6 DAYS UMBWE ROUTE

6 DAY UMBE ROUTE

UMBWE ROUTE 6 DAYS

The Umbwe route has a well-deserved reputation of being the most challenging route on Mount Kilimanjaro. Approaching from the south, the Umbwe route is a short, steep and direct climb. After reaching Barranco Camp, the trail follows the southern circuit to the summit. The descent is done via the Mweka route.The Major reason that Umbwe route considered to be very difficult is its steepness in the first two days and its short time of acclimatization.This route is attempted by strong hikers who are also confident of their ability to acclimatize to the altitude.

ACCOMODATION: 

Overnight at Park View hotel-Moshi

Single accommodations: $90/night
Personal Porter: $100 for 7days

The Umbwe route has a well-deserved reputation of being the most challenging route on Mount Kilimanjaro. Approaching from the south, the Umbwe route is a short, steep and direct climb. After reaching Barranco Camp, the trail follows the southern circuit to the summit. The descent is done via the Mweka route.The Major reason that Umbwe route considered to be very difficult is its steepness in the first two days and its short time of acclimatization.This route is attempted by strong hikers who are also confident of their ability to acclimatize to the altitude.

Day 1 Machame gate for permit (1790m) – Umbwe gate (1800m) – Umbwe Cave (3000m)

 

Umbwe Cave

The climb starts from Umbwe Gate, where the path follows a ridge between two deep valleys up through the dense montane forest. The camp is perched between huge trees and thick undergrowth. There is no water available at this campsite, so we must carry from the gate all the water needed for drinking, food preparation and cleaning.

  • Distance covered: 9.5km / 6.7mi
  • Approx. time taken: 6hours – 7hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 2 Umbwe Cave (3000m) to Barronco Camp (3960m)

Barronco Camp

The path gets steeper on this section, as you get out of the forest along the Umbwe ridge the route descends slightly to the Barranco camp situated in the valley. In this camp you will meet with other trekkers from Machame route and Lemosho route. Therefore the population will be bigger.

  • Distance covered: 7.5km / 4.9mi
  • Approx. time taken: 5 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

 

 

Day 3 Barranco Camp (3960m) to Karanga Camp (3963m)

 

Karanga Camp

Our day starts by descending into the start of the Great Barranco, a huge ravine. We then exit steeply, up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo. It’s a climb over rock, not technical but long and tiring. Passing underneath the Heim and Kersten glaciers, we head towards the Karanga valley. From here we have a steep climb up from Karanga valley to our night’s camp at Karanga camp, set at 3963m. For those feeling strong we will go for a mid-afternoon acclimatization trek up to around 4200m before descending back to camp for the night.

  • Distance covered: 5.5km / 3.4mi
  • Approx. time taken: 5 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 4 Karanga Camp (3963) to Barafu Camp (4640m

 Barafu Camp

Our day starts by descending into the Great Barranco, a huge ravine. We then exit steeply, up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo. It’s a climb over rock, not technical, but long and tiring. Passing underneath the Heim and Kersten glaciers, we head towards the Karanga valley, which is our last stop for fresh water before the summit. Scree now forms the terrain as we walk through arid and desolate land towards Barafu camp.

  • Distance covered: 3km / 1.9mi
  • Approx. time taken: 3 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 5 Barafu Camp (4640m) to UHURU PEAK (5895m) & down to Mweka Camp (3100m)

 

Uhuru Peak

We start off at around midnight, and walk steeply upwards to the summit glaciers. We will be climbing scree for 4 to 5 hours but gain incredible height over a short distance. The views are spectacular. We should be on the crater rim at Stella Point (5739m) as the first rays of the sun hit us. Spectacular ice cliffs within the crater surround us and the views to jagged Mawenzi peak and beyond are breathtaking. Another hour’s walking takes us to the summit, Uhuru Peak (5895m). We begin our descent by returning to Stella Point and then descending on scree slope and track back to Barafu Camp for breakfast, before finally heading down to Mweka Camp for a long well-earned rest.

  • Distance covered: 16.4km / 9.6mi
  • Approx. time taken: 13hours – 15hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 6 Trek Mweka Camp (3100m) to Mweka Gate (1630m)

 Mweka Gate

A gentle trek takes us down through the rainforest to Mweka Gate, where we complete park formalities and receive certificates, which you can hang up with pride! We are then met by our vehicles and return to the hotel in Moshi, where you can treat yourself to a welcome shower then celebrate with cold drinks. Overnight at your arranged Hotel.

  • Distance covered: 9.1km / 7.5miles
  • Approx. time taken: 3 hours
  • Hotel: Bed &Breakfast

 

 

Depart Tanzania Moshi

This day left for your next destination. If you have safari, then might be used to beginning your safari or fly to Zanzibar or fly back home. Our vehicle will be ready to take you to the airport at your time.

  • Meals: Breakfast Included

 UMBWE ROUTE PACKAGE INCLUDE

  • Private pick up and drop off at Kilimanjaro international airport.
  • Park fees, camping fees & rescue fees
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services
  • 4 Season big sleeping mountain tents
  • Double layered Sleeping Mats
  • Transportation to & from the mountain gate
  • Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
  • 3 meals daily while on the mountain
  • Filtered water throughout the trek
  • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
  • Portable toilets and toilets tents.
  • Hot Water For Wash
  • Emergency evacuation by helicopter or Ambulance (INSURANCE to provided earlier)

NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights
  • Items of a personal nature (gears can be rented in Moshi)
  • Laundry Services
  • Pre & Post Trek Accommodation in Moshi
  • Tips to mountain crew

Dates & Prices

$1,900 solo climber

Not included in price:

  • International Flights/Visa
  • Tips to porters and guides (Customary and much appreciated)
  • Meals other than breakfast while in Moshi hotel
    Items considered to be non-essential, such as alcohol, beverages, cigarettes, snacks, etc
  • Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)
  • Personal gear like Sleeping bags, hiking boots, head touch etc (Can be rented in Moshi)
  • Tipping on Kilimanjaro from the trekking group (not per climber):
  • Guides: $20/day/guide
  • Cook: $15/day
  • Porter: $15/day/porter

N/B: Our Guides, cooks and Porters are always satisfied with your thanks giving (tip) you have and not beyond your ability.

Kilimanjaro price Includes:

  • 2 nights’ accommodation in Moshi, one night prior to start date and the last day of trek, room sharing (twin bed) BED & BREAKFAST ONLY
  • Arrival and Departure Airport transfers
  • Highly experienced, Professional mountain guides and porters
  • Quality 4 season camping equipment – Sleeping Tents/Mess tents, tables and chairs
  • All Park fees
  • Rescue fees
  • Private Toilet tent
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Guides, Porters, cook salaries
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food, 3 times per day
  • Clean, purified drinking water, the first day of climb
  • Crisis management and safety proceduresPulse Oximeters/Oxygen tanks (Included in Mid-Tier service)
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters
  • Moshi Town guide, we are not suggest to walk alone, walking in group in town is more safe all the time
  • Town tour escort with guide

Can’t find a date that works for you? Call us to set up a private trek!

Some things do help like

  • Drink loads of water 1litter for 1000m
  • Go slow (pole pole)
  • Take a longer route and don’t go direct
  • Rest and stay warm (especially on summit morning)
  • Keep nourished everyday.
  • But mostly listen to your guides

7 Days Machame Route  Itinerary 

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