7 Days Umbwe Route

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.

Day 1: Arusha - Moshi.

Accommodation: Arusha Hotel

Arrival and check in into your Arusha Hotel, relax and have lunch. Depart for Moshi at 1400hrs arriving at 1530hrs. Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Moshi or (Pick up from Kilimanajaro airport and transfer to hotel in Moshi)

Day 2: Umbwe Camp

Accommodation: Umbwe Camp

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 reachin Bivouac No. 1 (known as Forest Caves at 2850m - Camp and overnight.

Day 3: Barranco Camp

Accommodation: Barranco Camp

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

DAY 4: Barafu Hut.

Accommodation: Barafu Hut

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: Uhuru Peak.

Accommodation: Mweka Camp

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

DAY 6: Descend to park Gates.

Accommodation: Hotel

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

DAY 7: Spend Day in your Arusha Hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel

Spend the day at your Arusha Hotel, Relax before your transfer to the airport for your flight out.