site stats

Eight Days Umbwe Route - Tanzania Safaris Packages Services

Local Search
Go to content

Main menu:

Enquiry Now

Umbwe Route 8 Days

Day 1: Arrive in Arusha
You will stay at lodge in Moshi town and is a perfect place to prepare for your adventure. We will gather in the evening at 5:30 pm for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check. We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance.
Overnight: Lodge in Moshi
Meals: Full board

Day 2: Umbwe Cave
The climb starts from Umbwe Gate (1,800 m.) The path follows a ridge between two deep valleys up through the dense montane forest. The camp is perched between huge trees and thick undergrowth. There is no water available at this campsite, so we must carry from the gate all the water needed for drinking, food preparation and cleaning. Umbwe Gate to Umbwe Cave (at 3,000 m); 6-8 hours walking
Overnight: Umbwe camp
Meals: Full board

Day 3: Umbwe Cave - Barronco
The path gets steeper on this section, as you get out of the forest along the Umbwe ridge the route descends slightly to the Barranco camp situated in the valley. Umbwe Cave to Barranco valley (3,950 m); 4-6 hours walking.
Overnight: Barranco camp
Meals: Full board

Day 4: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp
A steep climb up the eastern wall leads us just below the Heim Glacier, where we may have some spectacular views of Kilimanjaro. We then take a steep exit up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo, the trail continues down into the alpine desert of the Karanga Valley, finally we have a steep climb up to Karanga Camp. Barranco Valley to Karanga camp (4,000 m): 4-5 hours walking.
Overnight: Karanga Camp
Meals: Full board

Day 5: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
A steep climb out of Karanga, and an easy path on compacted scree with wide views through this empty and dry landscape up to Barafu Camp. 
The two peaks Kibo and Mawenzi can been seen from Barafu Camp. After a hot lunch at the Camp, The remainder of the day is spent resting as we prepare for the final ascent before an early night summit walk. Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp (4,600 m.): 3-4 hours walking.
Overnight: Barafu Camp
Meals: Full board

Day 6: Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Camp
Wake up before midnight in the cover of darkness. We begin a steep climb over loose volcanic scree has some well-graded zig-zags and a slow but steady pace will take us to rim of the main crater, Stella Point, at 5,735m. We will rest there for few minutes to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling good can continue slowly to make the two hour round trip from here along the crater rim to main peak (5,895 m), which is the highest point in Africa. After a few minutes to appreciate your accomplishment we descend to Barafu is amazingly fast, and we stop at Barafu Camp for some refreshment, we continue to descend to reach Mweka Camp. Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Camp (3100 m): 13-15 hours walking.
Overnight: Mweka Camp
Meals: Full board

Day  7: Descent – Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate to Arusha
A gentle walk takes us down through the rainforest to Mweka gate successful climbers will receive their summit certificates. After lunch we drive back to Arusha at Ilboru Safari Lodge.
Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate: 3-5 hours walking.
Overnight: Ilboru Safari Lodge
Meals: Full board

Day 8: Departure
Arusha to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) Private departure transfer is included
Price-2014 End of services
Overnight: Not Applicable
Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation in Moshi and Arusha is included
Quality, waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tents:
Professional, experienced, mountain guides:
Two nights hotel in Arusha
All Park fees
Rescue fees
All meals while on the Mountain
Arrival and Departure transfers
Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
Quality Mess  tents with table and chairs:
Large portions of  fresh, healthy, nutritious food:
Clean, purified drinking water:
Private, portable chemical flush toilets:
Crisis management and safety procedures:
Fair and ethical treatment of porters:
Summit Emergency Oxygen:
Pulse Oximeters:
Walking Poles:
Sleeping Mattress:
Emergency Evacuation by Flying Doctor Society of Africa:

Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival
Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
Meals not listed above
Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)
Tips and any items of personal nature.

Enquiry Now
Back to content | Back to main menu