Day 1: Kilimanjaro Airport transfer

You’ll be picked up from Kilimanjaro International Airport and taken to Moshi - a small town at the foothills of Kilimanjaro. In the evening you'll have a welcome dinner and briefing from the head guide. This trip includes all food, accommodation and airport transfers.

Day 2: Machame Camp (3,021m)

One hour’s drive lies the gate to the Machame route, where you will complete the Flag Off ceremony and begin your trek. The first section of the route passes through dense rainforest towards Machame Camp.

Day 3: Shira Camp (3,830m)

The route continues up through the forest and onto the Shira Plateau, with it's impressive views of the mountain. Looking back, you will be able to see Mt Meru (4,565m) rising high in the distance.

Day 4: Barranco Camp (3,972m)

Today the landscape changes dramatically to barren moorland. You traverse the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, passing underneath the Lava Tower from the now dormant volcano. The day has been spent at a relatively high altitude (up to 4,600m), but you have followed the mountaineering code of ‘walk high, sleep low’ to acclimatize.

Day 5: Barrafu Camp (4,642m)

Our day starts by descending into the Great Barranco, a huge ravine, and then back up over the Great Barranco Wall. It’s an easy scramble and doesn't require any rock climbing. Passing underneath the impressive Heim and Kersten glaciers, you head towards Barrafu Camp (4,642m).

Day 6: Kilimanjaro Summit (5,895m)

Today we start at around 2am and begin the steady hike to the summit. As the first sun rays hit, you'll start to see the glaciers around you, and we aim to be at the summit of Kilimanjaro for sunrise! We spend about 30 minutes on the summit celebrating and taking photos, before hiking all the way down to Millennium Camp for some well-earned rest.

Day 7: Mweka Gate (1635m)

A gentle trek takes us down through the rain forest to Mweka Gate, where you will receive certificates before taking a short 4x4 ride to the hotel in Moshi. In the evening you'll have a celebratory meal with the rest of the team.

Day 8: Airport Transfer

You'll be taken back to Kilimanjaro International Airport, in time for your flights home.
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Chris Cadez

Reviewed on 9 Oct 19

5

In September/October 2019 I went on the Kilimanjaro trek, Machame route, and it was the most incredible experience of my life.  The guides (Michael, Noel, and Lawrence) took the best care of the entire group and specifically me when I was not feeling the best.  There is no way I could have done it without their expertise.  Also, not enough can be said about the service the porters provide, our tents would be set up and ready to go before we got to each camp, the food was really good, and they were all super nice.  I would highly recommend this trip to anyone considering it.  My group I went with are currently planning another trip together because of how much fun we had and the bond we made with each other.

Wojciech Korus

Reviewed on 6 Oct 19

5

Purely the best experience to date! 
Organised to the T, helpful and super funny guides, amazing participants. 
Created Friendship for life not only with others but more importantly with Skyhook team.
Another trip booked already... WHOOOP WHOOOP :)

Penny Martindale

Reviewed on 16 Sep 19

5

Had an amazing time on this tour. Our group of 7 all made it to the summit, and the porters were fantastic. We were led by Bryson, with support from Innocent, Stanley on most of the walks. The rest of the team ensured we were fed, watered and comfortable at all stages. They looked after us so well, amazing food, support and energy throughout the whole trip. The route is great. It is challenging, so you need a good level of fitness, however it achievable thanks to the experience of the porters. Thank you Skyhook and Ahsanti tours for making this an unforgettable experience. I highly recommend this trip, and will be booking other excursions for next year.

1. What's included?
Includes:

  • Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters    
  • Accommodation
  • Permits
  • Tents, sleeping bags and matts
  • Airport Transfers
  • Food & filtered water 

Excludes:

  • International Flights
  • Tips
  • Personal travel/rescue insurance
  • Any Visa fees (£40 from the UK)

2. Do I need immunisations?

You can see the latest NHS advice at https://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/destinations/africa/united-republic-of-t....

3. Am I fit enough?

Kilimanjaro is a steep mountain with a long summit day.  We recommend you train with sport or jogging 2-3 times a week in the run-up to your trip.

4. Can you recommend a Safari trip nearby?

There is a trip at https://www.skyhookadventure.com/courses/wildlife-safari which works well with the Kilimanjaro dates.

5. How old do I need to be?

The minimum age for this trek is 18, or 16 with a parent/guardian.

6. When should I fly to Kilimanjaro International Airport?

There are three pick-up times (10:00am, 5:00pm or midnight) from Kilimanjaro International Airport on the first date of your trip. On the last date you can fly at any time, and your guides will arrange transfers that work best for the group.

7. What kit do I need?

Clothing for hiking in temperatures from +25C to -10C. A detailed kit list, with discount codes for various stores, will be sent to you when you book on.

8. How big is the group?

Most groups have 12 people, with a maximum of 14.

9. Which hotel do we stay at in Moshi?

Its Panama Garden Resort, Shanty Town Road, Tanzania.