7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing- Umbwe Route

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Umbwe route is the hardest but most magnificent and shortest way to reach Uhuru Peak. A Less-frequented route, which is very steep and suitable only for experienced trekkers.Additional days can be added to our programme to discover or lighten up along the route or camp in the Karanga valley.
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Itinerary Details

DAY 1: Board shuttle from Nairobi or city centre at 0800 hrs and proceed to Arusha arriving at 1300hrs. Depart for Moshi at 1400hrs arriving at 1530hrs. Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Moshi or (Pick up from Kilimanjaro airport and transfer to hotel in Moshi) on Bed and breakfast.

Day 2: After breakfast drive to Kilimanjaro National Park gate at Umbwe for starting the climb. From here hike within the forest through a narrow ridge between Umbwe and Lonzo rivers reaching Bivouac No. 1 (known as Forest Caves at 2850m - Camp and overnight.

Day 3 :The Path continues following the ridge, then leaving the forest through open moorlands to reach Barranco Hut at 395m. Camp oand overnight.

Day 4: This day stars off with a steep climb out of Barranco valley crossing Karanga Valley and finally reaching Barafu Hut at 4600m. Camp overnight.

Day 5: Early morning...
DAY 1: Board shuttle from Nairobi or city centre at 0800 hrs and proceed to Arusha arriving at 1300hrs. Depart for Moshi at 1400hrs arriving at 1530hrs. Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Moshi or (Pick up from Kilimanjaro airport and transfer to hotel in Moshi) on Bed and breakfast.

Day 2: After breakfast drive to Kilimanjaro National Park gate at Umbwe for starting the climb. From here hike within the forest through a narrow ridge between Umbwe and Lonzo rivers reaching Bivouac No. 1 (known as Forest Caves at 2850m - Camp and overnight.

Day 3 :The Path continues following the ridge, then leaving the forest through open moorlands to reach Barranco Hut at 395m. Camp oand overnight.

Day 4: This day stars off with a steep climb out of Barranco valley crossing Karanga Valley and finally reaching Barafu Hut at 4600m. Camp overnight.

Day 5: Early morning start to reach the crater rim at Stella point, continuing to Uhuru Peak at 589m. Decend to Mweka Camp.

Day 6: The day is spent in descending down to the park Gates - Overnight at hotel.

Day 7: Board shuttle bus to Nairobi or start a Tanzania safari

Important Details

Included
  • First and Last night accommodation at YMCA/Buffalo hotelMoshi -Bed and Breakfast.
  • 2 shuttle transfers Nairobi-Moshi-Nairobi
  • 2 transfers from Moshi to Umbwe park gate -return
  • 3 meals per day while trekking - Vegetarian/Non-Vegetarian
  • 5 days Kilimanjaro trek- Umbwe
Not Included
  • Gloves, Sunglasses, Sleeping bag, Hats, Rain suits, Warm Jacket, Heavy boots, Rain Trousers, Tents
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Pickup Details

Pick up available from airbnb and private apartments

Airports

Arusha Airport, Arusha Tanzania
Kilimanjaro Airport, Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania

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Arusha, Tanzania

8:00 AM
Return Details

Arusha, Tanzania

Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.