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7 Days Umbwe Route

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Availability : Tour Available
Kilimanjaro International Aiport
Moshi Town
Min Age : 7
Tour Details

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro via the Umbwe Route in 7 days is possible, but it’s important to note that the Umbwe Route is considered one of the most challenging routes due to its steep and rapid ascent. Adequate acclimatization is crucial, so if you’re choosing this route, it’s important to have prior high-altitude trekking experience, excellent physical fitness, and a good understanding of the risks associated with rapid altitude gain. Here’s a suggested itinerary for a 7-day Umbwe Route climb.

Departure & Return Location

Kilimanjaro International Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Hotel Accomodation
  • Tour Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • All transportation in destination location

Price Excludes

  • Tips
  • Any Private Expenses


  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • T-Shirt
  • Entrance Fees
What to Expect

The 7-day Umbwe Route itinerary is intense and requires careful attention to your body’s response to altitude. Altitude sickness is a significant risk due to the route’s rapid ascent. Consider extending the trek to allow for more acclimatization time if you’re concerned about altitude-related issues. Consulting with healthcare professionals, choosing a reputable trekking company, and following their guidance are paramount for your safety and success on the climb.


Day 1Arrival in Tanzania

Arrival in Tanzania usually in Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer to your hotel in Moshi or Arusha. Spend the day resting, preparing, and attending a briefing with your trekking company.

Day 2Moshi to the Umbwe Gate

Drive from Moshi to the Umbwe Gate (around 1,650 meters or 5,413 feet). Hike to Umbwe Camp (around 2,850 meters or 9,350 feet). The hike is steep and offers a challenging start to the climb.

Day 3Umbwe Camp to Barranco Camp

Hike from Umbwe Camp to Barranco Camp (around 3,950 meters or 12,960 feet). This involves a steep ascent followed by descending to Barranco Valley, aiding in acclimatization.

Day 4Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

Hike from Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp (around 4,035 meters or 13,200 feet). This is a shorter day of hiking, which allows for more acclimatization.

Day 5Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

Hike from Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp (around 4,640 meters or 15,220 feet). This is your final camp before the summit attempt. Rest and prepare for the upcoming summit night.

Day 6Summit Day

 Start the summit attempt around midnight from Barafu Camp. Reach the summit of Uhuru Peak (5,895 meters or 19,341 feet). Descend back to Mweka Camp (around 3,100 meters or 10,170 feet) for overnight.

Day 8Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate

Descend from Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate (around 1,640 meters or 5,380 feet). Receive your summit certificates and transfer back to your hotel in Moshi.



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