Umbwe Route is an ideal route for those, who want a challenging climb, and are very confident in their ability to trek over consistently steep slopes.
The Route success rate is low, normally the route takes seven days to summit Kilimanjaro. Book your Umbwe Route today.
All the routes, Umbwe is by far the most scenic albeit steeper route up the mountain. The Rongai is the easiest camping route and the Marangu is also easy, but accommodation is in huts.
As a result, this route tends to be very busy and ascent and descent routes are the same. Although the Rongai route is a flatter walk, it offers fewer opportunities for acclimatization.
At 5,895m (19,340 feet) above sea level, Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest peak and the world’s highest free-standing mountain.
Aided by its relatively easy ascent – Kilimanjaro has become a major destination for mountaineers and trekkers from around the world
To reach Kibo, or Uhuru Peak, the highest summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, namely, Marangu, Rongai, Lemosho, Shira, Umbwe and Machame.
Being one of the most popular mountains in the world, more than 50,000 trekkers every year try to reach the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro. To Climb Kilimanjaro have average summit success rate across all climbers and routes is 95% depending on the route you will take
The Machame and Lemosho routes both allow better opportunities to “walk high and sleep low”, which is critical to avoiding altitude sickness.
- Steep, short route with lower success rate
- Poor acclimatization because of rapid ascent
- Very remote and quiet
- Fully catered camping only