Leads treks up the Machame route. It’s a beautiful, the most popular and busiest route overall. It allows you to experience the southwest and south east side of the mountain since you go up one way and down another. This is also referred to as the “Whisky Route” better suited to more adventurous hikers.
Despite being a tough climb compared to the Marangu Route, the Machame route has one of the highest summit success rates given the topography of the route which allows climbers to “trek high and sleep low” hence making it a more favourable route for acclimatization. Machame route is steeper and climbers walk longer distance while Coca-Cola route is a gradual ascent. Machame is usually done in 6 or 7 days via southern circuit and finally ascending to the summit via the east facing Mweka route to the crater rim at Stella point. Also it is quite scenic and rugged, Best done in 7 days.
One hour's drive from Moshi lies the door to the Machame course, where we complete park customs, meet our team of watchmen and begin to climb! The main part of the course climbs consistently and goes through brilliant, thick rainforest. This way is less all around trampled so it can get to some degree congested in spots and it is in many cases wet and sloppy underneath.