Trekking Kilimanjaro with extra day to acclimatize is the guarantee to add more success rate summit. Most people who chose 7 days Machame did climb comfortably and arrived to Uhuru summit on Kibo peak very well. Between Barranco and Karanga there is hiking up and down, a great section to acclimatize. It is best suited trip for
first time climbers/beginner hikers and for Old people aged from
60 years or more
You will picked-up from your hotel in Diani/Mombasa/Nairobi and drive to the Taveta border where our Tanzania
Driver will pick you up to proceed to your hotel in Moshi for overnight and rest before proceeding with the
safari on the following day.
DAY 1: Machame Gate To Machame Camp
After breakfast you depart by vehicle to Kilimanjaro. At the gate your crew finalizes packing and after finishing with formalities you start of from Machame gate. Today’s hiking is through verdant afro montane forest to Machame camp and on route you have a picnic lunch. Look out for pretty endemic flora and a gradation of forest zones. Overnight Machame Camp (breakfast – lunch – dinner.
Day 2: From Machame Camp To Shira Camp
From Machame camp you hike to Shira Camp. The first section is relatively steep and altitude is gained rapidly. A picnic lunch is taken on trail today. The zone you pass through today is known as the heath zone where attractive wild flowers and lobelia plants become apparent. Various geologic features can be seen today from lava tubes to glacial valleys. Overnight Shira Camp (breakfast – lunch – dinner).
Day 3: Shira camp to Barranco Camp
Today is a walk high sleep low day. You ascend into alpine desert and for those that are feeling strong you can even head up to Lava Tower before descending to Barranco camp. Lunch is taken as a picnic lunch on route. This is long day but note that the next time you head to this altitude is in two days time – great acclimatization day. Overnight Barranco Camp (breakfast – lunch – dinner).
Day 4: Barranco Camp
From Barranco camp, famous for its’ giant groundsels, you ascend the
Barranco wall and hike glacial valleys to Karanga camp. Today is a
relatively short day hiking and lunch is taken at Karanga camp. In the afternoon a walk can be taken with your guides for great views of the Southern walls of Kibo and deep glacial valleys—Overnight Karanga Camp (breakfast – lunch – dinner).
Day 5: Barranco Camp To Barafu Camp
Today is another half day ascending to Barafu camp. Once again lunch is taken in camp allowing plenty of time to relax before the summit bid. Desolate alpine desert and at times strong winds rip over this camp and yet in the evening splendid views of Mawenzi peak are the norm. A relatively early dinner is taken before heading to rest for the evening—Overnight Barafu Camp (breakfast – lunch – dinner).
Day 6: Barafu Camp Kilimanjaro Summit To Mweka
Most people depart just before midnight for the final summit bid. Patience and persistence is the name of game to reach the summit and by dawn as the first rays of light start to appear, most arrive near the rim. Ascending via Stella Point affords a relatively short final section to Uhuru peak, the Roof of Africa! What goes up must come down and your goal today is to reach Mweka camp. Have overnight Mweka Camp (breakfast – lunch – dinner).
Day 7: Mweka To Moshi
After breakfast you descend once again through montane forest and
around mid-day after saying farewell to your crew, you are picked up and transfer back to your hotel for a leisure.
Our driver will pick you up from the Taveta border back to your hotel in Diani/Mombasa/Nairobi
Park fees, camping fees & rescue fees
certificate of climbing
3 Season mountain tents
Accommodation at the mountain
Transportation to & from the mountain gate
Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
3 meals daily while on the mountain
Filtered water throughout the trek
Pre & Post Trek accommodation on b/b
Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
2- way private transfers to Taveta border in Tanzania
2-way private transfers to and from Taveta border in Kenya
Flights, visa & entry requirements.
Tips to mountain crew
Items of a personal nature
A doctor for the group
Also consider tip/gratitude to your Guides, Chef/cook and porters
Average tip recommendation is as follows:
Guide is 20 $ per day
Cook/Chef is 15 US $ per day
Porters is 10 $ per day