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8 Days Mt. Kilimanjaro Climbing: Machame Route - Bush & Events Africa
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8 Days Mt. Kilimanjaro Climbing: Machame Route

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8 Days Mt. Kilimanjaro Climbing: Machame Route


per person

PACKAGE COST: From USD 1,600per person(cost varies depending on the group size)

Cost includes:
• Guide, cook and porters
• Park entry fees & camping fees
• Accommodation in top quality mountain tents during the climb
• Meals on the mountain i.e Breakfast, lunch, dinner and evening tea and drinking water
– Emergency evacuation cover – AMREF flying doctors
– 2 nights accommodation on bed and breakfast basis in Moshi(the night before and after the climb)
– Transport to/from Nairobi via the scheduled/public shuttle bus (private transport can be organized on request)

Cost excludes:
 Personal hiking gear(we provide the gear list)
 Tips for the guides, cooks and porters
 Drinks of personal leisure e.g. soft and alcoholic drinks
 Additional days apart from those named in itinerary
 Visas, Flights and Medical/Travel insurance
 Vaccination certificates(Yellow fever)


DAY 1 – Nairobi to Moshi

Departure at 8am from Nairobi via the scheduled shuttle bus to Moshi. Overnight will be in Moshi

Day 2 -Moshi-machame gate-machame hut

Departure from Moshi at 0800hrs for the Machame park gate for registration and starting off the climb. Today’s hike will be amongst the giant trees for about 4 -5hours. Picnic lunch enroute, Dinner and Overnight at Machame camp 3000m

Day 3: Machame hut to shira

After breakfast, you climb out of the rain forest and into a moorland zone. After 5 hours hike, have Picnic lunch and arrive at the Shira plateau – Shira hut at 3840m for dinner and overnight

Day 4: Shira camp to ballanco approx 6-7hrs

Depart from Shira camp after breakfast and head towards Kibo. After about 2 hours, gain altitude sharply toward Lava Tower 4570meters. Descend to Barranco Camp at 3930m. Dinner and Overnight at ballanco 3930m

Day 5: ballanco-karanga-barafu hut

After breakfast, You’ll head to karanga taking about 3-4 hrs trek, stop for lunch, then proceed to barafu camp for about 3hrs. Dinner and Overnight will be at Barafu camp 4600M

Day 6: barafu camp- SUMMIT –mweka camp

On this day, you’ll be woken up at 2300hrs(of Day 5) and start the summit trek by 2330hrs aiming to get to the summit by sunrise. It’s a steep and difficult hike of approximately 5 hours to the Kilimanjaro’s crater rim at Stella Point. Then proceed on to reach Uhuru peak approximately 50mins from Stella point. Amazing moments as you officially accomplishment a lifetime moment of reaching Africa’s highest point(Uhuru peak) at 5895m! Take photos and enjoy the sunrise! After summiting, turn back to Barafu for full breakfast then down further to Mweka approx 2.5hrs to Camp. Dinner and rest at Mweka camp 3100m

Day 7: Mweka camp to gate & exit

After an early breakfast, it is a short and scenic hike back to the park gate for 2 .5 to 3hrs. You’ll exit the gate of Kilimanjaro having conquered Africa’s highest mountain! It is an achievement and you’ll be awarded with a certificate by the Kilimanjaro National park authorities. The certificate carries lifetime memories of this achievement! You’ll then drive back to Moshi for the night

Day 8:

Breakfast then departure from Moshi and back to Nairobi after conquering Africa’s highest point!