Possibly the most scenic route to the top of Kilimanjaro, Machame boasts different paths to the summit and back. Emerge onto high alpine deserts with amazing views of ice fields, all en route to Uhuru, peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro! Known as ‘Whiskey Route’, this path leads you through magnificent forests on the slopes of Kili, up over rocky terrain and onto high alpine deserts with amazing views of hanging glaciers and the Kibo massif. On the way to the summit, catch views of the surrounding peaks from Shira Cathedral and of the Western Breach and Breach Wall from Lava Tower. After a well-earned rest at the high Barafu Camp, time to get your gear together for a night hike to the summit! In this spectacular setting, you’ll get to watch the sunrise before starting the decent to Moshi, where you’ll arrive on Day 8 to celebrate with a much-needed drink!
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Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Most of the day is spent in the gorgeous and fascinating, forested slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro, most of which is considered to be rainforest zone.
Depending on the weather, the trail will be soggy and possibly muddy if it rains.
Machame Gate to Machame Camp
Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))
Hike through lower alpine moorland to Shira 2 camp and observe the spectacular views of Kibo Peak.
Machame Camp to Shira 2 Camp
Hike to Barranco Camp via Lava Tower. Enjoy the fantastic view of Western Breach and the Breach Wall.
Shira 2 Camp to Lava Tower
Lava Tower to Barranco Camp
View the Great Barranco Wall and climb up the eastern wall, passing below the Helm Glacier.
Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp
The route from Barafu Camp to the summit is mentally and physically, the longest, most challenging day of the entire trek. Despite the difficulty, the memory of conquering Mt Kilimanjaro will stay with you forever.
Barafu Camp to Stella Point
Stella Point to Summit
Summit to Mweka Camp
Arrive to Moshi in the afternoon. Time to relax, take a shower, and celebrate with a drink. Cheers to climbing Mt Kilimanjaro! Before dinner, you will be welcomed and congratulated on your climb by the mamas of the Moshi Women's Cooperative, a project supported by G Adventures. They will present you with a gift and a certificate to remember all your efforts on the mountain.
Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate
Moshi Women's Cooperative Visit
Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s))
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Trip Name: Mt Kilimanjaro Trek - Machame Route (8 Days)
Duration: 8 Days
From Price: 2879
Trip Code: 126615
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