Machame Trekking

Amazing views, good acclimatization. Second in popularity. 7-day option is friendly for the beginners.

Embarking on a Machame trekking expedition offers a remarkable adventure. Here are some noteworthy aspects of this thrilling trek.

Also called Wiskey – is the classic Kilimanjaro climb route.

It starts off in the rain forests of the Southern slopes of Kilimanjaro and takes 2 days to leave the forest belt.
As, arguably, the logistically easiest and, therefore, cheapest in terms of transfers due to its proximity to the town of Moshi, this route is very popular. Sleeping accommodation is tents-only, and these are provided by your tour operator.
The Route joins Lemomsho and Umbwe Routes on the 3d after climbing the Lava Tower. The final Ascent to Uhuru Peak starts off at 4,600 meters, climbs to the crater rim at Stella Point and descends via Mweka trail.

Day-by-Day Itinerary


The most popular route on Mount Kilimanjaro

6 days & 7 days hiking are available

Essentials points

Machame Expedition

The key features of Machame expedition are the following:

Machame Trekking is renowned for its stunning scenic beauty, offering breathtaking views of diverse landscapes including lush rainforests, moorlands, and rocky terrains. Trekkers are treated to picturesque vistas throughout the journey.

machame route distance

Why Machame?

Machame is a popular choice for trekking Mount Kilimanjaro due to several compelling reasons. Firstly, it offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes, allowing trekkers to soak in the breathtaking beauty of the region. Secondly, Machame is known for its diverse wildlife, providing opportunities to encounter and appreciate the vibrant fauna along the route. Additionally, the unique geological features of Mount Kilimanjaro, such as its distinct appearance and deep crater, add to the allure of the Machame route.