Mt Kilimanjaro Trek - Machame Route (8 Days)
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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!

Duration: 8 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Hiking, Trekking Physical rating: Challenging
Accommodation standard:   Not Rated% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 126615
Starts: Moshi, Tanzania Finishes: Moshi, Tanzania
You will visit
  • Moshi
  • Moshi



Day 1: Moshi

Arrive at any time.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting


Day 2: Moshi/Machame camp (1B, 1L, 1D)

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.

Included Activities:
Machame Gate to Machame Camp

Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))


Day 3: Machame camp/Shira 2 Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)

Hike through lower alpine moorland to Shira 2 camp and observe the spectacular views of Kibo Peak.

Included Activities:
Machame Camp to Shira 2 Camp


Day 4: Shira 2 Camp/Barranco Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)

Hike to Barranco Camp via Lava Tower. Enjoy the fantastic view of Western Breach and Breach Wall.

Included Activities:
Shira 2 Camp to Lava Tower
Lava Tower to Barranco Camp


Day 5: Barranco Camp/Barafu Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)

View the Great Barranco Wall and climb up the eastern wall, passing below the Helm Glacier.

Included Activities:
Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp


Day 6: Barafu Camp/Mweka Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)

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.

Included Activities:
Barafu Camp to Stella Point
Stella Point to Summit
Summit to Mweka Camp


Day 7: Mweka Camp/Moshi (1B, 1L)

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.

Included Activities:
Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate
G Adventures-supported Moshi Women's Cooperative Visit

Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s))


Day 8: Moshi (1B)

Depart at any time.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

    • Guided group trek up Mt Kilimanjaro's Machame Route with local guides, cooks, porters
    • All permits and fees
    • A visit by the Mamas of G Adventures-supported Moshi Women’s Cooperative and a hand-made gift
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    • Simple hotels (2 nts), full-service alpine camping (5 nts)
    Meals Included
    • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
    • Private minibus, trekking
    Group Leader
    • Certified mountain guide throughout, local representative, cook, porters
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Tour Highlights:
  • Conquer Africa's highest peak
  • Witness the curvature of the earth
  • Trek past verdant forests and silent glaciers
  • Watch sunrise from Uhuru Peak.