Tanzania mount kilimanjaro hiking umbwe path;
the umbwe direction is the least used, least crowded path at the mountain. for proper purpose, it is also the most hard course on the mountain. umbwe is a steep, steady.
umbwe is mainly prevented because the ascent profile does not give climbers plenty time to modify to the altitude. the fulfillment rate may be very low.
the course takes six days minimum to finish, despite the fact that seven days is suggested. the descent is down mweka, on the south-east facet of the mountain. umbwe is not as scenically varied as machame, lemosho and shira, due to the fact the direction up and down are nearby.
the umbwe is right for those who want a hard climb, and are very assured of their capability trek over continually steep slopes. also, umbwe is for people who are skilled at altitude and for this reason are assured that the punishing agenda of umbwe will now not obstruct their capacity to adjust to altitude. umbwe is also for individuals who need a secluded hike.
Day 1: Arrival transfers from KIA-Hotel
We will pick you up from Kilimanjaro International Airport to The Pinky Daisy for overnight
Day 2: Rest day
We recommend at least one rest day before starting your trek and try to sleep because of different time zone, our guide he will give the briefing and check your trekking gears to make sure you have everything needed.
Day 3: Drive to Kilimanjaro National park at Machame gate for register then we will drive to Umbwe Gate, Hike to Umbwe Cave Camp
Climb through the rain forest with packed lunch on route.
Elevation: 1660m/5450ft to 2850m/9350ft
Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
Habitat: Montane Forest
Budget Lodging: Umbwe Cave Camp
Day 4: Umbwe Cave Camp to Barranco Camp
After breakfast, we leave the glades of the forest and follow an ascending path on the open moorland to Barranco Camp.
Elevation: 2850m/9350ft to 4000m/13,000ft
Walking Time: 4-5 hours
Budget Lodging: Barranco Camp
Day 5: Hike Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp
After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge up the Barranco Wall to the Karanga Valley and the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail.
Elevation: 4000m/13,000ft to 4050m/13,250ft
Hiking Time: 34 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert
Budget Lodging: Karanga Camp
Day 6: Hike Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
We continue up to the Barafu Camp. You have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest, enjoy dinner, and prepare for the summit day.
Elevation: 4050m/13,250ft to 4700m/15,350ft
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert
Budget Lodging: Barafu Camp
Day 7: Hike Barafu Camp to Summit, down to Mweka Camp
Very early in the morning (midnight to 2 am), we continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. You head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim.
This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. At Stella Point you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see. Faster hikers may view the sunrise from the summit.
From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all the way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. Once at Uhuru Peak you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa!
From the summit we begin our descent by continuing straight down to the Mweka Camp, stopping at Barafu for lunch. You may want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. We arrive at Mweka Camp and enjoy our last evening on the mountain.
Elevation: 4700m/15,350ft to 5895m/19,340ft
Down to 3090m/10,150ft
Distance: 5km/3mi up / 13km/8mi down
Hiking Time: 5-7 hours up / 5-6 hours down
Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit
Budget Lodging: Mweka Camp
Day 8: Hike Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate, drive to Moshi
After breakfast we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).
From the gate, continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet you at Mweka gate to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi (about 30 minutes).
Elevation: 3090m/10,150ft to 1680m/5500ft
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
Day 9: Departure transfers
Pick up from the hotel and transfer to KIA to say bye and welcome again.