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6-Day Mount Kilimanjaro Climb, Machame Route

From US$ 1,350 per person
  • No booking or credit card fees
  • E-ticket/Mobile voucher
  • Climbing the highest free standing mountain in the world, Kilimanjaro
  • Amazing views from the summit at 5895 m
  • Get to Africa's highest point
Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest peak, standing at 5895m. On this trek, you will ascend via the Machame route and descend via the Mweka route. There are no huts for accommodation in this route. We will instead be camping on camping grounds with wonderful scenery and fine weather.

The climb does not bring tiredness to climbers. At the end of you climb you will find that you have refreshed mind heart and the spirit.

As soon as you arrive in Arusha or Kilimanjaro Airport you will be picked up by a personal driver/guide who will escort you during the whole stay on the mainland.

You will enjoy and experience nature wildlife, habitat of the fauna and flora in the natural areas, and the peoples and culture of this amazing area.

Please refer to the itinerary for day-by-day activities.
Day 1: Machame Gate (1800m)- Machame Camp (3000m)

Arrive at the Machame gate from Kilimanjaro Aiport in a 4WD vehicle. You will be introduced to the guide and porters. Registration is done and thereafter we start the climb {Hiking/Trekking} with picnic lunch through the rainforest for approximately 4 to 5 hrs where you arrive at the Machame Hut.

Later in the afternoon, we walk up to a little higher altitude for acclimatization.

Return to Machame Hut for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Machame Camp (3000m) – Shira camp (3800m)

After breakfast, we start our climb through the short Savanah, the forest and other vegetation for approximately 4 to 5 hrs with picnic lunch en route. We will reach the Shira Hut in the late afternoon.

Dinner and overnight at Shira hut.

Day 3: Shira (3800m) – Burranco (3950m)

After breakfast, and a slow walk through semi glacier and sandy areas, we will stop for lunch. After 3 to 4 hrs, we will arrive at the Burranco Hut for dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Barranco Hut (3950m) – Barafu Hut (4600m)

After breakfast, we will climb through glaciers for approximately 4 to 5 hours, with lunch enroute, before arriving the Barafu Hut for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Barafu Hut (4600m) Uhuru Park (5895m) Mweka (3100m)

An early wakeup call around 01.00hrs for preparation and light breakfast before starting the final ascent to the summit.

We will get to the Stella Point in approximately 5 to 6 hrs and a further ascent of 45 minutes will get us to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

The descent is faster because after a short rest at Barafu hut, we descend via the Gilman to reach Mweka hut.

Dinner and overnight at Mweka hut.

Day 6 : Mweka hut – gate – Arusha

After breakfast, we start our final descent to Mweka gate. After saying goodbye to your guide /posters, you will be transferred to Arusha.
what’s included
  • A night's accommodation before and after the climb
  • Airport transfer
  • All accommodation during the climb
  • All meals during the climb
  • All park entry fees
  • Transport to and from the mountain gates
  • Knowledgeable mountain guide and porters on climbs for professional trekking
  • Cook plus all the kitchen utensils on the climbs and tents
  • Rescue fees
  • Guide and porter fees
what’s excluded
  • Extras at the lodges i.e drinks, telephone, laundry, Internet etc
  • International flight
  • Departure tax
  • Visa travel insurance
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 6 days
Minimum Participants 2 people
guiding method Informational booklets
guide language English
meeting/Start point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Arusha, Tanzania
Cancellation Cancellations are sometimes unavoidable but please note that all hotels and lodges have cancellation policies to protect themselves against lost business.
Less than 30 days: 100% of invoiced amount
between 60 days and 30 hours: 50% of invoiced
more than 60 days: 20% of the invoice amount
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