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Mount Kilimanjaro Machame Route Trek

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  • Climb Mt Kilimanjaro via the Machame Route
  • Watch sunrise from the Roof of Africa
  • Enjoy breathtaking views as you ascend to Uhuru Peak
At 5895m, Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the tallest free-standing mountain in the world. Join us on this 8-day, guided trip and conquer the highest mountain in Africa. There are seven established routes to the top of the summit: Marangu, Machame, Lemosho, Shira, Rongai, Northern Circuit and Umbwe. At Wayfairer, we recommend the Machame and Lemosho routes.

The Machame Route offers a shorter trekking duration coupled with breathtaking views of farmlands, forests and heather moorlands. Start your trek on the second day of the tour, when you will travel from Machame Gate to Machame Camp.

The third day will take you to Shira Camp 2. Climb to Stella Point, located 5685m above sea level, on Day 6 of the trip. Be rewarded with stunning sunrise views from there before heading for Kilimanjaro Peak. Descend down to Mweka Camp on the same day and receive your climbing certificates at Mweka Gate the next day.

We will drive you from Arusha to the airport on the final day of the trip. For more details, please go through the itinerary below.

Hotel
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, a Wayfairer representative will meet you and drive you to your lodge in Arusha where you’ll spend one night. We recommend that you try and get an early night ahead of your Mt Kilimanjaro trek which will start tomorrow.
Camping
After breakfast, your local guide will meet you at your lodge and drive you to Machame Gate where you’ll go through the registration process. Attend a briefing session before you meet the rest of your trekking team and start the trek. Walk along a winding trail through a rainforest until you reach Machame Camp.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Camping
Leave Machame Camp after breakfast and continue on an ascending trail, up to a steep, rocky ridge. You’ll pass through heathers and open moorlands on the Shira Plateau. Cross a gorge to reach Shira Camp 2.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Camping
Today will be your hardest trekking day so far as you’ll trek east up a ridge and then southeast to the Lava Tower before descending towards Barranco Camp through the strange but beautiful senecio forest. Trek in areas above 4500m from sea level and camp overnight at around 3900m.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Camping
Starts with the short, steep ascent of the daunting Barranco Wall. This section can be quite a challenge. However, your effort will be rewarded with phenomenal views of the Hiem Glacier and the summit of Kilimanjaro.

Cross a series of hills and valleys next, until you descend down to the Karanga Valley. Reach Barafu Camp from where you can see the peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Camping
Start your ascent by torchlight in the early hours of morning. Climb to Stella Point, located 5685m above sea level. It is a long and hard climb at high altitude today but seeing sunrise from Stella Point is a moment worth treasuring.

Walk around the crater rim to Kilimanjaro Peak, the highest point in Africa at 5895m. Enjoy your achievement and take photographs at the summit sign before starting your journey downhill to Barafu Camp. Take some rest before continuing your descent.

You will be staying at Mweka Camp tonight.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel
Walk through lush rainforests to reach Mweka Gate. Rceive your certificates, green for reaching Stella Point and gold for summiting Uhuru Peak, before returning to Arusha to relax, shower and celebrate.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Lunch
Check out of your hotel After breakfast in the morning and transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport for your return flight home.
Meals
  • Breakfast
what’s included
  • Pickup & drop-off service. All transfers as per the itinerary
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary
  • Meals mentioned on the itinerary
  • Professional tour guides and local staff (including porters and cook)
  • All communal equipment such as tents, food, cooking items, etc
  • National park entrance fees
what's excluded
  • International flight tickets
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in the 'What's Included' section
  • Optional activities
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 8 days
Tour Type Private Tour
Age Requirement 10 +
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Maximum altitude 5895 meters
Trek difficulty Hard
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Arusha, Tanzania
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