Mt Kilimanjaro Trek - Machame 9 Day Route
Experience the splendour of Kili with an extra day on your trek to acclimatize to the summit of Africa's highest peak. Considered by many to be the most scenic path to the summit, the Machame boasts different routes to the summit and back. Known as the "Whiskey Route" because of the tougher challenge, this path leads you through magnificent forests before traversing a ridge leading through moorland to the Shira Plateau. It offers beautiful scenery beneath the glaciated precipices of the Southern Icefields before summiting from the higher Barafu Camp. Camp along the route with support from local guides and porters. As a world leader in Kili treks, we'll take you to new heights in adventure!
Private minibus, trekking.
Simple hotels (2 nts), full-service alpine camping (6 nts).
7-day guided group trek up Mt Kilimanjaro's Machame Route with local guides, cooks and porters. Additional acclimatization day during ascent. A visit by the Mamas of G Adventures-supported Moshi Women's Cooperative and a hand-made gift. All permits and fees. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Stand atop the world's highest free-standing mountain, take in all the stunning scenery while hiking, use an extra day to acclimatize.
Day 1 Moshi
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Moshi/Machame camp (1B, 1L, 1D)
Hike lower slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro to Machame Camp.
Day 3 Machame camp/Shira 2 Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)
Hike through the lower alpine moorland to Shira 2 camp and observe the spectacular view of Kibo Peak.
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 the Breach Wall.
Day 5 Barranco Camp/Karanga Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)
Hike to Karanga camp via the Great Barranco Wall and the vast alpine desert of the Karanga Valley.
Day 6 Karanga Camp/Barafu Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)
Make the short trek to Barafu Camp. Prepare for the upcoming hike to the summit.
Day 7 Barafu Camp/Mweka Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)
Night hike to the summit via Stella Point. Appreciate the beautiful sunrise before descending to Mweka Camp.
Day 8 Mweka/Moshi (1B, 1L)
Continue the descent through forested, lower slopes to Moshi. Meet the mamas of the Moshi Women's Cooperative, a G supported project, for a climbing ceremony.
Day 9 Moshi (1B)
Depart at any time.