Location:Northern Circuit
Duration: 8 Days
Price: From $1,950pp

what to expect

The Umbwe Route is the hardest and most direct route to the Southern Glaciers of Kilimanjaro and Western Breach of Kibo. It's a route off the beaten track with a most beautiful scenery.

  • Prices are on a Private Group basis 
  • Groups of 2 to 3 people:  $2,590Dollar per person
  • Groups of 4 to 5 people:  $2,300Dollar per person
  • Groups of 6 to 10 people:  $2,290Dollar per person
  • Groups of 10+ people:  $1,950Dollar per person
  • Included in this Safari Package
  •  Transfer from your Hotel to the main gate
  • Car type of Land Cruiser with open roof and other facilities for Tourism.
  • Driver Guide and assistant guide’s salary and their entrance fees during the safari.
  • Diesel, No limit during Game Drive.
  • Kinapa Trekking fees, Kinapa Camping fees
  • All accommodation inside the Park and outside the Park. (please see above)
  • Rescue Fees,
  • Staff Tents
  • All accommodation.
  • All Entrance fees during the Safari
  •  Trekking Toilet & trekking shower
  •  Ngorongoro Conservation fees
  • Drinking water.
  • Special trekking Tents
  • Local Guide salary
  • Flying Doctor Insurance
  • Not Included in this Safari Package
  • International Flight from your Country & Airport taxes
  • International Insurance.
  • Airport taxes.
  • Shopping, Alcohol, Souvenirs and etc.
  • Mattress and Sleeping Bag you have to take with you regarding of health reason
  • Tips for Driver Guide & Assistants Guide (we suggest $40 per day per car)
  • Day 01:(Pick up from Kilimanjaro Airport / Transfer to Kilimanjaro Region

    We will pick you up from the Kilimanjaro Airport and transfer you to Moshi. It will take almost 1 hour to drive. Dinner and accommodation will be in the lodge. We will give you all information about your holiday trough your driver and guide there.
  • Day 02: 02: Activities in Kilimanjaro & safe day

    Today is special day for acclimatization of altitude, also is the security day as sometime your language remain at the transit Area and arrive the second day. You have time to relax at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, you can organize different trip direct from the reception like walking safari at the foot of Kilimanjaro for coffee plantation, Banana plantation, visit the Elephant Caves and cultural program. Overnight stay will be at the same Lodge.
  • Day 03: 03: Drive to Umbwe Park Gate (1.640 m) Climbing to Umbwe Cave camp (2.939 m) 12 KLM

    After breakfast transfer to the Umbwe Park Gate. The route begins on a narrow ridge crest between the Lonzo River to the West and the Umbwe River to the East. It is easy to follow as it continues up through the dense forest. Dinner and overnight stay at Umbwe Cave Camp.(Walking planning 5-6 hrs)
  • Day 04: Climbing from Umbwe Cave Camp to Barranco Camp (3.972 m) 7 Klm

    We follow the trail through steep and scramble rocks across the rainforest to the moorland. The path proceeds steeply to the Southern Glacier Branches up to the Barranco campsite for dinner and an overnight stay. (Walking planning 6-7 hrs)
  • Day 05: Climbing from Barranco Camp to Lava Tower (4.642 m) 5 Klm

    This day we proceed our walk from the Barranco Camp up to the Lava Tower Hut. From Lava Tower the views of the Western Breach are fantastic. Dinner and overnight stay at Lava Tower Hut at 4.642 m (Walking planning 5-6 hrs)
  • Day 06: Climbing from Lava Tower to Arrow Glacier Hut (4.800 m)

    The route leads to the Western Breach and continues up to Umbwe ridge, which becomes the western lateral moraine of the peak. The route goes straight towards the Western Breach and then reaches Arrow Glacier for dinner and overnight stay. (Walking planning 7 - 9 hrs
  • Day 07: Climbing to Uhuru Peak (5.895 m) Descend to Mweka Camp (3.100 m) 22 Klm

    From the Arrow Glacier Camp we climb to the summit, Uhuru Peak, at 5895 m. You get the most incredible views of glaciers surrounding you many stories high, and the plains of Africa stretched out below you. After taking sunrise pictures from us start descending to Barafu Camp, resting for a while before continuing our descent to Mweka Camp. Dinner and overnight stay at Mweka camp. (Walking planning 12-13 hrs)
  • Day 08: Descend from Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate (1.660 m) 10 Klm

    After breakfast we have our final descent to the park gate and will be brought back to the hotel in Arusha. You can enjoy your afternoon at the hotel, in the evening we transfer you to the Airport / start the safari program. (Walking planning
    3-4 hrs)

DAY 3,4,5,6,7,8

The Umbwe route is known for its caves. The first night you actually sleep at the Umbwe Cave Camp with two more caves that can be visited en route the following day. Because of the high risks involved with sleeping at Arrow Glacier camp and summiting via the Western Breach, all our Umbwe route hikes are re-routed, to join with the Machame route from night 2 on the mountain. On special request we can assist with Umbwe route hikes attempting to summit using the Western Breach / Arrow Glacier path and overnight at the Crater camp. Please note this can only be arranged through our higher quality Standard packages and a supplement rate will apply.

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