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KILIMANJARO CLIMB: Umbwe Route

The Umbwe Route is one of the least used routes on Kilimanjaro. Distance-wise, it is significantly shorter than the other routes whilst still allowing for a decent amount of acclimatization time. Generally, distances covered at altitude are shorter, thus avoiding much of the crowding which plagues other routes during the high season. Though it is not a technical climb, it is, nevertheless, a very steep ascent.

adventure itinerary

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Umbwe Gate (1800m) – Bivouac (first) camp (2940m) Hiking time: 5h

Bivouac (first) camp (2940m) – Barranco camp (3950m) Hiking time: 6hrs

Barranco camp (3950m) – Lava Tower (4630m) – Arrow Glacier Camp (4800m)  Habitat: Moorland / Semi desert

Arrow Glacier (4800m) – Crater (5700m) Hiking time: 5hrs

(Summit attempt) Crater (5700m)-Uhuru Peak (5895m)-Mweka (3100m Hiking time: 2hrs to Uhuru, 7-8hrs to Mweka

Mweka camp (3100m)- Mweka Gate (1980m) : Hiking time: 3hrs

 

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Trekking

Eight Day Lemosho climbing

Probably the most beautiful route up Kilimanjaro, Machame is strictly tents only. It is also referred to as the “Whiskey Route” as it is better suited to the slightly more adventurous hiker.

Kilimanjaro Climbing: Machame route

Probably the most beautiful route up Kilimanjaro, Machame is strictly tents only. It is also referred to as the “Whiskey Route” as it is better suited to the slightly more adventurous hiker.

Kilimanjaro Climbing: Manguru route

The Marangu Route has a moderate slope compared to other routes making it less difficult to ascend.

Kilimanjaro Climbing: Rongai Route

Probably the most beautiful route up Kilimanjaro, Machame is strictly tents only. It is also referred to as the “Whiskey Route” as it is better suited to the slightly more adventurous hiker.

Kilimanjaro Climbing: Umbwe Route

The Umbwe Route is one of the least used routes on Kilimanjaro. Distance-wise, it is significantly shorter than the other routes whilst still allowing for a decent amount of acclimatization time.