6 Days Umbwe Route Climb: Conquer Kilimanjaro’s Challenging Trail

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To offer adventure enthusiasts an exhilarating and challenging trekking experience, traversing the steep and less trodden Umbwe Route to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak.

Duration:6 Days and 5 Nights

Group Size: Up to 12 people

Accommodation: Camping in high-quality, weather-resistant tents with essential amenities provided.

Itinerary Highlights:

  • Traversing the steep and secluded Umbwe Route
  • Witnessing the diverse ecosystems of Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Reaching the summit and experiencing breathtaking views
  • Professional guidance and support from experienced mountain guides

Itinerary Summary:

Kilimanjaro Umbwe route

Embark on a 6-day thrilling adventure, conquering the challenging and less crowded Umbwe Route to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. This trek is designed for the seasoned trekker who seeks a more demanding and secluded route, offering stunning vistas, diverse landscapes, and a close-knit trekking experience. From lush rainforests to alpine deserts, experience the varied terrains of Kilimanjaro and push your limits to reach the “Roof of Africa.”


Kilimanjaro Umbwe route

Start the adventure from Umbwe Gate, trekking through the dense rainforest to reach Umbwe Cave Camp. The journey offers glimpses of Kilimanjaro’s diverse ecosystems and vibrant birdlife. Distance: 11 km.

Ascend through steep and rocky terrains, experiencing the changing landscapes, from lush forests to moorlands, reaching Barranco Camp with stunning views of the southern glaciers. Distance: 6 km.

Navigate through the Barranco Wall, a challenging but rewarding climb, and descend to the scenic Karanga Valley, the last water point on this route to the summit. Distance: 5 km.

Trek through alpine desert landscapes, reaching Barafu Camp. Rest and prepare for the midnight ascent to the summit. Distance: 4 km.

Begin the final ascent at midnight, reaching Stella Point at dawn and continuing to Uhuru Peak, the summit of Kilimanjaro. Descend to Mweka Camp for a well-deserved rest. Distance: 17 km.

Descend through the lush Mweka route, reflecting on the accomplishment of conquering Kilimanjaro, and receive the summit certificates at Mweka Gate. Distance: 10 km.



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