The Machame route is considered the most scenic route due to the steep climb in the West and the descent in the North you- therefore the most popular route. During the Machame Route you get to see amazing places like Barranco, Lava Tower, and Shira Plateau.
The Machame route is typically better suited for the more experienced climber since the route poses more challenges than some of the other routes however beginner climbers have successfully completed the a Machame route.
Journey through 5 diverse climatic zones!
Day 1: Machame Gate (1490 m) – Machame camp (2980 m). Hiking time: 4-6 hours
Day 2: Machame camp (2980 m) – Shira camp (3840 m). Hiking time: 6 hours
Day 3: Shira (3840 m) – Lava Tower (4630 m) – Barranco camp (3950 m). Hiking time: 7 hours
Day 4: Barranco camp (3950 m) – Barafu camp (4550 m). Hiking time: 7 hours (frequently broken into 2 days) to allow for acclimatization)
Day 5: Barafu camp (4550 m)- Uhuru Peak (5895 m) – Mweka (3100 m). Hiking time: 8 hours to reach Uhuru Peak: 7/8 hours to descend to Mweka (frequently broken into 2 days with an overnight stay at Mweka camp)