Mt Kilimanjaro Trek - Machame 9 Day Route

9 days,Moshi to Moshi

Stand atop the world's highest free-standing mountain, take in all the stunning scenery while hiking, use an extra day to acclimatize.

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Experience the splendour of Kili with an extra day on your trek to acclimatize to the summit of Africa's highest peak. Considered by many to be the most scenic path to the summit, the Machame boasts different routes to the summit and back. 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 beautiful scenery beneath the glaciated precipices of the Southern Icefields 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
  • Additional acclimatization day during ascent
  • All permits and fees
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 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 (6 nts).
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Day 1Moshi

Arrive at any time.

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

Hike lower slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro to Machame Camp.

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

Hike through the lower alpine moorland to Shira 2 camp and observe the spectacular view 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/Karanga Camp(1B, 1L, 1D)

Hike via Great Barranco Wall and the vast alpine desert of Karanga Valley.

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

Short hike to Barafu Camp. Prepare for the upcoming hike to the summit.

Day 7Barafu Camp/Mweka Camp(1B, 1L, 1D)

Night hike to the Summit via Stella Point. Appreciate the beautiful sunrise before descending to Mweka Camp.

Day 8Mweka/Moshi(1B, 1L)

Continue descent through forested, lower slopes to Moshi.

Day 9Moshi(1B)

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