Morning spent sorting and organizing personal equipment for the mountain trek. Lunch at the Lodge (This is an extra charge). In the afternoon, we are driven to the Sirimon Park Gate and then to the road-head at 3,300m. An easy trek in the afternoon to help acclimatization. Overnight Judmaier Camp (3300m) in the high altitude mountain tents.
Ascend the Sirimon Track to Likii North Valley and camp overnight in this beautiful little valley below the subsidiary peaks of Teleki and Sendeyo, two ancient parasitic vents of the main peaks. (3990m)
Climb out of the North Valley and into the Mackinders Valley, one of the broadest valleys on the mountain, with many giant groundsels. Camp at the head of the Mackinder's Valley, just below the main peaks of Batian and Nelion (4,300m).
Alpine ascent to the highest peak, Pt. Lenana (4985m). En route up the north face little used by tourists. Four hours of stiff walking to the summit. Then descend to Teleki Valley on the opposite side of the main peaks, to Mackinder’s Camp for a good night rest (4150m.)
Descend to the Met Station (road head) on the Naro Moru Track and back to the Lodge.
Close encounters with the Big five and witness the annual wildebeest migration - the 7th wonder of the world!
Experience Tanzania's most famous and impressive game parks - Lake Manyara, Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro COnservation Area.
The Machame route is also referred to as the whiskey route as it is considered to be more difficult and more intoxicating than the Marangu (coca-cola) route.