Umbwe Route Seven (7) Days

umbwe route

Sep 25, 2021 - Feb 22, 2031
Group size: 1 - 25
Umbwe Route Seven (7) Days
umbwe route

Sep 25, 2021 - Feb 22, 2031
Group size: 1 - 25

About this trip

 The Umbwe route has a well-deserved reputation of being the most challenging route on Mount Kilimanjaro. Due to the fast ascent 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 hikers who are confident in their ability to acclimatize quickly to altitude. Approaching from the south, the Umbwe route is a short, steep and direct climb. After reaching Barranco Camp, 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 is made via the Mweka route. Burigi Chato Safaris® offers Umbwe as a six or seven day private climb. The seven day variation adds an acclimatization day on day three at Barranco Camp 

What’s included

  • Guide
  • Park Fees
  • Tax
  • Gate transfer
  • Crew wages
  • Environment fees
  • Flights
  • Crew Tips
  • Visas


DAY 1: From hotel
From hotel to Umbwe cave campsite


Pick up with our vehicle from the hotel, drive to Umbwe gate. Here after completing the gate registration procedures, the trek starts through the rainforest to Umbwe cave campsite where you will find all tents already setup then stop for dinner and overnight. Today you will walk across ridges and valleys into a really thick forest

  • Distance covered: 10km
  • Time to be used: 4 - 5 hours
  • Meals: Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Umbwe cave campsite

Your Organizer

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