5 Days Umbwe Route Kilimanjaro Climbing

5 days / 4 Nights

5 Days Umbwe Route Kilimanjaro Climbing


5 Days Umbwe Route Kilimanjaro Climbing is the most challenging adventure on hiking Kilimanjaro Mountain but it is suitable for those hikers experienced with hiking hard Mountains. Macpace Tours & Safaris Kilimanjaro climbing operator in Kilimanjaro will help you choose the best Kilimanjaro climbing route for you. The Umbwe Route takes a direct path to the southern glaciers. Due to the demanding stages, we recommend this route only for experienced alpinists. The Umbwe route also offering little time for acclimatization in some points of adventures.

trip overview
trip overview
trip overview




Umbwe Gate to Umbwe Cave Camp

Elevation: 1200m to 1700m to 2850m,
Distance: 11 km,
Hiking time: 6 hours,
Habitat: Montana forest.

During morning in the first day of Kilimanjaro hiking your driver will pick you up from your accommodation and drive you to the Umbwe Gate point. You will do registering yourself and start your journey begining through dense rainforest with huge fig trees. You will see different kinds of animals, such as the Colobus monkeys. While ascending, on a clear day you can admire the Kibo peak in the distance. The ascent ends after 6 hours at Umbwe Cave Camp. If you still have energy left, you can visit the nearby cave. Dinner followed by an overnight stay and prepare yourself for the next day start journey.



Umbwe Cave Camp to Barranco Camp

Elevation: 2850m to 3950m,
Distance: 6 km,
Hiking time: 4 hours,
Habitat: Montana forest and heather

After breakfast and continue a hiking process, in a short time you will reach the tree line and the landscape which gradually change from rainforest to moss-covered trees and heathland. You will follow a challenging ridge which will finally lead you into the Barranco Valley near the Barranco Camp which is situated at an altitude of almost 4000 meters in the shadow of the Great Barranco Wall. At Barranco camp the three routes Lemosho, Shira, Machame are combined with that of Umbwe ascent of hiking. Dinner and the overnight stay at the Barranco Camp.



Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp

Distance: 10 km,
Hiking time: 8 hours

After your breakfast start the ascent from Barranco Camp near the Great Barranco Wall, then to Karanga Valley Camp. This point of Kilimanjaro hiking is challenging but offers great views of the southern glaciers of Kibo. From Karanga Valley Camp we continue on a ridge to Barafu Camp. Dinner followed by an overnight stay.



Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp

Elevation: 4620m to 5895m to 3100m,
Distance: 15km,
Hiking time: 10 – 12 hours,
Habitat: Desert and ice

Night ascent with flashlight from Barafu Camp through scree and snow to the Uhuru Peak summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. After some hours you will reach Stella Point at the Kilimanjaro crater rim. With good visibility you will get to experience a magnificent sunrise here, after an hour reach the summit of Uhuru Peak. Now you stand on the roof of Africa and enjoy the best viewpoint on the Africa. Then you will start to descend to Barafu Camp, rest there for a while and continue your descent to Mweka Camp



Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate to Arusha / Moshi

Elevation: 3100m to 1700m,
Distance: 9km,
Descending time: 4 hours,
Habitat: Montana forest

After breakfast, today is your last day on the Mountain so you will descend down to Mweka park gate walking across Montana forest this descent will take 4 hours. Then here at the gate you will do sign out and get ready to board the vehicle ready for the transfer back to Moshi/Arusha.



We offer the following hotel options

  • Lindrin Lodge (Single Room) - USD 55 per night

  • Lindrin Lodge (Double Room) - USD 70 per night

  • Lindrin Lodge (Triple Room) - USD 105 per night

  • Keys Hotel (Single Room) - USD 69 per night

  • Keys Hotel (Double Room) - USD 94 per night

  • Keys Hotel (Triple Room) - USD 122 per night

  • Parkview Inn (Single Room) - USD 81 per night

  • Parkview Inn (Double Room) - USD 91 per night

  • Parkview Inn (Triple Room) - USD 170 per night

  • Kilimanjaro Wonders (Single Room) - USD 140 per night

  • Kilimanjaro Wonders (Double Room) - USD 160 per night

Note: if any hotel is booked out or is otherwise unavailable, we will book you in an alternate equivalent hotel.
If you are booking a hotel directly, please do check with us before booking, to make sure we can meet you and pick you up from the hotel.


We offer the following addons to your gear

  • Private Toilet - USD 150

  • Private Tent - USD 5 per day

  • Thicker sleeping mattress - USD 10 per mattress

  • Thermarest - USD 15 per thermarest

Note: Our packages by default include a foam sleeping mattress of 2 inch thickness, if you want a thicker alternative you can opt a 4 inch foam mattress with above mentioned extra cost.


We offer the following transfer optionsr

  • Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) to Moshi (one way) - USD 50 per vehicle

  • Moshi to Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) (one way) - USD 50 per vehicle

  • Arusha to Moshi (one way) - USD 100 per vehicle

  • Moshi to Arusha (one way) - USD 100 per vehicle


  • All transfers to the mountain and back to your Moshi hotel

  • Professional, experienced, mountain guides

  • Guides, Porters, Cook salaries and park fees

  • Quality, waterproof, four-season mountain sleeping tents (on twin sharing basis)

  • Sleeping Mattress

  • Emergency Oxygen Cylinder

  • All meals while on the Mountain

  • Quality Mess tents with table and chairs

  • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food

  • Clean, purified drinking water

  • Conservation fees (part of park fees)

  • Camping or Hut fees (part of park fees)

  • Rescue fees (part of park fees)

  • VAT (18% charged by the Government)

  • Kilimanjaro summit certificate


  • Tanzania Visa

  • International and domestic flights

  • Transfers (available as an optional addon)

  • Personal trekking equipment such as sleepings bags, hiking boots, clothes, etc (available for renting)

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Travel insurance

  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)

  • Meals not listed in the itinerary

  • Liquors, beers and bottled beverages

  • Surcharge for online payment of advance and balance (5% on each payment)

Payment Terms

Deposit Payment

  • Deposit is 20% of the total booking amount.

  • Deposit can be paid either via a bank transfer or an online card payment.t

  • A 5% fee is applicable on all card payments (payment gateway charges), this is non-refundable.

  • We offer bank accounts in 10 different currencies for bank transfer.

  • Once you make the advance payment you will receive a booking confirmation.

Balance Payment

  • Balance can be paid via bank transfer, online card payment, or with cash.

  • Bank payment can be done 15 days prior to the tour date (recommended 30 days prior).

  • Card Payment can be done 1 day prior to the tour date (recommended 7 days prior).

  • A 5% fee is applicable on all card payments (payment gateway charge), this is non-refundable.

  • Cash can be paid on arrival (USD printed in or after the year 2009).

Cancellation Policy

8 days and above departure

  • No cancellation fees.

0 to 7 days before departure

  • 50% of the total tour price will be charged as cancellation fees.

  • Trek can be postponed to any new date without any extra cost at any point in time.

  • The 5% surcharge paid for either or both advance and balance payments is non-refundable in case of cancellation of the trek.

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