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-- Umbwe Route --

itinerary Overview

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.

Wenzi Travel 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.

detailed itinerary

How fit do you need to be to climb Mount Kilimanjaro via Umbwe route?

Climbing Kilimanjaro is a real challenge due to the altitude, rate of ascent and different temperatures. During an average climbing day you will walk 6-7 hours per day. If you are healthy and fit it is absolutely within reach. There are many things you can do to increase your chances to reach the summit and to make sure you enjoy the trek. It’s important you take your time. Don’t hike too fast so your body has time to adapt and acclimatize. Being in good shape also makes the climb much easier. Go hiking a few months before the climb, especially multiple day hikes are excellent training. But also running and aerobic exercise are a good preparation. It is always difficult to predict who will be affected by altitude sickness. Due to its rapid ascend the success rate of this route is much lower. We advise only experienced mountain climbers, who are used to high altitudes, to climb Umbwe route.

By adding 1 extra day to your climb, you will reduce the chance to get altitude sickness. Because you spread the climb over more days and your body gets more time to get used to the higher altitude. We do really advice to do this to increase the chance of making it to the top. The costs of this extra day are $ 546 per person.

If you like advice on how to prepare yourself for climbing Kilimanjaro, you can always contact us or read our blog  

 How to book this Kilimanjaro adventure?

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Price information

9 Days Climbing Kilimanjaro expedition, Umbwe route in 6 days!

2 persons

4 persons

6 persons

Low season
(March + April + May + November 1st – December 19th)



$2,3 58.00

Mid season
(the rest of the year)




High season
(July + August + 20 dec – 10 jan)




* Above prices are per person


  • Pick up Kilimanjaro Airport, transfer to lodge/hotel
  • Transfer lodge/hotel to Kilimanjaro Airport
  • Private guide speaking fluently English
  • Private cook speaking fluently English
  • Park Fees for national park
  • Porters who carry your luggage
  • High quality tents
  • Chairs and tables for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Dinner-tent
  • Rescue fee
  • Portable toilet


  • International flight tickets and tourist visa
  • Accommodation on day of arrival and departure
  • Insurances (travel, flying doctors etc)

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