Machame Route Profile
Minimum Days: 6
Recommended Days: 7 or more
Difficulty (1-10): Elite Kilimanjaro ranks the Machame route at a 7/10. Considered more difficult than Marangu, hence the nickname “Whiskey Route”. Suitable for trekkers who are a little more adventurous.
Scenery: Although Macheme is a busy route, the scenery is beautiful and varies since the ascent and descent routes are different.
Success Rate: The success rate of Macheme route is much higher than Marangu, but is still considerably lower than other routes, especially if you opt for the 6-day trek.
Traffic: Due to its popularity, Machame is now the busiest route on the mountain. If you are looking for peace and quiet, we do not recommend using this route.
Comfort: You will sleep in tents on the Macheme route. Your comfort is really determined by your level of tolerance for camping.