|Contact provider for price||6 Days||Year-round
Exertion level: 7
|Operator: Summits Africa
12 people max
This is a 6 day Kilimanjaro hike starting at Machame gate and ascending via Stella Point. There is a night time ascent to the summit. The trip is the most 'budget' trip we run although you still have a mess tent as standard and most importantly knowledgeable professional guides that go through bi annual training. Our logistics team at our base monitors your trip from start to finish.
Kilimanjaro: afromontane forest, Shira plateau, glacial valleys and alpine desert, views of Mawenzi, ascent of Kibo and possible views of Kibo caldera and ash pit. Glaciers and the roof of Africa!
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Reviewer: Helen Burton
"We couldn't imagine a better crew. The welcome into camp each day cheered the end of our work. Jackson was great, Rama always there, Joseph always cheerful and Edward absolutely fantastic."
Reviewer: Damian O'Hare
"Felt extremely safe and well looked after the whole journey - from the check ups morning and night to the general knowledge and good banter from the whole crew - excellent."
Reviewer: Miss J Cripps
"The crew were absolutely amazing!!! It felt like a big family. So hard working and really looked after us. Absolute credit to the company."
- This is a custom departure, meaning this trip is offered on dates that you arrange privately with the provider. Additionally, you need to form your own private group for this trip. The itinerary and price here is just a sample. Contact the provider for detailed pricing, minimum group size, and scheduling information. For most providers, the larger the group you are traveling with, the lower the per-person cost will be.
KILIMANJARO / MACHAME
After breakfast you depart by vehicle to Kilimanjaro. At the gate your crew finalise packing and after finishing with formalities you start of from Machame gate. Today's hiking is through verdant afromontane 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)
KILIMANJARO / SHIRA
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 Helichrysum and lobelia plants become apparent. Various geologic features can be seen today from lava tubes to glacial valleys.
Overnight Shira Camp (breakfast - lunch - dinner)
KILIMANJARO / BARRANCO
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 acclimatisation day!
Overnight Barranco Camp (breakfast - lunch - dinner)
KILIMANJARO / BARAFU
From Barranco camp, famous for its' giant groundsels (Senecio species), you ascend the Barranco wall and hike glacial valleys to Karanga camp. Lunch is taken at Karanga valley before heading to Barafu in the afternoon. 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.
KILIMANJARO / 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.
Overnight Mweka Camp (breakfast - lunch - dinner)
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 chose drop off point.
(breakfast - picnic lunch)
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