldera and ash pit. Glaciers and the roof of Africa!


Day 1 ARRIVAL - ARUSHA On arrival you are met and transfer to the lodge. There is a briefing with the climbs manager and head guide. Overnight Lodge (half board).

NOTE: all climbers must have a pre climb briefing the night before. After breakfast you depart by vehicle to Kilimanjaro. At the gate your crew finalise packing and after finishing with formalities you start of from Machame gate. Today's hiking is through verdant afromontane forest to Machame camp and on route you have a picnic lunch. Look out for pretty endemic flora and a gradation of forest zones! Overnight Machame Camp (full board).

From Machame camp you hike to Shira Camp. The first section is relatively steep and altitude is gained rapidly. A picnic lunch is taken on trail today. The zone you pass through today is known as the heath zone where attractive helichrysum and lobelia plants become apparent. Various geologic features can be seen today from lava tubes to glacial valleys. Overnight Shira Camp (full board).

Today is a walk high sleep low day. You ascend into alpine desert and for those that are feeling strong you can even head up to Lava Tower before decending to Barranco camp. Lunch is taken as a picnic lunch on route. This is long day but note that the next time you head to this altitude is in two days time - great acclimatisation day! Overnight Barranco Camp (full board).

From Barranco camp, famous for its' giant groundsels (Senecio species), you ascend the Barranco wall and hike glacial valleys to Karanga camp. Today is a relatively short day of hiking and lunch is taken at Karanga camp. In the afternoon a walk can be taken with your guides for great views of the Southern walls of Kibo and deep glacial valleys. Overnight Karanga Camp (full board).

Today is another half day ascending to Barafu camp. Once again lunch is taken in camp allowing plenty of time to relax before the summit bid. Desolate apline desert and at times strong winds rip over this camp and yet in the evening slendid views of Mawenzi peak are the norm. A relatively early dinner is taken before heading to rest for the evening. Overnight Barafu Camp (full board).

Most people depart just before midnight for the final summit bid. Patience and persistence is the name of game to reach the summit and by dawn as the first rays of light start to appear, most arrive near the rim. Ascending via Stella Point affords a realtively short final section to Uhuru peak, the Roof of Africa! What goes up must come down and your goal today is to reach Mweka camp. Overnight Mweka Camp (full board).

After breakfast you decend once again through montane forest and around mid day after saying farewell to your crew, you are picked up and transfer back to your lodge for a well deserved shower! Dinner & overnight Lodge (full board).

Day 9 DEPARTURE An airport transfer is included to connect you with international flights.

from $3,230 USD per person

Trained Kilimanjaro guides (1: 2 ratio)
Camp crew, cook, a great team of porters
Airport transfers (Kilimanjaro or Arusha Airport to Lodge x 2)
All relevant Park fees & rescue fees
Emergency medical evacuation
Supplemental oxygen & pulse oximeters
All accommodation and meals as described in the itinerary
Sleeping tent with mattress, mess tent, stools, toilet tent
Drinks on the hike (potable water, tea, coffee & hot chocolate)

Tips (recommended $200 per person)
Sleeping bags (available at $30 per trip)
International flights
Entry visas
Items of a personal nature
Alterations to this itinerary (i.e. if different accommodations and services are provided then the price will most likely vary up or down)
Airport departure taxes (unless stated)
Beverages in hotels (except those in your personal safari vehicle)
Hospital bills and international evacuation in the event of an emergency

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