Umbwe route is the shortest of all routes in terms of the distance you travel to the top of Kilimanjaro. Therefore the incease in altitude per day is very high. You hike steep through the valley and directly up to the summit. Because this route is so extreme and demands a lot from your body, it is also known as the “Double Whiskey Route”. The Umbwe route is only suitable for climbers who have already been at a comparable altitude and know how their body reacts to such an extreme increase in altitude.
If you want to add an additional day to the Umbwe route, this is of course possible and even recommended. An extra day gives your body more time to get used to the altitude and increases the chance that you will reach the top of Kilimanjaro without suffering from altitude sickness.
Tanzania Specialist offers a unique service throughout the climb:
Climbing Kilimanjaro is the ultimate challenge! You will be accompanied by professional guides, porters and a cook during your ascent via Umbwe route. Mountaineering is a relatively primitive sport. You will sleep in simple tents during the ascent. But they are of high quality. Our crew will take care of you and perform a health check every morning and evening to make sure everything is in order.
In addition, the accompanying cook will serve you delicious food during this tour. The quality of the food is at the top of our priority list, as you depend on good food during the strenuous climb. If you would like to have a look at the menu in advance, we will be happy to send it to you.
Our customers experience climbing Kilimanjaro via Umbwe route as an unforgettable experience! As soon as you have confirmed your booking with us, we will send you a comprehensive document to prepare for the trip.
For an overview of all the options check Climbing Kilimanjaro.