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Climb Mount Kilimanjaro - Machame Route - 7 days for $1,959

The most popular way to go up Mount Kilimanjaro, the Machame Route delights on all of its tens of twists and turns through grand rainforests, providing astonishing views. Among the treats along this trail to be seen are the Shira Plateau, Kibo volcano, Western Breach and a few glaciers. The destination and turnaround point is Uhuru Peak.

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Day 00:

Arrival and orientation.

Day 01:

Travel to Arusha—Tanzania’s safari capital—for debriefing.

Day 02:

Kilimanjaro National Park. Travel through rainforests and arrive at Mandara Hut (2,750m).

Day 03:

Gently ascend Mount Kilimanjaro, with time for acclimatization.

Day 04:

Cross “the saddle” – a valley between Mawenzi and Kibo mountains. Take rest so as to be set to climb in the morning.

Day 05:

Shoot up towards Gilman’s Point to Uhuru Peak – located on the rim of a crater. A stunning vista awaits adventurers at the top. Then it’s on to Horombo Hut for an evening of revelry for making it this far, and relaxation.

Day 06:

Enjoy being this close to Kilimanjaro before going downhill through Marangu Gate.

Day 07:

In the morning, it’s off to respective host families/hostels.

Program details

The program fee for RCDP volunteers is $1,959

The program fee includes:

  • Pickup/drop-off from project site,
  • Park entry fees
  • Camping fees
  • English-speaking guide(s)
  • Cooks/porters
  • Full board/camping accommodations for duration of the climb
  • Camping equipment, mineral water for the first day
  • Boiled and filtered water on the other days
  • Transfer to the gate and return to Arusha.

The program fee does not include:

  • Meals and accommodations in Arusha
  • Tips for group leader(s): tour leader and driver, and items for personal consumption such as drinks and snacks.