The Machame route is scenically beautiful and varied. However, due to its popularity there are increased numbers of trekkers, it loses some of its splendor. The Machame route approaches the summit from the southwest and descends using the Mweka route, rewarding climbers with views of the expansive Shira Plateau, an optional scramble up Lava Tower, a climb up the Great Barranco wall, and a traverse underneath Kilimanjaro’s southern ice field. Great for acclimatization with lots of walk high, sleep low opportunities.
Technical-breathable waterproof jacket, down jacket or insulated jacket, fleece, warm sweater, head lamp, long sleeve shirt, duffel bag,
* Day pack, short sleeve shirt, water proof pants, hiking pants, fleece pants, suncream, long under wear, mittens + thin gloves, hiking boots, sun glasses, water bottle bladder (Camelbak type), or Nalgene bottle