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Trekking Overview:


Conquer Kilimanjaro’s Machame Route, an exhilarating journey that takes you through verdant rainforests, expansive moorlands, and steep routes on your way to the summit of Uhuru Peak, often known as the Roof of Africa. The first day of your adventure starts at Machame Gate, the entrance of an unforgettable experience. Acclimatization will take place as you make your way through several habitats that you pass through on your ascent. As you make your way towards Uhuru Peak in the pitch black of night on Day 5, the summit day, you can expect an experience that is both demanding and very gratifying. The experience of seeing the dawn from the highest point in Africa is one that will stay with you for the rest of your life. On day 6, you will begin your descent through the thriving jungle, which will bring you to Mweka Gate, where you will get your summit credentials.


Day 1: Machame Gate to Machame Camp

Our adventure starts out at the Machame Gate, which serves as the entrance to the magnificent Mount Kilimanjaro. As a group, we congregate at the entrance, where we are introduced to our guides and porters and proceed through the required registration and permission checks. As we make our way through the verdant and deep jungle along the well-maintained track, the hike officially begins. A gradual rise awaits you today as you pass unspoiled streams and take in the diverse ecosystem along the way. The camp at Machame is waiting for us; it is situated in a clearing inside the jungle, and it provides a relaxing and invigorating environment in which to spend the night.

Day 2: Machame Camp to Shira Camp

We are now in the moorland zone, which is distinguished by its towering heath trees and other rare and unusual plant life. Previously, we were in the rainforest. The path takes us to the Shira Plateau, where we get our first look of the enormous Kibo peak. As we slowly gain height during the day, we are presented with more difficult challenges but are rewarded with increasingly beautiful vistas of the surrounding environment. The Shira Camp, which is positioned high above the plateau and provides us with the chance to acclimatise even more, is where we make our home for the night.

Day 3: Shira Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp

As we continue our adventure, we make our way up to the Lava Tower, an extraordinary volcanic feature that serves as a pivotal landmark on the path to acclimatisation. We take some time to relax and get used to the higher elevation here so that we can continue our journey safely. After that, we make our way back down to the Barranco Camp by way of a difficult path that is still breathtaking. Our journey is made more exciting by the inclusion of exciting scrambles, such as the one at the Barranco Wall, which we encounter along the route. The valley in which our camp in Barranco is situated is really picturesque, and it makes for a lovely setting for the evening.

Day 4: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

We say goodbye to the Barranco Camp today and begin our journey through the verdant Karanga Valley. Our journey will take us over a number of hills and valleys, each of which will provide us with stunning views of Kilimanjaro’s southern glaciers. In the end, we make it to the Karanga Camp, which is a brief but necessary halt for obtaining further acclimatisation and relaxation. From there, we make our way to the Barafu Camp, which will serve as the base camp for our ascent of the mountain. As we prepare for the last push to the summit, which will take place from this camp at a rather high elevation on the mountain, the air will become substantially thinner.

Day 5: Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Hut

As we begin our ascent of the peak in the wee hours of the morning, we are in for the day that promises to be both the most difficult and the most rewarding. The ascent to Uhuru Peak, the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro, is one that requires a great deal of mental and physical stamina. As we work our way closer to the top of the mountain, we make our way up the treacherous slopes, which are covered in ice, using the dim light from our lights as a guide. At last, as the first rays of dawn begin to illuminate the horizon, we arrive at Uhuru Peak, where we rejoice at having accomplished our goal and stand on the “Roof of Africa.” After soaking in the spectacular scenery, we will begin our descent and make our way down to the Barafu Camp. After there, we go on down the mountain until we reach Mweka Hut, where we will spend the night.

Day 6: Mweka Camp to Moshi

The first part of our last day above the mountain is spent making our way down through the enchanted jungle. On our ascent, we passed through dry and harsh landscape; the route provides a striking contrast to that environment. As we continue to make our way down, the colourful forest that once again envelops us with its verdant foliage and the symphony of bird sounds welcomes us. After a while, we arrive at the Mweka Gate, which is the location where we get our summit certificates as a symbol of our success. From here, we say our goodbyes to the hardworking group of guides and porters who helped us along the way, and we continue on to Moshi, a bustling town at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro that serves as the culmination of our wonderful adventure.

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Cancelation Policy:

The cancellation policy we have in place is intended to be both reasonable and accommodating. In the case that you find yourself unable to go on your vacation, please let us know as soon as possible. If you cancel the trip more than ninety days before the day it is scheduled to begin, we will offer a full refund, with the exception of a ten percent administrative charge. In the period beginning 89 days before the trip and ending 45 days before it, the cancellation cost is increased to 50 percent. Unfortunately, if you cancel your trip less than 44 days before departure, you will not get a refund. We are aware that unanticipated events sometimes arise, and as a result, we are willing to consider the possibility of postponing the appointment. It is essential to be aware that the rules of some service providers, such as those dealing with permits or hotels, might result in certain portions of the trip being non-refundable or subject to extra costs. Getting travel insurance is something we highly suggest doing for your own peace of mind. We want your journey with us to be as stress-free and enjoyable as possible, and we are here to help you through each and every step of the process.


What is the most efficient way to climb Mount Kilimanjaro?

The Lemosho route and the Machame route, which take between seven and eight days to complete, are the finest ways to climb Mount Kilimanjaro if you want the greatest chance of reaching the summit. These routes provide superior acclimatisation and a more manageable summit night than the other routes.

When climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, what is the most challenging aspect?

This is by probably the most treacherous and difficult stretch of any of the Kilimanjaro routes since it involves scrambling. The Shira, Lemosho, Machame, and Umbwe routes are the only ones that include an ascent of the Barranco Wall. If you are not up for this challenging ascent, we suggest that you attempt the Northern Circuit, the Rongai route, or the Marangu route instead.

Who holds the record for being the oldest person to climb Mount Kilimanjaro?

The current holder of the world record for the oldest person to climb Mount Kilimanjaro is a woman named Anne Lorimor. She was 89 years old when she completed the climb with Ultimate Kilimanjaro and was successful.

What percentage of those who try to climb Kilimanjaro really make it to the summit?

Kilimanjaro has a success percentage of 65 percent overall, whereas the 5-day routes only have a success rate of 27 percent. There is a success rate of 44 percent for routes that take 6 days, a success rate of 64 percent for routes that take 7 days, and an 85 percent success rate for routes that take 8 days.

Is it wise to attempt the ascent of Kilimanjaro on your own?

Unfortunately, the ascents of Kilimanjaro need the services of a registered guide in order to be legal. When the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority first started regulating what is often referred to as "unsupported treks" on the mountain in 1991, this rule was one of the first ones that they implemented.

Can you do Kilimanjaro in 3 days?

The 3 Day Kilimanjaro Climb is the shortest Kilimanjaro package that we have available for customers who are not interested in summiting Kilimanjaro, clients who have a limited amount of time, or clients who have smaller budgets and would prefer a Kilimanjaro short trip.

What's Included

  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services
  • 3 meals daily while on the mountain
  • Crater Fees
  • Double layered Sleeping Mats
  • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
  • Filtered water throughout the trek
  • Hot Water For Washing Purpose
  • Park fees, camping fees & rescue fees
  • Pick up and drop off at Kilimanjaro international airport.
  • Portable toilets and toilets tents
  • Pre & Post Trek accommodation
  • Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
  • Transportation to & from the mountain gate

What's Excluded

  • Bank transfer charges & card payments processing fee
  • Cost of Visas.
  • Expenses belong to person nature e.g Drinks not included on the meal plans, personal purchases, Laundry etc.
  • Insurance fees
  • International flights
  • Tips to mountain crew

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