Umbwe Route

6 Days

5 Nights 

Overview:

This route is the hardest but many say the most spectacular and direct way to reach Uhuru Peak. The route begins by passing through the forest to the moorland area. From there climbers cross below the southern ice fields to reach the Barafu Route which is then followed to the summit. Accommodation on the mountain is camping. However all your equipment and supplied will be carried up the mountain by our friendly porters and delicious meals will be made for you each day. This route is steep and tough. In places it is slightly exposed and can really challenge an individual’s fitness. We therefore only recommend this route to those who are used to walking in mountainous areas. If you are interested you can add an extra day to explore or relax along the route. Below is an example itinerary, all our programmes are flexible and tailored to the individual groups so please let us know if you would like to make any changes. The day before your climb you will receive a full briefing from our climbing team, all your equipment will receive a final check and we will be able to answer any of your questions.

  • After a hearty Honey Badger breakfast your guides will come to collect you and you will drive to the gate. After registering at the gate you will begin by entering the rain forest. Living up to its name, there is a strong possibility of rain in the forest, which will transform the trail into a very soggy, muddy and slippery experience. You will have a welcome packed lunch stop about half way and will reach the Machame camping area in the late afternoon. The crew will set everything out at your campsite and all you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the great outdoors.

    1. Distance: APPROXIMATELY EIGHTEEN KILOMETRESt
    2. Hiking time: APPROXIMATELY FIVE TO SIX HOURS
    3. Habitat: MONTAIN FOREST
    1. Distance: APPROXIMATELY NINE KILOMETERS
    2. Hiking time: 5-6 hours
    3. Habitat: FOREST AND MOORLAND
    1. Hiking time: Depends on you
    2. Habitat: MOORLAND
    1. Distance:APPROXIMATELY THIRTEEN KILOMETRES
    2. Hiking time: Approximately 8 hours
    3. Habitat: ALPINE DESERT
    1. Hiking time: APPROXIMATELY EIGHT HOURS TO REACH UHURU PEAK AND ANOTHER
      SEVEN-EIGHT HOURS TO DESCEND TO MWEKA
    2. Distance: APPROXIMATELY SEVEN KILOMETRES ASCENT – AND A FURTHER TWENTY
      THREE KILOMETRES DESCENT
    3. Hiking time: 5-7 hours
    4. Habitat: STONE SCREE AND ICE-CAPPED SUMMIT
    1. Hiking time: APPROXIMATELY THREE HOURS
    2. Distance: APPROXIMATELY FIFTEEN KILOMETRES
    3. Hiking time: 5-7 hours
    4. Habitat: FOREST
  • Full briefing before you trip
    Park fees
    Camping fees
    Camping equipment
    Rescue fees
    Food (3 meals per day)
    Salaries (guide, cooks, porters)
    Transport to and from the mountain for yourselves and the crew
    Lunch box for the first day
    Crew park fees
    Administration fee
    Certificates of achievement
    Sleeping tent, mess tent ,camping chairs and table
    Airport transfer 2 ways Complimentary

  • International flights
    Visas
    Travel insurance
    Alcoholic and Non-alcoholic beverages
    Additional personal equipment
    Gratuities
    Additional activities for after the climb e.g. safaris, waterfall visit, massage etc