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Mt Kilimanjaro Trek - Machame Route (8 Days)

Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Mt Kilimanjaro Trek - Machame Route (8 Days)

Mountaineering·
Hiking
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Start: Moshi
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End: Moshi

Possibly the most scenic route to the summit, it boasts several paths to its highest point and back.

Activity
LocationMt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Duration8 days
Start / EndMoshi / Moshi
Tour operatorG Adventures

Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Mt Kilimanjaro Trek - Machame Route (8 Days)

Mountaineering·
Hiking·
8 days·G Adventures
Start: Moshi
·
End: Moshi

Description

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 ...

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Itinerary

Day 1Moshi

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Moshi/Machame camp

Most of the day is spent in the gorgeous and fascinating, forested slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro, most of which is considered to be rainforest zone. Depending on the weather, the trail will be soggy and possibly muddy if it rains.

Day 3Machame camp/Shira 2 Camp

Hike through lower alpine moorland to Shira 2 camp and observe the spectacular views of Kibo Peak.

Day 4Shira 2 Camp/Barranco Camp

Hike to Barranco Camp via Lava Tower. Enjoy the fantastic view of Western Breach and the Breach Wall.

Day 5Barranco Camp/Barafu Camp

View the Great Barranco Wall and climb up the eastern wall, passing below the Helm Glacier.

Day 6Barafu Camp/Mweka Camp

Hike during the night to the Summit via Stella Point. Watch the sunrise before descending to Mweka Camp.

The route from Barafu Camp to the summit is mentally and physically, the longest, most challenging day of the entire trek. Despite the difficulty, the memory of conquering Mt Kilimanjaro will stay with you forever.

Day 7Mweka Camp/Moshi

Arrive to Moshi in the afternoon. Time to relax, take a shower, and celebrate with a drink. Cheers to climbing Mt Kilimanjaro! Before dinner, you will be welcomed and congratulated on your climb by the mamas of the Moshi Women’s Cooperative, a project supported by G Adventures. They will present you with a gift and a certificate to remember all your efforts on the mountain.

Day 8Moshi

Depart at any time.

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Accommodation

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

What's Included

Your G for Good Moment: Moshi Women's Cooperative Visit, Moshi. 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.

Meals Included

7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners

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 t... Read more
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