Overview of 6 days Machame Route

Moshi, Tanzania

Duration: 6 days
Group size: 10 - 100
Overview of 6 days Machame Route
Moshi, Tanzania

Duration: 6 days
Group size: 10 - 100

About this trip


Known as the "Whiskey" route, the Machame route is now the most popular route on the mountain. Compared with Marangu, the days on Machame are longer and the walks are steeper. The Machame route is considered as a difficult route and its better suited for more adventurous folks and those with some hiking or backpacking experience. 

The route begins from the south, then heads east, traversing underneath Kilimanjaro's southern ice field before summiting. The minimum number of days required for this route is six days, although seven days is recommended.

The Machame route is scenically beautiful and varied. However, due to the heavy crowds, it loses some of its spenders. 

What’s included

  • Park fees,
  • Rescue fees
  • Transportation
  • Professional guides
  • 3 meals daily daily
  • Camp fees
  • flights
  • Medical insurance
  • Tips to mountain crew
  • personal items
  • Laundry Services
  • doctor for the group


Day 1
Machame Gate to Machame Camp


Elevation (ft): (3,000 m): 5-. 6,000 ft / 1,830 m to 10,200 ft / 3,100 m.

Distance: 11 km.

Hiking Time: 5-7 hours.

Habitat: Montane Forest.

Camp: Machame Camp.

The drive from Moshi to the Mount Kilimanjaro National Park Gate takes about 50 minutes. The journey passes through the village of Machame which is located on the lower slopes of the mountain. We now leave the park gate and walk through the rain forest on a winding trail up a ridge. Lower down, the trail can be muddy and slippery. Gaiters and trekking poles are a good idea here. We continue a short distance until we reach the Machame Camp.

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