Days to complete: Minimum six days
The Machame route is often considered the most striking and has spectacular views of the summit, but it is weather dependant. The route faces the wind and is on the southern side of the mountain where rainfall is heavier and the vegetation more dense.
The route is steeper than both the Marangu and the Rongai routes and physically more demanding, but is very good for acclimatization. It joins the Lemosho route from New Shira Camp. Machame route is the most popular route with our clients nowadays –about 60 % of clients book the Machame route. Machame is nicknamed the ‘whiskey route’. You will descend along the Mweka route. This option is generally for slightly fitter hikers.