Mount Kilimanjaro via Machame Route (Tented Climb)

DAY 1 Moshi

Transfer from Arusha/Kilimanjaro International Airport/Namanga entry point to Moshi. Dinner and pre-climb briefing.

DAY 2 Machame Camp (3000m)

After breakfast, take transfer to Machame Gate and meet with the mountain guide and porters. Commence the 4-hour climb through the Montane forest to Machame camp.

DAY 3 East Shira Plateau (3800m)

Today, you will walk for approximately 5 hours leaving the forest behind and ascending through giant heather into the upper heath zone. Camp close to the old Shira Plateau Hut.

DAY 4 Barranco Camp (3940m)

Ascend to Lava tower at 14000 feet and then turn southwards and descend into the Great Barranco Valley. The route from Lava Tower to Barranco Hut is through the boulder strewn high desert zone. Views up to the Western Breach wall are spectacular.

DAY 5 Barafu Camp (4600m)

Leave the Barranco Valley and traverse below glaciers on the southern slopes of Kilimanjaro before the trail turns north and ascends to Barafu Hut.

DAY 6 Summit day (5895m) & Mweka Camp (3100m)

Start the summit ascent soon after midnight, arriving on the crater rim at dawn. Continue on up to Uhuru peak at 19340 feet. After taking in the view and signing the summit book, descend back to Barafu hut and on down to Mweka Hut located on the edge of the Montane forest.

DAY 7 Moshi

Begin a 4-hour descent to the park gate. Collect your certificate and transfer back to the hotel for dinner and overnight in Moshi.

DAY 8

Depending on the plans for your next destination, arrangements will be made for your transfers prior to your time of departure.