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Itinerary: 10 day Machame


To climb Kilimanjaro on our 10 day Machame itinerary you can join one of many Open Group Challenges throughout the year, departing from the UK (Land Only option is available). These Group climbs bring like-minded people together to share in a Kilimanjaro adventure, and are run to the highest standards with a full support team. You can sign up on your own, as a couple, or with a small group of friends or family. Alternatively, if you already have a group of 6 or more people, and would like to look at planing a bespoke Private Kilimanjaro Climb (6 or 7 days trekking) - please Cick Here >>

Our 6 day Machame Route trek starts from the south west side of the park, and approaches the summit via Barafu Camp & Stella Point. A tough trek in 6 days & 5 nights camping - but is most popular route on Kilimanjaro - and for good reason. Acclimatisation 'trek high / sleep low' feature combined with varied topography & features, make it one of the most interesting ascents of Kilimanjaro and on reaching the summit you will feel on top of the world!

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1 DEPARTURE FROM UK - FLY TO TANZANIA 

DAY 2 ARRIVE MOSHI - CLOSE TO KILIMANJARO
Transfer to our 3 star hotel. Welcome dinner and briefing from the leader, kit check & meet the local guides.

DAY 3 MACHAME CAMP / 3000M / 5-6HR TREK
Transfer to Machame Gate. Register with the Park Authority and then begin our Kilimanjaro climb with a trek through rainforest zone to the first camp where our tents and a welcome meal await.

DAY 4 SHIRA CAMP / 3840M/ 6-7HR TREK
An early morning start, and now with stunning views, it's a steep ascent through moorland up to the Shira Plateau where we camp and rest.

DAY 5 BARRANCO CAMP / 3950M / 6-7HR TREK
We trek through barron moon like landscape right up to Lava Tower for lunch,  and then down to the next camp. This 'trek high' - 'sleep low' day assists with the acclimatisation process.

DAY 6 BARAFU CAMP / 4600M / 6-7HR TREK
We scramble up and over the famous Barranco Wall, with fantastic views of Mt Meru in the distance. It's lunch at Karanga Camp and then onward & upwards to our high camp - and a welcome rest before the final push!

DAY 7 SUMMIT DAY / BARAFU CAMP/ 5895M / 12-13HR TREK
At midnight, by torch light, we head to the summit. Via Stella Point we make our final traverse to the roof of Africa! Then back to Barafu, and down to Millennium Camp where the thicker warm air feels great! 

DAY 8 MOSHI / 5-6HR TREK
After a big thankyou to the local crew, we descend on Mweka Trail to the Park gate. A transfer to our hotel and enjoy a shower and a celebratory dinner. Then a great night's sleep in a bed or party time for some!

DAY 9 FREE DAY IN MOSHI / EVENING FLIGHT BACK TO UK / OR OPTIONAL EXTENSIONS

DAY 10 ARRIVE HOME IN UK

LOOK OUT FOR OUR NEW YEAR'S DAY MACHAME ROUTE CLIMB DEPARTURE 


Trip Inclusions

  • Fully qualified Action Challenge Leader, and Local Head Guides / Assistant Guides
  • Full medical support including a UK Doctor, 24 hour support, and the National Park rescue service
  • Hotels and meals pre & post the climb on a twin share basis.
  • Camping on the trek using quality equipment / private areas  - twin share basis - and large mess tents 
  • Private toilets for our group - these are kept clean / stocked by porters. Warm water each morning.
  • Return international flights, fuel surcharge not included Please check our Terms & Conditions >
  • Porters carry your main luggage  bag between camps, and put up / take down the tents.
  • All meals on the trek prepared by the kitchen team. 3 meals per day  & snacks - varied & wholesome!
  • Purified & treated dinking water whilst trekking / camping. Totally safe!
  • Celebration dinner - and you' ll get a certificate and a medal. 

Payment Options 2017

Payment options...

Whether you are climbing Kilimanjaro to fulfil a personal dream, raising money for charity, or both, we have come up with 3 flexible payment options for you to choose from.

Option 1: Self-fund

You pay for your Kilimanjaro climb out of your own pocket as you would a holiday. You can still fundraise for charity if this is something you would like to do and arrange this separately. 

How does it work? 

  • You pay a £399 registration fee to Action Challenge to secure your place.
  • We send you an invoice for the final balance of your trip cost (£1950) 12 weeks prior to departure.
  • You pay your final balance invoice by cheque, bank transfer or over the phone within two weeks of receipt.

Option 2: Minimum-sponsorship

You raise a minimum amount of sponsorship for a charity of your choice.

How does it work?

  • You pay a £399 registration fee to Action Challenge and tell us which charity you are fundraising for (we sort out the formalities).
  • You commit to raising a minimum amount of sponsorship - £3900, where £1950 of the money raised covers the final balance of your place on the trip and £1950, plus anything raised above your target, is kept by the charity.
  • Your charity sends you a fundraising pack and supports you in your fundraising.
  • You send at least 80% of your fundraising to the charity (not Action Challenge) 10 weeks prior to departure and the remaining 20% before you go. (Your charity will advise you on how to go about doing this).

Option 3: Mixed-funding

You pay for part of the event cost yourself and raise a further amount of sponsorship for the charity of your choice.

How does it work?

  • You pay a £399 registration fee to Action Challenge and tell us which charity you are fundraising for (we sort out the formalities with them).
  • We send you an invoice for a further portion of your trip cost (£780) 12 weeks prior to departure.
  • You pay your final balance invoice by cheque, bank transfer or over the phone within two weeks of receipt.
  • You commit to raising a minimum amount of sponsorship - £2340, where £1170 of the money raised covers the final balance of your place on the trip and £1170, plus anything raised above your target, is kept by the charity.


Climb for yourself. Climb for charity. Climb Kilimanjaro!

Self-funding:

£399 registration fee + £1950 final balance = £2349

Minimum-Sponsorship:

£399 registration fee + £3900 minimum sponsorship for your chosen charity

Mixed-Funding:

£399 registration fee + £820 additional personal contribution + £2460 minimum sponsorship for your chosen charity.

(Registration fee is £499 for our New Year summit)

SIGN UP TO A MACHAME TRIP>>

Payment Options 2018

Payment options...

Whether you are climbing Kilimanjaro to fulfil a personal dream, raising money for charity, or both, we have come up with 3 flexible payment options for you to choose from.

Option 1: Self-fund

You pay for your Kilimanjaro climb out of your own pocket as you would a holiday. You can still fundraise for charity if this is something you would like to do and arrange this separately. 

How does it work? 

  • You pay a £399 registration fee to Action Challenge to secure your place.
  • We send you an invoice for the final balance of your trip cost (£2050) 12 weeks prior to departure.
  • You pay your final balance invoice by cheque, bank transfer or over the phone within two weeks of receipt.

Option 2: Minimum-sponsorship


You raise a minimum amount of sponsorship for a charity of your choice.


How does it work?

  • You pay a £399 registration fee to Action Challenge and tell us which charity you are fundraising for (we sort out the formalities).
  • You commit to raising a minimum amount of sponsorship - £4100, where £2050 of the money raised covers the final balance of your place on the trip and £2050, plus anything raised above your target, is kept by the charity.
  • Your charity sends you a fundraising pack and supports you in your fundraising.
  • You send at least 80% of your fundraising to the charity (not Action Challenge) 10 weeks prior to departure and the remaining 20% before you go. (Your charity will advise you on how to go about doing this).

Option 3: Mixed-funding

You pay for part of the event cost yourself and raise a further amount of sponsorship for the charity of your choice.

How does it work?

  • You pay a £399 registration fee to Action Challenge and tell us which charity you are fundraising for (we sort out the formalities with them).
  • We send you an invoice for a further portion of your trip cost (£820) 12 weeks prior to departure.
  • You pay your final balance invoice by cheque, bank transfer or over the phone within two weeks of receipt.
  • You commit to raising a minimum amount of sponsorship - £2460, where £1230 of the money raised covers the final balance of your place on the trip and £1230, plus anything raised above your target, is kept by the charity.


Climb for yourself. Climb for charity. Climb Kilimanjaro!


Self-funding:

£399 registration fee + £2050 final balance = £2449

Minimum-Sponsorship:

£399 registration fee + £4100 minimum sponsorship for your chosen charity

Mixed-Funding:

£399 registration fee + £820 additional personal contribution + £2460 minimum sponsorship for your chosen charity.

(Registration fee is £499 for our New Year summit)

SIGN UP TO A MACHAME TRIP>>

 

 

 

 



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