Day 1: Arrive day in Arusha at Kilimanjaro International Airport
Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). We will arrange a private transfer from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) to Arusha where the rest of the day is at leisure.
We will gather in the hotel where you’ll have an overnight for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check.
We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance.
Umbwe is the least travelled route and is considered the most difficult with the lowest success rates. Although a short route (approaching from the south between the Machame and Marangu routes), it is a constant, steep climb to the top which gives little opportunity to acclimatise. Umbwe is ideal for experienced trekkers looking a challenging climb on a secluded route.
Day 2: Umbwe Gate – Umbwe Cave Campsite
After breakfast, your guide will meet you at your hotel in Moshi / Arusha. The morning begins with a drive to Umbwe Gate (5417 ft). Your journey heads to Umbwe Cave Campsite (9659 ft).
Day 3: Umbwe Cave Campsite – Barranco Hut
Umbwe Cave Campsite (9659 ft) to BarrancoCampsite (13077 ft)
Day 4: BarrancoCampsite – BarafuCampsite
BarrancoCampsite (13077 ft) to BarafuCampsite (15295 ft) via Karanga Valley (13235 ft).
Day 5: BarafuCampsite – Uhuru Peak – MwekaCampsite
BarafuCampsite (15295ft) to Uhuru Peak (19341ft). Followed by descent via BarafuCampsite to MwekaCampsite(10190ft).
Day 6: MwekaCampsite – Mweka Gate
MwekaCampsite(10190 ft) to Mweka Gate (5358 ft).
Day 7: Moshi / Arusha to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) with private departure transfer included.