What to do after your climb of Mount Kilimanjaro

The Machame Route would be considered the most scenic of the routes. The sights along the way include Shira Cathedral on the Shira Plateau, the Lava Tower at the foot of the Western Breach and the Barranco Valley on the southern slopes; the sunsets are exceptionally beautiful. The Machame route is climbed in a minimum of 6 days, one day longer than the Marangu route. This extra day on the mountain proves beneficial as it gets you more accustomed to the altitude thus reducing any problems associated with altitude sickness.

Accommodation on the Machame route is slightly less comfortable than the Marangu route as you camp each night in tents (carried by the porters) as opposed to huts. It is for this reason that the Machame route is better suited to the slightly more adventurous climber.


1Arrive at the Keys hotel in Moshi
No Meals, Overnight in Hotel
2Climb briefing. Transfer to park gate. Hike to Machame camp. (Approx 5 hours)
Full Board - 3000m
3From Machame to Shira Plateau. (Approx 5-6 hours)
Full Board - 3800m
4From Shira Plateau to Barranco Wall. (Approx 7-8 hours)
Full Board - 3900m
(Option of extra night on mountain)
5From Barranco via Karanga Valley to Barafu camp. (Approx 8-9 hours)
Full Board - 4600m
6From Barafu via Stella Point, summit to Uhuru, back to Mweka camp (total hiking time approx 12-15 hours)
Full Board - 3600m
7From Mweka to park gate. Transfer to hotel, Moshi.
Breakfast & Lunch, Overnight in Hotel
8After breakfast, continue your journey
Continental Breakfast

What's included

  • accommodation at base hotel (bed & continental breakfast)
  • return transfers to park gate
  • sleeping mats and all camping equipment
  • porters & guides
  • all food on mountain
  • park fees & hut fees
  • mountain rescue fees

What's not included

  • International flights (Ask a member of staff to include these)
  • Tanzania visa (approx $50)
  • Airport transfers (Ask a member of staff to include these)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips (budget approx per person for the Marangu Route)
  • Items of a personal nature

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Our professional and friendly staff will organise additional accommodation, transfers, shuttle service, and safari extensions on request.

Trip Details

Valid:31 December 2010
Cost:£1,000 to £1,175
Length:Six day hike, plus 2 nights at base hotel

How to Book

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