Mt Kilimanjaro Trek - Machame 8-Day Route

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8 days,Moshi to Moshi

Conquer Africa's highest peak, witness the curvature of the earth, trek past verdant forests and silent glaciers, watch sunset from Uhuru Peak.

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Departure date Jul 03, 2015

Possibly the most scenic route to the summit, Machame boasts several paths to it's 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!

What's Included

  • Guided group trek up Mt Kilimanjaro's Machame Route with local guides, cooks, porters
  • All permits and fees
  • A visit by the Mamas of Planeterra-supported Moshi Women’s Cooperative and a hand-made gift
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners. (Allow USD40-50 for meals and drinks not included.)
  • Private minibus, trekking.
  • Certified mountain guide throughout, local representative, cook, porters.
  • Small group experience; Max 12, avg 10.
  • Simple hotels (2 nts), full-service alpine camping (5 nts).
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Day 1Moshi

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Moshi/Machame camp(1B, 1L, 1D)

Hike the lower slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro to Machame Camp.

Day 3Machame camp/Shira 2 Camp(1B, 1L, 1D)

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

Day 4Shira 2 Camp/Barranco Camp(1B, 1L, 1D)

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

Day 5Barranco Camp/Barafu Camp(1B, 1L, 1D)

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

Day 6Barafu Camp/Mweka Camp(1B, 1L, 1D)

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

Day 7Mweka Camp/Moshi(1B, 1L)

Continue descent through the forested, lower slopes to Moshi.

Day 8Moshi(1B)

Depart at any time.

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