Umbwe Route

6 Days Umbwe Route Itinerary

  • Hiking time: 6 Hours
    Distance: Approximately 10.3 km
    Habitat: Forest (Montane)

    After breakfast you will be driven to the Machame gate where registration formalities will be completed. From the Machame gate you will be transferred to the Umbwe Gate (1641m), passing through villages with coffee and banana plantations. The air is thick with moisture and the path is usually muddy. The route initially follows a forestry track winding up through the natural rain forest. It then narrows and steepens to climb the ridge between the Lonzo and Umbwe rivers, with huge trees surrounding you. The path offers some spectacular views of deep gorges and if you are lucky, glimpses of Kilimanjaro towering above you in the distance. The camp is perched between huge trees and thick undergrowth. Enjoy dinner and overnight at the Umbwe Cave Camp (2 850m).

8 Days Umbwe Route Itinerary

  • Drive to the preferred Hotel in Moshi for Briefing, Orientation, Equipment Check, Dinner and Overnight.

    • Two nights accommodation at the Keys Hotel in Moshi  (before and after the climb)
      • First night includes breakfast
      • Last night includes dinner & breakfast
    • Return transportation from Moshi to/from the starting/finishing point on the mountain
    • Qualified guides with mountain crew
    • National park fees
    • Hut accommodation
    • Cutlery / Crockery / Eating utensils
    • Rescue Fees
    • Pulse oximeters
    • First aid kit
    • Guides, porters, cook, waiter salaries
    • Boiled water on the mountain
    • All meals on the mountain (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
    • Guides, porters, waiter, cook accommodation and entry fees on the mountain
6 Days Trekking (Per Person) $1700
7 Days Trekking  (Per Person) $1850
8 Days Trekking  (Per Person) $2000
9 Days Trekking  (Per Person) $2200

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