Travel the Kilimanjaro Machame Route in the heart of Tanzania

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
Short Breaks
Code
YKAR
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 16
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
209kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Spot monkeys and brightly coloured birds
  • Marvel at spectacular glaciers
  • Gaze upon snow-capped mountains
  • Climb steep ridges to gaze upon snow-capped mountains
  • Catch incredible sunrises
  • Experience 360-degree views from scenic campsites

Itinerary

Glimpse the snow-capped peaks of Mt Kilimanjaro in the distance.
Begin with a gentle stroll through the rainforest.
Leave the rainforest and watch as the vegetation grows sparser on the path to the Shira Plateau.
The undulating river valley terrain makes for easy acclimatisation on the trek towards the more rugged areas.
Experience a challenging climb as the path heads up and down over craggy landscapes.
Start early, watch the sunrise at Stella Point and pass by Rebmann Glacier. Make the final push to the peak and be rewarded with incredible views. Conquering Africa’s highest mountain is 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
6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
Accommodation
Camping (with basic facilities) (5 nights), Hotel (1 night)
Included activities
  • Fully catered trek including National Park entrance fees, climbing fee, mountain huts & rescue services (5 days)

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Important notes

It is recommended that you do not plan to fly on day 7 due to potential issues around altitude sickness. This trip is offered on a join-in basis. Please see trip notes (Important notes) for more details. This trip requires an additional non-refundable deposit in order to secure a Kilimanjaro climb permit ( AUD1000, USD1000, EUR800, NZD1000, GBP650, CAD1000, ZAR8000, CHF900 ). Please see trip notes (Important notes) for more details.

Trip notes

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