7 Days Umbwe Route Trekking. 2024

The new update: 14 June 2024!

Arrowmarked Adventures

Tour Overview:

Conquer Kilimanjaro's heights on the Umbwe Route. Unparalleled adventure awaits, blending challenge and awe in a pristine wilderness.

Embark on a 7-day journey along the demanding yet exhilarating Umbwe Route. This trek combines the thrill of ascending Kilimanjaro's heights with the solitude of a less-traveled path. Traverse lush rainforests, rocky terrain, and alpine deserts before reaching the iconic Uhuru Peak. With expert guides and carefully planned acclimatization, this trek promises an unforgettable experience, balancing adventure and safety in the heart of Tanzania's stunning landscapes.

Day 1: Arrival

  • Arrive in Moshi, Tanzania, and transfer to your accommodation.
  • Attend a briefing with your trekking team to discuss the upcoming adventure and undergo a gear check to ensure everyone is well-prepared.

Day 2: Umbwe Gate to Umbwe Cave

  • Depart from Moshi to Umbwe Gate, the starting point of the trek.
  • Trek through the lush rainforest, encountering diverse flora and fauna.
  • Reach Umbwe Cave Camp for the first night, surrounded by the sounds of the tropical forest.

Day 3: Umbwe Cave to Barranco Camp

  • Ascend through the moorland and heath zones, enjoying panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes.
  • Conquer the challenging Barranco Wall, a thrilling rock scramble.
  • Overnight at Barranco Camp, nestled in a picturesque valley beneath the towering Barranco Wall.

Day 4: Barranco Camp to Karanga Valley

  • Traverse through the alpine desert, witnessing the changing terrain.
  • Trek through the Karanga Valley, surrounded by high-altitude landscapes.
  • Camp at Karanga Valley, providing essential acclimatization for the summit push.

Day 5: Karanga Valley to Barafu Camp

  • Ascend to Barafu Camp, situated in the stark alpine desert.
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding glaciers and the summit.
  • Prepare for the summit push, ensuring rest and hydration.

Day 6: Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp

  • Begin the summit attempt in the early hours, navigating steep sections and glaciers by the light of headlamps.
  • Reach Uhuru Peak, the highest point on Kilimanjaro, in time for a majestic sunrise.
  • Descend to Mweka Camp for a well-deserved rest, capturing the beauty of the summit from a different perspective.

Day 7: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate

  • Descend through the lush rainforest, retracing your steps and marveling at the unique ecosystem.
  • Celebrate your achievement at Mweka Gate with your trekking team.
  • Transfer back to Moshi, where you can reflect on your remarkable journey and enjoy a comfortable night's rest.

BOOKING FORM | Book this tour