Luxury Mount Kilimanjaro Ascent 8D7N (Machame Route), Fully Guided

From A$5,498.00 Per Person, Twin Share

At a Glance

Climb Mount Kilimanjaro in comfort and style! Led by professional mountain certified guides and porters, equipped with the best possible 'luxury in the wild' camping facilities, this expert crafted itinerary offers the best combination of scenery and acclimatisation. Sweating by day, but hot shower, great food and a comfy bed at night, this is your journey from dream to reality, to reach one of the 'Seven Summits' on earth and accomplish more than just a climb but a personal journey of fulfilment.

We know exactly how it feels. It’s a yearning for the Roof of Africa. Challenging, but rewarding, climbing the Roof of Africa represents a spiritual journey. Summit Uhuru Peak (5895m/3663 feet) and immerse the raw adventure that a Kilimanjaro climb comes with. Known as the "Whiskey Route" ...

Trip Highlights

  • Conquer the most scenic route of Mount Kilimanjaro from majestic glaciers, mountain ranges and alpine desert
  • Search for wildlife in the lower slopes
  • Be guided with professional certified and English-speaking mountain guides with a high climber and guide ratio for a more personal and exclusive hiking experience
  • Trek in comfort of just a daypack with portered service throughout the climb
  • Indulge in fresh hot meals throughout from English styled breakfast, hot lunch to three course dinner
  • Enjoy ethical climbing and water filtered and boiled with a two-stage Katadyn filter
  • Feel the thrill, adrenaline and satisfaction as you summit the tallest freestanding mountain in the world
  • Shower in the wild with a portable camp shower
  • Enjoy wild luxuries of private portable toilet, spacious walk-in tents, warm beds, pillow, mattress, extra sleeping pad and solar panel for charging USB devices
  • Camp in style with a dining tent and dining chairs
  • Benefit from a route that boasts plenty of acclimatisation time with ideal climb duration for a high summit success rate
  • Indulge in a celebratory dinner with your guides amid the lush Machare Plantation overlooking Mount Kilimanjaro on your final night

What's Included

  • 7 nights' accommodation in luxury lodge and campsites on a twin share basis
  • All transfers specified in itinerary on Land Cruiser
  • All hot and fresh meals during trekking voyage as specified in itinerary
  • Dining tent and dining chair with back and armrest
  • Professional English-speaking guides with WRC certification
  • Wages and fees for porter, cook and mountain guides according to KPAP
  • National Park and camping fees
  • Assistant guide (depending on group size)
  • Personal porter for day pack
  • Cook and porter team
  • Tour briefing and support and Kilimanjaro map
  • Water filter with a two-stage Katadyn filter
  • Portable camping facilities of private toilet and camp shower
  • Solar lights and solar panel for charging USB devices
  • Oximeter, emergency oxygen bottle, first aid kit and mountain rescue
  • Cooking and camping equipment including walk-in tent, camp beds, pillow, extra sleeping pad or 1 double thick pad, hot water bottle in sleeping bag
  • Celebration dinner on final night with

Itinerary

DAY 1 WELCOME TO MOSHI, THE GATEWAY TO MOUNT KILIMANJARO
Machare Coffee Cottages
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DAY 2 MACHAME CAMP: TRAVERSE THE LOWER SLOPES OF MT KILAMANJARO
Machame Camp
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 3 SHIRA CAMP: JOURNEY THROUGH ONE OF THE HIGHEST PLATEAUS ON EARTH
Shira Camp
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 4 BARRANCO CAMP: CLIMB THE LAVATOWER
Barranco Camp
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 5 KARANGA CAMP: A TIME FOR ACCLIMATISATION
Karanga Camp
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 6 BARAFU CAMP: TRAVERSE MAJESTIC PEAKS AND GLACIERS
Barafu Camp
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 7 CONQUER THE SUMMIT OF KILIMANJARO
Millennium Camp
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 8 TICK OFF THE END OF THE MIGHTY KILIMANJARO CLIMB
Machare Coffee Cottages
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Dates & Prices

Departure daily on request. Please contact us for group bookings or private departures. Peak/festival season surcharge applies.

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How To Get There

- The departure and finish point is Moshi in Tanzania

- Major commercial flights provide convenient access to Moshi

Walking Distance

Day 1: Arrive in Moshi

Day 2: Approximately 9 km (5.6 miles), 6-7 hours; Elevation gain: 1790m-3010m

Day 3: Approximately 7 km (4.3 miles), 5-6 hours; Elevation gain: 3010m-3845m

Day 4: Approximately 10 km (6.2 miles), 6-7 hours; Elevation gain: 3845m-3960m

Day 5: Approximately 15 km (9.3 miles), 8-9 hours; Elevation gain: 3960m-4035m

Day 6: Approximately 4 km (2.5 miles), 3-4 hours; Elevation gain: 4035m-4640m

Day 7: Approximately 16 km (9.9 miles), 11-13 hours; Elevation gain: 4640m-5895m-3790m

Weather & Climate

The Mount Kilimanjaro climate is generally cool and temperate. As hikers climb from the base of the mountain to the peak, they will see a large amount of climate variety. The best time to climb Kilimanjaro are the months of January through early-March and June through October. The clear skies, great views, and sunshine make for spectacular photo-opportunities and comfortable hiking conditions. These are also usually the drier months of the year and the busiest.

The weather on Mount Kilimanjaro can vary from very hot to extremely cold within the same day although it does not experience wide temperature changes from season to season. Instead, the temperatures on Mount Kilimanjaro are determined more by the altitude and time of day. At the base of the mountain, the average temperature is around 21 to 27 °C and at the summit, Uhuru Peak, the night time temperatures can range between 20 and -20 degrees Fahrenheit (-7 to -29 degrees Celsius). Like all great mountains, Kilimanjaro creates its own weather which can be extremely variable and difficult to predict. Hikers need to be prepared for warm, sunny conditions, and rain, wind, cold, and even snow.

Classic Camping vs Luxury Camping
Important Notes

- Requirements of Kilimanjaro: The ascent of Kilimanjaro is not very demanding in terms of mountaineering skills. However, a high degree of endurance and altitude tolerance is required. The walking times of the individual daily stages amount to approx. 5 -7 hours (on the summit day mostly between 12 and 14 hours) in extremely different terrain. Morass, thicket, rock and scree have to be overcome. The increasingly thin air, cold and the steeply ascending path of the last stage to the summit demand a good condition and physical fitness. It is advisable to have your heart and circulation checked before starting the trip, as exertion and high altitude put a lot of strain on the body

- Travel: Travel in a developing country can be fraught with the unexpected. Tolerance, patience and camaraderie are important prerequisites for a good tour and unforgettable experiences. A spirit of adventure will help you overcome tour delays or even changes due to bad weather, sovereign orders, technical defects or other reasons. On the Kilimanjaro climb there are very basic outhouses in the camps.

- Age Restrictions: Minium age for this tour is 10 years old

Other Information

Onlyluxe Travel acts as travel agency and work with different tour operators.

Payment Detail
All pricing is in Australian dollars and are quoted on a per person twin share basis. A supplementary price is available (see below). Bookings are not confirmed until full payment and the signed Booking Form has been received by Onlyluxe Travel.

A non-refundable 30% deposit is payable within 7 days of your booking, with the final balance due 60 days prior to departure. If a booking is made 60 days or less before departure, the full payment is payable immediately. Last minute bookings are payable before arrival. Failure to pay on time may result in automatic cancellation of a booking with cancellation penalties payable to Onlyluxe Travel. If you pay by credit card or PayPal a surcharge will be added to the total price.

Single Supplement
All accommodation is twin share. Single guests will share with someone of the same gender. If a single room is demanded, a supplementary price of will apply. The supplementary price refers to our quotation and needs to be stipulated at the time of booking.

General Cancellation Policies
- Outside of 60 days monies will be refunded less 30% of full fee
- Within 60 days prior to arrival all monies will be forfeited
- No refunds will be given in the event of non-arrival, any unused services or unused nights due to flight or weather disruption
- We strongly recommend guests protect themselves with travel insurance and medical insurance

Please Note: Cancellations must be advised in email and will take effect from the date they are received.

Liability
The participant agrees to indemnify Onlyluxe Travel, and its servant, tour operator and agents, in relation to any liability, loss and damage which the tour operator, or its servants and/or agents may incur as a result of the participants, negligence or misconduct during the tour.

Smoking is not permitted on the bus, or in tents or in other accommodation being used by tour operator at the time that a trip is being conducted.

Child Policy
Please consult travel consultant on age limit.

Changes to Itineraries
Local conditions may necessitate changes to sightseeing, walking and driving routes, camping and accommodation locations. While every effort will be made to provide the services and experiences as offered in our brochure, on our website, and in our trip letters, we reserve the right to vary your itinerary. In the event that we are forced to change your arrangements, substitute arrangements of a similar standard will be provided. The tour operator will not be liable where interruptions to itineraries are caused by weather conditions, technical problems to transport used by the tour operator, industrial action, political or civil commotion or other circumstances beyond our control. We refer you to the conditions regarding travel insurance.

Changes in Prices
While we will do its utmost to honour its pricing unforeseen circumstances may mean that prices may be subject to change without notice.

Pre-Existing Medical Conditions and Age Limits
You need to advise Onlyluxe travel and the tour operator on any pre-existing medical condition, mobility impairment and/or disability that might reasonably be expected to increase the risk of your requiring medical attention, or that might affect the normal conduct of a trip and the enjoyment of other trip members. Onlyluxe Travel and the tour operator may require an assessment of your medical condition from a qualified medical practitioner. If you fail to adequately notify the tour operator of any pre-existing medical conditions and/or disability, the tour operator reserves the right, at its reasonable discretion, to cancel your participation in a trip at any time, including after the commencement of your trip, with no right of refund if your medical condition, mobility impairment and/or disability could be reasonably expected to affect the normal conduct of the trip and the enjoyment of other trip members.

Cancellation by The Tour Operator
The walks take place in very special wilderness settings. The tour operator is at the mercy of nature in all her beauty and all her fury. The tour operator will under no circumstance knowingly place at risk the health and well-being of our guests and guides. In the case of natural threats, acts of God and the like (e.g. bushfires, impassable snow, etc) the tour operator may need to cancel a walk with very little notice. In some cases, this can occur after the walk has commenced. The tour operator reserves the right to cancel any walk up to 60 days prior to departure if a minimum of 4 walkers are unable to meet for a tour. If the tour operator needs to cancel for any reason, the cost of the walk or any other costs associated with travel to the designated pick up point, overnight accommodation, meals, etc will not be covered by the Onlyluxe Travel and therefore we strongly recommend travel insurance be taken out prior to travel.

Force Majeure
'Force Majeure' means (without restriction) any event which Onlyluxe Travel or its third party providers could not, even with due care, foresee or avoid. Force Majeure covers events such as, but not limited to, adverse weather conditions, fire and all similar events beyond our control. In the case of Force Majeure Onlyluxe Travel will not accept liability, and reserves the right to change and cancel trips.

Evacuations
In rare circumstances, due to injury or unforeseen illness, the tour operator may need to evacuate you from a remote part of the walk. Helicopter evacuations are expensive and in most cases will be at a cost to the customer.

For Australian residents, under the Australian Government Medicare Act, it is prohibited for any domestic travel insurance product to provide any financial reimbursement with regard to ambulance or air ambulance services. We therefore strongly advise our customers to take specific ambulance cover through their health insurance provider. Evacuation cost will not be covered by the Onlyluxe Travel and therefore it is also strongly recommended that our customers take out travel insurance to cover (amongst other things) the costs associated with evacuation.

Travel Insurance
In view of the heavy cancellation penalties applied to cancelled reservations in certain circumstances, we strongly recommends suitable travel insurance be purchased at the time the holding deposit is paid. We recommend insurance cover that covers any loss which may be suffered due to cancellation. We also strongly recommend comprehensive travel insurance against loss of baggage and medical expenses.

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