Standing at 5895 meters, Mt Kilimanjaro is the largest free standing mountain in the world. With no supporting mountain range, Kilimanjaro bulges from the Serengeti and provides a stunning and picturesque trek to its summit.
After first climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in 2010, we have fallen in love with Kili and the amazing Tanzanian people that help each of our expeditions get to the summit. Our local trek manager, Nteze, personally guides the majority of our expeditions and has proven to be a favourite amongst trekkers all over the world.
Join On Track Expeditions as we take you up the Machame Route to the Mount Kilimanjaro summit, Uhuru Peak, some 17,000 feet above sea level. With the support of the incredible On Track Expeditions guides and porters, you will be in great hands as you take on one of the world's great treks.
MT KILIMANJARO - THE ROOF OF AFRICA
The Machame Route
Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, is a large volcano and is composed of three distinct volcanic cones: Kibo, Mawenzi and Shira. Mawenzi and Shira are extinct, while Kibo is dormant and could erupt again. Uhuru Peak is the highest peak on Kibo's crater rim. The Tanzania National Parks Authority, list the height of Uhuru Peak as 5,895 m (19,341 ft).
In 1889, the first successful Mt Kilimanjaro trek was completed by German geographer, Hans Meyer, after six weeks of climbing. However, it is possible that Kilimanjaro's summit was reached by locals prior to Hans Meyer, but was never recorded.
Our expeditions take us up the Machame route which has been described as the most scenic route on the mountain. Although not the easiest, the Machame route has become the most popular due to its spectacular vistas and its ability to be climbed in just 7 days.
Day 1 - Arrive in Kilimanjaro International Airport
Day 2 - Preparation day in Moshi
Day 3 - Begin Trek. Overnight Machame Camp
Day 4 - Overnight Shira Camp
Day 5 - Overnight Barranco Camp
Day 6 - Overnight Barafu Camp
Day 7 - Rest day. Depart for Summit at midnight
Day 8 - Summit day
Day 9 - Finish Trek. Overnight in Moshi
Day 10 - Visit Chemka Springs
Day 11 - Morning transfer to airport
Inclusions / Extras
All transfers and ground travel arrangements via private bus – both airport transfers and mountain transfers
4 nights twin share hotel
All meals – breakfast, lunch, diner and snacks while on the track and in hotels
Twin share Tent (2 people to a 4-person tent)
Private Team toilet - no sharing with other groups or porters
Trained and experienced local Tanzanian head guide and group porter crew
Dedicated personal porter who will carry up to 15kg
Emergency Satellite communications and 24 hour Australian support network
Detailed Risk Management and Risk Assessment of the mountain
Public Liability Insurance
Track Authority track permit
Licensed Tour Operator
On Track Expeditions Trekking Pack:
Polo shirt for travel/camp
Micro Fiber towel
* Highly experienced Australian guide with industry required First Aid available on expeditions with 10 or more bookings
International flights not included but can be booked and purchased through On Track Expeditions
Fully Comprehensive Travel and Evacuation Insurance
Single room available at and extra $100AUD per night
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On Track Expeditions Kilimanjaro
On Track Expeditions has been a leader in remote and adventure trekking since 2010. We lead expeditions all around the world, but Kili is one of our favourite places. Our friendly and highly-trained staff will ensure that climbing Kilimanjaro is the trip of a lifetime.
Larger groups are accompanied by one of our experienced Australian guides. For smaller groups and individuals, you are in great hands with our team of local guides.
Our Tanzanian team is one of the most experienced on the mountain. Our head guide, Nteze, has summited Kilimanjaro more than 200 times and personally accompanies all our expeditions. Client satisfaction and safety are the cornerstones of our company. When you choose On Track Expeditions you can relax, knowing you will be in safe hands every step of the way
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