Kilimanjaro Umbwe Route

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This route is the perfect route for the experienced high altitude climber, offering amazing views, an uncrowded route, and a life-changing challenge. This route will not disappoint you with its breathtaking sights that only a few travelers see. It is a rather physical hike as it is the shortest and steepest route to conquer Africa’s highest mountain. The solitude on the first two days allows you to experience the natural wonders and undisturbed wilderness of Mount Kilimanjaro.

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Our package includes


  • Transport to/from park gate
  • Park, rescue and camping fees
  • Regular health checks and blood-oxygen checks
  • Emergency First Aid Kit & Oxygen
  • Professional English speaking guide(s); porters & cook
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Water, and tea and coffee with meals
  • Kilimanjaro National Park certificate for your successful hike

Not Included

  • Tips for the guide, chef and porters
  • Travel insurance
  • Transport to/from the airport
  • Hotel before/after your hike
  • Personal items
  • Hiking clothes, boots, and sticks
  • Soda and alcoholic beverages

We happily arrange your airport-pickup, accommodation, hiking-gear, and further personal equipment for and with you.

Trip Itinerary

Day one: Umbwe Gate (1610m) – Umbwe Cave camp (2850m)
Hiking time: 6 to 7 hours
Distance: Approximately 10 km
Environment: Montane forest
Day two: Umbwe Cave camp (2850m) – Barranco camp (3985m)
Hiking time: 5 to 6 hours
Distance: Approximately 6 km
Environment: Moorland
Day three: Barranco camp (3985m) – Karanga Camp (4040m)
Hiking time: 5 to 6 hours
Distance: 6 km
Environment: Semi desert
Day four: Karanga camp (4040m) – Barafu camp (4680m)
Hiking time: 4 to 5 hours
Distance: Approximately 4 km
Environment: Alpine desert
Day five: Barafu camp (4680m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Mweka (3090m)
Hiking time: 7 to 8 hours to reach Uhuru Peak, 6 to 8 hours to descend to Mweka Camp
Distance: Approximately 4,5 km ascent and 12 km descent
Environment: Stone scree and ice-capped summit
Day six: Mweka Camp (3090m) – Mweka Gate (1640m)
Hiking time: 6 to 8 hours
Distance: Approximately 9 km
Environment: Montane forest
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