7 days Machame route climbing kilimanjaro

Moshi, Tanzania

Duration: 7 days
Group size: 10 - 100
7 days Machame route climbing kilimanjaro
Moshi, Tanzania

Duration: 7 days
Group size: 10 - 100

About this trip


The Machame route, also known as the "Whiskey" route, is the most popular route on Kilimanjaro. Machame’s draw is in its scenic beauty. However, the trail is considered difficult, steep and challenging, particularly due to its shorter itinerary. Therefore, this route is better suited for more adventurous folks or those with some high altitude, hiking or backpacking experience. 

The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the south, this route starts with a short drive from Moshi to Machame Gate. The path leads hikers through the rain forest to Shira Plateau. Here, many of Kilimanjaro’s routes converge. Then the route turns east and traverses’ underneath Kilimanjaro's Southern Ice Field on a path known as the Southern Circuit before summiting from Barafu. Descent is made via the Mweka route.

What’s included

  • Park fees,
  • Camp fees
  • Rescue fees
  • 18% VAT on tour fees
  • Transportation to & from
  • mountain guides,
  • 3 meals daily
  • flights
    both national and international
  • Medical insurance
  • Tips to mountain crew
  • Laundry Services
  • Personal Items


Day 1
Machame Gate 1800 m to Machame Camp


Elevation (ft): 1,800 m to 2835 m

Distance: 11 km

Hiking Time: 5-6 hours

Habitat: Montane Forest/ Rain Forest.

Full Board at Machame Camp

The climb starts from Machame gate (1830m), we walk through the lush lower slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Slowly gaining altitude while enjoying the diverse flora and fauna of the rain forest, you will arrive to the first Machame Camp, situated at 3000m above sea level If is a clear day, we may get our first closer look at the glaciated dome of Kibo if the evening clouds permit.

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