•  7 Days – Kilimanjaro 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.
    • Type of service: Non-Technical Walk and Trekking
    • Price from: on request

  • Day 1: Kilimanjaro International Airport to Arusha

    Karibu Tanzania! Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) you’ll we warmly welcomed my Tanzania immigration. As soon as you see you driver guide, introduce yourselves and he shall transfer you to Arusha City- Tanzania’s Toursit Hub. Today is your final preparation day before tackling Mt. Kilimanjaro via the Machame route and so your Kilimanjaro guides will meet you at the hotel to go through a complete equipment and gear check, ensuring all is set for your climb.

    Day 2: Arusha to Machame Camp

    After an early breakfast and checking out at 08:00, we will drive to 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 Montane Forest. Depending on our progress, our cook will either serve us a hot lunch or provide us with a packed lunch. With luck, we may encounter some Colobus Monkeys in the forest canopies above enroute to Machame Camp, where the camp will be set for this first night on Africa’s tallest mountain.

    Summary of day hike:

    • Elevation (ft): 5,400ft to 9,400ft
    • Distance: 11 km
    • Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
    • Habitat: Rain Forest

    Day 3: Machame Camp to Shira Camp

    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.

    Summary of day hike:

    • Elevation (ft): 9,400ft to 12,500ft
    • Distance: 5 km
    • Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
    • Habitat: Moorland

    Day 4: Shira Camp to Baranco Camp, via Lava Tower

    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.

    ummary of day hike:

    • Elevation (ft): 12,500ft to 13,000ft
    • Distance: 10 km
    • Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
    • Habitat: Semi Desert

    Day 5: Baranco Camp to Barafu Camp

    Today we will climb the Great Barranco rock wall – not too steep but challenging for some – which our guides make safe and accessible for every¬one. 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 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 more sparse 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’’.

    Summary of day hike:

    • Elevation (ft): 13,000ft to 15,000ft
    • Distance: 9km
    • Hiking Time: 8-10 hours
    • Habitat: Alpine Desert

    Day 6: Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak, descend to Mweka Camp

    You will reach Uhuru Peak, the summit of Kilimanjaro at 5895m. 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!

    Summary of day hike: Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Hut

    • Elevation (ft): 15,300ft to 19,345ft (and down to 10,000ft)
    • Distance: 5 km ascent / 12 km descent
    • Hiking Time: 7-8 hours ascent / 4-6 hours descent
    • Habitat: Arctic

    Day 7: 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 drive 2 hours to your hotel in Arusha for a shower and big relax.

    Summary of day hike: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate

    • Elevation (ft): 10,000ft to 5,400ft
    • Distance: 10 km
    • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
    • Habitat: Rain Forest

     

    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