Kilimanjaro-Umbwe Route

Code: 19004
Kilimanjaro Trekking

Route Description

Trekking kilimanjaro from umbe route is most challenging tek of the all routes of kilimanjaro. the route starts from the south part of kilimanjaro offering you a fast ascent to high attitudes comparing to other routes, it is less tekked route on kilimanjaro and the descend from this route takes the Mweka route. The route takes the minimum of 6 days but Torch Adventures depending on our client preference we can add a day or two for the acclimatization purposes

DEPARTURE TIME Leave the hotel at  9:00 am.
Accommod before and after the trek(BB) Accommodations and meals in National park Airport Transfers
All Park Fees Camping Equipments Professional Guide(S), Potters and Cook(s)
Visa International and Domestic flights
Tips to the Crew All items of Personal Nature


Arrivals in Arusha/Moshi should be atleast a day before the trekking begins

TheGiven prices are instructional and are per day based on 2 pax

This itinerary can be customized to fit your aspirations


Day 1: Drive to Umbwe Gate Hike to Umbwe Camp

Start your hike passing through forestry track to the dense rain forest on the steep narrow paths which will eventually lead you to the Umbwe camp for dinner and overnight. The camp is nestled in between the thick bushes.

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Day 2: Leave Umbwe Camp hike to Barranco Camp

After breakfast continue on the rockier terrain, Start gaining the view of the mountain as you ascend up. Pass through the Umbwe ridge which strangely beautiful scenery , enjoy the flat area as you approach the Barranco camp where you will have your dinner and overnight>

  • Hiking Distance:6km/4miles
  • Estimated Hiking time: 5-6 Hours


Day 3: Leave Baranco Camp hike to Karanga Camp

After Breakfast descend the narrow valley of The Great Barranco wall, Climb the steep non technical clif of mor than 800ft. there afterwards cross series of valleys and hill until you reach Karanga valley. It is a short day allowing you the time for acclimatization the rest of the afternoon

  • Hiking Distance:5km/3miles
  • Estimated Hiking time: 5-6 Hours


Day 4: Leave karanga Camp hike to Barafu Camp

After the Morning breakfast cross the alpine desert, hit the Mweka trail junction through the rocky part to Barafu Camp. You will witness the view of Kilimanjaro peaks from different angle here. Rest at Barafu Camp, enjoy the dinner and rest to prepare for the midnight summit hike

  • Hiking Distance:4km/2miles
  • Estimated Hiking time: 4-5 Hours


Day 5:Leave Barafu Camp hike to Uhuru Camp then down to Mweka Camp

Begin the push to summit around midnight, the most mentally and physical challenge. ng part of the trek, expect the windy and cold weather. Frequently short breaks to be observed .the Sunrise rays from Mawenzi peak at Stella point will warm your heart and fill you with hope . finally reach to Uhuru after an hour or two hour hike from Stella point. Enjoy your victory take some Pictures and immediately start Descending to Mweka camp for Overnight

  • Hiking Distance:12km/7miles
  • Estimated Hiking time: 5-7 Hours


Day 6: leave Mweka Camp hike down to Mweka gate

After the morning breakfast you will descend down to Mweka gate where the TANAPA AUTHORITY will award you with the certificates for reaching Uhuru peak, then your driver will take you back to the hotel

  • Hiking Distance:10km/6miles
  • Estimated Hiking time: 3-4 Hours
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