Umbwe Route, which is based in the south, is a classic 8-day tour and is by far the most difficult one offered on Kilimanjaro. The first two days are extremely steep, muddy and generally strenuous making it only suitable for well-trained mountaineers. An acclimatization day is rarely offered on the standard programme, but can be added whereby giving the climber an extra day in the Karanga Valley. The descent trail is the same as the Mweka Route.

Estimated Cost: From US $ 1500 per person

Climbing Itinerary

Day 1: Arusha / Transfer to Moshi +

Day 2: Umbwe Cave Camp – Elevation 2940m or 9500ft +

Day 3: Umbwe Cave Camp to Barranco Camp +

Day 4: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp +

Day 5: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp +

Day 6: Barafu Camp to Summitt to Mweka Hut +

Day 7: Mweka Camp – Mweka Gate +

Day 8: Depart / Arusha +

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Extra Tour Information

  • Tour Inclusions

  • Tour Exclusions

  • Booking Terms & Conditions

Tour Inclusions

  • Return transport from Arusha/Moshi to Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Use of our professional Mountain Guide/potters
  • Accommodation in Mountain Huts/tents where applicable
  • Three meals a day while on the mountain
  • All park entrance fees and Taxes