Climb Kilimanjaro: Summiting the Machame Route

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Climb Kilimanjaro: Summiting the Machame Route



Tour Description:

Ascend the tallest freestanding mountain in the
world alongside the team with the best summit
rate on Kilimanjaro, viewing breathtaking,
lava-forged landscapes en route to achieving
a once-in-a-lifetime goal.

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Dates & Pricing

Tuesday 02 Jul 24 — Wednesday 10 Jul 24Starting at $8,495 Get a Quote
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ITINERARY

Day 1 - Arusha, Tanzania
Arrive in Arusha and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy a good night’s rest as one of only 12 guests on this epic journey.

Day 2 - Arusha
In preparation for the climb ahead, acclimatize as you walk through Arusha National Park. Situated between the peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru, this scenic park houses a wide range of habitats, from its string of crater lakes populated by waterfowl to its highland montane forest and imposing summit views. The forest harbors a wealth of wildlife, including frolicking black-and-white colobus monkey and regal bushbuck. This evening, sit down to a welcome dinner with fellow guests.

Day 3 - Mount Kilimanjaro
Drive from Arusha to the Machame village on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro to begin your climb along the challenging and scenic Machame Route. Hike for about six hours through dense rubber-tree and giant-fig forests to your camp, set up near huts once used for shelter. As you make your way up through the forested terrain, keep an eye out for elephant. Settle into your first camp, poised at an altitude of 10,000 feet.

Day 4 - Mount Kilimanjaro
Awake early to a piping-hot cup of coffee or tea. As you leave camp, absorb the commanding view of Uhuru Peak. Trek out of the forest up to the hagenia zone (upper limit of forest growth) through a savanna of tall grasses and haunting volcanic lava landscapes. After a six-hour hike, arrive at the Shira Plateau and your camp. At 12,500 feet, it boasts sweeping views across the Masai Steppe to distant Mount Meru and the Shira Needles.

Day 5 - Mount Kilimanjaro
During a six-hour hike, skirt the Shira Plateau toward the Kibo Massif, continuing upward to the Lava Tower (15,000 feet). Descend toward Barranco Camp through the immense, waterfall-punctuated Grand Barranco canyon, which is fed by streams from the Umbwe River. Today’s camp is situated at an elevation of 13,000 feet.

Day 6 - Mount Kilimanjaro
Hike for about five hours along the Barranco Cliff with no increase in elevation. This allows you time to rest and adjust to the increasingly higher altitudes. In the afternoon, you may hike in the Karanga Valley, set beneath the icefalls of the Heim, Decken and Kersten glaciers.

Day 7 - Mount Kilimanjaro
Today is another half-day ascending to Kosovo Camp, located in a secluded spot high up the mountain to better prepare you for the summit push. Have lunch and then relax in the afternoon. Kosovo Camp is subject to strong winds, yet in the evening offers spectacular views of nearby Mawenzi peak. Enjoy an early dinner, followed by more time to rest and acclimate.

Day 8 - Mount Kilimanjaro
Rise very early to a hot cup of coffee or tea before setting out on 12 to 16 hours of trekking today. Should all go as planned, you will stand at the highest point in Africa in about seven hours’ time. Make your way up a winding path flanked by the towering Ratzel and Rebmann glaciers to soaring Stella Point, found at 18,630 feet on the rim of Kibo Crater. As the sun rises, continue around the rim to Uhuru Peak (19,341 feet), the highest point in Africa, where the air is rarefied. Savor your achievement of summiting Mount Kilimanjaro, and then descend to your last campsite (10,200 feet).

Day 9 - Arusha
Continue your descent to the base of the mountain, walking for two to three hours, to rendezvous with your A&K driver, who greets and transports you back to Arusha. During a farewell lunch, enjoy basking in your accomplishments with fellow guests. Comfortable dayrooms are provided until your departure.