Get Inspired / East Africa Tanzania: Mt Kilimanjaro Climb - Umbwe Route Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / East Africa Tanzania: Mt Kilimanjaro Climb - Umbwe Route story by: Mike Williams One of the least utilised routes up the mountain. This is probably the most beautiful route by which to ascend, and is significantly shorter than the other routes. It also makes the distances covered between overnights at altitude shorter and avoids a lot of the crowding experienced in some sites in season. Day 1: Moshi Meet at your hotel for climb briefing. Day 2: Umbwe Transfer to base and commence the 5 hour hike to Umbwe caves campsite. All camping equipment is carried by porters who set up camp. Day 3: Barranco Head off this morning for your 6-7 hours of hiking with some steep sections to Barranco. A fairly strenuous day today. Day 4: Karranga Valley Today you depart for Karranga where altitudes vary between 3500m – 4200m. Hiking time is approximately 4-5 hours. Day 5: Barafu A shorter day today heading to Barafu camp. Hiking time approximately 3-4 hours. Day 6: Uhuru A challenging day today hiking to Stella Point and the summit to Uhuru. Then make your way back to Mweka Camp. Hiking time is approximately 12-15 hours. Day 7: Moshi Head back to the gates of the park and transfer to your hotel. Day 8: Moshi Transfer to the airport where your adventure ends DEPARTS: Moshi / Daily DURATION: 8 days/7 nights INCLUSIONS: 5 nights camping on the mountain, 2 nights base hotel in Moshi, all camping equipment, all meals, porters and professional guide, park and mountain fees. Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Kenya: Masai Mara Fly In Safari Read more Add or remove from Wishlist These adventures should be on everyone's bucket list Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.