This know as Whisky route and popular after Marangu Route. Fairly crowded but offers lots of scenery. The Machame route also tends to be our most popular choice because the topography of the route itself is very conducive with good acclimatization and the like hood of summiting of this route is relatively high.
The Marangu Route is also known as the "Tourist Route" and the "Coca-Cola Route." This is because Marangu is the most popular route on the mountain, and thus is considered "touristy", and because the route is the only one that offers sleeping huts, which serve beverages like Coca-Cola, on the way.
If Marangu have nickname Coca Cola route and Machame route Whisky route what does make Umbwe so unique and famous? Is the shortest route (24.35km) via Western breach route, steepest and hardest of the trails on Kilimanjaro but Machame is fairly steep here and there.