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Machame route is probably the most beautiful route up Mt Kilimanjaro. Also the Machame route is our most successful and popular hiking route on Mt. Kilimanjaro. All your equipment and supplies are portered and a cook prepares all your meals while on the mountain. Where accommodation on the Marangu route is in huts, the Machame route offers strictly tents only. This makes Machame (also referred to as the “Whiskey route”) better suited to the slightly more adventurous hiker, however rewarding him with a scenic splendour such as not seen on the Marangu route. From late afternoon sunsets at Shira, to the misty revelations of Kibo at the great Barranco Wall.
The Machame route offers the adventurous hiker a stunning scenic “slide show” over 6 days , Every day is a new day with a new scenary and vegetation zone!The Machame route is normally completed in a minimum of 6 days. There is an added benefit to this, as you are afforded the most valuable commodity on the mountain – acclimatisation. The Machame route takes you high to Lava Tower (4630m) on the day 3 and brings you down by nearly 700m for an overnight at Barranco camp (3950m). This is the secret to successful acclimatisation, hike high sleep low.