Kilimanjaro climb - Machame Route

From $2,960, 9 days, Tanzania Trip code: YKXA

  • Adventure 5 out of 5
  • Relaxation 1 out of 5
  • Culture 3 out of 5
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Trip Highlights

  • Ascending up through the clouds and feeling on top of the world!
  • Seeing the sunrise at Stella Point
  • Climbing the Barranco Wall
  • Star gazing in the awesome night's sky and sharing stories with your fellow climbers
  • Getting to know the porters and joining in with their singing and dancing
  • Feeling a huge sense of acheivement when you reach the summit!

Trip Summary

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Trek the amazing Machame Route to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest point. At high altitude, it's a challenging journey through uniquely varied terrain. Camp out at night and enjoy incredible scenery along the way. Then at the very top of Uhuru Peak, rising 5,896m above sea level, feel the exhilaration of achievement and marvel at the incredible views.

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What will I be doing?

  • 8 Itinerary (8 days)

8 Itinerary: 8 days

Destination info

Kilimanjaro is in Tanzania but right on its border with Kenya. So if wildlife’s your thing you’ll want to know that you’re very close to several world-famous national parks – Serengeti, Tarangire, Tsavo, Chyulu Hills and Maasai Mara – as well as Kilimanjaro National Park itself. You’re quite close to Nairobi too. And that’s in addition to all the delights that Tanzania and Kenya have to offer gap year travellers – check out our destination info for these two countries.

  • Location: Tanzania

Day 1 Marangu
Nestled on the slopes of mighty Mt Kilimanjaro, this lively town boasts views of snow-capped mountains and is a great base for exploring the surrounding area.
Day 2 Machame Camp
Start with a pleasant stroll through the rainforest, where many species of brightly coloured birds can be seen, before setting up camp at Machame for your first night on Kilimanjaro.
Day 3 Shira Camp
Leave the rainforest and watch as the vegetation grows sparser on the path to the Shira Plateau. Spend the night camping on the edge of the plateau and be treated to a golden sunset over the snow-dusted peaks of Kibo.
Day 4 Barranco Camp
Continue through the rolling landscape and deep river valleys on the way to more rugged areas of the mountain.

Day 5 Karanga Valley 

Prepare your body for the summit climb ahead with an acclimatisation day at Karanga Valley. After a morning of scenic walking along the Kibo South Circuit, arrive at the valley camp in time to eat your lunch by the river. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon savouring the stunning surrounds.

Day 6 Barafu Camp
Trek through fascinating dry desert terrain and ascend further on the way to Barranco Camp. Witness the contrast between the craggy landscape of the mountain and the spectacular views of the Heim, Kersten and Rebmann glaciers above.
Day 7 Uhuru Peak/Summit
Grab a midnight feast and head off before dawn to watch the sunrise at Stella Point and pass by Rebmann Glacier. Make the final push to the peak and be rewarded with incredible views that accompany the feat of conquering Africa’s highest mountain - a life-changing experience.
Days 8-9 Marangu
Return to the base of the Mountain where our adventure comes to an end back at Marangu.

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What's included?

  • All accommodation
  • Activities as stated in the itinerary
  • Meals as stated in the trip notes
  • Services of a trip leader throughout
  • 24 hour support

What's not included?

  • Flights (unless otherwise stated)
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Optional excursions
  • Items of a personal nature including spending money, drinks, tips and gratuities

Additional Information & FAQs

Minimum age

Minimum age 18 years old.



Camping (with basic facilities), Hotel


Group Size
Maximum of 12 travellers per group


Travelling at Altitude
This trip goes above 2800 metres / 9200 feet where it is common for travellers to experience some adverse effects in their health due to the altitude. Please see further information on Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE) and High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE).


Tour Operator

This tour is operated by Intrepid Travel.


Advice & Safety

Throughout your programmes you will have the support and guidance of the programme co-ordinator and team. You will be provided with competent assistance and help with any questions or advice you may need during your stay.


You will be assigned a personal travel advisor who will co-ordinate your programme with you. Feel free to contact them at any time before you go, or when you are on your travels.


In addition, you will have access to a 24 hour emergency contact number so you can contact one of our UK staff at any time should you need to.


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