Kilimanjaro – Umbwe Route

Kilimanjaro - UmbweGrade: strenuous/expedition
Duration: 8 days Land only
Trekking Days: 7
Maximum Altitude: 5,895m
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Kilimanjaro is among the world’s highest free-standing mountains, rising 4800m from the undulating plain that is the ancestral home of the Maasai people. What makes it challenging is the altitude but by allowing 6 days for the ascent (and not the 4 or 5 that some parties attempt), proper acclimatization is possible and the summit can be safely achieved by most fit walkers.

Kilimanjaro, Umbwe route (Clive West)

Detailed Itinerary

Though slightly steeper than the Machame route, the Umbwe route is probably the quietest route and therefore the least populated by tourists. With shorter distances but harder walking, and its reputation for the best views, this route is suited for keen photographers who are mountain-fit.