Tanzania: Arusha, Mandara Hut, Horombo Hut, Kibo Hut ,
6 Days
Starting from $4,014
2024 / 2025

6 Day Umbwe Route

offers an exhilarating journey up the iconic Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest peak in Africa. This adventure takes you through the challenging yet breathtaking Umbwe Route, a less-traveled path that offers a sense of seclusion and adventure.


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Day 0 Kilimanjaro International Airport Welcome | Moshi

Embark on your adventure as you arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport. Our team will warmly welcome you and transfer you to Chanya Lodge for an overnight stay with breakfast included.

Day 1 Moshi | Moshi to Umbwe Camp

Altitude: 915 m/3,000 ft - 2,800 m/9,190 ft Distance: 8 km Hiking Time: 5-7 hours Terrain: Montane Forest Your adventure starts early with a briefing, followed by a hearty breakfast. After a short drive from Moshi to Umbwe Village, your guides and porters will prepare your gear and provide a packed lunch. Your ascent kicks off at the small Umbwe Gate, leading you through a dense forest of rubber and fig trees. Some sections involve navigating steep terrain. Arriving at Umbwe Camp in the forest, you'll be greeted with a well-deserved hot meal.

Days 2 Umbwe Camp to Barranco Camp

Altitude: 2,800 m/9,190 ft - 3,900 m/12,800 ft Distance: 8 km Hiking Time: 4-5 hours Terrain: Semi-Desert After an early start and breakfast, you'll hike through thinning forest to Giant Erica and Heather. The landscape changes, and you'll climb a ridge offering views of Uhuru Peak. Lunch is followed by a journey through the unique groundsels of Scenario Kilimanjaro, guarding the heights. Barranco Camp is nestled in the valley, and you'll have an afternoon to rest and acclimatize.

Days 3 Barranco Camp - Acclimatization Day

Today is a vital acclimatization day at Barranco Camp. It's an opportunity for training, and you'll explore the surroundings and become acquainted with summit weather conditions. You'll spend another night at Barranco Hut.

Days 4 Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp

Altitude: 3,900 m/12,800 ft - 4,550 m/14,930 ft Distance: 13 km Hiking Time: 6-7 hours Terrain: Alpine Desert Hike east over ridges and valleys to join the Mweka Route. Continue climbing up to Barafu Hut, where you'll have a hot lunch. There's no water here, despite the name meaning "ice" in Swahili. Your tent will be set on a narrow ridge, so familiarize yourself with the terrain. Prepare your gear and clothing for the upcoming summit climb, and stay hydrated. After an early dinner, rest for a few hours.

Days 5 Summit Day! Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp

Altitude: 4,550 m/14,930 ft - 5,895 m/19,340 ft - 3,100 m/10,170 ft Distance: 7 km up, 23 km down Hiking Time: 8 hours up, 7-8 hours down Terrain: Scree and seasonal snow Your summit day begins around 11:30 PM. After a light meal, start your 6-hour climb to Stella Point on the crater rim. At sunrise, you'll reach Uhuru Peak, the summit. After the descent back to Barafu Camp and a short rest, hike down to Mweka Camp through varied terrain. Dinner and water will be provided.

Days 6 Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate to Moshi Marangu Park Gate

Altitude:Altitude: 3,100 m/10,170 ft - 1,980 m/6,500 ft - 890 m/2,920 ft Distance: 15 km Hiking Time: 3 hours Terrain: Forest After breakfast, enjoy a scenic 3-hour hike back to the park gate. Tipping is recommended at the gate once all your gear and porters have safely arrived. Sign the register at Mweka Gate and receive your summit certificate. Then, return to Moshi for a well-deserved shower and a comfortable night's rest.

Days 7 Departure from Kilimanjaro Marangu Park Gate

After breakfast, our guide will accompany you to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your onward flight. While your adventure concludes, the memories will last a lifetime, and we hope you'll return one day to relive this incredible journey. Safe travels to your next destination!

Included & Excluded
  • Two nights’ accommodation, first and last breakfast inclusive
  • Transportation to and from the Airport/pick up point as well as starting and the finishing point on the mountain
  • Qualified guides with mountain crew
  • National park feed
  • Hut/tent fees & Rescue fees
  • Flying Doctor Coverage
  • Guides, porters, cook, waiter salaries
  • Boiled water on the mountain
  • Cutlery/ crockery/eating utensils
  • All meals on the mountain (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Guides, porters, waiter, cook accommodation and entry fees on the mountain..
  • Single room supplements at Chanya lodge except on the 1- person climb (private climb)
  • Guides, porters, cook and waiters Tips
  • Meals and drinks not specified
  • Gear for your climb\items of personal nature.
  • Entry visa to Tanzania
  • Additional nights beyond the two standard hotel nights included
  • TIPS to your guide, hotel staff, and porters
  • Emergency oxygen


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