Trip reference number: 372

Trip Operator: Oasis Overland

Climb Kilimanjaro (8 Days) Machame Route

From: £2395.00

The Tanzanian dormant volcano, Mount Kilimanjaro, encapsulates a vast range of ecosystems, so that anybody trekking up it will witness alpine woodland, tropical rainforest, moorlands, savannas, and icy snow fields and the glacial region at the summit. Not many trips could give you all of that in just 8 days!

Snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, is the highest African mountain, and is surrounded by game-filled plains, making it one of the most beautiful places to be. Uhuru peak stands at 5895m (19,340ft), and its name is the Swahili word for freedom.

There are seven routes up Mount Kilimanjaro, which range in difficulty. Roughly half of climbers choose the Machame route because it offers stunning views. This is a harder climb than the Marangu route, with steeper inclines that go on for longer. Climbers also sleep in tents, rather than the huts that are found on the Marangu route. Day 1 Moshi

Arrival into Kilimanjaro airport and transfer to hotel

Free time to explore Moshi

Late afternoon mountain briefing

Day 2 Machame Camp

Leave Moshi after breakfast and head to Mount Kilimanjaro

Begin our ascent, through the rainforest

Machame Camp

Day 3 Shira Camp

Early breakfast and we climb to the top of the rain forest

Trek through Moorlands

Afternoon arrival at Shira Camp, with the option to explore Shira plateau, or just relax

Day 4 Barranco Camp

Hike past the Lava Tower at 4600m, before descending down to Barranco Hut

Terrain will change from moorland into semi desert and rocky

Late afternoon arrival at Barranco Camp

Day 5 Karanga Camp

Barranco Breach Wall

Camping down in Karanga Valley

Day 6 Barafu Camp

Shortish trekking day but with steep valleys to negotiate

From Barafu Camp-weather permitting-opportunity to walk around the rocky ridge for spectacular views of Mawenzi Peak and Kibo

Day 7 Mweka Camp

Ascent day!

Commence climb at 23.30, 6-8 hour hike to Uhuru Peak

Trek back down to Mweka Huts for well-deserved sleep!

Day 8 Moshi

Trek back down to Mweka Gate - for summit certificates

Transfer to our Moshi Hotel 8 Days - Africa - FALSE Please note there may be a kitty contribution - please check the website

This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website

** If you see this next to a price, a specific price in your currency has not been provided, this is an estimated-only price based on a currency conversion, the price you pay may be different to that shown

Book Trip

Oasis Overland