The Umbwe route on Kilimanjaro
The Umbwe is the shortest, steepest and hardest Kilimanjaro route. It's not ideal for most trekkers, as it doesn't give your body much time to acclimatise to the increased elevation. We explain the pros and cons of the Umbwe route.
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Follow Alice's opinion of the Umbwe
The Umbwe route is for those who are seasoned high-altitude trekkers and want a very challenging Kilimanjaro climb.
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6-day Umbwe route itinerary
The Umbwe route is one of the shortest and most challenging of the Kilimanjaro routes.
Day 1: Umbwe Gate to Umbwe Camp
Day 2: Umbwe Camp to Barranco Camp
Day 3: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp
Day 4: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
Day 5: Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp
Part 1 | Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak
Part 2 | Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp
Day 6: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate
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