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8 Days Trekking tour itinerary for Mount Kilimanjaro & Moshi: Go Up Africa's Highest Mountain Via Machame Route

Mount Kilimanjaro, Moshi

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Go up Africa

Trek on snow and ice

Mount Kilimanjaro-Tanzania

Take the scenic Machame route, excellent for acclimatization to reach the highest point of this mountain. See rich biodiversity during your treks through jungles, forests and alpine deserts. Enjoy magnificent scenery above the clouds! Finish the climb near the glaciers. If you are climbing in winter, climb the final steps on snow.

DAY 01

Arrival from airport to kili cottages

  • You are picked up from the airport and transported to the kili Cottages. Make sure you arrive early on this day as there is a lot to get done. Once you have had a chance to settle in, the guides will arrange a final briefing and gear check to make sure that you are perfectly ready before the start of the climb the next day. The rest of the day will be spent at leisure but make sure you get a good night's rest as the next day starts pretty early!  

DAY 02

arrival from kili cottages to machame gate then Hike to Machame Camp

  • After breakfast, you will depart by a private vehicle to Kilimanjaro. At the gate, you will sign in and after the formalities you will start off from Machame gate.    Today's hike is through verdant from montane forests to Machame camp and en route you will stop and have a picnic lunch. Look out for pretty endemic flora and a graduation of forest zones!

  • Stay overnight in Machame Camp.

DAY 03

Hike to Shira Camp (3840 m) – (B/L/D)

  •  From Machame camp,  hike to Shira Camp. The first section is relatively steep and altitude is gained rapidly. A picnic lunch is taken on trail today if weather and time permits. 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.

  • Stay overnight at Shira Camp. 

DAY 04

Hike to Barranco Camp

  • Today is a "walk high sleep low day." You ascend into alpine desert and for those feeling strong you can even head up to Lava Tower before descending to Barranco camp. You will have a picnic lunch en route. This is a long day, but note that the next time you head to this altitude in two days time - great acclimatization day!

  • Stay overnight at Barranco Camp.  

DAY 05

Hike to Karanga Valley (3,930 m) – (B/L/D)

  • From Barranco camp, famous for it's giant groundsels (Dendrosenecio species), you ascend the Barranco wall and hike glacial valleys to Karanga camp.       Today is a relatively short day and we will have lunch at Karanga camp.

  • In the afternoon, take a walk with your guides for great views of the southern walls of Kibo and deep glacial valleys. Stay overnight at Karanga Camp. 

DAY 06

Hike to Barafu Camp (4,550 m) – (B/L/D)

  • Today is another half day ascending to Barafu camp. Once again, we will have lunch an the camp allowing plenty of time to relax before the summit bid. Desolate alpine desert and at times strong winds rip over this camp and yet in the evening, one can enjoy splendid views of Mawenzi peak are the norm. We will eat a relatively early dinner before heading to rest for the evening.

  • Stay overnight at Barafu Camp.

DAY 07

To the top of Africa and down to Mweke Camp (3,100 m) – (B/L/D)

  • Most people depart just before midnight for the final summit bid. Patience and persistence is the name of the 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 before dusk.

  • Stay overnight at Mweka Camp. If we are late summiting, then we may camp at the nearby Millenium Camp.

DAY 08

Departure back to kili cottages

  • After breakfast, you descend once again through mountain forest and around mid day, after bidding your crew farewell, you are picked up and transferred back to your Kili Cottages hotel for a well-deserved shower! Last of all, you will be transferred to the airport to catch your flight back home.

  • 1820 USD Per Adult (* Pay 30% to confirm booking)
  • Two nights accommodation at the Kili Cottages Hotel in Moshi  (before and after the climb).

  • First night includes breakfast.

  • Last night includes dinner & breakfast.

  • Return transportation from Moshi to/from the starting/finishing point on the mountain.

  • Qualified guides with mountain crew.

  • National park fees.

  • Tents and sleeping mattresses.

  • Cutlery / Crockery / Eating utensils.

  • Mess tent (for dining) / Mini camping chairs / Tables / Candles.

  • Rescue Fees.

  • Pulse oximeters.

  • First aid kit.

  • Kilimanjaro mountain guides, porters, cook, waiter salaries.

  • Boiled water on the mountain.

  • All meals on the mountain (breakfast, lunch & dinner).

  • Guides, porters, waiter, cook accommodation and entry fees on the mountain.

  • Airport transfers.

  • Guides, Porters, Cook & Waiters tips.

  • Meals and drinks not specified.

  • Gear for your climb.

  • Items of personal nature.

  • Additional nights beyond the two standard hotel nights included.

  • Visas.

  • Emergency oxygen.


  • 20% of the profit we get we do support our orphanage home, Kilimanjaro Orphanage Centre ( We take care of 79 kids.

  • You can pay 30% to confirm your booking via our official bank account ,alternative online link payment.

Mount Kilimanjaro, Moshi

Trekking Tour
Camping Tour
Volcano Tour

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Kilimanjaro Economy

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USD 1820
Type of Tour

Private Tour


The tour is available from 21 Apr to 30 Apr on the following days of the week.

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