Umbwe in 7 days
Duration - 7 days

The Umbwe Route is steeper and shorter than the Machame Route. Once at the Barranco Hut you continue on with the other Machame hikers. The descent is down the Mweka trail.

Since it is a very short and direct route, it is not recommended for people with little altitude experience.


$2066

STARTING FROM $2066 PER PERSON IN A GROUP TREK

Enquire Now

Itinerary


Day 0: Pre-trek Briefing

If you have opted for the optional airport transfers, we will pick you up from Kilimanjaro Airport or Arusha airport and transfer you to your hotel in Moshi.

Pre-trek briefing at your Moshi hotel. You should be planning to arrive at least one day before the start of the trek. Today we will spend time having a pre-trek briefing. We will also review your equipment and rent any equipment which is needed.

Day 1: Hotel to Umbwe Cave Camp

Drive from Moshi to the Umbwe Gate (about 1 hour). Commence the climb through the rain forest with packed lunch on route.

Elevation: 1660m/5450ft to 2850m/9350ft
Distance: 11km/7mi
Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
Habitat: Montane Forest
Meals: Lunch and Dinner


Day 2: Umbwe Cave Camp to Barranco Camp

After breakfast, we leave the glades of the forest and follow an ascending path on the open moorland to Barranco Camp.

Elevation: 2850m/9350ft to 4000m/13,000ft
Distance: 6km/4mi
Walking Time: 4-5 hours
Habitat: Semi-desert
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day 3: Stay at Barranco Camp

Extra Day for Acclimatization. Adding this day will ease your effort, and amplify your acclimatization.

Elevation: 4050m/13,250ft
Distance: 0km/0mi
Hiking Time: 0 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day 4: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge up the Barranco Wall to the Karanga Valley and the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail.

Elevation: 4000m/13,000ft to 4050m/13,250ft
Distance: 5km/3mi
Hiking Time: 34 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day 5: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

We continue up to the Barafu Camp. You have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest, enjoy dinner, and prepare for the summit day.

Elevation: 4050m/13,250ft to 4700m/15,350ft
Distance: 4km/2mi
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day 6: Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Camp

Very early in the morning (midnight to 2 am), we continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. You head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through a heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. At Stella Point you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see. Faster hikers may view the sunrise from the summit.

From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all the way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. Once at Uhuru Peak you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa!

From the summit we begin our descent by continuing straight down to the Mweka Camp, stopping at Barafu for lunch. You may want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. We arrive at Mweka Camp and enjoy our last evening on the mountain.

Elevation: 4700m/15,350ft to 5895m/19,340ft
Down to 3090m/10,150ft
Distance: 5km/3mi up / 13km/8mi down
Hiking Time: 5-7 hours up / 5-6 hours down
Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day 7: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate to Moshi hotel

After breakfast we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).

From the gate, continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet you at Mweka gate to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi (about 30 minutes).

Elevation: 3090m/10,150ft to 1680m/5500ft
Distance: 10km/6mi
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Forest
Meals: Breakfast

Inclusions


  • 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

Exclusions


  • Tanzania Visa

  • International and domestic flights

  • Hotel (available as an optional addon)

  • 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.
  • 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.

Supplements


  • Off-season supplement = USD 72
    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.

Discounts


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 2066 per person

  • Group of 2 - USD 1923 per person

  • Group of 3 - USD 1868 per person

  • Group of 4 - USD 1865 per person

  • Group of 5 - USD 1852 per person

  • Group of 6 - USD 1849 per person

  • Group of 7 - USD 1846 per person

  • Group of 8 - USD 1845 per person

  • Group of 9 - USD 1836 per person

  • Group of 10 and above - USD 1834 per person

Addons


Hotels

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


Please note that 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.

Gear

We offer the following add-ons to your gear (all equipment are subject to availability):

  • Private Toilet - USD 150

  • Private Tent - USD 5 per day

  • Kailas X3 III Alpine Tent with Vestibule - USD 10 per day (Click here for specifications)

  • Thicker sleeping mattress - USD 10 per mattress

  • Thermarest - USD 15 per thermarest


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.

Transfers

We offer the following transfer options

  • 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

Frequently Asked Questions


What is the closest airport to Moshi?

Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) is the closest airport to Moshi

Can you please let me know what other certifications or memberships you have?

We are a member of the TATO (Tanzania Association of Tour Operators) as well as KIATO (Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators).


What gear should I bring with me for this trek and what can I rent?

We only provide camping gear like camping tents, sleeping mats, all meals on the mountain, cutlery and mess tent. We do not rent any personal trekking gear. However, our team will help you with the rentals after the briefing session. You can rent any gear upon arrival in Moshi at any local rental shop.

Here is a link that you can refer to get more information about the essentials for the trek. - https://monkey.travel/en/help/kilimanjaro-gear-list

You can check the prices for the rentals from one of the local rental shop's website here, who specialize in renting gear required for the trek - https://atgeartz.com/

If in case you want to rent gear online on AtGear, we negotiated a special discount for our customers, to provide them 15% off using our code on their website.

Use code - "MONKEY15"


Umbwe in 7 days
Duration - 7 days

The Umbwe Route is steeper and shorter than the Machame Route. Once at the Barranco Hut you continue on with the other Machame hikers. The descent is down the Mweka trail.

Since it is a very short and direct route, it is not recommended for people with little altitude experience.


$2066

STARTING FROM $2066 PER PERSON IN A GROUP TREK

Enquire Now
Need Help? Whatsapp Us!
(+1) 302-246-7700
Need Help? Call Us!
We would be happy to help you!
US (+1) 302-246-7278
UK (+44) 20-4538-1643
DE (+49) 2151-9879-888
Reasons to Book with us
Safety First

We use equipment of international standards & our guides are trained in First aid & personal protection equipment


Customer Satisfaction

We reward our staff based on your feedback & that results in all of us working towards making your trip memorable


Personalized Service

Our guides are trained to pay attention to each clients requirements & situation & customize the program accordingly


Guaranteed Departure

Once a tour is booked, its guaranteed to go, even if there is only single client for the entire trip


Easy Booking

Book by paying advance by card on our website. Balance can be paid upon arrival, before the tour


Daily Departures

Our minimum requirement for operation is only one client. So we can offer the tour any day of the year for you


Our Reviews


Great, reliable and safe

"From the outset of booking to the trip itself, everything was very smooth and professional. The company were very flexible with the fact that I was unsure if I wanted to do 6 or 7 days and......"

Annabel L
Read Full Review

Great organisation!

"The trip was very well organised, the tents, food and rental equipment were first class. But most importantly, the guides and the porters who accompanied us on our trip were simply amazing. I have......"

Nadja N
Read Full Review

Trip of a life time!

"I couldn’t have chosen better!This whole experience was more than amazing. As a single female traveler, I was a little nervous about traveling to Tanzania by myself, going to Kilimanjaro and a......"

Isabelle shaw
Read Full Review

INCREDIBLE!

"6 of us ladies went on the 7 day Lemosho route with guides Dennis and Nasri. Dennis’s team was INCREDIBLE! All of the porters, guides, and cooks were so accommodating, they went above and beyond......"

Breanna Rogers
Read Full Review

Extremely pleased!

"Organising the trip prior to arrival Monkey Adventures was very professional and quick to answer any questions. The trip itself was an amazing experience I will never forget. They were very......"

Jacob Buus
Read Full Review

Amazing and Fun Experience!

"I had the chance to reach the top of Africa via Machame with Monkey Adventures. I was amazed by the service and ths support they provided. Everything was clearly explained from the first briefing......."

Thomas
Read Full Review

Wonderful experience

"The crew was amazing, the food was great and abundant and compatible with our needs (eg. Vegetarian options). Most importantly, the guides kept on supporting and motivating our whole group of 8......"

Melissa
Read Full Review

Highly recommended

"I booked my 8 Day hike of Mt Kilimanjaro with Monkey Adventures, summiting in October. I highly reccommend Monkey Adventures. During the booking process they responded quickly to all my questions,......"

Sharon S
Read Full Review