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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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