The Machame course, likewise alluded to as the Whiskey course, is perhaps of the most well known course on Kilimanjaro and a number 1 for us. Machame course is one of the greatest culmination achievement rates given the geography and nature of the course which permits climbers to "journey high and rest low" subsequently making it a better course for acclimatization. This course offers probably the most tremendous landscape while on the mountain. The Machame course begins in the south west side of the mountain and continues steeply north, navigating the Shira level and at last joining the Shira and Lemosho courses soon after the Shira cave camp. The Machame course should be possible in least 6 days yet a multi day journey is prescribed to permit climbers been very much refreshed and accustomed prior to making the last rising to the highest point.
After an early breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up from Arusha (1400m) and driven to the Machame Village. In the village, you can buy mineral water and will receive a packed lunch. From the village, depending on the road conditions, you will either continue driving 3 kilometers or walk to the Machame Gate (1490m). At the gate, the porters will organize and pack the belongings for the hike while you and your guide register with the Tanzania National Park (TANAPA). You will then begin your ascent into the rainforest. During this section of the hike, you should expect rain, mud, and fog. Also, be on the look out for wildlife, including Colobus monkeys! About halfway up the trail you will have a lunch break and you will reach the Machame Camp (2980) in the late afternoon or early evening. The porters and chef, who move very fast up the mountain, will reach camp before you and set up your tents, boil drinking water, and prepare snacks for your arrival. After washing up, a hot dinner will be served. For overnight, mountain temperatures may drop to freezing so be prepared!