Many customers use this route to descend instead of ascend. Either way it is after Mweka the next steepest route. It is also quite scenic and relatively infrequently used. We organizes eco-friendly climbs on this magnificent dome-shaped mountain and boasts of an excellent safe climbing record. Our professional, experienced and highly knowledgeable guides will lead you all the way to the summit while explaining the different ecosystems of the mountain that you go through each day.

Tour Name:- Vertical Kilimanjaro
Route:- Umbwe
Duration: 7 days and 6 nights (5 days on the mountain)
Sample Itinerary

Umbwe Route

Day Time Itinerary Accomodation
1   Arrive Moshi
Upon arrival you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Meet your climbing guide for briefing and final gear check. Overnight at the hotel.
Kilimanjaro Impala Hotel.
2 AM Moshi – Forest Cave campsite (9,350ft/2850m)
Drive to park gate for registration then to Umbwe gate where the climb starts and trek through the rain forest to Forest Cave Campsite. Dinner and stay overnight here.
Forest Cave. Fullboard
3  AM Forest cave camp – Barranco camp (12,960ft/3950m)
Depart for the second day’s rest at Barranco Campsite going through moorland with picnic lunch on the way.
Barranco Camp. Fullboard
4  AM Barranco camp – Arrow Glacier camp (16,000ft/4876m)
After breakfast, ascend to Arrow glacier camp beautifully surrounded by glacier streams. Have dinner and get set for the mid-night hike to the summit.
Arrow glacier camp.
5 Midnight Arrow Glacier – Summit (19,340ft/5895m) – Mweka hut
Take the final ascend to Uhuru peak then hike down to Barafu campsite for breakfast then down to Mweka Hut for lunch, dinner and overnight stay.
Mweka Hut.
6  AM Mweka hut – Moshi
After breakfast, descend to Mweka gate where a vehicle awaits to transfer you. Drive to a town hotel for a well-deserved shower and lunch.
Kilimanjaro Impala Hotel.
7   Depart Moshi
Depart Moshi for onward or catch flight back home.
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