Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking: Umbwe Route

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Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking: Umbwe Route

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Destination for this trip:

Arusha, Tanzania; Tanzania

Length of trip:

5 days

Approximate price of this trip per person:

from $ 0 to $ 2000

Best travel dates to go:

Any time.

Detailed Description of this trip:

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. This is a very technical Route.

Trip Properties:

Trip Itinerary:

  • Day 1 - Tanzania

    Umbwe Gate {1400m} - Umbwe Hut { 2850m}.
    Private Car Service

    Drive along the Kibosho road near Moshi town up to the Umbwe Gate.


    Introduction to your guide and porters before registration. Thereafter start climb with picnic lunch passing through rain forest and giant trees for 4 to 5hours.


    Arrive for dinner and overnight at Umbwe Hut.

  • Day 2 - On Foot

    Umbwe Hut {2850m} - Barranco Hut {3950m}.
    Mountain Climbing

    After breakfast, with lunch packets start climbing passing through vegetations, easy rocks and small Glacier for 5 to 6 hours.


    Arrive for dinner and overnight at Barranco Hut.

  • Day 3 - On Foot

    Barranco Hut {3950m} - Barafu Hut {4600m}.

    After breakfast, with picnic lunch packets, start climbing again through easy rocks and glacier for 4 to 5 hours before arriving for dinner at Barafu Hut.


    Overnight at Barafu Hut.

  • Day 4 - On Foot

    Barafu Hut {4600m} - Stella Point {5600m} to Uhuru Peak {5895m} - Horombo Hut{3700m}.

    Very early around 0100 hours, light breakfast and start climb to the summit (alt.5895m), short rest thereafter descend to Barafu hut for lunch enroute to Mweka Hut (alt.3000m).

  • Day 5 - Arusha

    Private Car Service

    Final descent to the Mweka gate and transfers to Arusha.

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