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8 Days Kilimanjaro Climb-Umbwe Route

8 Days Kilimanjaro Climb-Umbwe Route

8 Days Kilimanjaro Climb-Umbwe Route is the most challenging route to Kilimanjaro. The notorious 8 Days Umbwe Route is our newest tour and the toughest route to tame the summit of Kilimanjaro.

If you are an experienced, bold climber you will relish challenging yourself on the unforgiving but uncrowded and beautiful terrain. You will enjoy breathtaking sights that few travelers see.

You will experience the raw, primitive beauty of the sun-bleached rocky outcrops, and balance along knife-edge ridges with water-carved ravines swooping giddily below.

You will skirt round the dangerous mist-clad western Breach, crossing each grade of alpine and glacier zone. Every moment will be a feast to your senses and a challenge to your body and character.

The Umbwe route is like a test of endurance amongst the majesty and grace of Kilimanjaro.

As you stand proudly on top of Uhuru Peak at Sunri you can say that you have conquered the Ubwe route.

This tour is offered by Simba Paka Safaris.

Departure Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • Return transfers from Nairobi to Mt Kenya (private)
  • All Park fees.
  • All food while on the Mountain.
  • Accommodation in mountain huts/ camping where applicable.
  • All guiding services
  • Porter support for the climb.
  • Personal clothing and equipment Tips and gratuities for guides and porter (recommended to be 10 - 15% of climb costs)
  • Beverages while not on the mountain


Day1: Nairobi – Arusha

8 Days Kilimanjaro Climb-Umbwe RouteLeave Nairobi for Arusha by shuttle bus arriving in time for lunch. The afternoon is spent at leisure and shopping for the provision needed for the mountain. Dinner and overnight at Arusha Hotel.

Day 2: Arusha –Lava Caves

8 Days Kilimanjaro Climb-Umbwe RouteAfter breakfast to Marangu gate and then to Umbwe village to start to climb for four hours through the rain forest to camp at 2800m above sea level.

Day 3: Lava Caves –Barranco Hut.

8 Days Kilimanjaro Climb-Umbwe RouteAfter breakfast continue ascending along a sharp ridge giving a distinct high mountain feeling then onto the moorland camp and mid-after noon stay at Barranco Hut 3900m

Day 4: Barranco Hut –Arrow Glancier

8 Days Kilimanjaro Climb-Umbwe RouteA four–hour walk past an enormous beach wall to camp at the foot of the arrow glacier. A leisurely afternoon and evening acclimatizing behind Mt. MERU.

Day 5: Arrow Glacier – Kilimanjaro Crater Rim

8 Days Kilimanjaro Climb-Umbwe RouteClimbing the same steep scrambling up the screens and across the frozen Lave on the tottering wall we camp on the stunning crater rim of Kilimanjaro.

Day 6: Kilimanjaro Crater Rim – Horombo Hut

8 Days Kilimanjaro Climb-Umbwe RouteYou trek up the highest point in Africa Uhuru Peak (5896m) descend via Gilman’s point AND POINT Kibo hut for dinner and overnight ( 3761m)

Day 7; Horombo – Arusha

8 Days Kilimanjaro Climb-Umbwe RouteAfter breakfast, descend to Marangu Park gate via Mandara. You will be transferred to Arusha for dinner and overnight.

Day 8: Arusha - Nairobi.

8 Days Kilimanjaro Climb-Umbwe RouteAfter breakfast leave for Nairobi by Morning or afternoon shuttle bus where the tour ends.



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