Machame route is the route of choice for many people because it provides impressive view and a variety of habitats. More than 50% of climbers and seasoned climbers choose the Machame route. it is one of the cheaper routes due to its easy access and shorter itinerary. The route is known to be the most scenic route of the
Kilimanjaro Mountain as it gives the climber an experience of the scenic view. The route is well known due to the success rate of summit for the climbers as it gives a great time for acclimatization on the ascending to the Lover tower and descending to Barranco before heading up to Karanga and the Barafu to the Summit.
With this route on second day, you will join other climbers from Lemosho and Shira routes before heading to the lover tower up to the summit and descending through the Mweka gate as it is different from the Marangu route, the ascending route for Machame route is not the same as the descending route as you will be ascending via the Machame route and descending via the Mweka route to Mweka gate. This route also is designed for physically fit people with hiking experience but plenty for first time climbers use the route as well and do well. It is rated as one of the Kilimanjaro’s better route than all route and that is why is recommended.
The climbing activity can be done for six days or seven by using this route. The success rate is significantly higher than when using the seven days. The hike begins at Machame gate which is located in the southern base of mountain which is just short drive from Moshi or Arusha.