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Mt Kilimanjaro Umbwe Route 6 Days Itinerary


Tanzania mount Kilimanjaro hiking Umbwe route;



The Umbwe route is the least used, least crowded path on the mountain. For proper purpose, it is also the hardest route 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 fulfilment rate may be very low.

The route takes six days minimum to finish, despite the fact that seven days is suggested. The descent is down mweka, on the southeast face of the mountain. Amber 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 route 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 zones, 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
Distance: 11km/7mi
Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
Habitat: Montane Forest
Meals: LD
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
Distance: 6km/4mi
Walking Time: 4-5 hours
Habitat: Semi-desert
Meals: BLD
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
Distance: 5km/3mi
Hiking Time: 34 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert
Meals: BLD
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
Distance: 4km/2mi
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert
Meals: BLD
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
Meals: BLD
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
Distance: 10km/6mi
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Forest
Meals: B


Day 9: Departure transfers
Pick up from the hotel and transfer to KIA to say bye and welcome again.

 

10- Day tour(7 days of trekking

Day 1: Arrival transfers from KIA - Hotel.

Day 2: Rest day.

Day 3: Starting Day to Simba camp.

Day 4: Hike Simba Camp to Second Cave

Day 5: Hike Second Cave to Third Cave

Day 6: Hike Third Cave to Kibo Hut

Day 7: Hike Kibo Hut to Summit, and down to Horombo

Day 8: Hike Horombo Hut to trail head, drive to Moshi

Day 9: Departure transfers

 

 

 

 

Mount Kilimanjaro price Includes:
 
  • Meeting at Kilimanjaro International Airport;
  • Transfer to the hotel
  • Accommodation prior to the climb (including breakfast; sharing a twin room);
  • Transfer to the trail head;
  • Professional mountain crew. All guides have "Wilderness First Responder" and "Wilderness First Aid" certificates, along with over 9 years of experience in climbing. Each participant will be provided with a porter (who can carry up to 18 kg of personal baggage);
  • English, Spanish and German speaking guide (certified as a Wilderness First Responder & Emergency Medicine Adult and Child CPR)
  • Kilimanjaro National Park permits;
  • Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees;
  • Camping/hut fees;
  • 3 square meals daily. The menu includes different soups, garnishes, several types of fish and meat, fresh fruit and vegetables; vegetarian options are available upon request;
  • Oxygen systems and pulse Oximeters;
  • First aid kit;
  • Warm and comfortable sleeping pads (2 inches thick);
  • Camping equipment's including sleeping tents, sleeping mats
  • Meeting the group at the National Park exit and transfer to the hotel;
  • Guide, chef and porters salaries
  • Accommodation after the climb (including breakfast; sharing a twin room);
  • International certificates for a successful ascent;
  • Return transfer to Kilimanjaro airport.
  • * Basic tour package price includes sharing a twin room. If you need a single bed accommodation only, you should contact a manager a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the start of the tour.
  • ** During the climb you will share a tent with 1-2 other climbers, depending on the number of participants. If you need an individual tent, please, contact our manager. Single accommodation at sleeping huts on Marangu is impossible.

 

The climb cost excludes:
 
  • Airline tickets;
  • Visa fee;
  • Lunch and dinner at the hotel (before and after the ascent);
  • Personal gear rentals;
  • Tanzania Visa: $50/$100 per person on arrival
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. Laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Meals not listed above
  • Optional Tours (short safari after your climb
  • Sleeping bags.
  • Personal mountain gear
  • Tips (Gratuity) to guide and porters 
  • Personal Expenses

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