8 days kilimanjaro climbing-umbwe route

Day 1:
Nairobi to Arusha

Leave Nairobi for Arusha by Shuttle bus arriving in time for lunch. Afternoon spent at leisure and shopping for the provisions needed for the Mountain. Dinner and overnight at an Arusha hotel.

Day 2:
Arusha to Lava Caves

After breakfast, transfer to Marangu gate and then to Umbwe Village to start the climb. Climb for four hours through the rainforest to camp at the caves 2800m above the sea level.

Day 3:
Lava Caves to Barranco Hut

After breakfast continue ascent along a sharp ridge, giving a distinct high mountain feeling, then unto the Moorland Camp and arrive by mid afternoon. Stay at Barranco hut, 3900m.

Day 4:
Barranco Hut to Arrow Glacier

A four hour walk past enormous breach walls to camp at the foot of the Arrow Glacier. A Leisurely afternoon and evening, acclimatizing at around 4900m and watching the sunset behind Mt. Meru.

Day 5:
Arrow Glacier to Kilimanjaro Crater Rim

Climbing the same steep walls and scrambling up the screen and across the frozen lava on the tottering wall. We camp on the stunning crater rim of Kilimanjaro.

Day 6:
Kilimanjaro Crater Rim to Horombo Hut

You trek up the highest point in Africa, Uhuru Peak, (5,896m). Descend via Gilmans point and onto Kibo hut for dinner and overnight (3.761m).

Day 7:
Horombo Hut to Arusha

After breakfast, descend to the Marangu Park Gate via Marandara. You will be transferred to Arusha for dinner and overnight.

Day 8:
Arusha to Nairobi

After breakfast, leave for Nairobi by morning or afternoon shuttle bus where the tours ends.

Package Includes:

Inclusive of transport, meals while trekking, guide/porters, Park entry fee, hut/camping fees.

Package Cost:

Package Includes:

  • Inclusive of transport,
  • Meals while trekking,
  • Guide/porters
  • Park entry fee,
  • Hut/camping fees.

Others Details:

Please note: On this itinerary clients may be accommodated at suitable hotels in Arusha. Accommodation may also be up graded at extra cost.