Guided Small Group Trekking Tour (12 days)
Conquer Africa’s highest mountain via the Machame route, the most popular route up the mountain before a four night stay in Zanzibar to rest your legs.
Arrive in Moshi and meet your tour leader and fellow trekkers.
Today’s the day you start your trek! Transfer to Machame Gate and begin hiking through the forested slopes of the mountain to your campsite. It’s a long but gradual ascent.
Start today with a steep ascent to the edge of the forest and after climbing a ridge, rest your legs. Enjoy the view from Shira Cathedral before reaching tonights’s camp.
Take your time walking through the rocky terrain to the Lava Tower at 4,600m altitude. The air is thin in this altitude so continue slowly and admire the landscape around you. Then descend over 600m to Barranco Valley for the amazing views that surround you.
The Great Barranco Wall can look quite intimidating and this morning you’re going to climb it! The route is a steady incline though as you pass below the Helm Glacier en route to camp. On your arrival, rest up and prepare for the summit tomorrow morning.
It’s a very easrly start so put your headtorch on before starting the summit attempt. This is where the benefit of a group really comes in handy as each of you wills the other on with the promise of watching the sunset from the roof of Africa. Take your time to admire the view and bask in the achievement before descending to Mweka Camp
Breathe in the extra air at the lower altitude as you descend all the way Mweka Gate. Transfer back to Moshi by road where a hot shower awaits!
With your trek now behind you, it’s time to head for the tropical paradise of Zanzibar for the perfect post-trek chill out. Take a short flight and on arrival enjoy an orientation tour of atmospheric Stone town.
Enjoy two days on a beautiful stretch of beach with free time to sunbathe and snorkel and take a tour of the island.
Your tour ends in the morning with a transfer to Stone Town for your onward plans.
From £799 pp.
Please see this as a guide price. At Venture East Africa always tailor our packages around the needs and budget of our adventurers. Get in touch and we’ll build an unforgettable experience!
• All park fees and taxes
• Hotel lodging the night before and the night after the climb with breakfast included (double occupancy)
• Transport to and from the hotel and trailhead
• Airport pickup and drop off
• Tents (double occupancy)
• Sleeping pad
• Private toilet tent
• All meals and water on the mountain
• Support personnel (guides, cooks and porters)
• Kilimanjaro SAR evacuation insurance
• Airfare to Tanzania
• Tips for guides and porters
• Sleeping bags and other personal gear
• Rental gear
• Travel Insurance
• Drinks and/or snacks
• Lunch and dinner at hotel