7 days from £2750pp plus international flights.
The Machame Route is our personal favourite, combining dramatic and beautiful scenery and an excellent chance of making a successful ascent to the summit of Kilimanjaro.
You spend your first night in Arusha, meeting your fellow climbers who you will get to know well over the next week, and having a full climb briefing.
The next morning your adventure begins in earnest as you set out from the Machame Gate on your trek. Over the next 6 days you will pass through a varied range of scenery including forest, valleys and plateaus as you climb ever higher up the mountain. This is not a technical climb, but it is strenuous and physically challenging. However, you have the expert support of experienced guides, who will encourage you and help you to walk at the correct pace - not too fast - to give you the very best chance to make it to the top.
There are no huts on this route. You will be staying in 2-person mountain tents with custom-made ground sheets and cold weather sleeping mats. Porters carry all the camping and cooking equipment and your main luggage, so you need carry only your day pack.
You need good food to fuel your climb, of course. You will have three tasty and energy-rich meals each day you are on the mountain. You will be amazed at what your chef can conjure up in these challenging conditions! You will also be supplied with tail snacks and home-made biscuits between meals.
Climbing Kili is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and is sure to be one of your most memorable holidays, so what are your waiting for?!
Guide price from (pp sharing): £2750 (ex. international flights)
Transfers to and from Kilimanjaro International Airport, park and climb fees, guides, porters, all camping equipment except sleeping bags, standard mountain rescue fee.
Flights and taxes, visas, travel insurance, tips.(Note: tips can be a significant extra cost on all Kili climbs, no matter which company you climb with. Please ask us about this).
It is best to fly into Kilimanjaro International Airport. Flights will cost from £750-950 depending on season and availability.
Departure dates: This group tour departs on specific dates from June to March. It operates with a minimum of 4 people, though can be run for fewer at a higher price.
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