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Kilimanjaro Climb Umbwe Route 6 Days

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    Great Lake Expedition

  • Locations

    Tanzania, Kilimanjaro

  • Activities

    Adventure, Climbing

  • Price
    $3500 USD per person
  • Duration

    6 days

  • Avg Distance

    49 km

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    as arranged with the guide

  • Starting Location


  • Price Includes

    Park fees, Accommodations, Transfers, Crew salaries, Meals & Water, Mattresses & Tents, Private toilet, Emergency oxygen, First aid kit, Private toilet, Oximeter

  • Notes

    The clients has to clear his/her visas and come with his/her climbing gears


  • DAY 1 Umbwe Gate to Umbwe Camp Elevation: 5,249 ft to 9,514 ft Distance: 11 km/7 miles Hiking Time: 5-7 hours Habitat: Heath
  • DAY 2 Umbwe Camp to Barranco Camp Elevation: 9,514 ft to 13,044 ft Distance: 6 km/4 miles Hiking Time: 4-5 hours Habitat: Heath
  • DAY 3 Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp Elevation: 13,044 ft to 13,106 ft Distance: 5 km/3 miles Hiking Time: 4-5 hours Habitat: Alpine Desert
  • DAY 4 Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp Elevation: 13,106 ft to 15,331 ft Distance: 4 km/2 miles Hiking Time: 4-5 hours Habitat: Alpine Desert
  • DAY 5: Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak,Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp DAY 6: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate,

Trip Info

The Umbwe route has a well-deserved reputation of being the most challenging route on Mount Kilimanjaro. Due to the fast ascent to high altitude, this route does not provide the necessary stages for acclimatization. Although the number of people on this trail is very low. Umbwe is considered to be a very difficult, taxing route – one that should only be attempted by strong hikers who are confident in their ability to acclimatize quickly to altitude.

Approaching from the south, the Umbwe route is a short, steep, and direct climb. After reaching Barranco Camp, the trail turns east and traverses underneath Kilimanjaro’s Southern Ice Field on a path known as the Southern Circuit before summiting from Barafu. The descent is made via the Mweka route.

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Great Lake Expedition

With some years of experience Great Lake Expedition has a proven expertise on East Africa Adventures. We lead over 400 climbs per year, with more than 600 adventurers climbing with us annually. Literally thousands of climbers have stood on the top of Kilimanjaro and enjoy safaris with us. Our clients have included journalists, photographer and high profile people.

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