UMBWEROUTE

If you’re ready for an intense physical challenge in an unforgettable setting, choose the Umbwe Route. It’s the best of the short Kilimanjaro routes

Trip ITINERARY

UMBWE ROUTE

    TOUR ITINERARY

    Arrive Tanzania A staff member will greet you at the airport and escort you to your lodge, nestled in the hills outside Arusha. Overnight: Greenhills of Afrika

    Arusha National Park Spend a full day exploring Arusha National Park on scenic acclimatization hikes. You'll have a chance to spot unique wildlife. Overnight: Green Hills of Afrika

    TREK DAY 1 Begin Trek to Umbwe Caves Camp After lunch at the trailhead, you'll begin your climb. Hike steep trails through lush rainforest on your way to your first mountain camp. Overnight: Umbwe Caves Camp (9,701') Hours trekking: 6-7

    TREK DAY 2 Umbwe Caves to Barranco Camp Trek past waterfalls and giant groundsel trees into the Great Barranco Valley. On clear nights, you may be able to glimpse Uhuru Peak from your camp. Overnight: Barranco Camp (13,004') Hours trekking: 6-7

    TREK DAY 3 Barranco to Karanga Camp A steep rock scramble up the Barranco Wall brings you to the rolling ridges of Karanga Valley. Kilimanjaro's famous glaciers loom in the distance. Overnight: Karanga Camp (13,231') Hours trekking: 4-5

    TREK DAY 4 Karanga to Barafu Camp Hike at a steady incline over barren, rocky landscapes reminiscent of the surface of the moon. Overnight: Barafu Camp (15,331') Hours trekking: 3-4

    TREK DAY 5 Barafu to Summit / Mweka Millennium Camp Wake before midnight to begin your challenging summit bid. Stop on the way to watch the sun rise over Mawenzi. Take time to celebrate your achievement and capture some memorable summit photos before descending to tonight's camp. Overnight: Mweka Millennium Camp (12,500') Hours trekking: 8-10

    TREK DAY 6 / DEPARTURE DAY
    Complete Trek / Return to Arusha Hike back through dense rainforest to Mweka Gate where you'll enjoy a farewell lunch with your group. Enjoy a hot shower and rest in a day room in Arusha before your evening flight home. Overnight: Green Hills of Afrika Hours trekking: 4-6 Included Park fees, camping fees, rescue fees Camping Equipment: Four-season Vaude/Salewa tents and sleeping mats Transport to and from mountain gates Guide, assistant guides, cooks and porters Three meals daily Water: Day 1, we provide 1.5 liters of Bottled Mineral Water; Day 2 until the end of the climb, we provide Katalyn filtered water Fair wages for porters and guides approved by Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project as well as Tanzanian Association of Tour Operators

    THE CLIMB COST INCLUDES:



      • Meeting at Kilimanjaro International Airport  
     
      • Transfer to the hotel — in Moshi  
     
      • Accommodation prior to the climb (including breakfast; sharing a twin room)  
     
      • Transfer to the trail head  

    Professional mountain crew



    All guides have “Wilderness First Responder” and “Wilderness First Aid” certificates,
    along with over 7 years of experience in climbing.
    Each participant will be provided with a porter (who can carry up to 15 kg of personal baggage)

      • Kilimanjaro National Park permits  
     
      • Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees;  
     
      • Camping/hut fees;

      3 square meals daily.  
     
      The menu includes different soups, garnishes, several types of fish and meat, fresh fruit and vegetables;  
     
      vegetarian options are available upon request;  

     Modern mountain hardware EV-3 tents;  
     • Oxygen systems and pulse oximeters;  
     • First aid kit;  
     • Warm and comfortable sleeping pads (2 inches thick);  
     • Group equipment (dining tent, table, chairs, crockery and cutlery);  

     • Modern mountain hardware EV-3 tents;  
     • Oxygen systems and pulse oximeters;  
     • First aid kit;  
     • Warm and comfortable sleeping pads (2 inches thick);  
     • Group equipment (dining tent, table, chairs, crockery and cutlery);  

      Meeting the group at the National Park exit and transfer to the hotel;  
     
     
      Accommodation after the climb (including breakfast; sharing a twin room);  
     
      International certificates for a successful ascent;  

        Return transfer to Kilimanjaro airport.  
      Basic tour package price includes sharing a twin room.  
      If you need a single bed accommodation only, you should contact a manager a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the start of the tour.  

    ** During the climb you will share a tent with 1-2 other climbers, depending on the number of participants. If you need an individual tent, please, contact our manager. Single accommodation at sleeping huts on Marangu is impossible.  

    THE CLIMB COST EXCLUDES:

      • Airline tickets;  
     
      • Visa fee;  
     
      • Lunch and dinner at the hotel (before and after the ascent);  
     
      • Personal gear rentals;  
     
      • Other item of personal nature;