7 DAY MACHAME TREK + 2 nights accommodation
KILIMANJARO TREKS FOR SOLO TRAVELLERS
$2399 p.p.
So – you have wanted to climb Kilimanjaro for a long time. You’ve done the research, come up with the funds and  you’re ready to go for it!

So what’s stopping you?

  • You can’t find anyone to go with
  • Your friends and family are busy
  • They don’t share the same interests as you
  • You simply don’t like the idea of travelling alone
NO NEED TO COMPROMISE YOUR TRAVEL DREAMS

We've got you covered

You can still climb Kilimanjaro. Just because you’re travelling to Tanzania alone doesn’t mean you have to climb Kilimanjaro alone. Recent trends have shown that the number of solo travellers enquiring to climb Kilimanjaro with us has increased sigificantly. They want to climb – but not alone. It is for this reason we started to offer Kilimanjaro treks for solo travellers.
THERE'S NOTHING STOPPING YOU

JOIN ONE OF OUR SOLO TRAVELLERS TREKS

SUPPORT EVERY STEP OF THE WAY

From helping you decide which trek is best for you, to advising on everything from visas to packing, once booked, all you need to do is get on the plane. Our English speaking staff will meet you at Kilimanjaro airport to transfer you to your hotel in Arusha.

ARRIVE ALONE – TREK TOGETHER

Our Solo Travellers Treks attract a mix of genders and ages generally ranging from 25 to 65 from all over the world – so it’s hard to know exactly who you’ll meet, but you can be assured you’ll be a part of the fun.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT SORTED

You will be paired with another traveller of the same sex to share a room & tent during your adventures so you won’t have to pay anything extra. If you prefer your own room or tent you can pay a little extra – we work hard to keep this as little as we can.

YOUR TREK
MACHAME
Your trekking adventure will ascend Kilimanjaro via the Machame Route. Due to the ascent and descent over its duration – following the golden rule of ‘climb high and sleep low’ – the Machame Route offers some of the best acclimatization and the greatest summit success. The Machame Route is definitely recommended for people experiencing high altitude mountaineering for the first time. It takes you in some of the best geological features on the mountain.

SUPERB ACCLIMATIZATION

Our “climb high” and “sleep low” itineraries ensure the smoothest acclimatization transition

STUNNING SCENERIES

Mesmerizing scenic vistas of Mt Kilimanjaro await you. Visual euphoria and amazing photos guaranteed.

HIGH SUCCESS RATE

Rest assured – climbing Mount Kilimanjaro with our professional guides will be successful.

RAIN FOREST TO GLACIERS

Trek through 5 climate zones and walk above a sea of clouds to enjoy a stunning sunrise whole standing on the Roof of Africa

TRAVERSE THE LAVA TOWERS

Enjoy a hot lunch, and take in the amazing views at Lava Tower. The perfect way to acclimatise.

SCALE BARRANCO WALL

Climb over the volcanic rock of the towering Barranco Wall. Enjoy breathtaking views and a real sense of achievement!

DETAILED ITINERARY

DAY TO DAY

Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and transfer to hotel
Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport you will be greeted by one of our team and then driven to your lodge in Arusha where you can freshen up and relax into Tanzania.
After breakfast in your hotel you will be given an overall briefing from your guide. At 9am you will be met by the rest of our guides and porters. Following a final cross-check of equipment and supplies, our staff will drive you to the Machame Gate. Anything you do not want to take with you on the mountain can be left at a lock up in the hotel. Once at the gate you will be given a packed lunch and after registration with the Kilimanjaro Park office your climb will begin with ascending into the rainforest. During the day at about half way up we will have a break and you can enjoy your packed lunch. We will reach the Machame Camp in late afternoon. After your arrival and registration at Machame Camp you will be taken to your camp and tent which has already been set up by the porters who ran ahead, where you will greeted with boiled drinking water and hot washing water. Once you have freshened up and settled in, a hot dinner will be served in the mess-tent.
  • Elevation: 1.800m to 3.000m
  • Trekking Time: 5-7 hours
  • Distance: 11km
  • Climate: Rainforest
You will be woken up after your first night on the mountain with a nice cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate at 6:30am in your tent. After breakfast we leave the rainforest and continue our ascent crossing a small valley into open moorlands where the vegetation is sparse with small shrubs and up to a steep rocky ridge. After a short break, our route turns onto a river gorge and up to Shira Plateau where you will catch your first glimpse of the Western Breach and its stunning glaciers. Continuing on to Shira Camp, where the cook will welcome you with boiled drinking water and hot washing water. After a hot lunch, there is plenty of time to explore the Shira Caves or just relax and rest until being served your hot dinner. Due to the camp being very exposed it can get very cold and sometimes windy.
  • Elevation: 3.000m to 3.850m
  • Trekking Time: 4-6 hours
  • Distance: 9km
  • Climate: Moorland
We pack up and leave Shira camp for a 4-5 hour trek to the well-known landmark of Lava Tower (4.600m) for acclimatization. Once reaching Lava Tower we will have a short break for lunch for some bonus acclimatization before starting a 2 hour descent by 650m to Barranco Camp, following the golden rule of acclimatization 'climb high and sleep low'. This will be our toughest day so far but the climb offers multiple terrific opportunities for photos. As we descend through the valley, the amazing sight of the Giant Groundsels is bound to stop you in your tracks. Barranco Camp gives you a beautiful view of the Western Breach and Breach Wall and be prepared with your camera while you are waiting for dinner for what could be one of the most spectacular sunsets you have ever seen as the sun drops down into the valley.
  • Elevation: 3850 m to 4600m to 3950m
  • Trekking: Time 6-7 hours
  • Distance: 12 km
  • Climate: Alpine Desert
Today the climb has a technical challenge! We start to climb Baranca wall – also known by its nickname 'breakfast wall', meaning after climbing this wall your breakfast has been burned away. Don't worry, it is much easier than it looks and the view down to Moshi is fantastic. After crossing Karanga Valley we arrive at our camp for the night. Once again you will be welcomed with boiled washing water and some snacks, followed by a hot lunch. This is the last place for the porters to collect water for the rest of the ascent. While they are doing that you will have the option to talk a short hike to help with acclimatization and then relax into the evening with a lovely hot dinner.
  • Elevation: 3.950m to 4.600m to 3.930m
  • Trekking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Distance: 7km
  • Climate: Alpine Desert
Today we complete the 'Southern Circuit' and make our ascent to Barafu Hut and enjoy again a spectacular view of the summit. We will arrive at the camp very early and you will get served a hot lunch. In the afternoon our guides will give you a final briefing. It is also a good time to cross check and prepare your equipment and clothing. Dinner will be served very early to give you ample time to rest and sleep.
  • Elevation: 3.930m to 4.600m
  • Trekking Time: 3 hours
  • Distance: 6km
  • Climate: Alpine Desert
The wake-up tea will be served at 11:30pm with the departure at midnight. After a hot drink and some biscuits we will start the challenge for the summit. Our initial 6 hour climb begins in the dark with only our headlamps and guides to show us the way through the thick scree and winding pathways of Ratzel and Rebmann Glaciers until we reach Stella Point. Many say this is the most challenging part of the entire climb but you will be rewarded with what is perhaps the most emotional and beautiful sunrise you have seen or ever will see in your life.
After taking some pictures at the sign, and a short rest we will join the last part of the Marangu route to continue 1–2 more hours to reach your ultimate goal – the summit – the highest peak of Africa – Uhuru Peak at 5.985m. Congratulations!! You are now standing on the 'Roof of Africa'. Our guides will take pictures of you at the world famous Uhuru sign and post it on Facebook for your family and friends at home.
We will descend through sliding scree and winding pathways for about 3 hours back to Barafu Camp. On reaching the camp you will have the chance for a longer break before we start the next descent to Mweka Camp. Trekking poles are very useful in this part of the descent. In the camp you will have a last fantastic view on the summit – finding it hard to believe that only a few hours ago you were stood at the top. And after this long day, you can enjoy your dinner and your last day on the mountain.
  • Elevation: 4.600m to 5.732 to 5.895m to 3.100m
  • Trekking time: 6-8 hours ascent - 7-8 hours descent
  • Distance:  7 km ascent - 23km descent
  • Climate: Stone screed and ice field – glaciers

Once again you will be woken for your final celebratory breakfast where our team will thank and congratulate you in their unique, special way! We will then set off for the final 3 hour scenic descent to Mweka Gate. After lunch you will dropped off at the hotel where you can relax under a long, well deserved hot shower.
  • Elevation: 3.100m to 1.800m
  • Trekking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Distance: 10km
  • Climate: Rainforest
If your time in Africa ends today our transfer team will drive you back to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) for your departure. If you have booked with KCC for a safari or a few days to dissolve into the pristine sandy beaches and tropical waters of Zanzibar, we will be there to help you comfortably transition from your climb into your next Tanzanian adventure.  
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?

OUR TREK ITEMS & SERVICES INCLUDE

Accommodation & Logistics

  • Airport transfers
  • Two nights bed and breakfast hotel accommodation
  • Return transfers to and from the kilimanjaro gate
  • Excess gear storage at hotel
  • KCC Operations Manager on standby for you during your stay

On the Mountain

  • Expedition briefing & equipment check
  • Kilimanjaro park & camping fees
  • Mountain rescue permit
  • Staff wages
  • Bilingual guides
  • Expedition porters & cooks
  • 3 hot meals per day & snacks at camp
  • Uhuru Peak or Stella Point certificate of achievement

Safety & Equipment

  • Helicopter evacuation
  • Expedition First Aid Kit
  • Medical oxygen and means of evacuation off the mountain
  • High quality 3 man Berghaus expedition sleeping tents
  • Mess tent with table & chairs
  • Boiled water for drinking & washing
  • Private toilet

Items & services NOT included

  • International flights to and from Kilimanjaro
  • Entry visa ($50 Europe / $100 USA) - which can be obtained upon arrival
  • Personal travel INSURANCE (specific to high altitude trekking and travel in rural Africa)
  • Gratuities
  • Vaccinations for travel to region
COMBINE YOUR KILIMANJARO TREK WITH A SAFARI OR RELAX ON ZANZIBAR

SUMMIT TO SAFARI & BEACH

Why not extend your adventure with an unforgettable safari OR a few days on the tropical island of Zanzibar
Explore the savannas of the Serengeti, adventure into Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Parks, or take a few days out on a relaxing on the white powder sands of Zanzibar.

3 DAY SAFARI

ARUSHA – LAKE MANYARA

LAKE MANYARA – NGORONGORO CRATER

NGORONGORO CRATER – TARANGIRE

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3 OR 4 DAYS IN ZANZIBAR

1 NIGHT IN STONE TOWN

TRANSFER TO NUNGWI BEACH

2/ 3 NIGHTS AT NUNGWI BEACH

SOLO TRAVELLERS TREKS

TREKKING DATES FOR 2020

SATURDAY 08.08.2020 to

SUNDAY 16.08.2020

$2399 p.p.

SATURDAY 03.09.2020 to

SUNDAY 11.09.2020

$2399 p.p.

SATURDAY 03.10.2020 to

SUNDAY 11.10.2020

$2399 p.p.

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