Umbwe Route

The Umbwe Route is a very scenic route, though one of the least used. Your nights on the Umbwe route are spent in high-quality 3-man alpine tents’ sleeping a maximum of two persons per tent (carried by the porters).


1Arrive at the Keys hotel in Moshi
Dinner, Overnight in Hotel
2Climb briefing. Transfer to park gate. Hike to Umbwe caves campsite. (Approx 5 hours)
Full Board - 2850m
3From Umbwe to Barranco. (Approx 6-7 hours). Some steep sections.
Full Board - 3950m
4From Barranco to Karanga Valley. (Approx 4-5 hours) Altitudes vary today between 3500m - 4200m.
Full Board, 3500m - 4200m
5From Karanga Valley to Barafu camp. (Approx 3-4 hours)
Full Board - 4600m
6From Barafu via Stella Point, summit to Uhuru, back to Mweka Camp. (total hiking time approx 12-15 hours).
Full Board - 3600m
7From Mweka to park gate. Transfer to hotel, Moshi.
Full Board, Overnight in Hotel
8After breakfast, continue your journey
Continental Breakfast

What's included

  • accommodation at base hotel (bed & continental breakfast)
  • return transfers to park gate
  • sleeping mats and all camping equipment
  • porters & guides
  • all food on mountain
  • park fees & hut fees
  • mountain rescue fees

What's not included

  • International flights (Ask a member of staff to include these)
  • Tanzania visa (approx $50)
  • Airport transfers (Ask a member of staff to include these)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips (budget approx per person for the Umbwe Route)
  • Items of a personal nature

Let our Experts Tailor-make your Holiday

Our professional and friendly staff will organise additional accommodation, transfers, shuttle service, and safari extensions on request.

Trip Details

Valid:31 December 2010
Cost:£1,000 to £1,200
Length:Six day hike, plus 2 nights at base hotel

How to Book

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