Why Explore Mount Kilimanjaro with TEP?
The Social Purpose
The Explorer’s Passage and ClimateForce will be joining forces to to help combat climate change.
A portion of the proceeds from this Expedition will go towards a large tree planting project near Mount Kilimanjaro.
World Class Guides
Our guides in Tanzania. Our guides have been leading adventures to Mount Kilimanjaro for over 20 years and are native to the surrounding areas. A number of our guides in Tanzania have been recognized as the best tour leaders on the planet.
Walk with our local guides through an ancient underground tunnel dug by the native ‘Chaggas’ people to escape from livestock raiders and which served as a hiding place for kids and mothers during inter-tribal wars in the 18th century.
In February 2019, join The Explorer’s Passage on this special expedition to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak. Explorers from every corner of the Earth will come together. The Explorer’s Passage and ClimateForce will be joining forces to drive conservation efforts in Tanzania. Our mission is to help with the environmental degradation in the area around Mount Kilimanjaro.
The Machame route, also referred to as the Whiskey route, is one of the most popular routes on Kilimanjaro and a favorite for trekkers. Despite being a tough climb compared to the Marangu route, the Machame route has one of the highest summit success rates given the topography of the route which allows climbers to “trek high & sleep low” hence making it a more favorable route for acclimatization. Unlike the Marangu route which is a gradual ascent, the Machame route is has steeper trails and climbers walk longer distances. This route offers some of the most spectacular scenery while on the mountain. The Machame route starts in the south west side of the mountain and proceeds steeply north, traversing the Shira plateau and eventually joining the Shira and Lemosho routes at the Shira camp.
Airport: Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA)
Tour Duration: 10 Days/ 9 Nights Trek
Trek Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights
Accommodations: 2 Nights Hotel
6 Nights Camping Adventure
Adventure Activity Level: Advanced
Guest to Guide Ratio: 8-1
*Please refer to our Trip Activity Level Guide or speak to one of our Adventure Consultants at 855-208-6800 to determine if this is the right trip for you.
Daily Itinerary Overview (Days 1 – 6)
Enjoy a warm welcome to Tanzania and meet your fellow explorers as the excitement builds for the beginning of your adventure.
Enjoy a day of cultural experiences as you explore an ancient underground tunnel dug by the native ‘Chaggas’ people which was used to escape from livestock raiders and served as hiding places for kids and mothers during inter-tribal wars in the 18th century.
You arrive at the gate of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s Highest Peak. The first section of the route climbs steadily and passes through magnificent, dense rainforest. This path is less well-trodden so it can get somewhat overgrown in places and it is often wet and muddy underfoot.
Our route continues on up through the forest until we reach the steep ascent onto the Shira Plateau, where there are rewarding views of the mountain. Looking back, you will be able to see Mt Meru rising high above Arusha town in the distance.
Walking on high moorland, the landscape changes the entire character of the trek. We traverse the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, passing underneath the Lava Tower and the final section of the Western Breach and finally reach camp. The day has been spent at altitude (up to 4,600m), but we have followed the mountaineering code of ‘walk high, sleep low’ to aid your body’s acclimatization to altitude.
Our day starts by descending into the start of the Great Barranco, a huge ravine. We then exit steeply, up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo. It’s a climb over rock, not technical but long and tiring. Passing underneath the Heim and Kersten glaciers, we head towards the Karanga valley.
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2019 Special Expedition Start Date (ClimateForce Tree Planting)
February 22, 2019 – March 3, 2019
Additional 2019 Expedition Start Dates
March 14, 2019
June 10, 2019
July 12, 2019
To inquire on a custom date, please CONTACT US!
Prices are based on per person, double occupancy
$3,475 | Trip Cost
Single Supplement: $1,000
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