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Mt Kilimanjaro Trek - Machame Route (8 Days)
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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!

  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Challenging
  • Accommodation standard:   Not Rated%
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: DTM8/126615
  • Starts: Moshi, Tanzania
  • Finishes: Moshi, Tanzania
You will Visit
  • Moshi

Itinerary

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Day 1: Moshi

Arrive at any time.

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Day 2: Moshi/Machame camp

Hike the lower slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro to 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.

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Day 3: Machame camp/Shira 2 Camp

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

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Day 4: Shira 2 Camp/Barranco Camp

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

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Day 5: Barranco Camp/Barafu Camp

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

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Day 6: Barafu 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.

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Day 7: Mweka Camp/Moshi

Continue descent through the forested, lower slopes to Moshi. Meet the mamas of the Moshi Women's Cooperative, a G supported project, for a climbing ceremony.
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.

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Day 8: Moshi

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • G Adventures for Good: 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
    Accommodation
    • Simple hotels (2 nts), full-service alpine camping (5 nts)
    • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
    Transport
    • Private minibus, trekking
    Group Leader
    • Certified mountain guide throughout, local representative, cook, porters
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Tour Highlights:
  • Conquer Africa's highest peak
  • Witness the curvature of the earth
  • Trek past verdant forests and silent glaciers
  • Watch sunrise from Uhuru Peak.