• Tour No: TSAAGTKILI6 – Machame Route

    • Duration: 8 day, 6 days on the mountain and 2 night in Arusha
    • Highlight: by Machame route
    • Accommodation: Camping in 2-person tent
    • Guide: Over 300 successful summit climbs as a guide with excellent performances.
    • Porters: Average of 3 porters per person (one porter carries climber luggage-max.15kgs and other(s) for foodstuff and camp equipment).
    • Meals: Full board – Packed Lunch(L), Dinner(D), Bed and Breakfast(BB), whilst in Kili Park.
    • Departure Days: Monday, Wednesday and Saturday: (subject to availability of climbing permit)
    • Type of service: Non-Technical Walk and Trekking
    • Price from: on request

  • Day 1

    • Arusha: TRIP BEGIN IN KILIMANJARO AIRPORT OR ARUSHA:
    • Kilimanjaro International Airport or Arusha Airport
    • Shuttle shared road transfers:
    • Kilimanjaro or Arusha Airport: Arrival transfer anytime
    • On arrival in Arusha: Kilimanjaro Climb briefing and Personal Equipment Check by our guide
    • Accommodation: The Milimani Lodge or similar
    • Meals Plan: none

    Day 2

    Machame: Arusha – Machame Gate (1800m – 2 hours’ drive) to Machame Camp (3000m – 5 to 6 hours walk)

    After breakfast we will drive to the Machame Gate, where you will meet your mountain crew and enter the Kilimanjaro National Park. We begin our climb at 1800m, walking a few hours through thick and undisturbed tropical forest, your cook will stop a half way and prepare the hot lunch then dinner and overnight at Machame camp. With luck we may see the colobus monkeys that live in the forest

    • Accommodation: Machame camp-site
    • Meals included: breakfast, hot lunch and dinner
    • Vegetation: Montane forest

    Day 3

    Shira: Machame Camp to Shira Camp (3840m – 4 to 5 hours walk)

    Today is an easy paced acclimatization day. We will hike over streams, a river gorge, and moorlands. Camp is located on the Shira Plateau, providing expansive views of Kilimanjaro. There is a conditioning hike in the afternoon where you can enjoy the clusters of giant lobelias and senecios that grow at this elevation. Depending on the weather condition your cook may stop half way for the hot lunch or continue to the camp for lunch, dinner and overnight at Shira camp

    • Accommodation: Shira camp-site
    • Meals included: breakfast, packed lunch and dinner
    • Vegetation: Moorland

    Day 4

    Barranco: Shira Camp to Baranco camp (3950m – 5 to 6 hours walk) via Lava Tower (4600m)

    Today is another acclimatization day as we have a mostly uphill climb of 5 hours to an elevation over 4500m at Lover tower then descend to Baranco Valley at 3950m. We will pass through the alpine moorland zone where plants are extremely hardy and consist of lichens, grasses, and heather, to reach Kilimanjaro’s alpine desert zone. You will have a spectacular view of the steep Western Breach, which we will not be doing on this climb. After having a hot lunch at Lover tower we will have approximately 1 and half hours’ descent to the baranco Valley which is dominated by the beautiful giant senecions and Lobelia moorland forest where your camp will be set. This scramble will help prepare you for the climb tomorrow.

    • Accommodation: Barranco camp-site
    • Meals included: breakfast, packed lunch and dinner
    • Vegetation: Semi-desert

    Day 5 – i

    Barafu or Option 1 or 2: Barranco Camp to Barafu (4600 m), 6 to 7 hours walk.

    Today we will climb the Great Barranco rock wall – not too steep but challenging for some – which our guides make safe and accessible for everyone. We will go pole (meaning “slowly” in Kiswahili). You will be able to see the breathtaking Heim Glacier. We descend into the Karanga Valley and then walk on the Karanga ridge towards Barafu Camp. As we begin trekking today the trail turns steadily uphill. The temperature will grow colder and the landscape sparser as we walk our way to Barafu Camp. Barafu means “ice” in Kiswahili. The Camp is set on an exposed ridge and is the staging point for our push to the summit. After an early dinner we will rest. At midnight, under the stars and hopefully a brightly shining moon, we will begin the final ascent. We are going to go pole pole and drink plenty of water and tea, refuel with small snacks, and enjoy this final climb to the summit ‘’ Uhuru Peak which is the highest point of the cone’’.

    • Accommodation: Barafu camp-site
    • Meals included: breakfast, packed lunch and dinner
    • Vegetation: Alpine desert

    Option 1: TSAAGTKILI77MR: 7 days on the mountain + 2 night in Arusha – highly Recommended!

    Day 5-ii

    Baranco Camp to Karanga Valley Camp (4015 m), 4 hours’ walk

    Today we will climb the Great Barranco rock wall – not too steep but challenging for some – which our guides make safe and accessible for everyone. We will go pole pole (meaning “slowly” in Kiswahili). You will be able to see the breathtaking Heim Glacier. We descend into the Karanga Valley and then to our camp on a ridge above the valley, where you will be able to enjoy a hot lunch and rest.

    • Accommodation: Karanga Valley
    • Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner
    • Day 6: Karanga Valley Camp to Barafu Camp (4600m), 3.5 hours’ walk

    As we begin trekking today the trail turns steadily uphill. The temperature will grow colder and the landscape sparser as we work our way to Barafu Camp. Barafu means “ice” in Kiswahili. The Camp is set on an exposed ridge and is the staging point for our push to the summit. After an early dinner we will rest. At midnight, under the stars and hopefully a brightly shining moon, we will begin the final ascent. We are going to go pole pole and drink plenty of water and tea, refuel with small snacks, and enjoy this final climb to the summit ‘’ Uhuru Peak which is the highest point of the cone’’.

    • Accommodation at Barafu camp
    • Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

    Day 5 – iii

    Camp at the crater rim

    Day 5: Barafu Camp (4600m) to Crater Camp (5730m) 6 to 7 hours walk.

    Today we slowly wind our way up from Barafu to the rim of the crater by the afternoon. Hiking this section during the day gives us magnificent views of Mawenzi, Kilimanjaro’s second highest peak at 5150mt. From the rim we will descend across the arctic moonscape of the wide crater floor to the Crater Camp, set in soft sand near the indigo streaked Furtwangler Glacier. After lunch and rest you will then have time to attempt the Ice climb on Furtwangler glacier. Diner and overnight at the CRATER CAMP

    Day 6 – i

    Crater Camp (5730m) to Uhuru Peak (5895m) to Mweka Camp (3000m)

    After an early breakfast we make the final ascent to Uhuru Peak the highest point of Kilimanjaro by 8 a.m. At this early hour, before the clouds close in, you will have spectacular views of Africa in all directions. After a stay of 20 to 30 minutes with tea, snacks, and plenty of photos, we descend 2 to 3 hours to Barafu Camp for lunch, rest, and to take off extra layers. Continuing downhill 3 to 4 hours to the edge of the Mweka Forest, we reach the final night at 3000m below the summit! Eat, share your experiences of the climb, and sleep soundly. Congratulations, you touched the Roof of Africa!

    Day 6 – ii

    Mweka Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak (5895m – 6 to 7 hours walk) to Mweka Camp (3000m)

    We will reach Uhuru Peak, the summit of Kilimanjaro at 5895m. around 8 a.m. At this early hour, before the clouds close in, you will have spectacular views of Africa in all directions. The hiking time is 7 to 8 hours. After a brief stay of 15-20 minutes and photos all around, we will descend 2 to 3 hours to our Barafu Camp for lunch, rest, and to pick up belongings. Then we continue downhill 3 hours to the edge of the Mweka Forest. Tonight’s camp is 3000m below the summit! It is a long descent and trekking poles are recommended. Eat, share your experiences of the climb, and sleep soundly. Congratulations, you made it to the Roof of Africa!

    • Accommodation: Mweka camp
    • Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

    Day 7

    Arusha  Mweka Camp to Arusha.

    After well sleep and breakfast, you will have a time to take a group photo with your climbing crew, then descending again through the tropical forest, the trail is rather steep than the Machame side, it may also be wet and slippery so we recommend using walking pole for this final descent. At the Mweka gate you will sign out of the park, for those who have made it to the top will be rewarded by Kilimanjaro certificate for souvenir then the car will drive you to Moshi where you will have a lunch then continue to your hotel in Arusha for a shower and big relax.

    • Accommodation: The Milimani Lodge or similar
    • Meals included: breakfast and lunch

    Day 8

    • Departure: Departure transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport.
    • After breakfast, check-out time: 10h00am
    • Shuttle shared road transfers:
    • Departs Arusha Town to Nairobi Airport or City: Daily at 8am and 2pm – About 5 hours’ drive
    • Departs Arusha to Kilimanjaro Airport: anytime – About 1-hour drive
    • End of Tour.

     

    Extra Options

    • Add a hot air balloon ride to your safari.
    • Extend your trip with a beach excursion to Zanzibar island.
    • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
    • Airport transfers can be arranged for an extra cost.

  • Machame or Arrow Route;

    Price include:   

    • English Speaking Kilimanjaro Guide with over 300 successful summit climbs;
    • Assistant guide with over 100 successful summit climbs;( we provide the second guide for 2 climbers or more)
    • Porters: Average of 3 porters per climber – depending on the size of the group;
    • Porters to carry climber baggage – maximum baggage allowance is 15kgs per climber
    • Porters to carry foodstuff
    • Porters to carry camp, dinning equipment
    • 3 meals a day whilst in Kilimanjaro Park
    • boiled drinking water is provided.
    • Our cook prepares your delicious and excellent meals.
    • All Accommodation in mountain tent (TSA provides the Tent)
    • Dinning table and stool
    • A mountain 3-person-tent normally used for 2 or 3 person’s maximum;
    • Shared vehicle returns transfers from Arusha to Kilimanjaro Park Entrance.
    • One-night accommodation in Arusha: prior to Kilimanjaro Climb inclusive breakfast.
    • Kilimanjaro National Park Fees: Entry, Rescue and Huts Fees

    Price exclude:

    • Beverages
    • All personal climbing equipment.
    • Mineral Bottled water.
    • Medical Insurance and Medical bills
    • Tipping (money) to guide, cook and porters
    • Visas
    • Evacuation if required out of East Africa.
    • On TSA KC8 trip; Kili Crater camp fee to guide & porter overnight – USD 50 per crew (*For the number of crew that will overnight at the crater before summit).
    • All items not mentioned in “Cost includes”
    • Visas
    • Evacuation if required out of East Africa.
    • On TSA KC8 trip; Kili Crater camp fee to guide & porter overnight – USD 50 per crew (* For the number of crew that will overnight at the crater before summit).
    • All items not mentioned in “Cost includes”

    Kilimanjaro Climbing Permit: Subject to availability on request or confirmation

    Cooks: We use our Trained Cook/s who prepare delicious meals for mountain fitness.

    Equipment: We use our camping equipment and mountain chairs on all camping routes.

    Recommended Equipment List shall be provided on booking or on request.

    Travel and medical insurance: We highly recommend clients to be covered by travel and personal medical insurance, in case of any injury, illness, and loss of property etc.

    NOTE: Medicals insurance should cover any rescue required from the Park Exit, to a hospital plus medication costs etc. However, its advisable to have about cash USD 50pp which may be required for registering at a hospital and thereafter included in your medical insurance claim.

  • 2016 – Join a scheduled departure date (Mon, Wed & Sat)

    TSA MC6 – Machame Route

    January: 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, 30

    February: 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29

    March: 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28, 30

    April: 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, 30

    May: 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30

    June: 1, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27, 29

    July: 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, 30

    August: 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29, 31

    September: 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24, 26, 28

    October: 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29, 31

    November: 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28, 30

    December: 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24, 26, 28, 31

    TSA MC6 – Machame Route

    EVERY MONDAY, WEDNESDAY & SATURDAY

    2016 – Join a scheduled departure date (Tue, Fri & Sun)

    TSA MC7 – Machame Route

     

    January: 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29, 31

    February: 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28

    March: 1, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27, 29

    April: 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29

    May: 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29, 31

    June: 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24, 26, 28

    July: 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29, 31

    August: 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28, 30

    September: 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, 30

    October: 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30

    November: 1, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27, 29

    December: 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, 30