Price
$1821 per person
Duration
6 Days
Destination
Mount Kilimanjaro
Travellers
1-1
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The Umbwe route has a well-deserved reputation of being the most challenging route on Mount Kilimanjaro. Due to the fast ascent to high altitude, this route does not provide the necessary stages for acclimatization. Although the number of people on this trail is very low, the chances of success are also low. Umbwe is considered to be very difficult, taxing route – one that should only be attempted by strong hikers who are confident in their ability to acclimatize quickly to altitude.
Approaching from the south, the Umbwe route is a short, steep and direct climb. After reaching Barranco Camp, the trail turns east and traverses underneath Kilimanjaro’s Southern Ice Field on a path known as the Southern Circuit before summiting from Barafu. Descent is made via the Mweka route.

Destination : Mount Kilimanjaro
Departure Location : Umbwe Gate, Kilimanjaro
Return Location : Mweka Gate, Kilimanjaro

Day 1 - Umbwe Gate to Umbwe Camp

The day begins with a 50 minute drive to Machame Gate where registration formalities will be completed. We then transfer through villages and coffee and banana plantations to Umbwe Gate. The trail ascends sharply on a forestry track which winds up the dense rain forest. The path narrows and steepens as we climb the ridge between two rivers surrounded by huge trees. Umbwe Camp is perched between trees and thick undergrowth.

  • Elevation: 5,249 ft to 9,514 ft
  • Distance: 11 km/7 miles
  • Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
  • Habitat: Heath

Day 2 - Umbwe Camp to Barranco Camp

The second day of the trek follows rockier terrain with sparse undergrowth and straggly, moss-covered trees. As we gain elevation, glimpses of Kilimanjaro can be seen.  The path flattens as we approach Barranco Valley. From Umbwe ridge, the route descends to Barranco Camp through the strange but beautiful Senecio Forest.

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

Day 3 -Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

We begin the day by descending into a ravine to the base of the Great Barranco Wall. Then we climb the non-technical but steep, nearly 900 ft cliff. From the top of the Barranco Wall we cross a series of hills and valleys until we descend sharply into Karanga Valley. One more steep climb up leads us to Karanga Camp. This is a shorter day meant for acclimatization.

  • Elevation: 13,044 ft to 13,106 ft
  • Distance: 5 km/3 miles
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert

Day 4 - Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

We leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the rocky section to Barafu Hut. At this point, you have completed the Southern Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest and enjoy an early dinner to prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are viewable from this position.

  • Elevation: 13,106 ft to 15,331 ft
  • Distance: 4 km/2 miles
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert

Day 5 - Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak

Very early in the morning (around midnight), we begin our push to the summit. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. The wind and cold at this elevation and time of day can be extreme. We ascend in the darkness for several hours while taking frequent, but short, breaks. Near Stella Point (18,900 ft), you  will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see coming over Mawenzi Peak. Finally, we arrive at Uhuru Peak- the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa.

From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for lunch. The trail is very rocky and can be quite hard on the knees; trekking poles are helpful. Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.

  • Elevation: 15,331 ft to 19,341 ft
  • Distance: 5 km/3 miles
  • Hiking Time: 7-8 hours
  • Habitat: Arctic

Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp

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

Day 6 - Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate

On our last day, we continue the descent to Mweka Gate and collect the summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. From the gate, we continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet us at Mweka Village to drive us back to the hotel in Moshi.

  • Elevation: 10,065 ft to 5,380 ft
  • Distance: 10 km/6 miles
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Rain Forest

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INCLUDED IN THE PRICE PACKAGE

  • Portable toilet tent
  • 2 Night Hotel accommodation in Moshi, a day before trek and a day after trek
  • Transportation to and from your selected route
  • Transfer from Airport/Bus station in Moshi on arrival and return to airport/Bus station after climb.
  • Quality, Waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tent
  • Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
  • Certified, experienced, English speaking mountain guides:
  • All Tanzanian National Park Fees
  • Government Climbing Taxes
  • Climbing permits
  • All hot Meals prepared by our cook while on Mountain
  • Guides, Porters and Cook Salaries
  • Fair and ethical treatment of Porters
  • Enough porters to carry your luggage
  • Safety Equipment:
  • Emergency Oxygen
  • Pulse Ox meter
  • Hot drinks at every meal
  • Water provided on climb, mineral water for the first day and boiled water every day
  • Emergency rescue fees
  • Personal Summit Certificate signed by the National Park and your Guide

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

– Personal items and toiletries

– Tips for guides, porters and cook (this is a guide to tipping on the mountain

Tipping on Kilimanjaro from the trekking group (not per climber):

  • Guides: $20/day/guide
  • Cook: $15/day
  • Porter: $10/day/porter
  • N/B: Our Guides, cooks and Porters are always satisfied with your thanks giving (tip) you have and not beyond your ability.
  • International airfares and departure taxes
  • All items of person nature such as telephone call, fax, email etc
  • Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks
  • Laundry services
  • Visa and International flight tickets fees.
Required Item Price Per Piece
1-Walking Poles $ 15 pp
1-Sleeping Bag $ 40 pp
1-Duffel Bag $ 30 pp
1-Waterproof Jacket, breathable with hood $ 15 pp
1-Insulated Jacket, synthetic or down $ 15 pp
1-Sleeping Pad/ Mattress $ 10 pp
1-Soft Jacket, fleece or soft-shell $ 15 pp
2 - Long Sleeve Shirt, light-weight, moisture-wicking fabric $ 10 pp
1 – Short Sleeve Shirt, light-weight, moisture-wicking fabric $ 10 pp
1 – Waterproof Pants, breathable (side-zipper recommended) $ 10 pp
2 – Hiking Pants (convertible to shorts recommended) $ 10 pp
1 – Fleece Pants $ 10 pp
1 – Shorts (optional) $ 10 pp
1 – Long Underwear (moisture-wicking fabric recommended) $ 10 pp
3 – Underwear, briefs (moisture-wicking fabric recommended) $ 10 pp
2 – Sport Bra (women)Head wear $ 15 pp
1 – Brimmed Hat, for sun protection $ 5 pp
1 – Knit Hat, for warmth $ 5 pp
1 – Balaclava, for face coverage (optional) $ 5 pp
1 – Bandana (optional)Hand wear $ 5 pp
1 – Gloves, warm (waterproof recommended) $ 5 pp
1 – Glove Liners, synthetic, worn under gloves for added warmth (optional) $ 5 pp
1 – Hiking Boots, warm, waterproof, broken-in, with spare laces $ 20 pp
1 – Gym Shoes, to wear at camp (optional) $ 20 pp
3 – Socks, thick, wool or synthetic $ 10 pp
3 – Sock Liners, tight, thin, synthetic, worn under socks to prevent blisters (optional) $ 5 pp
1 – Gaiters, waterproof (optional)Accessories $ 10 pp
1 – Sunglasses or Goggles $ 10 pp
1 – Backpack Cover, waterproof (optional) $ 10 pp
1 – Poncho, during rainy season (optional) $ 10 pp
1 – Water Bottle (Nalgene, 32 oz. recommended) $ 5 pp
1 – Water Bladder, Camelback type (recommended) $ 10 pp
1 – Towel, lightweight, quick-dry (optional) $ 10 pp
1 – Pee Bottle, to avoid leaving tent at night ( recommended) $ 10 pp
1 – Sleeping Bag Liner, for added warmth (optional) $ 10 pp
1 – Head lamp $ 15 pp
1 – Daypack, for you to carry your personal gear $ 10 pp

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  • 6 DAYS UMBWE ROUTE
    No. Of People Price Per Person
    1-1 USD     1821
    2-2 USD     1644
    3-3 USD     1605
    4-4 USD     1515
    5-5 USD     1501
    6-6 USD     1460
    7-7 USD     1448
    8-8 USD     1435

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6 Days Umbwe Route

Price
$1821 per person
Duration
6 Days
Destination
Mount Kilimanjaro
Travellers
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