Kilimanjaro Machame Route trek
A nine day, small group tour climbing Kili using the Machame route, using local guides and porters. With a highly established tour operator with years of experience.
Trek and climb Kilmanjaro Machame Route Local guides and porters Six climate zones of Kilimanjaro Kilimanjaro wildlife Kilmanjaro Southern Circuit Machame Camp Shira Camp Lava Tower Barranco Camp Karanga Camp Barafu Camp Mweka camp Views of Mawenzi and Kibo Rebman and Ratzel glaciers Stella Point Uhuru Peak and Kilmanjaro Summit
US $4170US $3128ToUS $4500excluding flights
Description of Kilimanjaro Machame Route trek
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PlanetThe very ethos of our style of travel is responsible; small groups on fully escorted tours, experiencing the very best of a region, a culture and a landscape, with a friendly local hand guiding the way. Our itineraries are designed to give our travelers real life experiences without compromising the part of the world we are exploring; to travel responsibly is at the heart of our commitment as a global tour operator.
This Kilimanjaro trek is the ultimate challenge for keen trekkers, the chance to conquer the highest free standing peak on Earth and watch the sunrise from the highest point in Africa. Aided throughout the trek by your team of local guides and porters you can be sure that this fantastic trip will not only give you an enormous sense of personal accomplishment, but will also benefit local families and businesses in Tanzania.
Working with our ground agent in Tanzania we recruit all our ground staff from the communities surrounding Kilimanjaro, working to a ratio of one experienced guide to every two climbers, plus a team of assistant guides, porters, cooks and assistant cooks to accompany our trekkers.
Porters will carry your baggage during the trek, with trekkers only expected to carry a day pack. In the interest of porter welfare, you will therefore be required to limit the weight of your baggage on this trip. We ensure that our support are all well cared for when escorting our groups; from having appropriate equipment and clothing, enough food and getting paid a fair wage.
Your support team will encourage you throughout to take steps to make your climb as environmentally responsible as possible. Rubbish and refuse will not be left on the mountain, and our camping areas will be left as we find them. Your group leader will be on hand to assist with the appropriate disposal of rubbish en route, even if this means carrying it back down with us. To reduce waste (and limit the amount of weight carried), trekkers should carry refillable water bottles with purification tablets to enable them to remain hydrated, rather than rely on plastic bottles purchased prior to the climb.
PeopleWe are proud to be a partner of Kilimanjaro climb outfitter by the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project (KPAP).
KPAP is a project supported by our Foundation meaning that all of our climbs have been assessed and scored based on a number of criteria, all of which are designed to ensure the proper treatment of porters on the Mountain.
Despite the significant efforts of KPAP to improve conditions for porters working on Kili, there is still an astonishing amount of abuse of porters on the Mountain. Receiving this accreditation shows our emphasis on what it means to travel responsibly.
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