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Umbwe Route
Travel Style

Travel Style : Active

Hiking, trekking, biking, rafting, and kayaking adventures all over the world, made for outdoor types.

Service Level

Service Level : Camping

Camping most nights with some hotel stays to start and throughout; affordable public and private transport.

Physical Rating

Physical Rating : 5 - Challenging

Serious high-altitude hikes, cycling, or other instances of heavy exercise. Come prepared to sweat a bit.

12+ Age requirement

Age requirement : 12+

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Umbwe Route Overview

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Umbwe Route is the less used routes of Kilimanjaro. Not only the least used route but also Umbwe is the less crowded Kilimanjaro Route too. 

Climbers less prefer this route because It is the most difficult route to reach Uhuru Peak. The route is steep, constant, and offers a straight climb to 5, 895m high Uhuru peak.

 Umbwe Route can be climbed in 5 days. However, mostly trekkers add 1 or 2 more days for better acclimatization. 

The route begins at the southern side of the mountain. This straight route is the most difficult course on Kilimanjaro. Hence, the route is suggested or preferred by those who have great physical and mental stamina. 

Due to being a challenging height, there are very fewer climbers who chose to trek via Umbwe. So the route is preferable for those who love fewer crowds and achieve good physical stamina. 

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Trail conditions: The trail itself is steep, and you will wind up trekking through rough outcrops, and in spots, you'll be clutching tree courses as you pull yourself up to the slant. As you travel to the high snow-capped zone you will experience solid breezes and will be presented exposed to the harsh weather of Kilimanjaro.

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Few interesting facts about Umbwe Route :

• The route makes you more fit both mentally and physically

• The dramatic view is simply spectacular

• Your successful trek can set another milestone as you will trek via the most difficult Kilimanjaro Route

• The quietest trail with very less traffic

• Fill with adventures

Why To Choose Umbwe Route?

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6-7 days trekking

The Umbwe Route is considered to be very difficult. Umbwe can be hiked in 6 days and 7 days. By hiking the route in 7 days, the additional acclimatization day will significantly increase your chances of reaching the summit.

Best Trail To Climb Kilimanjaro Via Umbwe Route

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Umbwe Route is the steepest, shortest and the most immediate route on Mt. Kilimanjaro. It is named as the most difficult course on Kilimanjaro also.

Umbwe Route is the least swarmed trek route on the mountain. Umbwe because of its lofty, consistent and straight move to the peak makes the odds of achievement on this course low.

The course is suggested for expert explorers or climbers who can adjust rapidly to height.

Be that as it may, the course with couple of trekkers, immaculate woods and strolling separations makes it an ideal trekking choice for fit trekkers.

Because of its quick gain in height the initial two days, it is one of the hardest and least secure Kilimanjaro courses. Climbers are remunerated with uncommon and shocking perspectives, less individuals, and shorter separations. In addition, you will appreciate seeing the astonished look on the essences of local people when you reveal to them that you rose by means of the Umbwe course.

The course starts from the south, before turning eastwards at Barranco Camp, the trail then transverses underneath the Southern Icefield before summiting from Barafu. The drops are made by means of the Mweka course.

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Umbwe Route Itinerary For Kilimanjaro

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6 Days Umbwe Route

70% Success Rate

This route is the hardest but most spectacular and direct way to reach Uhuru Peak. It follows a forested ridge to the moorlands, then traverses below the Southern Icefields to reach the Barafu Route which is followed to the summit. An early start is made on the summit day to reach Stella Point, on the Crater Rim at dawn. Uhuru Peak lies a...

Summit Success Chance - Poor
Altitude Profile - Poor
Difficulty - High
Scenery - Good

6 days

Starting from $1,765

7 Days Umbwe Route

70% Success Rate

This route is the hardest but most spectacular and direct way to reach Uhuru Peak. It follows a forested ridge to the moorlands, then traverses below the Southern Ice-fields to reach the Barafu Route which is followed to the summit. An early start is made on the summit day to reach Stella Point, on the Crater Rim at dawn. Uhuru Peak lies...

Summit Success Chance - Poor
Altitude Profile - Poor
Difficulty - High
Scenery - Very Good

7 days

Starting from $1,960

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