6 Days Umbwe route – African Mate Adventures

6 Days Umbwe Route

1,710 $ / per person, Based on 4 Pax Group

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    Camps Summary

    The Umbwe Route is one of the more challenging and less-traveled routes to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. It is known for its steep and direct ascent, which requires a good level of fitness and previous high-altitude trekking experience. The 6-day Umbwe Route is a shorter version of the regular route and is considered even more demanding due to the rapid ascent and limited time for acclimatization. Climbers attempting the 6-day Umbwe Route should be highly experienced and well-acclimated to high altitudes. Here’s a day-by-day breakdown of the 6-day Umbwe Route:

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    Trekking / tour schedule

    • Elevation: 1,640m (5,380ft) to 2,940m (9,646ft)
    • Hiking time: 4-6 hours
    • Elevation: 2,940m (9,646ft) to 3,950m (12,960ft)
    • Hiking time: 5-7 hours
    • Elevation: 3,950m (12,960ft) to 3,995m (13,106ft)
    • Hiking time: 4-5 hours
    • Elevation: 3,995m (13,106ft) to 4,680m (15,350ft)
    • Hiking time: 3-4 hours
      • Elevation: 4,680m (15,350ft) to 5,895m (19,341ft) (Uhuru Peak) and descend to 3,820m (12,533ft) at Millennium Camp
      • Hiking time: 7-8 hours to reach Uhuru Peak, 5-6 hours descent to Millennium Camp
      • Elevation: 3,820m (12,533ft) to 1,640m (5,380ft)
      • Hiking time: 4-6 hours

    The 6-day Umbwe Route is physically demanding and requires proper preparation, experience with high-altitude trekking, and a high level of fitness. Due to the rapid ascent and limited time for acclimatization, climbers attempting this route are at a higher risk of altitude sickness and other altitude-related issues. As with any Kilimanjaro climb, choosing a reputable tour operator with experienced guides is absolutely crucial for your safety and success on the mountain.