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Mount Kilimanjaro Bamba Trek (Machame Route) 9D/8N

This 9-day hiking adventure takes you up the mighty Mount Kilimanjaro, conquering the highest peak in Africa!

Travel with experienced guides via the scenic Machame Route, the second most popular route on the mountain with picturesque and stunning views of nearby Meru and Kilimanjaro landscapes.

Trek along physically demanding routes and camp under the stars on the mountain on the way to the top.

Tour Highlights

  • Climb up the highest freestanding mountain in the world
  • View the impressive Lava Tower
  • Enjoy unforgettable views and sunrises
  • Experience landscapes from rainforests, high moorlands to alpine deserts
Price from

$4,800.00

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Tour Information

Inclusions:

  • - Mixed accommodation
  • - Moshi bus station pick-up & drop-off
  • - 8 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • - 9 day trek to Mount Kilimanjaro
  • - Professional mountain guides
  • - Fees, equipment

Departures:

Every Monday

Itinerary

Day 1: Moshi, Tanzania

Pick up at bus station and transfer to your accommodation in Moshi.

Catch your first glimpse of Mt Kilimanjaro, rising high above the East African plains, while you wander about the town making last minute arrangements for your big trek ahead.

Tonight, you will get briefed on your upcoming trek.

Overnight in Moshi.

Day 2: Moshi - Machame Camp, Tanzania

Drive to the Machame Gate at the Kilimanjaro National Park where you will start your trek.

After park entrance formalities, you will begin your ascent and enter the rainforest almost immediately. Watch for black and white Columbus monkeys and other native flora and fauna of the forest.

After about 6 hours of hiking you will reach Machame Camp [3,000m] where you will have time to relax and enjoy a hearty evening meal before snuggling into your tent for the night.

Overnight at Machame Camp on Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Trek time: approx. 10.8Kms/ 5-7hrs

Day 3: Machame Camp - Shira Camp, Tanzania

Get up early and observe dramatic changes in the landscape as you start climbing along a steep path towards Shira Camp [3,845m].

The lush, green forest quickly turns into dry moorlands and then the ascent becomes more gentle. Admire the beautiful wild alpine flowers and the unique giant lobelia and groundsel plants.

Enjoy a short lunch before continuing up a rocky ridge to the Shira Plateau, where you have your first views of the Kibo massif and its stunning glaciers.

Have a delicious evening meal and overnight at Shira Camp [3,845m].

Temperatures can fall well below zero, so be prepared to snuggle into your sleeping bag and warm clothes tonight!

Overnight at Shira Camp on Mount Kilimanjaro.

Trek time: approx. 5.4Km/ 5-7hrs

Day 4: Shira Camp - Barranco Camp, Tanzania

Today will be an acclimatisation day so your body can adjust to the altitude, which will greatly improve your chances of reaching the summit.

Have a relaxing breakfast and then set off on a 6-7 hour trek from Shira Camp to the Lava Tower [4,640m] where you can take a minute to rest and enjoy the views, before continuing through the Barranco Valley to Barranco Camp [3,960m].

Admire a memorable sunset and then have a fulfilling evening meal before overnighting at Barranco Camp.

Overnight at Barranco Camp on Mount Kilimanjaro.

Trek time: approx. 12Kms/ 5-7hrs

Day 5: Barranco Camp - Karanga Camp, Tanzania

Begin the day climbing up the imposing Great Barranco Wall to its top with your guide by your side to help you along.

The route allows for an additional day of acclimatisation as you ascend and descent before reaching the mountain ridge. Take in the beautiful landscapes and stunning contrasts of desert and vegetation of Mount Kilimanjaro on this short 3-4 hour hike before reaching Karanga Camp [4,035m].

Overnight at Karanga Camp on Mount Kilimanjaro.

Trek time: approx. 5.5Kms/ 4-5hrs

Day 6: Karanga Camp - Barafu Camp, Tanzania

Awaken to the sunrise reflecting off Mount Kibo summit today and enjoy a hearty breakfast before setting out on your 3-4 hour hike through dry deserted terrain to reach Barafu Camp [4,600m] situated on a narrow ridge. The giant Kibo and Mawenzi peaks can be viewed from the camp.

Go to sleep early and get some precious rest before your summit attempt.

Overnight at Barafu Camp on Mount Kilimanjaro.

Trek time: approx. 4Kms/ 3-4hrs

Day 7: Barafu Camp - Millennium Camp, Tanzania

Today is the big “summit day!”

You will be woken in the middle of the night around 12:00 – 1:00 am and begin your trek towards Stella Point [4,685m] reaching the crater rim in about 5-7 hours.

Trek for another 1-2 hours to Uhuru Peak [5,895m] where you can enjoy the sunrise over the great African landscape. Admire the reflection of the sunrise over the snowy peaks and the surrounding glaciers. Take photos and video of your great achievement before descending along the same route back to Barafu Camp where you will be rewarded with snacks and refreshments.

Rest up for a while and then trek back down to Millennium Camp [3,790m].

After a very long hiking day of about 14 hours, get some well-deserved sleep.

Overnight at Millennium Camp.

Trek time: approx. 13.5Km/ 12-15hrs

Day 8: Millennium Camp - Moshi, Tanzania

Have breakfast this morning and bid farewell to your mountain crew.

Descend back down through the rainforest on a walk to reach the Mweka Gate.

Get your Kilimanjaro trekking certificate and then meet your driver who will take you back to Moshi where you will be able to take a long and rewarding warm shower.

Enjoy the rest of the day to relax, celebrate your big achievement and share photos with the rest of your group.

Overnight in Moshi.

Trek time: approx. 12.1Kms/ 6hrs

Day 9: Moshi, Tanzania

Today your trip comes to an end with a Moshi bus station drop-off for your departure.

You will leave with amazing memories and remember this trip for the rest of your life!