Umbwe Route

Umbwe Route

Umbwe Route

The Umbwe Route is the least used, least crowded route on the mountain. For good reason, it is also the most difficult route on the mountain. Umbwe is a steep, constant, straight climb to the top. The route takes six days minimum to complete, although seven days is recommended. The descent is down Mweka, on the south-east side of the mountain. Umbwe is not as scenically varied as Machame, Lemosho and Shira, because the path up and down are nearby. The Umbwe is ideal for those who want a challenging climb, and are very confident in their ability trek over consistently steep slopes. Also, Umbwe is for those who are experienced at altitude and thus are confident that the punishing schedule of Umbwe will not impede their ability to adjust to altitude. Umbwe is also for those who want a secluded hike. The Umbwe approaches the summit from the south and camping is the only available accommodation option. Pre-acclimatisation is recommended for those who choose to trek this route.

Routes Activities

General Info

Umbwe Route is the oldest and Popular route on Kilimanjaro Route.

Uniqueness

Umbwe route is less scenic than the other Kilimanjaro routes

Weather & Climate

The temperatures on Mount Kilimanjaro range from hot to bitter cold

Success Rate

Umbwe route has a medium success route with around 50% success rate.

6 Days Umbwe Route

Umbwe is the most popular route for Mt Kilimanjaro hiking. Umbwe Route 5 days is best for first time climber.

Kilimanjaro Preparation

Gear List

Kilimanjaro Gears plays a vital role in climbing the highest peak of Africa.

Altitude Sickness

Kilimanjaro Altitude Sickness which occur the height above 2500 metres.

Best Time To Climb

As a perfectly balanced weather, from January to mid-March are very popular.

Tipping Guide

Tipping is a compulsory tradition on every Kilimanjaro hike. It is.

Kilimanjaro Porters

Kilimanjaro Porters and Guides have the major role to make your Kilimanjaro.

Kilimanjaro Faqs

Mount Kilimanjaro can be climbed whenever consistently. Most voyagers lean toward climbing.

Training For Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest peak and needs.

Kilimanjaro Guide

Despite being the most accessible mountain peak for the summit, many hikers fail to reach.

Kilimanjaro Foods

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro needs the physical fitness and strong willpower.

Electronics Gadegts

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