7 Days 6 Nights Mount
Kilimanjaro Climbing using the Umbwe Route
This is the steepest route up or down
Kilimanjaro, thus those few people who use this
route do use this route to descend rather than
ascending . The route also offers scenery. Umbwe
route is usually recommended for descent only.
Hardly anyone climbs it. It is extremely steep and
offers incredible views of Kibo, the Great
Western Breach (a huge stone mass protruding from
Kibo) and the Barranco.
Umbwe route is the hardest but most magnificent
and shorter way to reach Uhuru Peak. A
Less-frequented route, which is very steep and
suitable only for experienced trekkers. Additional
days can be added to our programme to discover or
lighten up along the route or camp in the Karanga
Board a shuttle bus from Nairobi airport or city
centre at 0800 hrs and proceed to Arusha arriving at
1300hrs. Depart for Moshi at 1400hrs arriving at
1530hrs. Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Moshi or
(Pick up from Kilimanjaro airport and transfer to
hotel in Moshi)
After breakfast drive to Kilimanjaro National
Park gate at Umbwe for starting the climb. From here
hike within the forest through a narrow ridge
between Umbwe and Lonzo rivers reaching Bivouac No.
1 (known as Forest Caves at 2850m - Camp and
The Path continues following the ridge, then
leaving the forest through open moorlands to reach
Barranco Hut at 395m. Camp and overnight.
This day stars off with a steep climb out of
Barranco valley crossing Karanga Valley and finally
reaching Barafu Hut at 4600m. Camp overnight.
Early morning start to reach the crater rim at
Stella point, continuing to Uhuru Peak at 589m.
Decend to Mweka Camp.
The day is spent in descending down to the park
Gates - Overnight at hotel.
Board shuttle bus to Nairobi or start a Tanzania