Umbwe Route, Silver Level Climb

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  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Moshi, Tanzania
  • Ends Moshi, Tanzania
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Starting and ending in Moshi, the tour Umbwe Route, Silver Level Climb is a guided adventure trip that takes 8 days. You will travel through Barafu Camp, Umbwe Camp, Barranco Camp and 6 other destinations in Tanzania. Umbwe Route, Silver Level Climb is a group tour which includes accommodation, meals and others.

Daring experienced climbers seeking adventure and challenge will find just what they want on Umbwe. A short steep climb traversing all the climate zones - from tropical rainforest to eternal ice - will put your strength and endurance to the test. Like no other route on Kilimanjaro Umbwe gives a sense of achievement to those who reach the summit. All guides have "Wilderness First Responder" and "Wilderness First Aid" certificates, along with over 7 years of experience in climbing. At the end of the tour, you will receive an International certificate for a successful ascent! 
  • Day 1: Arrival Kilimanjaro International Airport – Moshi (40km – 1hr)
  • Day 2: Umbwe Gate – Umbwe Camp (hiking 11km – 5/7hrs)
  • Day 3: Umbwe Camp – Barranco Camp (hiking 6km – 4/5hrs)
  • Day 4: Barranco Camp / Karanga Camp (hiking 5km – 4/5hrs) – Barafu Camp (acclimatization Hike 2.5km – 1/2hrs)
  • Day 5: Karanga Camp / Barafu Camp (hiking 6km – 4/5hrs) – Kosovo Camp (acclimatization Hike 2km – 1/2hrs)
  • Day 6: Ascent Uhuru Peak – Descent To Millennium Camp (hiking 15km – 8/12hrs)
  • Day 7: Millennium Camp / Mweka Gate (hiking 12km – 4/5hrs) – Moshi
  • Day 8: Moshi – Departure Kilimanjaro (40km – 1hr)
  • 2 night’s hotel accommodation
  • 5 night’s camp accommodation
  • Camping/hut fees
  • Modern The North Face VE-25 tents 
  • Group equipment (dining tent, table, chairs, crockery and cutlery)
  • 3 Square meals daily on the mountain
  • The menu includes different soups, garnishes, several types of fish and meat, fresh fruit and vegetables; water, tea and coffee
  • Breakfasts at the hotel before and after the ascent 
  • Arrival and departure transfers in an air-conditioning vehicle from/to Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • Transfer to the trailhead
  • Transfer to the hotel
  • Operated with English- and German-speaking professional mountain crew
  • All guides have "Wilderness First Responder" and "Wilderness First Aid" certificates, along with over 7 years of experience in climbing
  • *There is no guarantee that you will be part of a group, or part of the same group during the tour. Airport transfers will be operated with English-speaking drivers
  • All entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary: Hike to Umbwe Camp (Day 2); Hike to Barranco Camp (Day 3); Hike to Karanga camp and acclimatization hike to Barafu Camp (Day 4); Hike to Barafu Camp and acclimatization to Kosovo Camp (Day 5); Ascent to Uhuru Peak and Descent to Millennium Camp (Day 6); Hike to Mweka Gate (Day 7)
  • Meet & Greet at Kilimanjaro International Airport 
  • Each participant will be provided with a porter (who can carry up to 15 kg of personal baggage)
  • Kilimanjaro National Park permits 
  • Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees
  • Oxygen systems and pulse oximeters 
  • First aid kit 
  • Warm and comfortable sleeping pads (2 inches thick)
  • Meeting the group at the National Park exit
  • International certificates for a successful ascent
  • Visa fees
  • Domestic flights 
  • International flights 
  • Optional tours (if any)
  • Any visit not mentioned in the program
  • Lunch and dinner at the hotel (before and after the ascent)
  • Personal gear rentals
  • Tips for the mountain crew 
  • Mountaineering and Flying Doctor insurance
  • Sleeping bags
  • Portable toilet and shower (available as an optional extra, upon an additional cost)
  • Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals or items not stated explicitly in the program
  • Travel Insurance or any loss or extra cost arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as flight delays, accidents, etc.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Umbwe Route, Silver Level Climb tour. You can cancel the tour up to 35 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 34 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 29 July 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 29 July 2021, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 34 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Umbwe Route, Silver Level Climb tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Umbwe Route, Silver Level Climb tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has implemented smaller group sizes than normal, allowing for more personal space on the vehicles, sights visited, hotels and restaurants.
  • Hygiene protocols have been adopted on this trip. Wearing a mask, hand washing and general sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are furthermore regularly disinfected.
  • Distancing measures have been implemented to safeguard against COVID-19.
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