7 days / 6 Nights

7 Days Umbwe Route Kilimanjaro Climbing


The Umbwe Route Mount Kilimanjaro hiking is also offered at of 7 Days Umbwe Route Kilimanjaro Climbing. Umbwe Route merges along the way with Lemosho Route, Machame Route Western Breach Approach. 7 Days Umbwe Route Kilimanjaro Climbing will take you from the Umbwe Gate through the Western Breach Approach to reach the summit. Through different ways, challenging ones but with your supporters and an experienced guide from Macpace Tours & Safaris will manage to reach safely to the Uhuru peak, just POLEPOLE!

trip overview
trip overview
trip overview




Umbwe Gate to Umbwe Camp (11km, 6 hours)

Following an early breakfast, you will have a briefing from your professional guide. At 9 am, our staff will take you on the hour-long drive from your hotel in Moshi/Arusha to the Umbwe Village where your guides and porters will prepare your equipment and supplies. Kilimanjaro Park registration will be completed here and you will also receive your lunch pack. After registration, you will begin your ascent from the Umbwe Gate and continue on a small vehicle path until you reach the signage notifying you have reached the Umbwe Trail. You will then climb for 6 hours through dense rainforest. It is impossible to miss the giant fig trees and rubber trees as in some places, their roots have overtaken the path. Although, sometimes slippery themselves, they can make for good footholds when the path becomes sloppy with mud after a rain. Umbwe Camp is inside the forest and will your first stop. When you arrive, you will find your camp and tent is already set up by the porters who ran ahead. They will bring you boiled drinking water and washing water in preparation for dinner.



Umbwe Camp to Barranco Camp (6km, 4 hours)

Distance covered : 17km / 10.3mi,
Approx. time taken : 11 hrs.,
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Rise early for coffee or tea. After breakfast, pack up for the day’s hike. Your hike will begin steeply through the disappearing rainforest glades before ascending into drier air of Giant Erica and Heathland terrain where the vegetation is sparse with small shrubs. You will continue on an exposed ridge that offers you with your first view of Uhuru Peak if the clouds have parted enough. After lunch, you begin to enter into the semi-desert terrain when you hike through a garden of Senecio plants. These odd-looking groundsels resemble something like a pre-historic cactus. Once you reach Barranco Camp, your porters will boil drinking and washing water before serving dinner. While you wait for your dinner, you will have a chance to experience one of the most memorable sunsets you have ever seen as the sun drops through the valley



Barranco Camp Acclimatization

You will spend 2 nights exploring near Barranco Camp for much-needed acclimatization. Use your handy camera to capture the scenery of the groundsel-clad campsite. Many hikers rank this as their favorite camp on this trail, which another reason this is perfect spot for your acclimatization day



Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp (6km, 4 hours)

After breakfast just below the Great Barranco Wall, you get your chance to tackle this hurdle. Continue up until you reach just below the Heim Glacier. Then head down through the Karanga Valley. This is the last place for your porters to gather water. They will collect all the water for the reminder of the ascent here. You will settle in here at the Karanga Camp. After lunch, you can spend the afternoon doing light exploring or resting while taking in the views of Mawenzi’s towering spires.



Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp (4km, 4 hours)

After breakfast, you will head east, crossing over multiple ridges and valleys until you join up with the Mweka Route and turn left to continue up the ridge for an hour to reach the Barafu Hut. You will arrive at camp to find your tent pitched on a rocky ridge with high winds. Have your headlamp/flashlight handy if you need to leave the tent after dark. You will prepare your equipment’s before you go to bed by 7 PM and try to catch a few hours of shuteye before your summit attempt!



Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp (6km up and 22km down, 7 hours up, 9-10 hours down)

Distance covered : 14km / 8.3mi,
Approx. time taken : 16 hours,
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

At 11:30 PM for tea or coffee and biscuits and then depart Barafu Camp on your bid for the peak. You will hike 6 hours through thick scree following multiple switchbacks between the Ratzel and Rebmann glaciers until you reach Stella Point. You have just completed what most hikers consider to be the most challenging part of their hike. Depending on your pace to this point, you may get the chance to enjoy the majestic sunrise during your short rest here. Although you will be fatigued, it is important to keep moving due to the extreme cold. At Stella Point, you have joined up with the last bit of the Marangu Route. You will hike along the rim for another 1-2 hours until you reach your ultimate goal of Uhuru Peak. Congratulations, you are now standing on the Roof of Africa! You will have time to take pictures with the world-famous Uhuru Peak sign, but it is important to begin your descent soon in order to allow yourself enough time to rest at the Barafu Camp. After a 3-hour descent down sliding scree, you will reach Barafu to have a short rest while you collect your gear and then continue down the path back into the forest camp of Mweka. You might experience a little rain in the afternoon, so be sure to have your rain gear in your daypack. Enjoy some dinner and some well-deserved sleep. At Mweka Camp, the office sells bottled water, soft drinks, candy bars



Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate (10 km, 3-4 Hours)

Distance covered : 13km / 7.5mi,
Approx. time taken : 7 hours,
Meals : Breakfast & Lunch Included

Wake up for breakfast as usual, pack, and descend through a short, scenic, 3-hour hike to Mweka Gate. Wait until you and all of your gear has reached the gate before you tip your staff. After checking out at the gate, you will wait to receive your summit certificates (green for those who reached Stella Point and gold for those who reach Uhuru Peak). From the gate, if the road is too muddy for vehicles, you will continue your hike for 1 hour to the Mweka Village, 3km away. There you will enjoy a hot lunch before being driven 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.


  • Off-season supplement = USD 72

Note : Charged for solo trekkers to start a new departure in the month of March, April, May and November. Does not apply if you join an existing group. Does not apply if others trekkers also join your new group


Available discounts for Umbwe - 7 days

  • Children between 5 years and 15 years old

  • Code: 5TO15 - USD 690 per person

  • Expatriates/Residents living in Tanzania

  • Code: RESTAN - USD 245 per person

  • East African Citizens

  • Code: EAC - USD 880 per person

Private Trek

Please find below the prices for organizing a private trek. The prices are based on your group size.

  • Solo Trekker - USD 1996 per person

  • Group of 2 - USD 1853 per person

  • Group of 3 - USD 1798 per person

  • Group of 4 - USD 1795 per person

  • Group of 5 - USD 1782 per person

  • Group of 6 - USD 1779 per person

  • Group of 7 - USD 1776 per person

  • Group of 8 - USD 1775 per person

  • Group of 9 - USD 1766 per person

  • Group of 10 and above - USD 1764 per person

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Tour Booking

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