Umbwe route| 7 days Kilimanjaro Climbing operators 2022-2023

Moshi, Tanzania

Duration: 7 days
Group size: 10 - 100
Umbwe route| 7 days Kilimanjaro Climbing operators 2022-2023
Moshi, Tanzania

Duration: 7 days
Group size: 10 - 100

About this trip

 Explore Kilimanjaro Trek 2022-2023 via Umbwe route for 7 days itinerary with AMAZON SAFARIS CO LTD, umbwe hiking route has a well-deserved reputation of being the most challenging route on Mount Kilimanjaro. Due to the fast gain in elevation to high altitude, this route does not provide the necessary stages for acclimatization. Although the number of people on this trail is very low, the chances of success are also low. Umbwe is considered to be very difficult, taxing route - one that should only be attempted by strong and experienced hikers who are confident in their ability to acclimatize quickly to altitude. On this route, approaching from the South direction, the Umbwe route is a short, steep and direct climb. After reaching Barranco campsite, the trail turns East and traverses underneath Kilimanjaro's Southern Ice Field on a path known as the Southern Circuit before summiting from Barafu. Descent from summit is made via the Mweka route. 

What’s included

  • • Guide
  • Park Fees
  • Tax
  • Gate transfer
  • Crew wages
  • Environment fees
  • 6 Breakfasts
  • 7 Lunches
  • 6 Dinners
  • Drinking water
  • Guide
  • Cook
  • • Porters
  • Flights
  • Tipping the crew
  • Visas


Day 1
Umbwe Gate to Umbwe Camp


• Rising (ft): 5,905ft /1,800m to 9,190ft /2,800m

 • Stretch: 8 km

 • Hiking time: 5-7 hours

 • Climatic habitat: Rain Forest

Breakfast will be provided early, there you will have a briefing from your guide at 9 am our staff will take you on the hour-long drive from your hotel in Moshi to the Umbwe village where your guides and porters will prepare your equipment and supplies. When registration to enter to Kilimanjaro Park will be completed you will also receive your lunch pack. After registration, you will begin your ascent from the Umbwe gate and continue on a small vehicle path until you reach the signage notifying you have reached the Umbwe Trail. You will then climb for 5-6 hours through dense rain forest. It is impossible to miss the giant fig trees and rubber trees as in some places, their roots have overtaken the path. Although, sometimes slippery themselves they can make for good footholds when the path becomes sloppy with mud after a rain. Inside the forest you will first stop at umbwe camp. When you arrive, you will find your camp and tent is already set up by the porters who ran ahead. They will bring you boiled drinking water and washing water in preparation for dinner.

Your Organizer

AMAZON SAFARIS CO LTD -Best Tanzania Royal Tour
Amazon Safaris we are the best and leading travel Agency in Africa specialized in different Tanzania safari tours and Mount Kilimanjaro hiking or climbing Operator in Arusha & Moshi Tanzania. We are the best tour and safari operators in Tanzania located in Moshi and Arusha. Best Tanzania safari, Tanzania Serengeti safari, Serengeti migration safari, Zanzibar beach holidays and Kilimanjaro climbing, hiking and trekking. We have enough experience in operating Kenya tour activities such as Maasai Mara and Amboseli safaris, Zanzibar Beach