Duration
6 Days
Tour Type
Climbing
Group Size
30 People
Tour Guide
05 People
Kilimanjaro

6 Days Umbwe Route

Tour Highlights

  • On this 6-day Umbwe route, daring expert climbers looking for excitement and challenge will find just what they’re looking for.
  • A short steep climb that passes across all temperature zones from tropical jungle to everlasting ice will test your strength and endurance.
  • Umbwe provides a sense of accomplishment to those who reach the summit like no other path on Kilimanjaro.
  • Your first day on the mountain will begin at Umbwe Gate and continue with a long journey to Umbwe Camp, the first camp along the route.
  • Despite the difficulty that Umbwe presents to hikers, well-planned camp locations will aid in adequate acclimatization.
Destination Tanzania
Route Umbwe
Arrival Moshi
Departure Moshi
Included
  • Airport transfers- (Return)
  • Hotel (Budget)- can be upgraded by paying extra
  • All park entry fees
  • All hut fees
  • All the camping equipment except personal gear, available for rent or bring from home
  • Rescue fees
  • Emergency Oxygen cylinder
  • Ox-miter machine
  • Transport to/from the mountain gates
  • Guide, chef and porters salaries
  • Guides, chef and porters
  • Meals( 3 times per day)
  • Cook and kitchen utensils
  • English speaking guide (certified as a Wilderness First Responder & Emergency Medicine Adult and CHild CPR)
Excluded
  • Tips (Gratuity) to guide and porters
  • Elevation: 5,249 ft to 9,514 ft
  • Distance: 11 km
  • Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
  • Habitat: Heath

After breakfast you depart by vehicle to Kilimanjaro National Park. Your first stop is at Machame Gate to collect your permits before getting back in your vehicle and driving to Umbwe Gate. After checking in you set off up through the forest zone. The first day hiking is not overly difficult but certainly steepens towards the latter end of the day. In the late afternoon you arrive in the first camp in time for dinner.

  • Elevation: 9,514 ft to 13,044 ft
  • Distance: 6 km
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Heath

The second day ascends from the forest zone into the heath zone and there are some very steep sections here. Taking it easy is essential to allow your body to acclimatize. Later that afternoon you arrive into Barranco Camp in time to relax for a while before dinner.

  • Elevation: 13,044 ft to 13,106 ft
  • Distance: 5 km
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert

From Barranco Camp, famous for its giant groundsels, you ascend the Barranco Wall and hike glacial valleys to Karanga Camp. Today is a relatively short day’s hike and lunch is taken at Karanga camp. The afternoon is spent relaxing and acclimatizing. In the evening a practice walk for the summit is taken to make sure you are completely comfortable with the kit you are going to summit in.

  • Elevation: 13,106 ft to 15,331 ft
  • Distance: 4 km
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert

Today is another half day ascending to Barafu Camp. Once again lunch is taken in camp allowing plenty of time to relax before the summit bid. Desolate alpine desert and, at times, strong winds rip over this camp; yet in the evening splendid views of Mawenzi are the norm. A relatively early dinner is taken before heading to rest for the remainder of the evening.

  • Elevation: 15,331 ft to 19,341 ft to 10,065 ft
  • Distance: 5 km / 12 km
  • Hiking Time: 7-8 hours / 4-6 hours
  • Habitat: Arctic / Rain Forest

Most people depart just before midnight for the final summit bid. Patience and persistence are the name of game to reach the summit and by dawn as the first rays of light start to appear, most arrive near the rim. The first stage is to get back to our base camp for a quick change of clothes and refuel before the long hike downhill to Mweka Camp. The downhill is hard on the knees and walking poles at this stage are highly recommended. You should reach Mweka Camp before dusk for your final night on the mountain.

  • Elevation: 10,065 ft to 5,380 ft
  • Distance: 10 km
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Rainforest

After breakfast you descend once again through Afromontane Forest and around midday, after saying farewell to your crew, you are picked up and transferred back to your lodge for a well-deserved shower!

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