If you’re an experienced and intrepid climber, you’ll enjoy challenging yourself in unforgiving, but uncrowded, beautiful terrain. Enjoy the view. Experience the pristine, pristine beauty of sun-baked rocky outcrops and balance across razor-sharp ridges below which water-carved ravines cascade dizzyingly.

Climb the gnarled roots of ancient rainforest trails, traverse ice fields that sparkle like matte diamonds in the African sun, and sleep under the vast expanse of stars. Uhuru at sunrise He can be said to have conquered Umbwe as he stands proudly on top of the peak.

UMBWE ROUTE - Itinerary

Day 1- Arrive in Moshi

This might be your arrival day in Tanzania, our driver will pick you up from the airport preferred Kilimanjaro International Airport, and drive you to the hotel overnight.

Day 2- Umbwe Gate to Umbwe Camp

Your day starts early with a briefing, followed by breakfast and an hour drive from Moshi/Arusha to Umbwe Village (1,490 m/4,890 ft) where your guides and porters pack your equipment and supplies, and give you a lunch pack. You start your ascent at the small Umbwe Gate just above the village and follow a gentle winding vehicle track for an hour to a signboard that announces the small steep Umbwe trail.

Day 3- Umbwe Camp to Barranco Camp

forest glades to Giant Erica, Heather, and drier air. You continue up a ridge that drops steeply on both sides and hopefully, the clouds will part to reward you with a view of Uhuru Peak looming overhead. After lunch, you enter a zone of giant groundsels (Seneci Kilimanjaro) that seem to guard the heights, and this garden is one of Kilimanjaro’s special treasures.

Day 4- Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

After breakfast, we continue up a steep ridge to the great Barranco Wall, then you climb this imposing obstacle, which turns out to be easier than it looks. Topping out just below the Heim Glacier, you can now appreciate just how beautiful Kilimanjaro really is.

Day 5- Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

In the morning you hike east over the intervening ridges and valleys to joining mweka route which will be your decent route.

Day 6- Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp

– Summit Day!

You will rise around 11:30 PM, and after some steaming tea and biscuits, you shuffle off into the night.

Your 6- hour climb northwest up through heavy scree between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers to Stella Point on the crater rim is the most challenging part of the route for most climbers. At Stella Point (5,685 m/18,650 ft) you stop for a short rest and a chance to see asupremely sanguine sunrise. At Stella Point you join the top part of the Marangu Route, but do not stop here too long, as it will be extremely difficult to start again due to cold and fatigue.

Day 7- Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate to Moshi/Arusha

After a well-deserved breakfast, it is a short, scenic, 3- hour hike back to the Mweka gate. At the gate, you can sign your name and add details in a register. This is also where successful climbers receive their summit certificates. Climbers who reached Stella Point are issued green certificates and those who reached Uhuru Peak receive gold certificates. From the Mweka Gate, you will continue down to the Mweka Village, possibly a muddy, 3 km, 1 hour hike if the road is too muddy for vehicles.

The Climb Cost For the Umbwe Route includes:

What’s included

3 meals a day during the trip

All game drives as mentioned

All Taxes and VAT.

All wildlife reserve entry fees

Concession/ Camping Fees.

Drinking water while on safari (2 litres per person per day).

Services of a professional guide and Chef

Transfer from airport and drop off

Transport in modified 4WD Land Cruiser or Land Rover with a photographic roof

The price does not include

Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks

Gratuities for safari guide and camp staff

Personal Items (Souvenirs, Travel Insurance, Visa Fees, etc.).


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