6 Day Kilimanjaro Umbwe Route - A Challenge for the Adventurous

6 Day Kilimanjaro
Umbwe route


Umbwe Route

The 6 Day Kilimanjaro Umbwe Route offers adventurers a thrilling and challenging path to ascend Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest summit. On this six-day journey, trekkers follow the Umbwe Route, known for its steep and less-traveled trails, taking them through diverse ecological zones and offering a unique perspective of Kilimanjaro’s rugged beauty. This overview provides a glimpse into the exhilarating experience that awaits those who dare to take on this adventure.

Key Highlights:

  • Umbwe Route: The Umbwe Route is renowned for its steep and challenging terrain, making it an ideal choice for experienced trekkers seeking an adventurous ascent.

  • Untamed Beauty: This route provides an intimate encounter with Kilimanjaro’s wild side, with rugged paths, dense forests, and less-crowded trails.

  • Six-Day Itinerary: The itinerary is designed to maximize acclimatization and reduce altitude-related risks, increasing the chances of reaching the summit.

  • Uhuru Peak: The ultimate goal of your journey is to stand on Uhuru Peak, Kilimanjaro’s highest point, where you’ll be rewarded with stunning panoramic views.

Londoris Camp on Kilimanjaro's Lemosho Route
  • Wildlife Encounters: The Umbwe Route offers opportunities to spot unique flora and fauna, adding to the enchantment of the journey.

  • Physical and Mental Challenge: This route demands both physical and mental strength, making it an ideal choice for those who relish adventure and self-discovery.

  • Preparation and Safety: Adequate preparation, including acclimatization, maintaining physical fitness, and engaging experienced guides and porters, is crucial for success.

Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route 6-Day Climbers in Action

The 6 Day Kilimanjaro Umbwe Route is more than a climb; it’s a test of endurance, an exploration of raw natural beauty, and a chance to embrace the untamed spirit of Kilimanjaro. This overview invites trekkers to embark on a journey that promises unforgettable challenges and breathtaking moments at the Roof of Africa.


Tour duration: 5Days

Destinations Visited

Day by Day


Day 1: Umbwe Gate to Umbwe Cave Camp

Commence your trek at Umbwe Gate, the starting point of the Umbwe Route. Hike through lush rainforests filled with unique flora and fauna. Reach Umbwe Cave Camp, located at an elevation of approximately 2,940 meters (9,646 feet), for your first overnight stay on the mountain.

Continue your ascent through the rainforest, encountering steep and challenging sections. Arrive at Barranco Camp, situated at an elevation of about 3,950 meters (12,959 feet), and set up camp for the night.

Embark on a steep hike, transitioning from the rainforest to the moorland zone. Enjoy stunning views of Kilimanjaro’s southern ice fields. Reach Umbwe Moorland Camp, located at an elevation of approximately 4,100 meters (13,450 feet), for your overnight stay.

Trek through the alpine desert terrain, with landscapes becoming more rugged. Ascend to Barranco Camp, situated at an elevation of about 3,950 meters (12,959 feet).

Begin your summit attempt in the early hours, ascending through steep and challenging sections. Reach Stella Point at 5,685 meters (18,650 feet) and continue to Uhuru Peak, the highest point on Kilimanjaro at 5,895 meters (19,340 feet). Witness the breathtaking sunrise and panoramic views. Descend to Mweka Camp, located at approximately 3,100 meters (10,170 feet), for your overnight stay.

Descend through the lush rainforest, retracing your steps. Arrive at Mweka Gate, where you’ll collect your summit certificate and celebrate your remarkable achievement. Conclude your Kilimanjaro adventure with a transfer back to Moshi.

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