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Unlike Marangu, all other routes to Uhuru's Peak make use of tented accommodation. The Umbwe Route is renowned for its caves, one of which actually was used provides climbers with their first nights shelter on the mountain. Today it is strictly prohibited to sleep inside the caves since it has caused death to some climbers due to slight earthquakes.

The Umbwe route is one of the shortest routes to the Southern Glaciers and the Western Breach. It is probably the most scenic, non-technical route on Kilimanjaro. It is quite taxing, primarily due to the relatively fast ascent to higher altitude, but the rewards are plentiful. Fewer people, pristine forest and shorter walking distances make it a great option for fit hikers. Add to your experience – overnight on the crater floor!! Be one of a few fortunate people to spend a night in Africa's largest volcano. This option is highly recommended, as this will be the only opportunity to get close to the beautiful and fascinating glaciers of Kilimanjaro and to be able to visit the ash pit.

How to reach there: Transfer from you hotel and drive from Moshi to Umbwe gate – 50 minutes with our 4WD land cruiser or minibus.

 

Tanzania like any other African tropical countries has normal weather condition. During the day sunlight cover the large area and it gets humid and chill. Provided that is only 3 degrees south of the equator Mount Kilimanjaro towers above the African plains and the weather changes especially at high altitudes where temperatures can drop well below freezing point before the sun has even fully disappeared from the sky.

This being the case parking list for mountain Kilimanjaro and Meru in Tanzania can be a challenging exercise. Provided that most of the equipments can be hired in local climbing shops in Tanzania one can check with his/her wardrobe or climbing tool kits if has the full package and we however advisable to purchase one's own equipment so as to ensure maximum comfort along the journey.

In the first day climbers needs light clothes but indeed, on the summit day many climbers find that wearing every single item of clothing they have is still not sufficient to shield them from the bitter cold and arctic conditions.

The following is the parking list for the Mountain climbing in Tanzania:

Good quality hiking boots.

Thick socks.

Woven polyester, so as to control body temperature sufficiently.

Polar fleece or similar knitted materials.

Waterproof pants and a waterproof jacket.

An extra down or synthetic jacket.

Sleeping bag.

Gloves, glove liners, hats and thermal underwear.

A balaclava.

A broad rimmed hat.

A good pair of glacier glasses or sunglasses.

A kit bag and a rucksack - rucksack will be carried by climbers and kit bag will be carried on the heads of porters and advice the kit bag not exceeding 15 kilograms.

Toiletries, toilet paper, torches, batteries.

A first aid kit, water containers and water purification tablets, a camera.

Pair of binoculars, spare shoelaces.

Waterless washing liquid and hand cleaner.

NB: Marangu route is often recognized as a “Coca Cola” route because of its gentle slopes which doesn't demand much effort when trekking and the only route which provides huts accommodations. Other routes are subjected to mobile camping tents. Cappello Adventures provides oxygen kit to all mountaineers (on demand), sleeping tents, chairs, tables, dining tent, sleeping mats and cooking facilities.

You can pay using credit card during your arrival in Tanzania. We currently accept VISA CARD ONLY.

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