The Machame route is the most popular path. It is the route of choice for many people because it provides impressive views and a variety of habitats. About 50% of all climbers and most seasoned climbers choose the Machame route. The Machame route is also known as the Whiskey route, given its reputation for being a tough climb, in contrast to the easier Marangu route, which is known as the Coca Cola route.
Trekking time: 6-7 hours of walking.
Elevation gain 1200m
Trekking time: 5-6 hours, approx.
Elevation gain 840m
Trekking time: 1-2 hours, approx. 10km distance.
Elevation Gain:710 metres / 2,300 feet
Elevation Loss:700 metres / 2,250 feet
Trekking time: 7-8 hours, approx. 8km distance.
Elevation Gain:750 metres / 2,500 feet
Trekking time: 13-15 hours, approx. 19km distance.
Elevation Gain:1,295 metres / 4,200 feet
Elevation Loss:2,785 metres / 9,100 feet
Trekking time: 2-3 hours
Elevation Loss:1,280 metres / 4,220 feet
Machame Camp – 1 night
Shira Camp – 1 night
Barranco Camp – 1 night
Barafu Camp – 1 night
Mweka Camp – 1 night
Stella Maris Executive Lodge– 2 nights