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2023 Climb Kilimanjaro: Summiting the Machame Route

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Tour Itinerary

Ascend the tallest freestanding mountain inthe world alongside the team with the bestsummit rate on Kilimanjaro, viewing breathtaking,lava-forged landscapes en route to achieving aonce-in-a-lifetime goal.

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Arusha , Kilimanjaro

  1. Day 1
    Arusha, Tanzania
    Arrive in Arusha and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy a goodnight'''s rest as one of only 12 guests on this epic journey.Hotel: Lake Duluti Lodge  
  2. Day 2
    In preparation for the climb ahead, acclimatize as you walkthrough Arusha National Park. Situated between the peaksof Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru, this scenic parkhouses a wide range of habitats, from its string of crater lakespopulated by waterfowl, to its highland montane forest and imposing summit views. The forest harbors a wealth of wildlife,including frolicking black-and-white colobus monkeys andregal bushbucks. This evening, sit down to a welcome dinnerwith fellow guests.Hotel: Lake Duluti Lodge  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  3. Day 3
    Mount Kilimanjaro
    Drive from Arusha to the Machame village on the slopesof Mount Kilimanjaro to begin your climb along thechallenging and scenic Machame Route. Hike for about sixhours through dense rubber-tree and giant-fig forests to yourcamp, set up near huts once used for shelter. As you makeyour way up through the forested terrain, keep an eye out forelephants. Settle into your first camp, poised at an altitude of10,000 feet.Hotel: Machame Camp  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  4. Day 4
    Mount Kilimanjaro
    Awake early to a piping-hot cup of coffee or tea. As you leavecamp, absorb the commanding view of Uhuru Peak. Trek outof the forest up to the hagenia zone, through a savanna of tallgrasses and haunting volcanic lava landscapes. After a six-hourhike, arrive at the Shira Plateau and your camp. At 12,500 feet,it boasts sweeping views across the Masai Steppe to distantMount Meru and the Shira Needles.Hotel: Shira Camp  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  5. Day 5
    Mount Kilimanjaro
    During a six-hour hike, skirt the Shira Plateau toward theKibo Massif, continuing upward to the pass at Lava Tower(15,000 feet). Descend toward Barranco Camp through theimmense, waterfall-punctuated Grand Barranco canyon,which is fed by streams from the Umbwe River. Today'''s campis situated at an elevation of 13,000 feet.Hotel: Barranco Camp  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  6. Day 6
    Mount Kilimanjaro
    Hike for about five hours along the Barranco Cliff with no increase in elevation. This allows you time to rest and adjustto the increasingly higher altitudes. In the afternoon, youmay hike in the Karanga Valley set beneath the icefalls of theHeim, Decken and Kersten glaciers.Hotel: Karanga Camp  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  7. Day 7
    Mount Kilimanjaro
    Take a four- to five-hour trek on another day ofacclimatization as you near the mountain'''s peak, stoppingat Barafu Camp (15,200 feet) on a moraine, with views ofmajestic Mawenzi Peak to the right and looming Kibo Peak overhead. The surrounding, scenic alpine desert terrain islargely mineral and features some lichens and moss. Turn inearly this evening ''' tomorrow, you make an early start forthe summit.Hotel: Barafu Camp  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  8. Day 8
    Mount Kilimanjaro
    Rise very early to a hot cup of coffee or tea before settingout on approximately 13 hours of trekking today. Should allgo as planned, you will stand at the highest point in Africain about seven hours''' time. Make your way up a windingpath flanked by the towering Ratzel and Rebmann glaciersto soaring Stella Point, at 18,630 feet on the rim of KiboCrater. As the sun rises, continue around the rim to UhuruPeak (19,341 feet), the highest point in Africa, where theair is rarefied. Savor your achievement of summiting MountKilimanjaro, and then descend to your last campsite (10,200feet).Hotel: Mweka Camp  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  9. Day 9
    Continue your descent to the base of the mountain,where your A&K driver greets and transports you back toArusha. During a farewell lunch, enjoy basking in youraccomplishments with fellow guests. Comfortable dayroomsare provided until your departure flight.Hotel: Lake Duluti Lodge (dayroom)  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch

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