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9 Days 8 Nights
Availability : Jan - Mid Mar and Jun - Dec
Kilimanjaro International Airport
Kilimanjaro International Airport
Min Age : 10+
Max People : 100

Treks Mount Kilimanjaro 6 Days Umbwe route is that the least used, the least crowded path on the mountain. Treks for the right purpose, it’s also the toughest route on the mountain. Umbwe may be steep, steady.

The Umbwe Route is that the least used, least crowded route on the mountain. permanently reason, it’s also the foremost difficult route on the mountain. Umbwe may be a steep, constant, straight climb to the highest. Below may be a map of the Umbwe route on Kilimanjaro.

 

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Treks the Umbwe route starts its approach to the summit from the south. the whole route may be a short, steep, and direct climb.

After reaching Barranco Camp, the trail turns east and takes trekkers below Kilimanjaro’s Southern ice mass on a path referred to as the Southern Circuit.

The Umbwe Route is widely considered the toughest trail, a troublesome vertical slog through the jungle, in places using the tree roots as makeshift rungs on a ladder. due to the high risks involved in sleeping at Arrow Glacier camp and summiting via the Western Breach, all our Umbwe route hikes are re-routed, to hitch with the Machame route from night 2 on the mountain.

On special request, we will assist with Umbwe route hikes attempting to summit using the Western Breach/ Arrow Glacier path and overnight at the Crater camp. Please note this will only be arranged through our higher quality Standard packages and a supplement rate will apply. the most itinerary difference between the Umbwe 6 day and 7-day routes is that the additional acclimatization day at Barranco camp.

Approaching from the south, the Umbwe route may be a short, steep, and direct climb. After reaching Barranco Camp, the trail turns east and traverses underneath Kilimanjaro’s Southern ice mass on a path referred to as the Southern Circuit before summiting from Barafu. The descent is formed via the Mweka route.

  • Kilimanjaro Mountain Climbing
  • Steep, short route
  • Very remote and quiet
  • Fully catered camping only
  • Kilimanjaro hiking

Kilimanjaro hiking Umbwe Route of all the routes, Umbwe is far and away from the foremost scenic albeit steeper route up the mountain.

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Tour Details

Treks Mount Kilimanjaro 6 Days Umbwe route is that the least used, the least crowded path on the mountain. Treks for the right purpose, it’s also the toughest route on the mountain. Umbwe may be steep, steady.

The Umbwe Route is that the least used, least crowded route on the mountain. permanently reason, it’s also the foremost difficult route on the mountain. Umbwe may be a steep, constant, straight climb to the highest. Below may be a map of the Umbwe route on Kilimanjaro.

Departure & Return Location

Kilimanjaro International Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Transfers:
  • Pick-up and drop-off at Kilimanjaro International Airport;
  • Transfer to the trailhead – entry gate to Kilimanjaro National Park;
  • Pick-up at the exit from Kilimanjaro park and transfer to the hotel;
  • Entry fees:
  • All park fees collected by the Kilimanjaro park ( conservation fees, camping fees, crew fees, vehicle fees, rescue fees, and everyone other fees collected by the Tanzania National Parks Authority).
  • Accommodation:
  • One night at 3* hotel (Kilimanjaro Crane hotel, Qwine hotel) before the expedition and one night after; The hotels have everything for your comfortable stay – caring staff, nice rooms, reliable Wi-Fi, restaurant and swimming pool);
  • Tented accommodation on Kilimanjaro (modern, comfortable 4-Season tents North Face VE-25 or Kilimanjaro Tents).
  • Please note: All accommodation is on a sharing basis (i.e. you’ll be sharing together with your travel companion a twin/double room within the hotel and a tent during the hike. If you travel alone, we’ll match you with a same-sex adventurer).
  • Meals:
  • Breakfast within the hotel before and after the hike;
  • All meals on the hike. Our Kilimanjaro diet includes energy-rich and highly nutritious meals prepared by our professional high-altitude cooks. A typical diet on Kilimanjaro includes different soups, garnishes, several sorts of fish and meat, fresh fruit and vegetables; vegetarian/gluten-free/halal options are available at no extra cost;
  • All drinks on the hike (coffee, tea, cocoa, and water).
  • Hiking and safety equipment
  • 2-inch (10-cm) thick and cozy sleeping mats;
  • All group equipment (spacious and cozy dining tent, camping table and chairs, crockery and cutlery);
  • GPS-tracking service;
  • Complete medical kits.
  • Climbing crew:
  • Professional guides, licensed by Kilimanjaro park. All our guides are the holder of Wilderness First Responder or Wilderness care certifications. All our guides have 7+years of successful mountaineering experience;
  • Dedicated support crew (assistant guides, camp master, porters, cooks, etc.).

Price Excludes

  • Airline tickets;
  • Visa fee;
  • Lunch and dinner at the hotel (before and after the ascent);
  • Personal gear rentals;
  • Tips for the mountain crew (200–250 USD per person);
  • Mountaineering insurance.

Complementaries

  • Take it slow
  • Make sure you have the right gear.
  • Your favorite high-calorie snacks
  • Hike, eat, sleep, recover
  • Believe in yourself!
What to Expect

Treks Mount Kilimanjaro 6 Days Umbwe route is that the least used, the least crowded path on the mountain. Treks for the right purpose, it’s also the toughest route on the mountain. Umbwe may be steep, steady.

  • You Will Hike Very, Very Slow
  • “Pole, pole,” they will say. That means, “slow, slow,” in Swahili. For speed-freak hikers like me, it can be torturous to trek like a tortoise. But honestly, it is for the best.
  • You Will be Pampered
  • Every climb I’ve ever done prior had been self-supported. Just some friends and I with crazy plans, unwavering optimism, and pure determination. No guides and no porters. This time was different. Way different!
  • You can’t climb Kilimanjaro without going with a guided expedition company. That is unless you’ve got Red Bull or the like cutting through the red tape to give you special permission to speed-climb to the top and roll down it in a Zorb ball or something. Generally, you will go with a guide company. It’s a good thing really. The mountain is better controlled and stays much cleaner that way. And these guys have it dialed in!
  • Take The Time To Learn
  • You’ll have a lot of time hiking. Use it to learn about everything! There’s no better way to pass time on the trail than asking questions, trading stories, and getting to know the people and place better. Learn about your expedition mates if you didn’t know them before the trek. Ask questions and get to know your guides. How long has he been guiding for? Was he a porter prior? How many times has he been to the top? What is his family like? What motivates him and what are his future aspirations?
  • Don’t Forget…
  • I won’t go too deep into what to bring or not to bring because I posted the entire packing list before leaving for climbing Kilimanjaro…
Itinerary

Day 1Arrival at KIA

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

Day 2Rest Day

We recommend at least one rest day before starting your trek and try to sleep because of different time zones, our guide will give the briefing and check your trekking gears to make sure you have everything needed.

Day 3Climb through the rain forest with packed luch on route.

Drive to Kilimanjaro park at Machame gate for the register, then we’ll drive to Umbwe Gate, Hike to Umbwe Cave Camp

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 4Umbwe 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 5Hike 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 therefore 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’ve got completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many various angles. Here we make camp, rest, enjoy dinner, and steel ourselves against 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 7Hike Barafu Camp to Summit, right down to Mweka Camp

Very early within the morning (midnight to 2 am), we continue our thanks 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 foremost mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. At Stella Point, you’ll stop for a brief rest and can be rewarded with the foremost magnificent sunrise you’re ever likely to ascertain. Faster hikers may view the sunrise from the summit.

From Stella Point, you’ll encounter snow all the way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. Once at Uhuru Peak, you’ve got reached the very best point on Kilimanjaro and therefore the continent of Africa!

From the summit we start our descent by continuing straight right down to the Mweka Camp, stopping at Barafu for lunch. you’ll want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel taking place. We reach Mweka Camp and luxuriate in 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 8Hike Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate, drive to Moshi

After breakfast, we continue the descent right down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it is often 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 the 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 9Departure transfers

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

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