Conquer the highest peak in Africa – Tanzania's Mt Kilimanjaro

Trek the amazing Machame Route to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest point. At high altitude, it's a challenging journey through uniquely varied terrain. Camp out at night and enjoy incredible scenery along the way. Then at the very top of Uhuru Peak, rising 5,896m above sea level, feel the exhilaration of achievement and marvel at the incredible views.

Start
Marangu, Tanzania
Finish
Marangu, Tanzania
Countries
Tanzania
Themes
Walking & Trekking
Code
YKXA
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 16
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
456kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Size up mighty Mt Kilimanjaro from Marangu
  • Spy colourful bird species flitting through the rainforest
  • Spend a night camped out on the Shira plateau
  • Marvel at the Hiem, Kersten and Rebmann glaciers
  • Catch a dazzling sunrise from Stella Point
  • Summit Africa's highest mountain peak

Itinerary

Nestled on the slopes of mighty Mt Kilimanjaro, this lively town boasts views of snow-capped mountains and is a great base for exploring the surrounding area.
Start with a pleasant stroll through the rainforest, where many species of brightly coloured birds can be seen, before setting up camp at Machame for your first night on Kilimanjaro.
Leave the rainforest and watch as the vegetation grows sparser on the path to the Shira Plateau. Spend the night camping on the edge of the plateau and be treated to a golden sunset over the snow-dusted peaks of Kibo.
Continue through the rolling landscape and deep river valleys on the way to more rugged areas of the mountain.
Prepare your body for the summit climb ahead with an acclimatisation day at Karanga Valley. After a morning of scenic walking along the Kibo South Circuit, arrive at the valley camp in time to eat your lunch by the river. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon savouring the stunning surrounds.
Trek through fascinating dry desert terrain and ascend further on the way to Barafu Camp. Witness the contrast between the craggy landscape of the mountain and the spectacular views of the Heim, Kersten and Rebmann glaciers above.
Grab a midnight feast and head off before dawn to watch the sunrise at Stella Point and pass by Rebmann Glacier. Make the final push to the peak and be rewarded with incredible views that accompany the feat of conquering Africa’s highest mountain - a life-changing experience.
Return to the base of the mountain where our adventure comes to an end back at Marangu.
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Inclusions

Meals
7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
Accommodation
Camping (with basic facilities) (5 nights), Hotel (2 nights)

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Important notes

1. Passenger Self Assessment Form required for this trip
2. The minimum age to climb Mt Kilimanjaro is 16 years
3. A single supplement is available for this trip, however it only applies to Day 1 and Day 8 at Marangu Hotel.

Trip notes

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