Mt Kilimanjaro 6 Days Umbwe Route - East Africa

Mt Kilimanjaro 6 Days Umbwe Route

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Mt Kilimanjaro 6 days Umbwe route is the least used, least crowded path on the mountain. For the proper purpose, it is also the hardest route on the mountain. Umbwe is a steep, steady.

  • Steep, short route with a lower success rate
  • Poor acclimatization because of rapid ascent
  • Very remote and quiet
  • Fully catered camping only
mt Kilimanjaro 6 days Umbwe route
mt Kilimanjaro 6 days Umbwe route

Mt Kilimanjaro 6 days Umbwe Route

Mt Kilimanjaro 6 days Umbwe route of all the routes, Umbwe is by far the most scenic albeit steeper route up the mountain. The Rongai is the easiest camping route and the Marangu is also easy, but accommodation is in huts. As a result, this route tends to be very busy and ascent and descent routes are the same. Although the Rongai route is a flatter walk, it offers fewer opportunities for acclimatization. The Machame and Lemosho route both allow better opportunities to “walk high and sleep low”, which is critical to avoiding altitude sickness.

Mt Kilimanjaro 6 days Umbwe route 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.

Mt Kilimanjaro 6 daysUmbwe 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, Shira, due to the fact the direction up and down are nearby.

The Mt Kilimanjaro 6 days Umbwe is right for those who want a hard climb, and are very assured of their capability trek over continually steep slopes. Also, Mt Kilimanjaro 6 days 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 the altitude. Umbwe route is also for individuals who need a secluded hike.

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All about the Mt Kilimanjaro 6 Days Umbwe Route.

Mt Kilimanjaro 6 days Umbwe route is the least used, least crowded path on the mountain. For the proper purpose, it is also the hardest route on the mountain. Umbwe is a steep, steady.

  • Steep, short route with a lower success rate
  • Poor acclimatization because of rapid ascent
  • Very remote and quiet
  • Fully catered camping only

Of all the routes, Umbwe is by far the most scenic albeit steeper route up the mountain. The Rongai is the easiest camping route and the Marangu is also easy, but accommodation is in huts. As a result, this route tends to be very busy and ascent and descent routes are the same. Although the Rongai route is a flatter walk, it offers fewer opportunities for acclimatization. The Machame and Lemosho route both allow better opportunities to “walk high and sleep low”, which is critical to avoiding altitude sickness.

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 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, 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 the altitude. Umbwe route is also for individuals who need a secluded hike.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Meeting at Kilimanjaro International Airport;
  • Transfer to the hotel
  • Accommodation prior to the climb (including breakfast; sharing a twin room);
  • Transfer to the trailhead;
  • 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 for 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.
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • 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
  1. Day 1 Arrival transfers from KIA-Hotel

    We will pick you up from Kilimanjaro International Airport to The hotel for overnight

  2. 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.

  3. Day 3 Umbwe Gate, Hike to Umbwe Cave Camp

    Drive to Machame gate for the register, then we will drive to Umbwe Gate, Hike to Umbwe Cave Camp

    Climb through the rainforest 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

  4. 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

  5. Day 5 Hike Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

    After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge up to 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Day 9 Departure transfers

    Pick up from the hotel and transfer to KIA to say bye and welcome again.

     

     

     

Kilimanjaro Crane Hotel

Karibu means welcome in Kiswahili. Kilimanjaro Crane Hotel is a medium size hotel in the quiet and secluded location of Moshi town in Northern Tanzania. This magnificent hotel is situated along Station Road Kaunda Street opposite Nakumat Supermarket. We are sure that you will be making the right choice when you decide to stay with us. We offer the best services in Moshi, for business as well as for pleasure. The hotel is situated about one kilometer from the town center. Kilimanjaro Crane Hotel is only 40 minutes drive from Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA)

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
mt Kilimanjaro 6 days Umbwe route includesmt Kilimanjaro Umbwe route includes
  • Meeting at Kilimanjaro International Airport;
  • Transfer to the hotel
  • Accommodation prior to the climb (including breakfast; sharing a twin room);
  • Transfer to the trailhead;
  • 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 for 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.
mt Kilimanjaro 6 days Umbwe route Excludesmt Kilimanjaro Umbwe route 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