6 DAYS MT. KILIMANJARO TREKKING- MACHAME ROUTE

Kilimanjaro is the African continent’s highest and well-known mountain. With its snow-capped peak, it justifiably features on nearly every adventurer’s list of ‘must-dos.’

If you’re not in a tearing hurry, why not consider the Machame route, Kibo from the west is arguably the most logical choice for a varied, stimulating and safe ascent of Kilimanjaro. which takes one day longer than the more popular Marangu but is slightly more challenging. Accommodation on the ascent is in tents, adding to the sense of adventure. The extra time taken acclimatizing means a higher success rate!

The Machame is actually the second most popular route for Mount Kilimanjaro climb. From the village at Machame altitude1490 meters. Led by an expert guide and a team of porters and cooks, you at once enter into lush rainforest, as heavy rains frequently visit this side of the mountain.

It can be a muddy and slippery experience Alpine moorland is another characteristic landscape in the early stages of this ascent. During the ascent, an optional scramble up the imperious Lava Tower is an option for those with energy to spare.

With our experienced, knowledgeable and, above all, passionate staff, we take care of all the complex and important arrangements for the ascent of this legendary mountain, essential to giving you the best Kilimanjaro experience. Happy climbing, indeed

Experiences:
Attractions
Art and History
Farmers Market
Landmarks
Nightlife
Outdoor Activities
Shopping
Workshops
Other
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, German, French
Recommended gear: Bala Clava, Day pack, Duffel bag, Down Jacket, Sleeping Bag, Toileting set, Walking T-Shirt, Walking Trousers, Sun Hat
Included in price: Accommodation, Transport, Meals, Water, Entrance Fee
Not Included in price: Flight, Visa, Drinks, Personal items, Tips
Additional Information: Tipping is not compulsory but usually expected as a sign of appreciation for a good service. In Tanzania it is a custom to tip local guides, Chef & Potters,:But is becoming part of Kilimanjaro culture for climber who came from all around the world who send thanks notes for the countless things the porter did to you or how guide help you down the mountain or how made sure you got to reach the summit – in this case your thank you note takes the form of Tipp. In the course of your welcome meeting, you will be advised of the number of guides and the cook who will accompany you on your climb. (The number of porters will only be confirmed once the luggage and equipment have been checked by the national park rangers at the gate.) You will be introduced to your porters during the course of your trek – normally there will be 2 or 3 porters per trekker. We realize that both the process of giving tips and knowing how much to give can be difficult, so we provide the following guidance: At the end of the climb, it is a good idea to hold a ‘tipping celebration’ after the last meal on the mountain (this is normally after breakfast on the last day) Tips can be placed in an envelope and given to the lead guide, who can then distribute them to the team. (It is advisable to announce the total amount in front of the group so that all team members are aware of how much is to be distributed.) As for the amount, most trekkers feel that a tip equivalent to about 10 % of the cost of their trek is appropriate. (So, if your trek cost was US$2500, a tip of US$250 should be about the right amount.) If your group consists of only one or two trekkers, you might want to give a bit more. An alternative method, which some trekkers prefer, is to give individual tips to the team members, in which case the following amounts can be used for guidance: Lead guide: between US$10 and US$15 per group, per day on the mountain Assistant guide: between US$8 and US$10 per group, per day on the mountain Cook: between US$7 and US$10 per group, per day on the mountain Porter: between US$5 and US$8 per group, per day on the mountain. The above figures are only for guidance and can, of course, be varied at the trekker’s discretion. Gifts of clothes etc. are also appreciated.
Refund policy : If the reason for cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy you may be able to reclaim these charges. Notwithstanding the above, if we have issued your domestic airline tickets and you choose at any time to cancel them then we will not refund you any monies for these tickets.
Cancellations : Cancellation of a holiday must be made in writing and is effective from the date we receive the written notification. In all cases of cancellation the deposit, and any amendment charges will be forfeited. Cancellation charges are expressed at a percentage of quoted price,